View Full Version : Our new toy. (Uncle Rico)
05-21-2013, 05:26 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, 06:02 PM
Wow, cool! but shouldn't it be Tio Rico?
05-21-2013, 06:16 PM
You gotta paint it orange and carry a football just in case!
05-22-2013, 12:20 AM
The family truckster, I dig it Brian.
05-22-2013, 12:50 PM
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, 04:09 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:
05-22-2013, 11:46 PM
Wow nice find!
05-23-2013, 03:59 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, 05:18 PM
What kind of mileage does it get? Gasser?
05-23-2013, 05:33 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, 07:53 AM
FJCDan on here does carpet cleaning. Not sure he does autos... Sweet ride BTW
05-24-2013, 07:55 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, 01:41 PM
4x4 would be really cool but not currently in the budget :D
Saw this monster last week at Kipling and Bellview
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