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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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.
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.
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.