On a moment's notice . . . head for a nearby lake for the weekend, or point your Sportsmobile to more distant points — breath-taking mountains, refreshing seashore, or the solitude of the desert. Better yet, just keep on going for that trip of a lifetime — Alaska or circle the United States with jaunts into Canada and Mexico. Some Sportsmobile owners continue their adventures for years!
And since you’re totally self-contained, you can opt for primitive campsites nestled in tall pines, beautiful state and national parks or luxury RV resorts. Once back home, just unload the refrigerator, and the stuff you bought on the trip. That’s it! You’re ready to go again on a “moment's notice.”
Sportsmobile . . . A "Double Value"
Unlike a large motorhome, a Sportsmobile is far more than just a luxury purchase for occasional use. It's a practical investment for everyday transportation, weekend enjoyment and extended cross-country travel. Our surveys show that 98% of Sportsmobile owners also drive it as their first or second family car. They're comfortable to drive, easy to park, economical to operate, and have very good resale value.
Ford: V8 - 15 mpg • V10 - 12 mpg
Chevy/GM: V8 - 14 mpg
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter: Diesel • RB 22 mpg • EB 20 mpg
This is average overall city and highway mileage reported by Sportsmobile customers. Of course there are a number of factors that will effect the MPG — how fast you drive, van model, conversion, cargo weight, etc.
What We Do
We convert Ford, Chevy/GM and Mercedes-Benz vans into luxurious travel homes, and for many other uses. We offer lots and lots of choices so you can have it just the way you want it. We sell factory direct to your specifications.
Our Home Page is Long . . .
It's designed to give you a quick overview of Sportsmobile, plus the steps in acquiring a Sportsmobile should you be interested.
There's lots more information on our other pages. Thank you for visiting our site.
Factory Direct To Your Specs
Sportsmobile North Inc
Sportsmobile Texas Inc
Sportsmobile West Inc
By going direct you work directly with an experienced Sportsmobile designer in planning your Sportsmobile. Plus, you develop a personal relationship with the manufacturer. And there's no dealer in-between!
Planning Your Sportsmobile
See our Flowchart under the Information main menu button
Ford Ford just announced the Econoline will have a 2014 model year. Between model years 2014 and 2015, the Econoline van series and the new Transit van will be manufactured at same time. The Econoline van series will be discontinued once the new Transit van is in full production.
RB (Regular Body van)
EB (Extended Body van)
LB (Long Body, Sprinter only)
Running boards, stripes, awnings and aluminum wheels are options.2. Add A Top
Ford or Chevy/GM
Need to garage? Penthouse G installed on a converted RB Ford 8600 GVWR van measures about 83" exterior height. Only available for Ford RB vans.
Penthouse Expandable Top available only for RB Sprinter low roof vans. See Sprinter Options for more information.
3. Decide On A Floor Plan
or modify a Sportsmobile
See Standard Floor
Plans menu buttons
and Sprinter vans
"After years of tent camping, we found the ideal unit for travel-camping designed by Sportsmobile. The quality of workmanship, flexibility in design, and knowledgeable, helpful staff, all combined to make this a purchase we haven't regretted for a second." —Charles & Arleen
Design Your Own
It costs about the same.
We supply the van plans and cutouts for furnishings.
You supply the scissors, removable tape and patience. You can call us when you need help.
See Design Your Own (DYO) menu buttons under Ford and Sprinter vans
You can also design online.
You can select a Standard Floor Plan or Design Your Own. The cost is about the same!
If You Like Choices, You'll Love Sportsmobile. After all a van travel home is a sizeable investment and will become a close member of your family for many years. Why not have it just the way you want?
We offer many different interiors. This
one shows forward-facing sofa/bed.
Contemporary styling for a pleasing uncluttered look. Clean, simple designs feel more open and never become dated. Sportsmobile interiors are comfortable, functional and space efficient throughout.
The gaucho converts into a comfortable bed in seconds.
Dinettes can be any length. A table can be any size.
Convert into a very large bed or twin beds with walk space.
Third and fourth Captain's recliners are removable, swivel and have fore/aft adjustments.
5. Select Options to satisfy your specific needs and whims. You also can delete any Standard Equipment item for credit including the propane system and stove.
For a Quick Cost Idea
'14 Ford RB Van well equipped with a Sportsmobile conversion, Penthouse top, A/C, furnace, and some other popular options will start about $70,100.
'14 Chevy/GM RB Van will cost about $800 less.
'14 Ford EB Van well equipped with a Sportsmobile conversion, Penthouse top, A/C, furnace, and some other popular options will start about $72,652.
'14 Chevy/GM EB Van will cost about $2,000 more.
4x4 Conversion available for Ford vans including
larger wheels and tires. Add about $20,000.
'14 Sprinter RB Van well equipped with a Sportsmobile conversion, A/C, furnace, and some other popular options will start about $73,439.
A 4 cyl. Mercedes-Benz diesel engine is standard all Sprinters: Add $247 for 6 cyl.
'14 Sprinter EB Van well equipped with a Sportsmobile conversion, A/C, furnace, and some other popular options will start about $82,294.
Sprinter LB Van add about $2,000 additional for van and conversion cost over EB van.
Essentially these are the steps . . .
Besides Travel, Here's Some Other Sportsmobile Uses
See Gallery main menu button for more uses.
4x4 Search & Rescue — 17 ordered by country of Qatar for international humanitarian aid
Touring vans with lots of seating, fold-up double bunks
According to Sportsmobile owners' report forms, about 98% use their Sportsmobile for their first or second family car.A pleasure to drive every day
Safety We believe our safety record is unsurpassed.
We're known for quality. No one builds them better, with more innovations or at a better dollar value.
Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) All applicable codes are followed for installation and testing of propane, electrical and plumbing systems.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) Each Sportsmobile conversion is certified.
Warranty We're so confident in our product that we give the best motorhome warranty in the industry: 50 Months/50,000 Miles! The vans and appliances are warrantied by their respective manufacturers. See our Warranty page under the General Info main menu.
Who Buys Sportsmobiles? Here's a recap of 100 occupations taken from owners' report cards. A number are retired. There are many more.
We depend on it! A large number of our sales each year are from referrals.
Here's an unusual one. Perry Watson showed his new Sportsmobile Sprinter to his 93-year-old father. The result, his father and mother are shown with their new Sportsmobile.
Lots of Sportsmobile owners are driving their second Sportsmobile, a number their third, and a few their fourth or fifth.
The Samuelsons of Ohio took delivery of their third Sportsmobile. They left their second Sportsmobile for us to sell on consignment. This is an often repeated scene.
Watsons Update 10/24/07
Here are Mr. and Mrs. Watson, parents of Perry Watson, taking delivery of their second Sportsmobile. Mr. Watson is now age 96.
The Watsons first big trip in their new Sportsmobile will be a three-month jaunt to Alaska!
Owners Survey Responses . . .
Sportsmobile was their first RV - 46%
How many formerly owned a "big" RV - 26%. A towable - 22%. Van camper/conversion - 32%. Note - many checked more than one.
Compared Sportsmobile with other Class B van conversions before
buying - 85%.
Also use their Sportsmobile for their first or second family car - 98%.
Where Do Sportsmobile Owners 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, Venezuela.
Sportsmobile Social Club rallies are a great way to make new friends, share experiences and just have fun. Members come from all over the U.S. and all avocations. One thing they all share is a sense of adventure and a love of life.
4X4 Sportsmobile Rallies are held annually in the Western U.S. and Baja, California. Destinations are remote, challenging and spectacular. They’re all educational, entertaining and lots of fun.
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 years of serving customers all over North America, as well as many foreign countries, we're confident that 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.
We look forward to serving you!