FEELER: '98 Sportsmobile 4x4 E350 V10 RB-50

sierraskier

New member
**SOLD**

Considering a sale of my rig, thinking about doing a different direction, haven't made up my mind, but motivated enough to spend the time posting this ad, and testing interest


Backstory: This rig has been rock solid, has never left me stranded, and has many more miles left in her, with a new engine (re-manufactured) 25k miles ago (2yrs before before I bought it). I bought it in May 2012 with 125k on the odometer (with ~3k mi on the new engine/transmission/interior) and only put 26k miles on it over the last 7yrs, and made several upgrades during that time. Have receipts for all major work done by myself and previous owner and he is available to discuss and answer any questions as well.

$58,000 OBO

1998 Ford E-350 4x4 Sportsmobile RB-50, 6.8L V10

• Sportsmobile pop-top / penthouse
• 156,xxx miles on odometer, re-manufactured, updated V10 engine installed by previous owner @ ~122k miles
• Quigley 4x4
• Other work done by previous owner at 122k miles:
o Changed to 4.88 gearing
o Transmission rebuild
o New front end: ball joints, tie rods, Quigley torque arms
• Light Grey (3M vinyl wrap)
• 2010 Interior – interior completely updated with new Sportsmobile materials in 2010
• Agile Ride Improvement Package (RIP) – Fox 2.0 custom valved shocks, progressive springs
• Fox 2.0 Steering Stabilizer
• BFG KO2’s
• Warn winch
• Fuel Tank: 22 gallons
• Vantage Optics HID Headlights, Vantage Optics dark turn signal lamps
• Fiamma F45 awning with Z Bracket gutter mounts
• Yakima crossbars with Yakima SpaceBooster gearbox
• Steel front and rear bumpers
o Front: Warn winch, dual halogen off-road lights, right and left lockable storage compartments, center-mounted LED light bar
o Rear: spare tire swing arm, lockable galley box, 2 x Thule T2 lockable bike racks, bumper mounted heavy duty jack (just like Hi-Lift), recovery pick and shovel

Interior
• RB-50 layout – best SMB configuration
• 2-burner flush-mount propane stove, microwave
• Norcold 2.7 cu ft refrigerator
• 100 Watt Solar with Samlex 30 Amp controller
• Single Lifeline AGM house battery
• Suburban NT-12S Propane Furnace
• Freshwater tank: 10 gallons
• Grey water tank: 7 gallons
• Propane tank: 15 gallons
• Grey loncoin flooring
• ScanGauge II with Ford X-gauges
• Excalibur front seats – very comfortable
• Couch converts to bed
• Dynamat sound deadening entire cockpit and doghouse
• Upgraded Kenwood DNX692 with: Bluetooth, dash-mounted mic, Garmin GPS Nav, Sirius XM, USB/HDMI/iPod/iPhone inputs, backup camera, Alpine amp with subwoofer behind driver seat, 5 speakers, remote controlS
• Auto dimming rearview mirror with outside temp sensor
• Red indirect LED light strips interior – good for low light, incognito camping, does not attract bugs
• LED bulbs throughout interior, with exception of large fluorescent in pop-top
• Rear shower pan/storage
• Door Talon – holds barn door open
• Shurflo city water hookup (new)
• Rear pop-out windows, barn door pop-out window
• Passenger swivel seat

Upgrades I’ve Done/Had Done
• Agile RIP – 2 Fox 2.0 IFP shocks Front, 2 new springs front. 2 Fox 2.0 IFP shocks rear
• Fox 2.0 Steering stabilizer
• New drag link
• Re-fabricated rear bumper galley box frame, added bike racks
• LED lighting
• Stereo upgrade and sound deadening
• HID headlights,
• Replaced Drag link for improved steering feel/tracking @ 149k
• Stereo
• Awning
• New brake lines
• New Warn locking hubs
  • New doghouse

Recent work
• New heater core (replaced original)
• New starter battery and battery cable terminals
• New windshield

Known issues:
• Very small leak in fresh water system pex joint just behind city water connection.
• Rear swing arms starting to develop small amount of play
• Broken empty handle to grey water tank (still operational)
• Rear passenger window does not open (was drilled shut by previous owner)
• Electric control for side mirrors inoperational


Comes with:
• Reflectix window insulation cut to fit all windows (except penthouse)
• Tire Chains – never used
• Heavy
• Portable 12v 2-speed fan (cigarette lighter)
• Lynx Leveler leveling blocks
• Portable air compressor
• Magnetic bug screen
• Dish towel rack

Located in Reno, NV

I'm sure I'm forgetting something....cross-posted to Sportsmobileforum.com

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**SOLD**
 
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Mike W.

Active member
I'm headed that direction Oct. 19th to the 22nd..If you still have it I would like to see it..
 

AbleGuy

[Back] Roads Scholar
Congratulations on a very quick sale.

This must be a new Expo Record....from a “feeler” to “sold” in just 3 days!
 

AbleGuy

[Back] Roads Scholar
:sneaky: still wavering on if I'm making a mistake...
Yeah it’s got to make you wonder a bit, especially seeing how someone else so immediately jumped on buying it. That’s kind of a tip off that you had a really wonderful, affordable rig...one that you probably won’t ever be able to replace at a similar cost.

But...maybe look at it this way...you’ve helpfully made someone else’s dream come true and now you are completely free to investigate other options for your adventures. Who knows where that will take you?

Cheers, anyway ☺
 

sierraskier

New member
Yeah it’s got to make you wonder a bit, especially seeing how someone else so immediately jumped on buying it. That’s kind of a tip off that you had a really wonderful, affordable rig...one that you probably won’t ever be able to replace at a similar cost.
Thanks for the punch in the gut...:sick:

But...maybe look at it this way...you’ve helpfully made someone else’s dream come true and now you are completely free to investigate other options for your adventures. Who knows where that will take you?

Cheers, anyway ☺
I already have some ideas 😉

Thanks!
 
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