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.
The world's largest collection of photographs of Safari Caravans is now on the Facebook group.
We have just bought a 1981? Safari 12/2, serial no. 81108. After owning it (Harry) for four days we braved the open road and spent a weekend with our local Triumph car club in it. It tows beautifully, firstly behind our SAAB and secondly behind our Triumph Stag. Harry has had some work over the years, but we intend to do some more. Projects are; new interior - upgrade to more modern colours (sorry purists, but it was a condition my wife put on ownership), respray to original colour except stripes to be Triumph Inca Yellow (guess what colour the Stag is!).
Things we need; Rubber window catches Offside wheel arch spat Wheel trims - what do they look like, I have some chrome ones that might fit
Looking forward to lots of fun in Harry and some interaction with you guys, we're newbies to classic caravans, although I have owned caravans before.
If you're ever caravning in Cornwall, let us know.
Welcome Mike. Nice to hear of another Safari being used with an appropriate classic tow car. The 81 on the serial number does identify yours as a 1981. The sale by Laurie was the subject of some banter on the facebook group last week.
I prefer originality but will never stop anyone doing their own thing, within reason. The side stripes could be ordered from the factory to match your tow car, but I don't know of one in Inca yellow.
With regard to the bits you need: The screw type anti rattle catches are available from caravan shops or on ebay. The plastic/rubber props to hold the window open are probably available from modern caravan breakers, but I have never had any. (I do have stocks of the metal props.)
I have a pair of spats, but I think mine are a earlier type than yours. If you could post a picture that would help.
If you look at the picasa albums for 81-82 you will see the wide variety of wheel trims fitted to later Safaris!
There are now several owners in Cornwall, perhaps you will all meet up one day!!
Brian Miller Group Founder 1978 Safari 15-4 and 1970 Volvo Amazon