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All the latest news from Highbridge Caravan Centre Ltd.

Highbridge Hero

Well done to Peter Newman our Motorhome Valeter for recently finding £250 in a customer’s part exchange Motorhome that he was valeting and for contacting the customer straight away.  The customer was over the moon as they said they had mislaid the money and didn’t know where it could have been and thought it was in their house.  Honesty pays and now Peter can enjoy his generous gift that he received from the customer when handing the money back and some beers from the company.

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Motorhomes have landed at Outdoor Experience

We are pleased to announce that the first quality used motorhomes have now arrived at Outdoor Experience.  Also, we are pleased to announce the signing of our new Motorhome Sales and Operations Manager Jody White for Outdoor Experience.  Jody has a wealth of knowledge within the industry and over 14 years’ experience in selling motorhomes at various dealerships and shows throughout the Country.  Jody is also a keen Motorhomer himself and if he isn’t on a Motorhome rally, then he would be just as happy on a Motorhome forum helping out his fellow Motorhomer’s.  Please check the website for Outdoor Experience’s latest motorhome availability.

Pictured below celebrating the first two Motorhomes arriving on site is Jody White to the left, Philip Davies Director centre and Alistair Buckley General Manager on the right.

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Jack receives flowers from happy customer

Jackie was very happy to receive flowers today from one delighted customer. Rosemary Deem,picked up her new Hymer van 374 on Friday the 11th August and was very pleased with how everything went. Rosemary thanked Jackie for her excellent customer service throughout the handover process.Jackie Photo

The A38 connection – Devon based Outdoor Experience recently bought by Highbridge Caravans

For anyone travelling along the A38 between Plymouth and Exeter the name of Outdoor Experience is probably well known. Initially trading from a site adjacent to the dual-carriageway at Ashburton and, more recently from a site at Teigngrace, (near Trago Mills and opposite the British Ceramic Tile factory), the business grew from just selling camping gear to offering both new Bailey caravans and used caravans as well as caravan servicing. As the business developed, a website was added offering customers the option to buy suitable goods to be delivered. The 4 acre site at Teigngrace offers a modern caravan servicing workshop, large accessories shop as well as an outdoor display area for tent and awning displays and employs 13 staff. Looking to retirement, the previous owners, Roland Honour and his wife Sandra, chose to sell their business to Highbridge Caravans owned by the Davies Family. Roland and Sandra and their small team being a Family business, were happy that they chose the Davies Family to continue the good Family values that they strived for within their business. It is Highbridge Caravan’s aim, with the current helpful and friendly staff, to provide excellent choice and customer service for all Outdoor Experience customers, as can be expected at our main Somerset site which has developed over 50 years.

Highbridge Caravans being an established player in the industry, which has a large 10 acre site, again adjacent to the A38 at Highbridge near Burnham on Sea, Somerset, felt the purchase made perfect sense. This now enables the company to expand further into the South West and also to increase our offering in Devon by way of sales of motorhomes for the first time at Outdoor Experience. We also plan a large investment in improving all the current facilities on site and providing our Devon customers with a wider selection of both new and used caravans, motorhomes, shop products, awnings and motor annexes to browse. Watch this space for more information.

With the increase in ‘staycations’ due to factors such as the current relative weakness of the pound and security fears from travelling abroad, the position of camping and caravanning industry is looking good and British tourism will benefit as people enjoy all that this Country has to offer. Outdoor Experience in Devon, like Highbridge Caravans in Somerset are both great locations to visit whilst enjoying the south west in your caravan or motorhome.

Outdoor Experience contact details:
Phone 01626 832 792 /
Address: Higher Brocks Plantation, Teigngrace, Newton Abbot Devon, TQ12 6QZ
Website: http://www.outdoorexperience.co.uk/

Pictured below are Roland Honour and his wife Sandra shaking hands with Directors Phillip and Matthew Davies.
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Pictured below are all 4 directors, Lawrence Davies, Phillip Davies, Johnathan Davies and Matthew Davies

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European trip update

Carlton de Souza has been travelling through Europe in style with his Triumph Stag and his 2017 Pennine Pathfinder.

Since starting his trip, he has travelled through France, Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

Throughout his journey he has been kindly sending us some images of his Triumph Stag and Pennine Pathfinder in various locations.

We hope you’re having a great holiday and we look forward to seeing more images soon.Image combo

Adria Caravan Dealer Of The Year

We are very proud to have been awarded Caravan Dealer of the year by Adria.
Highbridge received the award during Adria’s 2018 caravan & motorhome launch event.
After seeing the new stock, we cannot wait for the arrival of Adria’s new models.
Our Sales Operations Manager Ollie can be seen holding the award in front of our 2017 Adria display here at Highbridge.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal customers & staff for making this possible. 
So, make sure you keep an eye out for all the latest news across our social media pages & website.
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European Adventure

Earlier today, Mr Desouza picked up his brand new 2017 Pennine Pathfinder. But what caught everybody’s attention was the car he was driving, a Triumph Stag.  Mr Desouza is going around Europe in his brand-new Pennine Pathfinder, which will be towed by the Triumph Stag. Along the way he will be sending us pictures of places he visits throughout the adventure, so keep an eye out for that!Triumph Stag

Thank you for the Rapido Award!

Rapido ImageWe are very excited to announce that Highbridge has been awarded 1st Prize ‘Best Performance – Europe 2017’ from Rapido Motorhomes.

Our Sales Operations Manager Ollie was at Rapido’s 2018 model launch in Mayenne, France, when the announcement was made and is pictured with Rapido’s sales team Norbert & Christina.

We are hugely proud of this prestigious accolade and would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal customers & staff for making this possible.

After having had a glimpse of some new models at the event we are now eagerly awaiting the arrival of Rapido’s 2018 stock, the motorhomes looked very impressive and will offer many new features throughout the range.

Keep an eye on our website for all the latest motorhome news and updates.