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Sale time as motorhome dealers move end-of-season stock

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Motorhome dealers across the country are selling off unregistered 2017 motorhomes and campervans at heavily discounted prices to clear their forecourts for 2018 stock

For canny purchasers who know exactly what they want, this could be the perfect time to pick up a genuine bargain.

The biggest savings we found was a whopping £9,674 on a Swift Bolero 714 SB – a soon-to-be-discontinued model – at Spinney Motorhomes.

Nearly all of the motorhomes on sale are one-offs, so buyers will need to act fast to secure a deal. Look out for specification details, too, as these may vary from model to model.

Some of the models on sale will be unused, zero-mileage models while others will be demonstrators. However, while there are more bargains than normal at this time of year, some dealers – especially the larger ones – manage their sales in a different way to offer sales throughout the year.

Marquis for example has a policy of having an ever-changing fleet of registered vehicles as demonstrators throughout the season. “It equates to some 6.4 (registered demonstrators) per branch. As a company we don’t only do this at the end of the season, but throughout the year as we discount models that have either been to shows, used by celebrities as per the Channel 5 programme, loaned to journalist for features, used by the branches as demonstration models or just (and most least) duplicate stock,” explained Marquis Leisure’s Marketing Director, Andy Brand, explains. “It is a very good way for a customer to achieve a cost saving but in the knowledge that they have been carefully looking after. As we see it there are not any disadvantages in purchasing a demo.”

If you’re on the hunt for a 2017 bargain go here where there are over 5,000 new and used motorhomes and campervans for sale.

At the time of writing, special offers included:

Brownhills of Newark, Nottinghamshire

  • Adria Coral Supreme 670 SLT Was £70,465 Now £66,995
  • Auto-Trail Serrano Lo-Line Was £72,173 Now £64,995
  • Swift Bolero 714SB Was £66,535 Now £59,995

Camperco, Belfast

  • Weinsberg 601 MQ (including options packs) Was £47,899 Now £43,899
  • Weinsberg 631 ME (including options packs) Was £50,399 Now £48,399

Chelston Motorhomes, Somerset

  • Adria Compact Plus SLS (automatic) Was £55,159 Now £53,159
  • Adria Axess M 590 SG Was £52,239 Now £51,239
  • Bessacarr 424 Was £53,990 Now £51,990

Dolphin, Hampshire and Dorset

  • Auto-Trail Imala 720 Hi-Line Was £51,330 Now £48,995
  • Bailey Autograph 68-2 Was £53,099 Now £49,995
  • Bessacarr 442 Was £55,500 Now £49,995

Family Travel Centre, Somerset

  • Sun Living A35 SP Was £43,561 Now £39,995
  • Lowdhams, Nottinghamshire and West Yorkshire
  • Bailey Autograph 75-4 Was £55,203 Now £51,204
  • Hymer B-DL 444 Was £82,289 Now £77,290
  • Hymer Exsis-t 564 Was £64,430 Now £60,430
  • Knaus BoxLife 630ME Was £48,600 Now £46,600
  • Sunlight T65 Was £53,235 Now £49,995
  • Swift Freestyle SE Was £51,565 Now £48,995

Richard Baldwin, West Yorkshire

  • Auto-Trail Delaware S LL Was £71,647 Now £64,647
  • Auto-Trail Imala 715 LL Was £50,429  Now £46,429
  • Autocruise Select 144 Travel Was £44,320 Now £41,070

Spinney Motorhomes, Cheshire

  • Auto-Trail Apache 634 Was £58,114 Now £53,995
  • Swift Bolero 714 SB Was £69,635 Now £59,995
  • Swift Escape Vogue 684 Was £54,745 Now £51,995

Tyne Valley Motorhomes, County Durham

  • Auto-Trail Imala 734 Was 52775 Now 48200
  • Auto-Trail Imala 730 Was 53150 Now 46700
  • Auto-Trail Dakota (150php, High-Line with half dinette) Was £70,285 Now £63,000

Webbs Motor Caravans, Wiltshire and Berkshire

  • La Strada Regent S Was £79,400 Now £73,400
  • La Strada Avanti C Was £66,028 Now £61,028
  • Swift Escape 695 Was £49,385 Now £44,995
  • Swift Was £47,495 Now £43,995

West Country Motorhomes, Somerset and Wiltshire

  • Auto-Trail Imala 730 Was £53,070 Now £49,995
  • Bessacarr 496 Was £59,185 Now £56,995
  • Swift Bolero 724 FB Was £67,885 Now £64,995
  • Swift Kon-tiki 679 (automatic) Was £84,455 Now £79,995

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