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My 1968 Viking Fibreline Mk I is finally home and work will start on her mid January, when there is room in the workshop at the restorers.

 

Apparently she is quite rare as she has a kitchen at the front rather than the back.

 

She is a lovely shape and will enjoy bringing her to life for festivals and weddings.

 

Her is a picture taken today after her long journey home.

 

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"Mavis" 1992 Elddis Force 2 towed by 2011 Vauxhall Meriva 1. 7 CDTi - Just me and my dog

“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love. They depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big." Erica Jong

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My 1968 Viking Fibreline Mk I is finally home and work will start on her mid January, when there is room in the workshop at the restorers.

 

Apparently she is quite rare as she has a kitchen at the front rather than the back.

 

She is a lovely shape and will enjoy bringing her to life for festivals and weddings.

 

Her is a picture taken today after her long journey home.

 

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Looks good Pat. Who's is the thomson behind it?

Simon.

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Looks good Pat. Who's is the thomson behind it?

Simon.

 

Not sure whether it is just being stored /.restored or for sale. He is expecting a Thomson Mini Glen in soon but it is too small for what I need (weight wise). If you PM me I will send you his phone number. He has some nice old vans in.

"Mavis" 1992 Elddis Force 2 towed by 2011 Vauxhall Meriva 1. 7 CDTi - Just me and my dog

“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love. They depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big." Erica Jong

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I do like to see some of the older caravans when well restored. It's part of our caravanning heritage and I believe they should be preserved for our kids to appreciate where it all started. :)

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I wish I had your talent to bring back the old classics, hats of to you and good luck.

Believe me I have no talent - I just know a man who does!! At food festivals and weddings, the newer shape caravans, just dont "do it", if you know what I mean. The old ones have so much character and personality.

"Mavis" 1992 Elddis Force 2 towed by 2011 Vauxhall Meriva 1. 7 CDTi - Just me and my dog

“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love. They depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big." Erica Jong

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Believe me I have no talent - I just know a man who does!! At food festivals and weddings, the newer shape caravans, just dont "do it", if you know what I mean. The old ones have so much character and personality.

I know what you mean, at our flying shows we usually get one of them little French vans turning up,you know the ones that are corrugated. I have no idea what they are called but they just look the part as a coffee van strange but it works. It wouldn't quite be the same out of a Ford Transit, we are a funny lot.

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I know what you mean, at our flying shows we usually get one of them little French vans turning up,you know the ones that are corrugated. I have no idea what they are called but they just look the part as a coffee van strange but it works. It wouldn't quite be the same out of a Ford Transit, we are a funny lot.

They are the Citreon HY Van - would love one, but they are so expensive! I love the way the back opens as well.

 

I didnt want to go down the route of serving out of something that resembles a burger van.

"Mavis" 1992 Elddis Force 2 towed by 2011 Vauxhall Meriva 1. 7 CDTi - Just me and my dog

“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love. They depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big." Erica Jong

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I think the caravan will be cool and something different, something I feel you need to be --- at rally's shows etc. .. There are so many caterers out there its hard to be seen sometimes. You will defiantly stand out in the crowed when it's done, good luck.

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