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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Interesting that the optional tent is the same White Stag tent that Riviera offered, and that the Safare' Special appears to have the same pop top roof as a Riviera.


the riviera one caught my eye too, but the front rack almost looks taller? otherwise it looks the same..
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a fiberglass thing. Back in the early 70's in california, fiberglass was a great way to make stuff. Boats, camper tops, dune buggies, and all manner of sporting equipment was made of fiberglass in California. And not every company that sold fiberglass items actually made them themselves. There are companies that made the tops for Riviera and Safare, not a stretch to imagine them being almost identicle.
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's a fiberglass thing. Back in the early 70's in california, fiberglass was a great way to make stuff. Boats, camper tops, dune buggies, and all manner of sporting equipment was made of fiberglass in California. And not every company that sold fiberglass items actually made them themselves. There are companies that made the tops for Riviera and Safare, not a stretch to imagine them being almost identicle.


Good point. I think Riv tops were made by Sportsmobile in Indiana.
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's a fiberglass thing. Back in the early 70's in california, fiberglass was a great way to make stuff. Boats, camper tops, dune buggies, and all manner of sporting equipment was made of fiberglass in California. And not every company that sold fiberglass items actually made them themselves. There are companies that made the tops for Riviera and Safare, not a stretch to imagine them being almost identicle.


Good point. I think Riv tops were made by Sportsmobile in Indiana.



Thats an ASi Rivi tent made by White Stagg for apparently Riviera - yet here it is on a Sportsmobile. Shocked

I think back then there was a much broader ability to "share" and or "copy" what was out their. Like Westfalia using Doormobile tops.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brought home a '71 Safare the other day
Picked it up from the original owners son her in Mid-MO. It has been here for about 10 years but spent the first part of it's life around the Bakersfield,CA area. It is in pretty good condition ,only rust/rot is about a 1/2 dollar size hole in the pass front floor board. The top pass side window has been leaking for years so the fridge cabinet/counter top is f'ed up ,so it will need some love.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a lovely specimen, some rubbing and some loving and she will be sweet to go! Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spent some time cleaning her up , not to bad I think

Took it to a local VW show today and lots of folks dug it Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey d-rick. Are those beer cans glued down. If not they ride pretty good. Congrats.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a long overdue update:
Took the 73' out on our maiden camping trip to Jellystone Park near Clearlake, CA. I drove alone and the wife and kids followed in her Rav4 since I haven't found a safe way to secure their car seats...yet.
The Bus was a million times more comfortable than the tent at night with the mattress from my son's bed. I think I'm going to buy another from Ikea since it fit great and was not too bulky and had better support than any futon pillow I've slept on. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00139752/
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Cooking on the range beat bending over the campfire or camp stove, and the AC outlet was perfect for charging the phone before heading back home.
It was 105 degrees out so the night before we left I sewed a new windshield privacy cover/sun shield using the original as a template. Since I didn't have AC on the ride up, I was much more acclimated to the hot weather than the rest of our group.

Not everything is peachy keen; I still have to figure out why the sink pump doesn't work, why the oil cooler is draining the battery, and remove clean and inspect the propane tank...but there's no hurry.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took it on it's first camping trip/canoe trip on the Big Piney river in MO
was so nice having all that room!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been on the search for a hightop for quite some time now. It took me over a year after finding this one to get it. Some of you may have seen the thread I started on my newest find. I'm now trying to figure out what I have here, besides a total hack job! Laughing

I think I have a Safare top, but I don't think it's original to this bus due to the color. It appears to be Sierra Yellow, which I think is a '71-'72 color. This bus is a '69 that had a factory sunroof opening and belly pans, the opening has been enlarged a little toward the rear of the bus. It is fitted with the remnants of an early westy interior. Did the Safare campers use sunroof busses, or did they make their own opening. I figured I would ask the experts. Anything you guys can tell me about it would be much appreciated, thanks.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picked thus baby up a couple months ago! Its a 1973 Safare with the pull out bunk up top. I am trying to figure out how the sink works. Anyone know if there is supposed to be an electric pump or is it manual?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should be a manual pump,mine is. I'm sure it would not be to hard to install a electric one though
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey guys,

I am redoing the propane line that runs to the trav'ler 302-20 and was wondering if anyone knew what size fittings and regulators are needed to connect the stove. There is a male flare thread on the stove, but don't know what will fit it to connect to the tank with some sort of regulator. I plan on removing the old propane tank and just running a line to propane canisters. I was thinking something like this:
http://www.amazon.ca/Mr-Heater-Propane-Regulator-A...opane+hose

Here is a pic of the decal, these numbers mean nothing to me Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I had posted this bus prior, but noticed recently its been tarped over and now out from under its tarp. This is Not my bus.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love my Safare!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Love my Safare!
As do I, I'd roll that anyday!, nice!
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What kinda mileage are you guys getting? I think mine only got around 15mpg this last tank.
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 9:03 pm    Post subject: my 74 Safari Reply with quote

before and after, new panels, new color scheme, new interior (the original was already replaced once)

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