24 August 2015

Elddis Motorhomes are coming to TC



TC Motorhomes are delighted to have been awarded the all new Elddis Motorhome franchise by Elddis, who are part of the explorer group.

Elddis have recognised & now appointed TC Motorhome`s as their newest franchised Elddis Motorhome dealer.

Karen Martin, the account manager at Elddis, confirmed her delight that this brand's new innovative range of Elddis Motorhomes will soon be on display at the brand new showroom facilities of TC`s.

Elddis Motorhomes are coach-built and are the first fully bonded motorhomes ever, using a world class construction system, the same pioneering and proven technology seen in many other forms such as Formula 1 cars and aircraft assembly. its called “Solid”. ( solid / light / dry )

The Elddis range of motorhomes are the result of one of the most comprehensive product design programmes the industry has ever known, and the `Solid` construction system used by Elddis is seen by many, as one of the most significant developments in leisure vehicle construction technology for over thirty years.

Tony Chamberlain,  the dealer principle of TC Motorhomes was pleased that the TC Motorhomes success was being recognised by some of the biggest names in the industry.

He added that the success of his team in Herne Bay was entirely the result of their collective focus, on delivering customer satisfaction and supplying quality products, be it new or used, and offering excellent value for money.

TC Motorhomes is an established motorhome dealership that already has new motorhome franchises which include, Swift, Autocruise, Bailey & Chausson at its location in Herne Bay.

For more information on the range of motorhomes, contact Shane Catterick, or Neil Kinsley at TC Motorhomes, on: 01227 289111.

21 August 2015

Elddis Autoquest 130



David & Mary from Dover are pictured taking delivery of their first Coachbuilt Motorhome, the Elddis Autoquest 130 from T C Motorhomes.

It’s a great example, with just one private owner from new and just 6000 miles.

The Elddis Autoquest replaces David & Mary`s  `first` campervan , a `Leisuredrive` Hi Top Camper that had served them very well over the last couple of years but had now been outgrown, and so was being part exchanged.

Part exchanged for a coachbuilt motorhome with a  little more space,  and a few more  creature comforts.

We all at T C Motorhomes, would like to wish David & Mary all the best with their Elddis ,

And many miles of Happy Motorhoming!

To find out about new or used motorhomes available at TC Motorhomes call: 01227 289111 or visit our showroom.

19 August 2015

Used Autorail Arapaho SE



The `EXECUTIVE EXPRESS` has arrived and in some style !! ..

With 160 brake horse power, Automatic transmission and just 10,000 miles recorded this one has had just one private owner from new!

Thw AUTOTRAIL ARAPAHO SE is a large 'Tax Axle' 6 berth coachbuilt motorhome with a spacious rear 'U' longe and a forward dinette.

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Bed Sizes:

Overcab (Luton) Double Bed: 1920mm x 1230 mm: (6` 4" x 4` 1")
Dinette Double Bed: 1860 mm x 1090 mm: (6` 1" X 3` 7")
Rear Double Bed: 2100 mm x 2000 mm: (6` 11" x 6` 7")

Overall Dimensions:

Overall Length: (including Tow Bar) 8908 mm: (29` 2")
Overall Height: 3175 mm: (10 5")
Overall Width (Mirrors Folded In): 2310 mm: (7` 7")
Overall Width (Mirrors Extended): 2718 mm: (8` 11")

Technical Details:

M.T.P.L.M: 5000 kg`s
M.I.R.O: 3800 kg`s
Payload: 1200 kg`s
Gross Train Weight: 6000 kg`s
Maximum Towing Limit: 1000 kg`s
Wheelbase: 4861 mm

Vehicle Details:

Chassis / Base Vehicle: Fiat Ducato:
Engine: 3.0 160 BHP
Gearbox: AUTOMATIC
Conversion: AUTOTRAIL
Model: ARAPAHO
Registration Number: NK09 -----
Registration Date: 23/07/2009

Miles Recorded: 10359







11 August 2015

New Bailey AUTOGRAPH 740


David & Angela are pictured taking delivery of a New Bailey AUTOGRAPH 740 model from TC Motorhomes in Herne Bay, Kent.

The BAILEY they chose is the AUTOGRAPH 740 fixed bed model with Black Cab and replaces an Elddis 175 Majestic purchased new in 2014,  which featured beds that required making up each night, a chore that Angela confirmed she would not miss at all in her all new BAILEY AUTOGRAPH!!

The day after collection, and en route to some fishing lakes near to Headcorn, Maidstone for a first outing in the Bailey, Angela told Shane Catterick, that loading the Bailey had gone well and that there seemed to be at least, if not more useable storage in the Bailey  than offered by the Elddis 175.

Angela & David tend to use their motorhome all year around, regardless of temperatures and so are also encouraged by the glowing reports by other `ALDE Users`  that the `central heating` system fitted as standard on the Bailey AUTOGRAPH,  the ALDE 3110 will provide an `all - around` warmth and `gentler` heat throughout the Motorhome,  that is more efficient than most `blown-air` systems.

Shane Catterick and all his colleagues at T C Motorhomes wish Angela & David `all the best` in their new Bailey, happy motorhoming!

06 August 2015

Chausson 610 Welcome


Kate & Mark + 1, are pictured taking delivery of their new Chausson 610 Welcome Automatic Motorhome from TC Motorhomes in Herne Bay Kent.

And the little lady seen peering around the back of the motorhome? was keenly involved, as both Kate & Mark were shown how their new Motorhome functioned.

David, one of the Habitation Engineers at TC `s will often spend an hour or so going through the controls and different systems on board and on this particular morning, found his task very simple as not two but three interested family members watched on (Our customers at TC Motorhomes find this level  and style of handover extremely useful & informative).

They covered such issues as the Hot Water and Heating, the workings of the Automatic Energy Selection Fridge, the cooker, the bed conversion and the loo, winter drain-down & reverse polarity!

This approach ensures that when our new motorhomers were away on the very first outing, everything around them felt reasonably familiar & comfortable to them.

T C Motorhomes are the Main Dealer for CHAUSSON, BAILEY, SWIFT and AUTOCRUISE MOTORHOMES operating from their purpose-built sales and after-sales facility just outside Herne Bay in Kent, CT6 6TE.

For more information on these new vehicles, or any of the used motorhomes and Campervans that we sell, please don’t hesitate to contact either Shane Catterick or Neil Kinsley on :
01227 289111 or email sales@tcmotorhomes.com.

Motorhome Winter Tyres


Mike and Mandy are pictured having just made some important changes to their beautiful Chausson motorhome.

They are both keen skiers, (in fact Mike is a Skiing Instructor) and so both enjoy many weeks on the slopes throughout the skiing season, November through until May.

With several trips already in the diary for this year and next, Mike was particularly keen to ensure that their Chausson Motorhome was prepared for what lay ahead and so has invested in some smart looking Alloy road wheels and at the same time has had fitted some Winter Tyres.

Gone are the days when `winter tyres` were only used for a few weeks of the year!

The Winter Tyres of today can offer all year round `extra grip` in most driving conditions with wet or dry roads.

Road Noise and excessive wear are minimal, in fact a similar mileage is expected from a modern winter tyre compared to a general road tyre.

And the cost?

Mike and Mandy were very pleased with pricing package they secured for Wheels & Tyres through T C Motorhomes in Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 6TE.

So It would seem there are few if any negatives of a modern `Winter Tyre`, being used all year around and next time Mike & Mandy are scaling or descending a mountain pass, with snow all around them, they will be re-assured by the extra grip afforded to them from the Winter Tyres they have just had fitted.




For more details and pricings for Tyres or road wheels for motorhomes, contact Shane Catterick at TC Motorhomes on 01227 289111.