Sportsmobile: Ultimate Adventure Vehicle

Sportsmobile Van loaded with adventure gear

Price: $60,000 to $90,000

With a name like this it’s gotta be good

This 4×4 van conversion is actually called “Ultimate Adventure Vehicle”. I’ve never seen it in person, but judging by the pictures and specs, it more than lives up to it’s name.

The Ultimate Adventure Vehicle project was designed to create a well-rounded vehicle capable of meeting a wide variety of transportation needs, from running everyday errands to serving as a rolling base camp for multi-week outdoor adventures.

This rugged four-wheel drive van includes all the amenities you’d expect to find in a much larger motorhome, and yet achieves unprecedented levels of around-town maneuverability, open-road fuel-economy, serious off-road capability, and back-country camping practicality no other vehicle can match.

picture of the interior of a sportsmobile Ultimate Adventure vehicle
picture of the interior of a sportsmobile Ultimate Adventure vehicle
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How do I get one?

The Ultimate Adventure Vehicle is a Project Vehicle, which means you can’t just walk into a showroom and buy one – this is a prototype based on a modified Ford E350 one-ton cargo van from Fresno-based camper van manufacturer Sportsmobile West.

But don’t fret, with a little research and a whole bunch of money, you can assemble your own UAV. The guys over at Truck Trend Magazine (who built the original) have laid out all the specs in this article called Building Perfection.

You can also read about the Epic Adventure the builders took with the UAV in this article  – The Ultimate Adventure Vehicle Goes on a Road Trip as Big as All Outdoors.

4-Wheeling in Moab

Two Ultimate Adventure Vehicles spent three days testing its capabilities on some extreme 4×4 trails in Moab. It accomplished all the challenges with only a few minor scrapes going thru some narrow canyons.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Now that is cool. Am pondering how to build and adventure van for here in the PNW. Thinking something a bit more spartan but still great for road trips with a rod holder on the ceiling.

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