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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Before it was put into retirement it was towed around everywhere. It has been barn stored for 12 years. I have moved it several times since and it tows ok but I wouldn't reccommend anyone towing it on the highway before a thorough check especially the brakes. There are signs of dampness (very small amount of wallpaper come loose) although it doesn't smell or feel damp. Maybe it isn't damp as the paper looks perfect to stick back on.
Several people have viewed the caravan and they have all indicated that it would be an easy and straight forward restoration. If you want to view it please call me on 07766011004. If you want to receive more photos please email to email@example.com
Hi Mick. There are no rotten bits or leaks. I can't say there is no damp because I haven't got a meter and am afraid of any come backs. However, the timber that is under a little loose paper is clean and solid and would not concern me in the slightest if I were restoring it.
Have been working on my Safari today. The brake drums and shoes are perfect. The steel rod connecting to the hitch has been shortened as far as it will go but I would have liked a little bit more. However, there is about 70-80% brake. The bearings are adjusted and good.
The towing lights are now working.
My opinion, but I am not an expert, is that it is towable at your own risk. It is sold as seen in every way and it is for the buyer to make the final decision regarding transportation.
just to say we paid £2000 for ours last year....and she is really lovely, a nice lick of paint on the inside, over the original wall paper, woodwork is great, fitted new carpets, everything else works a treat, big wardrobes to boot for storage....17/4 thats been looked after and stored carefully. We've got a slight crack in kitchen window that we need to sort out...the cushions are original yellow/mustard colour...anyway, we love her and hope to get out and about with her this summer....so see you there !!!!!