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Dec. 27th, 2005

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[Useful equipment for vandwelling and/or bugout vehicle]

http://www.sportsmobile.com/ultimate.html

The Ultimate Adventure Vehicle
Sportsmobile builds an extraordinarily capable new home-away-from-
home
perfect for a wide variety of outdoor pursuits
For everyone who loves the outdoors but would still like to enjoy all
the comforts of home on their adventures, we bring you Sportsmobile's
Ultimate Adventure Vehicle.

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.

Uniquely suited to a wide variety of outdoor activities from mountain
biking to sea kayaking, the Ultimate Adventure Vehicle is equally at
home dry-camping on a remote mesa in Canyonlands National Park or
pulling into the valet stand at a funky resort in the Florida Keys.
Based on a full-size Ford E350 one-ton cargo van equipped with Ford's
new 6-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V-8, the project vehicle
features interior and exterior modifications and an innovative new
four wheel-drive system from Fresno-based camper van manufacturer
Sportsmobile West.





A List of Suppliers that contributed to the success of the Ultimate
Adventure Vehicle project
This is a list where you can find more information on the state-of-
the-art components from leading aftermarket suppliers that went into
building the Ultimate Adventure Vehicle.


FOUR WHEEL-DRIVE SYSTEM

Sportsmobile West
www.sportsmobile.com
800-827-3071

Details: Advance Adapter Atlas II gear-driven transfer case, Dynatrac
Pro Rock 60 front axle, Dana 60 rear axle, high-knuckle front end for
extra tie-rod clearance, true horizontal drag link, Spicer 1350 one-
ton rated driveline components, reverse shackle leaf spring design,
choice of open, limited-slip, or locking differentials, partial
military-wrap springs, front sway bar with quick disconnect system,
custom Old Man Emu shocks.

Dynatrac
www.dynatrac.com
714-596-4461

Advanced Adaptors
www.advanceadapters.com
800-350-2223

Old Man Emu
www.arbusa.com
425-264-1391

LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL/AIR COMPRESSOR
ARB USA
www.arbusa.com
206-264 1669

Details: Front and rear ARB air lockers, ARB 12-volt built-in air
compressor.

WHEELS
American Racing
www.americanracing.com
800-321-5489

Details: Mojave style; Teflon-coated, 16x8-inch, 8-lug.

TIRES
Tire Rack
www.tirerack.com
888-981-3953

Details: Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo, 285/75-R16.

LIGHTS
Hella USA
www.hellausa.com
877-224-3552

Details: Three 4000HID xenon off-road lights (two Euro-beams, one
pencil beam), two Model 500 clear fog lights (in front bumper
openings), two auxiliary back-up lights (in rear bumper openings),
one rear red fog light.

WINCH
Warn Industries
www.warn.com
800-543-9276

Details: Warn M12000 12,000-pound winch with roller fairlead,
fairlead cover, and heavy-duty winching accessory kit.

ROOF RACK/ACCESSORIES
Yakima
www.yakima.com
888-925-0703

Details: Blacktop Pro 21 cargo box, HullRaiser, Full Swing 4 hitch-
mount bike carrier, miscellaneous towers/crossbar components.

KAYAKS
Dagger/Perception
www.dagger.com
www.perceptionkayaks.com
888-925-4621

www.harmonygear.com
800-591-2282

Details: Dagger Specter 14.0 single touring kayak, Perception
Carolina II 17.5 tandem touring kayak, Harmony paddles/spray skirts.

AWNING
Fiamma
www.fiamma.com
407-672-0091

Details: F45 retractable awning with platinum-colored fabric.

JERRY CANS
Scepter Military Products
www.scepter.ca
800-387-6018

Details: Two 20-liter (5 gallon) diesel fuel cans (yellow), two 20-
liter water cans (blue).

GRAPHICS

Illustration/Design:
Tim Barker Studio
www.timbarkerstudio.com
714-850-1935

Production/Application:
Transport Graphics
Riverside, CA
951-689-7545
Right Away Fleet Graphics
Camarillo, CA
805-987-4780

SOUNDPROOFING
DynaMat
www.dynamat.com
513-860-5094

Details: DynaMat Extreme material applied to walls, floor, roof, and
other interior surfaces to provide a quieter passenger cabin.

SEAT HEATERS
Check Corporation
www.checkcorp.com
800-927-6787

Details: Three-position seat heaters on captains chairs.

AUDIO
Crutchfield
www.crutchfield.com
888-806-6858

Details: Kenwood DDX7015 In-Dash Receiver with 6.5" Monitor, Kenwood
KTC-SR903 SIRIUS Satellite Tuner, Kenwood KDC-CX87 10-Disc CD
Changer, Kenwood KNA-DV4100 DVD Navigation System.



VIDEO
Rosen Entertainment
www.rosenentertainment.com
951-898-9808

Details: Car Show 15.4-inch 16:9 monitor, slot-loading DVD Player w/
TV tuner, wireless noise-canceling headphones.

SATELLITE DISH

KVH Industries
www.kvh.com
888-584-4163

DirecTV
www.directv.com
888-777-2454

Details: KVH TracVision A5 in-motion satellite antenna with DirecTV's
Total Choice Mobile programming package (135 channels).

VIDEO CAMERAS
Rearview Systems
www.rearviewsystems.com
800-496-1590

Details: STM5600 Color Rearview System with multiple cameras and 5.6-
inch monitor.

ALARM SYSTEM
Directed Electronics
www.directed.com
800-274-0200

Details: Viper Responder alarm with GPS tracking capability

RADAR DETECTOR
Beltronics
www.beltronics.com
800-737-9393

Details: Beltronics ProRX 75 Plus custom-installed radar detector
with laser blocker.

CB RADIO
Midland CB
www.midlandradio.com
816-241-8500

Details: CB radio Model # 77-120 ESP with weather band.

INVERTER
Xantrex Technology Inc.
www.xantrex.com
800.670-0707

Details: 2000-watt inverter/charger.

STEERING WHEEL COVER
Wheelskins
www.wheelskins.com
800-755-2128

Details: Two-tone (yellow/black) EuroPerf steering wheel cover.

CARBON FIBER DASH
Sherwood Dash
www.sherwooddash.com
800-286-1674

Details: Classic Series genuine carbon fiber dash overlay kit.

CUSTOM FLOOR MATS
GG Bailey
www.ggbailey.com
888-707-8604

Details: Custom front floor mats – gray pattern carpet with yellow
piping and embroidered UAV logo.

UPHOLSTERY FABRIC
Keyston Brothers/Fresno
www.keystonbros.com
877-800-8801

Details: Black leather, yellow/black hound's-tooth check fabric
inserts.

BUG DEFLECTOR
Auto VentShade
www.autoventshade.com
800-241-7219

Details: Full-width Bugflector II; smoke color.

WINDSHIELD TREATMENT
Diamon-Fusion International
www.diamonfusion.com
800 213-0793

Details: Patented nano-technology glass treatment that improves
impact resistance and water-shedding ability.

CELL PHONE SIGNAL ENHANCER
Richardson Electronics
www.callcaptureusa.com
877-822-7887

Details: Wireless cell phone signal enhancer, permanent mount.

COMPASS/OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY/ALTIMETER
CT Global Inc.
www.ctglobalinc.net
(502) 499-8868

Details: Wayfinder V7000 with compass, outside temperature display,
altimeter, and barometer/weather prediction functions.

RECOVERY EQUIPMENT
Expedition Exchange
www.ExpeditionExchange.com
310-618-1875

Details: Expeditionware winch line, heavy-duty tow strap, and tree
strap; Hi-Lift jack

Comments:

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From:mauitian
Date:December 28th, 2005 01:45 am (UTC)
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Nice.

Like mine better though. :)

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From:crasch
Date:December 28th, 2005 04:36 am (UTC)
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it's true, nothing beats something customized to your own tastes. Are you still in the van? How is that going?
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:December 28th, 2005 11:53 am (UTC)

oh boy!

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gives me ideas when redesigning my next van.
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From:gentlemaitresse
Date:December 28th, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
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I wonder how this vehicle compares to the RoadTrek my mom just bought. Hers doesn't have all those options, of course, but I wonder how the basic vehicle compares. I'll have to do some research!

Thanks for all the cool info you always post. :-)
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From:crasch
Date:December 28th, 2005 10:56 pm (UTC)
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You're welcome!
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 6th, 2006 08:42 pm (UTC)

GG Bailey Floor Mats

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I ordered floor mats from GG Bailey and took advantage of the 10% discount they offered to Audi TT Club memberts. The money I saved wasn't worth it...my problems with the company in getting my order right and the poor fit of the mats to the TT floor "pegs" left me wishing that I had ordered form someone else. In a nutshell, they advertise fast turnaround but the order took over 3 weeks. When it finally arrived they had misspelled my wife's name on the trunk mat. When I got them to re-do my mat, they they told me I had to wait for a FedX will call...which they didn't arrange...another 2 week wait. Then, when they re-monogrammed my mat, they just took the old mat, cut out the thread, and re-stitched it...in a different place so it looked like a rodent had chewed around the letters. Finally, I got them to make me a new mat. Through all of this they never, not once, replied to my e-mails to their Customer Service. I had to call them and get in their face in order to get satisfaction. And the front mats have a buckle to them because they dont fit the car properly. Buyer beware!
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