RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-17-2020, 11:09 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 3
Looking for our first RIG

Hey there,

My name is Steve and my wife and I are looking to pick up a used Sportsmobile poptop for our family of 4 (kids 8 and 10).

We live in Encinitas (San Diego) and are choosing to homeschool our kids this year and take the opportunity to really see the country in our spare time.

We love the outdoors, camp often, and have a family cabin in the western sierras (luckily it was spared by the creek fire). We recently picked up a 1978 Starcraft pop up camper and love it. But at the same time we see the advantages and convenience of the mobility of having a van.

Quick question... is there any way to add a second shoulder seatbelt to the cabinet side of the rear bed/bench? We have been going back and forth as we really want to have a second one for both of our kids.

I can only assume that it would either need to be installed similar to the other side and Attached to the framing of the ceiling edge (not pop top portion) or the side frame of the van itself (which would require cutting into the cabinet back).

We have gone back and forth between a newer build and older used models. We really like the form factor of the original SMBs with the front facing benches and the pop top.

The lack of a second shoulder belt in the back is a Deal breaker for us.

We have seen some vans with the additional captains chair which would allow for the extra shoulder belt. But we also like the openness without the chair.

We are almost thinking it would be better to buy a stripped van with an existing poptop, adding the bench/bed we want (with appropriate seatbelts) and building out from there. We are not afraid of DIY projects. But figure if you have the right “bones” in your rig, you can do anything.

Thanks for your advice. I am on this forum everyday to look for used rigs to purchase. It’s kind of a weird sickness. Lol

Have a great one,

STEVE
rachandsteve312 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×