Chatted to a lady today at Orbost.....said that her hubby had a very old round shaped bondwood caravan out on his farm in his shed ........and that she'd suggested that he sell it now that he's 80 odd and can't use it anymore .....Bemm River area , i believe..... no other detais , sorry ...if anyone's keen to follow it up, then P M me for contact details
Hi guys, I am interested in a bondwood.Depends on how much work is involved if any.Prefer structurally sound as have absolutely no experience with doing one of these babies up.Although could find help i dont have anywhere under cover to store.I am in kyneton vic. Please let me know what you find out,would appreciate the help with buying one!cheers,janeene
Post by Don Ricardo on May 16, 2011 9:40:01 GMT 10
I see from your posts that you have been on the lookout for a van for a while. I note also that you are interested in a bondwood but don't have cover for it - I'm not sure if you are referring to cover if you have to do a restoration (I understand you don't want to do a restore), or cover to store the van under on an ongoing basis?
If it's the latter, a word of warning. Bondwood vans will deteriorate quite quickly if you don't have a cover for them - at least a carport type arrangement, but one with side walls is even better. Without cover you would be better to stick to aluminium, or possibly even a fibreglass van.
Thanks for the reply and advice on this Don...Yes i have been looking for a while.Been doing the research and your absolutely right! I WANT a bondwood but dont have the under cover structure for it.I suppose i thought i could get away with a tarp:) I'm a queenslander and we use a tarp to cover everything!!! Looks like this ones gone anyhoo.... cheers, Janeene
Bondies are lovely, but they fall to pieces if they get damp/wet constantly. And that wet includes condensation from under tarps, especially in humid Qland if the van is out in the open. We live in a humid climate (almost Qland) & store our bondies in an open garage with tarps over them to stop the dust. what about building a cheapish carport?
Hi all, just want to say thanks to sutcac for the original contact which led us via ray to purchasing the bondy down Benn River. A BIG thank you to Kevin [cadishak] for his help on the day .We had a big day a total of 12 hrs return trip and managed to get her home safely on the trailer.Now the resto begins and will try to see if we can post some resto pics down the track !!!!!! ;D ;D