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Eriba adds smarts to its all-new flagship Touring 820 camping trailer

Eriba adds smarts to its all-n...
Eriba debuts the Touring 820 at CMT 2019
Eriba debuts the Touring 820 at CMT 2019
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Inside the Touring 820, Eriba blends dark and light materials, finishes and trim
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Inside the Touring 820, Eriba blends dark and light materials, finishes and trim
The kitchen area includes a dual-burner stove and sink
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The kitchen area includes a dual-burner stove and sink
Thor already has plenty of large caravans, but the Eriba Touring 820 could be a sleeker, more stylish option for its US lineup
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Thor already has plenty of large caravans, but the Eriba Touring 820 could be a sleeker, more stylish option for its US lineup
The 820 includes a rear lighting strip across the back
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The 820 includes a rear lighting strip across the back
The tandem-axle Eriba Touring 820 shows its distinctive shape
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The tandem-axle Eriba Touring 820 shows its distinctive shape
Eriba introduced the Touring 820 at the 2019 CMT show in Stuttgart
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Eriba introduced the Touring 820 at the 2019 CMT show in Stuttgart
Dropping the blinds to keep all that light out
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Dropping the blinds to keep all that light out
The wine glass cabinet and available TV catch your eye the minute you walk through the door
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The wine glass cabinet and available TV catch your eye the minute you walk through the door
The rear bedroom has a V-shaped double bed
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The rear bedroom has a V-shaped double bed
The dry bath includes a separate shower
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The dry bath includes a separate shower
Shelves recessed into the kitchen wall
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Shelves recessed into the kitchen wall
Eriba wraps the kitchen wall up and around to seal the kitchen area off from the rear of the trailer
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Eriba wraps the kitchen wall up and around to seal the kitchen area off from the rear of the trailer
Plenty of kitchen storage
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Plenty of kitchen storage
Eriba celebrates over 60 years of Touring trailers at CMT 2019
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Eriba celebrates over 60 years of Touring trailers at CMT 2019
Eriba celebrates over 60 years of Touring trailers at CMT 2019
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Eriba celebrates over 60 years of Touring trailers at CMT 2019
Eriba debuts the Touring 820 at CMT 2019
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Eriba debuts the Touring 820 at CMT 2019
Eriba debuts the Touring 820 at CMT 2019
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Eriba debuts the Touring 820 at CMT 2019
With wraparound glass in front and back, a smooth aluminum skin and distinctive lines, the Eriba Touring 820 is one of the best-looking trailers on show at CMT
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With wraparound glass in front and back, a smooth aluminum skin and distinctive lines, the Eriba Touring 820 is one of the best-looking trailers on show at CMT
Eriba debuts the Touring 820 at CMT 2019
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Eriba debuts the Touring 820 at CMT 2019
Eriba offers an optional multimedia system with entryway TV
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Eriba offers an optional multimedia system with entryway TV
We look inside the Eriba Touring 820 at CMT
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We look inside the Eriba Touring 820 at CMT
Eriba Touring 820 shower
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Eriba Touring 820 shower
Chef's eye view
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Chef's eye view
The wine/champagne cabinet is a nice touch that makes you feel like you're in a luxury trailer the minute you walk in
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The wine/champagne cabinet is a nice touch that makes you feel like you're in a luxury trailer the minute you walk in
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Quite possibly the best-looking large camping trailer at this year's CMT show in Stuttgart, Eriba's new Touring 820 becomes the flagship of the much-loved, six decades-old Touring lineup. The new trailer includes an elegant, comfortable interior to complement its good looks and a standard digital smart home system that offers seamless monitoring via an interior control panel and smartphone app.

The long, sleek shell of the Touring 820 is supported by Eriba's tried-and-true steel cage construction. Much like a teardrop trailer or Airstream, the aluminum-skinned Eriba Touring's looks are recognized the world over, helping make the trailer Eriba's most successful. The 28-foot (8.5-m)-long 820 stretches things out but stays true to the Touring look.

Thor already has plenty of large caravans, but the Eriba Touring 820 could be a sleeker, more stylish option for its US lineup
Thor already has plenty of large caravans, but the Eriba Touring 820 could be a sleeker, more stylish option for its US lineup

The windows of the Touring 820 only add to its aesthetic appeal; the large wraparound front and rear windshields are complemented by a central porthole-style window on the driver's side. The subtle dual-tone shading and striping further sharpen the look, ensuring the new trailer is every bit as distinctive as its smaller siblings.

The 820 invites you in with its good looks, and once you step inside the entryway, it makes you want to stay with an elegant interior. The added length and height of the trailer mean that the pop-up roof on smaller Touring models is unnecessary, the 820's fixed roof offering just over 6.6 feet (2 m) of standing height. The rounded furniture takes inspiration from modern yacht design, and a fully blended array of dark and light materials and finishes creates vibrant contrast throughout. The leather upholstery comes standard.

Inside the Touring 820, Eriba blends dark and light materials, finishes and trim
Inside the Touring 820, Eriba blends dark and light materials, finishes and trim

Eriba carves out a well-defined kitchen nook, the countertop curving upwards into the side wall, which itself rises to the ceiling and wraps over top the cabinetry and counter, splitting the kitchen off into a dedicated space, not just a standing cabinet-style block. Cleanly integrated recessed shelving in the side wall and a slide-out coffeemaker tray keep things neat and clutter-free. The rectangular Thetford dual-burner stove mounted atop the counter adds to the neat, strong aesthetic. A 152-L refrigerator/freezer hangs on the wall just next to the main kitchen area.

Eriba wraps the kitchen wall up and around to seal the kitchen area off from the rear of the trailer
Eriba wraps the kitchen wall up and around to seal the kitchen area off from the rear of the trailer

The spacious dry bathroom across from the kitchen includes separate shower and toilet/sink sections. The sink area even includes a built-in toothbrush holder, offering some of the organization of home.

The front and rear ends of the trailer are where travelers will spend their leisure time. Up front, the dinette lounge basks in the light rushing through the wraparound windshield. At the rear, the longitudinal V-bed finds a comfortable middle ground between couple's double and dual singles. The trailer sleeps up to four people when the dinette is converted to a second bed.

The rear bedroom has a V-shaped double bed
The rear bedroom has a V-shaped double bed

Eriba takes a big step into the digital era by equipping the 820 standard with its new Smart Home system, a control/monitoring system accessible from both the built-in digital control panel and an accompanying mobile app. This system lets owners easily manage the levels of battery charge, fresh and waste water, and gas.

Other standard onboard equipment includes a roof-mounted air conditioner, floor heating/hot water system and 50-L fresh water tank. Available options include a solar system and multimedia pack with 32-in TV and satellite connectivity.

The 4,365-lb (1,980-lb) Touring 820 will launch in Europe in Spring 2019 with a base price of €74,990 (approx. US$85,300).

Source: Eriba/Hymer

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1 comment
Thinker
Bed area is disappointing to me. Hard to get into, hard to get out, very difficult to make up. Wife would hate it.