View Full Version : Our new toy. (Uncle Rico)

05-21-2013, 04:26 PM
Took a bike trip to fruita with the:Princess: and our 100lb lab. Slept in the bed of the truck which was nice until the dog threw up on us:(. Got to talking about a little more comfortable way to camp.
Got home and found this, a little sooner than I planned but we are pretty happy with it.
1996 Sportsmobile E250 2WD




Planning a road trip to Washington state and BC for later this summer. Excited to get this thing on the road.

05-21-2013, 05:02 PM
Wow, cool! but shouldn't it be Tio Rico?

05-21-2013, 05:16 PM

You gotta paint it orange and carry a football just in case!


05-21-2013, 11:20 PM
The family truckster, I dig it Brian.

05-22-2013, 11:50 AM
Looks like some serious fridge space. Nice looking rig. Dog puke sucks in a camper too though, well and a tent.:o I know all too well:rolleyes:

05-22-2013, 03:09 PM
That's not the fridge it's a little pantry/storage compartment.
The little black door is the fridge, still works great

Not thinking ill paint it orange but I may take up selling Tupperware to pay for it :hill:

Caribou Sandstorm
05-22-2013, 10:46 PM
Wow nice find!

Caribou Sandstorm
05-23-2013, 02:59 PM
My buddy John from college has an uncle Rico van similar to your find but not nearly as nice... I never understood why he called it Uncle Rico... I must have been living in a cave to have missed that..

Your video made my afternoon!!

My buddies Uncle Rico is actually really disgusting and he had a rat living in it.. He takes it surfing with his kids, his wife won't get near it...lol

Ok back to work for me...

05-23-2013, 04:18 PM
What kind of mileage does it get? Gasser?

05-23-2013, 04:33 PM
No rats:eek: looking to get the carpet cleaned at some point soon.

It is a gasser, the 5.8. 351? The guy I got it from said it gets 12mpg uphill, down hill, reverse. Have not gone through a tank yet.
Has bilsteins all the way around and air bags on all 4 corners. Even with no air in the bags it drives really nice. :beer:

05-24-2013, 06:53 AM
FJCDan on here does carpet cleaning. Not sure he does autos... Sweet ride BTW

05-24-2013, 06:55 AM
Air bag are keen but will look great in the scrap heap when you do coil overs and a Quigley conversion. :-)

05-24-2013, 12:41 PM
4x4 would be really cool but not currently in the budget :D

Saw this monster last week at Kipling and Bellview