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Generous Australian Budget has support of RV business

A generous Budget with business incentives and wage subsidies announced on 7 October by the Australian Government aims to give a boost to the country’s business community. Jayco Caravans owner, Gerry Ryan, is reported in The Australian newspaper as saying they will use the budget business incentives to speed up investments and generate more jobs....

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Duvalay announces expansion with move to new £1.2m factory

West Yorkshire based Duvalay – a BBC Dragons’ Den success story – has purchased a new £1.2m factory, as it looks to deliver on its ambitious growth plans. Renowned for its sleep products across the home and leisure markets, the company has purchased a four-acre site on Station Lane in Heckmondwike in response to rising demand across...

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The 2021 Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show to be postponed

In response to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic and the recent government announcements It is with regret that NCC Events announces the postponement of the 2021 Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show, scheduled to take place from 23-28 February 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham. The organisers say that the decision has been made due to the...

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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...