Fleet­line all the way

Go! Camp & Drive - - Letters - MAR­IUS AND PIKKIE MULLER New­cas­tle

In his let­ter in the June is­sue of WegSleep, Jo­han Hat­tingh asks where all the old car­a­vans are. Our 33-year-old Jur­gens Fleet­line 5S gave my par­ents years of ser­vice – from 1984 to 1995. Af­ter­wards my younger brother Werner Muller and his wife Ce­leste camped for an­other 12 years with the Fleet­line. And 10 years ago I took it over and I still of­ten camp with it. Over the years the Fleet­line has been towed by about 15 dif­fer­ent ve­hi­cles – from 1600s to V6 bakkies. Every­one who used the car­a­van re­uphol­stered the couches and changed the cur­tains. When we got it we had couch cush­ions cut and cov­ered, and re­placed the cur­tains with PVC blinds. The small Con­sul Ju­nior fridge had to make way for our bar fridge. (The Con­sul fridge still works per­fectly and now helps out in my of­fice.) Mean­while I’ve also had a new tent made, and the can­vas un­der­neath the pop-up roof and the gas struts are next on the list. Oth­er­wise the Fleet­line is still in ex­cel­lent con­di­tion. For the past two years we’ve been tow­ing it with our GWM H5 2.0 VGT (au­to­matic).

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