Practical Caravan's experts review the Trigano Silver pop-top caravan, to find out why couples might like this lightweight two-berth with no washroom

Overview

Trigano's Silver range of pop-top caravans is ideal for those wanting a caravan that’s easy to tow and store. Eleven layouts are destined for the UK, including the 310TL, a two-berth with no washroom. The space saved benefits the end-kitchen, which offers generous general storage and worktop for such a small tourer.

Pitching and setting up

Built on an Al-Ko chassis, the 310TL comes with alloy wheels as standard, along with a spare wheel and tyre. No AKS stabiliser is fitted, however, but our experience of towing these pop-tops gives us confidence that it’s not going to be missed. Shock absorbers are fitted, though, which will help to maintain a stable tow.

A new exterior profile for 2011 reveals a new front end and durable polyester sides, topped off by new all-round stylish graphics for a tough yet aesthetic look. Large grab handles and an external side locker hatch are featured, but Trigano don’t fit a battery box. There is a mains unit/battery charger plus three mains sockets.

Lounge

The Silver's lounge has excellent seating and also plenty of window area. Upholstery is sumptuous and supportive and for two it's huge. For those wanting an afternoon nap, the side settee is ideal to stretch out on without disturbing the dining area.

Kitchen

The front L-shaped kitchen area is pretty spacious, with acres of worktop as well as good cupboard storage. Three roof lockers are situated here, while a four-burner hob and grill plus sink and 60-litre fridge offers the user a decent kitchen area, although the provision of hot water is only on the options list. No oven is fitted in the 310TL, or even offered as an option.

Washroom

The washroom is omitted in this layout. This means you'll probably want to pitch near the washing facilities on campsites, not the quietest spots.

Beds

For night-time, the side dinette and single settee convert into a double bed.

Storage

For a couple using the 310TL, the storage provided is ample. There’s all-round roof locker storage plus a wardrobe that will take a week’s clothing, plus under-seat locker storage. With the roof up, a shelf on top of the roof lockers gives you extra space to store added items. Next to the door, a handy cupboard adds extra storage space.

Technical specs

Berth2
MiRO747kg
Payload253kg
MTPLM1000kg
Interior length3.9m
Shipping length4.85m
Width1.8m
Height1.98m

Verdict

The Trigano Silver 310TL is ideal for those wanting a tourer that's easy to tow and to store when not in use. It also has a solid build quality and comes with good internal lighting. The pop-top is easy to put up and is completed in just a few minutes. With its compact dimensions, the Silver 310TL will be a great option for couples.

Conclusion

Pros

  • Easy to tow
  • Easy to set up
  • Easy to store
  • Build quality is good, too

Cons

  • It's not cheap
  • No water heater as standard
  • Need to pitch near the campsite facilities
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