THE ONLY FORUM FOR ENTHUSIASTS OF CLASSIC SAFARI CARAVANS MADE BETWEEN 1948 AND 1982.
This group was started in 2003, with the aim of encouraging the preservation and enjoyment of all Safari Caravans made before 1978 and of the classic shape with the drop front side window made until 1982.
We try to assist owners in preservation, restoration, sales and purchase of these excellent Caravans. Membership is open to anyone who owns, has owned, or would like to own a Safari caravan, or is a supplier of products or services directly related to these Caravans.
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Been quite a while since i was last on here, last time i was just on my way to North Wales to pick up the new van. So better late than never........ 17/2 serial number 78103.
I am also trying to locate other Safaris that are owned by fellow travellers, it is possible that i may have access to this information more than most as i live in my van and work on the festival circuit. I shall endevour to find as many as possible and fill the list out some more. I do have a friend in the Midlands near Rugby who has a Safari in his Uncles garden, will pass on info as i get it..........
Our 17/4 serial number is 800039, the chassis number is 308960.
We were given a whole bundle of leaflets and booklets for the things in the van (the fridge, ducted heating, the water heater etc) there's also a booklet (minus font cover, which assume is the handbook - it has the wiring plan and details about how to clean the van and the upholstery and what/how the v has been built. I can send you a copy if you like, if you don't have one and you think it might be useful.
Post by Dave and Gill Tomkins on Aug 17, 2010 19:40:12 GMT
Hi Brian, We have just purchased our Safari, its a 17-4 model, 1975, Serial number is 75093. it's had 2 previous owners, we towed it back from Louth in Lincolnshire on Sunday, back to Brierley Hill in the West Midlands. We used our 2008 Vauxhall Zafira, 1.9 cdti engine...hoping this will tow it when we use it. We did all the calculations and it stacked up Ok weight wise....but the more we read, the more its a case of we'll see how we go....especially as some of your members say its one of the heaviest models. Anyway she's an absolute beaut, we've called her Mable...even got the original glasses in the bar, I'll post some photo's soon on the site. Thanks Dave and Gill Tomkins.....we're so excited.
Just thought you might want to add my 1964, Safari to your list Brian 64601. it was a 12/4 but has sometime in its life been converted to a 2 berth. See swampthings 64 Safari for photos taken when we first got it home. Nich
Hi Brian Just seen your list of serial numbers thought I would add mine 15/4 81156. I have had this van since 2009 and still in brilliant condition. The only modification it has is the combined electric/ gas heater, the hot water system and a combined gas and electric fridge. Hopefully will keep this for many more years. Martin