Cone shaped caravan

Submitted: Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 18:12
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On our last trip I spotted an unusual van, at around 12’ - 14’ it looked to be made of fiberglass and was shaped like a cone coming to a near point at the front. A bit like a teardrop in reverse from a side view. I saw something similar back in the early 90s, but this van looked new. Anyone have any idea on the manufacturer/brand.
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Reply By: 801 - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 18:59

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 18:59
Was it a Vista Crossover? Have a look at the link below:

Vista Crossover Camper


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Reply By: Member - Graeme W (NSW) - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 20:05

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 20:05
It could have been a Designer Vans Cheetah.

Cheetah

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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 23:51

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 23:51
One of the Ultimate Camper range http://www.ultimateoffroadcampers.com.au/our-model-range/
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Reply By: Kilcowera Station Stay - Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 08:26

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 08:26
There sure are some interesting shapes out there. I reckon the Avans are neat - especially for the solo traveller. Just perfect, roomy inside and just a tiny little thing to tow. Cheers Toni
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Reply By: Manfred b - Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 18:34

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 18:34
Nope, none of the above. It looked normal height and was a caravan rather than a camper and came to a distinct point at the front. I had a look inside a similar van in the early 90s, it had a similar layout to a yacht: bed at the pointy end, etc.
We have an Avan camper, believe me they aren’t roomy. I wanted to trade on a front kitchen Cruiser, plenty of room and heaps of storage but the wife wasn’t keen on not having a dedicated dinette.
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Follow Up By: fredwho - Friday, Oct 31, 2014 at 15:11

Friday, Oct 31, 2014 at 15:11
Is it this or this?
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Follow Up By: Manfred b - Friday, Oct 31, 2014 at 18:17

Friday, Oct 31, 2014 at 18:17
Similar to the Cheetah but has a sharper nose. Starting to think it may have been a privately built van, can't find anything on google.
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Reply By: ohdeer - Friday, Oct 31, 2014 at 15:40

Friday, Oct 31, 2014 at 15:40
Hi Manfred b,

This is my first post. I am in the early stages of planning for an off-road around oz trip to commence early 2016. Still considering the rig.

I wonder if you saw an IMMOVAN. They are made of fibreglass and look like a caravan and the top hinges up from the front.

Made at Penguin in Tasmania.

An interesting concept.

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Follow Up By: ohdeer - Friday, Oct 31, 2014 at 18:35

Friday, Oct 31, 2014 at 18:35
Oops!! Not IMMOVAN but INNOVAN. I guess it would be best described as a cross between a caravan and a campervan.
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