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Old 05-04-2006, 12:29 PM   #15
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Do you know what the construction is of the van ? , most of our european vans have wooden frames , these rot very badly and make most vans beyond repair once the rot has set in , I have seen vans that are less than 6 years old that need major repairs due to water ingress and rotten wood. Once you peel back the pretty trimmmings on a european van , the structure is lousy , flimsy bits of wood , plastic and polystyrene. That being said ,the Pikey Vans are built a bit better than the touring vans but at the very least get a damp meter test done as our English weather is often wet
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Old 05-07-2006, 09:20 AM   #16
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Hi Jim what a interesting traler. Our license plate was Gypsys for a long
time until some folks looked like they would attack us in Boise....kinda
scared us so changed.Also Maxgeorgia, is that correct? We have a sheep-
camp, (wagon) on our property in Steamboat Springs, Co. It is sooo darn
cute and we use it for guests. If you are ever in the area come on up and
visit, we have a Tipi as well so you can have a choice. I might say our little
Quicksilver looks great beside them. There is a ranch South of interstate 80
toward Baggs,Wy. and they have about 16 sitting outside. Better yet come
to Ketchum, Sun Valley and they are up most gultches in the spring headed
for the Mts with their bands of sheep.....So beautiful to see.. warm regard,
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Old 05-07-2006, 11:51 AM   #17
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Its a gypsy or pikey van , these type of vans would not be allowed onto any of the holiday camp sites due to the bad reputation of the gypsies . the old image of carefree travellers was lost more than 30 years ago . I am not saying that they are all bad, but most folk dread the arrival of them near their homes
Bigplum is right about locals dreading the arrival of these trailers. The term I'm familiar with for the people using some of them in England is "Travellers". Very few are Roma, the normal term for "gypsies". I've had considerable law enforcement experience dealing with these folks since the 1960s, particularly in Bigplum's territory, just north of Cheltenham. They often take a great pride in their trailers. They often had a "day-to day" trailer as well as a "Sunday Best Trailer". The one in the photos looks to me like a "Sunday Best" trailer. The trailers are usually pulled by medium-sized trucks, which are used when uncoupled to collect scrap metals or to carry out tarmaccing (black top), on people's driveways. Because of the problems associated with the travellers, local councils are obliged to provide official campsites for them, to minimize the random camping at the roadside that causes so much aggravation with local residents.The identical trailers are also often used by "Showmen", as described above, working the travelling fairgrounds, so the correct term for the trailer would, IMHO, depend on how it had been used in the past.
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... Nick, I'll back U on that one My Friend, I have had the pleasure many, many times, sittin in those vans drinkin tea, in My younger Youth, I was always at the Fairground, when it hit Town, I used 2 go look at the heavy Vehicles, the tow trucks, & loved the Travellers vans also, I used 2 drink tea with Mary, She was the Queen of Gypsy site, I met Her one day, when My pal failed 2 stop & both vehicles had a bit of a kissin contest, back in the mid '70s, We used 2 buy & sell & paint up cars, so we repaired Her car 4 Her, it WAS a top job 2, Mary offered us TEA, so it is jus bad manners 2 refuse, also the murmor of the Gypsies Curse... I actualy asked Her if She put a spell on US, She jus laughed, & said Hocus-Pocus... She told Us many a tale of the street horse racin bk in Ireland, & Her tales of the road....
... But Yes those vans R very sought after indeed... they R the Rolls Royce of Caravans...Chris.....
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Smile Hi Betty - this picture is just for you!

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Hi Jim what a interesting traler. Our license plate was Gypsys for a long
time until some folks looked like they would attack us in Boise....kinda
scared us so changed.Also Maxgeorgia, is that correct? We have a sheep-
camp, (wagon) on our property in Steamboat Springs, Co. It is sooo darn
cute and we use it for guests. If you are ever in the area come on up and
visit, we have a Tipi as well so you can have a choice. I might say our little
Quicksilver looks great beside them. There is a ranch South of interstate 80
toward Baggs,Wy. and they have about 16 sitting outside. Better yet come
to Ketchum, Sun Valley and they are up most gultches in the spring headed
for the Mts with their bands of sheep.....So beautiful to see.. warm regard,
Betty
Hi Betty!

I photographed this around Christmas 2005 in Southeast Idaho....
It is a government trapper wagon that was in a small town welders' shop in for repairs....there is a colorful story that goes with it, but I will save that for some other time.

You sound very nice......what a great collection you have!

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Jim, we loved your photo. I wish we had not lost ours that we took in Montana. Please share your "story" that goes with the photo when you have time to post ~G
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Take a look at this lttl Beauty... on E-BAY... in the Cars, More Vehicles, Other Vehicles section, E-Bay number 4642391283... It's a 1920's Showmans Caravan / Wagon... it's the 19th pic down...Chris.....
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