Did anyone see one of these in the past.
This was our first caravan about 33 years ago but it probably came out 40 years ago (1980).The whole roof of fibreglass poped up horisontally and it had a fridge and a cupboard you lay over on its side to fold up the caravan, and the tent was huge as you can see.
We have done a full circle and now have a tent trailer the Skipper model T but the Oyster and torpedo are a similar idea with the hard top/roof.I think there is an American impurt with the similar horisontal fibreglass roof idea.
Dit was my heel eerste wa. Hy was n 1980 model met sulke seile.
Het hoeka Desember Oom Johan sin gesien en ou memories terug gebring.
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My Father owned a Tour - a- Way during the late `60`s and we toured the then Rhodesia twice . What an experience and this topic brings back fond memories ...
During `72 he spoilt us and upgraded to a Gyspsey 2 . He only believed in Peugeot 404`s and this tow car did a magnificant job .....
Skipper I had one of those is 1995. It was from my Father in law, a 1965 model slipstream. I refurbished it and replaced the curtains. It towed unoticeably but tended to fish tail at times. Mine had an aluminium roof...I fitted springs to help lift the roof. What memories!!
One comment from some kids in the bathroom in Skakuza was: "Aai kyk hoe klein is daai mense se karavaan......hulle is seeker BAIA arm".
I think there was also a later Slip Stream with higher side walls, or am I thinking about a completely different caravan? However, the one I am thinking about was better appointed and perhaps even better than our present Oyster. If anyone has pictures of the one I am talking about, would you please place them?
I would like to get my hands on such a Gem. Friends of my parents towed one like this. The tent was also the white and blue stripes.
We camped at Umhlanga Rocks Caravan Park and they at Balito way back in the seventies.
Want to mention that their caravan roof opened to the sides and became two double beds. Similar to the photo placed by Pierre.
I bought one of these as well in the early seventies. I was a Slipstream Mk4 with cupboard, two burner gas top and small 12v/220v/gas fridge. Bought it from Dawie Malan who built them in Kempton Park for R1995 complete with spare wheel. Used it for years. There was a Mk3 which was smaller, a Mk5 with double bed in the front as well and later the Sierra with the higher sides and less canvas. What I remember best is that you could roll up the inside canvas and then the big tent and caravan became one. The gas stove was loose so one could use it inside or outside and it had a hook in table on the side. Used it for years.
There are still a few of these around, We met a guy with one, still with the original canvas sides at Weesgerus in 2018. Man that metal frame and roof is heavy. There is also one parked at Mountain Splender in the storage camp.