We decided that since we were re-skinning the whole caravan that we would be working
with a ‘blank canvas’ as far as the inside goes. We could put windows pretty much
where we liked, which meant we could lay things out a little differently from the
normal ‘run-of-the-mill’ caravans you see around these days.
After seeing an Eriba Pontos at the U.K. Eriba Forum Fest in Lincolnshire we quite
like the idea of an island bed. So this will be our take on what the Pontos should
have looked like had it been a little longer and we’d a hand in the design.
Bed and twin cupboards at the back similar to the Pontos but with spare wheel storage
under the bed. We may have this as a slide out to enable it to sit right over the
axle when travelling then pushed out of the way when pitched up on site. It will
depend on the nose-weight of the finished ‘van.
Sink and fridge ‘amid-ship’ on the door side with a cooker set into the work-top
on the opposite side.
Continuing round in a clockwise direction we will have a traditional dinette seating
arrangement that will convert into a guest bed when required.
Also up front, avoiding the pop-top we will have a reasonably sized toilet with washbasin
Finally there will be a small wardrobe next to the door. The T.V. Will be able to
sit on either of the two work-tops, ensuring we’ll be able to watch the ‘goggle box’
from either end of the caravan.