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SOLD - 1971 Eriba Puck Travel Trailer - $6,500 - Tucson, AZ
Mon, 06/25/2012 - 1:46pm
1971 Eriba Puck TTT
We completely rebuilt this vintage camper over the last few years and it is now complete, never slept in, turn-key ready to go camping.
This is a vintage 1971 Eriba Puck made in Germany. They were advertised as 770 pounds with the kitchen sink. The advertisements said that you can even tow with a Fiat 850. My Toyota 4 cylinder truck pulled it like it wasn't back there on a test run around the neighborhood. I ended up selling the truck before I got this camper ready and now it looks a bit odd behind my full size truck. This is perfect for a compact or classic car and really nice behind a vintage VW bus. You can also go to vintage camper gatherings that look like a lot of fun.
The previous owner removed the interior to replace a rotted floor. After I got it home I realized there was a lot of hidden corrosion. It looked like it had spent a long time leaking in the rain. I ended up taking it completely apart replacing all wood, aluminum skins and basically rebuilding or replacing every part right down to the bare frame. Some rusted out sections of the frame were replaced with neew steel welded in before putting it all back together using stainless steel hardware.
A new rubber torsion suspension replaced a badly rusted not original leaf spring axle. All of the rubber seals were replaced, most of the seals came from the Eriba Registry in Germany except the fixed window rubber from England.
We didn't care for the idea of cooking in a tiny travel trailer. We removed the propane stove system. It now has a AC/DC refrigerator to replace the ice box. A deep cycle battery powers the refrigerator and light fixtures, along with a cigarette lighter type power outlet. This is a compressor type refrigerator. It cools very quick and only averages about 1 ½ amps an hour.
It has a 15 amp American converter along with amp and volt meters and GFI protected AC outlets when connected to shore power. Even a small AC unit when the rig is on shore power.
Also we added a portable toilet to save having to walk to the bathroom in the middle of the night, if there is a bathroom. The toilet is still never used or even filled with water, still with instructions inside.
We replaced the original fabric inside wall covering with Birch ply. Also all of the interior cabinet were replaced using the originals as patterns except the galley that was reshaped to install the refrigerator and toilet.
Because of the changes on the inside I don't call this a restoration, it is more of a custom. Still very original on the outside. Modern equipment and all around very solid, insulated and leak free, even from the bottom. It comes with the original stove and ice box along with a few other original odd and ends.
It does not have the original data plate. It has a Arizona assigned serial number that is good nation wide and is still registered as a 1971 Eriba. The title is free and clear.
To charge the battery while towing it is wired for a standard 7 pin trailer connector. Since this size is not common on smaller tow vehicles I can drop it off anywhere around town for free if you tow vehicle is not ready.
I am amazed at the spamming and sales calls resulting from Craigslist listings. If interested please send your contact information and I will get back to you as soon as possible. It will be available to look at on weekends or weekday evenings. If this is still up it is still available.
Unlike a moderen camper these do not loose value and have even inched upward over the years. $6500 or best offer.
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 4:42pm#1
Call me I want the puck
I am janice please please call me. I have cash want to see it I'm in phx thx
(editor's note: phone number redacted due to trailer being in sold archives.)
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 5:02pm#2
Janice, this is in the sold archives. Trailers that are sold have "SOLD" in the title line and all the contact info has been removed from the ad.