Anyone familiar with the classic camping trailer, the ERIBA Puck, will be happy to know that the lightweight, poptop campers are back in a big (well, not much bigger) way.
The retro ERIBA design is back with the Touring GT by Erwin Hymer Group.
Photos by ERIBA and Erwin Hymer Group
Manufactured by the Erwin Hymer Group of Germany, these lightweight travel trailers are not new to the European market. They have been bopping around across the pond since the 1950s. Erwin Hymer started bringing the trailers over to the U.S. a few years ago. Now the ERIBA Touring GT is becoming more widely accessible at RV lots around the country.
The original Touring trailer from 1979 was popular in Europe.
The sleek, European-style campers offer everything you need for comfortable camping or even full time living. The Touring GT trailer sleeps up to four people, includes a kitchen with stove, fridge and sink, full bathroom with shower, and plenty of storage. The Touring’s length is 15’ 5” and weighs just under 2,500 lb. The exterior is lightweight fiberglass with an inner wall insulation wrap.
The new Touring GT features European styling, queen or twin beds and plenty of storage.
Just like its predecessors, the Touring GT has an expandable popup roof that raises the ceiling height up to 6’5”. The interior has several layouts that include a large queen bed or separate twin beds. The dinette can be turned into a bed and features storage compartments under the seats.
The kitchen features a three burner stove, fridge and extendable counter.
The camper also has a clothes closet…
…and under-floor storage.
The compact yet stylish wet bath looks almost like a European sauna.
Surprisingly, the price for this new addition to the U.S. trailer market is actually affordable. While many new trailers of this size cost in the $40,000 range, a new Touring GT is about $26,000 with all the amenities. The Touring GT also comes in several special models including the colorful Rockabilly and Ocean Drive with red and blue exterior.