Used Caravan of the Week: 1982 Eriba Puck
This 1982 Eriba Puck has been well preserved over thirty years
Tuesday, 15, Mar 2011 10:00
by Marcus Dubois
Last week we launched a brand new feature on Caravan Times, where we scour the classifieds to pick our "Used Caravan of the Week". Often we find ourselves debating which caravan we'd buy with a fixed budget - and so each week we'll share with you the best of the bunch.
After the space-age fantasy of last week, our latest pick may seem humble in comparison. Yet this week's offering has its own unique charms and an enviable heritage. This 1982 Eriba Puck is currently listed on eBay for £2,899.
The Eriba Puck is one of a select few caravans that could be considered a bonafide classic. After the Second World War caravan manufacturers began to see an increase in demand again, and former aircraft designer Eric Bachem developed a lightweight trailer in the late 1950s.
He named the brand Eriba, and the most iconic of his trailers was the futuristic looking Eriba Puck. First manufactured in 1958, the models soon became renowned for their light weight at only 230 kg.
Back then a small car could easily tow the Puck without difficulty, a trait which continued throughout the decades as the baby Eriba gained more refinements. And despite its diminutive size the Eriba Puck offered a surprising number of interior appointments.
Unsurprisingly this 1982 model is well preserved - Eriba Pucks can last a lifetime if well cared for. This is due to a tubular skeleton which gives the caravan strength and helps keep it watertight. Complete with its original pop-top roof, the Puck also comes with an awning and skirt throw in for free.
History: According to the sellers this 1982 Eriba Puck is in "tip-top condition", though some of the detailed pin striping on the bodywork has come off in a few small areas. The owner still has the original maintenance booklet present.
Kit & caboodle: For a caravan that's over 30 years old, there's still a few refinements on the Eriba. The caravan comes with 12V and 240v lighting as well as a decent cooker. Double glazing was also fitted to the Puck for good sound insulation, and there is also a TV aerial and mains hookup.
- Price: £2,899.00
- MTPLM: 790kg
- Width: 1.65m
- Length: 3.20m
- Berth: 2
- Axle: Single
Get the 1982 Eriba Puck while it's hot on ebay.co.uk