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Old 03-09-2009, 12:11 AM   #15
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Is there anything to click on to change the language to English ?
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Old 03-09-2009, 01:12 AM   #16
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I don't see anything, but you might make use of Google translator for a particular section. I've found it very helpful. You can paste in text or enter a URL:

http://translate.google.com/translate_t?hl=en#

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Old 03-10-2009, 01:03 AM   #17
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Raya Hi, thanks for the translator. The language is very limited. I have written more because I could not quote and speak to large problems. Google this is a great idea! Thanks, Ivan.
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:17 AM   #18
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Ivan,

You are welcome!

I went to France after only having studied the language for a few months. I lived there for half a year with a family. So I understand what you are saying. I could make myself understood for basic things, but I could not discuss anything more complicated because my language skills were limited.

Sometimes I felt like people couldn't really get to know the "real" me becaused of that. I would sit at the table with a group of peole and think "Oh, if only I could speak this language like I can my native language, then I could really contribute more to the conversation."

Or someone would tell a joke and by the time I looked up the words in my dictionary I would be laughing five minutes late.

After I was there for a few months it got better, and I could speak in tenses, throw in conditional clauses, etc. But of course I was there, immersed in it, which helped. Now I think I"ve forgotten it all! I would so love to get back to Europe.

Back to caravans, I love the little one in your photo! It resembles yours, so it must be a little Lander. I like the shape it has. I'd love to see what it looks like inside!

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Old 03-10-2009, 02:19 AM   #19
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Hello Raya, in the first part of your post you've explained perfectly what are the difficulties of language.
The caravan in the picture is a Levante Graziella 300 (1960).
The Levante Lender the name changed in 1973.
Now I'm at work. When I can send you photos of: Lander Graziella 340, Lander Graziella 401, Lander Graziella 474 (the my), 474 Lander Lineatre. Greetings.
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:54 AM   #20
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A promise is a debt.
Here are photos of models who were Lander costruiti.L 'idea of the translator of google was brilliant but I miss an opportunity to learn the language.
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:59 AM   #21
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Now in Italy are 07:00 a.m. and I have to go to work, hello and good evening to you.
One last question: what means RV?
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:53 AM   #22
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I really like the looks of the Lander. Thank you for the photos I would like to see the inside of the smallest one sometime, if you get a chance.

RV stands for "recreational vehicle"

Recreation = something people do for fun (hiking, traveling, skiing, swimming, camping, etc.)
Vehicle = something you use for transportation (car, truck, etc.)

Actually, I have always thought of a "vehicle" as something that has its own engine (like a car or a truck) and not a trailer (that you attach to the back of a tow vehicle).

So in my thinking, what most of us have here are "Travel Trailers" and not "RV's", but ... I guess even amongst English speakers there is not always agreement

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Old 03-11-2009, 02:15 AM   #23
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Incredible! I had to understand it alone. In Italy in the legal language: Veicolo Ricreazionale = Vehicle Recreation.
You can see the interiors at this address:
http://www.roulotteantenate.it/antenati.htm
Italy is a small country and our forum www.roulotteantenate.it includes all caravan vintage and not just those in fiberglass, but are largely Lander.
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:35 AM   #24
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That website makes me dream of European travels while towing a Lander

One thing I've noticed is that the awnings on the Landers (and maybe other European trailers?) come around and go down on the sides. Kind of like an upside-down "U" shape. I really like that, and haven't noticed it on our North American trailers. Here is a photo of what I mean:


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And even on the small one!


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It looks so cozy and sheltered that way. Especially with sides added



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What kind of track is used that is so flexible that it can go around a corner? (the "track" being the place where you fit the fabric of the awning onto the trailer) Here I think I can see that the awning track goes all the way across the top and curves around to go down each side so that the awning can curve around too:


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Neat-o!

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Old 03-11-2009, 02:41 AM   #25
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This system allows you to protect yourself from the sun even in the rare other than 12:00 p.m.!
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Old 03-11-2009, 03:25 AM   #26
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This system allows you to protect yourself from the sun even in the rare other than 12:00 p.m.!


Here is a typical awning here in North America. It goes across the top but not down the sides (unless you add on a whole outdoor "room" to it). I don't see any reason that our awnings couldn't wrap around like yours though, if we used a flexible track.


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Now that I think about it, the Tab trailers (not molded fiberglass) have an awning that wraps around, but then they were designed in Europe (Germany, I think).

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What type of tent is used very well in Europe for its speed of assembly, but on a vintage caravan is just romantic.
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I looked into getting an awning similar to that when we were looking for one. I found some in the UK that I really liked. They sat up against the trailer directly and made an additional room. We were able to find a screenhouse though that does essentially the same thing. It raises high enough that it can wrap around our trailer, so we can open the door beneath it. We bought walls to use with it if we want privacy.

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