What even IS my Bedford?

Post by Hildergard » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:28 am
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I know it’s a CF2 but I can’t find out what the camper body is?

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There’s some lettering under the kiwi painting but I can’t quite make it out.

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Post by Phil Bradshaw » Club admin » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:55 am
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It looks like a Facelift model (1980-84), not CF2 (1984-87) which has plastic cab door handles.
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Post by Hildergard » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:04 am
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So is it CF1?

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Post by Phil Bradshaw » Club admin » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:25 am
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There isn't a 'CF1' model as such - it's a shorthand way of distinguishing earlier model CFs from 'Facelift' and CF2 models.

Facelift model basically is CF1 in terms of running gear and electrical systems.

Quick check: fuse box under the dash is 12-way for CF1 and Facelift, 21-way for CF2.

Best guide is the Chassis number, 13 characters of the form 97560DV600000 or 14 characters of the form 975600EV600000.
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Post by Hildergard » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:22 pm
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Phil Bradshaw wrote:There isn't a 'CF1' model as such - it's a shorthand way of distinguishing earlier model CFs from 'Facelift' and CF2 models.

Facelift model basically is CF1 in terms of running gear and electrical systems.

Quick check: fuse box under the dash is 12-way for CF1 and Facelift, 21-way for CF2.

Best guide is the Chassis number, 13 characters of the form 97560DV600000 or 14 characters of the form 975600EV600000.
Amazing, thank you! I’ll check in a bit.

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Post by VDUB384 » Club admin » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:12 am
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Looks like an Advantura to me.
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Post by Hildergard » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:04 am
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I think from doing a lot of googling that it’s an Orlando from GT’s Florida range. I can only find one image that looks like it on a Talbot but I know they did Bedfords too. There’s a sticker on the back that says ‘GT Motorised’

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Post by Phil Bradshaw » Club admin » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:39 pm
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You could be right, yours being the rear kitchen (RK) rather than the rear diner (RD) model.

Built in Beverly, not far from the Advantura works in Hull.
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Post by Hildergard » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:00 pm
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Needless to say I can’t find a SINGLE thing about it anywhere on the Internet other than that one image of it on a Talbot.

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Post by Phil Bradshaw » Club admin » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:59 pm
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Lack of documentation isn't unusual for motor home bodies.

Often all that came with a new build would be user manuals for gas and electrical equipment, e.g. water heater, space heater, distribution unit, water supply/pump etc.
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