NEW YEAR SALES are on! Whether you need a new motorhome, a great ferry deal or an early-bird discount on a campsite, this is a great time to go shopping without breaking the bank!
Buy a motorhome for less
Here's a selection of motorhome dealers with bargains you might want to drive away.
Lowdhams Caravans and Motorhomes
Lowdhams has forecourts in Nottingham and Huddersfield, full of tempting motorhomes and caravans. The Early Bird Savings sale is in full swing and this respected dealership says you can save "£1000s on selected motorhomes and caravans, not only that but save 15% on caravan covers too!"
We had a browse through Lowdhams' motorhome bargains and spotted a two-berth 2010 Swift Sundance 580PR in Nottingham reduced from £30,995 to £29,995. Or for a grown-up family, how about the four-berth, two-seatbelt 2008 Dethleffs Globebus I 3 in Nottingham, reduced from £42,995 down to £39,995?
Marquis Motorhomes' January sale on used stock includes a 2002 Pioneer Classic 3 two-berth low-profile coachbuilt reduced from almost £20,000 to just shy of £17,000. For a family, how about a four-berth coachbuilt Bessacarr E725 reduced from almost £22,000 to just under £19,000, while stocks last?
Marquis also has discounts on selected new motorhomes and there are also ex-demonstrators on special offer. Finally, it's worth checking out the 'New Exclusive Models', in other words dealer specials, because these are typically brand new motorhomes, with lots of 'extras' thrown in. Worth a look!
Part of Auto-Sleepers, Marquis Motorhomes & Caravans has 11 sales showrooms across the country. It's also offering 20 per cent off that essential winter habitation check on your existing motorhome.
Winter special offers are being promoted by Southdowns Motorhomes, the sole importer of the mighty German Concorde motorhomes which have just come out top in our Owner Satisfaction Awards (announced 23 January, 2014). You can make big savings if you opt for a brand new 2013 RV, such as a Burstner Grand Panorama i915G automatic, reduced from £109,876 to £99,995. Or the LHD Cathargo Chic C-Line T-Plus 5.2H, also with automatic transmission, marked down from £75,125 to £69,995.
Another that caught our eye was a new 2013 Knaus Sky Ti 650MF, Fiat 2.3L 148PS automatic motorhome marked down from £54,485 to £49,995. That's a lot of motorhome for your money. As with any sale, when they're gone they're gone. Southdowns Motorhomes is based in Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Just Kampers parts and accessories
Just Kampers, the VW camper van parts and accessories specialist, also has a sale on at the moment. So it's worth having a browse online to see if they have what you need on special offer to give your VW a New Year's facelift!
Towsure has special offers on accessories
"Save up to 67 per cent" is the headline on Towsure's winter sale page. Towsure sells motorhome and outdoor accessories, portable satellite TV dishes, motoring supplies, outdoor clothing, waterproofs, watersports equipment, bicycles and more. Order online or visit one of the Towsure Superstores in Sheffield, Birmingham or Southampton. Or see them at outdoor shows and camping exhibitions.
Show deals can save you cash
If this has got you in the mood for some serious motorhome browsing, why not head to one of the major motorhome shows that are coming up fast? You'll often find that there are great 'show deals' to be had, especially if you enjoy haggling for a bargain.
The Caravan & Motorhome Show in Manchester
The popular Manchester show runs at EventCity from 23-26 January 2014 and promises to be a lively one. We have a preview article: Motorhomes and much more at the 2014 Caravan & Motorhome Show in Manchester. What's more, all Practical Motorhome readers can buy tickets for only £7.00 on The Caravan & Motorhome Show website by quoting ‘HAY21’.
Caravan & Camping Show 2014
Head to Birmingham's NEC from 18-23 February to see a huge number of motorhomes, caravans, tents, trailer tents, holiday homes and lodges, campsites and destinations at this vast annual outdoor show. All the major motorhome manufacturers and their main dealers will be represented at the Caravan & Camping Show 2014 and you'll have a chance to step inside the motorhomes and ask as many questions as you like. It makes a great day out for all the family. Tickets cost £8 per adult, including a free show guide. Practical Motorhome readers can claim a special deal, with Caravan & Camping Show tickets from £6.50: just book online and quote 'PM4'.
Motorhome hire special offer
Book before Easter for a special offer from Chiltern Motorhome Hire. This hire firm has decided to let out its four-berth Sunseeker 130 motorhome for £395 per week. This is for UK hire and includes insurance and breakdown cover, tax and unlimited mileage! Book by 20 January (drivers must be aged 25-75 years).
Happy sale browsing!
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