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Old 09-22-2013, 04:15 AM   #1
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Custom Built Gypsy Style Caravan

Hi, I am a new member to this group. I live in Tasmania and have recently had built a fibreglass gypsy caravan. I designed it myself, drawing ideas from a few different styles of wagons or vardos, incorporating a few of my own ideas as well. A company called Penguin Composites built it for me - including the trailer. i contracted out the Huon Pine joinery work, but have been fitting out the interior and doing embellishments myself. I tow it with a 4 cyl Nissan X-Trail SUV. I plan to live in it next year. Just finished fitting a small wood heater to it this week. Chris
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:05 AM   #2
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Hi Chris, very cool trailer you have there.

The focus of this forum is on "moulded fiberglass trailers", but we sure love to see other neat things.

I for one would love to see a few more photos of what you have built there, and what went into the build.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:11 AM   #3
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Welcome to FGRV Chris,
Your wagon is what started the whole traveling rv years ago, very cool that it can be duplicated. We would love to see a personal picture tour. Any questions on wiring or interior, fire away. Can you give us more details on the composite construction? Thanks
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:47 AM   #4
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:23 AM   #5
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Looks sharp Chris! I built a teardrop trailer sized one out of MDO plywood...had a fun year of camping in it but like being able to stand in my ParkLiner. Could I see some more photo's?


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