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Sterling Eccles Elite Searcher Used Caravan

 
CARAVAN DESCRIPTION
£12,995   12 MONTHS WARRANTY

4 Berth · Fixed Double Bed · 2010 · AL-KO AKS 3004 Stabiliser · Bradcott Awning included

General
This 4 berth caravan is in a lovely condition ( some minor wear and tear only ) both internally and externally. Underneath the caravan body you will find an AL-KO galvanised steel chasis. There is a two part entance door ( stable door ) which will provide lovely ventilation during the hot summer months and the door is fitted with a window blind and waste bin. The caravan also comes with a Bradcott awning ( Please note: The awning is supplied 'as is' and is not included in the terms of the warranty ).

The Front Lounge
The front lounge seating follows the now standard arrangement with the two drawer cabinet seperating the left and right seating. Seats are not of the same length ( 1 x 163cm and 1 x 155cm ) but are really comfortable to sit on - quite supportive and the upholstery is in excellent condition. You can access the storage space beneath the seats either by removing the seat cushions and lifting the slatted wood seat frames ( see photograph ) or via the almost full width front doors set into the seat bases.

The lounge does have it's own TV connection point with 12 volt and mains power supply. This provides any easy connection point should you want a TV set at the very front of the caravan. The connection is at the base of the seat ( see photograph ). Additional entertainment is provided by the high quality, JVC CD / Radio player ( see photograph ) which is hidden out of view in one of the overhead lockers. It is linked to the signal booster for improved signal reception and is of course connected to the two insets speakers at the very front of the caravan.

As well as the storage space beneath the seats mentioned previously, the front lounge area has six overhead lockers and a good cupboard space at the bottom of the two drawer cabinet.

At night this area can be made into a bedroom area with a double bed ( 6' 9" x 5' 1" ) or alternatively two single beds ( 1 @ 5'4" x 2'4" and 1 @ 5' 1" x 2' 5" ). To make this task easier and more practical, there is an easy bed make-up system to aid this process ( see photograph ). This is an array of wooden slats that glide out from under the drawer cabinet to provide support for the beds. It is as easy to put away as it it to pull-out.

To give enough daylight into the lounge there is a combination of five surrounding windows but also the rooflight above. All windows have flyscreens, blinds and easy draw curtains. Night-time lighting comes from the four directional spotlights that have their own switches, a mood lighter that is set at the front behind the pelmet and two lights with front diffusers.

The Kitchen
The kitchen units, worktop and appliances are in excellent condition. The kitchen design utilises both sides of the caravan to make a very practical, highly useable kitchen. Storage in the kitchen is always important and Sterling have found ways of utlises every little space available. Above the worktop is a combination of shelves, two wide overheadlockers and a smoked fronted cupboard. Excellent space is afforded by the large, double fronted cupboard beneath the worktop ( see photograph ). In addition there is a good storage cupboard beneath the oven - absolutely ideal for baking trays and a tall thin cupboard immediately to the right of the oven that has a number of shelves and is probably suitable for storage food stuffs like baked beans and thin packets.

At first glance you might think that the kitchen could do with a bit more work-surface - well Sterling would agree with you and to this end there is a worktop extension that flaps down into the bedroom space. This will be handy when prepping meals and is very easy to put down and up.

The kitchen comes with a Thetford style glass fronted oven and grill which are in very good condition and have electronic ignition as well as a flame failure device for safety. ( see photographs ) and a Thetford dual fuel hob with 3 gas burners and an 800 watt electric hotplate. On the opposite side is the 700 watt microwave and the large 175 litre fridge with seperate freezer compartment.

For daylight to the kitchen there is a window that provides light across the worktop and a medium sized rooflight overhead. For nightime lighting there is a single lightoverlooking the the sink area.

The Fixed Bedroom Area
Many people like the convenience a fixed bedroom gives - doing away with the need to make a bed up every night and pack it all away in the morning. This bedroom gives a good sized double bed ( 6' 3" x 4' 5" ). The bedroom has four overhead lockers, a large wardrobe style cupboard with hanging rail and further storage beneath that ( see photograph ).

The TV station is sited in the bedroom area, so if you like to relax and watch TV from the comfort of the bed, then it should be no problem. Also, if you like to read in bed then each side of the bed has a directional spotlight with an individual switch ideally suited to this.

For daylight there is a wide window, a smaller window on the opposite sideand a medium sized rooflight. Night lighting is provided by the two directional spotlights plus a single spotlight over a very small vanity area.

The WC / Shower Room
When you walk into this caravan's WC / Shower room the first thing you notice is the amount of space - cramped it is not. So toweling down after a shower or wash is easy. Another distinctive design aspect is the 'walk-in' shower cubicle. The large 'P' shaped shower cubicle does not require a door ( see photograph ). To the left of the cubicle is the washbasin with single mixer tap, wall mounted mirror behind and storage for toiletries beneath. Then finally the swivel Thetford cassette toilet which has plenty of room around it also has a large rack of shelves with hanging rails and a good wall mounted cupboard for further bathroom storage.

Mounted into the ceiling is a roof light which as well as providing natural daylight can also be used to help keep moisture escape. Night-time lighting comes from two small fixed spotlight over the washbasin area.
Used caravans from PENROSE TOURING come with a 12 month warranty for peace of mind.
Sterling Eccles Elite Searcher - Used Caravan Alternative view of the Sterling Eccles Elite Searcher Used Caravan An overall view of the front lounge interior. The occasional table that provides a convenient place for newspapers, cups of tea and coffee and is easy to put away when finished with. This is the easy bed make up system which pulls out from under the 2 drawer cabinet. It just makes the task of converting the space into a sleeping area that bit easier. A close-up of the directional spot lights that have individual switches. As well as directional spotlights the Elite Searcher has two of these lights with front diffusers Situated at the base of the front seats this caravan has this TV connection with both 12 volt and mains power points. This is additional to the main TV station. A general view of the kitchen area, it's worktop, the circular inset stainless sink and the overhead cupboards. An internal view of the kitchen cupboard beneath the sink with cutlery tray and storage baskets. A close-up of the coloured round sink inset into the worktop. The dual fuel hob with electric hotplate and 3 gas burners. The Thetford combined oven and grill with electronic ignition and flame failure device is in excellent condition. This handy kitchen cupboard has a smoked front door closure. A general view of the fixed double bed with overhead lockers. This TV connection point with wall mounted bracket is just inside the bedroom. The TV can be swung out so that it can be viewed from either the front lounge or the bedroom. This wardrobe style cupboard with hanging rail is located in the bedroom. The Sanyo 700 watt microwave oven. The large capacity fridge and freezer are separate units. The 'P' shape shower cubicle. There is no access door to the shower cubicle due to it's shape. The washbasin with storage cupboard beneath and wall mounted mirror above. The Thetford cassette toilet with plenty of room around it. Sterling Eccles Elite Searcher - Layout
Interior View
Plan / Layout Of The Caravan
Sterling Eccles Elite Searcher Used Caravan
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WARRANTY
12 Months
PENROSE PRICE
£12,995
MB&G Logo USED CARAVAN WARRANTY FROM PENROSE TOURING

Warranty Included In The Price
Unless otherwise stated, the Penrose Touring price includes 12 months warranty provided by MB&G Insurance. At the time of purchase you are provided with a booklet produced by MB&G Insurance. The booklet explains what the warranty does and does not cover, what additional benefits you may be entitled to, the insurance conditions and how to make a claim under the warranty. The booklet also includes a claim form for your convenience.

MB&G - Who Are They?
MB&G Caravan Insurers National Caravan Council MembershipMB&G Caravan Insurers Retail Motor Industry Federation MembershipMB&G Caravan Insurers Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders MembershipMB&G Insurance are one of the few remainining privately owned warranty providers and have been in business since 1978. They are members of the Retail Motor Industry Federation, the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders and the National Caravan Council and have staff who specifically deal with caravan warranty. To quote MB&G themselves

Dealing with a Caravan warranty claim can be a very complex situation, which is why you’ll be glad of our knowledge and expertise. We understand the difficulties and can point out the potential pitfalls, and we also work with the manufacturers too. We can even cover that old devil, water ingress – a common problem that doesn’t always have a common solution – for up to seven years. Put simply, you can rely on us whatever the weather.

How Does It Work?
MB&G Caravan Insurers - Agreement BrochureThe warranty contract will be between yourselves and MB&G Insurance. If you need to make a warranty claim then you contact MB&G Insurance direct. We have collected a couple of quotes from people who have made warranty claims with MB&G Insurance which we feel will be helpful.

Quote 1

Hi Dick
I had a 36 months gold package with them and made a claim for a repair in France.
They paid 80% of the bill which was over 1100 euro.
In my book that was good value
Steve
Quote 2
Hi Glandwr.
I have had very good experiences with this company 3 years ago. Firstly,the power steering rack failed.One phone call to MB&G. I was asked where I would like to have it done,which was our local garage in Gretna.They then contacted the gararage.All I had to do was to sit and wait a few days until it was done.Brilliant!

Next was the kitchen tap which went in France--quick phone call to MB&G--kept receipt and was re-imbursed within 4 days of being back home. The integral bike rack hinges failed. It was repaired by Peter Hambilton,who did a brilliant job. Again,just a quick phone call to MB&G,and everything was sorted. I would only hope they are still as good now as they were then. I couldn't fault them. The warranty was in with the price of the van,so I can't say how much it cost but as the van was 10 yrs old I wanted some form of assurance for that 1st year. Incidentally,it's needed nothing since, other than basic service items. You can only speak as you find,but for me they were vey good.

What Else Should I Know?
The type/level of warranty applicable is dependent on the age of the caravan. The information provided here is not exhaustive; it is not possible to state what is included and what is specifically excluded by the warranty cover you will receive. If you require this information then you need to check your policy or request the information before purchasing the caravan.

CARAVAN SPECIFICATIONS
Berth: 4
Year: 2010
Shipping Length: 7.95 (26' 1")
Overall Width: 2.29m (7' 6")
Maximum Weight: 1830g
Unladen weight: 1545kg
Bed Size - Front Double:
6' 9" x 5' 1"
Bed Size - Front N/S Single:
5' 4" x 2' 4"
Bed Size - Front O/S Single:
5' 1" x 2' 4"
Bed Size - Rear Fixed Double:
6' 3" x 4' 5"
MAIN CARAVAN FEATURES
  • AL-KO AKS 3004 Stabiliser - stabilisers reduce rolling and pitching whilst you are towing and significantly improve the smoothness of a journey. They give the driver greater confidence and control.
  • Heating - Alde Hydronic Compact 3010 programmable radiator heating system with combined water heating. Blown air system ducted to living, sleeping and washroom areas.
  • Refrigerator - large 175 litre fridge and freezer with electronic ignition.
  • Cooking - Oven, grill and hob with electronic ignition and flame failure device. Stainless steel 700 watt microwave oven.
  • Cassette Toilet - swivel cassette toilet.
  • Blinds - adding that extra privacy factor.
  • Double Glazing - for extra comfort in those colder periods.
  • Fly Screens - cassette flyscreens and pleated blinds on windows - helps keep out those unwanted insects.
  • External Connections - External BBQ point
  • Entertainment - Radio / CD / MP3 player with iPod/MP3 player connection.

STERLING ECCLES ELITE SEARCHER - 4 BERTH USED CARAVAN PANORAMIC TOUR


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