Over The Years
Sportsmobile has converted lots of vans with special dog considerations, and other pets too, including cats, birds, and a snake.
Most Owners have only one small dog, and only need space for a small crate. Others have several dogs requiring space for multiple crates, special cabinets and other needs. Some owners show their dogs throughout the country, and need grooming equipment storage.
Whatever Your Needs we will be happy to work with you. We’ll build and equip it your way, whether it is a simple canine transport van or a luxurious self-contained motorhome.
Dr. Eddie and Mrs. Adele Neupert will primarily use their Sportsmobile to transport their four dogs for training and hunting. Some of the areas are only accessible with a four-wheel drive vehicle. Mrs. Neupert also shows their prize-winning dogs throughout the United States.
“Eddie and I are very happy with our Sportsmobile conversion. We took a big trip to Iowa, Wisconsin, and Montana with our Vizslas. The van did great! Here is a photo of Big Beauford (yes, we named the van) in Montana where we hunted sharptail grouse, and Hungarian partridge.“
There are many different crate choices and arrangement possibilities. Here’s a few examples
The front living quarters has a compact galley with a 7 cu ft. refrigerator and microwave. Gaucho sleeps two. Closet includes a Porta Potti. The captain seat is removable.
Up-front living quarters. The no-clutter contemporary design has a very open feeling. Stove and propane systems were deleted for credit. For lots of people a microwave convection oven serves their needs very well. The owner included a generator to power the A/C for extended periods of time. There’s seating for five. A portable table is included. TV swivels for outside viewing and all the way around so the dogs can watch the Animal Planet shows.
“I’m an agility dog trainer. I designed my van for transporting my dogs in a safe and comfortable, climate controlled environment.”
— Julie Higgins
Bunk bed hinges up for more floor space. The bunk is great for naps or an overnight stay. Crates can stow under and on top of the bunk. The removable mattress can be any thickness.
Removable crates are welded all-aluminum built to Mike’s specifications. Some of the options included: 30K diesel generator, 2000W inverter, 12V and 110V 13,500 BTU roof air conditioner, attic fan, awning and Chilly Dog temp pager system.