Ive got this really bizzare french made Rapido 1978 fold away caravan that i didnt really get on with as we tend to do short breaks where less setting up hassle is desired, so i'm hoping to recoup some of the money i put in when i was naive and over excited about it.
I shall list the features that i can remember as it was last august when it was used for the first and last time thus far.
Aluminium clad plywood shell that origami's into a matchbox shaped trailer
Folded away dimensions : overall length 3000mm, box length 1950mm, width 1500mm.
Unfolded dimensions with is perpendicular to the trailer centerline : caravan shell length 3600mm, Width 1950mm, Height from memory i could stand up full inside so i guess it was internally 2000mm headroom tapering off to the ends
Min weight 375KG, Gross weight 495kg
Potentially 4 berth as it had beds that took over both ends of the van but i didnt investigate the plywood shelf/table/bed base combo out too much just instead had a mattress set on the floor.
It has a table that raises up from the main bed base and the benchs either side end up with foam bolsters that form a sort of mattress also albeit i chucked the air bed over all that
Also has a sink and gas hob and a sort of cabinet pair that hangs on the wall brackets i didnt bother with the sink as it isnt connected, it has no electrics either as they werent in the condition i was happy with.
The box on the front wants removed, stamped flat and thrown a fair old distance
Its a 2 person job to lift the clamshell up and over
No electrics in effect
cooker and sink connections are ancient/bodged
missing abit of timber/ply board that holds the cooker sink cabinet up
Roof joint requires a better method of clamping as i broke it when folding away so may leak till that is fixed
the curtains and seat covers are ancient and not great
wants a good clean although its certainly not unpleasant, more a sort of stored dusty sort of effect than child seat and sticky sweets.
No spare wheel, 4x115mm pcd 10" rim with 25mm offset is proving impossible to find
Rear lights missmatched but work
Brakes work well albeit briefly chirp the tyres if braking hard.
lightweight thus small cars actually can tow it.
chassis is galvanized and is in mega condition.
I fitted new 500x10 crossply tyres in august as the mini radials were in poor condition and made it fairly wayward however they are Tube type rims so have tubes in.
All of the alloy faced plywood is in great condition as is the doors and windows
I couldnt find any evidence of damp and it didnt smell of anything
Has a decent enough cover but needs a hole cutting to expose the rear lights and number plate as i had to roll it up at the back.
Im hoping for £350 but not obsessively chasing that much
feel free to ask questions i can even drop it off within a reasonable radius of chesterfield