January Clearance Weekend 25th & 26th

Welcome to the new season at the Swindon Caravans Group.  Our January Clearance sale is now on!  As part of our January promotions, we’d like to invite you all to our open weekend on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th January across all 3 branches in Swindon, Oxford & Reading.  There will be free soup, rolls and cakes available to keep you warm whilst you browse the fantastic offers available across our range of caravans and motorhomes.  Here’s what you can expect:


  • Well over 300 new & used caravans to view across all 3 branches.  We’re sure to have something to suit your budget and requirements.
  • Come and see what’s new for 2020; the Bailey Discovery & Alicanto; The Swift Challenger X; and of course our 2020 Bailey Ridgeway and Swift Vogue special editions.
  • No sensible offer refused on our last few remaining 2019 models from Swift, Lunar & Bailey already at massive discounts.  Save as much as £6,229.
2019 Clubman SB. Now only £19,995. Save £6,229!!!
2019 Swift Elegance 580. Now only £25,495. Save £4,775!!!
2019 Lunar Quasar 570. Now only £21,495. Save £3,500!!!
2019 Bailey Ridgeway 642. Now only £18,495. Save £2,669!!!


  • New for this season you can now view both new & used motorhomes at the Reading Caravan & Motorhome Centre.
  • We have new Bailey motorhomes, displaying their 3 ranges; Autograph, Alliance & Advance.
  • We accept both caravans and motorhomes in part exchange.

Accessory Offers:

  • Fantastic awning displays at all 3 branches, showcasing the latest Kampa awnings.
  • Superb range of products, everything you need to get started this season.
  • Here’s a selection of offers available (weekend of 25th/26th and in branch only):
    • Elsan 2L Blue & 2L Pink double pack.  Was £15.98, now only £10.
    • Fenwicks Caravan Cleaner.  Was £9.95, now only £6.
    • Adjustable wash brush.  Was £13.99, now only £10.
    • Universal mains water adapter.  Was £29.99, now only £20.


Free Giveaway

Careful……We’re feeling generous!
With Winter just around the corner we thought it would be a good idea to run a free competition giveaway to win a wash brush, moisture trap and Fenwicks Over Wintering exterior protector.  These prizes, worth £30, should help if and when you decide to put your caravan away for the Winter months.
How to enter? Simply subscribe to our email database and you’ll be automatically entered in to the draw.  If you haven’t already done so then please click here.
The draw will take place on Friday 29th November when the 3 lucky winners will be announced.
Good luck!!

Caravan & Motorhome Show 15th – 20th October 2019

The 2019 Caravan & Motorhome Show at the NEC starts on Tuesday 15th October!  Be one of the first to see all the new and exclusive caravan launches for the 2020 season from all the major suppliers including Swift & Bailey.  

Our sales team will be there, wearing their customary and identifiable green shirts!  If you’re visiting the show then please come and say hello.  You could always call them on their mobile if you’d prefer to make an appointment so they can spend time showing you the new ranges and of course give you a price.

On the Bailey stand:

  • Call Alistair Cruickshanks (Oxford branch) 07422 666546, Simon Barnett-Higgins (Reading branch) 07421 559493 or Steve Watts (Swindon branch) 07421 719883 for more information on anything Bailey at the show.  All three will be on the Bailey stand at the NEC.
  • If you’re unable to make it to the NEC then pop into any of our 3 branches where a sales person will be happy to talk you through the Bailey range, the current availability and prices.  Paul Hopkins & Tina Murray (Swindon), Lewis Sirett & Joe Flint (Oxford) and Simon Clark (Reading) will be working at their respective branches for the duration of the show.

On the Swift stand:

  • Call Andy Parker (Swindon branch) 07421 034539 or Lee Matthews (Swindon branch) 07421 032316 who are at the show on the Swift stand and available to discuss the following offers (see below) as well as the latest availability and our best price.
  • The Swift offers are also available in branch until Sunday 20th October so please call Paul Hopkins & Tina Murray (Swindon), Lewis Sirett & Joe Flint (Oxford) or Simon Clark (Reading) who are working at their respective branches for the duration of the show.

Swift are currently offering the following if you order a new 2020 Swift caravan before Sunday 20th October:

  • Cashback to the value of £1250 when you purchase a 2020 Elegance or Elegance Grande
  • Cashback to the value of £1000 when you purchase a 2020 Eccles, EcclesX, Challenger or ChallengerX
  • Cashback to the value of £750 when you purchase a 2020 Vogue, Sprite or Sprite Super
  • Free Vango Airbeam awning worth £925 when you purchase a 2020 Basecamp.

Please Vote – Owner Satisfaction Awards 2020

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

We would be appreciative if you could offer us some important feedback, to help us improve our service and product offering in the future. It should only take a few minutes to complete.
If you like what we have to offer – our choice of new & used caravans, awnings, accessories, workshop facilities and customer care – then we would appreciate your vote.
Thank you once again for your continued support from everyone here at Swindon, Oxford & Reading Caravans. In 2019 the group won gold again as a supplying dealer for pre-owned caravans in the UK, having won the award outright in 2017.  In 2016 we won the best supplying dealer of new caravans in the country.  It would be great if we could replicate either of those feats and achieve gold once again.

End Of Season Summer Sale Now on

With the 2019 touring caravan season drawing to a close at the end of the month, now is the time to secure an absolute bargain on our incredible range of new caravans from Bailey, Swift & Lunar.

We need to make space for the new 2020 models coming through next month so are currently offering some fantastic savings across all ranges.  Our aim is to offer some of the best prices in the UK.  If you can find a better price then let us know and we’ll do our utmost to match it or better still beat it!

Here are some of the headline offers.  Click the links below for more information:

Bailey – enjoy savings of up to £3,519 across the range, prices start from as little as £16,799.  We have also just reduced the last remaining models on our Ridgeway dealer special which now start from only £16,995!

Lunar – we are currently selling a Lunar Clubman for under £21,000 which represents incredible value.  Sales have been strong since we reduced the price as part of our Summer Sale so you’ll need to hurry!

Swift – prices start from £16,550 across our range of Swift caravans.  As with the Ridgeway, we have also reduced the last remaining units of our Swift Vogue dealer special where you can enjoy savings of up to £3,369 with prices from £17,395.

Part Exchange Prices:

We are currently running low on pre-owned stock.  With this in mind, if you have a caravan to part-exchange, we will be doing our very best to offer you an amazing price!

For more information on any of the savings & offers in our Summer Sale then please call our sales teams today:

Swindon 01793 772096 (option 1)

Oxford 01844 339566 (option 1)

Reading 01189 888111 (option1)

Lunar Statement

We have been informed by Lunar that they have placed the business into Administration as of Tuesday 16th July 2019.
At this stage, we understand that they are discussing options with the Administrators to rescue the business through its sale as a going concern.  We have had no further communication from Lunar but can confirm the following policy has been put in place by Swindon, Oxford & Reading Caravans to support our customers:
  • Swindon, Oxford & Reading Caravans will continue to support existing warranty claims on all faults reported under the Lunar Warranty. Any customer who already has work being carried out or booked in should attend site as agreed to collect or drop off their caravan. Parts and Labour covered by the warranty to be provided at no additional charge.
  • For all outstanding claims, we will endeavour to source spare parts from third party suppliers to complete work as required.  Where parts are specific to Lunar and we cannot source them from a third party there may be a delay as we work with the Administrator to establish an ongoing supply of parts.
We understand it is very early in the process for Lunar and we will work to keep customers updated of any changes to the situation as and when required.
Should you wish to speak to someone regarding your Lunar Caravan please call any of our 3 branches.

New to Caravanning? Part 9 – Glossary


Below is a list of common phrases that are used in and around caravans:


A frame – The triangular shaped section at the front of the caravan. The Hitch, handbrake, electric cable and Jockey wheel can be found here

AL-KO ATC – An electronic stability device that can be fitted to caravans to help prevent snaking, this is an optional extra on some caravans(Assisted Trailer Control).

Awning – A tent like structure that fits to the side of a caravan and extends the living space of the caravan. Awnings use either poles or air beams to hold them up.

Awning rail – The rail on the side of the caravan into which the awning slides.

Awning skirt – A long piece of plastic that is used as a draft extractor between the base of the caravan and the awning.


Bed boxes – The storage space under the seats of a caravan. Heaters and water tanks can usually be found under these. Continue Reading »

New to Caravanning? Part 8 – Caravan Servicing

Caravan Servicing

A caravan service should be completed on or just before the anniversary of when you purchased the caravan. Although there is no legal requirement for you to have the caravan serviced, it is highly recommended. A caravan has several elements that if left unchecked could pose a danger to the occupants or fellow road users.  In order to maintain your warranty, manufacturers and finance companies will ask that the caravan is serviced annually and in a good state of repair. Continue Reading »

New to Caravanning? Part 7 – After Sales

After Sales

Sometimes things go wrong and, in that instance, our After Sales teams should be your first point of call. Of course, the nature of any breakage or fault could be covered by a manufacturer or extended warranty. In this section we discuss how we will take care of any breakage or fault and let you know what to expect.

Warranty work & repairs

As mentioned, our After sales team should be the initial contact for any issues that you may have.  We are here to help and where possible we can give you expert advice or information if you are using the caravan on site. We will endeavour to give you advice on the phone, but when we need to see you, we will ask you to bring the caravan to one of our branches at your convenience.

Once we have the caravan, we can assess the issue and where required make an estimate on the work involved for the issue to be resolved. For easy fixes or small issues, we can usually have the caravan fixed and back with you quite quickly. However, for more complex issues and for occasions where parts are required we will advise you on the estimated time scales.

Depending on the time of year and the nature of the repair, some timescales can seem quite long. In that instance we will work with you and keep you up to date on the availability of parts for your caravan repair.

If it is agreed that the repair is to be a warranty claim, we will contact the warranty issuer on your behalf and complete the works as necessary. Once our team of engineers have completed the work, we will contact you and arrange for you to inspect the repair and collect your caravan.

Repairs & non-warranty work

If the work is outside the scope of warranty, such as accidental damage or simply not covered by any warranty, we will give you an estimate detailing the costs of parts and labour and arrange at your convenience to have the caravan booked in for the repair to take place.

Upgrades and additional equipment

In some cases, you may want equipment added to your caravan. Items such as motor movers, air conditioning units or extra power sockets. In the case of upgrades or additional equipment being added, we recommend you speak with our sales team who will be best placed to discuss your requirements and make recommendations to you on the equipment you would like added.

Our After Sales teams will also book in and handle caravan servicing. In the next section we will discuss the importance of a caravan service and why you should have one on your caravan.

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.