Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-04-2020, 05:09 PM   #21
Junior Member
 
rumrunner73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Washington state
Posts: 19
Garage
I was told they have 2 years work on the books , If you called last week with $150,000 in hand it would still be 2 years before completion .
__________________

rumrunner73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2020, 06:27 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
boywonder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: So Cal
Posts: 3,159
https://expeditionportal.com/sportsm...inc-has-ended/


same news..pretty much...


My question is .....Who is Sportsmobile IP??? I always thought Sportsmobile West was the originator of the whole thing...
__________________

__________________
2008 E350 RB passenger 4WD SMB penthouse
2013 KTM 350 EXC
2008 KTM 250 XCF-W
2000 KTM 200 EXC
2003 Honda Element
boywonder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2020, 06:40 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
simplesez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Golden, CO
Posts: 649
Indiana was the OG location. Then came Austin and then California. I thought the website still had the history of the brand up. I think it is cool. West was always kind of a rebel.
simplesez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2020, 06:47 PM   #24
Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 55
https://sportsmobile.com/our-earlier-years/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sportsmobile
__________________
Mike L
2011 e250 5.4 eb42 e-ph agile offroad 4x4
snomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2020, 06:30 AM   #25
Senior Member
 
86Scotty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: TN
Posts: 8,686
That's very cool (the old ads, pics and info). It makes you wonder where all of these old ones are? You think they would be better preserved than your average van or car and looks like many were made but they are exceedingly rare.
__________________
Currently vanless. Weird.

Real name Eric
Finally found a pic of my first camper,
a 1986 Serro Scotty
86Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2020, 06:31 AM   #26
Senior Member
 
86Scotty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: TN
Posts: 8,686
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greyswann View Post
A rose by any other name? I've been waiting for 2 weeks for an answer to a pretty simple question I emailed concerning my penthouse. But maybe they were just too busy doing high level corporate business. So i"ll do what I knew I should have to begin with. Ask the Forum Gurus. I am certain that the combined knowledge of Forum members is far greater than that of the company (corporate or West) that built these lovable beasts.
Texas or Indiana will get you an answer a lot quicker than West.
__________________
Currently vanless. Weird.

Real name Eric
Finally found a pic of my first camper,
a 1986 Serro Scotty
86Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2020, 07:52 AM   #27
Senior Member
 
BrianW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 3,541
Quote:
Originally Posted by 86Scotty View Post
That's very cool (the old ads, pics and info). It makes you wonder where all of these old ones are? You think they would be better preserved than your average van or car and looks like many were made but they are exceedingly rare.

Depends how you define “old.” I still see one from the early and mid 80s come up for sale, and occasionally older VW ones. Given that they were probably a fairly low-volume producer in the early days the original vehicle pool is small to begin with.
BrianW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2020, 08:03 AM   #28
Senior Member
 
86Scotty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: TN
Posts: 8,686
By old I guess I was meaning the 60's/70's. In those pics you see big buildings, LOTS of people (although I'm sure with all of those ladies in dresses this was a company picnic type of deal) and warehouse pics with tons of premade parts stored. Where did they all go? It points to a pretty high demand, large support structure and operation.
__________________
Currently vanless. Weird.

Real name Eric
Finally found a pic of my first camper,
a 1986 Serro Scotty
86Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2020, 09:10 AM   #29
Senior Member
 
BrianW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 3,541
Quote:
Originally Posted by 86Scotty View Post
By old I guess I was meaning the 60's/70's. In those pics you see big buildings, LOTS of people (although I'm sure with all of those ladies in dresses this was a company picnic type of deal) and warehouse pics with tons of premade parts stored. Where did they all go? It points to a pretty high demand, large support structure and operation.

Gotcha. Maybe most were VWs that have long since wasted away?
BrianW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2020, 03:55 PM   #30
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Central Coast of California
Posts: 4
All, I'm looking for some opinions. I've got a 2020 Transit AWD build in the pipeline at SMB west but the van has still not been built by Ford yet. It was due in production in early April at Ford. At this point would you continue with the SMB West build or wait until next June. I haven't talked to them yet so have no idea what warranty work going forward past 2021 looks like. In other words, are there negatives with sticking with my original SMB build. Thanks
__________________

Thedee29 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

» Sportsmobile Registry

Lola

Eddie Haskell

MSH MBL

Skivvie
Add your Sportsmobile
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 03:15 AM.


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