We have started this journey a few months ago, having a Sportsmobile conversion performed by SMB in Austin, TX. We were looking for a van that had a lift to assist getting into the van, that would be used for around town and for "RV" travel, and with the customization ability of a Sportsmobile, we found what we were looking for.
After discussing our needs/wants with Paul at SMB S, the RB high roof 2500 van was ordered on August 24th , and arrived in Austin on November 29th. From there it went to Advanced Mobility where the Braun under vehicle lift (UVL) was installed, and then to Custom Sounds for the Audio/Video pre-install, next week SMB starts the conversion, with an estimated completion of the first week of February, 2013.
Lower running boards/steps will be installed to integrate with the lift for a finished look when complete. We have opted for the Espar heat, Danhard A/C, high idle kit, EU2000i storage, convection microwave and the standard refrigerator. One of our goals was to have a stealthy look when completed, so going with the Danhard should help by keeping the roof line clean.
Here's it is at Advanced with the UVL installed, it's a pretty slick unit, but we will have to be mindful of ground clearance.
Our current floor plan is attached.
I really appreciate all of the information that others have posted on this forum, it's been very helpful as we have decided on our options!