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.
Just joined the forum because I've recently purchased a 1967 Safari 15/4 to tow behind my classic Rover P6. The Rover has been a long slog to restore from "barn find" condition, so I wanted a caravan that was a bit less work!
Ordered in October 1966, it came with the original order form, receipt, brochure and instruction books. From new, it was ordered with an extra entrance door on the offside for continental touring - at the extra cost of £18! Chatting to the forum admin Brian Miller, he thinks it's one of the only ones still on the road with two doors from the factory. Aside from the extra door, the original owner went to town on the options: an Axim "CaraFrig" gas fridge, instant hot water boiler, 12v lighting, front gas box/locker cover, extra kitchen worktop and it seems to have been specified to be extra wide at 7ft 2in instead of the usual 6ft 6in.
The caravan itself is 100% original - right down to the curtains and upholstery. It's been extremely well looked after and seldom used. Sadly one of the lantern windows has leaked and there's a very small damp repair to carry out above the door. The exterior paint has thinned in places and the roof has oxidised. So she'll have a full respray in the original colours. Then there's the usual chassis service to carry out and repaint it.
It's to be hoped I can get her up to concourse condition for next season but we've already been lucky to have quite a few weekends away in it!