Welcome to Caravan Archives.
CaravanArchives.com is an active project to digitally compile information and documentation for touring caravans, especially those that were manufactured by companies that are no longer in business.
Our online library contains hundreds of brochures, handbooks and instruction manuals on all of the popular touring caravan brand names.
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Where possible, we have documentation from as early as the 1970s right up until the present year.
So, if you have bought a caravan and it doesn’t have the handbook or any operation instructions we might be able to help.
As you might appreciate, this is a mammoth project requires a huge amount of time and considerable funds to continue to run and grow. But your contributions and donations help to make our job of creating a useful archive so much easier.
Got a handbook we don’t have that you’d be willing to contribute? Click here to let us know.
In an effort to create a one-stop source for caravan owners who are looking for otherwise unavailable information and instruction about their caravans we are working on creating the Internet’s largest single digital caravan handbook library.
Our library currently contains more than 100 digital owner’s manuals for the mainstream caravan manufacturers past and present.
To compliment our handbook owner’s manual collection, we also have a HUGE library of instruction manuals, installation instructions and usage guides for all the appliances, features and facilities inside of your caravan.
This includes but is not limited to; ovens & cookers, fridges, cassette toilets, heating & water systems, alarm systems, electrical and gas systems.
We constantly adding to our extensive library and welcome contribution from our users. So if you have something you can add please use the Submit Content page.
Caravan Brochures & Tech Specs
We have also collated an extensive archive of the original advertising material for caravans dating as far back as 1970 in some cases.
This archive includes touring caravan brochures, technical specifications and in some cases the original price list.
These documents are incredibly useful if you have acquired a pre-owned caravan and need more information on things such as; weights & dimensions, fitted appliances (makes and models) and sleeping arrangements.
We once again would welcome any contributions to our brochure directory if you have something that we are lacking in. Please use the Submit Content page to send it in to us.
Support The Archive
Caravan Archives is 100% financially self-supported.
Web hosting, support and maintenance is expensive.
Not to mention the countless hours our team dedicates to the project to ensure accurate and complete information is supplied at all times.
In order to help support to the ongoing running costs of the Archive we ask for a donation of £10 when you download a handbook. This contribution enables us to continue to grow our archive and serve our users in the best way possible.
Note that we are not “selling” the handbooks. We do not hold the Copyright for these files and so we accept only donations for the storing, handling and delivery of the files to your email inbox.
Much of our content has been sourced by purchasing documentation on auction sites like eBay. No expense is spared to secure certain hard to find manuals.
Our team have also traveled far and wide across the country visiting our accommodating friends at caravan dealerships who have helped tremendously in our pursuit of sourcing particular handbooks. We would like to extend our thanks to these dealerships.
In further efforts to financially support the Archive, our team have produced a wealth of educational material.
Owner's Manual - Avondale Caravans - Caravan Talk
This educational material helps caravanners new and experienced alike to learn more about owning a caravan, upkeep and other important things.
In particular, we recommend investing in our Caravan Damp Test Video Course which we have paired with our Ultimate Caravan & Motorhome Winterisation Guide (Ebook) as a free bonus.
In the short and to the point video course you will learn; what equipment you need to perform a damp test, how to spot the early signs of damp and how to perform the actual test itself.
The Winterisation Guide will walk you through the process of preparing your caravan for winter storage.
The guide is carefully laid out in a logical, easy to follow step-by-step procedure. Click here to purchase a copy now.
All proceeds from the sale of the educational material is invested back into the Archive.
You can find all of our Education Material here.
Hello and welcome to the Avondale Caravans information website. On this website you will find information on almost anything you need to know about Avondale. We have spent a lot of time compiling this information for general use. We hope you find what you are looking for.
History of Avondale
Way back in 1970 Avondale Coachcraft was founded and the very first Avondale Mayfly was produced. The company was started by husband and wife team Gerald and Eileen Ball, joined by Louis Ball later on that year, and Graham Ball in 1973. The company continued to flourish after selling many of their well made high spec caravans which lead them to make the decision to progress to the next level.
So, in the 1980’s Avondale added 2 additional ranges to its line-up; the Leda and the Perle. The original range that used bird names for it’s models remained the top of the range, followed by the mid-range Leda, and finally the entry level Perle.
In 1991 Mr & Mrs Ball retired and their son Christopher Ball took charge of the company. With a new person heading up the company more changes were made and we saw the introduction of the Avondale Sport in 1994, the Avondale Landranger in 1996, the Avondale Dart in 1998 (Avondale’s best selling range of all time), the Avondale Rialto in 1999, Avondale Argente in 2002 and lastly the Bianco range in 2004. See the table below for a timeline of the Avondale caravan models.
Avondale Caravan Manual Parts
Sadly, on 16th September 2008 Avondale went in to administration. The company fell victim to the economic crisis that the country was (and still is) struggling with at the time. This was a knock-on effect that from the dealers who were also struggling and needed to cut back on what they ordered. No buyer came forward for the company and so Avondale Coachcraft is no longer. We can only hope that one day someone will come along and start building them again in their previous glory.
Timeline of Avondale Caravan Models
1999 Avondale Landranger 5500 Manual - Avondale Caravans ...
The Avondale caravan range is the luxury caravan designed for couples
The Leda range was introduced in the 80's and targeted a wider audience
The Avondale Perle series was also launched in the 80's as Avondale's lightweight affordable caravan
Another lightweight range launched in the mid 90's
A top spec luxury caravan range featuring twin axles
The Dart was launched in the late 90's and was set to become Avondale's best selling range
Find out more about the Avondale Dart >>
The Rialto was introduced just before the turn of the millennium
The Argente is probably one of the most recognisable names in the caravan market
Find out more about the Avondale Argente >>
The Bianco was launced in 2004 but only lasted a couple of years as sales didn't take off as hoped