Thursday, 26 April 2018

My Vintage Caravans

My love of vintage caravans started with my Grandparents static caravan. The hum of the gas lights, whistle of the kettle and going by touch light in the middle of the night to find the loo block. 


The first vintage caravan I owned, a 1969 Bluebird Europe Three.

Click the here to see Doing Up Daisy!

When we brought Daisy home, she was full of rot, holes and damp. She had no road lights, missing trim, dents, spiders, a broken skylight, lots and lots of leaks.... In just 8 weeks, we got her safe and usable. Not pretty or finished but usable. We used her and showed her like that for a season. Then in early 2017 we went back to all the jobs we couldn't fit into those 8 weeks. The list was just as big!!! Click the link above for how she got from damp and forgotten to back out on the road for family adventures! 

What she looked like a few days after arriving home.

Full tour of Daisy after a lot of work! 

Daisy is now in her new home, in Switzerland. Selling her was a very hard choice to make but knowing she is with the perfect family makes it an easy choice. 


 1966 Sprite Alpine.

With the help of my lovely Twitter followers, he is now called Stanley!

Click here to see Sprucing Up The Sprite

Stanley sat for over 20 years in the position above, waiting for a new adventure. We towed him home in the snow, driving passed lots of abandoned cars!

click above to see a tour of him back home

A little update above, its been a very difficult year for me and poor Stanley is feeling a little forgotten but he won't be for long! 


Sat for over 20 years in a garden, her a-frame rotten into the ground, it took me 3 attempts to pick her up! She was worth the work, a 5 berth, perfect family size van and even though there is a lot of work to do, a lot, she will be my forever van! 

Click above for the tour of Margo when she arrived home! 

First weekend away in Margo 

Update on Margo


Sprite Alpine

Having been sat for over 25-30 years her A-Frame had rotted, so just to move her she needed patching up! 

click above for a little sneak peak of Maggie

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