Folding Camper & Trailer Tent Definitive Guide
Model Summary: Conway Countryman
Travelling / Stored:
Folding Camper (Discontinued Model)
Setup / On Site:
Four (Plus four with optional under bed pup tents)
Blue Sky Recreation Limited. Freephone: 0800 069 9601, Freefax: 0800 069 9602, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
430cm x 220cm
155 x 13
The Conway Countryman first came into existence in 1995, and is one of only two Conway models that remain in production today
(albeit as part of the Pennine range of folding campers).
Initially, the Countryman was introduced in 1995, and continued for
three years, until 1997, after which it ceased for just one year. It was re introduced, in 1999, when it was re branded as the Countryman
II. This continued for a further two years, and, by 2001, it was back to, simply, the Countryman. This model continued until 2003,
when production moved to The Pennine Group (now Pennine Outdoor Leisure Limited). Details, specifications etc of the Pennine manufactured
version of the Countryman can be found here
On introduction, the Countryman was available in a bottle green and light
grey canvas, which continued until 1996. This changed to bottle green and beige for 1997. When reintroduced, in 1999, the colour scheme
had changed to a tri colour format of saule, bottle green and gazelle. This continued for a further two years, until 2001,
when it underwent its final change to marine blue and beige. This colour scheme continued until production was transferred to Pennine
in 2003. Dimensions did not change significantly, but there were some changes, particularly in awning size. In the dimensions section,
above, the higher figure, where applicable, represents the dimensions when the Countryman was first introduced. The lower figures
are the post 1999 Countryman / Countryman II.
The Countryman was, originally, introduced to fill the middle ground between the
entry level Challenger and the higher specification Cruiser. At the time, it was, also, pitched as a direct competitor to the Pennine
Fiesta, which is ironic, as the modern day Fiesta and Countryman are now built on an identical trailer base, with identical canvas,
and are only, in fact, different internally.
The Countryman was a four berth, rear entry model, with a fixed settee on either
side, and well equiped kitchen unit on the front wall. Behind each bed was a permanently made up double bed. This was different from
fellow four berth model, the Challenger, which used one of the double beds to create a settee. On the plus side, the Countryman was
more convenient, as both beds could be left permanently made up. On the down side, the permanent settees did eat into available floor
space considerably, but the Coutryman did benefit, significantly from its own three way fridge.
Included in the paperwork sections
above and below are three of the Conway brochures that included the Countryman as well as the specific setup instructions for this
model. We have included the first (1995) last (2003) and middle (1999) brochures. As with all of the Conway models these are included
with the kind permission of the Conway Owners Club
. The rest of the brochures containing this model can be found on the Conway Owners
Club web site.
Also, at the bottom of the page, are some further images, and a setup video of a slightly later Countryman
430cm x 250cm