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Old 03-22-2017, 07:47 PM   #1
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Jump in Prices...

Is it just me or has the market for Sportmobiles spiked in the last 12 months????? Wow... I wish i would of held on to my last one (2008 home build with Sportmobile top and advanced 4wd conversion) a bit longer...... and now looking for my next toy it seems like i will be searching fora long time to find the one....
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Old 03-22-2017, 07:59 PM   #2
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Seems to me they have been...possibly due to the death of the Econoline? Makes me want to hang on to mine for a very long time.
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Old 03-22-2017, 08:35 PM   #3
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The general consensus on our planet and way of life has brought on a new tread of being able to bug out and survive.
I speak to a lot of travelers and this is a general thought conveyed in discussion.
I am not discussing politics, but a current thought process.
Prices on the rise= trend= more either like minded or dumbasses LOL
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Old 03-22-2017, 08:37 PM   #4
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Sportsmobile told me the only ones they will convert to 4x4 are 2010+ V10's with less than 60k. Not an easy van to find. I am sure they will do interiors. They are pretty dedicated to the Sprinter though. The Classic is coming along from what I saw, but it looked like only two prototypes in the shop.

I definitely noticed prices staying pretty tough on these rigs. I plan on keeping mine a long long time.
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Old 03-22-2017, 08:50 PM   #5
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We hashed this topic out not too long ago. http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/for...ite-18598.html

Amazing that I can sell my 2005 for $20k more than what I paid for it as the 3rd owner in 2010. Glad I'm not in the market. Just about any other vehicle only depreciates in value.
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Old 03-23-2017, 08:31 AM   #6
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It's not you. Prices have spiked.


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Old 03-23-2017, 12:46 PM   #7
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Well outfitted vans are getting a premium as the Econoline van is kaput. Shame. I overpaid for mine last year but realized that fewer were going up for sale and the prices were going up and not down. Since purchase I have made several upgrades and intend to keep it for a long time too. Those new MBs look really nice and have a lot to offer but as there is no MB dealer for 200 miles, I'll stick with my Ford. It's simple supply and demand.
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Old 03-23-2017, 01:32 PM   #8
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We'll be selling our 2004 E350, RB, 4x4, Lockers et al soon. It has 73 K miles. The inside is insulated, wired for solar with house battery in a hideaway at rear. Swivel seats, PH Top; it's tight vehicle and a powerful crawler.
Painful to see it go, but here is where we'll offer it so it stays in a group of people that will take care and improve it...
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Old 03-23-2017, 01:46 PM   #9
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We'll be selling our 2004 E350, RB, 4x4, Lockers et al soon. It has 73 K miles. The inside is insulated, wired for solar with house battery in a hideaway at rear. Swivel seats, PH Top; it's tight vehicle and a powerful crawler.
Painful to see it go, but here is where we'll offer it so it stays in a group of people that will take care and improve it...
That's called laying a chum line....the fish will be biting in no time.


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Correct. But in this case, It'll be Catch and Release. We'll both end up with what we need I'm thinking...
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