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The Best of the 50s in 2017

by Michelle Villamin | May 15, 2017
Man sitting on a camping chair in front of the Touring Triton 420 caravan

The Eriba Touring Triton 420 offers the quintessential simplicity of days past, with slick new improvements according to Motorhomes, Caravans & Destinations magazine reviewer Bill Savidan.

Bill is quick to note that the new to New Zealand market, German-built caravan remains true to its original design heritage – a legacy that goes all the way back to 1958.

A former aircraft designer created the original design, and it was this influence on the caravan’s aerodynamic body form and attention to craftsmanship that established its reputation for impeccable handling and easy towing, most notably towed behind VW Beetles all across Europe back in the 50s.

Yet while light and slim, the hand-built process makes for a solid home on the road.

“The nature of the build – the welded tubular steel frame, installing the insulation, fastening the inner lining and outer aluminum skin, bolting the furniture to the frame – is all done by hand. This makes the whole structure very strong,” says SmartRVs Samantha Kidson.

It’s these features – along with skillful design work for ample storage, a comprehensively equipped bathroom and kitchen, and a generous sized twin bed – that make for easy and enjoyable touring on New Zealand’s roads surmises Bill in this vehicle review.

He emphasises that the proof of the caravan’s efficacy is that it’s hard to find any second hand. They hold their value and most owners keep their beloved caravan for life. This is definitely one case where retro is better than future-forward.

The Touring Triton 420 is available to view now in Auckland. If you would like more information, call our sales team on 0800 007 627.

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