Sportsmobile West makes conversion vans that are used for a wide range of applications from cinematography and production vans to toy and gear hauling, from transporting the handicapped to traversing the North American wilderness. The Qatar vans went into production in December 2007 and are slated for completion in May. Officials from the government of Qatar said, “Once completed, we will be deploying these vans for various catastrophic events and will use them as an example for helping the greater good in the International community.”
The seventeen conversion vans will include one command vehicle, two support vehicles, two K-9 vehicles (8 dogs per van) and twelve transport vehicles. Each van will be built around a Ford Econoline (E350) Chassis with the following features:
~ 12 Gear Sportsmobile 4x4 System
~ Dynatrac Pro-Rock 60 front axle
~ Atlas 2 Transfer Case
~ Hella powered top-mounted flood light system
~ 12,000 lb. front mounted Warn winch
~ 46 gallon gas tank (long range fuel capacity)
~ Aluminess Front and Rear Bumper Package
~ 35-inch BF Goodrich all-terrain tires mounted on American Racing wheels
~ AMSOIL dual remote by-pass filtration system more information here About the Command Center Van
During any major event having the proper command center is the most critical component to ensure all communication channels are working together. The Sportsmobile Command Center van will come equipped with a state-of-the-art communications system with global positioning, satellite communications and a host of other unique transmission features. Once the Command Center van has identified the key areas for search and rescue efforts, the next process involves recovery of possible survivors. Each of the 12 Transport vehicles will accommodate 12 passengers. In total, the Transport vans will be able to remove 144 people in one mission.
About the Ea By-Pass System
The Ea By-Pass Oil Filter provides the best possible filtration protection against wear and oil degradation. Working in conjunction with the engine’s full-flow oil filter, the AMSOIL Ea By-Pass Filter operates by filtering oil on a “partial-flow” basis. It draws approximately 10 percent of the oil pump’s capacity at any one time and traps the extremely small, wear-causing contaminants that full-flow filters can’t remove. The AMSOIL Ea By-Pass Filter typically filters all the oil in the system several times an hour, so the engine continuously receives analytically clean oil. Higher EfficiencyAMSOIL EaBP Filters have an efficiency of 98.7 percent at two microns. At normal operating RPMs the EaBP Filter will filter all of the oil in a typical five quart sump in less than 10 minutes.