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.
Many owners have had their Safaris resprayed and car resprayers can do the job as long as their workshop is tall enough and they can get over the roof!
People have used water based cellulose, or two-pack, and as with all painting the success is all in the preparation.
There have been a couple of people who thought a respray would stop water ingress. This is not the case. A caravan body flexes slightly and this can crack the top coat and still allow water to get through.
The perfect way to do the job would be to remove all the aluminium panel join cover strips, get the body and the trim strips sprayed and then replaced with a good flexible mastic.
Brian Miller Group Founder 1978 Safari 15-4 and 1970 Volvo Amazon
Many thanks for your reply, I hoped you'd say something like that. I am not looking at the respray to seal the caravan, we have recently had an expert do a lot of work on the back end, repairing damage from a previous leak and resealing, he was simply brilliant and I would definitely use him again.
The caravan is being refurbished inside by my wife (with professional help) and the outside is my responsibiltiy! Last winter I had my Stag resprayed to a very high standard and I'm going to ask the same guy if he can do the caravan.
The panels are 'Ice White' I think, but should the wheels be cream, or white? We have some brand new hub caps to fit!
Hello Mike, glad you could join us, I've had a few caravans resprayed recently in vehicle synthetic paint and the finish is great. Although not as good as 2k but then it's a quarter of the price. Hope your find someone
Fantastic! I am not really into clubs as they take up a lot of time but I plan on looking into joining the triumph sports six club and the triumph 2000 register at the NEC this weekend great to hear that! Hopefully you can make a few of the safari and Classic caravan get togethers. Where are you located?