Brian,railbat said:Congrats on getting a Sportsmobile! We've had one for a year and a half and are very happy with it. Looks like you are getting the RB50 floorplan. Are you getting the diesel engine?
Regarding the top folding down, it does so in an accordion fashion. There are two bunge cords around the top that pull it in and it folds as it drops. They suggest you stop half way down when lowering the top and push out the front corners to make it fold neatly. It seems to work well.
Some photos of our van and the Sportsmobile West factory are at:
Look under the Travel and Sportsmobile project folders.
I've looked at your site on a number of occasions. Great pics. Your latest post under travel has some photos at the Sportsmobile factory from the 3rd of September. I think our van was on the rack and the second tan one from the end.
We're getting the 6.0 Diesel engine in ours. This will be my first diesel vehicle, although my folks had two when I was growing up.
BTW - I see your from the Bellingham area. I lived in Port Angeles in the 80's, born in Vancouver, Wa.