My refit of a Freedom Jetstream - Fiberglass RV


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Old 10-29-2013, 03:12 AM   #1
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My refit of a Freedom Jetstream

We recently bought this 1998 Freedom Jetstream, originally made by Niewiadów in Poland, and previously imported to the UK.



It's a bit tired, and our aim is to put a bit of life back into it. The exterior seems quite good, just needing a good clean and some bits n bobs repaired or replaced.

The interior is quite shabby and it is here that I imagine we will do most of the work.



TECHNICAL DATA
Length 4500 mm
Total width 2050 mm
Total height 2550 mm
Body length 3050 mm
Inside body width 1960 mm
Inside body height 1815 mm
Wheel track 1500 mm
Unladen Weight 625 kg
Acceptable total weight 750 kg


We intend to use it mostly for short boondocking trips of two or three days. It's just Missus BigAl, myself and a very small dog.



However first things first, it is booked into an approved caravan service centre to have a service to make sure that it is roadworthy and safe to use.

As we progress I will post pics and information in this thread in the hope that it will help somebody else.

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Old 10-29-2013, 05:46 AM   #2
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Eagle-eyed viewers will notice that BigAl's trailer is exactly the same as a Cadet - to make them for the British, who drive on the left, the entire body is mounted the other way round on the frame to put the access door on the left.
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:54 AM   #3
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good observation, Andrew...
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:29 AM   #4
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Eagle-eyed viewers will notice that BigAl's trailer is exactly the same as a Cadet - to make them for the British, who drive on the left, the entire body is mounted the other way round on the frame to put the access door on the left.
That would perhaps explain why it is unbalanced towards the rear.

Of course I have no heavy gas bottle or spare wheel in the front box to counterbalance the beast, yet.

I have seen this reported on another forum with this model.

That said, it tows well.
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:11 AM   #5
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BigAl that looks to be a sweet little trailer!


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Eagle-eyed viewers will notice that BigAl's trailer is exactly the same as a Cadet - to make them for the British, who drive on the left, the entire body is mounted the other way round on the frame to put the access door on the left.
Thanks Andrew for that info ! I was indeed wondering if there was a connection as we do have a few Cabet's in these parts.
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:38 PM   #6
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That's a cute little puppy bug Love your camper also.
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Adorable! Thanks for posting pic's! Please keep them coming............. Would love to see interior pics.
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Old 11-02-2013, 01:39 PM   #8
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I have been busy today. I took down all the curtains, took off all the cushion covers, ripped up the old carpet, laid a new PVC tile floor, and removed all the cabinet doors and recovered them in white leatherette, and fixed the droopy headliner.


Droopy headliner, fixed.




New wood effect floor laid.



White leatherette clad cabinet doors.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:28 AM   #9
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Here is a picture of the freshly laundered bed in the sleeping layout.



and here is a picture of the new doors fitted to the trailer.



I also rolled up my sleeves and cleaned the toilet following the previous owners, who hadn't.

Now, it smells clean.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:49 AM   #10
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WOW---you're doing a fantastic job!
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