Had an interesting weekend retrieving an ol' pommy caravan..............
It'd been housed for many years on a beautiful property in the heart of WA's tall timber country 7 kms out of Pemberton.
I was sent some pics of the caravan some weeks ago...................the property had been sold so the owner needed to find a new home for the caravan. I didn't know much about the type of caravan I was to retrieve, so our resident ol' pommy caravan' expert Cobber kindly did some research and emailed these pics of the 1957 "Car Cruiser Carissima" caravan that I was to pick up.
The photo's showed here are NOT the actual caravan I was to pick up, but are photos sent to me by Cobber of the same make & model of caravan ............
Donricardo posted on my behalf a a photo of an identical van to this, set up as an onsite at Kioloa where my cabin is on the sth coast NSW a while back. Another good pick up for the beverly shed. At this rate you will need beverly sheds Mark jenno
1953 14' Jennison Pathfinder, 1960 AP3 Chrysler Royal V8, 1964 EH Special, 1982 WB Statesman Caprice, 1984 WB V8 Ute
and so the sad tale of the ol' pommy caravan continues .....
If you have a look at this pic, where I've drawn the arrow, you'll notice the seem coming apart ......the problems actually started before the caravan was loaded onto the truck
In Bridgetown, about 100 kms from Pemberton, ........called into to catch up with Megan & Richard, and borrowed some 100mph racing tape to do some running repairs to where the seem was coming apart, plus repairs to the door that was missing the bottom pins in the hinges ......
stopped about a further 250 kms at the Brookton pub for a beer n feed, and noticed the door had come adrift (still hanging there). Tried to replace the door, and tape it, but couldn't refit the door ......it was totally dark by then, so couldn't really see what the problem was, so removed the door and placed it inside the caravan.
On the 30km stretch between Brookton & Beverley, the right hand side of the caravan gave way, and was flapping in the breeze
Here's why the door wouldn't refit in Brookton, the floor had given way and the whole rear of the caravan was sagging
and the right hand side ......what can I say
the wheel is no longer parallel with the chassis
shame, coz the caravan had sone nice little features: suspension:
fold down stove:
neat little storage racks on the insides of the cupboards
the little rear window is a like a "skylight" into the wardrobe
number plate frame
nice handles, that I thought were only reflectors
oh dear, there's no frame, and the inside wall has totally rotted
so, sadly the local resident vintage caravan wrecker got his hands on it:
wouldn't a street machiner or hot rodder luv to get a hold of these lil succers for a caravan project ;D ......they are in fact lights
Oh dear, will the clipper be safe in your hands? you do realise there is no refund if she dosen't make it...... well send you off with a tube of liquid nails (silicone) just in case!!! she's getting new tyres friday.........................
Last Edit: Apr 25, 2012 23:15:41 GMT 10 by golfview