Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 15:31
Hi all,I am new to caravanning and looking to purchase a used van.Could someone advise if they are familiar with Prattline vans in general or prattline poptops 15ft 1991 vans in particular.
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Reply By: Member - Scoof (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 19:33
Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 19:33
Hi I do not own a Prattline but 2 of my Friends do.
They both have had Prattline pump up type vans for many years.
Generally a very strong and robust type van.
The top half fits over the bottom half and hydraulically pumps up via a hand pump on the draw bar.That's about as much as I know.
Kind Regards Scoof. :-)
Reply By: Best Off Road - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 20:40
Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 20:40
IMHO they were an excellent concept that never grew legs.
Low line and easy to tow, lots of space and very practical.
Reply By: Member - Bucky, the "Mexican" - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 04:45
Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 04:45
Bloke across road from us had a Pratliner.
He ended up putting another axle under it, and it towed like a dream.
According to him they should have done it at the factory, as when loaded up and touring, the axle actually bowed a little, coming over here from Perth
The pump concept amazed me, but it too gave a few problems, ie it would sometimes stick when he released the hysraulics, to put it down. That in turn would cause him to get a little frustrated, when packing up.
If they neded to have a sleep desparately, when travelling, there was enuf room to crawl into bed without popping it up it up.
I know at one stage he replaced the seals, top and bottom, and fixed the dust ingress problem.
Sorry I cannot help anymore.
Follow Up By: kman1 - Wednesday, Jul 22, 2009 at 17:46
Wednesday, Jul 22, 2009 at 17:46
Thanks to all for your assistance you have been very helpful.