Post by Don Ricardo on Dec 20, 2020 22:07:48 GMT 10
Jennison sent me this photo of a Gypsy-style caravan to post for you to look at:
He sent it to me a while ago, in the midst of another project we were discussing and I have been so absorbed by the other project that I neglected to post the photo for you. Apologies to you both.
I have to say that in my eyes Cino Vardo is more elegant than this one, but it does show that there are a few people around with the idea of building a van of this type. And the lawn mower is a nice touch! None of them use a horse as a tow vehicle though, which would obviate the need for the lawn mower. I think that's the next step in the process, don't you reckon.
Post by Don Ricardo on Dec 22, 2020 10:57:53 GMT 10
It's great to see the ingenuity that people have used to build Gypsy-style caravans. Some people are so creative! However, to avoid altering the focus of Roehm3108's Cino Vardo thread - which is his Cino Vardo project - we have moved some of the recent posts about modern Gypsy-style caravans to this new thread in the 'Whatever' section.
This is not at all meant to discourage people from posting about Gypsy-style vans. I think many of us vintage vanners are fascinated by some modern 'old style' builds and interpretations. The intent is to provide a dedicated space on the forum for posts about such caravans. So please post away!
Hi Franklin I have difficulties understanding the need for tandem axles on a van of this length. It just doesn't look "right" I do love the workmanship of the interior - a very talented builder/decorator. It reminds me of the conundrum I had when building Cino Vardo - do you have the door at the back or front? The little van I saw during my build also had the door at the front. Because I wanted to have a roof over the door which would create drag of on the front, I decided on the rear door and a bay window acting as a wind-foil to some extent. From a towing viewpoint, I think I made the right decision. I wonder if the hood over the door is actually removable on this van
Jennison/DonR This van looks more like it was built to be a "sometimes mobile" tiny house. It seems to be quite settled where it is. It reminds my of the gypsy style caravan/tiny house builders based in Tassie. Where was this photo taken Jennison?
Hi Ray the van is located in Bungendore. If you are ever travelling towards Batemans Bay through Bungendore keep an eye on your left a couple of hundred yards after you cross the railway tracks, you can't miss it regards and a safe and merry xmas to all!! Travel safely if you're not locked up!! Jenno