“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.
I just thought I would put an email together to thank all the staff at Stowford. From the first contact right through to the handover and aftersales with a few minor niggles the staff have been polite and all wanted to help. I have to say I am very particular about purchases and nothing was too much trouble for the Stowford team.
Mr Wright, Bude
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
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
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
Having recently bought my second new caravan from Stowford Caravans, I have no hesitation in recommending this company… Their philosophy is obviously customer is King because nothing is too much trouble… one often hears tales of woe but this is a first class company to deal with
Cllr. D Brailey MBE
Got to say about the after care I’ve received from Stowford is FIRST CLASS.
We want to thank you so much not only for our lovely caravan but also for your wonderful aftersales service.
Wendy and Peter
We have been buying caravans since 1989. All new and from all different manufacturers and dealerships and we can honestly say that this handover was the best we have ever experienced. Your workshop staff, office staff and anybody else that we came into contact with were extremely helpful.
Mr and Mrs Garfield
Your honourable qualities, I believe, not only give great customer satisfaction, but I am sure provide repeat business.
We would just like to say what a pleasure it has been dealing with Stowford South Wales. From the initial enquiry with Dave to the final handover with Andrew, and the lovely member of staff who completed our paperwork (Sorry I have forgotten your name) we have been treated with excellent service. We would have no problem in recommending your company to anybody. Looking forward to enjoying our new Bailey motorhome. Ten out of ten.