Overland Classifieds :: Roamerica’s 2008 4WD Ford Econoline Sportsmobile

I will never forget the first time I entered a Sportsmobile. A group of us were camped in the Bolivian Altiplano 4,500 meters above sea level. The wind howled as fine dust swirled around me, drying out my skin, irritating my eyes, and parching my already chapped lips. Our generous friends invited us into their Sportsmobile for a game of cards and a swig of Bolivian brandy. It was another world inside that van. Warm and cozy with lit candles and music playing over the sound system. As rooftop tent dwellers, this couldn’t have been any further from our reality.

Perhaps you’re in the market for a four-wheel-drive Sportsmobile conversion. If so, this 2008 Ford Econoline could provide you with a comfortable living space similar to the one I enjoyed in the wilds of Bolivia. With a pop-top, 6.8-liter V10, built-in heater, and extended layout, the van offers what most overlanders seek: the combination of power, off-pavement capability, and comfort.

From Roamerica:

“The time has come to part ways with this beautiful Sportsmobile we have lovingly named Delta. It has served us extremely well since 2017. This type of Sportsmobile is extremely rare and has an extended body 50 layout (EB50). We look forward to passing the torch of adventure off to a new home and look forward to hearing the stories they will bring.”

Specifications

4WD Sportsmobile conversion
Sportsmobile pop-top/penthouse
19-inch extended body
160,000 miles
6.8-liter V10
EB50 Sportsmobile floor plan
Five seat belts
Two beds
Aluminess rear tire carrier and box
Built-in heater
Two-burner propane stove
Falken Wildpeak tires with full-size spare
100-amp-hour house battery
5-gallon freshwater canisters
Penthouse/canvas pop-top (6-feet, 8-inch standing room inside)
12-volt refrigerator

Located in Hood River, Oregon, Roamerica’s 2008 Ford Econoline Sportsmobile is listed for $80,000. Check out the full vehicle specs viaRoamerica’s website here.

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Ashley Giordano completed a 48,800-kilometer overland journey from Canada to Argentina with her husband, Richard, in their well-loved but antiquated Toyota pickup. On the zig-zag route south, she hiked craggy peaks in the Andes, discovered diverse cultures in 15 different countries, and filled her tummy with spicy ceviche, Baja fish tacos, and Argentinian Malbec. You can usually find Ashley buried in a pile of travel books, poring over maps, or researching wild medicinal plants. Ashley is a co-founder of Women Overlanding the World and crew member of Expedition Overland. You’ll find this Canadian-born couple exploring a different continent in 2021, and sharing their trip every step of the way at Desk to Glory.