1988 Sportsmobile in Sneads Ferry, NC

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Ad Information

-Source: Craigslist
-State: North Carolina
-City: Sneads Ferry
-Asking Price: $16,000
-Contact: Email Seller

Key Camper Facts

-Year: 1988
-Model/Trim: Sportsmobile E350
-Length: Not Listed
-Miles: 74K
-Engine: 7.5L 460 ci V8 Gas

More Details: 1988 Ford E350 Sportsmobile 4×4 Van

This a recreational vehicle (RV) conversion camper van with a Sportsmobile Penthouse Top. It is 4×4 and has all the standard RV systems except a permanent toilet. I bought this van in California, drove it to Virgina the following month in July 2012, and now live in North Carolina. It has always only been used for camping. It is licensed as a van and not an RV.

Mileage is just over 76k on the odometer. Noted below the engine was recently pulled and all gaskets were replaced as a preventative measure. There is no way to tell if the odometer has rolled over and while the age may indicate that it should have, it looks and drives like the 76K is accurate.

The Van
1988 E350 Extended Body (EB)
7.5L 460 ci V8 Gas Engine
C6 Automatic Transmission
NP 205 Transfer Case
Dana 60 Front and Rear Axles
Front and Rear gas tanks at 18 and 11 gallons
Front disc and rear drum brakes
Tires-BFG All Terrain KO 33×12.5R16.5 118R D load rating, 8 lug. Full size spare only about 3000 miles on the tires.
Bilstein ES3000 shocks
Seats 7, 4 Captain Chairs (2 front factory with shoulder belts, rear 2 aftermarket with lap belts and racing harness head restraint I-bolts in floor for car seat tether straps), rear couch seats 3, side facing with aftermarket lap belts.
Kenwood KDC-889 Stereo with front 5-1/4 and rear 6×9 speakers
Painted British Racing Green in July 2012

Sportsmobile and Conversion RV Interior
Replaced the sink, stove, water system, water heater, and electrical in 2012.
Overhead Sportsmobile Penthouse Top (over 6’6″ inside height when up)
Sofa folds out to double bed
Seat belts installed for rear captain chairs as well as the side facing couch for a total of 7 seat belts.
Xantrex PROwatt SW Inverter
Intelligent Battery System (IBS) Dual Battery Management System with starting and house deep cycle battery under the hood
20 Gallon fresh water with Shure-Flo water pump as well as city water connection
6 Gallon propane water heater
External hot and cold shower
7 gallon on-board propane tank
Norcold Portable Refridgerator (110v or 12v)
Wedgewood 3 burner propane stove
Sink with hot and cold water
Insulated walls with Reflectix and non-fiberglass insulation

Recent repairs (all have been done in the last 2000 miles):
Entire engine removed and gaskets and seals replaced as preventative measure in March 2014. Only about 1000 miles since this was done. This included new hoses, water pump, harmonic balancer, timing cover.
Transmission and Transfer Case fluid and filter change.
Kingpin knuckles rebuilt with new calipers and pads for front axle.
Nations 300 amp alternator (about 200 miles ago)
Battery, Starter, and Solenoid (about 100 miles ago)
Engine Oil Cooler replaced
Power Steering gearbox replaced
Painted in 2012
Raptor Liner on roof in summer 2014 (tinted Jeep JK sahara tan)
Penthouse bolts replaced as a preventative measure
Weather stripping on rear door
Heater Core in spring 2013
Radiator and fan clutch in 2011 (previous owner)

What it needs:
One of the screens in the Penthouse top is ripped (front driver side)
AC Compressor

In addition to replacing all the camping systems inside the van, I have had a lot of mechanical work done. I had intended to keep the van, but as the story goes, life priorities have changed.

Please respond to ad with questions. Sportsmobile Forum is an awesome reference to learn more than you can imagine. Please only set up a time to come see it if you are interested in a Sportsmobile 4×4 camper van and have the money to pay for it near the asking price. I have title in hand and do not need to immediately sell this van, but I’m happy to answer your questions for those seriously interested in buying.

Please do not contact me for help selling this Sportsmobile Van or other commercial interests.


Camper Photos

1988 Sneads Ferry NC


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