Eriba Forever Young


Continuing the heritage of Eric Bachem's original and classic 1950's design, Professor Johann Tomforde was given the job of creating a special design to commemorate the start of Eriba Troll production at Erwin Hymer's Bad Waldsee factory 50 years ago - and maybe showing the way forward for the next 50 years.

The Forever Young touring caravan is based on the Eriba Troll and has been fully re-designed. This applies to the exterior styling, the rear light moulding, the pop-top, improved interior height and width, taller entrance door and the front design.

And perhaps the most obvious external difference - the pale grey one coloured body reflecting the early Eriba colour scheme.

And the prices look very competitive too...


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Review in German Caravan Magazine

A brief translation of the key points follows:

The Forever Young is the same length as a Troll 530GT... but the differences start with an extra 10 centimetres width and 6 centimetres higher (2.26 metres overall height), which becomes very apparent when you look at the interior height: 1.95 metres instead of 1.87 metres.

The extra width benefits a somewhat roomier kitchen, a larger wash room and a clearly more spacious feeling. In addition, the main bed measures 1.95 by 1.42 instead of 1.88 by 1.40. Also the front dinette wins too.

The GRP roof has became flatter, with the result that the entrance door is now 20 centimetres taller and sets the awning rail at a more awning friendly height. In addition the roof aerodynamics have been improved.

The Forever Young development was overseen by Johann Tomforde, professor of design, who previously designed the Mercedes City Car...




Updated Aug 2008


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