Re: What makes a Sportsmobile?
Seems to me only vehicles made at Ford factories can be called Fords, and only vehicles made at the Rolls-Royce factory can be called a Rolls-Royce; therefore only a vehicle custom built at one of the three SMB locations can be called a Sportsmobile. All others are look-alikes, copies, wanna-be, or something else.
Now the question remains, "How much custom work has to be done at a SMB shop for a vehicle to be called a Sportsmobile?" Obviously there are SMB's without a penthouse top and they are still a Sportsmobile. If one has a custom shelve put into their van at a SMB shop, does that now make the van a SMB?
I believe this is a question that will have to be left up to the Supreme Court to decide at what point life begins for a Sportsmobile.
As for me, I like the Sportsmobile Forum idea of including anyone who wants to be included, regardless of what rig they drive.
2002 Ford E250, 5.4L V8, RB-50 (AdVANture)
4x2, Action Van Ultimate Suspension System, 4 1/2" lift
Dana Spicer Gear, ARB Full Air Locking Differential
285/70R17 Big Foot A/T tires
Aluminess Bumpers F/R, Bushwhacker fender flares
Smittybilt XRC 12 Winch
2014 Chaser Adventure Off-Road Trailer