The latest in pop top caravans.

Submitted: Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 07:36
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Not a bad rig for a youngin. Took this yesterday at Kilcoy.

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Reply By: Ross M - Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 09:47

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 09:47
G'day Rockape

My cousin by marriage, so an outlaw, has a very similar setup.
The same A model and same basic design van which winds up. His has more windows and a barn style upper treatment on the roof.
Recently did a run from Adelaide to Vic and up the Brisbane and then home.

Car/pickup has "airconditioning" as standard and the Van has a microwave, So all mod cons.

The thing which does make a difference is the A model Distributor, which I modified, and it now runs electronic ignition and that makes it run smoothly and it gets more KW and torques at the rear wheels. We counted them as they came through. No turbo though.

Cheers

Ross M
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 12:44

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 12:44
Ha,ha,ha. like it
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Reply By: member - mazcan - Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 11:47

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 11:47
god dam-it
jayco had us all believing they invented the poptop
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 12:48

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 12:48
they certainly invented warranty repairs.

Then again had a look at some new vans on saturday and wow, people actually buy them. One vans cupboard doors would have fallen off in the first 200k and it also had a window that was falling out. This was their undercover display unit.
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 15:51

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 15:51
With out Jayco's level of expertise and attention to detail there would be no warranty repairs.--------------------------required.
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Reply By: Axle - Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 17:07

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 17:07
G/Day Ra, I reckon the chance of that ol girl leaking with that nice overhang on the sides would be a lot less than the rubbish they throw together to-day...lol

Also look at the ground clearance those old vehicles had.

Cheers Axle.
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 17:35

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 17:35
Here is the story of the van. One thing is fording height would be no problem, as they both would probably float.

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Follow Up By: Ross M - Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 19:52

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 19:52
Rockape
The top picture seems to have a smoothed roof with thin windows.
The plans and interior shots are just like/same as the relatives poptop.

Micro wave just inside the door on the RHS under the sink.

Forgot to mention earlier. Also has onboard battery, charger, LED lights and 240v compressor Fridge.
The LED lights Light emitting Diodes are different to the original LEDs, low emission device.
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 20:40

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 20:40
Ross,
we just stumbled across the vintage and veteran cars by accident. We pulled in to look at them, as I had to calm my lovely wife down after a trip up an old logging track. I know she has a fair complexion, but during the trip she turned a ghostly shade of grey.

The vehicles were an absolute credit to their owners and restorers.
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