Starter 2 Berth
Elddis Hurricane GTX
Dealer Price 2010: £3,500
Length: 4.57 m
Width: 2.18 m
MIRO: 928 kgs
MTPLM: 1180 kgs
Typical tow car Vauxhall Vectra 1.9TDi
Layout: front end dinette with side kitchen and dresser opposite, with rear end changing room, shower and wardrobe.
Pros: Good spec for year, distinctive profile, good electric control panel.
Cons: Interiors look dated now, most used examples available need working on.
Look out for: water ingress in back end and front corners, badly stained carpets, damaged trim
One sale at Glossop Caravans Glossop www.glossopcaravans.co.uk
Extra equipment? Elddis were on Al-Ko chassis, some may be fitted with AKS hitch stabilizer or BBQ point.
Jenkinson’s opinion; Caravans this age will need to be looked at very closely, the GTX is no exception. Most for sale may have damaged or missing trim or worse, damp getting into the caravan. Check round the roof seems and corners front and back plus where the roof meets the sides. Check original fitted carpets don’t have hard to shift stains too and check all equipment is working.
The GTX's interiors, back in 92, were considered plush and well finished and if the caravan has been well looked after this should still show through. The GTX range was a sought after line up, the Hurricane being especially so for retired couples, large side kitchen and dresser are two main features, though the rear end washroom is a lot smaller than modern counterparts. Find a good used GTX and you’re onto a winner but you may need to search hard.
How to find a good one
At this age these tourers can be showing a host of faults, in most you will need to consider how keen you are cases to tackle any repair issues there may be. You may need to search long and hard for a very good example. Large front lounges and acres of storage is a big pull to the GTX at this year. Relatively cheap to buy with some repairs carried out by the new owner it can prove a good value two berth.
The control panel for the vans electrics is well laid out and comprehensive to, while full oven and full gas only blown heating was standard kit. Furniture finish was in cherry with solid sculptured frames for the locker lids, you won’t see this coming away in a hurry. Ask the owner for any service reports or repairs being carried out and also look for delaminating floors in the kitchen and lounge areas. A dealer will at least make sure of the gas safety and road worthiness of the caravan so I do say buy from a reputable dealership. Private deals will be less forthcoming and may be unaware of essential repairs needed to the van.
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Caravan Insurance on this caravan should be around £80 - £100. Security: If it does not come with a wheel clamp or hitch lock budget around £100 for a good one of these.