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Sterling Eccles Sport 514 (Cruach Benmore Dealer Special) 2012 review

Overall caravan rating


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Key information

  • Year of manufacture: 2012
  • Berth: 4
  • Single or twin axle: Single axle
  • Type: Touring
  • MIRO (Mass In Running Order): 1242 kg

  • MTPLM (Maximum Technically Permissible Laden Mass): 1400 kg

  • Length: 6.88 m
  • Width: 2.25 m
  • Awning size: 962 cm
  • Shower? Yes
  • Toilet? Yes

Caravan summary

What's good?

Dealer special spec. Decor. Towability.

What's bad?


Would you recommend it?


Style & comfort *****

Do you like the way it looks?

Yes both externally and internally we love 'the look'.

Is it comfortable?

Very. Part of the dealer special spec is an upgraded mattress.

Ease of towing *****

Is it easy to tow?

No issues at all, perfect stability even in high winds ... helped no doubt by shock absorbers, Alko stabiliser and Alko ATC.

Reliability & water ingress ****

Anything to look out for?

Some people have has issues with warped gas locker lids and condensation in rear road lights.

Practicality *****

Does it meet your holiday needs?

Perfect for two, fixed bed comfort in a relatively compact body.

Any modifications?

Dealer special specification is excellent but we added mini heki rooflights in the loo and over the bed and the all important Powertouch Evolution mover.

Buying experience *****

Did you buy it new or used?


Where did you buy it?

Franchised dealer

What was the seller like?

Excellent. We have bought many 'vans from Duncans Caravans at Waterloo in North Lanarkshire. The Duncan family all caravan as do many of their staff and it shows. Top marks to co owner Alistair Duncan, salesman George and last but not least the wonderful Catherine in the service department. Wouldn't go anywhere else.


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