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Vagabond teardrop’s new look

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Vagabond teardrop caravans have been around for a while, but they have recently come under new ownership of Midlands Caravan Manufacturing. And with the new ownership, the little caravans have received a new look.

Vagabond caravans – available as the standard Roamer model or upgraded Drifter – are built from fibreglass and insulated with polyurethane foam, and have a classic teardrop shape.

While both models have a tare of 500 kg and GVM of 750 kg (towable with a B license), the Drifter’s axle has been upgraded from a 900 kg rating to 1 400kg, and has five leaf spring instead of three as the Roamer. An optional extra for the Drifter is to have a braked axle, that increases the GVM to 1 000 kg or 1 400 kg.

The Drifter also has bigger wheels, side steps, powder coated roof rails, exterior LED lighting, a battery included, charger system, water tank and Hella plug.

The entire interior floor is a bed, and there are a few cupboards made from fibreglass and marine ply with canvas doors.

Outside at the back is the kitchen, which features a microwave oven on the left, in front of which is a two-plate gas stove (on sliding rails to move it away from the microwave and avoid oil splash), in the middle is a basin with running water (Drifter only, available as upgrade on Roamer) and grocery cupboard, and to the right is a fridge.

Vagabond have also installed a little swivel kitchen counter on the Drifter (optional on Roamer) – a very clever design, considering how limited most teardrops’ work surfaces are.

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