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  1. Agreed - nothing like appalling weather outside when you're cosy inside I'm looking forward to some snow - very much a winter person - although it does mean that I'm likely to be snowed in again. My bridle-path driveway is not conducive to non-tractor vehicle movement in more than 6 inches of snow...possibly time to stock up on canned goods soon
  2. West Yorkshire motorhome manufacturers, Wellhouse Leisure and iH Motorhomes, have both proudly reported record sales following some great new model launches at the 2013 Motorhome & Caravan Show. Both manufacturers have also learned that their new models have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2014 Motorhome Awards in Which Motorhome and MMM magazines, with the results to be announced in December. Wellhouse Leisure have announced that their new model - the first UK conversion based on the new Ford Tourneo Custom - will be called the Wellhouse Ford Terrier. Also great for everyday use with its compact size, the Wellhouse Ford Terrier features an elevating roof, kitchen with fridge, sink and cooker, and can seat five people. The Terrier is available from £39,500; high standard spec includes front and rear parking sensors, air conditioning, Bluetooth, heated driver’s seat and rear privacy glass. According to Wellhouse Leisure's managing director David Elliott: ‘We’ve worked really hard to be the first UK company to launch a campervan conversion on the new Ford, so I’m delighted with the sales of our new Ford Terrier, as well as our other successful campervan, the Hyundai i800 camper, at the show. This means we can keep the factory in full production, and may even take on an apprentice.’ Conversion specialists iH Motorhomes launched a range of innovations at the NEC, including a vivid, lime-green version of its new N-Class range. The N-Class features a convenient caravan-style door(as opposed to the usual sliding side door), a new GRP rear panel with window and large, motorhome-style ‘garage’ for storage rather than twin rear doors. Arguably the most exciting new model, however, is iH Motorhome’s N630 SL, featuring a side slide-out section to create extra living space. iH Motorhomes MD Ian Hartley said: ‘Launching so many new models meant our stand was the busiest ever, and we’re delighted that this has translated into record sales at a show, and a bulging order book to keep us extra busy over the coming months.’
  3. Bailey will be displaying their brand new Compact Approach Motorhome at the Motorhome & Caravan Show at Birmingham's NEC (15th-20th October 2013). The exterior measures just 5.99m in length by 2.15m in width, but with an internal headroom of up to 6'9". The idea is to combine the practicalities of a van conversion (lower running costs, easier maneuverability etc) with comfort, space and flexibility of a coachbuilt motorhome. The Approach Compact is powered by a 2.2 Hdi 130 bhp engine with a 6-speed manual gearbox sat inside a Peugeot Boxer Euro 5 cab. Fully adjustable front swivel seats for driver and passenger, opening sunroofs, cab air conditioning and cruise control are all standard features. The new, ultra-low profile and lightweight AL-KO AMC chassis offers better weight distribution weight distribution to help improve holding and braking. It also allows for heavier user payloads. The bodyshell is built using the Bailey patented Alu-Tech construction system, complete with a GRP outer skin and under floor protection, to create a leisure vehicle which is more robust, more durable and yet lighter than those manufactured using conventional methods to offer greater resistance against the elements to keep owners comfortable safe and secure all year round. An Alde radiator heating system with a digital control panel is included as standard which, combined with the Alu-Tech bodyshell's thermal performance, allows for comfortable year-round use. Two layout options are available - the 2-berth Compact 520 features a front lounge, central kitchen and washroom, with a raised rear fixed double bed with garage storage underneath. The 4-berth Compact 540 has a full width end washroom, a central kitchen and a coverable front lounge with a drop down double bed located above. More details can be found on Bailey's website, or by chatting with the Bailey team directly at the Motorhome & Caravan Show on stand 19-29, hall 19, where the Approach Compact will be making its debut. Display models will be arriving at Approved Bailey Retailers soon after the Show. Full product information including a 360 degree product tour of each model will go live on www.baileyofbristol.co.uk in the week beginning 7th October.
  4. Welcome! Good to have you here - enjoy the forum.
  5. Welcome to Motorhome Talk Bob Looking forward to your input. Nick
  6. Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing some pics / hearing some tales. Have a fab time in the MH, fingers crossed for some decent weather for you
  7. Welcome to Motorhome Talk I hope you get a lot out of the forum; give us a shout if you need any help.
  8. Welcome to Motorhome Talk! Do forgive the late response; we've been up at the Autumn Show in Newark and only just got back into the office and re-organised everything I hope you enjoy the forum - looking forward to your input. Nick
  9. 2014 Elddis Aspire motorhomes The high-spec-as-standard Elddis Aspire range of motorhomes features new 275 and 205 layouts for 2014, the latter measuring in at under 6m in length allowing increased maneuverability. As with all 2014 Elddis motorhomes and caravans, SoLiD Construction has been used for all Aspire models, meaning that they come backed by Elddis’ 10 year water ingress warranty. The exteriors of the 2014 Aspire motorhomes feature a protective GRP underskin, distinctive silver GRP sides and alloy wheels, while the interior spec has been designed to allow regular users to experience home comforts whilst away. Craftsman-built cabinetry, an 18” flat-screen LED TV, stereo system, a kitchen with a built in microwave and dual-fuel hob and a 90l water tank are all standard. Touch screen control ALDE central heating and a washroom with a fully-lined shower cubicle add to the homely feel. Elddis’ Belts=Berths policy is observed across the Aspire range, meaning that all occupants travel safely. The Aspire motorhomes are powered by a 2.2 Peugeot turbo diesel engine generating 130bhp with a 6-speed gearbox. Cab air conditioning, cruise control and an reversing camera all add to driving ease and comfort. Layouts Pricing Aspire 205 - £44,999 Aspire 255 - £48,999 Aspire 265 / 275 - £49,999 2014 Elddis Aspire 255 preview… 2014 Elddis Aspire preview video
  10. The best-selling Elddis Autoquest motorhome range offers a large choice of options, with a new 195 layout for 2014. As with all other Elddis caravans and motorhomes, the 2014 Autoquest range is built using Elddis’ SoLiD Construction, backed up by a 10 year water ingress warranty. Adhering to the Elddis Belts=Berths policy, all potential Autoquest occupants are catered for with a seatbelt. The new sky view rooflight helps provide a light and airy atmosphere, complimented by the warmth of the new interior colour scheme. Further domestic touches are added with the craftsman-built cabinetry, dovetail joints for drawer strength, and a kitchen with a 3-burner hob and separate oven and grill. The 4kw Whale blown air heating system runs on gas and electric, and on-board water needs are catered for by the 90l water tank and 13l Whale water heater. The 2014 Autoquests are powered by a 2.2 Peugeot turbo diesel engine generating 130bhp, with cab air conditioning, passenger airbag and cruise control all available as part of the improved Lux Pack option. The Lux Pack also features an electric step and Midi Heki rooflight. Potential puncture problems have also been considered; a spare wheel and full size spare wheel carrier are fitted as standard. Layouts Pricing Autoquest 115 - £33,299 Autoquest 140 - £33,299 Autoquest 145 - £33,299 Autoquest 155 - £33,299 Autoquest 165 - £33,299 Autoquest 175 / 195 - £33,299 Autoquest 180 - £33,299 2014 Elddis Autoquest 115 preview... 2014 Autoquest preview video
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