Hi all! Newbie with strange autotrail here...

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  1. redstar

    redstar Read Only Funster

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    Hi all,
    just found this site, and it appears to be a good collection of
    fun and banter for all!

    anyhow, i have had a couple of vw t25's inc a (presently) karmann gipsy.

    BUT...
    i now am in possesion of aN auto trail chinook 1988 6 berth.
    looks top condition, however, i don't have any of the manuals,
    info of marque etc.. could anyone assist please?

    i wouldn't ask, however, i seem to have explored the net for
    this and drawn a blank, even with another 6 berth...

    so HELP pls!
    thanks in advance...
     
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    Hi and welcome. flyingwelcome Some one will be along to help soon.
     
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    Welcome

    In a very short while you will be inundated with information, banter and welcomes. Welcome to the friendliest Club in the world. You will soon be 'hooked'
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    hi and wellcome from froghopper, as they say not long now,,,, i can feel the vibes,,, all us sad motorhomers with withdrawal symptoms from lack of trips out .. sitting there thinking what shall i say,,,, not alot,,,, its bed time, enjoy,,, :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Welcome and good luck with your search for information. :Smile:
     
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    Hi are you sure it is an Autotrail, the chinook is a model that was made by Newlander of Hull, based on a Dodge chassis if I remember correctly, if not then on a Japanese chassis. What is the base vehicle. Mine is a 6 berth Newlander based on a merc chassis is it similar?
     
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    Hi Redstar, I had a Gypsy 3 years ago, they are great!!!! I may have come across you on the brickyard forum before, your name rings a bell. I also imported a whitestar, 2 atlantics and a couple of dehler profis. We loved them t25's:Wink:
     
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    Yup, loved the gipo, but time goes on eh?

    re. the van:

    its a citroen base model c25 1988

    it looks as if the stickers are the right vintage,
    and they 'state' autotrail chinook 6.
    looks as if the 6 is an afterthought, however,
    its the same colour and font.

    any help would be great!:thumb:
     
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    hi and wellcome

    hi and wellcome sorry i have no info some one will help you here iam sure
     
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    thanks lizzy,
    i came up with about the same,no more mind...:Sad:
    i know that the 'vans aint rare as they seem to
    be everywhere, but i still am yet to see one with
    6 berth....

    i will be picking the truck up on tues, so have time
    to have a reet snoop over it then...
    funny how some are worth nothing, and some still
    command 6-8K. funny old world!
     
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    How redstar and :welcome:
    Have you tried contacting autotrail they may be able to help.
    Good luck.

    regards
    bald eagle:thumb:
     
  13. redstar

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    got the jist from the site that they are only interested in the new
    'vans, as they dont have any 'nostalgia' badges anywhere...

    willtry them anyhow, thanks!
     
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    so, auto trail direct eh?
    good communications with a chap called colin.
    sent me some stuff, and layouts, and even asked
    for the chassis number to try an help me some more....

    he stated that there were an amount of 'specials' built
    around that time, so all being well i will find out
    exactly what i have!

    i know its 'boring' for some, but you have to know
    the history of your 'van, right?

    could have been built for the krankies, you never know...........:Eeek:
     
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    Well, update and a close (probably) to this thread.
    Mr auto trail (colin) has informed me that the interior
    and external panels " were probably 1 of 12" that they
    produced ever.... cool! so its no surprise that i have
    not seen any the same on t'bay!

    so there we have it!
    thanks for all the comments / pointers chaps!
     
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    No, I think Swift have cornered the market in krankies.
     
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