So I was surfing in Carlsbad the other day with my sportsmobile set up for a little day camp action, top popped etc. A guy rode by on a roadbike, stopped and introduced himslef as James Robertson?? He told me about the forum, and suggested I check it out....so here I am! I am stoked to finally be in touch with some other sportsmobile owners and have someone to talk van with! I have a 94 Ford E250, Quigley 4x4, pop top etc. I bought the van from a family in Maui, Hawaii who had shipped it there. Lived in the van and drove it around Maui for about a year and a half, and then shipped her here last winter. I have been driving "Vanna White" around the mainland for a little over a year now--from San Diego, California to Key West, Florida---and tons of spots in between. I am an avid surfer and this van takes me where I want to go--mostly the beach!! I have driven it through all conditions from sand, rock crawling, rivers, beaches, snow etc. and I am proud to say there is no stopping Vanna White!!!! I have done lots of my own alterations and repairs to my van, the installation of my cherry wood floors being the most satisfying. So if you see some 33 inch Mickey Thompson all terrain tire tracks leading up to a primitive campsite with a white SMB parked there and a pile of surfboards, come on by and say ALOHA!!! Stoked to be part of this van community!