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Old 09-03-2015, 11:32 AM   #1
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Recon Camper - Sportsmobile "Lite"?

Not sure if y'all have seen this yet but I came across this guy on Instagram.

Small Transit Connect, NV200 and Metris campers built in a "RB-50" layout.

http://reconcampers.com/
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Old 09-03-2015, 02:32 PM   #2
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Re: Recon Camper - Sportsmobile "Lite"?

While its similar to the RB50, lets give credit where its due. Westfalia.
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Old 09-03-2015, 04:13 PM   #3
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Re: Recon Camper - Sportsmobile "Lite"?

College kids are probably not allowed to cite text from Wikipedia but I'm sure the SMB forum will allow it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sportsmobile

"In 1961 Charles Borskey started the Sportsmobile company in El Paso, Texas. After his first successful Sportsmobile, a Volkswagen conversion, Borskey was contracted to install kits into the Volkswagen minibus by Volkswagen America. One year later Sportsmobile was contracted by Ford to install camper kits in the Lorain, Michigan plant. In 1967 rising tariffs and lackluster sales ended their contract with Volkswagen of America. Sportsmobile began selling directly overseas to Germany, but soon after the Westfalia, which copied several patented features of the Sportsmobile kit, was developed. Borskey moved to Indiana and contracted out with Travel Equipment Corporation and General Engineering Corporation."
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:05 PM   #4
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I don't doubt about the time line there. But the operation of the top, and layout of the van are clearly westy. Quality too.
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