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This edition is mostly about our Practical Motorhome Owner Satisfaction Awards for 2013. If you didn’t vote for your favourite motorhome manufacturer or dealer this time round, don’t worry – we’ll be publishing the survey for 2014 from the April issue onwards.


Following the main announcement, I’ve filled the News section of this website with more items about the firms you voted for. Thank you for voting; our Gold and Silver Awards have gone to the very best manufacturers and motorhome dealers in Britain.


Meanwhile, in print, in the April issue of Practical Motorhome magazine, our Gentleman Jack gives his analysis of the results and what they reveal about motorcaravanning in Britain today. He looks at motorhome manufacturers and the quality of the service offered by dealers, now, compared to past years.


Here are some newsletter highlights:



You voted for the best 



motorhome owners have now voted in record numbers for the best dealers

and manufacturers supplying motorhomes in Britain today. The results are

published in full in our March 2013 issue, with the news highlights on our website: 2013 Owner Satisfaction Awards announced.


Our annual awards, held in partnership with specialist leisure insurance company Coast,

seek to reward all the  manufacturers and dealers who go the extra mile

to ensure customers are left happy and fulfilled after buying a

motorhome from them. It also pinpoints buying trends for both new and

used ’vans. So if you’re thinking about a new purchase, these are firms

you can trust!


Manufacturers who won Gold

Manufacturers who won Gold


to our 2013 winning manufacturers. Top scorer Vantage had the happiest

customers, then Bailey, Niesmann + Bischoff…


Sponsor helps to raise the bar

Sponsor helps to raise the bar


specialises in motorhome and caravan insurance and will continue to

sponsor the Owner Satisfaction Awards during the next two years.


Gold Awards for dealers you trust

Gold Awards for dealers you trust


dealers go the extra mile to look after you, from pre-delivery checks

to servicing and warranty work. Pictured: winners Jane and Scott Naylor…


Which ’vans are built to last?

Which ’vans are built to last?


you’re about to buy a used motorhome, readers’ votes will help you pick

the best brands. Pictured: winner Rob Kirk of VW Kamper Centre.



Win a weekend package for The Spring


Caravan & Camping Show in March

Win a weekend package for The Spring Caravan & Camping Show in March


lucky couples will win show tickets, a pitch for four nights, with

evening entertainment for three nights, a welcome pack and a courtesy

coach to historic Newark. >>read more


Enjoy our blogs, and share your thoughts!

Enjoy our blogs, and share your thoughts!


should perhaps have paid more attention to the weather forecast on the

radio; in truth, we were much more interested in the wine-tasting

opportunities that lay ahead…’


 Can you guess what got our Sarah

through the night when snow caught her out in France?

>>read more






Kate Taylor, 1 Feb 2013


Read more:

Practical Motorhome 2013 Owner Satisfaction Awards – winners announced

Coast Insurance reports in full here

Meet Britain’s best motorhome dealers here

Direct motorhome sales winners

Best motorhome manufacturers for 2013