As with its Swift stablemate, the Challenger, the Sport and the SE models have been dropped for 2016, and the Eccles is just that, the Eccles. Although there’s the single range of caravans, there’s a host of options available. One such option is to upgrade from the standard (but effective) Truma blown air heating system to Alde’s wet central heating. Of course this has to be done at the time of ordering.

We’ve always liked the striking body of the Eccles, with its ‘graphite’ coloured panels and trim, but the 2016 version is possibly the best yet, built using Swift’s SMART Plus construction methods, which now includes an underfloor GRP skin and a hailstone-resistant GRP roof. Here we review the Sterling Eccles 565, the fixed-twin bed model. And to see other Sterling caravans for sale, click here.