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Old 01-05-2012, 09:34 PM   #15
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Mutcth,
Our Caravanner has had the street side bed converted to a full futon, so it really stretches out into the cabin. We fold up the beds each time to give more floorspace. And we really enjoy cooking, so the counterspace is great! The PO took out the stove/oven and installed a two burner cooktop and microwave. We are considering changing back to a range/oven to make cooking more versatile.

We love the Caravanner design, it really works for us.

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Old 01-06-2012, 05:58 PM   #16
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Do you still have the stove/oven? I might be interested in the cooktop cover and burner surround. oven door? MPJ
Yes, we still have the oven. I don't want anything for it other than help in getting it picked up or shipped. Hoping it can be repurposed. Jenner
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Old 01-06-2012, 06:02 PM   #17
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jenner515 and Max Well, you two seem like (maybe) the only owners of early 70s Caravanners on this site - there isn't even a dedicated subforum.

So I'll ask this here - how does this floor plan work for you when camping? Do you leave the beds down when camping, or put them up each time? I love all of the windows and how they are arranged. Also really like the huge kitchen area (although I'm not sure I'd actually keep all of the streetside credenza/bar/countertop in a renovation...)

Thanks!
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We love the floor plan as well, it keeps the interior open and spacious. I do plan to shorten the bar area so that we can move the side gaucho down and have full use of the bed space. The way they are now it is one full bed and one twin. The modification will enable the forward gaucho to pen all the way and we'll have two full beds.
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Old 01-06-2012, 06:39 PM   #18
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Thanks both for that info. I like the idea of replacing the side gaucho with a futon that could make a queen-sized bed. So many of the modern trailers have tiny little galleys, so it's nice to see all of the countertop.

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Old 04-04-2012, 10:22 PM   #19
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Spring Update

We finally have finished up the bulk of the curbside renovation. We decided to replace the far wall as well and I'm really glad that we did. now all the dark brown laminate is gone and we were able to remedy a knee catcher portion of the wall by the tub.

The sink, range, countertop and cutting board are permanently mounted and are and travel ready. No leaks in the new water system or propane lines, now we just need to plan a trip.

I still need to put on a front edge to the counter, but that's a 1/2 hour job.

Yeah!!!

Still not sure what to do about the lights, but that can wait, I'm tired of this project for the moment, ready to just live for a bit.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:27 PM   #20
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That looks so go it almost makes me want to give up on staying vintage. Maybe two Airstream - one vintage and one not.

Anyway - nice looking work...
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Jenner 515. Just read through your post. Your restoration looks great. I just bought a 1970 Caravanner. I prefer to keep things original and am missing some of the cabinets and the fridge. Do you still have the old parts/furniture from your restoration? Perhaps you would like to rid them to good use?
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