5th wheeler - 1947 style!

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 16:53
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This was the highlight of the Adelaide Caravan and Camping show for me. There were a stack of ancient caravans being pulled by vintage cars and trucks. This one was the biggest and called "the Highway Palace" - built in 1947 and pulled by a 1946 Fargo. Gets 4mpg and the trailer section weighs over 5 ton. But its got a sunken bath (no shower) and the toilet was a can than you emptied manually!

Awesome looking truck and 5th wheeler!!!!
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 16:56

Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 16:56
Told you it was big - doesn't even fit on a page :-((
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 17:23

Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 17:23
Phil, Thats as big as our first house!!..lol.


Beautifully built!, I Bet!.


Cheers Axle.
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 07:39

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 07:39
It's good you tried to get it all in Phil. LOL
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Reply By: landed eagle - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 06:38

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 06:38
Pretty sure that 'caravan world' magazine did an article about its discovery in a paddock and then restoration. Pics of it as a total wreck, up to as it is today. Huge job,beautifully done.
Was an edition about three years ago.
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Reply By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 22:37

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 22:37
I like this one:
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Bet yours hasn't got leadlight windows!!
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