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Message posted by Rowlands25/8/2009 at 7:43pm
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 We have always had tents...before the kids...with the kids..and approaching being without the kids...but a little caravan called the Eriba came to our attention last weekend whilst out on Anglesey...will anyone let us know a little bit about this gem of a caravan....we've been on the websites but they are just selling them..... 

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UK Eriba forum is here but I can tell you they are long lasting because they are built on a steel frame so don't flex & leak. Still plenty of 70s/80s Eribas about. Price for an old one in good nick will be 2k upwards.

Always some on ebay, just put eriba into ebay search.

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Message posted by Rowlands26/8/2009 at 10:00am
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thanks very much....I will do some research...

Message posted by LobeyDosser26/8/2009 at 10:47am
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Ofcourse, if you have "loads of dosh" you could buy British!

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Message posted by sptregalia26/8/2009 at 12:12pm
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No U.K. manufacturer has ever produced in design or quality,anything  even approaching an Eriba.

I know, i've tried both.

Alan   


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Message posted by LobeyDosser26/8/2009 at 2:15pm
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Quote: Originally posted by sptregalia on 26/8/2009
No U.K. manufacturer has ever produced in design or quality,anything  even approaching an Eriba.

I know, i've tried both.

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Really?

I beg to differ. The Wheelhome Sprintaway is, IMO, way out in front of anything I have seen continental or otherwise.

It also is customised to the buyers own specifications at manufacture.

There was NO other manufacturer of small caravans who would give us 2 single beds at 6' 6" and as we spend more hours in bed than doing anything else in a caravan, the bed sizes and our comfort was paramount.

Furthermore, as the only gas in the van is for the cooker, everything else is 12v, including the fridge, and as the battery is topped up by both the car and the 65w built in solar panel, EHU is not required for extended touring, a fact that we proved lest year on a 27 night tour of the Western Isles.

The Sprintaway is a new concept in the design of small 2 berth caravans and yet it is easily transformed into luxury camping when an awning is attached and the van itself becomes a bedroom.

One disadvantage of most caravans is that they can only be used as a caravan. Not so with the Sprintaway. Being rear doored and all the internal furniture only clipped in place, in 20 minutes you can remove all the furniture, kitchen units etc., diconnect the electrics and remove everything from the van, leaving you with a large roofed box trailer. Idea for shipping flat packed furniture.

Yes, the Sprintaway is pricey, but as it will see us well into our 70's in comfort and versitility, it was the only van that we looked at that would meet all our needs for now and in the future.

I'm sure we all love our individual vans but blanket statements like the above quote are simply misleading and I am fairly certain that you have never even been in a Sprintaway, far less ever owned one.  

 



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Message posted by Draig26/8/2009 at 2:22pm
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Lobey,

You can't compare a Sprintaway with an Eriba for goodness sake As you say, each to his own - we all prefer our own van, etc. But the Eriba has been around for 40 years, has well proven longevity and keeps its price well. Whilst they are more cramped than a 'normal' caravan they certainly have more room than a Sprintaway and, dare I say it, will be much easier to sell on when the time comes. The Sprintaway now costs around 14,000 new I believe!

So, whilst I appreciate that you love your little gem, comparing it with anything else is just not on - in my humble opinion oif course.

Al

PS Eriba have models with 6'6" beds

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Message posted by Opensauce26/8/2009 at 8:53pm
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I know yer keep bangin' on about your 'van Lobey, It suits you but as others say you really can't compare it with an Eriba, bit like trying to compare a Transit campervan with a VW campervan, the only thing they have in common is that they are both campervans.

Same as comparing an Eriba to yours. The Eriba is a beautiful, timeless classic design icon......& yours ain't.

Message posted by LobeyDosser26/8/2009 at 11:41pm
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>>>   The Eriba is a beautiful, timeless classic design icon <<<

I have real "beautiful, timeless classic design icon"s, which come in the shape of 1940s and 1960's classic cars.

A'fraid I'm not into Classic Caravans, but each to his own!!!!



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Message posted by Rowlands27/8/2009 at 11:39am
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Thanks for the comments.....I have never owned a caravan but my parents did in the 60's early 70's.....I'd never really been interested till the little eriba caught my eye...thanks again.....

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Message posted by SolisGazer30/8/2009 at 8:23pm
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What about a t at b caravan they are even cooler.

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