O.k., so 1979 may not be vintage, but it is almost as old as I am. That makes it pretty old.
We’ve decided that a caravan is the ideal way to encourage us to get out more and see this beautiful land of ours. I was also desperate for another project. Wife, being her usual commonsensical self, has suggested we use the caravan for a season before doing any work on it. That way we can find out what we actually want to change on it before pulling out the power tools. Bleh. Boring 🙂
We selected a pop-up/pop-top trailer caravan because it is easier to tow, and easier to store at home. There are some great canvas-sided caravans out there, but as soon as we saw this solid-sided model we had to have it. This is a 1979 Liteweight Expander, originally produced by Liteweight Caravans in Hamilton, New Zealand.
Let the renovations begin!
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Been looking at this style pop up for a little while and I am really interested in seeing your revamp of this old girl. Keen for your next post about this project.
Hi Miles – Thanks for your comment. I love the camper, but unfortunately it doesn’t suit our family that well at the moment. With the fold-out ends there is absolutely loads of space in it, that’s not a problem. However, folding it up and down to pack/unpack with a 1yr old and a 3yr old running around like lunatics is quite an ordeal. I’ll be doing some repairs to it (including a new ceiling inside made of Bamboo) closer to summer (which I will post), but then I’ll likely be selling it and buying a ‘normal’ caravan to renovate instead!