2013 Sterling Eccles Sport 584 Caravan Review

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  1. Brian says:

    Bought a new 2013 584 at the back end of the year. Within a year it was full of damp, requiring a whole front end and panel under the kitchen window. Shortly after that the central front window failed along the top and slowly filled up with water. The final straw was the fridge control panel failed. Needless to say we traded it in for a Lunar Clubman.

  2. Melissa Taylor says:

    This is our second sterling caravan. We bought the 584 sport from new in 2013 and love it.

    The one niggle that we currently have is as follows:- (any advise would be greatly received)
    We arrive on site and hook up to the electric, I then power the black button up on the charger unit and then power up the caravan on the overhead control panel above the door. But nothing is happening. So after much messing about we found that if I hold the charger unit button and keep it pressed in my husband can then press the button on the over head control panel to activate the lights and pump etc…

    As I switch the power button on, on the charging unit the overhead panel lights up and bleebs in the usual way, but as I stand up to push the overhead control panel button on above the door it appears to be dead. We seem to have some loose connection somewhere but no idea where to start.

    Kind Regards

  3. Cheryl says:

    weve bought the Eccles sport 584 in the summer and love it, wondered if anyone had any storage for winter tips? Do we need to drain it & if so how ?

  4. Rob Hayes says:

    Hi bought a 2014 Sterling 584 eccles sport the first time out a locker light had a fault, so I got in touch with the nearest agent for swift, the sparky aid it was a fault on this model, I e-mailed swift and they sent me the full set of Led lights for the lockers, I was given 3 options take it to an agent / take to Halfords / DIY. I chose to do it myself it’s straight forward just take your time think what youre doing. I’m on my fifth outing with the caravan at Cromer, the van is beautiful put together, you can expect things to go wrong, so go and tell the manufacturer, how can they put things to right if you don’t tell them.
    I wrote this because of my experience with this model, hope it helps.

    • Lucie @ Caravan Guard says:

      Thanks for getting in touch Rob – it’s great to hear that Swift were on-hand to help. Happy caravanning 🙂

  5. Terry says:

    We have one of these caravans and are experiencing problems with the locker doors above the seating in the front of the caravan.Last month the left hand side locker door sheered away because the locker hinges seized and when we went to open the locker it just came away from the caravan.We had this fixed by the people who sold us the caravan,but we have just been away in the caravan this week and the same has happened to the right sided locker.I can see no way of adjusting the hinges,so why is this happening.?Anyone?

    • Lucie @ Caravan Guard says:

      Hi Terry – that doesn’t sound good. Hopefully someone here on the blog will be able to help, otherwise I’ll forward your query onto to Swift in the meantime to see if they have any suggestions.

      Many thanks


  6. Michelle says:

    After much research we have just bought a brand new 2014 Challenger Sport 584. We are as the main review suggests a couple who prefer the ease of a fixed bed without having to climb over each other for a toilet trip in the middle of the night. We love it. Best money we have ever spent…….

  7. Monty says:

    Sorry to say don’t beleive anyone’s really tried the van off hookup – we have a Sterling Europa 520. The cooker is not as good as our last van (Elddis) the Truma heater needs power for the Fan (drains battery) plus why not a maual flush toilet and LED Awning light started to die after 2 years. I thought LEDs lasted? However we love the layout and the shower/washroom etc. Just don’t want Caravans to go this way.

  8. Dennis says:

    Hi Mike
    We live in Christchurch and imported a 2013 584 ourselves from the UK A lot cheaper than what you pay for them here.in NZ Have since sold it at profit and are looking to import the 2015 model when it is released and intend to keep that. If you want more info give me a call 0210570211 Cheers Dennis

  9. Mike Wilkins says:

    Hi Lucie,
    Have just looked over a New [2013] Eccles Sport 584 imported privately into N.Z. It is the perfect layout we require. Can you put me in touch with a trusted dealer of yours that we can arrange shipment to here or better still can we purchase ex factory ? Prefer not to use local agent here if there is one Thanks

    • Lucie @ Caravan Guard says:

      Hi Mike,

      Thanks for getting in touch. I’ll speak to the Swift and get back to you as soon as I can.


  10. Scott Russell says:

    This is a fantastic caravan with a very good layout even for a family of four. We love the island bed and is fantastic for use during the day and at night. The washroom was something we thought might not get use of the shower but how wrong I was, the Truma boiler is excellent and you have plenty hot water for a good shower. The heating system has also allowed us to used the van through the winter without any bother. This is our second new Sterling van and bought it as we found it was better specified and better quality than its competitors.

    • Lucie @ Caravan Guard says:

      Hi Scott, thanks for getting in touch!

      It’s fantastic to hear that you and your family are so impressed by the Sterling Eccles Sport. It sounds as though you’ve found a caravan that’s perfectly suited to your needs!

      Caravan Guard

  11. Louise says:

    Amazing layout especially the island bed with end bathroom, have looked at may caravans with the island bed but the bathroom is really really small, this is just what I’m looking for, just can’t afford to spend that much, does this layout come in an older van.

  12. Sandra says:

    Just bought this van, it is lovely. The layout suits our needs perfectly, it has a very modern look with light wood and neutral fabric that won’t date. Although there is no fire the heating works on gas or electrics so doesn’t need hook up. Lightweight so is good with most vehicles for towing.

  13. Monty says:

    Fantastic luxurius looking van. Ideal for the discerning luxury loving caravanning couple. However where are vans going? Why no Gas fire? Everything depends on hook-up soon they’ll be glowing in the dark! Is this eco friendly?

  14. Andrew staple says:

    Not nice looking van sorry

    • Craig says:

      Hi Andrew
      Thanks for your feedback.
      Is it the exterior you’re not keen on?

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