I have a 1971 Eriba Puck for sale
in excellent condition. I bought the trailer two years ago in a mostly restored condition and finished the restoration completely. While the trailer is restored many key features like the headliner are original and in excellent condition which add to the trailers character. I come from a vintage Volkswagen background where original condition is more sought after than restorations and that is how I approached sprucing up this Eriba Puck.
When I bought the Puck the previous owner had repainted it the original color, had a new poptop canvas installed, replaced all window seals with factory ones from Germany, and reupholstered the seats in a seafoam green vinyl and replaced the foam with cushy memory foam. All the cabinets, stove, lighting
, and icebox are original and in excellent shape. The floor was original too but soft in some areas.
So the first thing I did when I bought it was take everything out to replace the floor. I used a marine grade 5 ply 1/2" and coated both sides with many coats of grey marine grade oil paint
. Then for the inside I covered the floor with all natural cork floor tiles and sealed with a "green" low voc polyurethane. While everything was out I sanded and re sealed all the cabinets, detailed the stove and replaced the propane
fittings, re-insulated the icebox with modern bubble insulation, added an electric sink pump (but used the original faucet), added a new 5 gallon water tank, cleaned up any questionable spots in the wiring, and added a new blue top Optima trailer battery
I also made a nice new set of curtains out of a madras fabric- I make clothes for a living so I'm pretty handy with a sewing machine. Also as I stated before, the original headliner is in excellent shape with no rips or sagging anywhere. The original light
fixtures are all present and working. I then ordered the correct plastic trim inserts for the exterior aluminum trim from Eriba in Germany- that was an adventure!- the shipping ended up being twice as much as the trim. I also made an awning
out of sunbrella fabric that uses three adjustable lightweight aluminum poles.
All exterior trim and badges are present and I even have the original key. The original 3 gallon propane
tank is there. The wheels are original and I got original hubcaps off ebayUK. The bearings were replaced when I bought it and the torsion bar suspension works great. The tires
have lots of tread left and I just had tubes put in them because they had a habit of loosing the bead- problem solved.
I have towed this trailer with various Volkswagens on several long trips to Montana and it works great. Eribas only weigh 800lbs so they tow very nicely and were designed to be towed by euro 4 cylinder cars. The icebox keeps ice for a long time with the help of a little fridge
fan I added. I have camped in the snow several times and the trailer stays nice and cozy with the factory insulation and a little tent heater I bought that will stay with the trailer. I am only selling because I have set my sights on a Syncro Westfalia Vanagon and don't have the need for two campers. I bought the trailer for 6k and would like to get at least that much because I have spent the time and money to make it nicer than when I first got it- although it would be nice to make room for my new Vanagon so I'm open to any offers except trades. Also included in the sale price is FREE DELIVERY ANYWHERE WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI INCLUDING CANADA. I love to go for long drives so this is no problem for me. If you're on the east coast I could probably work something out.
Will take pics tomorrow and post a link to my flikr account- was waiting for a sunny day!