Well! I never thought I'd own a caravan ... but over Christmas we fell in love with a little caravan park on the NSW south coast and bought an onsite van with annex. We've been there every second weekend since. Firstly, what is it? Secondly, can I get advice on restoration on this forum. I'm going to throw all the questions I have now into this thread:
1. What is it? Viscount Royal? It's about 6m long. What year or yearish?
2. Windows! Seals are brittle. Can I replace the seals between the window sash and frame? If so, where do I get this stuff? There's an aluminium wedge missing from the corner of the window ... half the rounded windows have this problem. Can I get replacements somewhere? The gasket between the glass and window frame is coming out. How do I fix this? Also, the little sliding latches that lock the frames are brittle. Can I get replacements?
I would think your model is too late for this forum & perhaps have a look at the sister forum "Classic Caravans" link We renovated a Viscount with the same windows (the one at the top of the page in the Roam advert) link
Last Edit: Feb 25, 2020 10:46:43 GMT 10 by Mustang
Hi Nigel1500, your van is a 73 -78 model Viscount Royal. The chassis number on the drawbar (if it still has one?) will disclose the year. It may also be scribbled under the table or in an obscure spot inside a cupboard or under a drawer. I call vans from those years "rogue Viscounts" because most of the plastic hardware fittings (window windows, hatch winders, window locks, door hinges, etc) were copied from other designs and declared illegal in a court ruling in the late 1970's, due to copyright infringement. Viscount were ordered to cease production. As a result those parts haven't been commercially available ever since, apart from maybe some very old stock gathering dust somewhere. A couple of members of the Viscount Owners fb page have created 3D files and are printing some parts and selling to other members. For more info try the Viscount Owners fb page. Cheers, Arthur