p94 of CW's Campertrailer Guide

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 12:43
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Hi!

There's an Engel ad on p94 of Caravan World's campertrailer guide showing a caravan with what looks like 3 fold out double beds. One on each end which is a standard sort of set-up, but with another in the middle.

I've never seen one like this before.

Could anyone please tell me what type/model this van is ... or one with a similar set-up? (ie. 3 fold out double beds).

Thanks,
Poe :)
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Reply By: Member - Ross P (NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 12:58

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 12:58
Don't get this mag, but it could be a Windsor Rapid.
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Follow Up By: Poe - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 13:24

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 13:24
Nah don't think so Ross. Thanks. Just had a look at the rapid.

The one in the mag has the middle bed folding outwards from the centre, just as the 2 on the ends do. It's not internal, so-to-speak. All beds have a canvass roof, not fibreglass.

Cheers,
Poe :)
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Follow Up By: Poe - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 13:25

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 13:25
... Not fibreglass over canvass that is.

Poe :)
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Reply By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 13:36

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 13:36
I just saw a Jayco Hawk in a yard at Adelaide that had this setup. Two flyout ends with double beds and a table/bench seat setup in the main cabin that also converted to double bed. 6 berth all up.

Cheers
Muddy
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Follow Up By: Poe - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 13:41

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 13:41
Thanks but picture this ... the double in the middle extends out the same as the ones on the ends ... only it's in the middle .. so there are 3 canvass sections protruding from from the body of the van.

Thanks anyway.

Cheers,
Poe :)

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Follow Up By: Poe - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 13:43

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 13:43
... or to put it another way ... the 3rd bed folds out from the side of the van ... yeah, that's a better way to describe it.

Cheers,
Poe :)
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Reply By: Member - Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 15:22

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 15:22
Don't know of anything like this. It would be a bloody wide Camper to have 3 double beds?

There is a Camprite Camper which has one Double and two single beds that a couple of Forumites have.
(Melissa in WA is one that I know of)

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Follow Up By: Poe - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 17:34

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 17:34
No, no , no ... this is definately a wind-up or a poptop van, with 2 double beds and a 3rd bed coming of the side ... it may be a single or double ... can't tell from the pic.

I'll try and send a photo of it to some link soon.

Thanks Sand Man.

Cheers,
Poe :)
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Reply By: D-Jack - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 19:15

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 19:15
Poe

I think I know the one you mean, but I have no idea what sort it is. I thought it was a new Jacyo style but just looked at the website and and wrong.

Anyway, I can confirm that there is something out there, so everyone Poe's not going mad!

D-Jack
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Follow Up By: Poe - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 21:13

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 21:13
Thanks D-Jack!

Looking at the picture in CW (price sticker dated 3/12/2004) it looks like a great compact unit. Off-road, space for what looks like 6 bodies without the need to set up bedding every night. Even has air-con or heater on the roof.

Could be just the right thing for when the (aging) in-laws come to visit and sight-see with us and the kids.

I forgot to take a pic (of the pic in the magazine) before heading off to use another pc to load some other pics, so it'll be a day or 2 yet before I get the chance again.

Until then ...

Brainstorm. I just emaile Engel to ask if they know, but it's probably a photo taken from "stock." Let's see what they respond with.

Cheers,
Poe :)
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Reply By: Poe - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 21:23

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 21:23
Guess what?

I think it may be an American van. I was thinking that the tow vehicle was a Subaru Forester, but looking closer it looks like something American. Jeep perhaps.

Clue #2. Unless the photo has been reversed, the door of the poptop is on the left hand side of it ... making it for use in Europe or Nth America.

Clue #3. It may be an American desert scene ... not Oz as I first thought. They can look very similar sometimes.

Some of you wouldn't in the least bit interested in this issue but it looks like a pretty good option for my needs ... if it's in Oz.

Poe :)
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Reply By: Adey - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 10:36

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 10:36
Poe,

I am pretty sure the van is a Coromal Silhouette - www.coromal.com.au.

The side bit is the kitchen.

Regards

Whitey
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Follow Up By: Poe - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 12:43

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 12:43
Thanks Whitey ... it does look like one from the pics at that address.

You've put my mind at rest.

Cheers,
Poe :)
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