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Old 12-23-2006, 06:43 PM   #1
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http://vintagecaravans.proboards30.com/ind...read=1166209626

I ran across this on the Aussie Vintage caravan site. Note the really cool frame and folding countertop.
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Old 12-23-2006, 08:20 PM   #2
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Lizbeth, that is just too cool! Thanks for sharing it.

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Old 12-23-2006, 08:46 PM   #3
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the side sink is interesting. Wish there was a floorplan to look at!

Momma Mia! Thatsa nice a trailah!
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Another from the Italian site linked in the above post...

http://epocaravan.forumfree.net/?t=12107897

I wish I could read Italian (a bit is in english). There are some pretty cool trailers on that site, even fiberglass ones! Can you tell I'm trying to avoid doing the last minute house cleaning for tomorrow?
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Even more with some floor plans.

http://epocaravan.forumfree.net/?t=12437312

Looks like they have insulation between two layer of fiberglass.
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I'd go for a trailer like that. I like the large windows. But did you notice what she was pulling it with? That looked like 17 feet of trailer to me. Was that a Camry towing it, or a Hyundai Accent? It was a car, and not much of one. And Italy does have plenty of mountain roads. I often think we Americans are a wee bit conservative in our tow ratings.
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I'd go for a trailer like that. I like the large windows. But did you notice what she was pulling it with? That looked like 17 feet of trailer to me. Was that a Camry towing it, or a Hyundai Accent? It was a car, and not much of one. And Italy does have plenty of mountain roads. I often think we Americans are a wee bit conservative in our tow ratings.
The Lander owner posted:

"the Hyundai is 1,5litres gasoline and the weight of the caravan is 750 kg and is very light to tow"

"The my caravan is long 4 meters and large 2,08 meters"
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Old 12-24-2006, 07:57 AM   #8
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Quite a few Lander trailers turned up to an Italian old trailer club meeting and there's lots of photos - click on the Lander models: Roulotte Antenate

The Lander trailers do have a club site, though there's very little info on models - but a few pictures of building them and some history: Lander Club

And for John and Benita, here is the winners of the British caravan club towcar competition: 2007 Towcar The photos will illustrate the ratio of trailer to tow vehicle that is considered reasonable by experienced towers (ie, people who tow, not the tall buildings!). It's interesting to see that their smallest winner, the Kia Rio, does not even have a tow rating in the US, but is allowed 2400lb in Europe.

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For those of us who are metrically challenged, that would be about 14' long and 7' wide and weighs 1650 pounds (roughly). I went back and looked at the photos as I'd have SWORN that had to be a 17' trailer. Alas, 'tis an optical illusion. That Hyundai just makes it look huge!

Interestingly, the second link the Liz provided shows "Suzy" with a Lander as the site administrator. Do you s'pose that could be the very same Suzy shown as the "wife" on the AU site?

It's nice to see that fiberglass addiction isn't solely a U.S. phenomenon. There are nuts like us all over the world!

And if you're interested in seeing how RVs are evolving in England, check out the Bailey site; the caravan used in the 2007 Caravan Club tow vehicle tests that Andrew linked to:

Bailey Caravans

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Old 12-24-2006, 08:23 AM   #10
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ciao,
I'm Roberto a moderator of http://epocaravan.forumfree.net
I see that you are very interested to Lander caravan, a fiberglass trailer, I invite you to visit my forum to see my Lander 401...
It is a fantastic van, very coibented, as every fiberglass van, and I'm very sodisfacted about it.
in this link there are the restorations of my caravan...

http://epocaravan.forumfree.net/?t=11910290

http://epocaravan.forumfree.net/?t=11891885

http://epocaravan.forumfree.net/?t=11887880

goodbye an merry christmas to everyone

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Doing a Google search on "Caravan Tongue Weight" yields some interesting sites.

Here's one about using a Land Rover as a tow vehicle in some pretty remote locations. Note the air brake setup: Trailers and Caravans used off road

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I'm Roberto a moderator of http://epocaravan.forumfree.net
I see that you are very interested to Lander caravan, a fiberglass trailer, I invite you to visit my forum to see my Lander 401...
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goodbye an merry christmas to everyone

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Hi Rob! On behalf of the moderators, staff and members of FiberglassRV.com, welcome! We've enjoyed your photos on your site. Thanks for dropping by! I hope you'll be a regular poster here. We have several international members, and we always enjoy a new perspective!

Merry Christmas to you and yours as well!

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Hi Rob! On behalf of the moderators, staff and members of FiberglassRV.com, welcome! We've enjoyed your photos on your site. Thanks for dropping by! I hope you'll be a regular poster here. We have several international members, and we always enjoy a new perspective!

Merry Christmas to you and yours as well!

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Hi to everyone!
I am a member staff of epocravan too... (I'm the admin).
I'm very happy to discover that there are so many lovers of fiberglass van!!!

In our forum there are now a new entry: a "lander olimpiade" a special edition of lander caravan an italian brand of fiberglass van...
You can look it klikking here: http://epocaravan.forumfree.net/?t=12037492&st=15

it isn't beautifull???

merry christmas to everyone
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