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Astro & Safari campers?!

Postby d0n [OP] » November 20th 2009, 11:04pm

Wow, there's some cool conversions out there for our vans. I didn't know about them until my friend mentioned that he saw a TIGER astro camper locally. I started searching the net and found a bunch of astro/safari based campers and conversions.

Anyone here have one? I want one! :rolling: :rockon:

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Re: Astro & Safari campers?!

Postby Big_kid » November 21st 2009, 12:37am

I settled for a Craigslist popup. I still wouldn't mind one of those though!
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Re: Astro & Safari campers?!

Postby 90lownslow » November 21st 2009, 12:41am

I'll take a AstroV
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Re: Astro & Safari campers?!

Postby Mr_Bowtie » November 21st 2009, 12:50pm

I like the '03 Astro in the first pic! Thats exactly what I want....now if I just had money and time to enjoy it. :lol:
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Re: Astro & Safari campers?!

Postby Gary » November 21st 2009, 1:21pm

Most of the Tiger's are found out west where Provans factory was before they moved.Like Washington state etc.The POP-Up's where pre-1989's and the hard tops where models called XL's.They still draw a price like $7,000 to $15,000 grand primarily because they still get about 16mpg with 4.3's.Provans doesn't build them anylonger and doesn't even have the molds anylonger either.They really fall down in their ability to tow anything at all.With a wt of about 8,000lbs wet,that is about all they can handle.They are 16' long.I've been passively looking to get a fix'er upper er for about 3 to 4yrs now and haven't found the right deal.I know of a guy quite awhile ago in the New England states area that owns a cube van version of this with barn doors on the back and a man door on the side.I think he wanted something like $1,700 for it and I thought at the time that was abit high.


Oh yeah-the same mod's apply to these campers as do to the Astro vans.Can still do a V8 conversion,lift,etc.They still have a sub-frame and not a full frame.Off-roading they do flex quite abit and you have to be careful not to crack the fiberglass body.
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Re: Astro & Safari campers?!

Postby 90lownslow » November 21st 2009, 1:39pm

I was wandering if they put frames under them but I guess not
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Re: Astro & Safari campers?!

Postby Gary » November 27th 2009, 3:31am

Here is some listings which are kind of dated since the Tiger Motor Home web site went out of business.

http://tigermotorhomeowners.multiply.co ... for%20sale
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Re: Astro & Safari campers?!

Postby tedanderson » November 30th 2009, 1:03pm

What I like about the first one in this thread is that it's somewhat discreet. I'd like to get a camper conversion being that I spend a lot of time on the road and it will save me some time and money in lieu of finding a room every time I need some rest. But at the same time I don't want the whole world to think/know that I'm "going camping" when I am on my way to a consulting gig.
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Re: Astro & Safari campers?!

Postby ihatemybike » November 30th 2009, 1:52pm

That first van is named the AstroLander and belongs to a guy that posts as T.Low on some Expedition, Chevy, and Vannin sites. It's a 2003 with 4" of lift and the pop top was done by GTRV in Vancouver.
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Re: Astro & Safari campers?!

Postby 90lownslow » December 2nd 2009, 2:06am

I am like a kid in the candystore. I SPOTTED A ASTROV TODAY. It is the one with two pics posted up above. It was dark and my girl wouldnt stop but I drove home and pulled in the drive. I will definetly go back and stop tomorrow and check it out. I am blown away because I first seen and heard of these on here and now I saw one in reality and now I need to make it mine. Kinda like the m*m commerical with santa cuz they do exsit
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Re: Astro & Safari campers?!

Postby 90lownslow » December 3rd 2009, 10:49pm

well i made the first move today. I stopped on my way home from school and talked to the owner. it was a nice lil old lady puffin on some oxygen hoses. well she didnt say if she would sell it or not but i gave her some info and hopefully she will be calling me soon. I WANT THAT ASTROV :shifty:
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Re: Astro & Safari campers?!

Postby grandamle91 » December 3rd 2009, 11:34pm

Saw this in walmart parking lot (it was a grumpy old man so i didn't dare get close to it)
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Re: Astro & Safari campers?!

Postby Gary » December 4th 2009, 12:52am

I think that is a Provan Tiger XL.The LT's where pop-up versions.My question is which Astro did you stop by and look at??.It is highly unusual to see two of them in the same area.WOW!!!.Very cool.
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Re: Astro & Safari campers?!

Postby ihatemybike » December 4th 2009, 3:14am

grandamle91 wrote:Saw this in walmart parking lot (it was a grumpy old man so i didn't dare get close to it)

Wuss, guy probably would have talked your ear off.
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Re: Astro & Safari campers?!

Postby grandamle91 » December 4th 2009, 4:54am

Just one astro, i didn't get up close to it because the guy looked pissed as hell and i didn't need him to say i was doing something with hes astro, although i would of love to see the inside. anuone have some inside pics of these
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Re: Astro & Safari campers?!

Postby 90lownslow » December 4th 2009, 5:09am

the one I hope to make mine real soon is a ALLEGRO :think: That is what it says above the winsheild. She wouldnt let me look in it so I couldnt snap any. And from the drivers door we all know what that looks like. I am curious myself as to what they look like inside. I went on the link

Gary wrote:Here is some listings which are kind of dated since the Tiger Motor Home web site went out of business.

http://tigermotorhomeowners.multiply.co ... for%20sale

I hope she doesnt look at this or else I will not be gettin it. Does anyone know why they sell for that much?
Hopefully she will call me soon and then I can look and post some pics. The picture I want most is it sittin in the drive beside my baby. I am not even a outdoorsy guy but with that front clip I can see some real campin not just passin out in the back. :)
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Re: Astro & Safari campers?!

Postby Gary » December 4th 2009, 6:05am

Here is some pics I have:

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A bathroom:

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This is a XL and a LT:

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And of course a guy who never looks at a map or takes suggestions:


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Just going to say you must be very,very,careful around Camels who are in heat.... :shifty: :eek: :eek: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Just kiding,just kidding.LOL.
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Re: Astro & Safari campers?!

Postby Mr_Bowtie » December 5th 2009, 4:06am

A Asstro with a bathroom.......seems kind of wierd..... :lol:
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