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.
I'm a newbie on here - we were a bit slow to find a site where we could share our excitement of being Safari owners and getting advice and inspiration for our wee restoration project - however a little too late as we are now sadly in the place where we need to part with our beautiful wee van, after coming so far, it is soul detsroying not to be able to complete it! So please find below a link to our wee 1979 Safari 12.2 Tourer, which is looking for a new home, in order to spare my Hubby the anxiety of looking at a dream he is unable to realise......
On further inspection, (without unpacking the whole awning) I found a label on the awning - made by James Hamilton Sail Makers of Lochgelly Fife, which is not far from us. After a little more searching the caravan has been local and had 2 owners before us that we know of, the previous owners, which we actually know now personally bought from another Fife gentlemen, that my hubby has met before and the awning came with the caravan from him - my hubby seems to think they may have had the caravan from new, Caravan seems to have been sold by an Edinburgh base. Previous owners said they never took the awning out the bag when I was asking them about it, they didn't really need any extra space. They were under the impression it was standard with the Safari.
So I think it would fit most caravans with an 'A' Measurements of about 725, I presume. I have tried to contact the Sailmakers although the details online are out of date and apart from an article from 1993 there is nothing else about them that I can find! www.heraldscotland.com/sport/spl/aberdeen/sailing-on-the-crest-of-a-wave-1.769883 But I haven't seen anything like it - I have been searching images and online ads but nothing yet! It really is the best quality awning we have ever owned, such a shame to part with it! But no good without the caravan!