News

Catch up with the latest news from the world of motorhomes:

June 2015

The latest version of Volkswagen’s iconic transporter, the T6, is expected to be unveiled in the UK at the NEC show in October.  VW retains a major share of a very varied campervan sector, with its California enduringly popular.

The NCC has revealed the strongest March for new motorhome registrations for five years.  DVLA figures showed 1,953 new motorhomes were registered in the month - a clear demonstration that their popularity is continuing to rise.  More than 2,500 new motorhomes have been sold in the first quarter of 2015.

Motorhome and caravan dealership, Lowdham Leisureworld, is one of London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The report is a celebration of the UK’s fast-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses. Lowdham’s was established in 1966 and is one of the first dealerships to achieve the coveted NCC Approved Dealership accreditation.

Black Horse, a major provider of finance for motorhome purchases, has reported year-on-year UK net lending growth of 37 per cent. They also have a motorhome buyer's checklist/guide.

Thetford is flushed with success after it had it Aqua Rinse Spray evaluated by a consumer panel that scored it 8 out of 10.  Aqua Rinse Spray offers a protective layer for a smoother flush in plastic and ceramic toilet bowls.

Dometic has launched its new Clean & Care products, formulated for the care of all surfaces in caravans and motorhomes.  It includes stainless steel surfaces, refrigerators, ovens, grills, awning fabrics and acrylic glass windows.

Spring

Swift Group says its 2015 models offer higher specification, while its prices remain competitive. With SMART intelligent construction and the new Fiat cab, Swift motorhomes offer a choice of four ranges, including the brand new compact Rio.

Auto-Sleepers has devised a fresh looking, easy-to-use website. It has been designed to allow visitors to quickly view model ranges and specifications, request brochures and locate their local dealer.  The new website also includes a unique member login area where those registered can receive special discounts, automatic competition entry and speedy service booking.

Dometic has launched PerfectWall / PerfectRoof, which it describes as ‘the perfect awning for every type of vehicle’.  The product range covers lengths from 1.5 up to six metres and extensions between 1.75 and 2.75 metres, in manual or automatic models.

February

It's showtime!  Here's where to see all the latest campers and motorhomes - 17 - 22 February 2015 at the  Caravan Camping & Motorhome Show 2015 in Birmingham's NEC.  Advance tickets start at just £7 for seniors and £8 for adults - accompanied children go free. Call the Box Office on 0844 581 1250.

 This is the UK’s biggest start-of-season showcase, with hundreds of caravans, motorhomes, tents, caravan holiday homes and accessories all under one roof.  All the major UK manufacturers will be exhibiting their latest models plus ‘special editions’ from major dealerships, plus:

- Have-a-go FREE activities for the family, dog agility shows and much, much more!
 - Speak to the experts who are on hand to give the best advice
 - New to caravanning and motorhoming? Visit the discovery zones and find out just how easy getting started can be
 - Destination ideas to suit all tastes

January 2015

Figures released by the industry trade body the NCC (National Caravan Council) revealed that sales of new motorhomes and touring caravans increased significantly in 2014, illustrating that more buyers are entering the leisure vehicle market. New motorhome registrations went up by 18% year-on-year - 8,733 new motorhomes were registered with the DVLA in 2014.