Post by Don Ricardo on Nov 10, 2017 16:49:17 GMT 10
Afternoon caravan history lovers,
A few weeks ago, while searching for something else, I came across an advert for a 'demountable' or 'piggy-back' caravan published 1952, on Saturday, 20 December, in the Sydney Morning Herald (page 21):
The caravan was made to 'suit any utility' by C H Gittins located in Enmore, Sydney.
I haven't heard of Mr Gittins before, but it made me wonder when 'demountable' caravans were first introduced? They were certainly very popular in the late 1960's with a number of manufacturers building such vans, including Viscount, Rowvan and Freeway (which became Winnebago and more recently Avida). And of course caravans permanently mounted on a truck or utility chassis were the earliest form of caravan built in Australia. However, I was surprised to see an advert for a demountable as far back as 1952.
Can anyone tell us more about the history of this type of caravan?