“Dealer Special” is a phrase you may often hear mentioned around the Caravan Industry, but what exactly is a Dealer Special? Keep reading to find out more… Essentially, it is a caravan designed and built exclusively by a caravan manufacturer for a chosen Retailer. The retailer will agree to order a certain volume of the product, and then will work closely with the manufacturer to design and create a totally unique version of one of their current caravan ranges. Here at Stowford we have two Dealer Special Caravan Ranges. We have our own Elddis Stowford Range as well as our own Bailey Stowford ST Range, so we can use these as examples of how this arrangement works. The Dealer Special Caravan will be based upon one of the manufacturers existing caravan ranges. In our case, our Bailey Stowford ST is based upon the Bailey Phoenix range of caravans, and our Elddis Stowford is based upon the 8ft wide Elddis Avante range. The caravan is then designed with a bespoke colour scheme, bespoke external graphics, a new model name and a host of features and upgrades that up-spec the caravan to make it a more desirable product than the standard caravan would normally be.
So why pay the extra for a Dealer Special?
Whilst they are inevitably priced slightly higher than the standard product, the price does not reflect the full value of all the extras, so they always represent good value for the customer – an up-spec’d caravan for less than its’ full retail value! Furthermore, a dealer special caravan is always valued higher than the standard product as a pre-owned vehicle, meaning that it will be worth more as a part exchange in the future! The types of extras included on a Dealer Special are probably best illustrated by the list of extras we have chosen to add onto each of our two ranges. View the extra features below as well as a selection of gallery images of both the ranges:
The Bailey Stowford ST
The extras on our Bailey Stowford ST Range include:
Truma Gas BBQ Point
Exterior 230v socket and 230v power inlet for mains hook-up
Truma 100 watt solar panel
Hartal GPR skin two-part large aperture door with window, waste bin and dustpan & brush
Thetford Caprice combined oven, grill and hob wth electronic ignition and flame failure device
Drop-down kitchen worktop extension
TRACKER PIR activated intruder alarm
Bespoke Stowford ST entrance door mat
Bespoke Stowford ST graphics scheme
Bespoke Stowford ST soft furnishings
Swan-neck kitchen mixer tap
Remis pleated flyscreen and blinds to principal windows
Bailey Stowford ST Gallery:
The Elddis Stowford
The extras on our Elddis Stowford 800 Series include:
Cold Water External Shower
External Gas BBQ Point
Exterior Access Locker Door – 600mm
External 230v Socket
Upgraded Awning Light
Heavy Duty Corner Steadies with Large Feet
Bespoke Upholstery/Soft Furnishings
Bespoke Exterior Graphics
Embroidered Logo on Entry Step Mat
Branded User Guide/Handbook
Back Lit Headboard
Back Lit Mirror with Splashback
Heki 1600 I/L of Midi Heki (Front Dinette)
Heki 2 I/L of 400mm Clear Rooflight (Fixed Beds/Rear Dinette)
Thank you for making the purchase of our new caravan such a pleasure – you were so helpful and did everything to make it a really memorable experience. Thanks so much.
Mr and Mrs Brown
There are many other dealers closer to where we live, but because you are prepared to go the extra mile in the service you provide, that few extra miles is easily worth the effort on our part.
Mr Joll, Exeter
The service we received from the first time we looked at the caravan until we took possession of it far exceeded our expectations. The service we received was exceptional.
Mr Bennett, Bristol
I am writing to thank you again for the excellent service that we received when we purchased a used Bailey ranger 500/5 today. After a very trying time looking at caravans more locally it was a pleasant surprise to be treated so well…
From the warm greeting and smile at Reception to the professional support in Selection, sale and handover and the honouring of warranty months after the purchase, thank you. These honourable qualities, I believe, not only give great customer satisfaction but am sure provide repeat business. All of the above are very much appreciated.
Just to say thank-you for making our sale of our Caravan go smoothly, in such a professional manner. Would highly recommend Stowford Caravans.
We would like to thank you for the professional way in which the handover of our new van was organised.
Mr and Mrs Jenkins
Got to say about the after care I’ve received from Stowford is FIRST CLASS.
We want to thank you so much not only for our lovely caravan but also for your wonderful aftersales service.
Wendy and Peter
Thank you to Simon at Coed Ely, Lyn and Tom at Devon for sorting out a replacement window and minor bodywork repair to our 3 week old Cartagena following a collision… Everyone at Stowford and especially Simon Bennett at Bailey were absolutely marvellous. Previously we’ve always had Swift vans and they can learn an awfull lot from Bailey and Stowford on excellent customer service.