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Sterling Eccles Ruby

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2009
  • Class : Single Axle
  • External Height (m) : 2.61
  • Shipping Length (m) : 7.51
  • MTPLM (kg) : 1595
  • MRO (kg) : 1385
  • Berths : 4
  • Internal Length (m) : 5.83
  • Max Width (m) : 2.29

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2009
Manufacturer
Swift Sterling
Class
Single Axle
Range
Eccles
External Height (m)
2.61
Price From (£)
15370
Caravan Buyer Test Date
Side Dinette
No
Back & Front Dinette
No
Shipping Length (m)
7.51
End Washroom
Yes
Triple Bunks
No
MTPLM (kg)
1595
MRO (kg)
1385
Fixed Singles/Bunks
No
Island Double
No
Berths
4
End Kitchen
No
Caravan Test Date
Max Width (m)
2.29

DETAILED REVIEW

Sterling Eccles Ruby, 2009

Price new: £14,995

This caravan is a: four berth with an end washroom

Two newcomers to the Sterling Eccles gemstone range arrive at the same price, with the same fixed-bed appeal - but very different bedroom arrangements.
The Ruby gets a nearside bed with a full-width rear washroom; the Quartz gets an island bed with washing arrangements forward of the bed; the shower and toilet rooms are opposite one another.
Luxury and light in weight
Both Ruby and Quartz give you the luxury of a fixed bed, end washroom, separate shower layout but without the size and weight of a twin-axle. At less than 1600kg MTPLM it doesn’t need a leviathan to tow it.
Ruby Specification is high. It includes shock absorbers, LED spotlights, fluorescent lights above the lockers and thick pile carpet (it has a 45-ounced pile weight) and an alarm system.
The Ruby, though, has much more than Sterling high spec and this year’s pale woodwork to clinch its appeal. It has style in spadesful and some superbly innovative features. Topping this list has to be the television cabinet. In the wall that divides bed from lounge is a slim cabinet. This is a cleverly disguised television cabinet. It has a button-catch handle below it. Open the catch – use both hands because the housing, when a television is in place, is heavy – now your television is lowered to its watch position.


Caravan layout
 sterling eccles ruby layout










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Our verdict
 If you want fixed-bed luxury, the bonus of a spacious end-washroom – and you don’t want the length and weight of a twin-axle model, the new Ruby is certainly one that should be on your shortlist.
Quality fittings, tough-gauge aluminium sides, thick pile carpet and a general feeling of solid build and luxury give the Ruby – and its Quartz cousin – wide appeal.










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