Not logged inThe UK Eriba Forum
Forum Home Help Register Login
Up Topic General Chat / Welcome - A place to say Hi - Visible Externally! / Hello from West Sussex
- - By PeterB Date 21-11-2017 16:54
We have just purchased our first 2012 Eriba Familia 320, after many years of normal caravans, folding campers and more recently camping.   The camping has been using various types of vehicle mounted roof tents and ground tents.  However age catches up with you and you have to moderate your activities for travel and facilities/equipment.  We are still using a Land Rover Defender and thought the Eriba would be the ideal match for our continued adventures, having a very similar pedigree and size.
Parent - By Devonmaid (£) Date 21-11-2017 22:54
Welcome PeterB, Eriba's are great. You won't regret it.

Julia
Parent - - By Formula1 Date 21-11-2017 23:42
The 320 is such a great caravan
Parent - By PeterB Date 24-11-2017 11:17
Hi Jimmy,
That is very interesting, how do I go about that, since there maybe a real need in the future.  I do not know with any certainty what the current weight is, it maybe very close to the limit already.
Parent - By Zikzik Date 22-11-2017 08:28
Welcome. We pull our Triton 430 with a Discovery 4. We could not live without the rugged versatility of this type of car. folding sailing dinghy on the roof, large dog safely enclosed etc. Of course a Defender, like ours, is much more than the eriba needs, but, like us, you will soon be helping to pull campervans, caravans and even complete outfits off their pitch soon enough. Great combo. Enjoy.
Parent - - By PeterB Date 22-11-2017 09:39
Thank you, we are going to take our first real outing to Teversal cc&c camp site in early March if all goes well.  Currently equipping the van with all the necessary facilities bearing in mind the weight limitations.
Parent - By Jimny (£) Date 23-11-2017 22:44 Edited 23-11-2017 22:48

> Currently equipping the van with all the necessary facilities bearing in mind the weight limitations.


You will probably find that your have an ALKO 1050 kg axle which will mean for a small fee of about £80 to Hymer you will be able to get the van replated from 900kg to 1050kg MTPLM, which will give you an extra 150kg for your accessories...:grin:
Parent - By Trolltrio (£) Date 23-11-2017 07:24
When we had the 310 we did not have our own tow car so used to borrow the father-in-laws Freelander. It was almost bigger than the Familia and someone accused us of taking a portaloo on holiday with us (How very dare they!!!) the only problem hubby had towing with this combo is that he kept forgetting he had Ethel on the back and often had to check his speed when he realised he was doing 70!
Up Topic General Chat / Welcome - A place to say Hi - Visible Externally! / Hello from West Sussex

Powered by mwForum 2.29.3 © 1999-2013 Markus Wichitill