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Latest industry insights and press releases from the Winchester Caravans team

  • Discover the new 2022 Swift caravan ranges!

    Swift have relaunched the legendary Conqueror for 2022 - a range that Swift first launched in 1990 with production continuing for 28 years. It has enjoyed a four-year rest and is now back with a bang! In addition to this, the Elegance has undergone large-scale specification changes for 2022, with minor changes to the Challenger and Sprite ranges as well.

    The original Conqueror was one of most popular ranges of its time and this popularity is set to continue second time round. The range has a great new look; modern and sleek in design with a hi-spec and premium quality feel. It’s impressive features include high gloss lockers, atmospheric lighting, panoramic front sunroof and modern washroom boasting plenty of storage.

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  • Come along to our Model Preview Weekend on 29-31 October!

    We’re hosting a Model Preview Weekend on 29-31 October to showcase some of the new models from the 2022 Swift and Bailey caravan ranges which are available to order now!

    Drop into our showroom on Main Road, Colden Common anytime from 10am on Friday 29 October until closing on Sunday 31 October (4pm) to take a closer look. We will have a range of models on display from both the Swift and Bailey collections, and you’ll be able to take a good look inside and compare the different options.

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  • Discover the new 2022 Bailey Unicorn range!

    The new 2022 Bailey Unicorn range launched in July and now as the new season starts to take off, it's attracting a lot of interest! Bailey of Bristol hosted a rooftop reception to celebrate the new range and even craned a Unicorn Vigo to the top of One New Change to act as a stunning centrepiece for the event!

    Winchester Caravans and Motorhomes Managing Director James Southwood and Sales Manager James Mainwaring attended the event, which took place on Wednesday 29 September. The event provided guests with the opportunity to learn more about the Unicorn range and take a look inside the four-berth Vigo model, all whilst enjoying a great view of St Paul’s Cathedral by night.

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  • The rules for towing a trailer or caravan with a car are changing this autumn...

    The rules for towing a trailer or caravan with a car are changing this autumn. The changes will mean that anyone who passed their driving test after 1 January 1997 will be permitted to tow trailers (or caravans) up to 3,500kg MAM (maximum authorised mass) without having to take a separate test.

    Under previous rules, those who passed their standard driving test between 1 January 1997 and 18 January 2013 were allowed to drive a car or van up to 3,500kg MAM towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM (up to 4,250kg in total) or tow a trailer over 750kg MAM, as long as it is no more than the unladen weight of the towing vehicle (up to 3,500kg in total).

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  • Combatting supply chain delays with great customer service

    As the pandemic continues to impact the global supply chain, we too are feeling the effects of this on-going issue. We’re doing all we can to offset any delays that are being caused by the continuing difficulties in getting hold of parts and are keeping our customers in the loop to ensure they are informed every step of the way.

    Many of our suppliers are finding it extremely difficult to get hold of the raw materials and essential components that are needed to make spare parts, which does unfortunately mean that some delays are unavoidable.

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  • COVID update: what happens after 19 July?

    company news

    Although most of the COVID rules will end on Monday 19 July 2021, we’ll be keeping some measures in place on our premises to ensure the continual safety of our customers and staff and so that everyone feels comfortable as we adjust back to ‘normal’ living.

    With infection rates on the rise again, we feel it is important to remain vigilant so we plan to retain some measures and make others optional whilst the vaccination programme continues to be rolled out.

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  • We’re reopening our doors on Monday 12 April!

    company news / servicing / shop

    We’re pleased to announce that we are reopening our showroom, accessory shop and workshop to the general public on Monday, in line with government guidelines.

    We will still be taking every precaution to ensure the continuing safety of our valued customers and staff, with many measures remaining in place for the foreseeable future. Our prominent floor markings illustrate the 2m spacing so that customers can identify and retain their personal space at all times on our premises.

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  • Swift Live February 2021

    If you’re anything like us, you’re really missing the usual calendar of leisure vehicle industry events, whether it’s looking at the season’s product ranges or getting inspired.

    Luckily however, Swift Group is bringing us Swift Live, a sensational new online event opening Thursday 11th February 11am Bringing you unique access to expert advice, inspiration and a virtual showroom, all from the comfort of your sofa, Swift Live will be an immersive experience combining lifestyle and practical usership content with product exhibitions and more.

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  • Say hello to the new 2021 ranges from Bailey and Swift!

    Production is now in full swing on the new 2021 Bailey and Swift ranges, welcome news to many caravanners who have been patiently awaiting these. We’re already taking orders so get in touch soon to ensure you don’t miss out!

    When the coronavirus pandemic swept our nation in the spring, the lockdown period that followed meant caravan production had to stop. The factories closed for over four months, with the remainder of the planned 2020 builds having to be abandoned. This led to a shortage of caravans over the summer period when showrooms reopened, and these shortages may continue into 2021 as social distancing measures and reduced staff numbers will leave manufacturers unable to produce as many vehicles as usual.

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  • We’re now an official new Bailey motorhome dealership!

    Winchester Caravans and Motorhomes are now an official dealer of new Bailey Motorhomes and are looking forward to taking delivery of some show models soon.

    Bailey of Bristol approached Winchester Caravans and Motorhomes to ask if we’d like to stock their new motorhome range and we decided that it was a good time to get on board. Since we started stocking pre-owned motorhomes in January, our knowledge of them has grown and we are keen to expand our offering to include both new and pre-owned models. We expect to be selling a 50/50 split of each to ensure that we have a range of options for our customers.

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  • Practical Caravan Owner Satisfaction Survey 2021 - we want your feedback!

    The Practical Caravan Owner Satisfaction Survey 2021 is now open so we’re asking all customers who have purchased a new or pre-owned caravan from us since 1 January 2017 to complete the survey so we can use the feedback to ensure the best possible customer service going forward.

    The survey closes on Saturday 31 October 2020. The results from the survey will inform the Practical Caravan Owner Satisfaction Awards 2021, where the highest achieving manufacturers and dealerships will be recognised for their high levels of customer satisfaction.

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  • Our online shop is live!

    We are excited to announce that we have launched our new online shop, with some of our most popular products now able to be bought online. You’re now able to visit our website to buy your caravanning and camping favourites with the click of a button!

    The website currently has a range of our most popular items available, with new items being added every week. It is hoped that eventually, all of the products available in our on-site shop - over 10,000 products - will all be able to be purchased online at www.winchestercaravans.co.uk/accessories.

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  • We’re reopening - see you soon!

    company news

    Following Government guidance, we are pleased to announce that we will be reopening our doors on Monday 1 June and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to our showroom, workshop and accessory shop.

    We have spent the last few weeks putting various measures in place to ensure the health and safety of our customers and staff and that the continuing social distancing rules can be observed fully. We’ve installed prominent floor markings to illustrate the 2m spacing to ensure customers can retain their personal space at all times on our premises.

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  • New measures to ensure health and safety on-site

    company news / advice / sales / servicing / shop

    Our top priority is the health and safety of our staff and customers. In order to continue to limit the spread of the Coronavirus whilst ensuring business continuity, we have decided to implement some stringent changes to the way we interact with customers and colleagues until the risk is alleviated.

    Please read through the new procedures below, which we’ve put in place to protect staff and customers alike.

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  • Adding motorhome servicing to our repertoire...

    company news / servicing

    Winchester Caravans and Motorhomes are now pleased to be offering motorhome servicing from our well-equipped, NCC-approved workshop. Our experienced and qualified fitters will work on the motorhomes to ensure an exceptional job is done every time.

    The addition of this service means that alongside motorhome sales, which kicked off in January, we can be a one-stop-shop for all your motorhome needs. We are growing our stock of quality, low-mileage, pre-owned motorhomes and can now service them too!

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  • Best Supplying Dealer of New Caravans 2020

    Winchester Caravans and Motorhomes have been crowned the Best Supplying Dealer of New Caravans in the 2020 Owner Satisfaction Awards, which were announced at the annual Camping and Caravanning Club industry dinner on Thursday.

    This is one of the most coveted awards and is proof of the high levels of customer service that Winchester Caravans and Motorhomes are providing their customers with. They primarily deal with the sale of new Swift and Bailey caravans as well as a range of other pre-owned caravan brands, motorhomes and VW campervans in addition to accessories and awnings.

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  • New year, new offerings! Now stocking a range of motorhomes and VW campers in addition to caravans!

    company news

    Winchester Caravans are pleased to announce that they are now trading as Winchester Caravans and Motorhomes and in line with this are offering pre-owned motorhomes and VW campervans for sale from their Colden Common showroom.

    They will be expanding their stock of motorhomes throughout January and February with the goal of holding around a dozen in stock at any one time. Providing customers with top quality, low mileage motorhomes will be the primary aim.

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  • Come see us at the Motorhome and Caravan show!

    Winchester Caravans will be attending the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2019 at the NEC in Birmingham from 15-20 October, so plan your visit and pop in to find out what we can offer you!!

    Our sales team will be stationed on the Swift and Bailey stands and on hand to talk you through anything you’d like to know. The show is the first national viewing of the 2020 ranges and will give customers the chance to view the various new models and explore the features of the new caravans for themselves.

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  • Practical Caravan Owner Satisfaction Survey 2020 - have your say!

    The Practical Caravan Owner Satisfaction Survey 2020 is now open and Winchester Caravans are asking all customers who have purchased a new or pre-owned caravan from them since 1 January 2016 to complete the survey so they can use the feedback to ensure the best possible customer service in the future.

    The survey closes at 23:59 on Sunday 20 October. The results from the survey will inform the Practical Caravan Owner Satisfaction Awards 2020, where the highest achieving manufacturers and dealerships will be recognised for their high levels of customer satisfaction.

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  • Bailey launches new 2020 range!

    company news / new caravans

    The new Bailey 2020 caravan range launched last week and Winchester Caravans will soon have a selection of models on site to give our customers the opportunity to view the various models and options available.

    Customers who are interested in the new 2020 models are invited to browse the range online and then pop into the showroom to chat through their options with our friendly sales team, who will be on hand to provide further information.

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  • Winchester Caravans become official Swift dealer

    company news / new caravans

    Winchester Caravans are pleased to announce that they are now an official Swift dealer, with the new 2020 range of caravans launching this week.

    The partnership between the two companies kicked off on 1 September, with various models being delivered to the showroom throughout the month for viewing.

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If you have a story to tell, send us an email (marketing@winchestercaravans.com) and you could see yourself published on one of our blog or news articles. We want to hear about your journey!

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