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Old 12-09-2012, 04:11 PM   #1
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All Molded Caravans From the Land Down Under

Santa brought me a subscription to Vintage Caravan Magazine. I've received my first issue.

Check out these manufacturers! Timeless Retro-Style Caravans I love the interior in the Mahia Retro Caravan

and Suncoast Sunnies which is built from the 1965 Sunliner molds

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Old 12-09-2012, 05:50 PM   #2
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Wow, thanks for the links Donna. Just the fix I was looking for.

I Would never have guessed the shell to the timeless is a new mold. Might have to see if I can find a copy of the magazine as well.
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Pretty nice looking. The stated weight 540kg (Suncoast Sunnies) converts to 1190lbs, which is likely 'dry weight'. Similar in weight to our vintage FG beauties.
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So I guess "vintage" also means no bathrooms? I guess people were better at holding it in those days.
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So I guess "vintage" also means no bathrooms? I guess people were better at holding it in those days.
Lol, so true...in theory. They boast vintage look with modern appeal. The Wanaka model by Timeless has a full wet bath. I thought I saw a pic but had go back through both sites to find it. However the spec sheet for all models produced by timeless have the same measurements and weights regardless off furnishing or bath. It also doesn't list a black water tank. I wonder if the weight is ball-parked or perhaps a pre-furnished weight?

Either way I'd take one.
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Very neat looking trailer, but I don't think I could get past the door being on the wrong side. Maybe if they made a NA model.........
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Really nice trailers! I would be very willing to accept one for Christmas. In case anyone wants to know :-)
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It also doesn't list a black water tank.
Maybe it has a cassette toilet, so doesn't need one?
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They're beautiful...very much in keeping with the original simplicity and lightness of fiberglass trailers here in the U.S.A.

I think the love affair with the black tank is a recent North American thing- such extra weight/room/trouble "amenities" are often spurned by European/Australian trailer makers.

I wonder when we became so enamored of carrying around huge quantities of our own waste???

I for one much prefer the ease of the portable toilet/cassette.

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I for one much prefer the ease of the portable toilet/cassette.Francesca
I haven't had the (dis)pleasure of any toilet. I'm a bit afraid of black water tanks. I usually back country and have the dig your own hole situation. I think a cassette or the gel bags would be my preference as well.

The picture on timeless is less than complete but appears to have a built-in toilet. Are there built-ins that are cassette as well?
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A cassette IS usually built-in...the bottom part is removable for emptying, often from the outside of the rig.

That's the main difference between a cassette and a porta-potty...those are a single two-piece portable unit that breaks apart for emptying.

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