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RE: What’s new for Eriba in 2023

in Anything Eriba-related Sun May 29, 2022 8:21 am
by Steamdrivenandy | 1.011 Posts

Quote: Poptop320 wrote in post #30
Quote: Simon Todd wrote in post #28
Also the new chassis features a completely flat floor, no slope to the rear floor anymore


Maybe the ground clearance with the new chassis has increased if the eriba no longer needs the kicked up rear floor?



I was thinking that. The slope in the floor isn't because the chassis has to be that way but because clearance is needed for the spare wheel. Putting a Hymer chassis on and not having the slope either means the Hymer chassis design can't incorporate the slope or that an alternative form of storage has been found for the spare wheel so that a slope is no longer required.

We could run a sweepstake on whether the spare is going in the gas locker - unlikely, amidships under the van - used on many other vans, inside in a bench/bed locker - uses storage and new tyres can smell nasty.


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RE: What’s new for Eriba in 2023

in Anything Eriba-related Sun May 29, 2022 9:27 am
by Poptop320 | 2.611 Posts

I thought the wheel was on the slope, however I just checked my Familia and the spare wheel cage is on the flat part of the floor and then there is a small kick going up. It can be a pain getting on my drive sometimes if my jockey wheel is to high as the cage will catch on the camber in the road....


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RE: What’s new for Eriba in 2023

in Anything Eriba-related Sun May 29, 2022 9:34 am
by Steamdrivenandy | 1.011 Posts

Yes, I think the slope is more about providing access to the spare, rather than it being stored on the slope. So, you could flatten the floor and move the spare wheel back'ards, but that would likely cause even more probs of grounding. It's presumably not for nothing that other caravans don't have their spare wheels stored at the back.


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RE: What’s new for Eriba in 2023

in Anything Eriba-related Sun May 29, 2022 11:21 am
by Frantone | 103 Posts

Or even no spare wheel at all!
Many cars just have the injected sealant system.
Weight saving………. but stupid😊


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RE: What’s new for Eriba in 2023

in Anything Eriba-related Sun May 29, 2022 1:05 pm
by Steamdrivenandy | 1.011 Posts

Well, the standard Touring range spec. is no spare wheel at all, so there are probably plenty without and Hymer don't even provide sealant. .


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RE: What’s new for Eriba in 2023

in Anything Eriba-related Sun May 29, 2022 9:48 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.328 Posts

".... a new “extended drawbar” for increased stability and also to stop the bike rack fouling. That will mean new overall lengths for every model. Also the new chassis features a completely flat floor, no slope to the rear floor anymore"
This sounds to me like it could be an Alko M chassis as used on the Eriba Feeling and many other vans. It sits lower to the road and the spare is usually found in the front locker, so we could have a problem. A cradle fixing is I think still possible but not standard fit. The loss of the slope at the rear could lead to a grounding issue. This chassis also means an expensive Truma XT or Alko Mammut mover to ensure good ground clearance. The Truma is nearly £3K, whilst the Alko at £1.5K and the normal continental fit is not easy to source in the UK.

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RE: What’s new for Eriba in 2023

in Anything Eriba-related Sun May 29, 2022 10:00 pm
by Steamdrivenandy | 1.011 Posts

Quote: eribaMotters wrote in post #36
".... a new “extended drawbar” for increased stability and also to stop the bike rack fouling. That will mean new overall lengths for every model. Also the new chassis features a completely flat floor, no slope to the rear floor anymore"
This sounds to me like it could be an Alko M chassis as used on the Eriba Feeling and many other vans. It sits lower to the road and the spare is usually found in the front locker, so we could have a problem. A cradle fixing is I think still possible but not standard fit. The loss of the slope at the rear could lead to a grounding issue. This chassis also means an expensive Truma XT or Alko Mammut mover to ensure good ground clearance. The Truma is nearly £3K, whilst the Alko at £1.5K and the normal continental fit is not easy to source in the UK.

Colin


But if Hymer are using their own 'lightweight' chassis, from their recently installed chassis production line, then all elements will be different and an unknown quantity.

https://www.practicalmotorhome.com/news/...produce-chassis


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RE: What’s new for Eriba in 2023

in Anything Eriba-related Sun May 29, 2022 10:11 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.328 Posts

Andy, does your link just relate to motorhome chassis?

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RE: What’s new for Eriba in 2023

in Anything Eriba-related Mon May 30, 2022 7:25 am
by Steamdrivenandy | 1.011 Posts

Quote: eribaMotters wrote in post #38
Andy, does your link just relate to motorhome chassis?

Colin


On looking at their actual press release it looks like it might be Colin.


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RE: What’s new for Eriba in 2023

in Anything Eriba-related Tue May 31, 2022 10:43 pm
by Inspecta_Gadget | 212 Posts

It would be good to have a floor box for the spare like the old Avondales. If it could be moved further forward it would help with nose weight and stability.


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RE: What’s new for Eriba in 2023

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Jun 01, 2022 12:29 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.328 Posts

Well Simon, June is here, just about, and Hymer have not released or updated websites. I'm starting to climb the wall in suspense. I've tried to look up what a 560 format is and it would translate to a huge Troll.

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RE: What’s new for Eriba in 2023

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Jun 01, 2022 1:46 pm
by Simon Todd (deleted)
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I know Colin, the waiting I’m sure will be worth it. For me, my purchase is all sorted, deposit paid, due in 2023 but I’ll write a separate post about that


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RE: What’s new for Eriba in 2023

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Jun 01, 2022 3:40 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.328 Posts

Nice to hear. I look forward to the breaking news on both stories.

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RE: What’s new for Eriba in 2023

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Jun 01, 2022 4:16 pm
by GT runner | 291 Posts

Hi Simon/Colin, any guesses at what the layout might be in the 560 ? I’m dreaming of a bigger bathroom where you don’t knock your self out on the basin when you’re whilst trying to wipe one’s ars* . Also do you think (or does your brochure say Simon) if the new models and lighter in weight (re new chassis and construction). Thanks, Robbie


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RE: What’s new for Eriba in 2023

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Jun 01, 2022 4:23 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.328 Posts

Robbie, I just google searched Hymer 560 and came up with the floorplan of the big white box vans. If they made a Troll to suit it would be like an ocean going oil tanker, so I'm guessing the Eriba will be something different.

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