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An Insight into Dethleffs Motorhomes
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An Insight into Dethleffs Motorhomes

Here at Premier Motorhomes we pride ourselves on being able to help you buy the perfect motorhome suited to you and your family. We sell a range of different brands, each with their own attractive features and benefits to suit your lifestyle. Investing in a motorhome can be great for a number of reasons, from home comforts to the ensuring travel is more convenient. Here we take a look at one of our popular brands and delve into their success story!


Dethleffs Motorhomes in the Beginning

Dethleffs are now a well-known, established brand; known for creating a variety of premium motorhomes for you to enjoy, but it wasn’t always this way. Over 80 years ago, a man named Arist Dethleffs wanted to create a vehicle whereby he could travel around and go on his business meetings without leaving his family behind. He decided to create a sort of home on wheels; this is how the Dethleffs motorhome business was created!

It was in 1931 that the first recreational vehicle was built under the Dethleffs name. Arist took his family with him when he had to travel and named his home on wheels ‘Wohnauto’. The Dethleffs brand began by building the first caravans in a wooden shed as and when they were ordered.

Creating the first production line

In the early 1960s, Dethleffs created the first production line for caravans. Focusing on one particular model named the ‘Camper’, the company worked on making sure it was a good quality model to send out to customers. Dethleffs then branched out to include a range of 5 different models, with names such as Tourist, Comfort and Globetrotter.

Dethleffs appeared to be doing so well that they had the resources to employ over 200 staff and moved to a new factory. Creating the first motorhome, the company became the first German manufacturer to use the chassis of a Fiat Ducato for its basis. Dethleffs quickly became a credible and well-known brand for motorhomes.

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Company philosophy

Dethleffs is a company that characteristically puts family first. In the mid 1990s, they put out a slogan that read ‘a friend of the family’, which has stuck ever since. They also focused on the customer more than they had ever done before, making sure everything was as it should be.

Developments in technology over the years have allowed Dethleffs to be creative and innovative with with their designs. With a full specification to fulfil any needs you may have while you’re out on the road, you can be sure a Dethleffs motorhome has everything to make you feel at home.

Comfort and safety are at the top of Dethleffs’ priority list; complete with sleeping comfort and ergonomic frames and bedding, motorhomes from this particular brand have been designed especially with you in mind.

To learn more or to buy your very own motorhome today, contact us!