Sophisticated thieves pose new problem for caravan and motorhome industry

Sophisticated thieves pose new problem for caravan and motorhome industry

The emergence of more sophisticated thieves may be rendering many conventional trackers ineffective, with the caravan and motorhome industry particularly vulnerable, according to telematics expert In-car Cleverness.

The increasing prevalence of advanced equipment, including scanners able to detect traditional tracking units, has meant some criminals can easily remove traditional trackers and clone the vehicle’s identity, making stolen vehicles nearly untraceable.

As a result, caravan and motorhome retail and rental businesses – which often use conventional trackers to safeguard their vehicles from theft – may emerge as the latest targets for sophisticated vehicle thieves.

Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018

Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018,

11,502 visitors flock to opening day of the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018

The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018, the UK’s largest showcase of leisure vehicles, tents and camping accessories is officially open. Taking over five halls of Birmingham’s NEC from today until Sunday 25 February, over 370 exhibitors join under one roof.

Officially opening the event and welcoming over 11,500 visitors, wildlife presenter Gordon Buchanan was joined on stage by Matt Allwright and famed chef Paul Da Costa Greaves. Following the opening, the winner of a new Hillside Leisure VW campervan, courtesy of the show, was presented with the keys to her new home-from-home.

Tips for planning your first family camping trip

first family camping trip

If you love to be outdoors, there's no better family holiday than camping. There's a real sense of freedom and adventure, it’s a brilliant family bonding activity, and it’s often much cheaper than a vacation overseas. A holiday spent getting closer to nature is a great way to instil a love of the great outdoors in your kids, too.

The key to success with a camping trip is good preparation and planning. So, if you want to have a great holiday, it’s essential that you think carefully about your destination, your equipment, and your journey. Read on to learn four of the most important things you'll need to consider before you set off on your adventure.

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Caravan industry gearing up for another busy year

Caravan industry

As caravan parks across the Mid Wales and the Heart of England prepare to reopen on March 1, a leading Shropshire-based leisure company says there are positive early signs of another busy season ahead.

Tony Bywater, chairman of Salop Leisure, which has caravan and motorhome sales centres in Shrewsbury, Machynlleth and Stourport-on-Severn, believes “staycationing” is still as popular as ever with the British public.

“We were a bit concerned about the impact of the wet end to last summer, but the disappointing weather has not dampened enthusiasm for caravan holiday homes, motorhomes and touring caravans which allow people to get away whenever they wish to a location of their choice,” he said.

Caravanning with your dog


How to plan the perfect caravan trip with your dogs

Every owner will agree that their dogs are a big part of the family. But, when it comes to holidays, it can often be a challenge to arrange one that is pet-friendly. With trips overseas ruled out, many people will find themselves looking a lot closer to home for a break their dog can enjoy too.

Thankfully, with some careful consideration, a caravan trip can be a fun time for all the family, the dog included. In this article, we'll give you some top tips for planning the perfect trip with your furry friend, so read on to find out more.

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Installed Music Systems Hitting The Right Note With Customers

Installed Music Systems Hitting The Right Note With Customers

Static caravan manufacturers can satisfy the growing demands of music loving consumers by equipping their premium models with integrated high performance audio solutions previously only used in luxury buildings. That is the message from Paul Hilditch, Brand Manager at Systemline, who has seen a huge uplift in sales as the caravan and static home industry looks to meet the needs of the increasingly tech-savvy customer. 

Caravan industry gearing up for another busy year

Caravan industry gearing up for another busy year

A natural swimming pool at the heart of a luxury £6.5 million caravan touring and glamping resort in Shrewsbury has won an international award.

The state-of-the-art swimming pool at the Love2Stay resort at Emstrey, Shrewsbury was installed by Hereford-based Poolscape Ltd who collected the BIOTOP Frogking 2017 award for natural swimming pools at a ceremony held in Rotterdam.

Love2Stay is owned by Salop Leisure, one of the UK’s premier caravan and leisure companies. The resort, situated on 22 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, offers visitors a luxurious natural retreat, with accommodation in either glamping Safari style lodges or 120 touring caravan pitches.

Investment into Verdant leisure

Verdant leisure continues investment drive with the acquisition of eighth leisure park
Verdant Leisure has announced the acquisition of its eighth leisure park. Scoutscroft Holiday Centre in the Scottish Borders is the fourth holiday park purchase in the last 18 months for the bespoke leisure park operator. Scoutscroft is just one mile from Coldingham Bay Leisure Park, the site Verdant Leisure purchased in early 2017.