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Jurgens 'House on Wheels'

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23 Feb 2016 @ 15:18:50 pm
Lynn & Cathy
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Came accross this van while travelling through the Eastern Cape. Does anyone know its history? While I doubt this particular one will ever move again other than a Hummer what would you pull it with?
On pension & On the move
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23 Feb 2016 @ 15:36:06 pm
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These huge "caravans" were available during the early eighties and , if memory serves me correctly, were known as "Mobi-Chalets" were very heavy and difficult to move around. We were at that time members of the CSA and a certain member was very interested in buying one at the time-he had a Ford Fairmont GT V8 which he intended using as tow vehicle but after a visit to the dealership and considering the bulk of the thing (he intended to use it as a touring caravan and to attend rallies!)he decided against it.It was however very well appointed with all modcons of the time.
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23 Feb 2016 @ 15:51:23 pm
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These 'vans/homes' were not towed on the road, but ussually loaded onto a low bed trailer and then transported to its new stand. It was also known as 'park homes' - similar to those without wheels.

The advantage of these with the wheels were that you did not require a crane to load it onto the low bed - it was winched on, rolling on its own wheels, and winched off. The availability and cost of cranes those days were exorbitant (same these days, but more readily available.

 

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23 Feb 2016 @ 18:51:35 pm
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Park Homes

Oppad na die volgende kamp.
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24 Feb 2016 @ 06:33:38 am
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Park Homes

NOPE.... Had 2 park homes when I had my 75Ha on the Vaal dam.

The park home only has a single axle, intended ONLY for manovering into position on-site, and a "bolt-on" A frame that was removed when levelled and set.

It is designed to be semi-perminently sited and has to be transported on a flat-bed 22M truck-trailer, and are still available today.

There is a bigger version called a "double-wide" which is split lengthway's down the middle, each half transported on a seperate truck. On arrival at site, the two halves are then bolted together.

The above WAS a Mobile chalet, built by Jurgens and was intended to be used as a mobile home, towed by a suitable vehicle such as a truck, and was intended to be towed to and from site {See double axle & taillights}

However most people bought them for perminent placement usually down on the South Coast...

They WHERE around in the late 70's early 80's.... Quite scarce now...

See.. Haven't lost that much brain-goeter's through my leaky head-gasket...cool

 

Slightly quicker downhill....
These days a teeny-tiny bit more slightly quicker....
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24 Feb 2016 @ 07:25:39 am
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Baie van hulle was vroeer jare in die Ops gebied waas van die permanete staf lede in gewoon het.
Van hulle was 1, 2 of 3 slaap kamers.

As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

Die jonge Fransies. (Parys - Frankryk)
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24 Feb 2016 @ 19:18:26 pm
WilSur
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Sasol is Secunda het baie gehad.

Oppad na die volgende kamp.
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24 Feb 2016 @ 22:13:55 pm
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Lynn n cathy vra waarmee sleep jy dit. Met n JEEP natuurlik. hehehehe
Landy will not make it.. gearbox under a hospital bed sÍ alles.hehehe
I love camping all year round
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25 Feb 2016 @ 07:15:55 am
Andre Beyleveld
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Hi,

In die Manjifiek(e) CI 60 Years of Caravanning in South Africa is daar 'n hele bladsy oor die Mobi Chalet.  Mens kan sien van die voorkant van die Mobi Chalet dat dit gemaak is soos 'n gewone karavaan om gereeld gesleep te word, nie soos die Plettenberg-tipe 'huis op wiele' mobiele huise se klein wieletjies en opvoubare/verwyderbare a-raam nie...

Sou reken 'n lekker groot 1980's V8 Mercedes W126 S-klas 380/420/500/560 sou net die ding wees om hom mee te sleep.

Groete,

 

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