We have a mixture of caravans at Hazy Days Caravan Hire, but they all have something in common – charm. None of our caravans are hideous boxes on wheels without character. They’ve all lived a full life but have been coaxed back to their heyday with our restoration work. We specialise in vintage caravan hire and have caravans from the 1960′s, 1970′s and very early 1980′s. Here are our caravans:
Sandie, the 1967 Pearman Briggs Safari – 3 berth
Sandie was found having lived half her life undercover as a workshop hut just outside Milton Keynes. Pearman Briggs stopped making Safari’s a year after she was manufactured – the reason has been rumoured that they couldn’t generate a viable profit because they spent so long on each caravan. Still, that dedication shows itself in all of the brilliant design quirks in this iconic caravan.
Enough of the history, Sandie’s exterior has literally just been repainted in an off white and a retro turquoise blue and looks stunning. Her interior has been kept as original as possible but we’ve added stylish touches in giving her walls some lovely vintage style duck egg floral wallpaper, her floor is chequerboard and she’s been reupholstered making her seat/bed areas comfortable and attractive. She comes equipped with a fridge, cooker, grill and oven, cold water supply, sink and that most important festival luxury – a porta potti.
Sandie would be ideal for a couple or a family of three to use as a getaway, as she has a large double bed at the front and a large single bed at the side. There is plenty of cupboard space to store your belongings in without spilling out into the caravan. She also still has her original retro awning to extend your living space.
We equip Sandie in the way she’d have expected to be equipped in her hey day – original china crockery, picnic rugs, vintage deckchairs plus the obligatory whistling kettle. In fact everything you’ll need for a quirky, vintage caravan experience.
Kitty, 1972 Carlight Casalette
Carlights have always been known as the Rolls Royce of all caravans for their amazing build quality and dazzling good looks. Kitty is no exception. She’s small but perfectly formed and reminds you of the kind of vintage design that brought the world the bubble car, the Mini and Biba. Kitty is to put it quite simply, a stunner. If you tow Kitty around you’ll never be short of conversation from strangers, so only hire her from us if you enjoy showing off…
She’s a two berth caravan with the usual equipment – hob, grill and oven, fridge, cold water supply and sink. She has her original upholstery because quite frankly we can’t do anything quite as well as Carlight did – they were the caravanning bees knees. She’s ideal to hire out for an event where you need visual impact – a wedding, corporate event or even to really show off to your mates at a festival.
As with all our caravans, Kitty is furnished with all of the non mod cons, the vintage, the quirky and the unique objects of this world.
Gladys, 1982 Avondale Flamingo
For those who enjoy retro as opposed to vintage, plus like their creature comforts, Gladys fits the bill. She’s not as old as the other vintage caravans and for her time was quite advanced, which becomes clear when you know what kit she has. She has her own end wet room with a hot water shower, sink and cassette toilet. No excuse now for being mucky at a festival…
Gladys again is a two berth caravan that has a set of front seats that turn into a spacious, comfortable double. These are covered in genuine seventies retro deckchair stripe soft fabric. She’s a pretty spacious caravan with copious cupboard space and is equipped with a fridge/freezer, sink with hot running water, bathroom sink with shower, cassette toilet, cooker, oven and hob.
Gladys is currently being worked on prior to Glastonbury Festival so photos will be done very soon. Bear with us! (This photo on the right is not Gladys herself but is exactly the same. We will be changing the colour of the stripe mind!)
Priscilla, 1997 Elddis Typhoon Vogue
This is the only caravan we have that is modern, but hey, sometimes you’ve got to swap vintage charm for a separate shower, full heating system, four berths, full size hob/grill/oven, hot water, end dressing room/bathroom with sink and oodles of hot water. Priscilla is comfortable and is pretty near to being a home on wheels.
What can we say? Priscilla won’t set the world alight visually as she’s the same as practically all modern caravans on the road, but she’s really comfortable and cosy to stay in. She’s also equipped with all the equipment that you would ever need for a stay in a caravan.