Post by Rowvan Owner on Dec 25, 2017 16:39:56 GMT 10
Desperately seeking help identifying this caravan, Primarily a huntsman, may have been rebadged pheonix, lylack etc. Tried to Message Don Ricardo with no success sadly. Strongly desire restore it to former glory and register it to travel with as it it is such a beautiful van... Simplicity by design and so well designed and constructed. Chassis Number is 250 with all internal timber doors stamped 250 near the latches. Can't upload photos, if someone could with knowledge in the early huntsmans please contact me, and I could email some pictures through perhaps. Thank you in advance.
Post by Don Ricardo on Dec 30, 2017 19:13:46 GMT 10
Welcome to the forum, and apologies for not responding to your post earlier due to being quite busy on other things after Christmas. I haven't received your message either (if you're referring to a PM, ie Personal Message via the forum), I'm sorry to say.
However, I was most interested to read about your Huntsman van, and especially that you've found a chassis number for it. That's a great bonus, which hopefully will enable us to date it at some point.
There are instructions on how to post photos on the forum in the 'Forum Guidelines & Helpful Hints' section. You need to do it via an online photo storage website, such as PostImage or Flickr. But if that all seems a bit tricky, I'll be happy to post your photos for you if you email them to me. You can send them to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I can also try and get you in contact with forum member Huntsman, who is a son of the person who built Huntsman caravans.
Any way to start with, it will be marvellous to see some pics of your van.
Post by Don Ricardo on Aug 11, 2018 14:53:53 GMT 10
Photos of Huntsmanbuild250's Rowvan, posted on his behalf:
Huntsmanbuild250 previously identified his van as a Huntsman (see above posts), however the photos have revealed that it is a Rowvan. The serial number on the A-frame is '250'. This indicates that it was built earlier than Paullll's Rowvan, shown here, which has a serial number of 399 and was built after May or September 1964.
Note that on this van, the normal coloured flash on the sides of the van have been doubled in height at some point, but that the original beading bordering the original flash is still in place.
I will leave Huntsmanbuild250 to tell us more about his van.
Post by Rowvan Owner on Aug 14, 2018 20:49:18 GMT 10
formally Huntsman 250, had to change my name To the best of my belief the van left the factory White, with a gold stripe (under the mission brown fence paint) Don Ricardo is correct, a previous owner has chosen to increase the height to the top of the windows. In redoing wiring to include brake lights each side, the braking system is still cable operated, cable over ride but in a twist has disc brakes (functioning) fitted the clock keeps very good time. For safety as festoon bulb lights are unreliable late 60's early 70's style bayonet indicator and brake tail are being fitted, whilst retaining the original plate lamp, brake tail. Original fridge was previously replaced with the Dometic RM2350 which I will get a thin timber panel and paint a matching green. Would love to source a period correct cooker and grill for it, or find out the make of original fitment. If I can say, to no financial gain to myself, vintagecaravanspares on ebay has got a lot of parts such as window stays etc and great to deal with. I believe the van had 13" Crossplies originally if the spare is an indicator, I am going to fit bridgestone LT 13: with a 10-15mm whitewall. not sure what original centre cap was but ?