10-year warranties for motorhomes
Elddis has announced that its 2012 season Autoquest and Aspire motorhomes will now benefit from a 10 year Body Integrity Warranty. The Consett-based manufacturer upholds its products are built to last, using the very latest manufacturing techniques and advanced materials technology.
Swift Group says their new 2012 season coachbuilt motorhomes will come with ‘an industry leading 10-year body shell integrity warranty’. This is in addition to the 3-year manufactures’ warranty on the base vehicle. An annual service is required to maintain the warranty. Swift Motorhomes can be hired from Scottish Tourer in Perth in Scotland
95 per cent satisfaction levels for Approved Workshop Scheme
In its first user survey, the for motorhome and tourer servicing has achieved high satisfaction levels. Nearly 3,000 caravanners responded to the online survey, after they had used a workshop – a massive 9.5 out of 10 (95 per cent) said they were satisfied with the service received.
Earlier this year, the first ever Workshop Awards were held. The winners were:
– The Approved Mobile Workshop of the Year – Total Caravan Care
– The Approved Fixed Workshop of the Year – Dave Butlin Caravan Services
– The Approved Dealer Workshop of the Year – Fry’s Caravans Limited
Elddis launches ‘belts equals berths’ campaign
Motorhome manufacturer, Elddis, has launched a ‘belts equals berths’ campaign. The company says it will ensure that there is a seat belt for every designated sleeping berth in every model that it produces.
Latest motorhome models come to London
At the Motorhome Caravan & Camping Show (ExCeL London 14-19 February 2012) a raft of new motorhomes suitable for hire / rental companies will be on show – including models from Auto-Trail, Bailey, Bilbo’s, Elddis, Lunar, Marquis and Swift – there’s a full list on the website. It’s being billed as the biggest event of its kind in the south of the country.
London Low Emission Zone – pre 2002 motorhomes affected
Owners of older motorhomes are reminded that from 3 January 2012, the London Low Emission Zone standards become tighter. Virtually all the Greater London area is affected and to drive within it without paying a hefty daily charge, vehicles must meet certain emissions standards. Motorhomes from 2.5-3.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight and registered as new before 1 January 2002 are affected, unless fitted with an approved filter to improve the vehicle’s emissions. Otherwise, charges starting at £100 per day will apply. More information about charges and vehicles affected is available on www.tfl.gov.uk
New NCC member, Wellhouse Leisure has won the Caravan Industry Motor Caravan Award for its Hyundai i800 conversion, which was commended for its practicality and value for money. The company, which specialises in compact motorhomes, is also a recent winner of the “Make it in Huddersfield” award.
Motorhome & Caravan Show at the NEC Birmingham breaks records
The October 2011 Motorhome & Caravan Show at the NEC Birmingham attaracted a record-breaking 93,323 visitors and saw a significant increase in sales due to the increase in the hire / rental market