Seeing an Auto-Sleeper for yourself, by getting up close and personal with the motorhome of your choice is clearly an excellent form of introduction, but it is still likely you to leave you with plenty of things to ask your Auto-Sleeper dealer.

At Derby Motorhomes, we are here to answer precisely those questions:

Which is the right Auto-Sleeper for me and my family?

  • there are so many possible answers to this question that you might be glad of our expertise, experience and guidance;
  • the Auto-Sleeper for you and your family, of course, depends on the way you plan to use it, the size of motorhome you want to buy, and whether you are buying new or second hand;
  • since we have such a wide range of new and pre-loved Auto-Sleepers on display, you may try out our suggestions for yourself first-hand, even taking those in which you have a particular interest for a test drive;
  • for innovative design, layout and spaciousness and through the use of proven chasses and powertrains, it’s no accident that Auto-Sleepers are our flagship range;

Van conversion or coach built?

  • ask your dealer about some of the differences between van conversions and coach built motorhomes;
  • just as the terms suggest, a van conversion takes a standard chassis type and powertrain – in the case of Auto-Sleepers, a Peugeot or Fiat Ducato engine and transmission – with the superstructure skilfully converted to create a spacious and well-appointed interior;
  • a coach built motorhome is specially crafted, lovingly built from the chassis up and, in the case of an Auto-Sleeper, powered by a 160bhp Peugeot engine or a 163bhp Mercedes;
  • as you might imagine, therefore, coach built motorhomes tend to be in a luxury class of their own – and come with a price ticket to match;

What after-sales service and warranties are offered?

  • if you have to wait at all for delivery of your Auto-Sleeper from Derby Motorhomes, that’s because we put every aspect of the vehicle through rigorous and stringent pre-delivery tests, before giving your model a finishing valet service;
  • on the rare occasion that anything should go wrong after that, of course you expect the reassurance that it will be put right;
  • that’s where our long history in dealing with Auto-Sleepers, and our fully-trained and experienced team of technicians who are familiar with every model in the range, comes into its own – we have the expertise and well-stocked parts stores to ensure any replacements are fitted speedily and professionally;

Can you arrange finance?

  • buying an Auto-Sleeper is likely to represent a significant investment and one for which you may need finance;
  • we are authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to offer three principal options – personal loans, hire purchase and even Personal Contract Purchase – giving you the widest choice of finance options (depending on your credit history, of course).

If you are thinking of buying an Auto-Sleeper, you’ll not only want your own private viewing and maybe a test drive, but also have lots of questions to ask your dealer. Here at Derby Motorhomes we’re delighted if you ask away – and our dedicated team of sales people will provide the answers.

You’ve discovered the freedom of travelling the UK in a motorhome – now imagine that multiplied by a factor of at least 100 once you leave these shores and take your motorhome to Europe. The freedom of the open road abounds – and may take you, quite literally, anywhere.

If you’ve not had many long-distance journeys in your motorhome, the prospect of taking your motorhome to Europe might seem a little daunting at first, but there’s really little more to it – and you’ll find plenty of well-appointed campsites to break up time on the road. But it does involve driving in at least one foreign country and the rules vary in small but important ways however far you end up travelling.

So, let’s take a look at some of the important things you need to know before you set out on your adventures …

The paperwork

It might seem boring, but it’s crucial to travel with the correct documentation. The most important of these is your driving licence, which you should keep with you at all times – currently, the categories of vehicle you are entitled to drive on your EU licence are exactly the same as in the UK.

While the UK remains in the EU you do not need an International Driving Permit, but it remains to be seen whether this changes post-Brexit.

Just as in the UK, a minimum of third party insurance is required in all EU countries and you need to ensure that your cover extends to driving in Europe – a so-called “green card” helps to prove that you meet the minimum requirements.

A guide published by Caravan Talk also points out that in some European countries you must pay an additional tax and get a toll sticker (a “vignette”) to travel on motorways in your motorhome and that in Austria, for example, you must attach a “GO Box” to your windscreen to calculate the distance covered on the motorway.

Don’t forget to take your passport with you too!

On the road

  • the unwary are most likely to be caught out by the different speed limits in different European countries and the fact that these may vary according to the type of road on which you are driving and whether your motorhome is more than 3,500kg in laden weight;
  • in built-up areas, the usual speed limit is 50kph but if you are driving a large motorhome of more than 3,500kg, the restriction on motorways might vary from as slow as 50km/h in Gibraltar to 110km/h in Portugal;
  • in some countries, larger motorhomes are prohibited from using the “fast” outside lane of three-lane motorways, so lowering the maximum speed at which you are permitted to drive.

To keep on board

Most European countries also have a list of warning and safety equipment you must always carry in the vehicle. These typically include hazard warning triangles (two of them in some countries), a reflective jacket, first-aid kit, fire extinguisher, spare bulbs, and a sticker on the rear of the vehicle denoting your nationality.

The AA has a useful guide as to what compulsory kit you need here.

First-hand accounts

For further advice about driving on the continent, you might want to ask experienced friends or family members about other details they encountered. An entertaining first-hand account of taking your motorhome to Europe also appears on the website Wandering Bird.

Just like planning for any other adventure, the preparation and planning that goes into taking your motorhome to Europe is likely to pay off – and keep you out of awkward, embarrassing or illegal problems along the way.

As you’ve trundled around in your cherished – but now somewhat ageing – motorhome, you might have cast envious eyes at those campsite neighbours showing off the Auto-Sleeper they’ve just bought.

Perhaps this is the year you’ll be able to earn your share of jealous looks by upgrading your motorhome to an Auto-Sleeper of your own.

Why?

For anyone with even a passing interest in motorhomes the models built by Auto-Sleeper are in a class of their own when it comes to quality and reliability – a solid reputation that has been more than 57 years in the making.

It’s not just the Mercedes chassis and power-unit, but the sheer spaciousness and clever design of the interior that one plaudits from reviewers of 2018’s models Caravan Guard.

If you are upgrading your motorhome to an Auto-Sleeper you are likely to be spoilt for choice by the range of Mercedes models alone – there are six of these to choose from, many of them award-winning and each one a customisable coachbuilt motorhome.

But it is not only the Mercedes fleet of top-quality motorhomes that emerge from Auto-Sleeper’s Orchard Works in Worcestershire. There is an equally fine range of Peugeot coachbuilts and Peugeot van conversions, with models to suit all users and pockets.

Where?

For all the magazines and brochures you might read – or even that model you spotted at a recent campsite – there is unlikely to be anything to beat a first-hand inspection up close and personal.

And nowhere are you likely to find such an extensive range of all Auto-Sleeper models on permanent exhibition under one roof than at our centre here at Derby Motorhomes – a heated indoor showroom, no less.

It’s here that you are able to step up into whichever motorhome takes your fancy, take a seat behind the wheel or in the luxurious interior, open and close the drawers and cupboards and truly imagine yourself on holiday in such a home away from home.

How?

You’d like to upgrade your motorhome to an Auto-Sleeper, but how are you going to afford it, you might ask.

At Derby Motorhomes once again the choice is all yours.

One way we are committed to helping is by guaranteeing a fair, top-notch part-exchange price if you are looking to upgrade. Our website helps to get the ball rolling by inviting you to submit details of any motorhome or campervan you want to offer in part exchange so that we can provide you a valuation as speedily as possible.

We are also able to arrange motorhome finance at what we believe are competitive rates – even if your credit history is less than perfect. If you choose to fund your purchase that way, you may do so in the confidence that we are duly authorised and registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) – who regulate the providers of such credit.

You have probably heard that all the rage in car finance these days is something called Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) – you might even be buying your car through just such a scheme. And that is yet a further method of financing the purchase of an Auto-Sleeper if you are upgrading your motorhome.

For those more comfortable with more established, traditional forms of finance, we can also offer hire purchase agreements.

Modern motorhomes are very much all-weather leisure vehicles – they are heated and well-insulated, making them a perfect home from home even in the dead of winter.

But the motorhome is also designed to be driven and, in winter, conditions on the roads may prove challenging enough for any driver – the more so if you are driving a motorhome or auto-sleeper.

So here are a few tips and suggestions for safe winter driving in your treasured motorhome:

Be prepared

  • probably the single most important precaution to take before driving in winter is to be prepared;
  • weather conditions may change at a moment’s notice and you don’t want to be caught off-guard by the sudden appearance of ice, snow or sleet;
  • indeed, if snow or other severe weather warnings have been issued – the Met Office sends them free through their email alert service – then it might be sensible to postpone your outing altogether;

Winter tyres and chains

  • if you know we are in for a prolonged cold snap or heavy snowfalls are predicted – you might even be driving your motorhome to one of Europe’s winter sports destinations – you might want to consider investing in winter tyres as a very minimum;
  • in many countries, advises Out and About Live, snow chains or snow socks – textile liners that wrap around the wheels of your motorhome – may be a legal requirement;

Keep a safe distance

  • keeping a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you is ever-green advice – but becomes even more critical in winter time;
  • as conditions on the roads deteriorate – and especially if there is ice or snow – you may need to triple or even quadruple your distance behind the vehicle in front;
  • that extra gap might make all the difference you need if the vehicle stops suddenly and your braking and final stopping distance is put to the test;

Demisting

  • winter driving also relies on your having an even more familiar knowledge of your motorhome’s controls – especially the demister;
  • the last thing you want to be doing when trying to concentrate on the road ahead is to be fiddling with unfamiliar controls to get the correct flow of air from the demister;

De-icing

  • clearly, any accumulated ice on the windscreen needs to be removed before setting off but never try to do so by pouring hot water over it – you are likely to crack your windscreen – so, instead use a patent de-icing spray or liquid
  • to help prevent the accumulation of ice in the first place, invest in a purpose-designed windscreen cover or even use cardboard or an old sheet;
  • be similarly careful when using hot water to heat keys to turn in frozen locks – modern locks are likely to incorporate plastic components which may melt if the key is too hot;

The windscreen washer

  • you’re likely to be needing the windscreen washer to maintain good visibility whilst on the move, so remember to keep the water reserve topped up with an appropriately strong de-icing fluid;

Antifreeze

  • if you have forgotten to do so, or do not know whether the vehicle’s radiator is topped up with antifreeze, have the concentration checked and add more to bring it up to the required level.

Your motorhome is probably designed for all-weather enjoyment, so don’t hesitate to use it for just that. Just remember that extra care, preparation and precautions may be needed for the challenge of winter driving conditions.

If Father Christmas didn’t bring you one, there’s still time to become the proud owner of a motorhome and enjoy the warmer, balmy days of springtime that are (hopefully!) just around the corner.

There are any number of benefits attractions in motorhoming, of course, but here are just some of those that appeal to our customers here at Derby Motorhomes:

The freedom to explore

  • Britain is a nation of explorers and every one of us is likely to have some inner yearning for the freedom of the open road and the sense of adventure to follow it wherever it leads;
  • motorhomes provide just that release – with a vehicle that may be nimble enough to manoeuvre even the most winding or narrow roads;

Home from home

  • but for all that adventure and exploration, you don’t need to sacrifice the creature comforts of home;
  • modern motorhomes are built to such a high standard that you have everything you need – the fridge, oven, flushing toilet, running water, and every manner of home comfort – including the kitchen sink;

Everything to hand

  • in a motorhome, everything is to hand;
  • there are no hotel bookings to be made and no restaurant tables to be reserved – still less the need to find a family-friendly eating place if you have the kids in tow;

The great outdoors

  • whenever you are holidaying in a motorhome, the great outdoors is ever-present;
  • all the fresh air you could need, all the natural wonders of the world, are right on your doorstep – providing a welcome and healthy getaway from the city-centred hotels you might otherwise be staying in;

Encounters with the unexpected

  • motorhomes give you the chance to ditch any rigorously planned itinerary and the freedom to explore whatever you encounter along the way;
  • free of the constraints to meet hotel booking-in and checking-out times, feel free to expect the unexpected and awaken once again that sense of exploration, adventure and wonder;

Social occasions

  • neither is motorhoming a solitary affair;
  • motorhomes make ideal family getaways in which you can enjoy some quality time;
  • membership of a club also links you to an even wider social network of like-minded souls – the Caravan Club, which claims more than a million members, changed its name just a couple of years ago to the still more inclusive Caravan and Motorhome Club;

Pet-friendly

  • how many holidays have meant the anxiety and pain of separation from your pets;
  • motorhoming relieves you of any such pain, since your pets can come along on your holiday too;
  • an increasing number of campsites are dog-friendly these days – and recognise that your four-legged companions are as likely to enjoy a holiday just as much as you do;

Economise

  • your bank balance is likely to be one of the major constraints on your taking more holidays and weekend breaks – hotel rooms and dining out every day make many such trips prohibitively expensive;
  • once you’ve made that initial investment in buying a motorhome, on the other hand, your holidays and breaks in the future are likely to prove a fraction of the cost.

These are just a few of the benefits our customers have told us about. Set about purchasing – or upgrading – your motorhome now, and you’re almost certain to discover a lot more.

 

 

For the most part, finding out where motorhome shows are and getting to them is easy.

However, getting the most out of a motorhome show is a very different challenge!

Here are some of Derby Motorhomes top tips to help you to do so.

Plan your children

If you have younger children with you, that’s great but you probably don’t need us to tell you that those youngsters might have very limited attention spans.

Certainly, they’ll enjoy getting close up to the motorhomes but they are likely to be a lot less interested if you’re discussing, for example, engine option specifications with an expert on a stand.

If you can, it might be best to leave your kids with a family member so that you can concentrate on the event itself. If that’s not possible or you don’t like the idea in principle, then taking along some distraction in the form of games or toys might be a smart idea.

Research your interests in advance – and plan

Many of the bigger motorhome shows can be quite intimidating in terms of size and scale. It’s perfectly possible to wander around aimlessly trying to look at everything, only to end up exhausted and without any firm conclusions at the end of the day!

So, have some key things you want to see and check out noted in advance. Go to those stands or exhibitors as a priority and ignore everything else until you have put a tick against each of your priority interests.

Consider taking some food

There is almost always plenty of catering at these events and it can be of good quality but it can also sometimes become extremely crowded.

If you don’t mind queuing up for food and losing time while you are doing so, that’s great. However, if you’d prefer to spend your time looking at motorhomes, rather than the stranger in front of you in the food queue, consider taking a picnic.

Set realistic targets

Many people admit to reaching the end of a motorhome show in a state of almost total exhaustion. It’s great fun but walking endlessly around trying to do everything can drain even the fittest of us.

So, building on that prioritised list of objectives mentioned above, make sure that the things you note as “must do” are realistically achievable within the time you are allocating.

Wear sensible footwear

If the venue is inside, make sure you wear very comfortable shoes rather than those designer specials that look great but which are going to cause you grief after you’ve been walking around in them for a few hours.

If things are outside, make sure your shoes are equally sensible but also waterproof and with decent soles. It doesn’t matter what the weather forecast said, if a field turns into a quagmire and you have beach shoes on, you’ll regret it.

Try to avoid arriving or leaving at peak times

Broadly speaking, peak arrival and departure times are normally somewhere around 8-10AM and around 5-7.00PM.

That may vary, of course, depending upon the hours of the specific show.

Depending upon the venue, these peak times can put incredible pressure on the local road systems meaning queuing to get in or out can take place. Sitting in a queue is unlikely to be an ideal start or end to such a day, so try and avoid the peaks and travel at other times if at all possible.

Here are some ideas from Derby Motorhomes relating to a top 10 motorhome short breaks list.

  1. Warwickshire and the northern Cotswolds

One big attraction with this area is the simple geographical fact that it sits in the very centre of England. So, it’s easy to reach from just about anywhere, with the possible exception of Scotland!

The countryside is pleasant, with rolling green hills and there are some fantastic tourist centres such as Stratford upon Avon, Kenilworth, Warwick, Leamington Spa and Coventry.

  1. The Peak District

This area of rugged and wild Derbyshire country has some of the most impressive scenery in central/southern England.

It also has some really interesting towns that are well worth exploring, such as Matlock Baths and you can take in some of the industrial heritage exhibitions that are close by in southern Yorkshire.

  1. The Lake District

The scenery around the lakes is rightly world-famous. Many of the small villages and towns are also well worth visiting, including places such as Kendle.

Don’t forget to try the superb mint cake while you’re up there!

  1. Bamburgh castle and surrounding districts

A fantastic and often overlooked part of the northeast of England, the coastline around here is magnificent and the surrounding countryside is mercifully free of crowds for much of the year.

Don’t forget to visit Lindisfarne and Newcastle upon Tyne too.

  1. The Scottish Borders

All too often bypassed by people coming up from the south in their rush to reach Edinburgh and on into the Highlands, the countryside around here is stunningly beautiful and some of the towns such as Jedburgh and Kelso are quaint and unspoiled.

  1. Conway (Conwy) and North Wales

The Snowdonia National Park is right on the doorstep of the charming town of Conway/Conwy. There are so many sights in this area including places such as the Blaenau-Ffestiniog railway and Anglesey, that you’ll struggle to get them done in any short break.

  1. Albans

Ancient Roman Verulamium is an attractive smaller city and one which is surrounded by stately homes and other places of interest. No top 10 motorhome short breaks guide would be complete without mentioning London – and there are regular fast train services direct from St. Albans into the capital.

  1. Portsmouth

The historic Royal Naval Dockyards and many other nautical attractions make this a must area to visit for those interested in a combination of ships and the military.

There are plenty of famous ships to see. If you get bored with that, you can always take a short ferry hop over to the Isle of Wight to explore there also.

  1. The Scottish Highlands

Now it’s true that if you’re based anywhere in England, you might struggle to do a short break into the Highlands due to the distances involved   Even so if you are in Scotland or have a few more days to spare when setting out from England, the Highlands are a must for a visit.

You can go right up the middle towards Loch Ness or for a slightly different view of the Western Highlands, try the area around Inveraray which is incredibly beautiful.

  1. Dorset

This is one of England’s less known counties and many people simply travel through it on their way to Devon and Cornwall.

That’s a pity because it has some beautiful coastal stretches and some exceptionally pretty inland towns and villages like Cerne Abbas.

Wherever you are off to, remember to enjoy yourself!

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At Derby Motorhomes we have many years’ experience of counselling first-time motorhome buyers. Here we have condensed some of our top tips into a brief motorhome buying guide.

Think carefully about why you are buying one

There is no suggestion here that you should start to question your decision! This is more about being sure you understand what you expect to get out of your motorhome because that will tell you how you are going to use it.

That, in turn, will feed into your deliberations about the type of motorhome that is likely to be suitable for your needs. If you plan to use your motorhome regularly for long-distance trips around Europe and with a number of passengers aboard, it may incline you towards certain types of vehicle. By contrast, if you are planning to just use it occasionally in the UK over the summer months that might suggest a different approach.

Prepare your finances

Once you have a type of vehicle in mind, whether that is brand new or pre-used, you should start to get a reasonable understanding of the sort of price you may be paying.

It’s always advisable to be sure in advance just how you plan to finance your purchase. Apart from providing you with peace of mind, it also means you’ll be able to focus on driving a hard deal with the seller.

Don’t emotionally commit based on photos alone

All manufacturers understandably show their product in the very best light in their publicity material. Try to avoid losing your heart to a given motorhome based on that input alone.

There is absolutely no substitute for hard research on the models you are thinking about and at the same time, getting your hands on them for a test drive etc.

A motorhome that looks fantastic in an online photograph and presentation might feel completely different to you if you were inspecting it inside and driving in for an hour or two. So, keep an open mind at the outset.

Take expert advice

Buying a motorhome is not like buying a car. It is a specialist area and any motorhome buying guide should make the point clearly that, unless you have prior in-depth knowledge, you should take expert advice and guidance before deciding on a given vehicle.

Think about parking and storage when not in use

Remember that local laws and your insurance policy might prohibit you from permanently parking your motorhome on the public street when it is not in use.

Similarly, parking on your driveway or in your back garden might be an issue with neighbours.

There are often easy solutions to this type of challenge but be sure you have thought this one through in advance.

Don’t over-compromise on quality

Economy is always going to be a big issue for any buyer but cutting back on space or facilities in order to save perhaps a modest amount of money, might be something you’ll regret later on. Compromises may, of course, be necessary but go with your instinct where things such as fittings, furnishings and little luxuries are concerned.

Check your licence

The good news is that many motorhomes can be driven on a standard driving licence.

However, the position isn’t always entirely straightforward, as the weight of a motorhome plus the date you passed your test, might both have an effect on the type of vehicle you can drive on that standard licence.

It’s worth checking this in advance on the government’s website above.

https://www.gov.uk/driving-motorhome

There’s no need to assume that your motorhome is only suitable for trips heading towards wild countryside.

In fact, many people love using them as a base for exploring some of the beautiful cities in the UK and Europe.

Here are a few ideas from the team here at Derby Motorhomes about motorhome city breaks in the UK you might wish to think about.

Edinburgh

The historic capital of Scotland, this usually appears in any consideration of the top three most beautiful cities of the UK.

It is simply packed with things to do and see as well as having the additional benefit of being surrounded by some beautiful countryside to the south and north. Some of the coastal towns around the Firth of Forth are also well worth exploring if, though it’s unlikely, you tire of Edinburgh’s attractions.

True, you may struggle to find a site for your motorhome in the city centre itself but there are plenty in surrounding areas that are serviced by good public transport links.

Do note that like many cities, Edinburgh now has major traffic restriction measures in place.

York

This is an ancient city with still visible Roman, Viking, Anglo-Saxon and medieval sites.

The cathedral is the focal point of the town but there are simply stacks of other attractions including the medieval Shambles, the Viking centre of Yorvik and the city walls themselves.

You can also take in the North Yorkshire Moors and the Yorkshire coastline for some stunning scenery while you’re there.

Stratford upon Avon

True, in the peak holiday season of July and August this charming small town can become a little packed with tourists. However, at other times of the year, it is much more manageable and it’s great to see its historic buildings including those associated with Shakespeare.

In the surrounding countryside, you’ll also find other towns that are more than worth a visit including Warwick, Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and plenty of others.

Manchester

Now it’s perfectly true that Manchester doesn’t often score highly in terms of the picturesque quality of its city centre but that shouldn’t detract from its many attractions.

There are some great major galleries, museums and above all a very trendy commercial life on display in the centre of the city.

It’s also well positioned to explore some of the industrial museums and heritage of towns in Lancashire to the north and Cheshire to the south.

Top tips for exploring city centres

Don’t forget that, particularly in holiday seasons, good sites close to city centres can be snapped up very quickly by eager motorhome owners. So, make sure that you book in advance where motorhome city breaks are concerned.

If you can, take some personal transport with you like cycles. It’ll make it much easier for you to get around and you’ll be less likely to run into some of the traffic congestion that, however much you try to avoid it, can be a fact of life with areas surrounding major conurbations.

It might also be highly advisable to seek sites that are located within very easy reach of good public transport services into the city. Not all cities are necessarily equally well equipped in terms of the transport infrastructure, so a little internet research will be essential.

As was mentioned to be specifically the case in Edinburgh, it’s always a good idea to avoid, if possible, taking your motorhome into a city centre. You might get lucky but you won’t want to lose a lot of your precious exploring time simply driving around one way systems while trying to find a car park that will accept motorhomes.

Above all, remember to have fun!

One of the services we provide is that of part exchange.

Here we’d like to run through how Derby Motorhomes operates the system and some of the basic principles behind it.

What we exchange

It may surprise you to know that we don’t just accept motorhomes as part of a part exchange deal.

We will happily consider things such as motorcycles and motor cars as well.

The basic approach

In order to give you an initial part exchange estimate, we will need to have certain key information relating to the vehicle you are considering putting forward. Those details might include:

  • a precise description of what it is, including things such as its make, model and year;
  • an accurate indication of its current mileage;
  • how many previous owners it might have had;
  • a fairly objective review of its condition. Any major problems or damage should be highlighted at this stage to avoid wasting time later on;
  • a statement of any enhancements you might have made to it, such as anything that might affect its registration details and insurance;
  • a statement relating to whether or not there is any outstanding finance on it.

Once we have those details we will contact our trusted associates in whatever the vehicle field concerned is, to seek the best possible trade-in price we can on your behalf.

Assuming the figure we indicate is acceptable, we will then proceed with you to the next stage.

Confirmation and engagement

Almost inevitably, part exchange allowances will be dependent on the person offering the figure (or their intermediaries) getting to see the vehicle in person before agreeing an absolutely final sum.

There is absolutely no suggestion here that the part exchange specialist believes you might have misrepresented the vehicle. It is simply a question of them trying to make sure that there is nothing associated with it that you might have failed to spot.

Sometimes those things can be very technical and not immediately apparent to anyone other than a skilled mechanic and one who is an expert in the type of vehicle concerned.

However, in many cases, this is simply routine and the final figures are confirmed. In some cases, it may be necessary for you to take steps to settle any outstanding finance on the vehicle prior to offering it as part of the deal or it can be settled as part of the overall transaction.

Do please keep in mind that if you are purchasing a vehicle under hire purchase terms, it is an offence to offer it for sale or part exchange unless your HP funds provider has agreed to it in advance, with any outstanding sums being settled as part of the final transaction.

Summary

As we have said on our website, part exchange can sometimes be a little complicated even though it is an excellent way to offset some of the costs associated with purchasing a new motorhome.

We and our partners can be extremely inventive in finding ways to make your part exchange happen and in a cost-effective way for you. This can all be explained in much more detail and far more easily if you contact us for an initial discussion.

That will be entirely non-committal on your part but it will give you an excellent idea of how the process works and some of the financial advantages that it might offer you.