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Subject Topic: 1970`s sprite muskerteer Post Reply Post New Topic
13/6/2014 at 8:30am
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So finally took the plunge and got my 1st restoration project. I am super excited.
Picking her up tomorrow.
Had to get a new tow bar fitted to my husbands car to pick her up.
Anyway she needs a jockey wheel as she doesn't have one. Anyone know what size jockey wheel I need and can I tow her without one?
Thanx in advance


13/6/2014 at 8:57am
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You can tow it without one but make sure you don't do your back in lifting hitch onto towball. Most caravans have jockey wheel shaft 48mm diameter but I don't know about a caravan that age. If jockey wheel clamp is still in place then measure diameter of that. If its missing then you can get new clamp & new jockey wheel to fit.


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13/6/2014 at 10:59am
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I hope you know what you are possibly taking on.My first van was a Sprite in 1973 and by the time i parted with it at 8 years old i had replaced frame timbers in all 4 corners due to rot and the wall board was only printed hardboard sheet which you just put your finger through when damp had got in.Best of luck.

Should of made clear brand new in 1973 so in less than 8 years old it had started rotting.

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13/6/2014 at 3:46pm
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Wish you luck. Be prepared to replace some of the internal framework and wall boarding, it wont only be the soft furnishing. Jockey wheel isn't a prob, just lifting it up to hitch and unhitch. You'll probably be able to get one from a breaker's, tho if you are anywhere near me I've got one in the shed you can have. Our first van was the baby brother to yours, the Sprite Alpine of 1962 vintage. Bought it in 1978 and didn't part with it until 1997. Not too sure if yours has the glass windows or if they're plastic, if they are glass, the aluminium frames come apart and you can replace the glass with perspex from B&Q. Most important, get the gas appliances and pipework checked.......Mick



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