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Old Campers...Let's see what you got!

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by mctim64, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. gnichols
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    In the just wondering department... what do you think the best features of these trailers are? Or reasons to take them on the road? I'm not big on camping anymore, so sleeping inside off the ground seems like the best reason of all. Conversely, I don't think I could do a small camper every day for a long time either, I'm spoiled by all my creature comforts! Where do you put the washer and dryer, anyway?
    I can see taking it on short trips and especially to weekend car shows to haul extra junk and refreshments. Perhaps the best feature is just to have a place out of the sun to relax, play cards or take a nap. Or to eat lunch in a little comfort.
    And you? Later, Gary
     
  2. totalposer
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    you can get em cheap and they are a great place to sleep in Bonneville
     
  4. knotheads
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    i owned one of these back in the early 70s. i ended up giving it away when i moved and had no where to keep it . i have been looking for another for a long time now.
     
  5. MrFire
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    Old Australian advert. from The Sun Herald newspaper 1968:

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  6. MrFire
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  8. MrFire
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    Millards being railed from Sydney, New South Wales to Perth, Western Australia in 1970:

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  9. MrFire
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    Advert for Globe Caravans:

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  10. MrFire
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    Advert showing the benefit of aluminium:

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  11. What a cool thread .

    My 1960 Starliner (NZ Made) and wifes '73 Monte Carlo.

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  12. Rehpotsirhcj
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    This little camper, if you can call it that, was for sale a couple of years ago..I think on Craigslist. Its just simply cool as hell. I would have had to buy the truck to get the camper. Now I kind of wish I would have. I haven't seen another like it and it sure would look good on my AD. :)
     

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  13. MrFire
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    Wayfarer Caravans:

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  14. MrFire
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    Carapark Caravans:

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    (Bob and Dolly Dyer were game show (BP Pick-a-Box) hosts.

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  15. MrFire
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    The Hunter Minor teardrop for small cars:

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  16. MrFire
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  17. FoMoCoPower
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    silly foreigners,a caravan is a minivan made by Dodge...lol
     
  18. MrFire
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    J & S camper on Falcon Ute:

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  19. MrFire
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    Ford Australia offerings in 1975. To find any one of these today would be quite rare:

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  20. Here's an interesting one.;)
     

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  21. Abomination
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  23. VenomousType
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    talk about rare stuff
     
  24. George T
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    Thanks for sharing the caravan brochures! I have always been intrigued by the caravans from England & Europe. You have now given me even more to consider!

    The curse of "anything with wheels!"

    George T.
     
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  25. c57heaven
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    caravan... foreigners... sounds like camels walking through the desert...watch it they spit..
     
  26. MrFire
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    JS Fibreglass aren't the same firm.

    J&S are gone. They not only did the camper, they were more well known for their fibreglass kit cars and J&S beach buggy bodies.
     
  27. MrFire
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    Strange you should mention camel caravans. They were used very successfully in outback Australia in the late 19th Century.

    Australian (wild) camels, considered the best in the world. They are still raced:

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    They are sought after by the Arabs, and exported for their camel races. No kidding - big $$$$. :).

    You can join an Australian camel caravan today. (Sorry, off topic again. :D) This one on Cable Beach, Western Australia, but, there are lots of others:

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  28. MrFire
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    I gave Ford a run, so here is an option for a Holden Torana Hatchback from mid 1970's:

    This is what a standard Torana looked like:

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    This is with the genuine option fitted (unfortunately I can't locate an original photo):

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  29. MrFire
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    Older style (restored) motorhome:

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  30. MrFire
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    A home built (around 1980) slide on camper fitted to an Australian F100 fitted with Sunraysia spoke steel wheels:

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