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Cabana Caravans

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Weekender, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. Weekender

    Weekender Well-Known Member

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    From time to time KCers ask about retro caravans and low weight caravans.
    Take a search of a Cabana caravan. They were built during the 70s and have a fiberglass pop top and fold out fiberglass end pods. The pod is "connected" to the pop top - as you pop the top, the pods go out.

    And they only weight around 700kg. (perhaps the bigger ones get heavier)

    Here are some on Gumtree

    http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-cabana caravan/k0

    they have a facebook page

    https://www.facebook.com/CabanaCaravan/

    A colleague at work just sold one - which gave me a chance to look them over. I gave it some thought, but I have no where to put it.

    I do think they would be a good pairing to a bay, with white fiberglass and the aluminum panels colour matched to the car! You could end up with the same year vintage.
     
  2. Aspro

    Aspro Well-Known Member

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    Nice vans but in my opinion the weight is pushing the upper limits of what a Kombi should be towing. 700kg at 90kph on a hot day is only going to end one way. :(
     
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  3. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Agree with Chris, and maybe an external oil cooler would help
     
  4. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Look a bit boxy but then I am not a caravan man. You can 'feel' a small trailer behind a Kombi. How much do bondwoods weigh?
     
  5. paul77

    paul77 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Leo, I wasn't aware of these vans and quite like the design. Plenty of period correct options for the 77/78 bus too. Shame you couldn't borrow your colleagues van for a tow test. I reckon you bus would be OK, as long as you weren't trying to climb too many hills.

    Cheers, Paul

    PS I tow 400kg box laden trailer each Christmas hols to Byron and that is fine. Perhaps you could load 500 kg onto a 200kg box trailer and try it out.
     
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  6. Weekender

    Weekender Well-Known Member

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