SPORTSMOBILE

SOLD 2/7/14 at 288,521 miles

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2002 Ford EB E350 7.3L Diesel Quigly 4×4 Sportsmobile

-For extensive photos on this rig check out My Sportsmobile Pinterest Board

First look at my new rig (11/7/11).

2 owner (2nd new Sportsmobile owned by 1st owner, I’m 2nd owner)

236,700 miles when purchased 11/7/11 & 288,521 miles when sold 2/7/14

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Interior:

Custom Sportsmobile Interior Layout

Manuel Pop Top w/one piece Bed

Gaucho Couch/Bed

Dual Swivel Front Seats

Thetford Porta Potti 585

Propane 2 Burner Stove Top

Starcool Propane Furnace

Starcool III AC Unit

3.1 cu ft Norcold TEK II Dual Electric Fridge

Interior and Rear Exterior Shower Systems

16.5gal fresh water tank

Suburban Gas Hot Water Heater

2,000 watt Prosine 2.0 Inverter System

CB Radio System: Cobra 18 WX ST II radio, K40 antenna

Prodigy Electric Trailer Brake Controller

Ford Aux. Idle Controller Module

Exterior:

Grey water tank

6.9 gal Propane Tank

Lifeline AGM House Battery

Solar System: 2 Kyocera KC60 Solar Panels, Mark/15 Photovoltaic Solar Charge Controller

37 Gallon Fuel Tank

2 Hella Fog Lights (front bumper mounted)

Rear Door Ladder

Fiamma F45 Plus Awning

Correctrack rear wheel CT Spacers

Rack Attack helped sort out this sweet rack system.

Van Specialties moved the solar panels forward so they can get some sun, instead of hiding under the rack.

Loren and the Canby Graphics guys do a sweet job!

Upgrades since I purchased (11/7/11):

Kenwood KDC-HD54BU Stereo Head Unit (Best Buy)

Roof Rack : Yakima Roof Rails (10’), Thule 86” Euro Pro Rails, Thule Kayak Stackers, Yakima Rocket Box (Rack Attack)

Heavy Pop Top Raising System: Ratcheting Cargo Bar (Harbor Freight) and 4 Corner Support Dowels (Home Depot)

New Deka 8A4D AGM House Battery (Van Specialties)(3/9/12)

Solar panels moved to front of pop top, so they are out of the shade created by the kayaks (Van Specialties)(3/9/12)

Exploring Elements Graphics applied (Canby Signs & Graphics) (3/9/12)

New Premium HD rear brake rotors, Pads & Hoses (7/22/13)

Repairs since I purchased (11/7/11):

Installed Thule Roof Rack Rails & New Propane Detector (Sportsmobile 11/15/11)

New: Possi Diff Carrier, Rear Right Axle, Rear Diff. Bearings, Rear Brake Rotors & Pads, E-Brake Shoes (Larry Mortons 3/12/12)

New: Front Shocks-ProComp HD Adj. (TNT Motorsports 3/30/12)

New: CL Lawerance Window Gear Box Assembly (Van Specialties 4/26/12)

Rebuilt Transmission, New Rear Sway Bar Bushings (All Auto 5/17/12)

New: Front Sway Bar Bushings, Upper & Lower Front Torsion Bars, HD Steering Dampener, Rear Sway Bar Bushings & Links (8/8/12)

Reseal Front Diff. & Reseal Transfer Case (Rob’s Westminster 8/16/12)

New Starting Battery (Les Shwab 10/20/12)

New Propane Tank & Regulator (Sportsmobile 11/05/12)

New Starter Motor (2/12/13)

New Drivers Side Rear-view Mirror (3/6/13)

4 New Tires (LT265/75R16 E rated) Cooper AT3 (5/7/13)

New Alternator (5/14/13)

New Front Brake Calipers & Pads (6/13/13)

HD Rear Brakes (Rotors, Calipers, Pads & Hoses), Rear Diff Service, New Windshield, New E-Brake Assembly (7/22/13)

New Secondary Starter Battery: Interstate Megatron Plus (MTP65) (11/27/13)

Things that need attention:

 AC System: front works 80% of time, back does not blow cold (has not had checked out).

Rust on rear quarter pannels behind wheels down low.

USB on Kenwood head unit dosen’t work, but mini plug does.

Gray water tank has hole in bottom (rock puncture while offroading).

Front Hella Foglights don’t work (can’t find cause).

Digital rear view mirror (compass & outside temp) doesn’t work (can’t find cause).

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I had many amazing overland adventures all across North America in this Sportsmobile. It was a sad day when it was driven away by its new owner. Long live the #VanLife! -Bryon