Motorhomes arriving soon... the Chausson 650 First Line
The 650 is another variant of the extremely popular 600 series.
The 650 has a large lounge an overhead drop down bed and an end bathroom over a good size garage.
Based on the Ford Transit chassis the 'First Line' comes with a 130bhp engine and a manual gearbox as standard. Finished with a white exterior, Cosby furniture and Flores fabric the motorhome certainly looks the part. Standard equipment with the 'First Line' includes manual air conditioning, driver & passenger airbags, cruise control & a speed limiter. A DAB radio with BlueTooth, touchscreen and steering wheel controls and a reversing camera complete the driver comforts.
Like all Chausson's the 650 beneifits from Grade 3 insulation (an industry standard requiring the motorhome to achieve +20 degrees inside when the outside temperatue is -15 degrees). Chausson build their motorhomes
using the 'iRP' production concept, which is like no other on the market, thanks to the exceptional denisty of its walls/floors and the combination of wood and composite, which ensures the structure is stable and durable. The use of XPS insulation and GRP on the roof and floors ensures the heat 'stays in' and the cold 'stays out'. Chausson are extremely confident in this design and offer a 7 year water tightness warranty subject to annual checks.
Habitation or living area
The accomodation area is spacious and also very well equipped with a large 167lt fridge, 65lt of fresh water & 100lt of waste water; the motorhome is ready for any trip. Finally with an 'on the road' diesel heating system the 650 is also ready for 'all year round' adventures.
At just 6.39m long and at 2.35m wide and 2.92m tall, this clever motorhome packs a punch well above its weight and priced at £56840 'on the road' including the first registration fee and twelve months tax this is a great little motorhome.
See the link below to Chausson's own website for more information on the 'First Line'
Motorhomes arriving soon Chausson 777GA Titanium Premium.
We are expecting to recieve the new 2022 Model Year Chausson Titanium Premium 777 GA very soon.
This model is a classic layout with twin single beds over a good sized garage. In the front a drop down double bed sits over a large lounge with two opposing benches. With a mid bathroom and kitchen you have all you need for extended trips away.
The Titanium Premium is built on the Ford Transit chassis with the 6 speed automatic gearbox and a 170bhp engine.These models also have the 16" black alloy wheels, fog lights, colour coded bumpers, wrap around cab blinds, an external gas socket, an external shower point and polyester side walls in 'taupe gray'. The Premium pack+ includes a BT, DAB radio with touchscreen and steering wheel controls complete with a reversing camera. We have also added the accessory pack which includes an awning and a solar panel and upgraded the interior to Prestige fabric. So this is a motorhome fully equipped and ready to go.With a fresh water capacity of 105lt and 100lt for waste water, a large 141lt fridge and great storage you can venture far into the great outdoors.
This motorhome is ideal for 'all year round' use as it beneifits from Grade 3 insulation (an industry standard requiring the motorhome to achieve +20 degrees inside when the outside temperatue is -15 degrees) and uses the diesel in the fuel tank to heat the motorhome, meaning that the heating can be used 'on the road' whilst travelling. Chausson build using the iRP production concept, which is like no other on the market thanks to the exceptional denisty of its walls/floors and the combination of wood and composite, which ensures the structure is stable and durable. The use of XPS insulation and GRP faced roof and floors ensures the heat stays in and the cold stays out. Chausson are extremely confident in this design and offer a 7 year water tightness warranty subject to annual checks.
Priced at £72471 'on the road' including the first year registration fee, 12 months road fund licence, this 4 berth 4 belts motorhome represents a great way to get the family out and about exploring the countryside and everything the UK and Europe has to offer.
See the link below to Chausson own website for more details on the Titanium Premium models
Motorhomes arriving soon Chausson V594 First Line
Next week we should see our first Chausson van conversion from the 2022 model season, it will be the shorter V594 First Line version in Campovolo grey.
The layout of this V594 version is a traditional one with two short bench seats at the rear that pull together to make a good sized and comfortable double bed. Moving forward you have a well equipped kitchen on the nearside opposite a wardrobe with the fridge underneath and then further forward on the offside you have the bathroom with toilet shower and washbasin.
This First Line model is on the new Fiat Ducato 8 chassis with the 140bhp engine, manual gearbox and 16" black alloy wheels with a BT, DAB radio with touchscreen and steering wheel controls and a reversing camera. We have also added the outdoor pack which includes an awning, a 120w solar panel and bike rack. At just 5.99m long and only 2.05m wide this compact motorhome is perfect for the quick getaway to remote parts of the UK and Europe.
This van conversion is ideal for 'all year round' use as it beneifits from Grade 3 insulation (an industry standard requiring the motorhome to achieve +20 degrees inside when the outside temperatue is -15 degrees) and uses the diesel in the fuel tank to heat the motorhome, additionally this means that the heating can be used whilst travelling. With a fresh water capacity of 70lts and the same for waste water, a good sized fridge and adequte storage you can venture far into the wilderness.
Priced at £54940 on the road including the first registration fee and 12 months road fund licence this 2 berth 2 belts motorhome represents excellent value for money.
Follow the link below to Chausson website for further details on this model.
https://www.motorhomes-chausson.co.uk/modele/v594-2/Please call the sales team on 01243 511189 option 1 for sales to view this panel van conversion thats ready to go!
What brand should I choose? Part 6 USED motorhomes ....Things to consider when looking at a used motorhome
Here at Premier Motorhomes Nr. Chichester in West Sussex, we have chosen to supply new motorhomes from the manufacturers that we beileve represent the best in the industry, however we also offer used motorhomes so heres the sixth option.
There are several advantages of buying a used motorhome, here are some things to consider.
Firstly often the previous owner has gone to the expense of upgrading the motorhome and fitted a number of extra accessories such as a awning, a solar panel, a reversing camera, an extra battery, a bike rack, TV aerial and TV. So you are basically getting these items included in the package at a much reduced price substantially cheaper than the new price.
Secondly as the motorhoime is pre-owned then generally speaking any warranty issues will have been dealt with.
Thirdly you need to check for evidence of good maintenace and up to date service history, not only on the engine and chassis, but also the habitation area and most important check that the water ingress or damp checks have been done
Fourthly the choice on the open market for used is quite varied but you have to take whats available and its difficult to compare like with like as they have often had diferent extras fitted, have different mileage and sevicing history
Fifthly most dealerships should offer some sort of warranty with the purchase of a used motorhome and may include the first years road fund tax
So all in all, plenty of pluses but you need to have a good look at the market, check the history and be sure about what your getting
Which brand should I choose? Part 5 BAILEY
Here at Premier Motorhomes Nr. Chichester in West Sussex, we have chosen to supply new motorhomes from the manufacturers that we beileve represent the best in the industry, heres our fifth brand.
It all started with a single caravan; the first Bailey caravan was built by Martin Bailey in his garage in South Bristol in 1947 and was subsequently sold at Ashton gate market for the sum of £200. A year later F G Bailey was formed and went into production. The company developed rapidly in the the 1950's eventually out growing its original site and moving to its present address at Libery Lane in 1960. In 1977 the company was purcahsed by Patrick & Stephen Howard and Bailey Caravans Limited as its now known has remained in the Howard family owneship ever since.
Last year they launched a new range of motorhomes to compliment their Peugeot based Autograph range, the new range is on the Ford Transit chassis aand has been named Adamo.
Which brand should you choose? Part 4 CHAUSSON
Here at Premier Motorhomes Nr. Chichester in West Sussex, we have chosen to supply new motorhomes from the manufacturers that we beileve represent the best in the industry, heres our fourth brand.
Celebrating their 40 years in existence in 2020 this Frend brand is at the cutting edge of innovation in the motorhome industry. With a focus on making vehicles accessible to a larger audience, they work hard to create a realistic price approach with their products. This year the range includes the Ford based 'First Line' models with a manaul gearbox is an entry level coachbuilt, a Fiat based coachbuilt with the new 9 speed automatic gearbox under the heading 'Titanium VIP' and finally their top of the range 'Titanium Premium' based an the 2.0 Ford Automatic chassis.
The range of van conversions also designated 'First Line' and their Fiat based van conversions from the '33 Line' range are also extremely good value for money.
Which brand should you choose? Part 3 AUTO-SLEEPERS
Here at Premier Motorhomes Nr. Chichester in West Sussex, we have chosen to supply new motorhomes from the manufacturers that we beileve represent the best in the industry, heres our third brand.
This brand has 60 years experience in meeting the needs of customers who are looking for the best in a British built motorhome. Based at Willersey in the Cotswolds, they take great pride in their hand craftmanship and design expertise. Great time care and effort go into the building of an 'Auto-Sleepers' motorhome and it shows, the furniture, fixtures and fittings are all of the highest quality, modern and stylish, hand built to offer many years of enjoyment.
They have four distinct ranges, their Peugeot van conversions offer a wide range of layouts in the 5.99m and 6.36m lengths; their Peugeot coachbuilt motorhomes offer the traditional lounge to bedconversions and the french bed alterantives and one of the smallest motorhomes on the market the extremely popular Nuevo at just 5.75m long. Their Fiat based motorhomes offer an Automatic gearbox option and their top of the range Mercedes built coachbuilts can come with the much revered Mercedes Automatic gearbox.
All Auto-Sleepers come very well equipped once specified with the 'Premium Packs' giving the end user such benefits as microwaves, reversing cameras, awnings, solar panels, TV aerials and even Wi-Fi booster aerials.
Although built in Britain Auto-Sleepers is part of the Trigano group of companies, one the largest leisure vehicle manfacturers in Europe.
Which brand should you choose? Part 2 DETHLEFFS
Here at Premier Motorhomes Nr. Chichester in West Sussex, we have chosen to supply new motorhomes from the manufacturers that we beileve represent the best in the industry, heres our second brand.
They are the oldest manufactiuer of leisure vehicles being around since 1931 and are highly respected having a great reputation with dealers and customers alike for their build quality, style and use of space. Growing from a one man operation when Arist Dethleffs developed the first home on wheels( as he wanted to promote his business but didnt want to leave his family behind) he built his first 'caravan' in a wooden shed. Nowadays the company has a huge factory in Isny, Germany with several highly automated and sophisticated production lines. Dethleffs was also the first manufacturer to adopt the Fiat Ducato chassis now the premier choice for all manufacturers.
The range includes the very successful 'Globebus' a narrow and compact motorhome with great finishes and attention to detail. The t001 is the shortest vehicle being just 5.99m long with a 'transverse bed' over a good size garage. The 'Trend' and 'Pulse' models offer two alternatives in the full width motorhomes with the 'Esprit' being the top of the range and highly configurable.
In addition to these four staples they have the 'Alpa' range of motorhomes in both 'overcab' and 'a class' formats; these popular 'rear lounge' layouts offer flexiblity for longer term touring and extended getaways.
Last year to Celebrate 90 years they launched their 'Just 90' range which has been extremely well received with several layout versions including a shorter vehicle with only a drop down bed, and the traditional rear bed layouts like the island bed (DB) and the twin singles (EB). Like most other manufactuers they now offer the lounge front(L) with opposing benches concealing the two additional travel seats underneath but not comprising on the 'Lounge' space.
We have been Dethleffs dealers since 2007 and enjoyed a very successful partnership with this excllent German brand. With these 5 ranges and a choice of the new Fiat Duacto 8 chassis we are confident Dethleffs are sure to offer something for everyone.
Which brand should you choose? Part 1 ADRIA
Here at Premier Motorhomes Nr. Chichester in West Sussex, we have chosen to supply new motorhomes from the manufacturers that we beileve represent the best in the industry, heres our first brand.
Adria Mobil's mission is 'to deliver premium quality, design and value, for memorable experiences'. Since 1965 they have been building leisure vehicles in their 'state of the art' facility in Slovenia and have completed more than 600,000 to date. Last year they launched the next generation of their 'Coral' and 'Matrix' models which have surely inspired many getaways. The 'Coral' has the expansive Sunroof over the living are whereas in the 'Matrix' you have a good size double bed that drops down over the lounge area. There are also two styles for the front lounge area, the 'D' with double opposing benches with additional travels seats concealed underneath or the 'S' with a traditional half dinette incorporating two permanently up additional travel seats. In the rear of these you can choose the centre or island bed 'C' or the twin singles longways beds L. Both styles are available in different trim levels the 'Supreme' which is the top of the range including silver exterior paint, a rich colour palate interior design, ALDE wet heating system and a built in BT(BlueTooth) speaker system; the Plus range includes the 'Truma' warm air heating as standard and a light contempary interior. These two great products are complemented by the 'Compact' range as the name suggests a narrower vehicle for ease of access and agility on the open road. All 'Compact' models feature contemparary interiors and high specifications including the exclusive SunRoof and large garage design.
In addition to motorhomes; Adria also build the very successful 'Twin' range of van conversions designed to allow you to 'escape the ordinary'. This year there are two variants the 'Supreme' with the SunRoof and Cabin loft interior and the 'Sports' with the addition of pop up roof providing two extra berths. Both style benefit from Contempary living spaces with quality furniture and a selection of soft furnishings.
All of the above are built on the new Fiat Ducato 8 chassis with a range of engine options from 140bhp through 160bhp up to 180bhp, you can also specify the new 9 speed automatic gearbox option.
See the models we have available in our 'New Motorhomes' > 'Due In' section.
Choosing a motorhome for next year
‘Your route to freedom a perfect staycation’
Motorhomes are becoming an increasingly popular way to holiday, with a renewed interest in UK staycations and getting out into the countryside and seeing nature at its best.
Andy Beer, Sales Manager at Birdham dealership, Premier Motorhomes explains what people should consider when buying their first motorhome. “There are generally three reasons why people usually buy motorhomes” Andy says, to upgrade from camping/caravanning, to travel with the dog or a less mobile member of the family, and to enjoy the freedom to roam.
He explains that UK staycations are becoming popular again, with families able to explore varied landscapes from picturesque and quaint Cornwall & Devon to the rugged beauty of Northern Scotland and everything in between such as unspoilt Northumberland and wild Wales and of course not forgetting our local National parks, the South Downs, and the New Forest.
Motorhoming is an activity for everybody. Whether you are young, with a family, in middle age or older, you can enjoy motorhoming and its healthy too! The main concept is getting out into the great outdoors, breathing fresh air, and enjoying the countryside and exploring the wildlife.
Andy explained those factors which people should consider when buying a motorhome.
“ The first thing we need to know is how many people need to travel.” Andy says, “It’s determining the number of dedicated travel seats”. All Motorhomes have a minimum of two ‘travel’ seats which are the standard driver and passenger seats, with others offering extra seats for larger families or other guests, but everyone should be in a belted seat.
Next comes the sleeping arrangements, a fixed bed is common, but do you want a traditional bed like at home, they call this an island bed, or twin singles which can be converted into a large double bed if required, or perhaps two separate sleeping areas or even bunks. Some motorhomes do not have a fixed bed which makes them shorter and they either have a make-up bed arrangement or a hideaway or drop-down bed. Your choice it virtually limitless.
Then we look at how you intend to use it, the living style. Do you want an open lounge style which is nice and light and airy, in this design the motorhome feels very spacious inside which is good for use in the winter months when it gets dark early as you have plenty of space to relax and enjoy the evening?
However, if you like travelling in warmer climates people tend to use the motorhome more as a base, utilising the outdoors for cooking with BBQ’s & fires, playing games and visiting the local attractions. Continental vans are designed much more for this type of use, with smaller lounge areas and possibly even a make-up bed arrangement to keep them short, so they are better suited to get in less accessible places.
The next question is about brand. Here we focus on style and the look; then finally it is the price.
Premier Motorhomes offers vehicles from some of the best brands available, including Dethleffs, Adria, Auto-Sleepers, Bailey and Chausson thus giving customers a great choice of styles and budgets. Premier Motorhomes staff are well equipped to help customers find their ideal motorhome and can advise on all the options and which one is best suited to their needs.
Once you’ve found your perfect fit, you can then discuss the extras, if you need an awning, bike rack or solar panel or any number of other additional items like TV’s and media all these can be fitted at Premier Motorhomes in their on-site workshops.
Andy adds although motorhoming is all about the outdoors, most motorhomes can now be used all year round and additionally ‘off grid’ so you can get away from it all. However, you can fit a Wi-Fi booster so you can get ‘on -line’ whenever you want to or need to!
But why is motorhoming the way forward?
“It’s a way to get away from it all.” Andy says explaining that it gives you the freedom to set off for a couple of days or even an extended break of several months, either in the UK or further afield. And the convenience of a motorhome is that you’ve got everything with you it’s your home from home for as long as you want, you can chase the good weather or settle in a favourite spot.
Below is a poem but an unknown author but I think it describes motorhoming perfectly?
“Our motorhome our place in the country our beach hut on the coast, a seat by the window in a restaurant with the best possible view and a hotel with wonderful views from the bedroom and the kitchen and the loo. Our motorhome is male or female its just heaven on earth. Its represents freedom to roam and make the very most of every free day you have.”
Here at Premier Motorhomes, we are passionate about motorhomes and we want our customers to enjoy their motorhome and be confident in both their investment and our service. Now in our 16th successful year, we are situated in picturesque West Sussex on the way to West Wittering just 3 miles south of Chichester and on the A27 near the village of Birdham.
We display over 50 motorhomes on site at our purpose-built facility, with some under cover in our indoor sales showroom. We are proud to be main dealers for Dethleffs, Adria, Bailey, Chausson & Auto-Sleepers. All our motorhomes are on site and open for viewing, we can demonstrate various models from each of the manufacturers ranges that we represent. We also have several select used motorhomes that complement our five new model ranges.
Our on-site 12 bay NCC Approved Workshop facility is committed to maintaining your pride and joy and here we carry out our PDI’s, habitation servicing, and the fitting of various accessories from an additional battery through solar panels to full satellite & TV systems.
We have been recognised over the years with many awards and accolades, we are also a member of the Preferred Dealer Scheme with the Camping and Caravanning Club.
Our team continues the ethos of our founder ‘Experience the Difference’ and provides a level of service that is second to none. So why not pay us a visit and “Experience the Difference”.