Competitive Finance Rates now available

black horse caravan finance with swindon caravans group Swindon, Oxford & Reading Caravans are currently offering competitive finance packages to suit all requirements.  With flexible terms and repayment options, you will be able to holiday as often as you like for one fixed monthly amount.

For the month of June, we are now offering:

6.6% APR when purchasing a new caravan.

7.6% APR when purchasing a used caravan.

Please contact our sales teams for full details.  Your dream caravan might be more affordable than you think.  Offer ends 30th June 2019.

Summer Show 1st – 9th June

Our Summer Show is back and starts on Saturday 1st June across all 3 branches in Swindon, Oxford & Reading.  We’ll have some amazing offers available so make sure you pop along to take advantage of these deals.  Summer is just around the corner so now is the perfect time to exchange your current caravan or indeed start caravanning!

Here’s what we have to offer during our show week:

  • Free BBQ (weekends only) & refreshments available whilst you browse our caravans and accessories.
  • Fantastic discounts across our range of 2019 Lunar, Bailey & Swift caravans.
  • £300 vouchers when you purchase one of our special edition caravans; a 2019 Bailey Ridgeway or 2019 Swift Vogue.
  • Savings of up to £2,000 off selected used caravans.  We have over 100 used caravans for sale!  And still receive either £500 vouchers or a free accessory pack when you purchase, to be spent on any product or service available across our 3 branches.
  • Flexible finance rates will be available throughout the show: 6.6% APR on new caravans & 7.6% on used caravans.
  • We will be offering a free goodie bag to everyone who visits one of our 3 branches (whilst stocks last).
  • There is a free prize draw where 3 lucky winners will win a Kampa Rally Air 400 (RRP £1312.49), Powrtouch Evolution manual motor mover (RRP £1045) or a Cadac Safari Chef Lite RRP £100.  Please enter online (1 online entry per person) and you can also enter in store during the Summer Show up until Sunday 9th June (1 in store entry per person).
  • And finally there will be lots of accessory offers:
    • Elsan blue & pink toilet chemical.  Was £15.98.  Now only £10.
    • Kampa Lusso Milano chair & footrest.  Now only £45 (Swindon  only).
    • Kampa Comfort chair.  Now only £36.99
    • Economy Aquaroll / Kampa Water Stroller (branch dependant).  Was £45.  Now only £38
    • Economy Wastemaster / Kampa Waste Stroller (branch dependant).  Was £45.  Now only £38
    • Kampa /Quest Rotary Airer.  Was £27.50.  Now only £22.50
    • Tow Pro Front towing Covers.  Now only £145
    • Buy a Kampa awning and receive a free roof lining worth up to £90!

Free Prize Draw – Ends 9th June

Our Summer Show: Saturday 1st – Sunday 9th June.

As part of our Summer Show here at Swindon, Oxford & Reading Caravans, we’ve teamed up with some of the leading suppliers in the industry to run a free prize draw.  There are some amazing prizes to be won so enter your details below for your chance to win!

1st Prize:  Kampa Ace Air 400, RRP £1312.49.  Be the envy of the caravan park with this Kampa awning, undoubtedly one of the best on the market.  With double coated weathershield pro fabric, this inflatable awning takes seconds to inflate thanks to Kampa’s one point system.

2nd Prize:  Powrtouch Evolution Manual Motor Mover, RRP £1045.  Powrtouch is the trusted market leader and the winning prize will come complete with a 5 year parts and labour guarantee.  Chick here for more information on motor movers.  Prize does not include fitting.

3rd Prize:  Avtex L218DRS 21.5-inch widescreen 1080 full HD Super Slim LED TV with Freeview HD.  RRP £399.  Avtex manufacture industry leading televisions for the caravan market; you’ll be the envy of everyone on site if you win this fantastic prize.

4rd Prize:  Cadac Safari Chef 2 Lite, RRP £100.  The ideal BBQ for camping or for picnics where pack size and weight is of the essence.  With automatic piezo ignition, this BBQ is perfect for couples or small families.

5th Prize:  Diamondbrite application RRP £499.  Protect your caravan inside and out with a free Diamondbrite which will keep your caravan looking great whilst also maintaining it’s value. (prize is for single axle application, £100 extra for a twin axle).

 

All entries to the draw close 11:59pm Sunday 9th June.  The winners will be announced by email on 12th June.  Only one entry per person online will be accepted although you can also make one extra entry per person to the draw in store during the show week.

Demonstrator Model Sale Now On!

Our demonstrator sale is now on!

We’ve made some huge reductions on our 2019 demonstrator models from leading manufacturers Swift, Bailey & Lunar.  Prices start from £15,095 with savings of up to £4,729!  These offers have now been extended until the end of business on Monday 27th May so please hurry and take advantage of these incredible deals!

View 2019 Swift Caravans – As well as these offers on Swift, order a Vogue by Monday 27th May and receive a FREE Diamond Pack worth £510 on a single axle & £610 on a twin axle.

View 2019 Bailey Caravans

View 2019 Lunar Caravans

Please note these prices only apply to our demonstrator models.  They do not apply to any factory fresh units.  If you require a factory fresh caravan then please call the sales teams today for our best price:

Swindon 01793 772096, Oxford 01844 339566 or Reading 01189 888111

New to Caravanning? Part 6 – Collection Day

Collection Day

The collection day of your new caravan is an important milestone. There is lots to take in and it can be quite overwhelming. With that said, you may wonder what to expect on the big day. There are several steps that you will be guided through to make sure you are happy with your new purchase and in this section, we will give you some idea of what to expect.

Before you arrive

If you are buying your very first caravan, please make sure you bring your drivers licence and your current V5 document for the towing car. We will require this to make the number plate on the caravan.

Also, don’t forget to bring some ID with you and proof of your address if you are purchasing the caravan on finance. If you are not using finance to purchase or have obtained finance elsewhere make sure you have arranged the appropriate method of payment.

Finally, please make sure you arrive at the dealership at your appointment time. This timeslot will have been agreed with you by our sales team prior to collection. In the summer we are very busy, so it is imperative that if there any issues with your appointment you call us as soon as you can.

On the day

Swindon's despatch manager Dean
Swindon’s despatch manager Dean

Once you arrive, make yourself known to the sales team who will then introduce you to the dispatch team.

Our dispatch team will give an in-depth tour of the caravan demonstrating the features and facilities. You will be shown how the caravan works and answering any questions you may have.

We appreciate there is a lot of information to take in, so we will take our time to make sure you understand the various parts of the caravan. You will also notice the caravan will be warm, have fresh water connected and this allows you to see the caravan functioning prior to you leaving.

Once you are happy with the caravan you will be invited to bring your towing car to the caravan and a demonstration of hitching up in a safe and legal manor will be completed.

After the demonstration and tour of the caravan has been completed, the sales team will go through any documentation such as warranty information of any accessories you have had installed and caravan registration.

Depending on how you are funding this purchase, the balance will now be paid. If it’s a finance agreement, the instruction will commence on this date, but if you have already sourced an alternative funding option you will be asked to settle the outstanding balance at this point.

After collection

Once you leave we highly recommend taking your caravan away to a local caravan site for a couple of nights to test the caravan in your own time and space.

Check out this video which follows Dan’s purchase of his new Bailey Ridgeway on collection day:

Collection day can be an overwhelming time and key information can be forgotten. If something isn’t right or you simply cannot recall how something should work, please do give us a call so we can guide you through any issues you may have.

Sometimes things don’t go right, in the next part we will discuss the after sales department, how they can help if something is broken or worn out and what you can expect from us in that instance.

Season Opening Show 15th – 17th March

Welcome to our season opening show which starts on Friday 15th March.  We have some superb offers and savings so why not take advantage and get your new caravan in time for Easter.  We will have some coffee, hot chocolate and cakes available at each branch so if nothing else please pop in for a drink, a bite to eat and a chat!

Below is a selection of the offers available:

New Caravans Offers:

  • Update – massive price reductions across our range of 2019 caravans.  Hurry, these prices can’t last, savings of up to £3,529!
  • Order a 2019 Lunar caravan and receive a FREE Powrtouch motor mover!
  • Update – FREE Powrtouch motor mover offer now includes any 2019 Swift purchased before the end of this weekend!
  • End of season stock clearance.  Save up to £4,978 on the last remaining new 2018 caravans from Bailey, Swift & Lunar.
  • Order now to collect your new caravan in time for Easter.
  • View the 2019 Bailey Ridgeway and 2019 Swift Vogue, our new dealer specials from Bailey & Swift respectively and exclusive to the Swindon Caravans Group.  Enjoy savings of up to £2,750 across the two ranges.
    • Receive a free Bailey Nemesis wheel lock on any Bailey Ridgeway purchased.
  • Great part exchange prices paid for your existing caravan.
  • Affordable finance from 8.6% APR.

Used Caravans Offers:

  • Massive savings on selected used caravans.  We have some great stock arriving after a successful February NEC. 2019 gold and silver owner satisfaction award for new and used caravans
  • Affordable finance from 9.6% APR.  We offer a range of caravan finance options which give you the flexibility to spread the cost of your next luxurious home-from-home.

Huge offers on our range of accessories:

Get ready now in time for the season.  Here’s a selection of the offers available:

  • Receive a free carpet (worth up to £114.99) when you purchase a new Kampa awning.
  • Our in-store Kampa prices are cheaper than online.  Come in or give us a call for more details.
  • Elsan 2L blue & 2L pink toilet chemicals.  Was £15.98, now only £10.
  • Pro-Tec front caravan covers.  Only £170.
  • Fenwicks caravan cleaner.  Was £9.95, now only £5.

We look forward to seeing you.

Award Winners at the 2019 Caravan Owner Satisfaction Awards

2019 gold and silver owner satisfaction award for new and used caravans

We are delighted to announced that the Swindon Caravans Group have been awarded gold and silver awards at the 2019 Owner Satisfaction Awards for supplying dealer of pre-owned & new touring caravans respectively in the UK.

These awards are voted for by our customers so they really mean a lot.  It is a fantastic achievement and backs up the awards won in 2016 & 2017 when we won the categories for best supplying dealer of new & used caravans respectively in the UK.

2019 gold and silver owner satisfaction award for new and used caravans

Thank You for Voting for Us!

We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all of our customers who have used and enjoy the service we provide.  And a special thank you to all those who voted in these awards, it really is appreciated.

Full results of the Owner Satisfaction Survey 2019 can be found in the March Issue of Practical Caravan Magazine or on the Camping & Caravanning Club website at https://www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/helpandadvice/tent-survey/caravan-owner-satisfaction-awards/

Winter Warmer Event – 26th & 27th January

Our winter warmer weekend event will take place on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th January.  Escape the cold and pop into any of our 3 branches to enjoy some hot soup and a roll whilst you browse our selection of new and pre-owned caravans for sale.  We have some great savings and offers available.

The Caravan Show at the NEC is fast approaching and the major manufacturers have already released their show offers:

  • Purchase a 2019 Swift or Lunar caravan and receive a FREE Powrtouch motormover.
  • This offer will apply to all models including our Swift Vogue dealer special (also includes Eccles, Sprite, Challenger, Elegance & Elegance Grande models on Swift and Clubman, Delta, Lexon, Stellar, Quasar, Ariva & Venus on Lunar). If you have a certain model in mind then please check availability with the relevant branch before travelling.
  • Secure the best availability on your new 2019 Swift & Lunar now before the NEC Caravan Show starts.
  • Receive expert advice from our sales teams to help you find a caravan to suit your requirements.

For this weekend we’ll also be offering:

  • Up to £2,000 off selected used caravans across all 3 branches.
  • All used caravans over £7,000 still come with either a free accessory kit or £500 vouchers that can be spent on any product or service across the Swindon Caravans Group.
  • 10% off accessories in the shop (excludes awnings, TVs & gas).
  • £50 off our price on a new Kampa Awning.

We look forward to seeing you.

Free Powrtouch Motor Mover when you buy a 2019 Swift or Lunar

Some of the offers for the NEC Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show (19th – 24th Feb) have already been announced.  Whilst Bailey have remained tight lipped thus far, Swift and Lunar have wasted no time in revealing their hand!

Lunar

If you purchase a new 2019 Lunar caravan before 6pm on Sunday 24th February then you will receive a FREE Powrtouch Evolution manual engage motor mover worth £995 (single axle) or £1195 (twin axle). 

Swift

Similar to the Lunar offer, Swift are also offering a FREE Powrtouch Evolution manual engage motor mover worth £995 (single axle) or £1195 (twin axle) if you purchase a 2019 Vogue, Sprite, Eccles, Challenger and Elegance before 6pm on Sunday 24th February.  A 2019 Basecamp will attract a free Plus Pack worth £715 if ordered before this date.

These are strong offerings so early in the season so be sure to take advantage and order now for best availability so secure your new caravan in time for spring.

Call our sales teams now for more information on all the ranges and offers:  Swindon 01793772096, Oxford 01844339566, Reading 01189888111.

Christmas & New Year Opening Times

Everyone here at Swindon, Oxford & Reading Caravans would like to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Here are our opening times across the festive season:

Workshop & Aftersales departments will be closed from Friday 21st December and will reopen on Wednesday 2nd January.

Sales & Accessory shop opening times:

Saturday 1st – Tuesday 18th December = 9.30am – 5pm Monday to Saturday. 10.30am – 4.30pm on Sundays

Wednesday 19th December – Wednesday 26th December = CLOSED

Thursday 27th December – Sunday 30th December = Open 10.30am – 4.30pm

Monday 31st December – Tuesday 1st January = CLOSED

Wednesday 2nd January onwards = normal winter hours resume. 9.30am – 5pm Monday to Saturday. 10.30am – 4.30pm on Sundays