Avon & Somerset Police Partners with Family Travel Centre to Tackle Catalytic Converter Thefts

Free catalytic converter marking kit and free fitting for motorhome owners at Family Travel Centre’s Open Weekend in Brislington, Bristol.

Avon & Somerset Police have chosen Family Travel Centre’s open weekend on the 6th and 7th July to offer free catalytic converter marking kits to up to 80 motorhome owners. Police are urging motorhome owners to take advantage of these free kits and free fitting in order to tackle the problem of theft. Motorhomes have a higher clearance which make it easier for criminals to get underneath the vehicles and therefore are more vulnerable to having their catalytic converters being stolen. The kits will be given to owners to prevent further crimes and improve the chances of detection should their converters be stolen. The team at Family Travel Centre will be fitting the kits free of charge at its two-acre Flowers Hill Showroom in Bristol (Postcode: BS4 5JJ).

As numbers are limited, the team is encouraging motorhome owners who’d like to have the kit fitted to contact them in advance to book an appointment; visit here for details:


Officers from Avon and Somerset will also be attending over the weekend to offer crime prevention talks to the public and respond to questions from any attendees.

People can take advantage of this offer whilst enjoying the fun of family Travel Centre’s open weekend, designed to attract a broader audience new to the thrills of motorhoming. With the summer well under way, it will have a line-up of activities to recreate the fun of taking to the road in a motorhome.  With a range of both indoor and outdoor events at the showroom, even if the British weather plays up, you can be guaranteed a good time. Family Travel Centre will also be getting other local and independent businesses to take part in the weekend, to re-create the breadth of activities that can all play a part in making a great road trip holiday. There will be competitions and a chance to win a motorhome holiday, fun activities for children to take part in from face-painting through to treasure hunts, as well as special offers each day on its range of motorhomes – both new and used.

Family Travel Centre was set up by three local dads, passionate about taking to the road in a motorhome to explore all that the beautiful south west has to offer. The event will celebrate all the elements that make a great road trip, from the best of food and drink through to picnic and beach fun. Its Open Day festivities include a packed programme of events and demonstrations for the motorhome enthusiastic right through to interested first timers who would just like to find out a little more….

The line-up for each day kicks off at 10am with demonstrations and activities including children’s entertainment and play area events. At midday the Family Travel Centre’s mouth-watering BBQ lights up for all to enjoy. For the adrenalin junkies there will a range of gadgets on display from quad bikes to kayaks. Both days end at 4pm when the prize draw for the competition will take place with your chance to win a free holiday in a motorhome.

About Family Travel Centre (www.familytravelcentre.co.uk):
Family Travel Centre offers families and friends a way to make the most of their leisure time, through the freedom and fun of getting on the road and discovering the great outdoors together.

The award winning dealership is run by families for families with its outdoor and indoor showroom based on a 2 acre site in Brislington, South Bristol.  Family Travel Centre won Adria’s ‘Customer Service Dealer of the Year 2012’, and offers a full range of new and pre-owned vehicles including Laika, Sunlight, Adria and Globecar motorhomes, a specialist retail shop packed with accessories, and a professional on site workshop, with Dethleff and Hobby Service Centre status for any servicing or maintenance requirements.  Family Travel Centre gained ‘Premium Dealer’ status during 2012 for its in depth Adria product knowledge and five star customer service.  It is also one of three Adria Twin GT authorised dealers in the UK.

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