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Ford E-Series 4x4 Sportsmobile: Monster motorhome with V10

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Ford Econoline E-350 4x4 Sportsmobile Camper
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E in a bit it is the swan song for you the last of the Mohicans in a utility-oriented and politically correct world. The Ford Econoline, also known as the E-Series, was the bread-and-butter van in the USA for almost 55 years. Not unlike the local VW bus in terms of distribution and variety, it breathed its life at the end of 2014 and in 2015 was only manufactured in small series as a chassis. In favor of the emission-optimized and incomparably more unstable built Ford Transit, the concept of the indestructible E-Series truck was abandoned, the technology of which with several parts from the F-Series pickup was more like an off-road vehicle than a luxury van.

However, this solid technology with a ladder frame and robust commercial vehicle components ensures that the Ford Econoline gets a second life even after its official departure. The US conversion company Sportsmobile continues to convert such E-Series vans into highly enjoyable all-wheel-drive camper vans - no problem thanks to modular technology from the Ford and accessories market. It is certain that it can go on like this for a while longer: the Econoline is one of the best-selling vehicles in America, and the market is accordingly still saturated.

Sportsmobile camper with V10 petrol

The smallest machine for the last Econoline was a 4.6-liter V8 with 225 hp, there was also a 5.4-liter eight-cylinder (255 hp) and a ten-cylinder V-engine with 6, 8 liter displacement and a slim 305 hp. The latter is currently still offered by Sportsmobile. In addition, the conversion company offers a 4x4 Econoline Sportsmobile with the six-liter V8 diesel, which, to put it politely, does not have the very best reputation for reliability.

The rustic panel van was and is not just a packhorse and family transporter popular, and the conversion to all-wheel drive is nothing special in America. With the front rigid axle, the Ford E-Series becomes a first-rate climbing artist that can compete with 'normal' off-road vehicles at any time.

This 4x4 conversion of the Ford E-Series is built by the motorhome specialist Sportsmobile to the discovery mobile: With a lifting roof, the Ford E-Series offers enough space for an adventurous couple who, thanks to its all-wheel drive technology, can be transported to the most remote placesclass='v-A_-headline v-A_-headline__article - beta'> Rigid axle conversion and off-road extras as required

Sports mobile all-wheel drive conversion for the Ford E-Series consists of a front Dynatrac Pro Rock 60 Rigid axle, front stabilizer with quick disconnect, a brake system from the Ford F-550 pickup, a lift-up leaf spring chassis, 175 liter tank, Atlas transfer case with reduction and 17-inch wheels. The whole menu can be refined properly: axle locks, optional axle and transfer case gear ratios, winch, steel bumpers - if you cross the menu completely, you can also use the converted Ford E-Series 4x4 to get specialists like the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon in Bringing embarrassment.

The all-wheel drive conversion costs at least 17,449 US dollars, around 2,000 dollars you have to invest for example per axle lock. In addition, there is the mobile home conversion as desired and the basic car. However, no bargain alarm comes up: for a sportsmobile 4x4 camper from previous ownership, the tariffs in the USA start at around 60,000 dollars.

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