Viscount Aerolite 1985 Poptop

Submitted: Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 01:29
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Being a caravan novice and looking at buying our first van,we have come across an immaculate Viscount Aerolite poptop 1985 model. I have read some comments people have made here and I am now a little sceptical about the aerolite. We are planning on using the van for short trips (no more than 300kms from home) and maybe off the black stuff a little. Any advice you could give will be very much appreciated. Thanks
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Reply By: Member - Reiner G (QLD) 4124 - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 10:14

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 10:14
The Aerolite send Viscount broke. Don't ever take it off road. If the windows are fitted with pop-rivets don't even buy it. Some had imported Koeber chassis, they need fixing too.

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Follow Up By: disco driver - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 11:23

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 11:23
A better option, if you can find a good one, is the Viscount Grand Tourer poptop of the same vintage. IMO one of the best units ever put out by Viscount.

The Aerolite had aluminium and foam sandwich walls and virtually no internal framing, it's only claim to fame was, it was one of the lightest vans on the market at the time. No bloody good though.

(See previous posts on "Aerolite" for some of the problems).

Good Luck.

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Follow Up By: sharton - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 14:52

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 14:52
Thanks Disco, Appreciate your input. Might steer clear of the aerolite. Have seen a jayco and a windsor poptop, they might be worth serious consideration. Thanks again
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Follow Up By: Member - DOZER- Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 15:26

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 15:26
Thats a good idea, heard nothing byt bad reviews on them cracking chassis's friend over the back fence had the GT and never had a bother with it
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