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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There are several Leaisure batterys out there which are specialised for caravans and motorhomes - Car batterys tend to loose power much quicker and struggle to hold there powwer.
As for your replacement window arms - if there plastic then you can get them from most caravan suppliers such as halesowen and jacksons of old arley. A caravan parts supplier near you should have them.
As for the scratches - i bought something ages ago but cant remember what is was - i got this from the caravan parts outlet aswel.... if i think of it i will give you a shout :
Steve - A regular car battery is not a good idea as it will discharge at a much quicker rate than a proper "Leisure" battery. Mine has lasted as long as 8 days for lighting, water pump, radio etc, but not running the fridge.
If you have plastic windows, the best product I have found for restoring is "brasso". I was told about it by a classic aviation enthusiast, it is what they use for the perspex covers on airplane cockpits.
I have stocks of the original style window stays, and as Chris says the screw-in catches are still obtainable from caravan shops.
Brian Miller Group Founder 1978 Safari 15-4 and 1970 Volvo Amazon