Benjamin Davies

See other News articles filed in ‘Dealer’ written by Benjamin Davies
   
Dorset-based motorhome hire outfit Abacus has announced a further expansion to its fleet. Abacus also revealed that its week and weekend hires have enjoyed a 35% increase in demand compared to 2009.




The firm is investing £700,000 in refreshing its fleet for the fourth year running, replaceing ten of its 2008-registered ’vans and increasing the total fleet size from 30 to 36 vehicles. The 17 new ’vans have been ordered from the Swift Group, and are due to be delivered before Easter 2011.

Dorset-based motorhome hire outfit Abacus has announced a further expansion to its fleet. Abacus also revealed that its week and weekend hires have enjoyed a 35% increase in demand compared to 2009.


The firm is investing £700,000 in refreshing its fleet for the fourth year running, replaceing ten of its 2008-registered ’vans and increasing the total fleet size from 30 to 36 vehicles. The 17 new ’vans have been ordered from the Swift Group, and are due to be delivered before Easter 2011.

 

In March of this year, Abacus expanded its capabilities by launching a dedicated motorhome centre to facilitate hire, sales, repairs, servicing and valeting of ’vans. The company, launched in 1985, also sells motorhomes, and offers try-before-you-buy rebates to customers who hire with a view to purchasing.

 

Managing Director Dave Wolfenden said that the company’s proximity to the south coast ports and the New Forest gives it a competitive edge, and that it is already seeing promising business for 2011 and expects good utilisation of the new fleet.

 

Share with friends

Follow us on

Most recent motorhome reviews

The Practical Motorhome Marquis Majestic 196 review – 1 - Fitting six berths and six travel seats into a 3500kg motorhome is no mean feat – does it work? (© Phil Russell/Practical Motorhome)
The Practical Motorhome Swift Bessacarr 597 review – 1 - The ’van tested has an MTPLM of 3850kg, but there is a version with a 3500kg MTPLM (and a lower payload) – read more in our Swift Bessacarr 597 review (© Peter Baber/Practical Motorhome)

Rapido 8094dF

£70,600OTR

The Practical Motorhome Rapido 8094dF review – 1 - You get a lot in this 3500kg MTPLM motorhome, but 3700kg and 4.4-tonne chassis upgrades are available (© Sarah Wakely/Practical Motorhome)
The Practical Motorhome 2018 Auto-Trail Tracker LB Lo-Line review – 1 - The Auto-Trail Tracker LB is available in Lo-Line (as pictured) or Hi-Line form (© Peter Baber/Practical Motorhome)
The Practical Motorhome 2018 Elddis Accordo 105 review – 1 - The Elddis Accordo 105's Azure Blue aluminium sidewalls are new for the 2018 touring season (© Practical Motorhome)
The Practical Motorhome Chausson Flash 716 review – 1 - Priced from £49,500, this new five-berth low-profile from Chausson has a licence-friendly MTPLM of 3500kg (© Practical Motorhome)