Lizzie Pope
Digital Editor

See other News articles filed in ‘Caravans’ written by Lizzie Pope
Special-edition Eriba caravans head into the 2018 season celebrating six decades of production with a classic look and extra kit across four models

It is one of the most instantly recognisable tourers. And for the 2018-season, the smallest of all Hymer caravans is more eye-catching than ever.

To mark the Eriba Touring's 60th birthday, from September 2017, an '60 Edition' version will be available in four layouts: Familia 310, Triton 430, Troll 530 and 542 Touring. And all of these will be sold in the UK.

The most distinctive feature of these special-edition vans is the retro-inspired two-tone paintwork, Carrara White over Crystal Silver, teamed with smart-looking alloy wheels with a complimentary metallic finish.

A retro revival

Step inside one of these 60th-anniversary edition models and you'll see that the traditional interior receives a modern update with light-oak furniture and dark-brown upholstery – beige 'Cusco' is optionally available.

Other extras included in this special-edition offering are two extra reading lights, an externally accessed locker at the rear, a stone deflector, a pair of utensil bags, redesigned cushions, a mosquito net, a 30-litre water tank, a sink cover with a chopping board and a spare wheel with a bracket.

White, high-gloss overhead lockers with chrome handles also feature, while the worktop and table have an easy-care finish.

The fixed-rear-double-bed Familia 310, Triton 430 and Troll 530 models, and the fixed-rear-twin-single Troll 542 give customers a choice of four layouts.

Old meets new

Of course, this is in addition to the standard Eriba features that these diminutive Hymer caravans are well-known for.

This includes the traditional tubular-frame chassis and pop-up roof, but also more modern fittings such as LED, ambient lighting, a worktop extension flap, a pull-out entrance step, anti-sway coupling and automatic brake adjustment.

All models also come with mosquito netting and blackout blinds, cold-foam mattresses for the fixed beds and upholstery with stain guard.

Al-Ko Trailer Control, an underfloor storage tray, a bicycle rack and shower fittings are among the items on the options list.

Share with friends

Follow us on

Most recent caravan reviews

The Practical Caravan Airstream Missouri review – 1 - It couldn't be anything else, could it? And Swift's UK-spec Airstreams are approved by the NCC and are CRiS registered, for owners’ peace of mind (© Phil Russell/Practical Caravan)
The Practical Caravan Swift Conqueror 480 review – 1 - The 2018 Conquerors get new graphics, as there are big changes across the Swift Group for the new season (© Phil Russell/Practical Caravan)
The Practical Caravan Lunar Lexon 660 review – 1 - The new-for-2018 Lunar Lexon 660 has an MTPLM of 1625kg (© Peter Baber/Practical Caravan)
The Practical Caravan 2018 Coachman VIP 575 review – 1 - A new aerodynamic bodyshell and graphics are just two improvements to the Coachman VIP range for the 2018 season (© Phil Russell/Practical Caravan)
The Practical Caravan Elddis Affinity 574 review – 1 - The exterior’s smart looks incorporate a new ABS front panel with grey gas locker, plus a glazed two-piece entrance door and alloy wheels (© Phil Russell/Practical Caravan)
The Practical Caravan 2018 Bailey Unicorn Cadiz review – 1 - All-new, full-height ABS panels and faux windows in the upper corners of the nose give the new Unicorn a more cohesive, modern look (© Phil Russell/Practical Caravan)