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While we supply more information than any other RV manufacturer, we still have some people say not enough or too much!
Most of the questions asked are answered on our website. However, sometimes the viewer cannot easily find what they want. The most frequently asked questions are shown below. Hopefully, this will lessen the frustration for you when you are looking for certain information.
Of course, you are always welcome to contact us.
Sportsmobile Conversions and Van Info
What Vans does Sportsmobile Convert?
Mercedes Sprinter | Ford Transit | Dodge ProMaster | Chevy Express & Ford E Vans
See the Main Menu buttons for “Van Info“.
Can Sportsmobile provide the van?
Yes — This the most popular way. Sportsmobile orders through our preferred dealers who are knowledgeable about how to order a van and other options for a Sportsmobile conversion. The price is discounted. Freight and PDI are included — not added on later. Options are dealer cost. Applicable rebates, if any, go to the customer.
Will Sportsmobile do partial conversions?
Will Sportsmobile modify existing Class B Camper / Travel Vans?
Sportsmobile Texas will modify within certain limitations. Sportsmobile Texas.
Will Sportsmobile install a Penthouse Top Only?
Yes. This is a very popular option available for low roof vans. Not available for vans with air bag curtain in van rear. Installation by appointment. [More]
Penthouse side walls?
The sidewalls are made of highly durable convertible car-top vinyl — impregnated fabric. Since it doesn’t breathe, it helps keeps the heat out in summer and holds it in in winter. It’s also mildew resistant.
How well are Sportsmobile insulated?
Very well for thermal and sound. An extreme weather/sound insulating package is also available.
Does Sportsmobile convert vans for uses other than Camping / Travel?
Yes. See our “Other Conversions” Examples.
Do you deliver?
Yes, nationwide. [More]
Where can I get service?
The van can be serviced at any authorized dealer. Sportsmobile does not void any van chassis warranties. The Sportsmobile appliances can be serviced by most RV service facilities. [More]
Sorry, we don’t do trades. We do sell pre-owned Sportsmobile conversions on consignment. See Pre-Owned menu button.
“After 25 years with large motorhomes, we are enjoying having practically the same facilities with Sportsmobile. Plus ease of driving and parking. Sportsmobile also offered the best in choices and selection of floor plans, furnishing, and equipment.”
– George and Ann Burkwell
110 Volt Systems – for lots more info [More]
What Type of 110V Electrical System is installed?
A 30 Amp electrical system with a 110V hookup (shore power). Wall outlet locations depend on conversion and customer request. [More]
12 Volt Systems – for lots more info [More]
What size is the Standard Equipment Package batteries system?
Standard 200 Amp/hour with AGM deep cycle marine batteries. Also Available: [More]
- Larger capacity battery systems up to 1200 Amp/hours
- 24 Volt systems
- 6 Volt batteries, series to parallel up to 1200 Amp/hour system.
What is the most popular upgrade size?
We recommenend a 200 Watt Solar Panel system. [More]
Does Sportsmobile install Lithium Battery systems?
Only by special request. At present, the cost-to-benefit ratio for our average customer is not beneficial. In time the cost will lower and the batteries will become more efficient for RV use. Sportsmobile Texas has installed many lithium ion battery systems for customers with above average 12 volt needs. [More]
Solar panels are popular. Permanent, they are now more efficient and less expensive. Up to 500 watt systems are available depending on van roof size and options. Portable systems are available.
Why does Sportsmobile recommend all electric conversions?
With more efficient appliances, LED lighting, improved auxiliary battery systems, solar panels, and second alternators available only for Sprinter at this time, electric conversions now make sense for the majority of our customers. [More]
Are diesel appliances available?
Yes. Cook tops, water heaters, and air heaters.
Yes, Gas, Propane, or Diesel. Sportsmobile can install up to 12KW gas or diesel generators for commercial applications. Few people now order generators.
Why does Sportsmobile recommend electric, not propane refrigerators?
They are less expensive, more efficient, with larger interior space. No need to park level. No outside vents. Most owners will park for only 2 or 3 days and then drive to another destination thereby recharging their batteries. If the owner is off the grid for long periods of time, a 100 to 200W Solar Panel with minimal sun will usually keep a refrigerator running. If auxiliary batteries are low, simply start the van’s engine and let idle until the battery is recharged. Driving the vehicle within 2-4 days will also recharge the battery.
How long can I camp?
There are lots of variables — from a couple of days to weeks in remote places/off the grid. More info available February 2018.
Does Sportsmobile provide Financing?
Yes, our dealer’s can offer traditional auto financing. Most will finance 100% of van and 50% of conversion. [More]
Four of the listed items are required to be classified as an RV, Class B Motorhome, or Travel Van?
- (s) Fresh water supply, sink
- (s) Stove or microwave
- (s) Refrigerator
- (s) Propane or 110V system
- (o) Porta Potti or marine toilet
- (o) Heating or A/C (110V)
(s) Included in Sportsmobile Standard Equipment Package (o) Additional cost option
Are Sportsmobile insured as a Motorhome?
Yes. As long as the conversion meets RV criteria. [More]
How good is Sportsmobile’s Warranty?
It’s one of the best in the industry! 5 years/unlimited miles for the Sportsmobile conversion. The appliances and van chassis are warrantied by their respective manufacturers. Keep in mind Sportsmobile has over 57 years of experience converting vans. No one has more experience or builds them better! [More]
RV Interest Deduction?
Interest maybe deductible from your federal income tax return as a second home (motorhome). Consult with your accountant.
The 10% luxury tax on passenger vehicles costing over $30,000 does not apply to motorhomes.
Are Van Motorhomes restricted from National parks?
Sportsmobiles under 20′ are not. Check with the National Parks as rules vary. There are also lots of other places where there are restrictions for larger motorhomes but not van.
Do many Women buy Sportsmobiles?
Around 9% of our sales each year are to women. One reason is that Sportsmobiles handle and drive so well. They will also park in a standard parking space. Women also say they feel secure in a Sportsmobile. Easy to go quickly, just start the engine and drive off. Also, see single women owner comments. [More]