The Ford E350 4×4 Sportsmobile, much like the Mercedes Sprinter 4WD MWB, provides the perfect balance between comfort and capability. There’s no such thing as the perfect rig, but in my experience the best overland vehicles incorporate the comforts of home within the smallest possible footprint. A seasoned overlander once told me that the bigger trucks (think MAN LE160c, Leyland DAF T244, Iveco Eurocargo, Mercedes 1622, etc) offer “the realities of comfort, but the illusion of freedom.” In other words, larger vehicles do offer a greater level of luxury, but their size limits access to many remote locations. Alternatively, the Sportsmobile showcases a well-furnished interior, including a shower/toilet, yet is compact and capable enough to venture almost anywhere.
From the Seller:
“2013 Ford E350 EB V10 4×4 Sportsmobile. 47,600 miles with V10 engine. Sleeps 4, seats 5. The SMB drives extremely well, [is] not top heavy, and will cruise easily at 80 on the interstate.”
2013 Ford Sportsmobile E350 EB V10 4×4
Sportsmobile was established in 1961 and “has always specialized in the conversion of vans. To the best of our knowledge, we are the oldest in the U.S.” The company, much like Winnebago, EarthCruiser or EarthRoamer, converts stock vehicles into luxurious go-anywhere campers. The company are highly-regarded for their Ford E-Series conversion, which transforms the vehicle into a hardcore all-terrain home-on-wheels. Check out their latest Sportsmobile Classic 4×4for a comprehensive overview.
Sportsmobile’s Ford E350 conversion features an extensive list of premium modifications, including:
- Dana Pro Rock 60 front axle with 4:10 gears and ARB locking differential
- Ford rear axle 4:10 gears with factory Limited Slip differential
- Atlas transfer case
- Fiberine 24-inch high top
- Aluminess front bumper with Warn 12,000-pound winch and Hella driving lights
- Aluminess rear bumper with swing arm spare tire and Deluxe box
- BFGoodrich KO2 tires on American Racing wheels
- Marine toilet and shower
- Dometic air conditioning and heater
- Norcold refrigerator
- 16-gallon fresh and gray water tanks
This 2013 Ford Sportsmobile E350 EB V10 4×4 is listed for $145,500 and is currently located in Bend, Oregon. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.
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