Branch closure brings caravan deals opportunity for customers
Caravan dealer, The Caravan Company, is closing its Reading branch. But, not for the reason you might think! And, customers can pick up a caravan deal, consequently.
Andrew Scott (aka 'Mr Caravan Man'), co-director of the caravan dealership, says business is booming, and they are expanding to keep up with demand across their other branches in Northamptonshire and Dorset.
Andrew Scott told Caravan Magazine: "We've had a fantastic year, and we believe 2019 is going to be even bigger for us!"
He continued: "Caravan usage in 2018 has been the highest it's been for years due to the hot summer. Because caravanners have used their caravans so much this season, their friends have noticed."
"They've seen their mates using their caravans for trips away to beautiful parts of Britain, and they've decided caravanning is for them!"
"Many Brits have had enough of waiting for six hours to get onto the Eurotunnel to go abroad. Or, they are fed up with the hassle that goes with air travel these days."
First time caravanners
Andrew Scott has had many more 'first time caravanners' visiting their branches to buy than in previous seasons. He's convinced that's because they have seen their caravanning friends having such a good time.
The Caravan Company is one of the UK's biggest second hand caravan dealers. The directors, Andrew Scott and Paul Clarke, saw an opportunity to expand their sites in the South Coast and Midlands.
Andrew Scott continued: "We're selling our Reading branch to invest in our other sites. At our Northamptonshire site in Finedon, we're expanding the sales capacity, and creating 12 more jobs in our workshop."
The directors, Andrew Scott and Paul Clarke, are helping staff in Reading move to other branches, or with other opportunities if they don't want to move locations.
The sale of Reading branch presents a good opportunity for caravan deals, and Andrew Scott is open about it.
"We've got caravan stock in Reading on which I am open to offers from customers. Anything we don't sell by 16th September [when they close the site] we'll have to transport to our other branches."
Andrew was candid and said: "I'd be happy to give a customer a caravan deal rather than pay for the transport costs to the other branches."
That looks like an opportunity for a bargain on a caravan.
There's more too. The Caravan Company is offering a 12-month MG&B Warranty on any second hand caravans bought in their Reading branch. New caravans still come with the manufacturer's warranty.
The company has stock from Elddis, Sprite, Coachman and more.
If you want a caravan deal, get to The Caravan Company's Reading branch by 16th September and make them an offer!