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Survey of holiday park sector – your last chance to take part!

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Many Caravan Industry readers will be aware of the major research being carried out this year into the impact of the holiday-park sector on the UK economy, funded by the Economic Impact Research Group (the BH&HPA, the Camping and Caravanning Council, the Caravan and Motorhome Council and the NCC).  Both individual parks and groups in all four countries have been contacted by the EIRG to encourage them to take part – as with all research, the more information gathered, the more robust will be the output!  

Such a UK-wide survey has not been done before and the report will be of significant importance not just to the sector as a whole, but potentially also to individual parks when applying for planning permission.  

Willerby welcomed to the GoldShield Manufacturer’s 10 year Warranty Scheme

Willerby Goldshield

Willerby, the UK’s largest manufacturer of holiday homes and lodges, is the most recent manufacturer to be accepted onto the GoldShield Warranty Scheme for residential park homes.

The market-leading GoldShield warranty scheme covers inherent defects in the structure of new park homes for up to ten years and is provided and administered on behalf of the manufacturers and the NCC, the industry’s trade body.

Park Homes by Willerby is a lifestyle brand, offering affordable living and unique designs, manufactured to clients’ needs, offering exceptional quality and bespoke specification. 

Lesko Modular Group Ltd

Lesko Modular Group Ltd

Following on from our success at the Stoneleigh Glamping Show 2017 and the NEC Holiday Park Innovation Show 2017, Rubi Modular are delighted to announce that as of May 1st 2018 they have joined the ever growing Lesko Modular Group Ltd.

Having undergone an eye-catching corporate rebrand, we are sincerely proud and excited to announce the NEW Leisure Division,

Production is steadily underway in our 100,000 sq. ft factory in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Which includes two production lines manufacturing our Leisure & Glamping Units. Glamping has really begun to take off in the UK and all over the world. Our pods are welcoming holiday makers all over the country.

Please register your interest for our upcoming OPEN DAYs on July 27th& 28th 2018!  

Caravan and motorhome show raises £766 for RNLI

Caravan and motorhome show raises £766 for RNLI

Customers attending this year’s successful West Midlands Caravan, Motorhome and Destinations Show 2018 in Shrewsbury helped to raise £766.30 for the RNLI.

Held at Salop Leisure’s headquarters from April 28 to May 7, the UK’s largest free caravan exhibition showcased the latest 2018 models from leading manufacturers. In addition, the event introduced visitors to three distinct holiday destinations – Mid Wales Coast, Inland Mid Wales and the Heart of England.

During the show’s two weekends, RNLI volunteers provided teas and coffees to customers for Salop Leisure in return for receiving donations to the life-saving charity.

Hundreds of new customers attended and placed orders for caravan holiday homes, luxury lodges, motorhomes and touring caravans.

Maxview Launches Remora 40 Suction Mount Satellite TV Kit

satellite tv dish by Maxview

Is the reception in touring caravans driving your guests to distraction? If interference is their nemesis, then this clever piece of kit could be the answer to this caravan conundrum. Maxview have just launched the Remora 40 – the ideal portable solution for receiving satellite TV in motorhomes, caravans, HGVs, van conversions and many other mobile vehicles and applications. 

How Automower can solve your caravan park grass issues

Automower 520

The green space at your caravan park is no doubt your pride and joy – and a huge draw to families who want to be surrounded by grass where they can eat, play and relax. But how much time and money is spent on maintaining turf? Husqvarna – the Swedish brand which started off in the 1600s making shotguns, and today also sells under the  brands FlymoGardenaWeed Eater and McCulloch among others – launched its first robotic lawnmower 23 years ago and the brand is proving popular for groundskeepers tasked with taking care of acres of lawn.

Caravan park gets electrical refurbishment - Caravan Industry & Park Operator

electrical refurbishment Rolec

A holiday park has had an electrical refurbishment thanks to specialist utility contractor Rolec Services, which installed high-voltage supplies and a park-wide lighting system.

The electrical refurbishment contract at Inverbeg Holiday Park, a site located on the banks of Loch Lomond in Scotland, was issued by Luss Estates directly to Rolec and included the design and installation of:

Visitors flock to the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018

Over 90,000 visitors flock to the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018

The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018 finished on 25 February after welcoming 90,107 through the doors of Birmingham’s NEC over the six-day exhibition. On Saturday alone 23,137 ticket holders visited the show, with visitors including families enjoying a day out during half-term holidays. 

Key exhibitors confirmed a strong February event. “It was a tremendous event for Swift and the show continues to grow in importance,” said Nick Page, Swift Group Commercial Director. “Overall sales were very strong across the entire portfolio with standout performances on motorhomes and holiday homes. We were delighted that the launch of Swift Sprite Super at the show attracted considerable interest, generating a real buzz and a very encouraging level of retail sales.”

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.