15 October 2019

Chausson 768 Welcome - Handover


Elaine & Phil from Worthing, are pictured taking delivery of their New Chausson 768 Welcome Premium model, on the all new Ford Transit base with Automatic Transmission.

They had bought an older motorhome eighteen months ago just to see whether they enjoyed motorhoming, and surprise, surprise! they are smitten with the whole experience. So much so they decided to search out their perfect motorhome, a New Chausson 768 Welcome Premium.

They enjoyed a trial-run in Canterbury for the first night, and then travelled in their new home on wheels to their static home in Worthing!

David from T C `s who prepared their new Chausson, and completed a handover with Elaine & Phil wishes them well with their new baby!

And Shane thanked them for their valued support.

14 October 2019

Monday Motivation!


It's so lovely when a customer takes time to send us a nice review. It makes the whole team feel great!

Thank-you!

15 - 20 October 2019 NEC Birmingham


We're here and setting up for this October Motorhome show at the NEC in Birmingham.

There are lots of things to see and do including;

New for 2020 Products
Products on Display
Accessories
LIVE Product Launches
Expert Advice
Tow-Check
Live Theatre
Special Guests
Destinations
Towing Experience
Motorhome Manoeuvring
Campervan Test Drive

You can find us in Hall 8 on Stands 8-20.

Come along say Hi! If you have any questions regarding anything Motorhoming then Shane will be happy to help.

You can find extra information on the Motorhome and Caravan website here > https://mcshow.co.uk/



17 September 2019

Another Chausson Handover


Mike and Mandy from Birchington are pictured taking delivery of a Brand New Left Hand Drive CHAUSSON EXALTIS Automatic `A` Class Motorhome,  from Shane at T C Motorhomes in Herne Bay Kent.

The Exaltis is their 3rd Chausson motorhome, and is likely to be the busiest yet .. with trips already being planned right the way  across Europe.

Mandy confirmed that she & Mike were completely sold on Chausson motorhomes, as they have a good quality finish, are modern and contemporary but at the same time massively practical with lots of useful garage and locker space throughout.

Enough space even for a small inflatable Rib with electric motor, that Mike and Mandy like to traverse some of the lakes they have visited together.

Shane, David and all of their colleagues at T C `s send Mike and Mandy grateful thanks for their valued order and continued support, and wish them well with their new `A` Class Motorhome .. the Chausson Exaltis.

For more information about the Chausson range of Motorhomes, including the Exaltis, please  contact Shane Catterick at T C Monochromes.

16 September 2019

Chausson 728 EB Handover


Dean & Julie`s excitement at collecting their first ever motorhome, the excellent Chausson 728 EB, is difficult to conceal, but then why would you want to!

Shane Catterick and his colleagues at T C Motorhomes in Herne Bay Kent, send Doug and Julie, from Hoddesdon, their very best wishes on this their new adventure.

Congratulations!

12 September 2019

Chausson 757 Welcome Premium Handover


Stefan & Gina are pictured taking delivery of their Brand New 2019  Chausson 757 Welcome Premium Motorhome, (on the All-New FORD Transit chassis with Automatic Transmission),

Stefan & Gina bumped into Shane at last years October Motorhome Show at the Birmingham NEC Exhibition centre, and following some research about the product and the dealer, Stefan And Gina made their decision and the rest is history as they say ..

Following a thorough recent handover and explanation of the controls, Stefan and Gina were excited to hit the road and collect their children from school so that they too could enjoy this proud moment,  when you take delivery of your first new Motorhome.

They already have some travel plans pencilled in, and Shane and all of his colleagues at T C Motorhomes, (especially Peter who completed the Handover) would like to wish them lots of fun and adventures in their new Chausson motorhome.

03 September 2019

Chausson Exaltis Handover

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Mike and Mandy from Birchington are pictured taking delivery of a Brand New Left Hand Drive CHAUSSON EXALTIS Automatic `A` Class Motorhome,  from Shane at T C Motorhomes in Herne Bay Kent.

The Exaltis is their 3rd Chausson motorhome, and is likely to be the busiest yet .. with trips already being planned right the way  across Europe.

Mandy confirmed that she & Mike were completely sold on Chausson motorhomes, as they have a good quality finish, are modern and contemporary but at the same time massively practical with lots of useful garage and locker space throughout.

Enough space even for a small inflatable Rib with electric motor, that Mike and Mandy like to traverse some of the lakes they have visited together.

Shane, David and all of their colleagues at T C `s send Mike and Mandy grateful thanks for their valued order and continued support, and wish them well with their new `A` Class Motorhome .. the Chausson Exaltis.

For more information about the Chausson range of Motorhomes, including the Exaltis, please  contact Shane Catterick at T C Monochromes

13 August 2019

705% First Registration & Road License Increases

After 1st September 2019 the government is proposing an unjustified 705% First Registration & Road License Increases on all New Motorhomes.

Everyone in the Motorhome community needs to work together and do everything we can to get these changes stopped!

Even if at this point in your life you don't own a Motorhome it could be something you wish to own in the future.

Please sign the petition here https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/268246, follow the steps below and share with your friends and family.

We thank everyone whos getting involved on behalf of the whole industry.

Step 1

Look up the email address of your local MP using your postcode

Link: https://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/

Step 2

Copy and paste the text from the Word document into a new email, ready to send to the email address of your MP

Link: https://the-ncc.org.uk/WP7-6F4HV-5SER3M-3P9MIN-1/c.aspx

(Add/edit the MP name as part of the greeting and add your own signatory details)

Step 3

Attached the PDF file entitled 'Briefing Note' to the email

https://i.emlfiles4.com/cmpdoc/9/7/3/2/4/files/602703_ncc-briefing-note-generic.pdf?fbclid=IwAR03THmwOeLd18Qiqeq_srR_rgC6AtCvyclYIlIWhES2Y1MwQ2i3IqjZWTs

Step 4

Send the email to your MP and copy in info@approvedworkshops.co.uk

09 August 2019

Motorhome Road Tax Increase


Road tax is due to rise by over 700% with the governments new plans to classify motorhomes differently. The purpose of this petition is to keep it as it is to protect this industry and local tourism.
Please visit and sign the petition

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/268246

06 August 2019

New Motorhome handover


Sue & John are from Gravesend, and are pictured taking delivery of their New Autocruise Motorhome from our modern showhome in Kent

They have had Motorhomes, Touring Caravans and a Static Caravan in the past, so by their own admission it will come easy to them both to settle back into.

A modern Van Conversion Motorhome, and they both believe that the compact nature of the Autocruise van will make it very versatile, able to take it in an out of towns and villages that the bigger motorhomes dare not venture near.

Despite that, Peter, one of  T C Motorhomes` experienced engineers was on hand to take Sue & John through the controls, to ensure that they were familiar with the workings of the Autocruise.

Everyone here at T C Motorhomes hope that Sue and John have a great deal of fun with their new Motorhome.

Happy Motorhoming!

05 July 2019

Perfect Motorhomes for a road trip

After feeling inspired by the blog we posted for David and Christina who purchased a motorhome from us and then went for a road trip from Portugal to the east coast of Spain. 

We have picked three Chausson Motorhomes which we think would be perfect for anyone who has been dreaming of going on a road trip but doesn't know where to start when it comes to finding that perfectly suited motorhome.



Chausson Twist 594

The Chausson TWIST 594 is a 2 x berth campervan, with cooking, sleeping & washing facilities in a vehicle not much bigger than an estate car.

Imagine backing up to a Scottish landscape, a beautiful loch maybe, flinging open the two rear doors and sitting with a glass of wine watching the sun go down.

Also, picture yourself driving Scotland`s “Route 66” ... The North Coast 500” with its breath-taking scenery and challenging narrow roads. The Chausson Twist is so car like to drive and easy to manage. It would be the ideal choice for a trip to Bonny Scotland and just about anywhere else you care to imagine.Well specified and sensibly priced.



Chausson 530 Welcome

With similar qualities to the Twist,  the 530 Welcome remains compact and nimble, (its just under 6 x metres in length, and just 2.3 metres wide).

However, with its innovative `Drop-Down` bed design and full-width rear washroom,  the 530 offers improved sleeping washing, sleeping and cooking facilities not for 2 x persons, but for four.

Available on either the Fiat or Ford platforms the 530 is the benchmark compact 6 x metre coach-built motorhome in our market place today..



Chausson 630 Welcome Premium

The Chausson 630 Welcome Premium AUTOMATIC is a little longer than the Twist or the 530, and with its `Smart Lounge` design the extra space has been put to extremely good use.

At 7 x metres in length, it can still navigate the windy roads of Scotland, but for those who relish a little solitude it has two `drop-down` single beds that can be  used independently.

(when they are `together` at the same height, or fully down then they feel like a double bed).

So if one of you would like an afternoon siesta, without preventing your partner from using any of the other facilities on board, (like the kitchen, the washroom, or the lounge) the 630 might just be worth a second  look.

With its full width rear washroom and large wardobe, and cavernous garage the 630 offers something the Twist and the 530 cannot.

Storage , Space & more Storage. It has a garage that enables bikes and luggage to be stored safely away from the elements, and for those planning longer trips away this might be a feature worth having.

Capable of accommodating up to 4 x persons, and like the 530 model,  available on the Fiat or Ford platforms and also available in either manual or automatic transmissions.

For good reasons the 630 remains one of our `best-selling` motorhomes.

If you would like to book a viewing for any of these motorhomes please call 01227289111.

04 July 2019

Elddis ACCORDO 125



Ivan & Sandra from Margate are pictured taking delivery of their very first Motorhome, An Elddis ACCORDO 125 from our modern showroom located in Herne Bay, Kent.

Sandra confirmed that The Elddis Accordo is ideal for what they both need, something compact (it`s under 6 x Metres).

That can accommodate 2 x people comfortably, with a terrific specification.

She added..  We have now joined the Motorhome And Camping club and also Brit Stops (Overnight camping at Pubs, Farms and Vineyards).

Big wide open spaces here we come!

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26 June 2019

Along the Algarve Coast Road Trip

Along the Algarve Coast .. then on to Spain!

One of our previous customer's featured here has taken their new Chausson 640 Titanium motorhome for a tour around the Algarve.

They have been sharing with us their experience, we thought it would be good to share with you, to show the possibilities!

They wrote:

ALONG THE ALGARVE COAST : SILVES-CARVOElRO-MARINHA-GALE


Skies have now been blue & clear for the last fortnight since we left ALVOR, as we hop along the Algarve coast, discovering its history and its beautiful 100 million year old geographic coastline. With its many sandy beaches and one of the world best rated beach at Marinha.


First we stopped at Silves having a short stopover to visit the old Moors Castle. Moving onto a a quirky hippy camp amongst shacks and bushy gardens above Carvoeiro town. A few days here walking the cliffs and sight seeing in the local tourist town.

At Marinha we Wild Camped above the beach and its wonderous shaped eroded cliffs and rocks.


Further along the coast just 4 miles west of Albufeira we found a lovely friendly campsite, Parque da Gale close to endless beaches and coves, where we relaxed and chilled out, with a lovely cooling breeze coming off the Atlantic. A good day trip to the Albufeira historical part of the old town, a lovely fish meal and then completed by a sailing trip along the beautiful coastline on the MARA CAT taking in the many coves and the spectacular Cave at Benagil.

UPDATED 4TH JULY 2019



FROM THE WILD ATLANTIC TO THE WARM MEDITERRANEAN : La Istela-Cartagena-Altea-Calpe-Xabia

Leaving Portugal, temperatures rise so we aborted Malaga & Cordoba and a stop over in the beautiful National Park near Almeria above the beach at the lovely and remount hamlet of Ia Isleta.

Moving on we spend a very different night in a local petrol station in Cartagena but very convenient with a short walk into the town and the port. We headed for the tourist office, only to be told that all tourist sites were now closed for 2 months for holidays. So what do the tourist do in summer ?? We still managed to visit the Roman Theatre and the lovely street architecture, well worth the visit.

Taking the high road well away Benidorm we travelled to the historic town of ALTEA, with its modern beach resort, and slightly further away we camped in the suburbs of ALBIR (the cheaper end). From here we were able to cycle to the delightful beautiful old town with its church perched on top of the hill, and to its headland to get great views along the coast of Costa Blanca. Now you can't go to Costa Blanca without taking in the Sun, Sand & Sea.


Taking ourselves to a cheap'o camp site at Calpe we spent a sun tanning week both on the beach and walking much of the coastal paths taking in the coves and small marinas. We were also delighted by the paella cooked up by Rodriguez, the camp owner at 2 euros, amazing. Now we could of stayed much longer in Calpe but we like to save the best to last, so we moved onto our favourite camp site in Xabia for this is our Holiday time after the touring.


Not to be disappointed Javea Camping had extensively modified into a 5 star pool where we could relax in the whirlpools and recover from all that cycling. We manage a couple of long cycle rides (23 miles) taking in the amazing coastal view points and a hairy ride up to Montgo Mountain. Crazy, amazing, lunatic the only way you could describe Xabia 10 day festival of San Joan with Bull running, massive street parties, fire jumping, furniture bonfire, crazy street fireworks, burning of towering art work figures and huge fireworks display, all finished off with music band/disco to 5 a.m in the morning. Could you sleep through this ????

Time to work our way home its been a wonderful 2019 tour.

20 June 2019

What Motorhome's winners 2019


The July issue of What Motorhome revels their top Motorhomes for 2019 and the Chausson 640 Titanium has come up top in its class.

They wrote; "This impressed us almost at first glance – it has a spacious lounge, the largest drop-down bed in its class, and is great to drive, thanks to the Ford chassis.‘Chausson has surely become the market leader when it comes to low-profiles equipped with a drop-down bed."

To read the full review visit: https://www.outandaboutlive.co.uk/motorhomes/reviews/motorhomes/details/motorhome-review-chausson-640-titanium-motorhome/991462


15 May 2019

Chausson 628 Titanium Handover


Roger & Jackie from Margate Kent, have just traded their 2016 Chausson 620 Welcome, for the All New Chausson 628 Titanium on the Ford Chassis with 'automatic' Transmission as standard.

We are grateful to Roger & Jackie for their continued support, and wish them well in their innovative, New Chausson.

It may be of interest to our motorhoming fraternity locally,  that Roger is the Group Secretary for The “Motor Caravanner’s Club Kent Group".

Anybody interested in joining can in the first instance email Roger at:

kent@themotorcaravannersclub.co.uk or visit their website.

14 May 2019

Chausson 758 Titanium Handover


Paul & Jan from Longfield decided to make the switch from Touring Caravan to Motorhome back in February at the Motorhome Show at the NEC.

They are pictured taking delivery of their brand new Chausson 758 Titanium from Shane Catterick at T C Motorhomes in Herne Bay Kent.

T C Motorhomes wish Paul & Jan all the best in their new adventure. #livingthedream

Chausson 530 Welcome Premium


Tim & Jackie are pictured taking delivery of their very first Motorhome, the all new Chausson 530 Welcome Premium. They took their `Leap Of Faith` back in February at the NEC Birmingham Motorhome Show, and are thrilled now to be taking delivery and hugely excited at the prospect of motor-homing all over the UK and beyond.

Happy travels Tim & Jackie from Shane and his colleagues at T C `s.

To find out more about any of the motorhomes featured on our website pleace contact us on 01227 289111.

01 May 2019

Chausson 640 Motorhome Handover


David and Christina ( pictured ) first met Shane at the Motorhome Show at the NEC in Birmingham last February.

At the Largest UK Indoor venue for a Motorhome Show, David & Christina were able to look at hundreds of different motorhomes, and as existing motorhomers had a pretty good idea what they were looking for.

They found `IT`in the form of the award winning Chausson 640 Motorhome with `Smart Lounge`

The particular model they chose was the 640 Titanium, which offers Automatic Transmission as standard as well as a whole host of other items,

Including De-Frost front windscreen, Reversing Camera, and Central Door Locking on all three entrance doors ..

An agreement was made to replace their existing Swift motorhome for the impressive new Chausson 640, and today was the day that David & Christina made the journey from Ilkeston to Herne Bay to collect their new motorhome.

Shane and his colleagues at T C Motorhomes in Herne Bay Kent, wish David & Christina lots of fun and excitement with their fantastic new motorhome …

The open road awaits!

Read more about the Chausson 640 Motorhome

*Update*

7th May 2019

David left a review for us on our testimonial page, it reads ...

"We found the whole experience of buying our new Motorhome from TCS Motorhomes an absolute pleasure. From the beginning the staff were friendly and always kept me at ease and technically answered all our questions. The handover on the day was first class, supported by much coffee and biscuits. A great professional and friendly team that I would highly recommend."

Vehicle Valeter.



We require an experienced vehicle valeter on a Full Time basis at our showroom located in Herne Bay.

The successful person will have a good eye for detail and be able to work to a very high standard.

In the first instance please send your C.V. to Tony Chamberlain at sales@tcmotorhomes.com.

No agencies ~ Thank-you.

11 April 2019

5* Camping for Adults



Award winning Touring, Camping and Glamping in Somerset.

Another recommendation from a customer for an Adult only Campsite located in Somerset.

The Old Oaks is an award-winning location for touring, camping and glamping in Somerset – that’s just for adults. Here you can relax, unwind and make the most of our tranquil rural setting.

Their 5-star park is a proud winner of the AA Campsite of the Year 2018, and is situated close to the fascinating town of Glastonbury. Old Oaks is ideally located for you to explore all that this magical region has to offer. From walking, cycling and fishing to attending the iconic Glastonbury Festival, Old Oaks is the perfect place to see and do it all.

To find out more or to book visit their website https://www.theoldoaks.co.uk.

Do you have a recommendation for a camping site? Please share with us, you can send us an email on our contact page:

10 April 2019

Chausson 768 Welcome Premium Handover


Wayne & Jane are pictured taking delivery of their first new Motorhome.

It`s the all new, very impressive 2019 Chausson 768 Welcome Premium, on the equally impressive Ford Transit motorhome chassis.

Wayne & Jane are from Bexley-Heath, and chose the 768 Welcome Premium at the Birmingham Motorhome Show last October, as it offered a layout they liked and has a quality that they couldn't find in any other similarly priced motorhomes.

It`s a comfortable 4 x berth luxury motorhome, with an excellent specification, including a rear island bed over a large  garage  beneath, and when they aren't working,  they`ll be away in their new Chausson, Exploring all corners of the British Isles before venturing further afield.

Shane Catterick and everyone at T C Motorhomes wish them well in their new adventure .

09 April 2019

NEC Motorhome Show

We would like to say thank-you to existing customers for visiting us on the stand and renewing their acquaintance and for newcomers to the Chausson range of Motorhomes, who we hope and believe will be enjoying their New Chausson Motorhome.

T C Motorhomes and CHAUSSON had a very successful show, and overall sales on the Chausson Stand were up by a massive 43 % year on year. Confirming the Motorhome fraternity’s confidence in Chausson first and foremost, as a class leading quality brand and not surprisingly also the most popular imported brand to the UK.

08 April 2019

A campsite with a difference


A customer of ours has recommended "Concierge Camping" located in Chichester. So we took a look and thought we should share this information with our other customers.

Concierge Camping at Ratham Estate opened for business in April 2015. From its very first year, the campsite was awarded the AA South East Campsite of the Year and both a Premier Park and Best of British holiday park status. Continuous improvements and an obsessive attention to detail have now led to the prestigious AA ‘Campsite of the Year’ England and Overall Winner 2019.

The Ratham Estate is situated in West Ashling near Chicheste.  Steeped in history, it’s mentioned in the Domesday Book and originates from the 15th century. A working farm until the 1990s, the estate has three Grade II listed properties on site which include a charming circular thatched chapel, the original water mill and farmhouse.

Current owners, Lord and Lady Hodgkin, purchased the estate in 2011 and are bringing it back to its former glory. In 2015 they created a luxury touring park on a large area of the estate.

Looking on TripAdvisor the campsite has 5 stars and is number one for Specialty Lodging in Chichester. You can read the reviews here https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g186406-d8280925-Reviews-Concierge_Camping-Chichester_West_Sussex_England.html

If you would like to find out more about this campsite or would like to make a booking visit: https://www.conciergecamping.co.uk/our-campsite/.

18 March 2019

New Chausson 640 TITANIUMH



Diane and David from Gillingham Kent, are pictured collecting their New Chausson 640 TITANIUM from T C Motorhomes in Herne Bay.

The Chausson replaces their Elddis Accordo, which they increasingly felt by comparison was very much smaller and cramped when compared to the `open` spacious, Chausson models.

It also comes with the Ford Automatic gearbox as standard, which is something they were both keen to have on their new Chausson.

Shane Catterick thanked David & Diane for their valued order and continued support, and wished them well with their new Chausson.

12 February 2019

SAS Stars at Motorhome Show


Ollie Ollerton and Jason Fox will be at the February 2019 Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show to take on live challenges. To see them, visit the Freedom to go Theatre next Wednesday'20th Feb.

You can book tickets and find out more about all the other speakers who will be at the show, visit www.ccmshow.co.uk, you can book tickets here.

We're going to be at the show!

We will be available to discuss all aspects of the Motorhome industry with you and to show you around the fantastic 2019 range of new Chausson Motorhomes.

You will be able to find us on the Chausson Motorhome Stand No: 3055 which is located in Hall 3.
Shane looks forward to welcoming you!

Alternativley if you aren't visiting the show, you can visit our showroom here in Herne bay, Kent.

25 January 2019

Titanium 640 Wins Best Layout

EUROPEAN INNOVATION AWARD: Chausson 640 Titanium Model

The Titanium 640 has been awarded the best layout of the year by the European Innovation Awards held at the Stuttgart show.

This prestigious award is attributed by a board of 17 European magazines, caravaning experts.

The 640 layout is a creation made in Ard├Ęche which has already been rewarded.

The originality of this layout is the space and comfort you feel in only 6,99 m: maxi face-to-face lounge, large hideaway bed 160 cm width, maxi bathroom, dressing and garage.

Its concept Smartlounge enables to transform quickly bench seats into 2 comfortable seats for road use.

The 640 is not only appreciated by professionals. It is also, by far, the N°1 best-seller for individuals in Europe.

To find out more about the Chausson Titanium 640 please contact us on 01227 289111.