Ultimate Adventure Vehicle - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal
Dec. 27th, 2005
07:11 pm - Ultimate Adventure Vehicle
[Useful equipment for vandwelling and/or bugout vehicle]
The Ultimate Adventure Vehicle
Sportsmobile builds an extraordinarily capable new home-away-from-
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
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
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.
Old Man Emu
LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL/AIR COMPRESSOR
Details: Front and rear ARB air lockers, ARB 12-volt built-in air
Details: Mojave style; Teflon-coated, 16x8-inch, 8-lug.
Details: Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo, 285/75-R16.
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.
Details: Warn M12000 12,000-pound winch with roller fairlead,
fairlead cover, and heavy-duty winching accessory kit.
Details: Blacktop Pro 21 cargo box, HullRaiser, Full Swing 4 hitch-
mount bike carrier, miscellaneous towers/crossbar components.
Details: Dagger Specter 14.0 single touring kayak, Perception
Carolina II 17.5 tandem touring kayak, Harmony paddles/spray skirts.
Details: F45 retractable awning with platinum-colored fabric.
Scepter Military Products
Details: Two 20-liter (5 gallon) diesel fuel cans (yellow), two 20-
liter water cans (blue).
Tim Barker Studio
Right Away Fleet Graphics
Details: DynaMat Extreme material applied to walls, floor, roof, and
other interior surfaces to provide a quieter passenger cabin.
Details: Three-position seat heaters on captains chairs.
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.
Details: Car Show 15.4-inch 16:9 monitor, slot-loading DVD Player w/
TV tuner, wireless noise-canceling headphones.
Details: KVH TracVision A5 in-motion satellite antenna with DirecTV's
Total Choice Mobile programming package (135 channels).
Details: STM5600 Color Rearview System with multiple cameras and 5.6-
Details: Viper Responder alarm with GPS tracking capability
Details: Beltronics ProRX 75 Plus custom-installed radar detector
with laser blocker.
Details: CB radio Model # 77-120 ESP with weather band.
Xantrex Technology Inc.
Details: 2000-watt inverter/charger.
STEERING WHEEL COVER
Details: Two-tone (yellow/black) EuroPerf steering wheel cover.
CARBON FIBER DASH
Details: Classic Series genuine carbon fiber dash overlay kit.
CUSTOM FLOOR MATS
Details: Custom front floor mats – gray pattern carpet with yellow
piping and embroidered UAV logo.
Details: Black leather, yellow/black hound's-tooth check fabric
Details: Full-width Bugflector II; smoke color.
Details: Patented nano-technology glass treatment that improves
impact resistance and water-shedding ability.
CELL PHONE SIGNAL ENHANCER
Details: Wireless cell phone signal enhancer, permanent mount.
COMPASS/OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY/ALTIMETER
CT Global Inc.
Details: Wayfinder V7000 with compass, outside temperature display,
altimeter, and barometer/weather prediction functions.
Details: Expeditionware winch line, heavy-duty tow strap, and tree
strap; Hi-Lift jack