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.
Hi could you please tell me where I can get a service kit for a prattline. I’ve found a prattline 15ft 1986 for sale. I quite like the concept but can’t find much info on them so have to pick someone’s brains who owns one. The owner of this one said the oil for the hydraulics seeped out about 7 months ago because a person who placed the vin plate on the draw bar pierced the line...anyway I’ve read up about problems with the hydraulic inner workings and the consesus is not an easy fix or rather pretty expensive to fix. I don’t know whether the owner is telling me the truth or whether he really knows.... Thx Renee
Post by Don Ricardo on Aug 17, 2020 14:17:39 GMT 10
Welcome to the forum, and thanks for telling us about the Prattline you're looking at.
This forum is mainly focused on caravans built before 1970, so the Prattline is probably a bit "modern" for most of us. Hopefully there will be somebody here that may be able to give you some advice, Hughdeany for example.
Knowing next to nothing about how Prattlines are set up, it sounds to me as if it's something you need specialist advice on. There are a couple of Prattline groups on Facebook, so they may be able to offer you some help?