“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
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.
Excellent service all round then, we could not be more pleased!
Mr Bowers, Milton Keynes
Buying a Caravan from Stowford is a very enjoyable and memorable experience.
I wanted to compliment Stowford on their magnificent customer service. I recently bought a Bailey motorhome from you, and from the day I first saw the camper to handover last Wednesday, Sian, Andrew and Andrew – and Colin on the handover itself – were magnificent.
We would like to thank you for the professional way in which the handover of our new van was organised.
Mr and Mrs Jenkins
Just a note to say thank you for your brilliant service.
First of all, the genuine attempt to help us over the phone when we rang at the weekend; and particular thanks to Kevin this morning who sorted out the fridge in no time and then went on to put right a number of other niggles. And all this an hour before your opening time and on a Bank Holiday!
Each time we have contacted or visited you, we have had very friendly and high quality service.
Diolch yn fawr!
Mr & Mrs Ridge
Thanks to you and your team for your monumental efforts in handing over our new Bailey Unicorn Seville last week in time for us to get away as planned. It really is reassuring to receive such good service and to always be welcomed with a smile.
Your honourable qualities, I believe, not only give great customer satisfaction, but I am sure provide repeat business.
The service we received from the first time we looked at the caravan until we took possession of it far exceeded our expectations. The service we received was exceptional.
Mr Bennett, Bristol
There are many other dealers closer to where we live, but because you are prepared to go the extra mile in the service you provide, that few extra miles is easily worth the effort on our part.
Mr Joll, Exeter
Great Buying experience – the best I’ve had over the years!