My wife and I have been contemplating (me drooling and dreaming) saving up for a new or buying a used Sportsmobile. We were hoping to take one out for a weekend to what what they were like and how we would want ours configured.
I have built multiple 4x4s for overlanding and rock crawling. Now our family is growing and one of these seems to fit the ticket.
I'd plan on making it worth your while and I would provide an insurance binder in case of any incident and or anything else that would make you more comfortable with the idea. I'd even be happy to have you follow along in my car. We'd really appreciate the opportunity if anyone is willing. I understand that these are very special vehicles and I'd plan on bringing it back in better condition than I found it in.
Please let me know if you'd be interested. Thanks!
Here is our current exploration rig
I've got an ARB fridge, 15gal water tank, solar charging system, lockers front and rear, awning, lots of lighting, and plenty of suspension and protection mods. It's great for my wife, son, and two dogs. But we're outgrowing it.
Here are a few of my previous builds, I didn't own the Mog, but I was heavily involved in setting it up for my friend/client.
This is a 2000 U500, client/friend replaced factory 42's with Oskosh HEMMIT 52" tires. Front cage tilted forward to allow cab to tilt forward. Spare was connected to an ATV winch at the top for a controlled slide and lifting. FRP box combined with aluminum housed a fixed table with seating for four, a king size bed, a 200gal water tank, granite counter tops, stainless steel sink, gas stove, diamond plate floor, DVD/stereo equip, etc.
Eventually the client blew a tire going too fast and rolled it on its side. No one was seriously hurt, except the Unimog which was totaled minus the camping unit.
The 95' Defender was my baby until it was clear I'd be having a baby. And the FJ was my practical solution for our family until the family outgrew it as well. The first picture was the last trip for the Defender and the first for the FJ.