That looks like a very very nice caravan...... I don't think I would change a solitary thing on it...... except maybe the ice tray.. it's supposed to be at the top of the ice chest, but if it works the way it is don't touch it
G'day Max That is one great little van......good pick-up. How is your mate going....the one that came to coledale last year . would be good if you came to one of our SE Qld weekends next year . Regards dosse.
Post by winterwood on Sept 8, 2009 15:32:31 GMT 10
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who responded so positively on this web site and/or via a PM.
I may end up calling it Rowan, because I obtained it from Mount Rowan (approx 10 klms North of Ballarat).
F/F, the 1st time I saw this van was last week when I purchased it on the spot ... so I haven't put any photos of the previous owners shed on this web site. The previous owner has a wonderful collection of fully restored old cars and when I pick the van up (hopefully this weekend) I'll ask if I can take some photos and will post them accordingly.
Post by winterwood on Sept 15, 2009 21:56:51 GMT 10
I bought "Rowan" home yesterday from Ballarat, quite an uneventful trip apart from both the De Soto hubcaps flying off in all directions within 1 klm after leaving. After a long search both sides of the highway, they were both found and placed in the boot for safe-keeping.
Another small thing, if anyone is travelling between Ballarat and Queenscliff, could you please keep you eyes open for the hatch that blew off somewhere in the 120 klms!
12'6" long in the body, 7' wide.
On 1 side (kerb) of the van, towards the rear, there are 2 "things" ... does anyone have any idea what they might be?
Last Edit: Apr 25, 2012 19:32:45 GMT 10 by winterwood
Post by Don Ricardo on Sept 15, 2009 22:16:20 GMT 10
Neat little van you've got there. Pity about the hatch though. Reading the various van recovery stories on the forum, it's amazing how many hatches fly off on the way home. We'll have to come up with some sort of device to keep the things where they are supposed to be! Maybe Reddo can market them through Reddotel?
As for the douvalackeys on the kerb side of the van, I'd say they are brackets...yep, definitely brackets... Hope that's some help? ;D ;D ;D
Seriously though, my guess is that they may have been the brackets to hold an external table or something similar??
There was a home made pop top next to me at Goondiwindi on our recent trip, that the owner had built in the early 80's, & he had a similar table that hooked into the two slotted brackets. It had folding stay legs that propped against the bottom edge of the van to hold the table up & steady. Seemed a great idea, one I'm thinking of copying for Lucille (when I get motivated again)
Post by Roehm3108 on Sept 17, 2009 18:06:10 GMT 10
A cute van you've got there w/wood. F/F your memory is very good, yes you have seen that background before and John you got it in one, that's where my Superb came from. Wonder if he wanted the space for this van