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    Default Interesting Little Folding Camper

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Folding-Ca...%257Ciid%253A2

    Reminiscent of our Herbert don't you think?

    Herbert 1.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob B View Post
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Folding-Ca...%257Ciid%253A2

    Reminiscent of our Herbert don't you think?

    Herbert 1.jpg
    Coo yes ! I thought your Herbert was a one off! I saw a folding camper at a vintage vehicle exhibition, I think it was French, it was a posh one with lots of veneer wood. I'm surprised they were not more popular.

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    It does look like your Herbert!

    Lovely little thing he was as well!

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    It does look a bit like Herbert, but the way he has done the sides is reminiscent of a Portafold caravan. I love the decals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caz View Post
    It does look a bit like Herbert, but the way he has done the sides is reminiscent of a Portafold caravan. I love the decals.
    It's actually very similar to the production Everyman camper, which Herbert was the prototype for. They were similar to Herbert but had canvas rather than solid sides as this home built job does and had very similar sloping "buttresses" on the sides.

    There is an article about them here http://legacy.newarkadvertiser.co.uk...r/warner13.asp
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    You should be running a folding camper / trailer tent shop, Rob!.

    Oh, I forgot, you are!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasgas View Post
    You should be running a folding camper / trailer tent shop, Rob!.

    Oh, I forgot, you are!
    Not far from the truth. I sort of am doing that as a friend of mine buys and sells them commercially. I am sort of his Northern agent for ones that crop up in my direction.
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    I really like the ready built canopy that travels on the roof, thats a great idea. Takes all the stress out of having to build an awning on site and also serves to keep the transit cover in a nice domed shape so the water runs straight off it.
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    I think you would be an excellent salesman in the shop, Rob. Your product knowledge, as well as the fact that you get in them and use them would be very persuasive to customers. I found when I was manager of a computer shop that customers would often say they came to my shop because I knew which one was best for them and why. You have probably noticed yourself when going to buy something significant that a knowledgeable salesman is far more respected than a perfumed person dangling gold bracelets and talking tosh. I was looking in a Show House once and asked the dolly bird what the outside wall construction was and the only phrase she knew was 'They are traditionally built'. I asked 'whose tradition?' "they are traditionally built". Yes but what is in between the bricks outside and the plaster inside? "They are traditionally built". We didn't buy one.
    The trouble with a hotel is that it tends to stay in one place.

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