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Old 02-13-2020, 03:12 PM   #1
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1991 Classic Sportsmobile, 80K miles $12K firm

1991 Classic Sportsmobile

Summary: Impeccably maintained classic Sportsmobile pop-top on Dodge B350 maxi-van; many upgrades and full service records. Owned by a single family, lightly used; under 80,000 miles. Reason for selling: Got a new Sportsmobile!

  • 1991 Dodge Van 350 Extended Body, 19’ 5” long, 127.6” WB
  • Color: Light Tundra
  • 8510 GVW package
  • V8 engine 360 CID, electronic fuel injection
  • 4 Speed Automatic Transmission
  • 2 wheel drive
  • Power steering
  • Less than 80,000 miles
  • Cabin air conditioning (in-dash 12V, HAA)
  • 36 gal fuel tank
  • Electronic cruise control
  • Dual side doors (side hinged)
  • Power door locks and windows
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Headlight warning buzzer
  • 120 amp alternator
  • Starting battery, 84 mo, new in 2017
  • Power mirrors
  • AM/FM Cassette
  • Intermittent wipers, variable speed
  • Anti-spin rear axle
  • Full size spare tire
  • Auxiliary transmission oil cooler
  • Heavy duty springs
  • Serviced at recommended intervals
  • Full service records retained and available

Sportsmobile conversion (all items listed are in excellent working condition):
  • Modified RB-30 floor plan (see diagram)
  • Starcool A 12,000 BTU A/C (use with shore power or use engine A/C)
  • Suburban propane furnace 12000 BTU, model NT-12SE
  • Propane stove, 2 burners
  • Propane tank (runs stove and furnace for weeks to months)
  • 30A electrical system upgrade
  • Norcold 2CF dual voltage 12V/120V refrigerator (model DE-251E)
  • Electric water pump (new in 2014) to cold water sink and tap
  • Fresh water tank, 10 gal
  • Gray water tank, 10 gal
  • Shore power and city water connection
  • Pop-top “penthouse” bed 77” long by 51” wide (including adjacent ledges)
  • Sofa converts to bed 71” long by 43” wide
  • Swivel front seat captain chairs
  • Reading lights
  • Ventilating fan
  • Under-floor storage compartment
  • Indoor/outdoor carpet in excellent condition
  • Carpet, drapes, mini-blinds, formica countertops, pop-top window screens and vinyl, and interior in excellent condition. Drapes missing some snaps but easily secured with ties.
  • Very capacious storage, including slide-out pantry cupboard.
  • Poptop roof exterior refinished and resealed in 2013; pristine condition.
  • Freedom Carefree manual crank awning, 10 ft long by 7 ft wide, with porch light
  • Portable dining table for use in van or as standalone
  • Complete maintenance records and notes
  • Rear trailer hitch
  • Front trailer hitch for a bike rack ONLY (can’t tow vehicle)
  • Front bumper step
  • Rear heavy duty step bumper
  • Full service records retained and available
  • All original operating manuals retained and available

Upgrades and maintenance:
  • All regular maintenance performed as recommended
  • Full service records retained and available
  • 2013: Auxiliary battery system upgraded to two Lifeline GPL-4CT AGM cells (220 Ah)
  • 2013: Charger/converter upgraded to Intellipower 9260 60A power converter (Progressive Dynamics) with integrated “charge wizard” microprocessor, remote pendant monitor
  • 2013: New 12V outlets and interior reading lamps
  • 2015: New electric water pump and full repipe of water lines to galley sink (Pex)
  • 2017: All engine hoses replaced
  • 2017: New muffler
  • 2017: New 84 mo engine battery
  • 2018: New tires

It’s not perfect:
  • Speedometer doesn't always work; we use our GPS to determine speed.
  • As designed by Sportsmobile back in 1991, a pressure regulator is needed to hook up to city water. This is very important. Failure to do so will blow all the water pipe seals. Pressure regulator and hose included with van for free.
  • Various external dings, a couple of rust spots and some stains on the popup canvas. This baby has been used...and loved.
  • Ignition lock is a replacement and keyed differently from door lock.
  • Something we meant to get to but never did was a cutoff switch for the fridge which is the main power draw for the vehicle.
  • Finally, this beauty has state of the art features for 1991. Which means that there’s a bit of a learning curve for understanding how to work and maintain everything. We have checklists and a manual binder for you to use.

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Old 02-13-2020, 05:09 PM   #2
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Link with the photos works.

Your original photos aren't showing probably because your link may be wrong. Might be linked to the whole page instead of individual photo direct links. Here are two, I opened in a separate tab and used that url.


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Old 02-13-2020, 05:14 PM   #3
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Photo link works. Question: when was the pop top resealed? I have never seen white hardware on the roof before.

Otherwise looks like a clean, well maintained unit.
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Old 02-13-2020, 05:23 PM   #4
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Was resealed several years ago. Although there were no leaks, we saw cracks and we're very proactive about maintenance.

Its a liquid polymer called "Roof-it RV", highly rated for corrosion resistance and bond strength. It shows no deterioration since it was applied 7 years ago in 2013! Data here:

Thanks for asking!
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Old 02-13-2020, 05:36 PM   #5
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I've crossed the US-Canada border several times with this unit. You know, older guy, older RV, flagged to search. Each time, customs agents on both sides of the border have exclaimed, "Wow! This is so _nice_!" :-)
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Old 02-13-2020, 06:32 PM   #6
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Great looking rig ! Where is it located?
2005 SMB 5.4 EB 6" UJOINT conversion

I consider myself a half-assed perfectionist
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Old 02-15-2020, 12:42 PM   #7
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Old 02-16-2020, 02:19 PM   #8
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Corvallis, Oregon, USA
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Old 02-16-2020, 02:30 PM   #9
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Old 02-28-2020, 01:45 PM   #10
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Van is sold. Thanks to everyone for their interest. It went in less than a week posted on Craigslist.

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