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Old 03-12-2022, 12:04 PM   #1
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2008 Ford E150 RB Sportsmobile Penthouse, Quigley 4x4, 4WD, 72K Miles, $65,995

E-150 Regular Body with E-350 suspension rear springs and new shocks and brakes. 5.4L Gas V8 255HP, 350lb/ft Torque

VIN: 1FMNE11L58DA37311

I bought this van from SMB forum member Chris in June 2021, who was selling on behalf of a client. The van has been in California it’s whole life, shows no signs of rust or corrosion, and has a full bill of health by our San Francisco mechanics. I have had no issues and she runs perfectly.
Original listing here:

The previous owner did the following and receipts are included:

All around new shock absorbers (April 2019)
New tires (April 2019)
New brakes (April 2019)
Backup camera (March, 2021)
Drone alarm and app system (March 2021)

I have since made / paid for the following upgrades:

Professionally installed full underbody Fluid Film application when first purchased. Took advice to do this as vehicle in such good condition for age and to keep it neat. More info here about this product. ($140)
Full service and 4x4 inspection, oils and fluids (no issues highlighted)- July 2021
Uhaul Draw-Tite front hitch ($250)
GoPower 180W Solar panel added to existing 140W panel ($700 inc. professional secure installation)
1500W inverter installed with large cabling allowing upgrade (I couldn’t order 3000W in time for departure so installed 1500W) ($400)
Engine isolator switch ($140)
Wireless tyre pressure monitoring system (required post Quigley as the original sensors don’t relate to the new set up. Also very useful when airing up/down. ($110)
New TruckFridge 2.4 cu ft refrigerator ($750)
All round window insulation including premium insulation homemade penthouse window covers ($300)
Swivel bases driver and passenger, new 2013 seats front and passenger ($800)
Upgraded Garmin maps 2020 and bluetooth firmware
110v>30A charger to charge at home / regular outlet
LED bulb upgrades
New sink/shower head
Rhino Rack 8FT awning ($500)
Locking gas cap
Concealed locking Rotopax 2 gallon gas tank behind Aluminess rear box ($250)
Large Maxxtracks ($100)
Samsung TV and 90 degree swivel ($200)

I have had some incredible adventures and the van spending the summer and winter on the entire West Coast. Read: one careful female driver. She handles incredibly well on forest roads, in light sand, and on slippy roads. The turning circle is sharp and makes maneuvering a breeze (plus back up camera = very easy handling).

I have loved having all of the essentials: water, power, fridge, ice, heating and air conditioning onboard. This solar/power set up is designed for being remote and off-grid as minimal sunlight can meet the basic power needs of the 12v fridge and LED lights. The Drone app-based remote engine control had been excellent for pre-cooling and pre-warming the vehicle when out of the rig and returning.

With the addition of the insulation, the poptop has been comfortable in hot heat and colder times day and night, I have used a memory foam mattress topper, very comfortable to sleep in. The penthouse features the ‘photographers package’ allowing windows and screens to unzip in front. The TV up there works with any HDMI input (Apple has an HDMI adapter, can include if interested)

This unique floorplan leaves LOTS of available unused wall and floor space for further build ideas, or for significant storage onboard. Adding a folding sofa bed would be very easy. It would not take much to emulate the features of the RB50.

I am selling this van as I am moving internationally.

This van is stored in Los Angeles, CA but can potentially be viewed in other closeby (CA) locations with prior planning.

Auxiliary electric system powered by two (2019) 4d deep cycle batteries mounted under van
Securely installed 350 Watt GoPower panels with GoPower Solar Charger
Shore power hookup and power converter, charge wizard. Charges when driving.
1500W pure sine inverter with Bluetooth monitoring, second 400W inverter
20ft 30A cable, 110v>30A adapter, dogbone cable adapter, and Camco storage bag.
30 amp shore power surge protector

Swivel seats on BOTH driver and passenger with newer 2013 chairs added.
Original 2008 seats are available inc. power driver.
Flexible rear seating: max. capacity is 7 and seatbelts are installed and intact, van can be provided with unused Ford 3px bench seat.
Adding two captains chairs is possible with existing bolt pattern or reclining Sienna seats with some modifications, I have read.

Sportsmobile spotlights with recent LED bulb upgrades
Full set of custom fit window insulation covers for all windows
All-rear windows dark privacy tint with UV filter
Electric Penthouse in excellent condition with premium window insulation covers with light weight 8-ft collapsible aluminum ladder.
26” Samsung swivel mounted TV in penthouse, also faces out of side doors for ‘tailgate’ style watching. HDMI input, remote control.
Large watertight ‘garage’ bin under rear floor accessible from inside.

Full van air conditioning and heating via engine (passenger van benefit!)
Sportsmobile rear galley with sink
10-gallon freshwater tank interior kitchen area (internal, suitable for winter use)
Greywater outlet with connector mounted under van
2-way faucet on galley sink can be extended to function as an outdoor shower
New TruckFridge refrigerator freezer (2022)
4 section pantry storage unit, flatware/utensil drawer
Undersink storage area

Professionally installed and well-concealed engine isolator toggle switch
Drone keyless entry and multipoint alarm with GPS tracking and location alert, remote lock/unlock and engine start, app-controlled and alarm/low battery alerts. (Also provides vehicle interior temperature- good for pets)
Driver door keypad keyless entry system

5x Firestone Transforce AT tires, LT285/70R17 which are mud and snow rated
31 gallon gas tank
17-Inch Robbie Gordon Wheels
Trojan rear tire carrier
Bushwacker fender flares
Aluminess rear bumper and swing out storage box with concealed 2 gallon Rotopax gas tank with lock behind Aluminess rear box
Dark tinted windows
All-around Aluminess roof rack system with cutout which fits soft roofbag
Aluminess side ladder
Side step passenger and driver sides
Ford prewired towing kit and rear hitch
U-haul installed Draw-Tite front hitch
Reverse camera (installed interior, secure)
Rhino Rack Sunseeker 8ft awning
Wireless tyre pressure monitor
Rear spotlights

City water hookup with Camco 20ft hose and Camco storage bag
Exterior shore power receiver

Kenwood double din screen which displays rear camera in reverse and on demand
2x 1200W Kenwood Excelon KAC-X4R our channel amplifiers
It is LOUD, clear, and has fancy custom extra speakers upfront and in rear.
Rocker switch for van/aux battery use

Registered as RV with Oregon plates. Title in-hand, etc.
Folder w/original instructions for components
Lots of invoices and receipts.
Original SMB order form and window sticker

Very well-kept van with easy to work with, serious seller.

Please only inquire if you have funds, have researched these vehicles, and are ready to make a purchase. Videos available, please PM.



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Old 03-12-2022, 04:02 PM   #2
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Really like that layout!
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