I recently acquired a 1970s viscount royal aprox 15 foot from a back yard of a house that was going to be demolished... I couldn’t see her ending up as scrap so pulled her out and onto a tow truck home.... now starting to fix it up slowly.
I was wondering if anyone would know the year of my caravan...
Post by Don Ricardo on Jul 27, 2020 21:48:10 GMT 10
Welcome to the forum, and congratulations on joining the vintage/classic caravan community.
Based just on the serial number alone, your van was built in 1971. However, sometimes the serial numbers don’t match the actual Viscount model, so we can confirm the date when we see some photos of your van.
There are instructions on how to post photos in the ‘Forum Guidelines & Helpful Hints’ section. The easiest way - but the least permanent - is to use the ‘Add Attachment’ button.
Post by Don Ricardo on Dec 8, 2020 10:59:37 GMT 10
It's great to hear that you're ready for the next step in your caravanning journey - registration.
Regarding the weight of your van, I don't think we have any info here about the weight of that particular model. But in addition, we don't know what modifications, etc, might have been made to the van that might have changed the weight from the factory figure. With all that in mind, I think you would be wise to take your van over a weighbridge and get it weighed as it now stands. There are public weighbridges around where I think you can weigh your van for free. You can google the locations in your particular state.
You're much better having an accurate figure than the figure Viscount provided in 1971. Apart from anything else you'll know how the weight stacks up against the towing capacity of your tow vehicle, and how much you can afford to load into your van when traveling.
Good luck with registration. I hope you van sails through with flying colours.