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I have just returned from ten days in Devon, and while visiting friends in Meshaw (a few miles south-east of South Molton, on the B3137) I spotted a somewhat neglected late model Safari in a farm.
I wasn't able to stop for a proper look, so had only fleeting glimpses as I drove past on a couple of occasions, but it definitely has a flat top to the door, which places it amongst the later sequence of models, it looks to be one of the larger models, and it has a window in the centre of the nearside wall, which I think makes it a 15-ft model. It looks to be abandoned. Cosmetically it needs a very thorough wash and remove the algae etc., as a first step; however I have no further information.
If anyone wishes to follow it up, it is between Meshaw and Alswear, almost exactly a mile from the village boundary of Meshaw, on the south side of the road, in a field close to the road but well above road level.
Travelling from Meshaw towards South Molton it is the first farm that you come to on your left after leaving Meshaw. There are two other (modern) caravans also in the field, and the field may possibly be in use as an unofficial site. There is a caravan site road sign almost exactly opposite, facing drivers travelling towards South Molton, but that sign appears to refer to a different site off the junction which is a little further along the road.