Sterling Caravans

Sterling caravans: lightweight and affordable
Sterling caravans: lightweight and affordable

Tuesday, 03, Aug 2010 09:17


The Sterling range of caravans sits under the Swift Group umbrella - arguably the largest manufacturers of leisure homes in the business. Swift Caravans design and manufacture caravans, motorhomes and static holiday homes, living up to their reputation of producing lightweight, affordable vehicles with the Sterling range.

Dramatic Redesigns

All Sterling models are uniquely styled with Scandinavian inspired interiors and light 'Oregon pine' furniture. A dramatic redesign in 2010 saw the introduction of new bold exterior graphics and badging. Light woodwork interiors are influenced by Scandinavian design while the outershell is built from one piece, high gloss, thick gauge aluminium walls. Sterling Eccles and Elite models underwent a dramatic redesign for the 2011 season to include a panoramic sunroof and GRP front and rear panels.

The Sterling Trio

The three Sterling ranges consist of the entry level Sterling Eccles Sport, mid range Eccles and top end Elite series.

The Eccles Sport range was introduced in July 2011 as a direct replacement for the Sterling Europa. The Sterling Eccles marque is designed with family in mind. A 90th anniversary 'Ruby' layout was brought out in 2009 with the popular fixed bed/spacious transverse rear end washroom configuration.

In July 2012, Sterling updated the Eccles, giving it Alde central heating and reducing the overall weights. Called the Sterling Eccles SE to denote the higher equipment level, this range features six single-axle layouts and one twin-axle option.

While the Sterling Elite class maintains the same level of quality seen throughout all Sterling caravans but offers the next level in luxury. It comes in a choice of five models which are all kitted out with large walk-in showers and separate drying areas. Models can be dintinguished from other Sterling ranges from their striking metallic silver sidewalls.

Prices in the Sterling marque range from £15,495 for the entry level single axle, two-berth Sterling Eccles Sport 442 up to £23,749 for the four-berth twin axle Sterling Elite Explorer.

UPDATE: In February 2014, the Swift Group added a new flagship range to the Sterling collection. Named the Sterling Continental, it features Smart HT technology for a more aerodynamic look, better strength and water ingress protection.

For more details, news, rumour and discussions on Sterling Caravans, join our community group for Sterling Caravan Owners.

Hollywood A Lister Caravan Gets Pinched

A Lister gets Airstream stolen following a fire than took his home

We are all very aware of the risks that come with owning a caravan and we all take measures to prevent any harm coming to them. Despite our best efforts there are occasion where no matter what someone does something bad happens to our pride and joy. Even Hollywood Heartthrobs are not immune from this as one A list actor gets his vintage caravan stolen.

Kimberley Caravans And Motorhomes Expansion Plans

A grand opening for Kimberley Caravans

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SWIFT Success At The NEC February Show

Big sales numbers at the NEC for Swift Group

In the past I felt that the February NEC show tends to be a fraction less busy than October. This February's show numbers were far from being low. On the opening Tuesday there were thousands of people at the show which had a positive effect for exhibitors

ReviewsOverall Rating

Sterling Eccles Jewel - 2009


I went from being incredibly excited to have a brand new caravan to despair. Whenever we arrived at our destination, I would open the door with trepid...Read More

Sterling Elite Amber - 2012


Highlights, on the whole a very nice van. Tows superbly, looks excellent and day to day use again very good. Lowlights, a little bit down on quality ...Read More

Sterling Eccles Ruby - 2011


Caravan looks and tows great; it is well thought out and has some very nice features but the quality and attention to detail is woeful....Read More

Sterling Europa 540 - 2009


It looks fantastic inside with the silver aluminium effects. Reminds me of my Audi. But quality a little disappointing. I did change all the door hand...Read More

Sterling Europa 550 - 2009


We've been very happy with it. ...Read More

Sterling Europa 520 - 2008


It's a great design, the layout has really suited us, the double dinette has been a particularly good feature....Read More

Sterling Eccles Topaz - 2005


It's an ideal starter caravan, light to tow and you don't need a massive towcar. ...Read More

Sterling Elite Searcher - 2005


There's plenty of room for four people, although having the bathroom at the rear end of the caravan means gusts have to walk past you in the night to ...Read More

Sterling Elite Emerald - 2010


I would advise future Bailey customer to have a good look around the caravan post PDI check for screws and finishings. It's not as good as our previou...Read More

Sterling Europa - 2010


Bear in mind this is a long single axle van that you have to make towing allowances for....Read More

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Contact Details

Address
Swift Group Ltd
Dunswell Road
Cottingham,
East Yorkshire, HU16 4JS
Tel 01482 847332
Web www.swiftleisure.co.uk
Email enquiry@swiftgroup.co.uk

Other Information

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Bill and Simon side by side in France on the Bristanbul tour

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