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Forum: Towing and Toys 12-15-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,812
Posted By oclv
After two rack systems, we ended up with a two...

After two rack systems, we ended up with a two bicycle
1-Up rack. We saw it on most off road displays at the Overland Expo in Flagstaff, last spring. We also bought a Hitch Swing, by Wilco...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 08-27-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,007
Posted By oclv
I’m at Agile Offroad now. I met the guys at the...

I’m at Agile Offroad now. I met the guys at the Overland Expo in Flagstaff. To answer the previous question regarding price.....much less than I would have guessed. They are also installing an...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 08-26-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,056
Posted By oclv
My wife, Helen, is there. She and her sister go...

My wife, Helen, is there. She and her sister go every year (6 yrs now). Our Sportsmobile has yet to make it per my request. So they tented a couple years and thankfully my sister in law bought...
Forum: Towing and Toys 06-20-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,812
Posted By oclv
Wilco had a booth at the Overland Expo. They...

Wilco had a booth at the Overland Expo. They didn’t have a HitchSwing on display, but I could look at tire swings and got the impression that of all the swing aways, theirs was the strongest. It...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 05-02-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,367
Posted By oclv
Helen and I will be there. I haven’t been since...

Helen and I will be there. I haven’t been since 2012. Looking forward to it. We’ll also be with the Spirtsmobile owner’s group. We’ll be coming from 10 days of “disperse” camping in Sedona.
Forum: General Sportsmobile 02-02-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By oclv
Our 2004 Sportsmobile came with the smooth top. ...

Our 2004 Sportsmobile came with the smooth top. Yes, quite slippery when covered with snow or wet. In about 2014 we had electric motors added,. Because of their pricing structure, it was value...
Forum: Towing and Toys 09-02-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,114
Posted By oclv
My wife and I went a different route. After...

My wife and I went a different route. After quite a bit of research, we bought a Sea Eagle Fast Track 385 inflatable kayak. Not cheap but paddles great with either solo or two person. Tracks...
Forum: 4x4 06-14-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,468
Posted By oclv
I'm not as brave as some of these owners but I...

I'm not as brave as some of these owners but I did cross the Third Branch of the Carson River a few times to avoid a long bony two track.
Forum: General Sportsmobile 04-04-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,188
Posted By oclv
My wife and I spent two years trying to decide...

My wife and I spent two years trying to decide whether to get the RB or the EB and whether to go gas or diesel. We finally decided to buy a pre-owned one figuring we would use it for a couple...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 02-06-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,010
Posted By oclv
I had done extensive research on portable hot...

I had done extensive research on portable hot water units a few years ago and ended up buying the Coleman portable hot water heater. Overall, I have been very pleased with it, other than the large...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 04-12-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,952
Posted By oclv
Re: I think I've been approaching this wrong...

My wife and I couldn't decide on gas or diesel, RB or EB, electric top or manual top. So we bought a used one to see what worked or didn't work for our use. We planned to keep it a year. That was...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 04-07-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,189
Posted By oclv
Re: Rear ladder: is it useful?

We have a Thule box on top and I use the ladder a lot. I don't find myself using it for a drying rack because it is usually too dusty.
Forum: General Sportsmobile 02-28-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 922
Posted By oclv
Re: Nothing but good things to say about Fox shocks

Washboard is a pain. We've found you have to go either 15 mph or 60mph.
Forum: Towing and Toys 08-04-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,140
Posted By oclv
Re: Inflatable kayaks/canoes?

My wife and I kayak a lot. We are on the North end of Lake Tahoe. We have Ocean Kayak sit on tops hardshells that we have had for 7 or 8 years and they have been great. My wife also has a Hobie...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 04-18-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,862
Posted By oclv
Re: Downsizing: Satisfied or Regrets?

I've talked to Sprinter owners that claim they get 25 mpg on the highway. I think about that when I fill up my V10. At this point in our lives we like heading into the remote high areas here in...
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 03-19-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,429
Posted By oclv
Re: Campground app

Just purchased it. Thanks for the heads up on this. Current price is $5.99.
Forum: General Sportsmobile 01-12-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,019
Posted By oclv
Re: Who did your pop top? Are you happy with it?

Sportmobile West did a new top with electric motors for us in October, 2012. I thought I had developed a leak in our original 2004 top and since we wanted an electric top, we bit the bullit and did...
Forum: 4x4 09-08-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,540
Posted By oclv
Re: White Feather Sprinter 4WD conversions

Just did a google for White Feather and found him. Must be my link was flawed. Glad to see he is still up and running.
Forum: 4x4 09-08-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,540
Posted By oclv
White Feather Sprinter 4WD conversions

Does anyone know if Craig at White Feather is still in business? I hit a link to their website and it no longer is there. Craig used to be at Salem Kroger. When they shut down, he started...
Forum: 4x4 09-08-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,853
Posted By oclv
Re: New Shoes

I have 17" wheels. We bought our 2004 2WD Sportsmobile in 2008. At time, Sportsmobile had changed their assembly proceedure to the new 2008 and newer Ford vans and didn't want to convert a 2004...
Forum: Sportsmobile Builds and Factory Modifications 06-20-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,846
Posted By oclv
Re: Penthouse-Power or not?

We had a manual top and it was fine until we put a Thule box up there. We had to empty the box to get the top up. This meant that if we were "traving" we didn't put the top up because it was a...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 05-26-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,788
Posted By oclv
Re: sportsmobile customer satisfaction

I've been following this thread for a couple weeks now. First of all, the notion put forward by one of the early posters that a salesman at Sportsmobile West might be trying to pad his commission...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 05-16-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,788
Posted By oclv
Re: sportsmobile customer satisfaction

Our experience with Sportsmobile West has been outstanding. The comment above about Nick padding his commission is just plain nuts.
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 04-18-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,900
Posted By oclv
Re: Water carriers that don't suck

One of the nice things about the Sceptor 10 liter cans (and probably these also) is that they fit perfectly under the bed of our RB50. It's like they were made to go under the bed, with about 1/2...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 04-08-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,015
Posted By oclv
Re: Get the LED in.

Yes. A friend of mine has a small automotive shop in Reno and specializes in electrical issues with cars, trucks, motorhomes, etc. He installed the tail lights at the same time that I had him...
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