The luxury brand produced by Erwin Hymer Group UK goes forward into 2019 with one new model, the six-berth Aruba. But there’s no difference to the size of the line-up, because in a tit-for-tat action, the six-berth Galera has been dropped. 

Geography majors will know the island of Aruba is a Dutch dependency off the north coast of Venezuela, a South American country perhaps best known for extreme left-wing governments. But there’s nothing remotely Marxist about the Buccaneer Galera – like its siblings, this is a full-fat pitch to appeal to bourgeois tastes. 

Featuring a raft of luxury equipment, everything from a self-levelling system to cast iron pan stands, this is a range for buyers who refuse to compromise. 

Indeed, the genesis of the Aruba is one of upward mobility, as keen-eyed caravan spotters will recognise this floorplan from the mid-market Elddis Avanté 840. NEC showgoers pointed out that this layout would be a great addition to the Buccaneer, and the management of EHG UK was happy to oblige. 

Reviewing the Aruba also gives us a chance to mention various Buccaneer spec bumps for 2019, the main ones being new graphics, switches and sockets, locker and drawer handles, and kitchen splashback and pull-out storage baskets, and some upgrades to the washroom accessories.