Please be aware that we no longer supply either of these ranges as new, however we do sometimes have them in as pre-owned caravans, so check out our used caravans for sale.
What is a Dealer Special Caravan?
“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)
We have been buying caravans since 1989. All new and from all different manufacturers and dealerships and we can honestly say that this handover was the best we have ever experienced. Your workshop staff, office staff and anybody else that we came into contact with were extremely helpful.
Mr and Mrs Garfield
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
The whole experience of becoming part of the Stowford experience has been a joy and we have much appreciated the friendly and helpful attitude demonstrated by everyone involved.
Mr and Mrs Scarfe // Kingsbridge
I am writing to thank you again for the excellent service that we received when we purchased a used Bailey ranger 500/5 today(13.09.2015). After a very trying time looking at caravans more locally it was a pleasant surprise to be treated so well with you. We will be recommending you to friends who are also in the market for a caravan.
Mr D Mears
The aftersales service is first class and you are all a credit to the company.
Mr and Mrs Fraser
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
Just a quick note to you all to thank you for the very professional and helpful handover last weekend. It was a pleasure to meet you all and a real joy to experience real service again (something pretty rare these days!).
Mr Moore, Bristol
A big thank you for the excellent service that Stowford provided to us when we came to collect our new caravan last weekend. To get to the site and find the caravan had been pitched and the mains power was already in place was superb…. Our whole experience at Stowford was incredible and all new staff we encountered were always polite and very helpful indeed.
Mr P Richardson, Redditch
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…
Our first weekend here has been fantastic and everyone has been first class from the minute we arrived, you’ve all made it so easy for us, especially as we’re new to caravanning.
We are so impressed with the Stowford level of service, it’s absolutely top class.