Hello everyone , I have a1967 Greythorne Roadmaster in excellent condition ( 2 nd owner) thinking of selling but have no idea what it is worth.It is in original condition and has been garaged all its life, except when away. I’ll try and get some photos Colin
Hi Colin, Sounds like a real gem you have there. The forum is careful not to recommend prices of vans when selling. Have a look at Gumtree/ ebay/ Caravan & camping sales. This will give you an idea of what similar aged vans of your size are selling for. Please post images here under wanted to sell.
Post by Don Ricardo on Mar 23, 2019 19:55:41 GMT 10
I think you may have been trying to post photos of your Greythorne van in the above post? To post photos on the forum, you need to do it via a photo storage website such as Flickr or PostImage. There are instructions on how to do that in the ‘Forum Guidelines & Helpful Hints’ section of the forum.
Alternatively you can email your photos to me and I’ll happily post them for you. It will be really interesting to see your van. My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Post by Don Ricardo on Jul 19, 2020 23:41:00 GMT 10
Photos of a 1950's Roadmaster listed on Gumtree in April 2020 (and still listed as of the date of this post):
The caravan's seller has described the van on Gumtree as being early 50's, and it does have Holden FJ tail light which was a feature of 1950's Roadmasters. That means the van could have been built any time on from late 1953 when the FJ was introduced. However I think the van is actually late 50's because of the window frames which have rounded inside corners.
Below is an advert from the 1956 Keith Winser Caravan Manual for the Greythorne caravan which was built by Roadmaster and sold in Victoria:
(Source: Keith Winser, Australian Caravan & Touring Manual for 1956, p 109)
Note that this caravan has window frames with 90 degree inside corners.
Now here is information on the Roadmaster caravan from the 1958 Keith Winser Caravan Manual:
(Source: Keith Winser, Australian Caravan & Touring Manual, Book 10, 1958, pp 140 & 141)
The window frames on this caravan have the same rounded inside corners as the Gumtree caravan, suggesting that the Gumtree van is from around the same period, ie late 1950's.
Post by Don Ricardo on Jul 26, 2020 20:59:54 GMT 10
Thanks for that extra information. That’s good to understand. I always take sellers claims re build dates with a grain of salt unless I have some other evidence. That’s why I said “The seller stated...”.
I’m not sure when Lazza’s family stopped building Roadmaster caravans. The info from him in the first post says they continued building vans until 1983, but I’m not sure if they were still branded as Roadmasters up until that date.
Post by claytonfrancis on Oct 5, 2020 9:48:38 GMT 10
hi all ive come come to pick the brainstrust of the forum. im currently looking at buying a 22ft roadmaster deluxe made in 1973. im hoping to find out about weight of the van, what its like to tow ( i have a 80 series landcruiser), if its wood or aluminium frame, average price and also if theres anything i should look for?
im a total greenhorn when it comes to caravans and my google fu is failing me in trying to find and information. I plan on ringing the shop tommorrow when they are open but the van looks mickey mouse and dont want to miss out if its all i believe it is. i am hesitant to post the link to the actual sale as i dont want to be piped at the post.