fyberglass vans

Submitted: Monday, Jan 02, 2012 at 13:11
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Has any one taken one of those pommy fyberglass vans outback and if so what was the result are they any good or are they to light for australian conditions or do you only get what you pay for
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Reply By: ozjohn0 - Monday, Jan 02, 2012 at 16:32

Monday, Jan 02, 2012 at 16:32
They are designed as black top vans that were never intended for rough dirt roads or Off Road.
Corrugations would I feel, kill one pretty quickly.
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Follow Up By: disco driver - Monday, Jan 02, 2012 at 19:45

Monday, Jan 02, 2012 at 19:45
The English/continental style vans are suitable for touring on good blacktop only.
You have to remember that camping places in UK/Europe are not many miles apart and the traditional European/British holiday usually involves towing the 'van perhaps up to 100miles (160km) on blacktop and then setting it up in a field/caravan park for the duration of the holiday, then towing it back home.

This is totally different to here where it's not uncommon to tow around 400km or more each day, perhaps staying a couple of days here and there as the mood takes you and then moving on again.

As long as the van remains on blacktop and is checked regularly, it would be quite OK. OFF road or poor gravel would be a different kettle of fish.
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Reply By: Member - Carl- Monday, Jan 02, 2012 at 19:58

Monday, Jan 02, 2012 at 19:58
On you tube there is a video of both the Swift and the Bailey factory.

It is interesting to have a look. A Bailey caravan starts in the morning and it finished by the afternoon. A Kedron caravan is started in the morning and just under 29 days later it comes out the other end.
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Reply By: Bob - Tuesday, Jan 03, 2012 at 09:12

Tuesday, Jan 03, 2012 at 09:12
Are fybreglass vans a cirbespace thing?
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Reply By: SUMO1955 - Tuesday, Jan 03, 2012 at 21:01

Tuesday, Jan 03, 2012 at 21:01
Thanks for the advise every one. have deciced to go with a Jayco 16.49.3 pop top. once again thanks all.
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