“Dealer Special” is a term you may sometimes hear talked about in the Caravan Industry, but what precisely is a Dealer Special? Keep reading to find out…
Primarily, it is a caravan built and designed exclusively by a manufacturer for a specific Retailer. The retailer will agree to order a number of the caravans, and then will work alongside the manufacturer to create an entirely unique version of one of their existing caravan ranges.
At Stowford we have two Dealer Special Caravan Ranges. We have our own Bailey Stowford ST range, as well as our Elddis Stowford range, so we can use these as examples of how the process works. (NB; our Elddis Stowford range may not be available to view at Stowford South Wales, please phone before travelling).
The Dealer Special will be based on a current caravan range of the manufacturers. In our case, our Bailey Stowford ST is based upon the Bailey Phoenix caravan range, and our Elddis Stowford is based upon the 8 foot wide Elddis Avante range.
The caravan is designed with a unique set of colours, a new model name, bespoke exterior graphics and a number of upgrades and additional features that up-spec the caravan to make it a more attractive product than the caravan would normally be as standard.
Why pay the extra for a Dealer Special?
Whilst Dealer Specials are inevitably priced a little higher than the standard models, the price does not reflect the full value of all the additional features, so they always represent great value for the customer – an up-spec’d caravan for less than its’ full retail value! Also, a dealer special product is always valued higher than the standard product as a used vehicle, which means that it will be worth more money as a part exchange vehicle in the future!
The types of extra features included on a Dealer Special caravan are probably best illustrated by the list of extras we have chosen to add onto each of our two Stowford ranges. View the lists of extra features below as well as a selection of gallery images of both ranges:
The Bailey Stowford ST Range
The extras on our Bailey Stowford ST Range include:
Truma Gas BBQ Point
External 230v socket and 230v power inlet for mains hook-up
Truma 100w solar panel
Hartal GPR skin two-part large aperture door with window, waste bin and dustpan & brush
Thetford Caprice combined oven, grill and hob with electronic ignition and flame failure device
Folding kitchen worktop extension
TRACKER PIR activated intruder alarm
Bespoke Stowford ST entry door mat
Bespoke Stowford ST graphics
Bespoke Stowford ST soft furnishings
Swan-neck kitchen mixer tap
Remis pleated flyscreen and blinds to principal windows
The Elddis Stowford 800 Series
*Please be aware that our Elddis Stowford 800 range are no longer available New.*
The extras on our Elddis Stowford Series include:
Cold Water External Shower
External Gas BBQ Point
Exterior Access Locker Door – 600mm
External 230v Socket
Upgraded Awning Light
Heavy Duty Corner Steadies with Large Feet
Bespoke Upholstery/Soft Furnishings
Bespoke Exterior Graphics
Embroidered Logo on Entry Step Mat
Branded User Guide/Handbook
Back Lit Headboard
Back Lit Mirror with Splashback
Heki 1600 I/L of Midi Heki (Front Dinette)
Heki 2 I/L of 400mm Clear Rooflight (Fixed Beds/Rear Dinette)
To read more about Stowford South Wales click here, or to speak to our friendly sales team call us on 01443 672333.
We found our taster stay very relaxing and a great way to “test” the caravan, which we are delighted with and can’t fault a thing with the van or the service offered by Stowford staff.
Just a quick note to you all to thank you for the very professional and helpful handover last weekend. It was a pleasure to meet you all and a real joy to experience real service again (something pretty rare these days!).
Mr Moore, Bristol
Thank you for making the purchase of our new caravan such a pleasure – you were so helpful and did everything to make it a really memorable experience. Thanks so much.
Mr and Mrs Brown
We would like to thank you for the professional way in which the handover of our new van was organised.
Mr and Mrs Jenkins
Thank you to Simon at Coed Ely, Lyn and Tom at Devon for sorting out a replacement window and minor bodywork repair to our 3 week old Cartagena following a collision… Everyone at Stowford and especially Simon Bennett at Bailey were absolutely marvellous. Previously we’ve always had Swift vans and they can learn an awfull lot from Bailey and Stowford on excellent customer service.
Mr B Lloyd
The aftersales service is first class and you are all a credit to the company.
Mr and Mrs Fraser
Collected our first Motorhome yesterday and I must say the service at Stowford is first class. Very friendly and helpful staff. Went through everything about the Motorhome with us, as we are newbies, and answered every question with a smile. Can’t thank them enough and will be recommending them to friends.
Ms C Britton
I would just like to express our gratitude for the courteous and most helpful staff at the caravan centre who made our exchange of the motorhome and purchase of the new Bailey Pegasus such a pleasant experience. I would have no hesitation in recommending Stowford Caravans.
Mr and Mrs Chinn
We were very pleased with the professionalism from Stowford.
Mr and Mrs Smith
A big thank you for the excellent service that Stowford provided to us when we came to collect our new caravan last weekend. To get to the site and find the caravan had been pitched and the mains power was already in place was superb…. Our whole experience at Stowford was incredible and all new staff we encountered were always polite and very helpful indeed.