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Astro Motorhomes!

Postby nielswheels [OP] » February 22nd 2009, 6:09am

I noticed that there were several people asking about trying to turn Astro/safari's into homes away from home.....well its been done before!!! Take a look!
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Re: Astro Motorhomes!

Postby nielswheels [OP] » February 22nd 2009, 6:10am

And the inside!
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Re: Astro Motorhomes!

Postby nielswheels [OP] » February 22nd 2009, 6:11am

Lets PoP the ToP !
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Re: Astro Motorhomes!

Postby nielswheels [OP] » February 22nd 2009, 6:20am

Here is a fold down bed in a Astro Cargo Van.
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Re: Astro Motorhomes!

Postby Gary » February 22nd 2009, 7:31am

Well those are Provan's Tiger GT which is based on a Astro chassis.Provan built two versions.The GT is a pop-up version and the XL was the full motor home hard top.Pricing runs from $4,500 and up for the GT pop top and for XL motor home can have a starting price of $8,900 and up.You'll find a larger number of these out west where they built originally.They are 16' long.Alergo also built a version of Astro motor homes which are 19' long.Here is a pic of a XL:

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The post on antoher thread said he needed a stealth camping Astro to hide the fact he was staying in it from his employer and that is why I didn't bring up these to him.
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Re: Astro Motorhomes!

Postby Black89cs » February 22nd 2009, 10:16am

The last camping trip I went on I remember seeing an Astro based class C motorhome. It looked like the camper part was fiberglass (or something like that) and it curved to match the front (started at about van width by the front doors and curved out). That's a pretty interesting find.
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Re: Astro Motorhomes!

Postby Gary » February 22nd 2009, 4:07pm

They are made of fiberglass.Provan who made them doesn't have the mold's anymore and won't build them any longer.They have moved onto building high end truck campers now.I have been looking for a fixer upper for two yrs now but the pricing for them is still up there.People have kept up the demand for them because one in good shape you can get 16mpg which is hard to beat given a motor home.Where they fall short is their ability to tow anything.The wt of the motor home pretty much is all the chassis can handle.


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Here is a link to the Tigermotorhomeowners:


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Here is the link to the current Tigermotrhome web site:


http://www.tigermotorhomes.com/



Oh ya,one other thing.I have steered away from the pop up versions because given as old as these are sooner or later the canvas would need to be replaced without a source available.
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Re: Astro Motorhomes!

Postby Big_kid » February 22nd 2009, 5:37pm

Gary wrote:Oh ya,one other thing.I have steered away from the pop up versions because given as old as these are sooner or later the canvas would need to be replaced without a source available.

Any boat awning/interior shop should be able to replicate the canvas. You could also send it off to a company like http://www.bearcreekcanvas.com (there's others out there too) for replacement. This subject comes up every so often at http://www.popupportal.com , another board I frequent.
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Re: Astro Motorhomes!

Postby astro355 » March 4th 2009, 4:26am

I guess I don't feel so bad about turning my astro into a race car. :confused:
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Re: Astro Motorhomes!

Postby series2a » March 5th 2009, 12:22am

Hi, I was wondering, is this from the pop up, or the back of a cargo that someone kitted out?

nielswheels wrote:Here is a fold down bed in a Astro Cargo Van.


I've thought about doing that in my windowless panel. Would you have more pics?

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Re: Astro Motorhomes!

Postby Positive P » March 5th 2009, 12:32am

I know there was a company based out of Texas, I think, Kansas also comes to mind. But they also built campers out of Astros and Safaris, they also did the Aerostar too(those were funny looking). I've been digging, but I can't find the pics anywhere.
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Re: Astro Motorhomes!

Postby Gary » March 5th 2009, 3:25am

There is a a company out west that I know of near Washington State that installs pop-up tops on Astro's.If memory serves me correctly it was fairly expensive.
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