The Viking Fibreline was manufactured near Carlisle by Viking Rendezvous Tours Ltd. Built from the mid sixties to the late seventies and based on a South African design. At the time it was one of the best built caravans.
The Fibrelines became a great success, they had a distinctive look, were easy to tow and were hand built to a high standard. Leakages in Viking Fibrelines are rare due to the one piece fibreglass roof. The bottom, front and rear are also fibreglass with aluminium sides. Early Fibrelines had glass windows, these were later changed to double glazed perspex windows.
The two berth version had a washroom, fridge and cooker.
Our First Viking Fibreline
This was our first “1970s” Fibreline. See our big trip article for the rebuild of our second “1960s” Fibreline: www.paulstriumphherald.co.uk/four-cs-pre-journey/
Purchased in July 2016. Although it had been badly handpainted inside and out it was in overall very good condition.
So can it tow?
Weight of Vitesse (which this Herald basically is): 940kg
Weight of caravan: 648kg (when loaded we normally take it up to just over 700kg)
Max laden weight of caravan: 838kg
Maximum recommended tow weight for Vitesse:
Practical Motoring: 660kg
85% of car weight: 800kg
And of course the 2 litre straight six has no problem in pulling it.
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Adding to the set-up has become somewhat addictive. Recent additions have included: