Post by Don Ricardo on Mar 6, 2017 21:53:49 GMT 10
Manufactured by Dick Pratt Elizabeth, South Australia On 28 February 2017, Pratt posted here:
Greetings all, I've just bought the van pictured here is about 13 foot long and has hand painted signage proclaiming Prattline Made in Elizabeth South Australia...
Can anyone help with age and confirm it was made by Prattline
Cheers Harold Later the same day Hughdeani replied:
Hi Harold, It looks to me like a Prattline! Dick Pratt made Caravans and pop tops as well as the low tow,so you have a piece of caravanning history there. Would love to see some interior pics please. Cheers hughdeani And Pratt provided some photos of the inside of the van:
On 3 March 2017 Hughdeani posted:
Hi all, I found some info on Prattline Caravans. Dick Pratt started in the 60s with hire vans bought from other manufacturers,then built his own bond wood vans with aluminium roofs. In the early 70s he changed to aluminium vans and started the Low Tow model then Fremont pop tops until they closed. So Pratt ,I would say your van is about 1970 or 71. Hope this helps Cheers hughdeani
Post by lowtowcirca1970 on Sept 7, 2019 14:53:12 GMT 10
Any thoughts on how the numbering works? The circa 1970 Low Tow I bought this week, has the number 77244. (no space) The one above has 912-28 on it. I was thinking maybe the first number is like a model/series number and the last numbers are the build number. Need more tow bar numbers to confirm this.
Amazingly, I could still buy service kits for the hydraulic pump including a DVD.