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Whale appoints Nova Leisure as aftermarket distributor

Whale has announced that Nova Leisure has been appointed as a new aftermarket distributor for Whale RV products in the UK, effective from July 2020. Nova Leisure offers an extensive portfolio of complementary RV products, supplying motorhome and caravan dealers, manufacturers, repairers and workshops through a nationwide distribution network. Mark Walmsley of Whale commented: “This...

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Lippert promotes slide-outs in new motorhome campaign

Lippert Components is to promote slide outs for motorhomes and campervans in a new campaign aimed at educating motorhomers across Europe about the benefits of slide-out systems. In the US, these features are common across motorhomes, caravans and fifth wheel trailers. However, in Europe, their use is more limited. Lippert, which makes the Smart Room 2.0...

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Thetford and Thule attack Chinese market

Thetford and Thule RV Products are to start a distribution partnership in the Chinese RV market. Both companies “have a shared ambition to claim pole position in their product range in China” and are aiming at sustainable growth of their businesses in the country. Stéphane Cordeille, CEO at Thetford, states: ’We believe in a solid...

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Police force uses VIN CHIP™ to fight caravan and motorhome theft

Police force uses VIN CHIP™ to fight caravan and motorhome theft

Cheshire Constabulary is using a new tool to aid the force’s fight against caravan and motorhome thieves. The VIN CHIP™ anti-theft identification system enables officers to scan a touring caravan or motorhome from up to 15 metres away to see if it has been reported as stolen and find out who the registered owner is....

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Motorhomes boom shows no signs of slowing

Post-lockdown sales of motorhomes have more than doubled as the UK staycation season peaks according to Ross Edwards, managing director at specialist luxury motorhome dealer Erwin Hymer Centre Travelworld. He said the recent spike in sales was by far the most prominent he had witnessed in his 25 years in the industry. The surge in interest...

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Thetford sets date for online launches, as it withdraws from 2020 shows

Thetford has said it will “share our latest news about our new product launches” on Tuesday September 9th, 10.00 – 11.00 hrs (CET).  This second Thetford Online Event will enable the industry to “join from wherever you are … to learn about the introduction of an innovative refrigerator line, several extensions of our additive portfolio...

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Caravan Guard & Leisuredays go for the double at UK Broker Awards 2020

Caravan Guard & Leisuredays go for the double at UK Broker Awards 2020

Insurance specialists Caravan Guard, incorporating Leisuredays, has been shortlisted in two categories at this year’s UK Broker Awards. The caravan and motorhome insurance specialists have been named as finalists in the Customer Service Award and Personal Lines Broker of the Year categories. The awards are planned to be held in London in September and celebrate...

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Bailey of Bristol implements the first phase of its COVID-secure return to work programme

Bailey of Bristol implements the first phase of its COVID-secure return to work programme

Bailey of Bristol announces it is re-opening parts of its business Extensive range of new working practices have been implemented to ensure the working environment is fully COVID-19-secure Decision means Bailey can now begin dispatching finished caravans and motorhomes to retailers in England to begin satisfying customer orders Key departments, including Finance, Sales, Marketing &...

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NCC TRAINING ACADEMY PARTNERS WITH LINCOLNSHIRE FOR FREE ONLINE COURSES

As part of a rapid response to Covid-19 and the cessation of classroom-based training, the NCC Training Academy, in an exciting partnership with Greater Lincolnshire LEP, is offering selected online courses to yourself and your staff.  These are on a fully funded basis through the Coastal Communities Fund. This is a pilot project that will be available initially on...