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Message posted by Mrs mouse on 14/9/2017 at 9:47pm
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Back in 1981 we bought a second hand trailer tent, it was a Conway but not sure of the type, I think it may have been a Capri in orange and brown colour. Not seen another like it since. The trailer had the two bench seats which transformed into the double bed using the table but the second double bed folded completely over the trailer. So instead of folding beds out on either side of the trailer we only had to unfold one side. There was an under bed attachment on this side.
The canvas for the cabin and awning was pre attached to the frame which opened by pulling it out and extending the poles to size with push button extenders. No loose poles at all. There was a kitchen unit with gas hob and grill built in and I think i remember a sink. This was detachable from the trailer. We only kept this trailer for a couple of years before getting a caravan but not seen anything like it for ease of pitching. We now have a folding camper which is much more luxurious (thankfully!) in comparison.

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Message posted by Blue Sky Pennine on 25/9/2017 at 12:07pm
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Although very similar, it's not ringing quite true, for a Capri.

The Capri was an a symetrical design, as described, but was only available in brown and beige, rather than brown and orange, didn't have the bench seating, and, therefore, didn't have a second bed. (It did have an under bed pod, though, to provide the extra 2 berths).

It did have a kitchen, but the awning was not pre attached, and the poles were separate. They didn't pull out from the main unit (the only models I've seen do that are the Combi camps). The other confusing part is that the Capri was produced in 1980 / 1981, so, if yours was second hand, it must have been very new, at the time.

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Message posted by Mrs mouse on 26/9/2017 at 7:27am
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Maybe not a Capri then...I was just wondering what type it was, sure it was a Conway. Going to see if can find any old photos. It was a good layout with one double made out of the table (same as in a caravan) and the other double with pod underneath. So easy to put up but not with the comfort of our quartz folding camper though!

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It was very similar, and the later Capris did have the seating arrangement (although it didn't make into a bed) but they didn't come out until 1988.

The first Conway model to feature the offset 2 berth design was the Conway Corsica. That came out in 1978, and was orange and brown, so sounds like a potential contender. Pictures of that are extremely hard to find (only ever seen one) so if you do have any, I would love to see those.

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