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1975 Eriba Familia and 1977 Eriba Troll O

Postby ST1100 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:17 am

Hello

since 1998 I own a 1975 Eriba Familia with four beds and a maximum weight of 690 kg (1523 lb).
Its made of Aluminum on a steel tube frame and a fiberglass roof with a pop-up section.
There you can stand, if you are not bigger than 1.95 meter.
I'm only 1.68 m and can stand with the pop-up down.

It's equipped with stove, sink, fridge and heater.

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The Familia is one model in a range of several Eriba Tourings which are since 1957 Made in Germany by Hymer and famous for their longlife quality and light weight.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hymer

They are very easy to tow even for smallest cars.

The smallest trailer is the Puck, early models weigh 600 lb, a little bigger the Puck XL.
The following models are all 2.00 m (6.6 ft) wide and 2.14 m (7 ft) high with closed pop-up.
Triton, Pan and Familia are without the 3-ft tongue about 12 ft long with different floor plans.
Next size with 15 ft is the Troll and the biggest model is the 18 ft Titan which is 7 ft wide.
There have been another model named Odin, I think it was like the Titan, but I never had seen one.

The Eriba Tourings are still produced today except of the Titan, but they are heavier today than the early models.
New Erba Tourings are very expensive and for that reason old and used trailers get high prices.

Because my girls growed out of the front beds, I purchased in 2012 a cheap 1977 Troll without kitchen and restored it in a simple way.

If there are questions, don't hesitate to ask. Here in Germany is a very good forum about restorations of that vintage trailers.

Tom
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Re: 1975 Eriba Familia

Postby ST1100 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:42 pm

In that Album http://www.tnttt.com/gallery/album.php?album_id=2842 you can see the different Eriba Touring models.

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Re: 1975 Eriba Familia and 1977 Troll O

Postby mezmo » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:34 am

Hi Tom,

ST1100 wrote:... Here in Germany is a very good forum about restorations of that vintage trailers.

Tom


Is there a link to that forum/website ? I like to look through such sites, as there is always something
interesting and often unexpected to learn or discover.

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Re: 1975 Eriba Familia and 1977 Troll O

Postby ST1100 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:40 am

Hi Mezmo,

the best source about restoration ist the german Eriba Touring Club Forum http://www.eriba-touring-club.de/ETC-Forum/index.php

The guys post many pictures in their restoration blogs in http://www.eriba-touring-club.de/ETC-Forum/viewforum.php?f=26

Here a very detailled report of a complete rebuilt of a Troll including a new steel frame ! http://www.eriba-touring-club.de/ETC-Forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=6122

There is a french forum too http://www.lesamisderiba.fr/
They have got many scans of original Sale Folders,vintage test reports and user manuals.

And here the link to the UK owners club http://eriba-owners-club.co.uk/
and the british forum, but there you have to register! http://www.eribaforum.co.uk/

The Eribas are here in Europe the favourite Classic Trailers for vintage car drivers, like the Airstreams in USA, but even smaller.

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Re: 1975 Eriba Familia and 1977 Eriba Troll O

Postby mezmo » Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:58 am

Thanks for the links Tom.

I agree, the Eribas are a great little travel trailer/caravan/wohnwagen
and I like them alot too.

I was first impressed with them when I came across how they were built,
one time, when I was surfing the web looking up info/looking to see
what was out there in the world regarding the travel trailer/caravan/wohnwagen.
[Something I do as a hobby.]

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Re: 1975 Eriba Familia and 1977 Eriba Troll O

Postby rebapuck » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:24 pm

Also... http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewto ... c935c1bb49

I had a Puck for about 6 years. Decided to let it go last year. I loved it to death, but it was really more than I needed.
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Re: 1975 Eriba Familia and 1977 Eriba Troll O

Postby George Taylor » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:08 pm

Realy wish I could find a eriba puck up here in New Hampshire.
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Re: 1975 Eriba Familia and 1977 Eriba Troll O

Postby rebapuck » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:48 pm

George, if you really want one, you could do like I did. I imported one from Europe. It was in great shape, unlike the ones in the US. And shipping from Belgium was probably comparable to shipping from CA.
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Re: 1975 Eriba Familia and 1977 Eriba Troll O

Postby Growler » Tue May 06, 2014 8:11 pm

We just bought a 1967 Puck. We live in Los Angeles and will be driving up to Portland to bring it home.

Is there an Eriba club in the USA?

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Re: 1975 Eriba Familia and 1977 Eriba Troll O

Postby rebapuck » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:08 pm

Not to my knowledge.
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Re: 1975 Eriba Familia and 1977 Eriba Troll O

Postby ST1100 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:23 pm

Growler wrote:We just bought a 1967 Puck. We live in Los Angeles and will be driving up to Portland to bring it home.
Is there an Eriba club in the USA?
Thanks, Growler


Maybe that helps a little bit:

http://www.eriba-touring-club.de (the best source about eriba caravans, but in german, maybe google translate helps)

http://www.forumeribatouring.com

http://www.lesamisderiba.fr

http://www.alt-eriba-register.de
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Re: 1975 Eriba Familia and 1977 Eriba Troll O

Postby rebapuck » Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:03 am

You might consider one of these. The Meerkat being manufactured in the US. A copykat of the Puck
http://littleguytrailers.com/meerkat/


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Re: 1975 Eriba Familia and 1977 Eriba Troll O

Postby George Taylor » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:46 pm

Looks nice.
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