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mukker4life 05-21-2013 05:26 PM

Our new toy. (Uncle Rico)
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.

nakman 05-21-2013 06:02 PM

Wow, cool! but shouldn't it be Tio Rico?

Fishy 05-21-2013 06:16 PM


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

bigcity25 05-22-2013 12:20 AM

The family truckster, I dig it Brian.

Corbet 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:

mukker4life 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:

Caribou Sandstorm 05-22-2013 11:46 PM

Wow nice find!

Caribou Sandstorm 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...

subzali 05-23-2013 05:18 PM

What kind of mileage does it get? Gasser?

mukker4life 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:

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