The Sterling Eccles Sport 584 has been upgraded for the 2013 season; a notable upgrade is the installation of the Truma Combi-boiler which although is the size of a conventional water heater, it enables the space previously used by the traditional room heater to be better utilised. It’s a win-win for designers and owners as it has created more storage space. The boiler is mounted in a floor locker and has a dual fuel operation for hot water and blown air heating controlled by a user-friendly touch screen panel. There are blown air ducts in the living area, the bedroom and the shower room.
In the living area, a new interior colour scheme with Italian Ash wood grain texture is complemented by the soft furnishings; if you don’t like the standard Sheraton upholstery, or you just want to personalise your caravan, there are three other options available. The bed make up system has dedicated tracks to keep the bed slats in place. We liked the LED down lighters and task lighting which complement the ambient lighting over the lockers. In addition, to give even more light, a panoramic sun roof is now standard.
The kitchen has the benefit of an extendable worktop and the granite effect round sink has a removable drainer with dedicated storage. The black fronted Thetford fridge harmonises with the front of the oven and grill; it’s contemporary touch with a high street look.
A transverse island bed glides easily from a day bed to a traditional bed and lifts up too, to give extra storage. I was impressed with the storage opportunities given by two wardrobes, drawers and a cupboard.
The end shower room is certainly a decent size for the “smallest room” with a space saving sliding door benefiting it and the bedroom area.
Another important upgrade is the inclusion of Thatcham approved Tracker Retrieve tracking device – also approved by Caravan Guard and therefore will secure buyers a sizeable insurance discount.
Electronic anti-snaking in the form of AL-KO ATC, the AL-KO 3004 stabiliser and AL-KO Secure receiver are fitted as standard; the wheel lock is an optional extra. The exterior walls are 5000 series marine grade aluminium; it’s strong and easy to clean. The awning light is now an LED.
Recommended Retail Price £17,295.00
Price is ex-works and includes VAT @ 20% but excludes a recommended retailer delivery charge of £535 including VAT which includes delivery and preparing your caravan for collection by you.
Island beds have the marmite effect but this is a good caravan for those that rally. Mostly, I suspect, it will be a caravan bought by a twosome for chill-out comfort rather than a parental unit + 2. If you add optional security features, like the AL-KO Secure wheel lock and possibly an alarm, they will further reduce the cost of your insurance.
Cost to insure: £260.00 *
- Berths: 4
- Length including tow bar: 7.48m
- Internal length: 5.83m
- Overall width: 2.25m
- Headroom: 1.95m
- MRO: 1308kgs
- MTPLM: 1464kgs
- Overall height: 2.65m
*Caravan insurance cost based on 2013 Sterling Eccles Sport 584 retailing for £17,295. Fitted with hitchlock, wheel clamp, plus standard security and safety devices. Kept on drive at HX4 0BE. Caravanners over 30 years old, claim free for 3 years and a member of a caravanning club. £100 excess. 180 days European cover and up to £75 per day for up to 15 days emergency accommodation cover included. Legal expenses cover, extended European cover and other emergency accommodation expenses cover options are available at extra cost. Quote includes 10% online discount and 6% Insurance Premium Tax and is correct as of 20/03/2013.
Note: All details correct at time of publication but may be subject to change.