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The ho har's
1st October 2011, 09:47 PM
When at the Sydney Expo we were chatting and it turns out there were 2 owners of 5 dormobile's there:eek: seems another owner has just purchased one:)

That makes 7 in S.E.Qld that I know of...Can we make a register like

the 'Game' one of vehicles, do the dormobile's have numbers like the Games?

Just a thought;)

Mrs hh:angel:

Ausfree
2nd October 2011, 07:26 AM
Yeah, what he/she said!!!^^^^^^^:p:D

UncleHo
2nd October 2011, 07:50 AM
G'day The ho har's :)

That sounds like a very good idea,so there is some recorded list of the number of Dormobile's and their varients in Australia and in what State :)



cheers

juddy
2nd October 2011, 07:56 AM
When at the Sydney Expo we were chatting and it turns out there were 2 owners of 5 dormobile's there:eek: seems another owner has just purchased one:)

That makes 7 in S.E.Qld that I know of...Can we make a register like

the 'Game' one of vehicles, do the dormobile's have numbers like the Games?

Just a thought;)

Mrs hh:angel:

Plus the four jerrys got stashed away

bluedisco2
23rd April 2012, 04:01 PM
hi there i just saw this link and i'm happy to say i've just bought a late s2a dormobile down here in Victoria.
Its been laid up for a couple of years but is in really good original shape and wont take much to get back up and running again.
The top is all complete and still watertight. The stretchers are in it along with the original lay flat seating.
All the badges and stickers are intact and the only modification is a Fred Smith installed holden engine.
I'd love to know if there is a register for these rare vehicles,
cheers,
Deano

p38arover
23rd April 2012, 04:35 PM
I saw this in Vancouver. Is it a Dormobile?

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2012/04/478.jpg

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2012/04/479.jpg

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2012/04/480.jpg

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2012/04/481.jpg

LRO
23rd April 2012, 06:29 PM
Hi
I Think that is a carawogan

juddy
23rd April 2012, 06:38 PM
Hi
I Think that is a carawogan

Indeed it is..

p38arover
23rd April 2012, 06:53 PM
Indeed it is..

Aha! Thanks for that.

I think I have some pics of a similar set-up on a Rangie classic that I saw in Cooma in 1998. I'll hunt them out if there is any interest.

pop058
23rd April 2012, 07:08 PM
Aha! Thanks for that.

I think I have some pics of a similar set-up on a Rangie classic that I saw in Cooma in 1998. I'll hunt them out if there is any interest.

:):):)

LRO
23rd April 2012, 07:08 PM
Hi
ALLways an interest in landrover photos

The ho har's
23rd April 2012, 07:14 PM
And it is a very nice carawagon:D

Mrs hh:angel:

juddy
23rd April 2012, 10:06 PM
This one was a trip we went on a few years back....
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2012/04/469.jpg

Brad110
23rd April 2012, 10:25 PM
Get the camera out Deano

I'm building a camper and keen to look at detail of. Roof. Setup and interior set up.

Thanks

p38arover
23rd April 2012, 10:51 PM
The Carawagon I saw at Cooma in 1998:

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2012/04/462.jpg

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2012/04/463.jpg

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2012/04/464.jpg

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2012/04/465.jpg

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2012/04/466.jpg

Sleepy
24th April 2012, 10:09 AM
There is a RRC that hangs around SE Subs of Melbourne which I am sure is a Doormobile top - covers the whole roof and looks like camper conversion with just two front seats.
Not sure if he is on here. Nice rig - its an early RRC too. (70's).

I have given him "the wave" but no response.:(

star_man_61
15th May 2012, 10:24 PM
I've just purchased a 1968 2a LWB Dormobile.

Will be driving it home over the weekend.

Attached are some pics.

Kind regards

Bill46929469304693146932

DT-P38
16th May 2012, 12:12 AM
I've just purchased a 1968 2a LWB Dormobile.

Will be driving it home over the weekend.

Attached are some pics.

Kind regards

Bill46929469304693146932

Lucky bugger! I was watching that one on e-bay but couldn't get sign off from SWMBO. Did you pay much (if its not a rude question)?

The ho har's
16th May 2012, 06:16 PM
I've just purchased a 1968 2a LWB Dormobile.

Will be driving it home over the weekend.

Attached are some pics.

Kind regards

Bill46929469304693146932


Good to see you here;)

Mrs hh:angel:

juddy
16th May 2012, 06:50 PM
Do you know the full history on this one
I was unaware that the uk mod ever had dormobiles

dreamin'
17th July 2012, 11:07 PM
My new Dormobile arrives tomorrow!

It is a suffix H 2a with original 6 pot, fairey capstan and overdrive, stove etc, running and registered. It has been in storage in SA for some years, and is apparently rust free.

Tomorrow I will see it up close for the first time. Lots of poking around, tidying up and taking pictures on the weekend. Will post a full report then.

The kids are already calling it Dora the Explorer - very excited (so am I).

I love the idea of a register of Aussie Dormobiles - has anyone started one?

Roger

CharlesTeton
10th June 2013, 05:29 AM
I believe Dormobile in the UK have two old Carawagon roof for sale, ask Jim when he gets back off holiday.

Mine still undergoing a conversion, roof fitted and a new style kitchen and double bed coming out of prototype to be fitted in beginning of July, more photos to come of new interior.

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BMKal
10th June 2013, 11:25 AM
These two were at the recent annual British Car Day at Gin Gin in WA ....

http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/1108/dscn0851o.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/407/dscn0851o.jpg/)

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/1442/p5190087bl.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/89/p5190087bl.jpg/)

http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/4513/p5190088.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/407/p5190088.jpg/)

http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/2691/p5190089c.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/841/p5190089c.jpg/)

At first I thought it was a Vauxhall Viva - but then discovered that it is a Bedford.

V8Ian
10th June 2013, 11:29 AM
Bedford Beagle, the commercial variant of the Viva.

BMKal
10th June 2013, 11:32 AM
You would have seen the red one Ian - it was there last year too.

Lionelgee
11th June 2013, 09:52 PM
Hello All,

Okay I have been working on the tome all day and all weekend. So I missed going to the Bundaberg Swim-in due to study commitments.
Tonight it got past 8:30 pm, I got bored :wasntme:and I needed a break.
So what to do to unwind? I did some research on Carawagons and Dormobiles to find out some more about their differences.

I found a great site which explains a lot about the history of both Carawagons and Dormobiles and it even features copies of original sales brochures. There is also a link to a carvawagon place that sells replacement weather seals tucked away in the Carawagon information!

They also have an old four wheel drive magazine which compared the differences between the two makes out in the field.

Plus the link has details of different other countries who have had a bash at making camper conversions of Land Rovers and Range Rovers.

There is even a couple of photographs of Ministry of Defence Carawagon versions in full service livery.


Some links
The really good Main Site with lots of other information not just Dormobile and Carawagons ... Expedition Land Rover site (http://www.expeditionlandrover.info) You need to scroll down until you reach this area .... Land Rover Caravans - Dormobile, Carawagon, Park-Ranger, Land-Rover Explorer and X-PANDA-CAB

Land Rover Dormobiles (http://www.expeditionlandrover.info/Dormobile/index.html)

Dormobile Versus Carawagon comparison http://www.expeditionlandrover.info/PDF_files/DormiVSCarawag.pdf

Carawagon including MOD versions Land Rover Carawagon (http://www.expeditionlandrover.info/Carawagons.htm)


Now I am not so bored any more and can go to bed dreaming of Land Rovers - happy dreams everyone.

I just did some more research and Dreamin' (Roger) in AULRO under the thread - DORA THE EXPLORER (27th August 2012, 10:13 PM) had already posted up the same site.

Kind Regards
Lionel

CharlesTeton
12th June 2013, 12:04 PM
Thanks for the links. C

gromit
12th June 2013, 01:15 PM
Here's a couple more links :-

Land Rover FAQ - Vehicle Identification - Dormobiles (http://www.lrfaq.org/Series/Dormobile/FAQ.Dormobile.html)

1972 6-Cylinder 2.625cc Land Rover Series IIA Dormobile conversion - codex exerro (http://www.nickt.com/info/vehicles/Dormobile/Dormobilespecs.html)

Dormobile (http://goodall.cc/dormobile.htm)

http://www.goodall.cc/Dormobile%20Documentation.htm


Colin

bobslandies
12th June 2013, 01:44 PM
And there's this one:

Land Rover Classic Campers (http://www.rms1.co.uk/lrcc/)

Bob

Mike_S
12th June 2013, 09:32 PM
There is a RRC that hangs around SE Subs of Melbourne which I am sure is a Doormobile top - covers the whole roof and looks like camper conversion with just two front seats.
Not sure if he is on here. Nice rig - its an early RRC too. (70's).

I have given him "the wave" but no response.:(

Saw this car last night here in Parkdale, no wave back but then it was dark & raining. Looked to be nice one though.

sclarke
12th June 2013, 09:44 PM
Swap ya for my Kombi camper. :)

Lionelgee
12th June 2013, 10:26 PM
Hello All,

For a mere 12,900 UK Pounds and the cost of importation one could be driving around this little beauty LANDROVER DEFENDER 110 COUNTY STATION WAGON DORMOBILE CAMPER 200 TDi | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LANDROVER-DEFENDER-110-COUNTY-STATION-WAGON-DORMOBILE-CAMPER-200-TDi-/171043034479?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item27d2f5956f).

No relation to the seller - except the knowledge that some lucky sod will get to drive a very nice bit of kit. Oh the upholstery is a bit strong colour-wise. It reminds me of Blackberry Nip inspired vomit.

Kind Regards
Lionel

jerryd
12th June 2013, 10:55 PM
This one could have been yours for $25k ;)

Land Rover 109 - YouTube



The red one pictured belongs to Jock(George Henderson), he rescued it after it had been standing under a tree for seven years. While debating how to get it to his workshop, the seller suggested putting a battery on it and driving it away :eek: you can guess what happened next..........it roared into life.

This was a major turning point for the dormobile as George decided it would become a restoration project instead of a parts car. This Dormobile now contains parts from five different Land Rovers and sports a 3 litre Westlake Engine. Great job ;)

CharlesTeton
14th June 2013, 04:07 AM
Hello All,

For a mere 12,900 UK Pounds and the cost of importation one could be driving around this little beauty LANDROVER DEFENDER 110 COUNTY STATION WAGON DORMOBILE CAMPER 200 TDi | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LANDROVER-DEFENDER-110-COUNTY-STATION-WAGON-DORMOBILE-CAMPER-200-TDi-/171043034479?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item27d2f5956f).

No relation to the seller - except the knowledge that some lucky sod will get to drive a very nice bit of kit. Oh the upholstery is a bit strong colour-wise. It reminds me of Blackberry Nip inspired vomit.

Kind Regards
Lionel

This one has been on eBay for about 6 months.

jerryd
14th June 2013, 08:55 AM
Hi Charles,
Good to see you are keeping Jim busy :) Looks like your curtains stick to the windows with suction pads ?? not rails :confused:

I also note that they haven't fitted a rear gutter above the door, look forward to seeing some internal pics when finished ;)

CharlesTeton
14th June 2013, 09:12 AM
Hi Charles,
Good to see you are keeping Jim busy :) Looks like your curtains stick to the windows with suction pads ?? not rails :confused:

I also note that they haven't fitted a rear gutter above the door, look forward to seeing some internal pics when finished ;)

Hi Jerry, they are 9 layer thermal blinds, no curtains. Jim does them but I had made by another company double sided, thermal silver one side for very hot summers and white for winter, end up using this side most of the time. They are pretty thick but really get the job done.

New units look like being finished first week of July. I had the prototypes in for a week then gave feedback to Jim. They were then taken out and are being used for CNC machine. Stupidly I didn't take photos but with the cushions, the full length double bed works great and it still keeps the original LR 5 seats.

Where is the gutter above the door, I haven't seen it in other conversions?

lane
14th June 2013, 10:31 AM
Btw If anyone is interested I know where there is one for sale. I was offered a 1963 doormobile, imported in '64. Was told it has a fully rebuilt original motor and drivetrain, most interior parts still there but missing the kitchen unit. Body is in average condition with the usual rust in the doors etc. Needs a resto to look any good. Bloke mentioned he paid $2500 so was looking for something around that price. Located in Wembly, Perth. If interested Pm me and I'll chase it up as this was three months ago! I'll post an ad in the for sale section if people are keen.


Lane

juddy
16th June 2013, 08:49 PM
Is this the one that's been around before.

lane
16th June 2013, 11:21 PM
Not sure, I've never seen it advertised. It's light blue.