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Old 07-19-2006, 03:41 PM   #1
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I "discovered" a model I'd not heard of before. It's a Euopean model, so the chances of seeing one in North America are pretty small, but here it is.
The Roma Romini:


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I found this one here:

http://caravans.uk.freeads.net/ROMA_Romini...ravan-94287.htm

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ROMA Romini Micro Caravan Romini Micro caravan all fibreglass. 400kg one of only a handful made this size. Grill-hob-sink, wardrobe, fridge, 2 single beds or massive double, Very very rare Tow with mini/classic car. Peterborough.
1,200 no offers

There doesn't seem to be a lot of info on them. They were made from 1985 - 1990.

[b]Arrgghh! Doing a websearch with the correct parameters pulls up a thread from this forum where the Romini is mentioned - here it is, buried in a post about towing with a Honda Accord:

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/in...howtopic=19477

Oh, well, these are better pictures, anyway. Looks like an older model, too.
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Old 07-19-2006, 03:54 PM   #2
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Very similar to the new Cabin A, LLC from Aliner or the Twist.
I saw these just outside of Minneaplois, Very nice but small.

http://www.aliner.com/page24.html
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I like the big windows

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Old 07-19-2006, 05:36 PM   #4
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I have been inside a Twist. I can see a market for it, but would frankly rather find a used CJ for this floorplan.

Looks like the Euros have one. It actually looks more like a litehouse or little joe. There are no divisions between the kitchen and closet sections.
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Old 07-19-2006, 06:28 PM   #5
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There is a UK owners club for the fiberglass Romahomes, mostly mini-motorhomes: Roma Club There are some photos of the Romini trailer, but the ones you've posted are better!

And anyone who thinks that Scamp motorhome discussed recently is small should go look at the 'demountable' version (ie, truck camper) of the Romahome that fits on the tiny Japanese mini-trucks....


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Old 07-19-2006, 09:59 PM   #6
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That Romahome sure is cute.



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I was told that the portapotty was designed to be set up in the back of the truck - when you set up camp, you'd slightly lift the camper, pull the truck ahead a few feet, then place the potty in the space between the cab and camper body, and install curtains for privacy.

Biggest drawback is the anemic power in the truck, I guess - they're only good for 50 - 60 mph on the highway, and less in the hills from whay I understand.
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Old 07-20-2006, 07:51 PM   #7
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Old 07-20-2006, 09:28 PM   #8
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They look almost like Toyota Chinooks. (molded fiberglass little Class C motor home campers from the 70's) If they had made them with power steering, I would still be driving mine. Shoulder injury forced me to sell it !! I had 5 of them over the years, with different floor plans, and owned one of them twice.
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Those trucks are tiny! I can't imagine how small this camper must be! In all the times I've been to Italy, I've never seen this camper and I am always on the lookout for them.

Considering how narrow the streets can be over there, smallness is a plus. And, Europeans and the UK have been more for gas than we have for a very long time. This makes a lot of sense not only for Europeans but for us in North American as well.

Thanks for posting these, great pics.

I wonder if Lex from the Netherlands is familar with these. Where IS Lex anyway?!?

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Those trucks are tiny!
Yeah, and the examples above have the 'big' molded fiberglass bodies added to them. You can now buy a motorhome conversion of just the basic van:


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Just to be clear, this van is 18" shorter and 8" narrower than a Geo Metro.
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