Autumn is now certainly here with winter hot on it's heels, tempertures are dropping and the weather is closing in! This time of year sees a lot of motorhomes laid up for the winter season. If you already own a motorhome it's really important to winterise it, or prepare it for storage over winter, properly. There are a number of checks and processes that you need to carry out including, draining all the water out of the unit to avoid frost damage .
Production finished for 2016 Season due to massive demand
This year has seen a huge rise in popularity for Adria motorhomes. The combination of competitive pricing and fantastic build quality make Adria an outstanding choice. Due to this high demand there are now no production slots available to factory order your new Adria motorhome, but all is not lost!
Adria celebrates its 50 years anniversary this year (and 45 years in the UK market) and enter the year in good health and a strong position across Europe. Yesterday Family Travel Centre went to see the latest 2016 Season models to find out what is in store for our customers in the coming year.
Adria Motorhome 2015 Season Production and Availability
The New Yea [Adria Twin 500 S passenger side] r has arrived and the motorhome industry is getting back into full swing with the imminent arrival of the traditional curtain raising Motorhome Show at the NEC in Birmingham (17th – 22nd Feb).
The NEC Motorhome Show will see customers looking for their dream new motorhome and facing the challenges of finding the right motorhome in the right timescales!
DVLA have set the date to scrap the paper driving licence
Do you know where the paper part of your driving licence is? Well, soon it won’t matter as the DVLA has now set a date for their abolition. From June 8 2015, the paper counterpart licences will no longer be valid and the authorities will cease to issue any more.The counterpart is currently used to keep a record of motoring convictions such as speeding.
Adria Matrix Supreme 687 SLT wins MMM and Which Motorhome Award
This is not only the traditional time of year to be thinking of all things Christmasy it is also the time of year when MMM and Which Motorhome announce the winners of their very prestigious Annual Motorhome of the Year Awards.
This year we were delighted to see that the Adria Matrix Supreme 687 SLT has won the award for Fixed Single Bed Motorhome of the Year.
Family Travel Centre at the Motorhome Show at NEC Birmingham
If you are even vaguely interested in motorhomes then you will know that it is THAT time of year again, its the Motorhome Show at the NEC in Birmingham running from Tuesday 14th October until Sunday 19th October 2014.
Family Travel Centre is delighted to announce that we have agreed to become a dealer for the amazing Vango Airaway Vehicle Awnings.
Vango started the AirBeam revolution when they launched their “inflatable” tents in 2011, Vango were the pioneers in this area and now many others have followed! Matt Hunt, Family Travel Centre says “Vango are a brand leader in the driveway awning market and a great name for Family Travel Centre to be associated with, they are a great fit with our existing motorhome brands and something our customers have been asking us for.”
Take a sneak peak at our new range of adverts created by Mike at Artworks.
The new adverts are promoting the amazing new Adria Motorhome range for 2015 and also our continued achievements and awards for excellent Customer Service (we won the Adria Customer Service Dealer of the Year award for 2014).
THE CHANGING FACE OF MOTORHOMES FOR 2015 SEE IT FIRST AT FAMILY TRAVEL CENTRE
This is the time of year that motorhome customers wait in anticipation for the coming seasons new models and layouts. This year is a little different from previous seasons as both Fiat and Renault have announced new motorhome cab designs for the 2015 season.
At Family Travel Centre we are always receiving postcards, letters and emails from our customers whilst they are on tour in their new motorhomes. We received this lovely review from Brian and Kate who live on Guernsey and recently purchased their Adria Coral Supreme 690 SC from Family Travel Centre. We thought it would be lovely to share their thoughts and first impressions of their new motorhome.
Thanks to Brian and Kate for sharing their thoughts.
Adria Coral Supreme 690 SC by Brian Gabriel and Kate Moss
Get an early view of the new Adria 2015 Range at Family Travel Centre Adria are starting to reveal some of the details of their new 2015 Season Models due to be launched later this year – ALL of which will now be produced on NEW base vehicles, watch this space for more information this as we reveal some of the changes to the Fiat Ducato and Renault Master cabs.
It has been a subject of much debate for some time now and it is about to become a reality. It was announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Autumn Budget that the paper tax disc was to be scrapped and the DVLA have now confirmed that from 1 October 2014, the paper tax disc will no longer be issued and required to be displayed on a vehicle windscreen.
There are lots of questions around the area of best practice and top tips for getting your pride and joy motorhome, caravan or campervan ready for the cold months ahead. So what to believe? What to do? Generally common sense prevails but here below I have set out to give you some top tips for protecting your motorhome against damage caused by frost, freezing and not being used for any extensive period of time.
For those of you who follow Family Travel Centre you will know that we are very passionate about Adria Motorhomes and we are always looking to provide the most complete Adria experience possible at our indoor Adria Showroom in Bristol.
The Ever Popular Adria Twin SP has a New Innovation
The Adria Twin SP has long been a favoured Van Conversion layout, the design and layout has been tweaked and improved over the years to provide flexible and comfortable accommodation for a travelling couple. Although the Adria Twin SP has been classed as a 3 berth van conversion for some time the 3rd bed has always been a bit of a challenge.
Do you know where the paper part of your driving licence is? Well, as of June this year it won’t matter. Last July, the DVLA announced they’d be scrapping the paper counterpart licence as they move towards digitising motorists’ information.
We are being asked by our customers, on a regular basis, about the lack of Daytime Running Lights on the new 2014 motorhome ranges, how are the manufacturers getting around the EU regulations?
Well, after a bit of research and internet googling we can shed some light on the reasons for the current situation. The confusion stems from the introduction of a couple of EU directives that impact the production of motorhomes across Europe.
What are Adria saying about their new 2014 Coral Motorhome Range?
Lee and Matt were fortunate enough to attend the trade launch of the new 2014 Adria motorhome range. A huge selection of motorhomes were on show and we were really impressed with the changes that have been made to the range. The changes are most prominent in the Coral range but new upholstery in the Matrix Range, new exterior graphics across the range give a bright new look to all the motorhomes.
Family Travel Centre’s Market Leading Brokerage Scheme
We are constantly looking for quality used motorhomes and van conversions to sell at our premise in Bristol. If you are thinking about selling your motorhome or van conversion then why not consider our very successful and simple brokerage scheme.
A brokerage scheme, or selling on a sale or return, ensures that you arrange a pre-agreed value on your motorhome, which is guaranteed to be paid to you on the successful sale of your motorhome.
‘Get set for Summer’ at Family Travel Centre’s Open Weekend Avon & Somerset Police to attend to tackle catalytic converter thefts, whilst local businesses line up to support the event, including book launch for local author and attendance from The Lord Mayor, Councillor Faruk Choudhury
Family Travel Centre is holding a family open weekend over the 6th and 7th July, designed to attract a broader audience new to the thrills of motorhoming.
Our new Sales Manager, Lee Minshall, has been spending the last few days reviewing our range of Adria Motorhomes and he has been really impressed with all the motorhomes in the Adria portfolio. Lee wanted to give you his thoughts on the amazing, award winning A-Class Motorhome, The Sonic I700SL.
It’s been 2 years since Family Travel Centre Opened, where has the time gone?
On the 9th April 2011 Family Travel Centre opened it’s doors for the first time and 2 years later we are still going strong. How time has flown! So much has happened in that time, including us all getting a bit older and a bit more grey hair, we felt it was time to reflect a little on our progress to date.
The Adria Motorhome Exhibition is underway and has got off to a roaring start.
Family Travel Centre welcomed the Adria Owners Club to the showroom and the members were a fantastic help throughout the day from cleaning motorhomes, making tea and showing potential Adria Owners around the large range of Adria Motorhomes in our showroom.
How’s the Motorhome Industry fairing in the Global Recession
With rising energy and food prices everyone is finding it tough. Businesses, families and individuals alike are having to think about their spending given the global recession. The purchase of high value, luxury products, such as motorhomes are considered purchases, surely these would be the first expenditures to suffer? Is this really the case?
The Adria Twin SLX has been named the High-Top Van Conversion of the Year 2013 by Motorcaravan Motorhome Monthly (MMM), the UK’s best-selling motorhome magazine, and Which Motorhome, the UK’s number one magazine for motorhome testing, at their prestigious 2013 awards.