Who Is Sportsmobile?

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Sportsmobile was founded in El Paso, TX in 1961. In 1964 the company relocated to Indiana. Sportsmobile Texas, Inc. was started in Austin, TX in 1984. Sportsmobile West, Inc. was founded in California in 1990. Sportsmobile Texas is the principal office serving as the coordinating point. Product quality? All three locations receive excellent grades from our in-depth customer report card surveys.

Sportsmobile has always specialized in the conversion of vans. While we convert vans for all kinds of uses, our primary market has always been travel vans, also known as camper vans, Class ‘B’ motorhomes, recreational vehicles (RVs) and van conversions.

WE SERVE YOU DIRECT - TO YOUR SPECIFICATIONS

By going direct you work personally with an experienced Sportsmobile designer in planning your Sportsmobile.

Plus, you develop a personal relationship with the manufacturer. There’s no dealer in between!

61-vw-busOur first conversions were for the VW and Ford vans. The vans and our conversions were state-of-the-art at the time, but very basic compared with today’s.

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We never dreamed back then that the vans and our conversions would evolve into the sophisticated, luxurious products they are today.

SPORTSMOBILE CUSTOMERS

Many people who are considering buying a Sportsmobile ask, “Who are Sportsmobile owners?” Well, demographically it stretches across the board no matter your age, economic status, occupation, etc.

The following is a recap of 100 occupations taken from owner report cards. A number were retired.

Pharmacist
Business Counselor
Insurance Underwriter
Pro Cyclist
Self-Employed (7)
Cinematographer
Manufacturer (3)
Marriage Counselor
General Contractor
Nurse (2)
Chemist
Astronaut (2)
Railroad Conductor
Engineer (3)
Naval Officer
Accountant
Dentist (2)
Machinist
Technical Worker
Computer Programmer
Computer Consultant
Sales (4)
Banker
NASA Quality Control
Secretary
Aircraft Mechanic
Attorney (2)
Nurse Practitioner
Realtor
Park Ranger
Compurer System
Production Scheduler
Electrician
Telecommunications
Cabinet Maker
Police Officer
UPS Driver
Carpenter
Business Owner (4)
Photographer (3)
Pilot
Psychologist
Auditor
Tool & Die Maker
Pathologist
Aerospace Engineer
Landscape
Maintenance
Minister
Teacher (3)
Professor (2)
Office Worker
Physician (4)
Anesthesiologist
Biochemist
Pool Service
Firefighter
Architect (2)
Wetlands Biologist
Verizon
Communications
Artist

 

Where Do They Live?Every state in the United States. Also, a number of foreign countries: Belgium, Canada, Chile, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela.

Some Owners Survey Responses• Sportsmobile was their first RV - 46%

• How many formerly owned:
A “big” RV - 26%
A towable - 22%
Van conversion - 32%

• Compared Sportsmobile with other Class B van conversions before buying - 85%

• Also use their Sportsmobile for their first or second family car - 95%

OUR PHILOSOPHY IS SIMPLE
We believe we have a moral obligation to help you obtain a Sportsmobile that will provide you and your family many years of pleasure and service -- as well as being a sound investment. From decades of serving customers all over North America, as well as many foreign countries, we’re confident we can do just that. This moral commitment is backed by sound business logic. It just makes good sense to assist you in every way we can. A high percentage of our sales each year come from repeat sales and referrals.

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Why A Sportsmobile?
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WHY CONSIDER A SPORTSMOBILE?

"We have never enjoyed a purchase in our life more than our Sportsmobile."

This is a sentiment we hear often expressed in different ways. A Sportsmobile is not only an investment for traveling in total comfort, but will also serve your in-town needs.

Sportsmobiles have a smooth, quiet ride and are truly a pleasure to drive. They are also economical to operate and easy to park.

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IF YOU LIKE CHOICES, YOU'LL LOVE SPORTSMOBILE

No one offers more. In fact, some customers say it's overwhelming! But in the end, more possibilites ensure that you get exactly what you want. After all, a travel van is an investment and will become a close member of the family for many years. You'll want to love it!

WITH SPORTSMOBILE YOU CAN HAVE IT YOUR WAY!

If one of our many plans doesn’t meet your needs, you can modify it. If that doesn’t work, you can design your own (DYO). Our goal is to make you happy by satisfying all of your requirements. The van? We can also order it to your specifications and color.

Need help? One of our experienced designers will be happy to assist you. No obligation, of course. There is never any pressure to buy anything, and no surprise charges.

HOW MUCH? Prices start at about $75,000
This includes the van, Sportsmobile conversion, and some of the more popular options.

Even though your Sportsmobile can be custom made, you‘ll be surprised to find it will most likely be less expensive than a generic model off a dealer's lot.

A “DOUBLE VALUE”

Unlike larger motorhomes, a Sportsmobile is far more than a luxury purchase for occasional use. It’s a practical investment for everyday transportation, weekend enjoyment, and extended cross-country travel adventures. Our surveys show that a very high percentage of owners also use their Sportsmobile as their first or second family car. Whether you are cruising city streets or navigating mountain roads, your Sportsmobile will carry you in safety and comfort. And, unlike larger motohomes, Sportsmobiles comply with most neighborhood and condo restricitons.

RESALE VALUE?

Sportsmobiles have a very good resale value, always have. Most often an owner sells because of a lifestyle change, medical reasons, or they're buying a new Sportsmobile.

Sportsmobile Owner Satisfaction?

Judging from the owner survey scores and letters of gratitude we receive - Excellent! In fact, many of our sales each year are the result of repeat owners and referrals.

Safety?

We believe our record is unsurpassed in the RV industry. Every Sportsmobile is built to all applicable RVIA and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety codes.

WARRANTY?   Five Years / Unlimited Miles
It’s unsurpassed in the RV industry. That’s how confident we are in our superior product. The van chassis, applicances, and 4x4s are covered by separate warranties. Warranty for commercial or rental Sportsmobiles is less.

Contemporary Styling

Sportsmobiles are constructed with functional, attractive styling that never becomes dated. Our designs are spacious and comfortable with no clutter or fluff.


All Sportsmobiles are built to the same rigorous specifications as Sportsmobile all terrain 4x4s.

Sportsmobile Rallies are a great way to make new friends, share experiences, enjoy good food, and just have fun.

Planning Basics

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• SELECT A VAN

Three lengths are available. Choose a low or high roof. Diesel or gas engine. Pick the van options you need or want.

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• IDEAS?

List your travel needs. Then study the various plans and pictures on our site. Need help? Contact us and an experienced designer will be at your service.

• PICK A PLAN

A standard plan. Or, DYO (Design Your Own). It costs about the same either way. Only want a partial conversion or top? We'll be glad to help.

• OPTIONS

We have a long list. Again, you have lots of choices so you can have it your way!

• PRICES

Please see our web site on a tablet or desktop. Prices are itemized so you can choose just what you want. They are PDF printable.

snyder-family“We spent an entire year looking intensively before we chose Sportsmobile, and it has been a very rewarding purchase. Our friends all love it. We would buy another for sure.”

-John & June Snyder


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“For us smaller is really better, especially after having owned three Class A and C motorhomes. We have storage for everything we need and can go anywhere we want without restrictions and in comfort. And unlike our other motohomes, our Sportsmobile is economical, and fun to drive.”

- Michael & Brenda Birrell


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We own a 1970 VW Sportsmobile. Can’t tell you how much fun we have had driving it all over North America. Surprisingly the top still works well; however, the canvas sides are getting a little tired after 44 years. Can it be replaced? Love your conversions. Will get a new one pretty soon.

- Bill & Bobbie Donelson

 

Owners expect their Sportsmobiles to serve them many years with a minimum of maintenance. We build them to meet those expectations. Always have!

WILL I BE HAPPY WITH MY DESIGN?

It’s highly likely. Over the years we’ve found that practically everyone is very pleased with their design after it’s built. In fact, many people order their next Sportsmobile just like their first or with minor changes.

"Don't you just love our new Sportsmobile, Jill?"
"Whatever you say, Jack."
Jack & Jill Hill

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Ordering Process

WHO SUPPLIES THE VAN?

  • We can order a van for you to your specifications and color. (This is the option most customers choose.)
  • You can select a van from our dealer stock and receive a discount on the van and options.
  • We will structure the purchase of the van and Sportsmobile conversion for the best tax savings to you and handle all of the paperwork.
  • You can arrange your own van purchase through a van dealer. We suggest starting with our “Select Your Van” price sheets to get a second, apples to apples quote.
  • We can also convert a van you already own. Contact us to confirm compatibility for a Sportsmobile conversion.

THE SPORTSMOBILE CONVERSION

  1. Send a copy of your paperwork, cost sheets, etc. to us. We’ll review and then return the materials with comments we think may help.
  2. We can give you the cost for the Sportsmobile conversion after you decide on the floor plan, colors, and options.
  3. Prior to production, we will again carefully review your order with you (Note: some changes can be made up to two weeks prior to production).
  4. Would You Like to Order?
    Please send a $1,000 down payment deposit. We will then put you on our production schedule.

HOW DO I PAY?

If we order the van for you:

  1. We request a $2,000 deposit when you place your order. No additional payments will be requested until you take delivery.
  2. You can pay the balance on the van when we receive it. (We handle the paperwork.)
  3. You pay us for the conversion (minus your deposit) along with any applicable fees upon delivery if everything is to your satisfaction.

If you supply the van:

We require a $500 deposit to hold a conversion schedule date for you.


FINANCING?

Sportsmobile can arrange financing for you at a competitive rate, or you can arrange your own financing through a lender.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

If we order a van for you and convert it, it will take about 4 to 6 months. Contact us for more current scheduling information.

Note: It will take approximately the same amount of time if you select a stock van from one of our dealers or own one already.

Expandable Penthouse Top only takes 1 to 2 days by appointment.

QUESTIONS?

Contact us. We will be happy to answer any of your questions and serve you.

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“This is our first RV. We plan on travelling in it for months at a time. It was really a good experience working with Sportsmobile from start to finish. They were very objective in helping us decide on what we needed - and didn’t. We just finished our first one-month retirement cruise. We wouldn’t change a thing.”

- Robert and Jennie Meyer


"Really enjoyed working with Sportsmobile in designing our interior, selecting the colors and accessories to meet our travel needs. The Sportsmobile people were very objective in helping us decide what we needed and didn't need. For example, we thought we needed a generator but after some discussion we realized we didn't. Saving thousands, we will use our "sportsmobile" for pleasure traveling, perhaps some camping and at home car."

- Julie and Tim Bronson


TAKING DELIVERY

Keep in mind some Sportsmobile owners had never seen a Sportsmobile, except on our website, prior to placing their order. So naturally they can be a little nervous. When customers arrive to take delivery do they all grin or at least smile when they drive away? Over the decades we’ve noticed about 99.9% of them do.


THE BOTTOM LINE

About three months after pickup, we send the owners our in-depth “Report Card.” The last question we ask is, “Are you now glad you purchased a Sportsmobile?”

To date, over the decades, we have had only two answer “No.” It seems that everyone - well, almost everyone - really enjoys our product. Needless to say, this gives us a big sense of satisfaction.

Please see our site on a tablet or desktop for more info and examples.

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