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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.