my roamer rand vagabond - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-12-2011, 11:24 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Name: angie
Trailer: roamer rand vagabond
west midlands
Posts: 13
Registry
my roamer rand vagabond

hi to you all , i have just purchased a roamer rand vagabond , i live in the uk and bought it locally , i have been trying to find out about this van but can't find any info any where , it was made in 1970 , the base is fibre glass the seats are all moulded fibre glass , like wise is the roof , the walls are zip on zip off canvas , has any one seen one before , or got one . all the best silly lilly
__________________

__________________
sillylilly59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2011, 03:32 AM   #2
Moderator
 
Matt in SV's Avatar
 
Name: Matt
Trailer: U-Haul VT16, Escape 19
California
Posts: 987
Registry
This sounds like a pop-up or tent trailer. Do you have a picture?

This forum is mostly about hard-sided travel trailers and 5th wheels (we call them Eggs) I am not familiar with your model, but maybe someone on here has owned one. You might also try one of the "pop up" trailer forums.

Regards,

Matt
__________________

__________________
Planning our next Escape!
Matt in SV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2011, 08:49 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
CliveAlive's Avatar
 
Name: Clive
Trailer: Boler American #3104
Florida
Posts: 562
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by sillylilly59 View Post
hi to you all , i have just purchased a roamer rand vagabond , i live in the uk and bought it locally , i have been trying to find out about this van but can't find any info any where , it was made in 1970 , the base is fibre glass the seats are all moulded fibre glass , like wise is the roof , the walls are zip on zip off canvas , has any one seen one before , or got one . all the best silly lilly
Hi Lilly;

Welcome to the forum.

I just looked at your Trailer Profile. That's a great looking camper! What a great find. Very open plan without the canvas! And the matching add-a-room and skirts are very cool!

Have fun with it.
__________________
CliveAlive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2011, 04:34 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Name: angie
Trailer: roamer rand vagabond
west midlands
Posts: 13
Registry
so far i have found out that it was made in south africa , maybe that is why it is so open plan , on a hot day you could remove one or more of the side canvas walls , don't know how it ended up in the uk though , it has a manufacturing plate on it with its production number and date of manufacture , the canvas was made by a company called preddy bros , germiston , also i beleive in south africa , though again there is no info on them , i know that it might be different to the trailers on here but it doesnot really fit with the normal pop up trailer tents either , the fact that it is all moulded fibre glass apart from the canvas cushions and table , i cannot wait to try her out even if it is raining !!
__________________
sillylilly59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 11:39 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Ricky 4's Avatar
 
Name: Rick & Rei
Trailer: 1970 Campster
Kansas
Posts: 405
Quote:
Originally Posted by sillylilly59 View Post
so far i have found out that it was made in south africa , maybe that is why it is so open plan , on a hot day you could remove one or more of the side canvas walls , don't know how it ended up in the uk though , it has a manufacturing plate on it with its production number and date of manufacture , the canvas was made by a company called preddy bros , germiston , also i beleive in south africa , though again there is no info on them , i know that it might be different to the trailers on here but it doesnot really fit with the normal pop up trailer tents either , the fact that it is all moulded fibre glass apart from the canvas cushions and table , i cannot wait to try her out even if it is raining !!
Hi, you have a nice camper there. I was wondering-how the top lowers.
__________________
Ricky 4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 05:37 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Name: angie
Trailer: roamer rand vagabond
west midlands
Posts: 13
Registry
hi there , takes about two mins , undo one nut each side , just drops down or goes up , and because the roof is hollow you can leave settees in position , there is loads of storage space in this , in the obvious places like under seats but also the roof has a shelf all the way round , we will be trying it out in a couple of weeks for a weekend to see how we get on , i am thinking that we can have the van up within 10 mins and hopefully van and awning with 30 mins , looks like a very simple set up but we will see .....
__________________
sillylilly59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 06:50 PM   #7
Commercial Member
 
Name: Deb & Chuck
Trailer: Bigfoot, Boler, Trillium, ECO, U-Haul, Burro, Escape, Trailswest, Compact Jr., Casita, Scamp
Washington
Posts: 632
There was a person at the Fort Langley, British Columbia, Canada rally in 2006 that had an rv that looked like what you have. I'm not sure what his was called. You can look at the pictures from that meet at:

YouTube - Fort Langley Glass Eggs September 2006

The fellow was pulling it with a classic car.

Hope the helps!
__________________
Deb & Chuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 11:27 PM   #8
Member
 
Alison Cape Breton's Avatar
 
Name: Alison
Trailer: 1974 Aer-flo 14R
Nova Scotia
Posts: 84
Registry
Hi Welcome,

I love your trailer. What a great looking rig. It is very classic and I am jealous that you have such a rare find. Hope you enjoy your time in it.
__________________
Alison Cape Breton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2011, 05:55 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
CindyL's Avatar
 
Name: Cindy
Trailer: 1988 Bigfoot Silver Cloud
Illinois
Posts: 2,530
Registry
What an interesting-looking trailer. I see why you are here. It looks like one of our campers that has been cut apart and made into a popup.

An idea for a mod for someone who switched to fiberglass from a popup and misses the popup?

CindyL
__________________
CindyL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2011, 06:35 AM   #10
Junior Member
 
Name: angie
Trailer: roamer rand vagabond
west midlands
Posts: 13
Registry
i agree , i think if you took a photo of just the bottom half of the van it does look a little like some of the vans on here .
__________________
sillylilly59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2011, 09:58 AM   #11
Moderator
 
Gina D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Gina D.
Trailer: '77 Leocraft 17 & Former Burro owner and fan!
West Coast USA
Posts: 9,016
Registry
There was a similar model made here in the States called a Ranger.

1954 Ranger Popup Trailer Restoration

It had a slide out ta boot!
__________________
Gina D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2011, 11:51 AM   #12
Junior Member
 
Name: angie
Trailer: roamer rand vagabond
west midlands
Posts: 13
Registry
thanks for that , thats the first van that i have seen that is similar to mine
__________________
sillylilly59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2011, 08:49 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Mike Magee's Avatar
 
Name: Michael
Trailer: Li'l Hauley
Oklahoma
Posts: 5,143
Wow, that's amazing! Very cute too! If Boler or Scamp had ever produced a pop-up version, I bet it would have looked like that.

When it raises up, is there a spring assist or do you have to use some muscles?
__________________
How much time do we have left? 2 Chr. 7:14
Mike Magee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2011, 02:14 PM   #14
Junior Member
 
Name: angie
Trailer: roamer rand vagabond
west midlands
Posts: 13
Registry
there is no spring assist but it is still easy , literally takes two mins , we will be going away for the weekend in a couple of weeks , see how we get on , its still cold in march in the uk so will be taking a heater !!!
__________________

__________________
sillylilly59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.