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GYPSY VAN

Hand built by Alan & Tanya Esam

We both decided to build a Gypsy Van because we do travel a lot and Alan has picked up the name Gypsy and of course I am His Gypsy Queen...

I love to travel and have travelled a few places in Australia from a very young age. We both had enough of our air bed going flat on us @ 2am in the morning! and tents blowing down on us... all the little things that can happen when on a camping trip that can make you uncomfortable at times.

So we looked into fold out campers and tents but were frustrated that you still have to fold out and setup, and if it rains you still have wet canvas to fold out and dry when you get home (so it doesn't decay). Then we saw on the internet the Teardrop caravan and we started searching for more information; designs and patterns, as well as who and where they were getting built. We eventually came across Aussie Teardrop Campers.

Because we were unable to get plans in metric anywhere, we drew up a 1200mm x 2400mm sheet with a couple of circles in it to make our plan. A lot of help from Reiner and quite a few parts later, we have built our GYPSY VAN NO : 1.

No: 2 and No: 3 are nearly finished and FOR SALE. We have travelled to Sacksville, Hill End, Sofala and many other places... and intend on travelling a lot more.

DESCRIPTION OF GYPSY VAN NO: 1

  • Chassis: 40mm x 40mm built by Outdoor Trailers in Fairy Meadow
  • Springs: two leaf wheels, Ozi drag ways 14 x 8
  • Tyres: 245x 50 walls, 12mm ply
  • Roof: 3mm Fijian red cedar
  • Floor:12mm ply bitumen coated underneath
  • Doors: Euro doors from Aussie Teardrop Campers
  • Extras: pioneer cd/mp3 stereo for entertainment
  • Lighting: stainless steel brass coated fitted lights in cabin, stainless steel fitted lights on out side, down lights in kitchen hutch door and LED blinkers and side marker lights
  • Kitchen: brass fittings, interior finish walnut stain and clear lacquered outside finish
  • Exterior: roof - brushed aluminium and sides - gloss black, red fleck with flame airbrush

Alan Esam's Gypsy Van, built in NSW, Email Alan


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