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Old 08-12-2013, 09:59 PM   #1
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What is it?????

This little trailer pulled beside me on my way home from work today. the front of the body was V'ed. the tongue was round tubing with a cast or forged hitch. It looked narrower than the Honda car that was pulling it so if it had a bed it had to be length ways. The Honda didnt look to have any problem pulling it. Must be pretty light! I was slow getting out my phone for a pic so I only got the ass end.
Any body have any idea what it is?
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:06 PM   #2
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Looks like an Eriba Puck. Fiberglass lid on the top, aluminum skin body. Very popular with the VW crowd. We see them posted here every once in a while.

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Old 08-12-2013, 10:17 PM   #3
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Your right. I was wondering about the lower part of the body. Looked like it had some dents. Never seen one before. Interesting little trailer.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:48 PM   #4
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Yes also think it's an Eriba Puck- you can see their round emblem on the back.

It is being pulled by a Honda Civic! I love it!
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:26 AM   #5
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Hey. That's me. It is an Eriba Puck (1968). I had just won it on eBay and driven from Knoxville, TN to San Diego, CA to pick it up. On the way home I drove by Las Vegas and visited my brother in Kansas (where you caught me on the picture). It is light (660 lbs.) and pulls easily with my Honda Civic DX. In fact my son pulls it with his Smart Car. It has a dinette table that runs from the back window forward with seating on each side. Each seat can serve as a single bed, or, slid together, makes a queen sized bed. In the front is a sink, a stove and a refrigerator (3 way). It has a solar panel that keeps everything really charged up. The top raises up in the area where you would stand to give you 6'5" headroom. I got a ton of "thumbs up" on the way home.

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Old 08-25-2013, 01:01 AM   #6
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Talking Congratulations

Hey Bob, nice snag. Also quite a drive to get it. Liked your description of the interior, but you know us FGRV'ers, we like pictures! Lots of pictures.
We are very visual.
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:25 AM   #7
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Pics of the Puck

Here are some pics of the Puck. Please keep in mind that I just picked it up and it is not cleaned up and is a bit cluttered on the trip. The last pic is of my son giving it a try with his Smart Car. The round thing on the very top is a circular TV antenae. (1st pic is somewhere in Utah. Second is at my brother's in Kansas with the top raised. Third is the very front. In the fourth, the seat back cushion can be moved to make each seat a very comfortable single bed.) Except for staying at an urban casino campground in Las Vegas and at my brother's in Kansas, the rest of the nights on the road were at Walmarts and Flying J truck stops. With nearly 40 mpg and free overnighting, I see many nights on the road in this little camper. (Ain't retirement grand!)

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Hey. That's me. It is an Eriba Puck (1968). I had just won it on eBay and driven from Knoxville, TN to San Diego, CA to pick it up. On the way home I drove by Las Vegas and visited my brother in Kansas (where you caught me on the picture). It is light (660 lbs.) and pulls easily with my Honda Civic DX. In fact my son pulls it with his Smart Car. It has a dinette table that runs from the back window forward with seating on each side. Each seat can serve as a single bed, or, slid together, makes a queen sized bed. In the front is a sink, a stove and a refrigerator (3 way). It has a solar panel that keeps everything really charged up. The top raises up in the area where you would stand to give you 6'5" headroom. I got a ton of "thumbs up" on the way home.

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I was just browsing through some of the older posts (Aug 24, 2013), trying to learn something new today, & I saw this one. What an awesome little trailer!

I'm just wondering if Bob still has the little beauty. In addition to his initial post, Bob posted another one with pictures. I especially liked the picture of the Eriba hitched to his son's Smart car. How'd it do?

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Old 02-11-2015, 09:48 AM   #9
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I still have the Puck. In fact, I'm camping in it right now at Key West, Florida. And still pulling it with the Honda Civic. It pulled great when hooked to my son's Smart Car. Even took the hills at normal speed. But I never saw so many people with cameras taking pictures of it. Even pulling it with my Civic I still get a number of people passing with their camera up taking a picture. With the small size of the camper and the solar panel, I always camp in a tent site with no electricity and have all the conveniences of home. The same when stopping overnight at Flying J or Walmart. Aren't small campers great!
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Bob, I am impressed! My brother drives a diesel smart car. No towing capacity stated. He says it is kinda unstable in the wind.
I understand that the gas models are rated to tow 500lb. 660 lbs seems light. Have you weighed the trailer when it was loaded? Do you struggle in the wind?
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Here is the Puck at the campground in Key West. (Sorry for the sideways picture. I've tried and tried but can't seem to rotate it.)
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Yes also think it's an Eriba Puck- you can see their round emblem on the back.

It is being pulled by a Honda Civic! I love it!
I luv it too Chse. Those civics have a lot of power considering the combined car and trailer weight is less than 3,500lbs.

BTW our Nissan Van had less power (150HP) and as a rig (van and trailer) weighed 9,000lbs. No problem.

Interesting comparison for sure.
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I believe that the Eriba Puck was originally designed for towing with a VW Beetle. Very, very light, basically a tubing frame with sheets of aluminum over that for sides and a molded fiberglass top. Good German engineering, but might be a little sparse for some.
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Old 02-11-2015, 10:34 AM   #14
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My son towed the Puck one time as a trial. He ordinarily towed a home made teardrop trailer that weighed 380 pounds. Never had a problem with that. I have not weighed the Puck fully loaded. I removed the top TV antenna which took off a good bit of weight, but with my clothes, food items, and filled propane tank (smaller than a 20 pound tank), I am guessing it would run around 700 to 750 pounds.
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