Chausson Motorhomes on forecourt

28 November 2018

NEW 2019 Chausson Titanium

First NEW 2019 Chausson Titanium on the road at T C Motorhomes.

Jo & Jude from Whitstable are pictured taking delivery of their very first motorhome, a brand new Chausson 640 TITANIUM, one of Chausson`s new model range for the 2019 season. From our showroom located in Herne Bay, Kent.

Jo has deliberated for a few weeks now as to which might be the right layout for her and her family and ultimately had no hesitation in choosing Chausson`s new 640 Titanium.

The Chausson 640 Titanium is a brand new model for 2019 on the fantastic Ford chassis, complete with 6 x Speed Automatic as standard equipment.

Jo is hoping that the motorhome will be in regular use, including day trips to the seafront with her mum and family trips further afield, the first of which is next weekend to Thetford and beyond!

Shane Catterick and all of the team at TC Motorhomes wish Jo & Jude all the best with their brand new adventure !

For more information about the Chausson TITANIUM, or any of the other motorhomes within the New Chausson Motorhome range available here at our showroom, call and ask for either Peter, Neil or Shane at T C Motorhomes: 01227 289111.

2019 Motorhome Show

The 2019 Caravan, Camping and Motorhome show at the NEC in Birminham has some new entertainment coming.

There will be a new 'Camping Zone' where visitors can experience the latest in camping trends. The Bear Grylls experience is for anybody who loves a bit of a challenge. There will be speakers, celebs, even some cooking demonstrations, this isn't just about Motorhomes! Anyone who has been before will of seen the top dog arena show which is back again next year, so you have enough time to teach your dog new tricks over the winter months.

But best of all, you can come and view the 2019 range of motorhome's on offer and speak to one of our experts who will be happy to answer all of your queries.

If you want to find out about how to get tickets visit: for more information.

22 November 2018

Chausson TITANIUM 767 GA

Jonathan & Julian from Tenterden are pictured taking delivery of the very first Chausson TITANIUM 767 Ga Motorhome.

The Titanium 767 GA has a terrific standard specification and is a brand new addition to the Chausson 2019 range of Motorhomes.

This model includes the Ford Transit base, 2.0 Euro 6B 170 BHP engine, with a 6 x Speed automatic transmission. Also included is the electric De-Frost Windscreen feature, Smart Lounge and much more besides.

The TITANIUM also has a distinctive appearance with attractive silver grey side walls and inside there's the unique Gladstone trim.

Jonathan commented that the terrific garage on the Chausson would be very useful for longer trips, when additional luggage, bikes and barbecue all need to be stored.

If you would like to find our more information about our Chausson New Motorhomes stock we have here at our showroom in Herne Bay Kent, please feel free to contact us..

Appointments are not necessary if you would like to just visit and take a look at the motorhomes on display in our modern showroom.

Find out how to contact us here: Contact TC Motorhomes.

01 November 2018

TC Motorhomes Choose Chausson

T C  Motorhomes of Hillborough, Herne Bay have announced that they will become mainland UK`s only solus Chausson Motorhome Dealership with immediate effect.

Tony Chamberlain and Shane Catterick are pictured being congratulated on their decision to become a `solus` Chausson Motorhome Dealership.

Pictured from Right To Left, Pascal Lidome (Chausson Export Manager Motorhomes), Jeff Kendrick (Chausson Commercial Director UK), Tony Chamberlain (Dealer Principle – T C Motorhomes), Shane Catterick (Sales Manager – T C Motorhomes)

In a market place that continues to grow beyond all expectations,and with Chausson Motorhomes already the most popular imported brand to the UK, the decision to focus `absolutely` on Chausson
Was an easy one for T C `s.

T C Motorhomes were appointed main dealers for Chausson Motorhomes in 2013, and since then the relationship between the two companies has flourished, and gone from strength to strength.

Chausson`s popularity continues to grow across Europe as consumers fully appreciate the innovation, the quality, the depth and wide range of products, and the modern contemporary styling that have become the watchwords at Chausson.

T C `s Dealer Principle confirmed that T C Motorhomes would continue to provide a `one-stop-shop` experience for all of it`s customers, including sales and after-sales facilities, and would

Seek to continually improve the Chausson experience at it`s Dealership in Hillborough, just outside Herne Bay, East Kent.

For further information contact:

Shane Catterick at T C Motorhomes : 01227 : 289111

The future`s bright, the future`s CHAUSSON ..

15 October 2018

Win a Bear Grylls experience

We have 7 pairs of tickets to give away for the brand-new Bear Grylls Experience at the NEC. Simply book your tickets using code EB15 to be in with a chance to win one of: 1 x pair of iFly vouchers, 1 x pair of Dive vouchers, 1 x pair of Climb & High Ropesvouchers, 4 x pairs of Basecamp Vouchers.

Visit to book your tickets to be in with a chance.

25 September 2018

Chausson 640 TITANIUM

Chausson Titanium- Coming this Saturday!

Our first Chausson 640 TITANIUM will be on display here at T C Motorhomes for the first time on Saturday 29th September, between 8 am and 3 pm. Come along and take a look inside.

To find out more about the Chausson 640 Titanium and the other range of Chausson Motorhomes available here at our showroom please visit: New Chausson Motorhomes

To speak to somebody here at TC Motorhomes to find out more information then please call: 01227 289111.

24 September 2018

Chausson new line-up for 2019

Chausson, the most popular range of imported Motorhomes to the UK, have announced an all- new line-up for the 2019 season. 

There are familiar specification derivatives like the flash & welcome, but there are a couple of new ones as well, announcing Welcome Premium.Based on the welcome from last year with a number of 
embellishments and refinements, including ext shower and gas point.

There`s the all new Titanium with its distinctive grey side walls, standard ford base vehicle with engine upgrade to 170 bhp, and an all new superb 6 x speed automatic transmission. There`s also a de-frost front windscreen, automatic rain sensitive wipers and much much more here are the models available in titanium specification: 

627 GA
  • Can Accommodate Up To 4 X Persons ( Optional Drop-Down Bed ) 
  • 2 x Rear Single Beds ( or Double ) Over A Large Garage Beneath 
  •  Can accommodate Up To 4 x Persons ( Optional Drop-Down Bed ) 
  • Large Height Adjustable Rear Island Bed Over A Large Garage 
  • Can Accommodate Up To 4 x Persons ( Drop-Down Bed STD ) 
  • Large Smart Lounge With Pop Up Belted Seats 
  • Can Accommodate up to 4 x Persons ( Optional Drop-Down Bed ) 
  • Large Height Adjustable Rear Island Bed Over A Large Garage 
  • With En-Suite Wash-Room & Privacy Door 
767 GA 
  • Can Accommodate Up To 4 x Persons ( Optional Drop-Down Bed ) 
  • 2 x Rear Single Beds ( or Double ) Over A Large Garage Beneath 
  • A Huge Feeling Of Space & Openness 


The YouTube Video gives an insight into how the Titanium Models Will appear In The UK >> HOWEVER The UK Specification Vehicles Will Generally

Have A Slightly Different ( Usually Higher ) Specification Than Those Shown ..


01227 289111 

01 September 2018

New Chausson 640 Welcome Motorhome

Terry & Jane are oh so excited to be collecting their New Chausson 640 Welcome Motorhome, from Shane Catterick at TC Motorhomes in Herne Bay Kent, on the New Registration Day  !!

So today for the first time we see 68 plates being driven around legally on our roads.

So, It`s their first motorhome, and the excitement is tempered with a little anxiety, not unusual in such circumstances ..

David Sharpe, (Engineer at T C `s)  was available to go through and explain the workings of the Chausson to Terry & Jane, which made an enormous difference and gave them both a huge confidence boost.

Grateful thanks to you both, Jane & Terry, for your valued order and support.

Use your New Chausson Motorhome as often as possible and have tremendous fun with it!

29 June 2018

Chausson Gets Auto'd!


Ford has launched it`s new automatic transmission for the Ford Transit and it’s a beauty !!

Niche but growing market

Ford says it has identified a growing demand for Automatic Transmission, especially with Motorhome Owners. So It is now offering the six speed transaxle, that has been developed in North America and used on vehicles such as the Ford Taurus and Ford Explorer, on it`s front-wheel drive versions of the Ford Transit, which of course CHAUSSON Motorhomes have been using for several years now..

A proven performer

The six-speed transaxle has been at work in American Fords for a decade, and is renowned for its quick and smooth gearshifts. This is because it uses a fluid coupling (called the torque converter clutch design) rather than the traditional mechanical clutch. It is also very durable and has a torque capacity of more than 415Nm.

For Transit applications, Ford has optimised the shift programme to get the most from the newly-developed 2-litre EcoBlue diesel, using early upshifts and the locking torque converter feature to maximise fuel economy.

Ford hasn’t stated the official fuel economy figures, but  anecdotally our customers are confirming impressive returns between late twenties and mid thirties.

Intelligent design

A number of intelligent features have also been introduced to make the new vehicles easier to drive. For example, the transmission can detect when the vehicle is on roads with steep gradients, or has heavy loads, and adjusts the shifting strategy for optimum performance.

The adaptive learning feature allows the transmission to adapt its shift performance and how frequently it changes gears over the lifetime of the vehicle based on how the vehicle is driven. Plus the SelectShift facility allows the driver to manually change gears if they prefer.

T C MOTORHOMES  have long recognised this growing interest in Automatic Transmissions from its Motorhome Customers,  and reflects this demand in its New Motorhome ordering.

So, if it`s AUTOMATIC Transmission that you are looking for on your new Motorhome, look no further than T C Motorhomes, we have an excellent spread of New CHAUSSON MOTORHOMES with manual and AUTOMATIC Transmissions, from both our chassis providers, Fiat & Ford.

For more information contact TC Motorhomes either by email: or call us on 01227289111.

09 June 2018

Chausson 640 Welcome Handover

Hamish & Heather are pictured taking delivery of their new Chausson 640 Welcome Motorhome,

They took the decision back in January to purchase the 640 from us.

But with a protracted availability of this premium brand new Motorhome model, they decided to go off and tour various parts of the world first, using public transport wherever possible.

The Chausson 640 is just 7 x metres in length and so is compact yet spacious inside, and can sleep up to 4 x persons.

It has a large drop-down double bed and a full width washroom, and a large rear garage.

Hamish & Heather will make good use of the garage,  with plans to travel right down through Europe for weeks and maybe months on end, visiting many of the places they didn’t get chance to recently!

Shane Catterick and everyone at T C Motorhomes thanks them for their valued business, and wishes them both lots of fun with their new motorhoming adventure.

For more information about the Chausson 640 or indeed any of the Chausson Motorhomes

Contact Shane Catterick: 01227 289111

06 June 2018

Closed this weekend

We will be closed this weekend.

We will be Exhibiting all of our New and Used Motorhomes at the Summer Motorhome and Caravan Show at the Kent Show Ground in Deltling nr Maidstone.

We will be at the Kent Show Ground, for the the Summer Motorhome Show on Friday 8th June, Saturday 9th June and Sunday 10th June.

Come and visit us on Stand 69 for some great deals on our fabulous range of Motorhomes.

For more details please call;

The showroom: 01227 289111
Mobile: 0791 786 8897

01 June 2018

UK Summer Motorhome & Caravan Show

Visit TC MOTORHOMES on Stand Number 69 at the “UK Summer Motorhome & Caravan Show”, at the Kent County Showground at Detling Maidstone.

On Friday 8th, Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June, just over a weeks to go!!

We`ll Have A Magnificent Selection Of New & Used Motorhomes On Display There ..

Take Advantage Of Some Great Discounts On Many New Selected Swift, Autocruise, Bessacarr, Elddis and Chausson Motorhomes.

Find out more

23 May 2018

There's an app for that!

FordPass. Journeys made easier


When it comes to driving, parking and servicing your car, FordPass is a smarter way to move. Make your every move smarter without switching from app to app. FordPass takes what you used to do with multiple apps and does it in one. In this first release, you’ll be able to:
  • Find parking spaces across the UK from a range of providers including NCP
  • Quickly call for Roadside Assistance¹
  • Book a service at your preferred Ford Dealer²
  • Access, manage and settle your Ford Credit account
  • Get incentives and rewards through FordPass Perks
  • Keep track of your vehicle with vehicle health alerts³ and warranty information
  • Get one-on-one help from our friendly FordGuides⁴
  • Live Traffic updates for on-time arrivals with SYNC 3 and AppLink™⁵
  • Conveniently find, book and use a Hertz van available at local stores including: Ikea, B&Q & Costco
  • Search for a destination and automatically send this to your vehicle's Sat Nav system with SYNC 3 and AppLink™⁵
This is just the beginning. More features are already in the works, such as locating your nearest petrol station, booking your parking in advance, and paying through FordPass.

You’ll soon be able to think of FordPass as your personal journey assistant. Whether you own a Ford car, or a vehicle made by another manufacturer, or you live in the city and don’t own a car, FordPass will help you find smarter ways to move. The way the world moves is changing. Join us and help shape the way you move tomorrow.

As Henry Ford said: “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”

Learn more about the entire FordPass platform at

30 April 2018

Chausson 711 Travel Line

Marion & Steve are pictured taking delivery of their brand new Chausson 711 Travel Line, a new Chausson Model for this year that has already become one of the most popular models in the Chausson range for 2018.

It has Habitation Entrance Doors on both sides, ( YES > Both Sides ) a large Rear Lounge, two separate Drop-Down double beds, one at the front and one at the back, and a large storage garage behind.

SO, its enormously practical, very spacious and ultimately made Steve & Marions decision to purchase quite straight forward, as it offers most of what they were looking for in a motorhome.

Previously Touring Caravan owners, Steve & Marion have deliberated long and hard on a replacement for their Touring Caravan, including visiting their local dealership T C Motorhomes in Herne Bay on a couple of occasions and also taking a trip up to the Motorhome Show at the Birmingham NEC in February this year.

The trip to the show served to endorse their feelings,  that the 711 was indeed the one and as you can all see from the photos, Marion & Steve`s big day has finally come around.

Shane Catterick and his colleagues at T C Motorhomes in Herne Bay would like to thank them for their valued order, and take this opportunity to wish them well on their motorhoming adventure

Good Luck, Have Fun from us all.

28 April 2018

Chausson 738 XLB Handover

Susie & Verrian are pictured taking delivery of their New Chausson 738 XLB from us.

They are from East Sussex and they bumped into Shane, at the NEC Birmingham Motorhome Show in October last year.

Whilst they were  there, they  took the decision to purchase a brand new 2018 Chausson 738 XLB / Fiat AUTOMATIC, to replace their Autotrail Delaware Motorhome.

Partly because they wanted to update their motorhome, partly because they both loved the Chausson layout,the `Fit and Finish` and partly because Verrian in particular wanted a motorhome on or below the 3500 KG`s MTPLM.

Which the vast majority of the Chausson range are, unless you want an increased payload in which case there are many examples where a simple paperwork exercise is required.

The Chausson really is ticking all of their boxes!

Whilst Verrian is project managing a Building Project at home right now, there won`t be much time to get away in their new Chausson Motorhome, so for now it`ll be long weekends away, snatched here and there.

Longer term however, their  plans are very different, with good friends in Spain who they plan to spend lots of time with, soaking up some sunshine. They`ll be heading South as soon as they can.

Shane Catterick and his colleagues at T C Motorhomes in Herne Bay wish Susie & Verrian every happiness and lots of fun with their new Chausson Motorhomes.

Take a look at the video below to view the layout of the motorhome.

If you would like to find out more about the Chausson 738 XLB contact us. You can call the showroom on 01227 289111 or alternatively visit our contact page for other methods of contact.

18 April 2018

Car Theft - Childs Play

Keyless technology making car theft "child's play"

In the last three years car crime has surged - there are some worrying facts and footage in the Daily Mail article.

A Ghost immobiliser will stop a thief from driving away in your vehicle for just £399 supplied & fitted - even if they steal the keys, they will need to know your 'code' before being able to start the car.

Free anti hi-jack on Pandora Light Pro (worth £150)

The Pandora Light Pro Main features:
  • 128 bit encryption
  • Bluetooth smartphone app
  • 5 sensors
  • Dual prox with warn away
  • Tilt, movement and impact sensor.
  • Up to one mile range LCD remote
  • Immobiliser tags with handsfree locking and unlocking

£700 Supplied & Fitted

Optional extras (+£150 each):
Remote Start
Anti hi-jack

Vans being opened like a tin can to avoid the alarm!

Thieves have also been breaking into vans by cutting the sides open rather than going through a door. This prevents the alarm from triggering and allows the thieves to help themselves to the contents of the van.

14 March 2018

Job Vacancy

Experienced Motorhome Technician Required

T C Motorhomes is a Family run 5 Star Motorhome dealership, that has been trading for over 25 Years and is based in Herne Bay.

The Company is a National Caravan Council Approved dealership and workshop facility, selling and maintaining quality new and used motorhomes.

As a result of our success, we are looking to expand our workshop team and add an experienced motorhome technician to join our busy workshop and preparation team in order to meet the rising demand of our large customer database.

Duties include Servicing, Habitation Checks, gas and electrical work, general fault finding and repairs.

The ideal experienced technician will have some or all of the following certificates, experience and training:
  • NCC Caravan Service Engineering Award
  • NCC Electrical Test and inspection
  • Motorhome product training Alde, Dometic, Truma, Thetford, Whale.
Experienced technicians without the relevant qualifications will be considered as training can be provided in certain area's.

The successful candidate must have attention to detail, will have a tidy, organised mentality and be physically fit, reliable, hardworking, have a positive attitude and be able to work as part of our friendly team. In addition, they must also have the ability to use their own initiative.

This is a full time, permanent position, with a 5 day week Monday to Friday and every other Saturday morning.

We will offer an extremely competitive salary for the right candidate and in addition to the basic salary overtime is available.

In the first instance please email your CV to:
or call the office:  01227 289111 and speak to Neil. 

Bessacarr Handover

"It'll take more than the recent bad weather to stop us collecting our brand new BESSACARR!"

Grahame & Tina are pictured in the thawing snow,  taking delivery of their brand new Swift Bessacarr 560 Lounge model from Shane Catterick here at T C Motorhomes in Hillborough, Herne Bay.

They bought a new Bailey from T C Motorhomes almost three years ago and recently decided it was time for a change.

The Bessacarr 560 Lounge is very well appointed and provides a `Fixed Bed` layout which Grahame & Tina feel might be preferable this time around.

Having run a Full-Marathons before, Grahame & Tina are both keen distance and cross-country runners and often find they can take their motorhome to where they might be competing.

Grahame confirmed that they both enjoyed their running immensely, and with that said,  it was very pleasant to take some `creature comforts` away with you when you’re away from home.

The Bessacarr is well equipped in the creature comforts stakes, with sumptuous upholstery, Duvalay mattress, Alde Heating & Hot Water System, Solar Panel, TV Aerial and lots lots more ..

Shane Catterick and his colleagues at T C Motorhomes wish Grahame & Tina many miles of Cross-Country & Distance Running, and also some fabulous motorhoming experiences.

For more information contact Shane Catterick at T C Motorhomes 01227 289111 or visit the New Motorhomes.

Great Customer Feedback

We love hearing from our customers!

Below is a copy of an email we recently received from a couple who purchased a motorhome from us 4 years ago. They have been really happy with the motorhome and since purchasing it they have travelled a lot.

Hello Shane & Everyone At T C Motorhomes Ltd.

Here are 3 photos showing our Bailey Motor Home Autograph Approach 745 in Norway during our 2016 tour. 

We stayed here for 3 nights,  hooked up to a friendly Norwegian’ electric supply, through a mutual friend . The other 2 photos show the spectacular fjord nearby. 

On this trip we visited France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark and taking the 4 hour ferry crossing from northern Denmark, Hirtshals to Norway.

We purchased MH on 1st March 2014 from you at TC Motor Homes. We have toured extensively over the last 4 years in Europe and the UK. To date we have travelled 18.000 miles and generally average 5, 000 miles a year. We are delighted with our Bailey MH you sold to us and very pleased with the continuing after sales service we receive.

Kind regards,

Ian & Barbara, Ashford, Kent.

14 February 2018

Bailey AUTOGRAPH 740

Kevin and Dawn from Deal in Kent are pictured proudly taking delivery of their Bailey AUTOGRAPH 740 model from Shane Catterick at T C Motorhomes.

Whilst both Kevin and Dawn both lead busy lives with work commitments, they are both determined to find sufficient time to enjoy their new purchase and in fact are already planning their first trips for this year, which will include some European destinations.

Dawn added that the decision to purchase form T C Motorhomes was based on: ease of location, convenience, dealer reputation and the excellent condition of the Bailey Autograph that was ultimately chosen,

When all added up and taken into consideration, the decision was simple..

Shane and his colleagues at T C Motorhomes wish Kevin and Dawn all the best with their Bailey Autograph, and thank them for their valued business, and support.

Visit our Used Motorhome page to view the vehicles we currently have in stock.

09 February 2018

What's on at Motorhome Show 18

There are only a few days left until the Caravan Camping and Motorhome Show 2018 starts.

If you are unsure if you want to attend and wondering what you will do there, here is a list of the speakers who are attending this years show.

Tuesday 20 February - Opening Day

Gordon Buchanan

Award-winning wildlife cameraman, presenter and public speaker, Gordon has recently been on our screens in the highly acclaimed Elephant Family And Me and Life in the Snow on BBC One and Life in Polar Bear Town and Tribes, Predators and Me on BBC Two whilst completing another nationwide UK theatre tour. 

Wednesday 21 February - MMM, Caravan and Camping Day

Rowland Rivron

Comedian, TV Presenter, writer and musician, Rowland Rivron will share his fond and funny memories of caravanning holidays with his wife Monica and family.

Monica Rivron

Caravan fan and passionate outdoor chef, Monica Rivron, will be showing off her caravan cooking skills. The Caravan Cookbook author will be cooking up delicious caravan friendly meals for all the family.

Dave Hurrell

Senior road tester for MMM and our resident motorhome expert.

What Dave doesn’t know about motorhomes isn’t worth knowing, so come and listen to his unmissable advice. Dave’s sessions are geared towards those looking to buy so don’t miss the golden opportunity to learn more about how to choose what’s best for you.

See Dave every day in the Discovery Theatre.

Thursday 22 February

Dean Edwards

Dean Edwards’ family-friendly cooking style has made him a firm favourite on ITV’s Lorraine. After bursting on to the chef circuit – coming second in BBC’s Masterchef Goes Large in 2006 – he left his career as a ‘digger driver’ to pursue his love of cooking and food. A stint at the two-Michelin-starred Midsummer House in Cambridge followed. Dean is the author of two cookbooks – Mincespiration and, most recently, Feel-Good Family Food.

Katie Chapman

Chelsea Ladies captain, Katie Chapman, is one of the most decorated players in the women’s game and has represented England at two World Cups and three European Championships.

See Katie in the Discovery Theatre on Thursday 22 February 2018.

Friday 23 February Friendly Friday

Sir Ranulph Fienne

Sir Ranulph Fiennes was, with Charles Burton, the first man to reach both poles by surface travel and, with Mike Stroud, the first to cross the Antarctic Continent unsupported. In the 1960s he was removed from the SAS Regiment for misuse of explosives but, joining the army of the Sultan of Oman, received that country’s Bravery Medal on active service in 1971. He is the only person yet to have been awarded two clasps to the Polar medal for both Antarctic and the Arctic regions. Fiennes has led over 30 expeditions including the first polar circumnavigation of the Earth, and in 2003 he ran seven marathons in seven days on seven continents in aid of the British Heart Foundation, 3½ months after a massive heart attack.

Anna McNuff

Anna is an endurance athlete, adventurer and mischief maker. Once upon a time she represented Great Britain at rowing, but after ‘retiring’ in her mid twenties, she began darting around the world on the hunt for new and exciting endurance challenges. She has cycled over 20,000 miles in Europe and the Americas, including through all 50 states of the USA. She has also run the length of New Zealand, and has a penchant for rollerblading.

Passionate about the positive impact that adventure and sport can have on the lives of youngsters, Anna uses her human-powered journeys as a platform to inspire and enable kids to get outside, and get exploring.

See Anna in the Discovery Theatre on Friday 23 February.

Andy Torbet

Andy Torbet is a broadcaster and adventurer best-known for his work on the likes of The One Show, Coast, Operation Iceberg, Cloud Lab and The People Remember. Now he’s writing about the outdoors for Camping & Caravanning magazine, extolling the virtues of the touring lifestyle in a campervan he calls ‘The Office’. Camping is something he’s passionate about and finds time for, whether it’s during work or in his spare time.

See Andy in the Discovery Theatre on Friday 23 February at 2:45pm.

Saturday 24 February

Rustie Lee

Rustie first came to attention in the 1980s as the bubbly chef on TV-am and presenter of Game for a Laugh but she recently appeared among the celebrity retirees in popular BBC series The Real Marigold Hotel. Rustie is a long-standing favourite on our screens – winning paranormal-themed reality show I’m Famous and Frightened! and making appearances on This Morning, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Loose Women and Daily Cooks/Saturday Cooks among other shows. Rustie often features on Channel 5’s Big Brother’s Bit on the Side and has also appeared on the channel’s reality show Celebrity Super Spa. Rustie has written several cookbooks, including Rustie Lee’s Caribbean Cookbook (1985) and A Taste of the Caribbean (2007).

Simon McGrath

Simon McGrath is the author of Camping with Kids and an award-winning journalist. He began his career in journalism 30 years ago and for nearly a decade was Editor of Camping & Caravanning magazine, the world’s oldest and largest circulating title for all types of camping which is published each month by The Camping and Caravanning Club. Simon is passionate about encouraging people, especially youngsters, to enjoy the great outdoors – and he feels the best way to do that is through camping.

See Simon in the Discovery Theatre on Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday 25 February

Chris Bavin

After a TV production company first stumbled across Chris in 2011 he has gone from strength to strength and is currently co-presenting his fourth series of BBC1’s hugely successful series Eat Well for Less? with Gregg Wallace. The show has had incredible ratings across its first three series with the next two to be aired later on this year.

In addition to Eat Well for Less, Chris has presented Tomorrow’s Food with Dara O’Brian, The Truth about Meat and he is co-presenter of BBC1’s returning series Food:truth or scare with Gloria Hunninford.

Simon McGrath will be visiting again on Sunday 25th February.

08 February 2018

Another returning customer

Angela & Graham from Ramsgate, have returned to T C Motorhomes and part exchanged their Swift Sundance Motorhome that they bought from T C `s a few years ago and replaced it now with an immaculate Rollerteam Auto-roller 695, that has a slightly different layout to the Swift, but a lot more luxuries, including Cab Air-Conditioning!

They are both keen live music fans and especially enjoy some of the Blue Grass and Country music bands and intend to make good use out of their Autoroller, both in this country and abroad travelling and listening to live music with a close group of caravanning and motorhoming friends.

Shane Catterick and his colleagues at T C `s would like to thank Angela and Graham for their valued order and continued support.

Click on the link to find out more about current range of Used Motorhomes currently available from TC Motorhomes.

07 February 2018

Motorhome Show 2108

We still have some free tickets available for this event. If you would like a ticket please contact us: 01227 289111 or visit our contact page on our website and request them via our contact form.

The show will have all new features and the latest inovations for Motorhoming in 2018.

We will be there in Hall 3 and Stand Number: 3055

Some information about the event taken from their website

It’s the UK’s biggest showcase of motorhomes, campervans, caravans, caravan holiday homes and lodges. Plus new season tents of all sizes, trailer tents and folding caravans all under one roof.

Not only will you be able to see all the new season models and products, you can stock up on all your holiday accessories as well as gather ideas, inspiration, and advice on where to go and what to do when you get there.

Whether you’re looking to get into the leisure vehicle lifestyle or already enjoy it, your holiday, short break or outdoor pursuit starts here!

It’s a great family day out too, with lots of free activities and attractions for everyone to enjoy.

Don’t miss our brand new Holiday Park Experience, bringing a park holiday to life for you, including a climbing wall, play area, bushcraft classes and more. And that’s not all, other features include a top dog arena, a Discovery Theatre offering a full programme of inspirational and informative speakers – some of whom you may recognise, live cookery demonstrations and taster towing and motorhome manoeuvring tuition.

  • See the latest 2018 touring caravans from all major brands
  • Compare the very best of 2018’s motorhomes
  • Explore tents of all shapes and sizes and be inspired by the NEW glamping village
  • Step inside the latest luxurious caravan holiday homes and lodges
  • Pick up essential accessories and must-have gadgets
  • Why not stopover at the on-site campsite

** Free Show guides and towing & manoeuvring tuition are subject to availability.

05 February 2018

Motorhome Of The Month - February 2018

Burstner Aviano I684

The Burstner Aviano I684 is a 4 x berth `A` class motorhome with good looks, high quality & practicality all rolled into one motorhome.

Our Aviano has a beautiful combination of cream leather and contrasting cloth trim, which give the interior a light, bright & spacious feel.

The Aviano has a large comfortable forward lounge with cab captains chairs that can swivel around when required a `mid` kitchen and a rear fixed `french bed` and an adjacent washroom alongside.

The kitchen is compact with extensive cupboard storage and offers a 3 x gas burner hob, sink and separate drainer and a large 3 x way fridge with separate freezer compartment, and a `dometic` grill / oven over the top of the fridge.

Bed Sizes:

Drop Down Double Bed:  1982 mm  x  1423 mm: (6`  6"  x  4`  8")
Rear Fixed `French Style` Double Bed: 1956 mm  x  1305 mm: (6`  5"  x  4`  3")

This particular Burstner AVIANO has some dealer accessories which include a Side Wind-Out Sun Shade, a `Toad` Alarm System, A Reversing Camera, and a Tow Bar.

Overall Dimensions:

Overall Length: 7086 mm:  ( 23`  3"  )
Overall Height:  2970 mm:  (  9`   9"  )
Overall Width (Mirrors Folded In):  2350 mm : ( 7`  9"  )
Overall Width (Mirrors Extended):  2768 mm : ( 9`  1"  )

Technical Details:

Wheelbase:  3800 mm
M.T.P.L.M:  4000 kg`s
M.I.R.O:       3150 kg`s
Payload:  850 kg`s

Vehicle Details:

Chassis / Base Vehicle: Fiat Ducato :
Engine: 2999 cc  /  160 BHP
Gearbox:  6  x  Speed Manual
Conversion: BURSTNER
Model:  AVIANO i 684 `A` CLASS
Registration Number: EU57 -----
Registration Date: 17/11/2007
Miles Recorded: 53548 Miles

Call us now to arrange a viewing! 01227 289111 or visit Used Motorhomes to view our latest stock.

Returning Customers


Jane and Mark are pictured taking delivery of their brand new Chausson 738 XLB Welcome `Smart Lounge` motorhome.

This replaces a Chausson 530 Welcome model that they purchased from Peter at T C `s last year, that proved to be ideal for shorter more local touring where luggage was not an issue, however was a little bit space challenged on some of the longer excursions that Jane and Mark enjoy.

Mark, who used to play a lot of quality Rugby, and is 6` 7” feet tall, also likes the large comfortable `Fixed Bed` in the 738 model.

Peter Oliver and all of the Team at T C `s would like to thank Jane and Mark for their continued support and wish them `All The Best` for a busy year of Motorhoming Fun!

03 February 2018

Chausson 718 XLB SE Handover

Trudy and Chris from Chatham Kent were recommended to T C Motorhomes for their first motorhome purchase by Debs and Steve of Gillingham who are both regularly out motorhoming in their new Chausson 728, they have fountains of important Motorhome knowledge and Know-How, very good friends of Chris & Trudy and very good customers of T C `s.

With nothing seemingly suitable or available at the Detling Motorhome Show in June last year, Chis & Trudy decided to visit the NEC Indoor Motorhome Show at Birmingham in October last year.

There, they once again met with Shane Catterick of T C Motorhomes who introduced them to the all new Chausson 718 XLB SE, which seemed to be offering most of what Chris & Trudy wanted in their new motorhome.

A deal was struck at the show and they have just taken delivery of their fantastic new Chausson Motorhome and are now busy planning their first outings with their good friends.

Trudy added, "if we have forgotten how an appliance works, Debs & Steve will have the answer".

Shane Catterick and his colleagues at T C Motorhomes would like to take this opportunity to thank Debs & Steve for their recommendation, and of course Trudy & Chris themselves for having the faith to place their order for a New Chausson Motorhome from us.

So far so good, the are loving every minute!

For more information please contact Shane Catterick at T C Motorhomes. 

16 January 2018

Chausson Motorhome factory

David Sharpe and Peter Eddington (both engineers at T C Motorhomes) and Shane Catterick (Sales Department) have just returned from a Training Seminar and familiarisation trip to the Chausson Motorhome factory in Tournon Sur Rhone in France.

Here is a short video giving customers and anyone who may want an insight into what a busy factory looks like. In the factory they are producing over 30 quality new motorhomes a day!

If you would like to know more about the range of Chausson Motorhomes available from us then please visit our Chausson Motorhome page.

15 January 2018

Target Blu Eye

Emergency Vehicle Alert, Warns you of approaching Emergency Services

Such as marked and unmarked Police Cars, Ambulances and Fire Engines

Target Blu Eye warns of any radio activity from emergency vehicles alerting a driver to the presence of Ambulance, Fire Engine or Police cars. Listening for activity on emergency services radio without intercepting or monitoring them, the Target Blu warns of the presence of emergency service vehicles. Drivers receive a visible warning on a small, neat display via a number of LED’s which change colour dependent on how close the vehicle is allowing them to take evasive action in a safe and controlled manner.

Is It Legal?

Yes, the use of Target Blu Eye is legal since the system is only informing the driver whether an emergency service vehicle is nearby. Moreover, Target Blu Eye cannot differentiate between police vehicles, ambulances or fire engines. You will be warned of all types of emergency vehicles in the same way.

We would like to emphasize that Target Blu Eye is not able to decode the radio messages broadcasted by the Airwave network.

11 January 2018

Motorhome Show 2018


It’s the UK’s biggest showcase of motorhomes, campervans, caravans, caravan holiday homes and lodges. Plus new season tents of all sizes, trailer tents, folding caravans and holiday accessories all under one roof.

You’ll also find great ideas, inspiration, and advice on where to go and what to do on your next adventure. Your holiday, short break or outdoor pursuit starts here!

Don’t miss this great family day out. You can view the highlights from the 2017 show below …

To view the Motorhome Show's website where you can find out all about the show's events and which companies will be there.

We will be there as always and you will get the chance to meet Shane and find out more about all the Motorhomes and services available from us.


We have 20 tickets available to our customers on a first come basis. If you would like to take advantage of this offer and bag yourself some free tickets to visit the show please visit and fill in our form with your request.

08 January 2018

Bailey Approach Autograph 740


This month we have picked the Bailey Approach Autograph 740 as the Motorhome of the Month.

This is a one owner vehicle, (we originally sold it as new). It's immaculate with an excellent specification and low low mileage.

It`s a 4 x Berth low profile coachbuilt motorhome, featuring a large rear french style fixed double bed, large forward lounge with two side wall sofas, huge washroom and an excellent specification throughout, which includes the dual fuel alde central heating & hot water system.

This Bailey Autograph 740 has the Trafalgar furnishings, the washroom is spacious and offers a separate shower cubicle, Bailey avoiding the temptation to fit a wet-room, the kitchen has a full cooker with 3 x gas hobs and an electric hot plate, a grill and separate oven, there is also an electric microwave oven.

Moving to the cab..

Well, no disappointment there either. There is factory fitted cab air-conditioning, cruise control, central door locking through all three entrance doors, elctrically operated cab windows and mirrors, and for 2015 there is a new DAB Radio with Bluetooth connectivity & USB connection point .

Technical Specification

M.T.P.L.M: 3500 kg`s
M.I.R.O: 3042 kg`s
Pay Load: 458 kg`s

Bed Sizes:

Rear Double Bed: 1980 mm x 1350 mm : ( 6` 5" x 4` 5" )
Front Double Bed: 1224 mm x 2250 mm : ( 4` 0" x 7` 4" )

Vehicle Dimensions

Overall Length: 7450 mm : ( 24` 5" )
Overall Height: 2785 mm : ( 9` 2" )
Overall Width: 2412 mm : ( 7` 11" )

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer: Bailey Motorhomes of Bristol
Model: Approach Autograph 740 (2014)
Chassis: Low Al-Ko AMC
Base Vehicle: Peugeot Boxer
Engine: 2198 cc / 130 BHP
Gearbox: Six Speed Manual

Mark and Lynn's purchase of a Lunar Motorhome

We came to TC late late 2017 we had been camping for several years and felt that we had to move up a league ! we were considering a caravan or mobile home , We had brief looks at other sites and to be honest we were novices in this area .

When we arrived the first impression was this company was a professional outfit with a welcoming environment that took pride in its presentation ( Offices and workshops) also the range that was available , We met Pete in sales and explained our situation that we were both very new to this and basically did not want we needed and what would be practical, Pete sat us down and gave a detailed explanation of the types owning a motorhome and what would suit our needs and budget , We were then directed to two motorhomes that met our requirements the team then took the time explain every detail so that we could make an informed choice ( All within our budget and no up selling ) After some direction and thought we purchased a motor home ,The team and Pete then set about preparing our purchase taking into consideration our needs , Also Pete gave us several informed information on owning driving and where to go including hook ups and sites to park, We are now very proud owners of our motor home which have been prepared to our needs we cannot find a fault.

Overall I have been in the motor trade for many years and Pete and his team were professional friendly and always have the time to help you ,Myself and my wife would recommend T&C to anyone ,Every detail was taken care of and we are looking forward to using our new purchase Mark and Lynn
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