I'm looking for information on the Baravan that is 9ft long x 7ft wide x 8ft tall. It is a 60's alley and very small. I know that they were built in WA. I have also searched multiple pages on this site with no luck. Please send the info via this post or pm me.
I picked up this Baravan today. It is very light and tows like a dream. It comes with full annex and the old owner is from WA that explains why is is hear. Just a few cosmetic things to fix. Any more info on year ??
AH Yes..... Another great little van to haul behind a Classic Holden.... Just Love it....... Another Tin can Tourist........ Just like our little pixie and classic Holden rig... Makes me wonder how big the Vintage Van movement will get. Good one retro one....enjoy.... Bruce
Hi Mark, Hate to go against the Grand PooBah and a master at WA caravans but as I'm the third owner it comes with papers and an electrical compliance certificate dated 1964 for a Baravan caravan!!!!!!!!!!!! The last owner also told us about the history. Could it have been reclad in the 1970's? Thanks for the info
Looking at the windows and door it looks like it is from the sixties I have seen Baravans with all type of cladding and no 2 seem to be exactly the same shape which indicates that all the frames where individually formed
Still looking for dates on the Baravan. I was starting to clean her out for a resto and on all the doors is stamped 454. I assume this is so the doors are fitted, once painted back to the same van. This confirms the chassis number. Any other Baravan owner have this?
Hi, I think I can help resolve any questions on dates of manufacture for Baravan Caravans. A little history - Dad started the business in 1954 and I joined in 1974. I am fortunate to have the Factory Production book of records of all caravans built between Nov 1959 until 1975 which has details of chassis number, model, size date of manufacture etc.. I am still involced in the caravan industry in Perth WA and a regular caravan user although sadly not a Baravan. If I can help with details of dates etc I am happy to assist. Happy caravanning regards BruceB.
hey AB good to have you on board Im sure Mark will have good use for a lot of that all important info regarding Baravan a very distinctive WA Brand name over many years I have owned one of them which is recorded in our archives
Hi Leigh Chassis number 454 described as an 'All Metal Van', size 10', Layout 2S (2 single beds) and originally sold to Skipper Bailey Motor Company on 14th January 1964. In 1964 Skipper Bailey Motor Company were operating in Victoria Park not far from the factory and were appointed as the Retailer for Baravan Caravans. Chassis 454 was the 2nd caravan to be sold to Skippers with the first a 13'2" model delivered 20th Dec 1963. The relationship with Skippers was a good one allowing production runs which improved buying power for materials and kept labour to a minimum. Caravans were originally described by model ie; 2SD ( 2 singles and a dinette) though eventually caravans were being described with size, model and a descriptive name such as 'Safari, Royal, Ranger etc". Around the start of 1970 Caravan Centre of WA was also retailing the Baravan and Skipper's continued to retail until mid 1970. Hope you find the info above of interest. Best Wishes Bruceb
Hi Leigh Info about chassis 454, described as an All Metal Van, 10' long, 2S model (2 single beds), and sold to Skipper Baileys Motor Company on 14th January 1964. Skipper Baileys were appointed as the retailer for Baravan in 1964 and located quite close to the factory in the suburb of Victoria Park. Chassis 454 was the 2nd caravan purchased by Skipper's with the first being chassis 449 a 13'2" caravan, LD model on 20th December 1963. The relationship with Skippers was a good one allowing larger production runs which helped material and labour costs. Skippers continued to retail Baravan until mid 1970, Caravan Centre of WA then took over the role as sole retailer. Hope the info is little interesting for you. Best Wishes Bruceb
Post by wiradjuriwoman on Apr 10, 2010 10:11:55 GMT 10
Hi there, I have a Baravan with chassis number 130S, it is an 11ft with a hydraulic hitch, I bought it recently and it is in perfect condition except of course I had to replace the Hydraulic hitch as it had an old hitch attached and was stored under cover since last registered in May 2000. It is not registered and I see no problem in registering it once the new hitch is attached.
For the cost so far spent in purchasing and and new hydraulic hitch it is worth it, at present she is moved by permits.
Post by wiradjuriwoman on May 21, 2010 14:06:26 GMT 10
Re My Baravan which is according to the Electrical report inside the cupboard door model 1880 a 19 70 model? I took some photos of the exterior, I have had to remove all the seating and replace 2 single bunk matresses, gas hotplate is original and working, floor was relaced, signal lights had to be replaced,curtains and of course the hydraulic hitch and braking system.
I have so far paid $2500 for everythingincluding the van..and I can honestly say she has NO LEAKS as we are at present residing in her...all cupboards are in perfect condition and a heap of room.
If any one can advise of availability of dining suite D/B cushions I would appreciate it please.