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Old 12-24-2006, 08:45 AM   #15
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I forget to say that in "hello" I give my welcome to you:

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Old 12-24-2006, 10:28 AM   #16
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I ran across this on the Aussie Vintage caravan site. Note the really cool frame and folding countertop.
The folding countertop looks to be very much like the one in my Esterel (French). It's actually a very nice compromise between the "I want a kitchen in the trailer" camp and the "Skip the kitchen for more counter space" group. It's a kitchen when you want one and a ton of counter space when you want THAT. We've never used the stove or sink - but you can make both groups happy this way.

I'd be happy to grab some shots of how the counter works if anyone wanted to replicate it during a rebuild. Only problem you're likely to run into is the faucet.

It's also got the same hitch I do with the built-in parking brake (chocks??? I remember those! ) One of the wierder aspects of the hitch is that the actual hitch part can rotate 360-degrees relative to the trailer. Sometimes makes hitching-up awkward and looks wierd on the road. It ALWAYS ends up spinning over to one side so it looks seriously bent to anyone who doesn't know how it works. I don't THINK the rotation is a deliberate design feature as much as it is just a consequence of its being mounted on a pheumatic cylinder (triggers the surge brakes in travel). All in all, it's a very nice hitching system I wish we had the option of here more frequently (same hitch in on the T@B trailer!).

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Old 12-24-2006, 10:45 AM   #17
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paisano!

Welcome to the forum! Nice trailers!

Watch out you guys, the Italians are coming and we will design a rig that EVERYTHING you cook in it will be wonderful!

Ciao! to Miss Susy and Roberto from Rome!

Gina D 2nd Generation US, roots in L'Aquila.
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Old 12-24-2006, 11:13 AM   #18
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Welcome Rob! Welcome Susy! Merry Christmas to both of you. It is very nice to see that there are more fiberglass lovers out there!

It proved to be a good thing that I didn't want to scrub the kitchen floor last night and surfed the web instead!
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Old 12-24-2006, 11:33 AM   #19
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Thanks to Gina and Lizbeth for the welcome!

L'aquila in Abbruzzo is a nice town... and the surround is wonderful!!! we have had a meeting of oldie caravan near Tagliacozzo in Abbruzzo... this is one picture

and here other pictures of the meeting:

http://epocaravan.forumfree.net/?t=11859818
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Old 12-24-2006, 11:35 AM   #20
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paisano!

Welcome to the forum! Nice trailers!

Watch out you guys, the Italians are coming and we will design a rig that EVERYTHING you cook in it will be wonderful!

Ciao! to Miss Susy and Roberto from Rome!

Gina D 2nd Generation US, roots in L'Aquila.


hehehe... paisana!!
thank's Gina, Buon Natale
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Old 12-24-2006, 11:37 AM   #21
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Welcome Rob! Welcome Susy! Merry Christmas to both of you. It is very nice to see that there are more fiberglass lovers out there!

It proved to be a good thing that I didn't want to scrub the kitchen floor last night and surfed the web instead!

Grazie anche a te Lizbeth... I write in italian because the my english is very terrible

Buon Natale anche a te!

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Old 12-24-2006, 12:12 PM   #22
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Old 12-24-2006, 12:37 PM   #23
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Welcome Rob and Susy! I enjoyed the looking at both the Australian site and your epocaravan forum. I appreciate your participation in these English-language forums; your English is infinitely better than my Italian!

If I understand the specifications correctly, the four metre length is for the body of the trailer; by the North American standard of measuring the overall length (including tongue) of travel trailers, this is a 17' model. It looks comparable to my Boler B1700RGH in size and layout, although it is significantly lighter; it's closer in width and proportions to the Escape 17. Susy explained in one of the linked epocaravan posts that there are three models; they appear to be shorter and longer variations in addition to the 401 (presumably 401 cm which is 4.01 m or 13' 2" ):
  • 340 model, presumably with a 340 cm (3.40 m or 11' 2") body, and
  • 474 model, presumably with a 474 cm (4.74 m or 15' 7") body.
Only the 401 and 474 are shown the floorplan image.
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Old 12-24-2006, 12:42 PM   #24
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While most of the European fiberglass trailers seem to used moulded panels mounted on a body framework, the Lander appears to be constructed like most of our eggs: upper and lower moulded shells. The Lander club's construction page shows this well; I like the walnut analogy!
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Old 12-24-2006, 01:16 PM   #25
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While most of the European fiberglass trailers seem to used moulded panels mounted on a body framework,
Which ? I don't know them, Brian.
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Old 12-24-2006, 02:19 PM   #26
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Welcome Italian Brothers & Sisters!!! So glad you joined the forum.

Oh... the places you can take your camper.... the history.... the architecture.... the food.... the wonderful Italian people you will meet in your travels.

Please take us along with you! As you travel around your beautiful country and beyond, we would love to see pictures of the places you visit with your cool camper.

I hear Florence, Venice, Rome, Naples calling me! Makes me tempted to try to float my egg across the Atlantic. Well... guess not, but I will enjoy being a mental traveler to places I've always dreamed of going.

Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-24-2006, 03:09 PM   #27
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Dear friends (because the caravannist are all friend... even if they are separated by the atlantic see ) we are very happy of your greeting!!! You're very kindly with us...
I am a little affected... we live therefore far but it seems to know you already for a long time... In our travels around the Europe we enjoy to meet people of other nations... and hear their experience, their way of life... I think that this are the best moments of the travel

I wish you understand what I want to say, because I'm aware that my English is much approximative
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