A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

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MikeT wrote:
23 Jul 2017, 16:51

Mini complete with it's own mini caravan (albeit on a recovery wagon)


That looks very much like an Eriba puck.

A Scottish Caravan maker, Thomson of Carron, Falkirk used to make the Thomson Mini-glen specifically for the Mini.

http://www.thomson-caravans.co.uk/roadt ... niglen.htm

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charming documentary about Caravanning, including footage of the late Sam Alper, founder of Caravans International, towing one of his Caravans to the top of a foreign mountain with a Mini (a 1970's publicity stunt).

I haven't watched it for a year or two, so I don't recall the timing of that clip, but its a nice bit of Sunday evening relaxation anyway
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One of the rare things I did watch. Enjoyed it too!

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Vespa & caravan(1959)

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To paraphrase Frank's Factory Flooring' s advert...."I love British Pathe me!!"

Fill your boots Vespa lovers :-D



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Spotted at the Torbay Steam Fair last weekend, an example of the oddest Romahome - the Mini based one!

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I walked past this today. It has a certain amount of rustic charm...
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Note the 'snowdome' on the dashboard.
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That's quite professional/sophisticated for D-i-Y H-camper. The one I always liked was the Swedish one in red oxide, the extra headroom was provided by the upper part of a 2CV van grafted onto the roof, surmounted by a roofrack for the inevitable vintage suitcase, old pedal car, sundry wooden boxes, etc. & the exterior odorned with, apparently randomly, selected & placed, tools, bikes, cooking utensils & the like.

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This little Toyota may well do a nice job for summer weekends for the buyer, looks quite presentable from the pics.

https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic ... ce-camper/

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I can see that has a certain appeal - although sadly lacking in character.

Funnily enough I couldn't find this thread when I was looking for it, oh, it must've been a month ago, 'cos I couldn't think where else to post this sighting:

Early one morning,barely light coming towards me on the Totnes road was, from the display of lights I couldn't see beyond, was modern tractor but as drew alongside I was surprised to see it was towing a fullsize showman's living van, in apparently good order - so not one that had just been dragged out of a field - or, even a barn. So quite why it was where it was, at that time of day AND being drawn by a tractor will remain a mystery.

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Its the Isle of Wight's finest, A Romahome and a Citroen, but more of a microcamper by the looks of it.

This pops out of autotrader vehicle check-CITROEN NEMO 660 LX S/S HDI S-A 2013
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If you are interested in the little R10 Romahome based on the Nemo few pictures here of 2010 van...yes you will have to part with £16,000 ish, and its only single berth...

but look at this....you can wash your dishes in a tiny sink, have the convenience of a tiny portapotti

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You get the freedom and romance of the of the open road, although £16,000 would buy you a fair few weeks of decent hotel rooms or self catering cottages :-D

Horses for courses

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Have spotted this visitor in a coiuple of places. You have to dedice for yourself as per the title of the thread whether its interesting or awful.

Not a great fan of the pickup on its own, but the camper bit grafted on over and above it seems to take it to a degree of awfulness which strangely also borders on the interesting!
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looks like a very strange use of space and I would imagine the weight distribution to be far from ideal too.

I'm also reminded of my Missus old 2004 Vauxhall Agila.... that was very scary to drive on a windy motorway.

I wondered whether the appeal of something like this is that its a cheap 'bolt on' camping accessory, but having found a seemingly relevant website (although the Rangers featured there look a little older than this one) I couldn't find any prices. https://www.savagecamper.com/ford-ranger-camper/

I did note that they recommend upgrading the rear suspension though, so cheap.... probably not.

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It surely and definitely is awful... No argument about that!

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One thing going for it you can mount it and dismount it in 20 minutes :-D Well, that is according to Tischer Freizeitfahrzeuge who make the bolt on camper bodies.

Here's their website

Prices? Depends if you want an "Empty Box" at 15,000 euros or "with Equipment" at 30,000 euros!

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