Re: Will Sportsmobile bargin on the price of a new conversio
If you are looking at a new van, I don't think you can match their van prices since they are paying fleet prices (back in the 1980s-1990s, we bought a new car every 18 months and negotiated a lot of deals and still couldn't match SMB's price for the van itself). As David mentions, the prices listed for individual conversion items are fixed...no "wheeling and dealing". We bought our 2001 SMB right after the dot.com meltdown and thought that SMB would be willing to bargain with us due to the poor economy but nope...we still paid full prices and waited 9 months for the conversion to be finished.
If you do decide to start with a minimum build, talk to them about what you want to put off. For example, the electric penthouse costs twice as much to install later rather than as part of the initial build. They will be straight with you and work with you to avoid costly additions later.
'01 Ford EB50p Quigley 4WD