Chausson Motorhomes on forecourt

02 December 2020

COVID Guidelines and Virtual Tours


To ensure a safe environment for both our staff and customers, and as a result of new rules from the Government regarding Covid-19, we have implemented the following appropriate safety measures / protocols:

  • Customers wishing to visit our premises to drop off a vehicle for servicing, or to view our range of new Chaussons,   and also our used motorhomes are now required to contact us for an appointment time.   We thank you for your co-operation, this will enable us to control more effectively the number of people on site at any one time, and also allows us more opportunity to carry out regular clean downs / sanitising of the vehicle interiors.

  • On arriving on site you will be asked to sanitise using hand gel, and for those wishing to use them,  gloves and face masks are available.

  • In respect of the NHS Track and Trace program the `lead` member of your group will need to provide their name and contact number, alternatively if you have the NHS Track & Trace App you can register your visit here using the QR Code on the poster in the showroom.

  • Social distancing systems and signage are being used in accordance with Government guidelines

  • Hand sanitisers are located at all entry and exit points

  • Staff  are provided with the required PPE in all departments.

  • For any customers not yet comfortable to leave home and visit showrooms,  but wanting to purchase a motorhome, we are pleased to offer a personalised video walk through on whatsapp or similar platforms, please call for details : 01227 289111

16 November 2020

New 2021 Chausson Motorhomes


TC Motorhomes are a solus Chausson Motorhome Facility, and as such we have a huge selection of new Chausson Motorhomes and Used Motorhomes available at our showroom at all times, all prepared to the highest standards. 

Chausson designers and development teams are consistently at the forefront of motorhome development and modern design, and offer a terrific cross section of Layouts within various lengths of vehicle.

Most Chausson's can be specified on either the Fiat or Ford chassis, and are available with either Manual or Automatic transmissions. For 2021 this changes, when Automatics will be standard across the Chausson range.

The vast majority of New Chausson`s have a maximum weight of 3500 kg`s ( MTPLM ) and so don’t require any special driving license provision.

Currently we have a small number of New Unregistered 2020 model year Chaussons in stock, and are expecting towards the end of this year and early next that our 2021 Chaussons will begin to arrive!

As a result of the COVID-19 shutdowns this year, and disruption in the supply chains, there will be fewer new motorhomes available next year, with some manufacturers producing only half the number of New Motorhomes that would normally be delivered in an average year.

Chausson have found it possible to produce no less than 4 x brand new Chausson models for the 2021 season, plus most of the firm favourites from previous years. For most models there can be a choice of chassis,  either Fiat or Fords coming complete with Automatic Transmissions as standard equipment across the three specification ranges. 

These model ranges will comprise of an entry level `First Line` specification, an improved specification and appearance `Titanium VIP` model, on the Fiat chassis with 9 x speed Automatic,  and ultimately the flagship `Titanium Premium` Models on the Ford Auto  and good news!, they will be arriving soon at T C Motorhomes.  

View the new for 2021 Chausson Motorhome models coming soon to TC Motorhomes. 

14 August 2020

Motorhoming in the Autumn


When people think of taking a holdiay in the UK, they imagine the seaside with it's ice-cream, or visiting a water park to cool down. 

Have you considered booking a campsite in autumn could have many advantages? first of all, the schools go back at the start of September, this means that the campsites located around the UK are less likely to be fully booked, so it's an ideal time to visit some great lcoations without the bustle of the busy peak season.

Additionally the prices for campsite are reduced the further out of peak season it is, so you will be able to stay a bit longer, or book somewhere else and have two trips for the same type of price you would pay for just one trip in the middle of August.

Autum is an ideal time to visit some of the UK's best walks, when the leaves start to change colour it can be magical, with the bonus it can still be quite warm during the day. If you are also in to photography the Autumn light can create some fantastic warm shots, portraits can have a glow and the sunsets are stunning. 

If you choose to stay in an area with low light polution autumn evenings are crisp and the skies are clear and its a great opportunity to see the stars and planets, there are some great apps for your phone to help you identify stars and planets. Google Sky Map Android App

Places to stay in Autumn.

The Camping and Caravanning club has a section on their website listing all of the great campsites located in the UK. 

Below is our list of a few places that stood out.



Ravenglass - Lake District

Rated 5 Stars

This location is listed as great for photography, located within a national park, close to beaches which will have sunsets in the autumn and lots of local pubs where you will be able to enjoy a pub lunch. 

Visit website: Ravenglass - Lake District



Tavistock - Cornwall

Rated 5 Stars

This one is great for walks and for cycling, so if your motorhome has space for bikes this one is ideal. Another site for great for photography, located close to the beach, within a national park and dogs are welcome. 

Visit website: Tavistock - Cornwall



Hayfield - Peak District 

Rated 5 Stars

Another site located within a national park, great for photographers, great for families, so you could take the grandkids on a mini vacation with you. 

Visit website: Hayfield - Peak District



Culzean Castle - Scotland

Rating 4.5 Stars

Located in Scotland this campsite is in the grounds of the Culzen Castle, its appeal is for sea views with stunning sunsets so another location great for any keen photographer. Dogs are welcome at this site so perfect for walks around the country park. 

Visit website: Culzean Castle - Scotland


For a full list of places to stay in the UK, take a look on the Camping and Caravaning website.

07 August 2020

Swift 664 Handover


Tanya, Simon and family from Cliffsend, are pictured taking delivery of their first family motorhome, a Swift 664 Lifestyle Special Edition.

As local business owners, getting a holiday, or just a short break can be difficult at times.

However with the motorhome, long weekends and maybe occasionally a longer break are suddenly possible, and in a changing world where travel can now be very difficult, Tanya and Simon believe that the Motorhome gives them the independence and flexibility that they need for themselves and their family.


Swift BOLERO 684 Handover


Annette and Mark from Sholden are pictured taking delivery of their first motorhome, the impressive Swift BOLERO 684 FB AUTO.

Whilst both Mark and Annette are very busy with work commitments, the opportunity the Motorhome will provide, to grab regular weekends and the occasional week or two away.

Will be a huge boost, and one that the whole family (from time to time) will be sharing, even a new Grandchild when it arrives later this year!

Congratulations to you all from TC Motorhomes.

We hope that you all have a great deal of fun with your Swift Bolero.

06 August 2020

Chausson 640 PREMIUM Handover


Nicole and Will are pictured taking delivery of their Brand New Chausson 640 PREMIUM,  with the All-New Fiat 9 x Speed AUTO from Shane Catterick at T C Motorhomes in Herne Bay Kent.

Loving the outdoors as they do, the New Chausson will get them off the beaten track, and open up all sorts of holiday destinations in this country and further afield.

The Dogs will soon be loving it too - Lots of different new walks to go on!!

If you are looking to buy a new motorhome take a look at our New Motorhome Stocklist here.

The Motor Caravanners' Club

Joining The Motor Caravanners' Club offers a wide network of both regional and special interest groups organising regular meets at places of interest, country parks, fairs, village functions and various other locations throughout the UK and Spain. These include holiday rallies and foreign tours.

Members may attend meets (or rallies) of any group and booking is not normally necessary. The exception being where space is limited or booking is required for catering purposes.

We are a not for profit making Club run (as a Company limited by Guarantee) for members by a Council of Management elected by the members with regional and special interest groups run by elected committees all of whom are volunteers.
 
We are open to owners or users of Motor Caravans be they factory built or privately converted up to an acceptable standard for hygiene and safety reasons.

At present our specialised Groups are, Select European Rallies group and the Motorcycle Group.

ūüĆć Visit the website to find out more: The Motor Caravanners' Club

05 August 2020

Chausson Handover

John is pictured at the wheel of his brand new Chausson 711 Travel-Line Motorhome, having just completed a thorough handover of the vehicle with the engineers at T C Motorhomes.

John and his wife Sue are looking forward to some UK & European tours now that Camp-Sites are beginning to re-open.

Let the adventure begin !
 

04 August 2020

Testimonial


Yet another great review from another happy customer!

We had been looking at new motorhomes when we spotted one of interest to us with the layout we were looking for during lockdown on TC Motorhomes website . Made contact with Shane who was and has been most helpful and professional throughout the whole process. We paid a holding deposit and agreed a price for our trade-in motorhome (all subject to viewing when permitted) and also a superb price for additional items we required (wind-out awning, solar panel, bike rack, etc.) all of which were fitted to a high/professional standard. When lock-down rules permitted, we were able to view/test drive and agree the purchase and date to finalize trade-in and collection of our new motorhome. The whole process was an enjoyable worry free experience with TC Motorhomes. A big thank you to Shane, and Peter who went through everything with us on the new motorhome on day of collection. Would I go to TC Motorhomes again or recommend them? Yes I most definitely would.

03 August 2020

New Testimonial



Thank-you to Patricia for such a lovely review, we have passed your comments on to Peter.

"Just purchased my very first motorhome. What a fantastic experience with T C Motorhomes. I want to say thank you to all the staff but the biggest thank you particularly to our salesman Pete. I purchased the motorhome primarily as my daughter is very poorly and he went above and beyond to make everything go smoothly. He was kind and courteous and very sympathetic to our needs. Most of all he always put a smile on our faces. Thank you so much Pete. I cannot recommend T C Motorhomes enough and they are most definitely the place to go. Professional but caring."

29 June 2020

Chausson 768 Premium Handover




Thank you to Mr & Mrs C   for their kind words & testimonial.

They are both pictured, having just completed a detailed hand-over of their New Chausson 768 Premium Motorhome with John (Engineer) at T C Motorhomes in Herne Bay.

John remarked that they took to the workings of the motorhome very well, so no surprises that they are coping well with all the equipment on the Chausson, Including the height-adjustable rear bed.

Happy Motorhoming to you both.

New Tesimonial

Thank you to Mr & Mrs C for their kind words.
"Never having even owned a tent before we must have driven Shane absolutely mad with our questions whilst trying to decide if a Motorhome was the right option for us. We were totally guided through every option, design and gadget available to us with really sensible advice as to what we actually needed vs what could have been sold to us. No overselling just good informative clear advice. Even information with regard as to where to purchase custom fit bedding and, as we intend to travel to around Europe a fixed LPG gas bottle we could just refill enroute would be a good option for us. On our first trip out I imagined I would have Shane’s number on speed dial, however, after an amazing handover by John, who was beyond patient, we were like pros. Thank you all so much for your help and advice. Would highly recommend TC Motors - thank you all so much."

MR & MRS C

25 June 2020

Chausson 768 Premium Handover


Bob and Fran are pictured taking delivery of their new Chausson 768 Premium Motorhome, From Shane. 
Bob who is a legend in the music world for managing some of the biggest most successful music festivals, with some of the biggest names in the industry, is now looking forward with Fran to a slightly more tranquil lifestyle with their new motorhome, Touring all the lovely locations far and wide on their to do list.

If only Bob`s phone would stop ringing!

Thank you Bob & Fran, everyone at TC `s sends best wishes ..

22 June 2020

New Testimonial

Thank you to Mr & Mrs Harper from Herne Bay who have recently taken delivery of a New Chausson Twist Campervan.

They cant wait until the Camping Sites up and down the Country are open again, and in the meantime have been getting used to their New Chausson Twist with daytrips to the beach ..

The left us a kind review;

"After a great deal of research, we made the decision to buy our new Fiat Twist from TC Motorhomes. We were complete novices, but fell in love with the feeling of independence after renting a Camper in Australia The purchase was handled by Shane and Neil who were really helpful answering all our questions with patience and honesty, with no sales pressure. Our two berth was beautifully finished and we were able to agree a great deal on a couple of additions to the package. A test drive and tutorial was arranged. The garage workshop and habitation preparation areas were spotless, another reason we felt comfortable using TCM. I would highly recommend them if you are looking for a new used Motorhome or MOT and service.

Mr & Mrs Harper"

09 June 2020

Planning a UK Roadtrip


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic holidaying as we are used to, has changed. In a poll by RVezy of 2000, 80% of people who voted said they would be wary about flying in the near future and are looking towards taking a break in their own country. 

Here in the UK we are lucky to have so many places that offer such a varied type of holiday. Visiting the lake district you can get back to nature and feel peaceful, or a holiday near a sea side means Fish and Chips and dipping your toes in the sea. Or you wish to visit somewhere more historic and learn something about the British history.

When planning a road trip, it is a good idea to look to online resources, finding a community of other motorhome owners would be a good place to start. There are various groups on Facebook, you can search in groups for motorhome and find one which matches your interests.You will be able to ask questions, read questions that other people have posted and pick up tips.

Anyone new to Motorhoming may be wondering where can I stay in in a motorhome?

There are restrictions about where you can stay in England, you are not allowed to stay on private property in your motorhome without the owner’s previous consent.

The highway belongs to the local council, different councils have different regulations regarding sleeping in your motorhome overnight. When considering parking up for the night, look for any signs relating to parking and check if it mentions sleeping at night.

It is better to find a campsite or private land (with permission) to stay on. If you want to get some ideas where you can stay the website WildCamping has a huge list of places you can stay categorised in to specific interests.




Another lovely review of TC Motorhomes

"Just wanted to say thank you for the highly efficient service on our van. 

The buying experience from 2 years ago is truly matched by the aftersales. Neil was straight on the job to rearrange our annual service following the re-opening (COVID), with a quick turn around. 

The team at TC certainly look after their customers. It feels like you are returning to see friends rather than a business. Really nice touch to include a full outside wash of the whole van and to arrive and see it on the forecourt looking gleaming."

Thank-you to Clive and Jenny for such kind words.

07 June 2020

Award winning Chausson 640

Lounge in a Chausson 640

The popular Chausson 640 Motorhome for sale here at TC Motorhomes, comes packed with features as standard. The 640 won an award in 2019 for 'The best layout of the year'. The innovative smart lounge can only be found in motorhomes manufactured by Chausson.

Some of the motorhomes standard features:

4 x Berth
Smart Lounge
Triplex cooker
Tallboy fridge
Full width washroom
2 x double beds
Garage
Reversing camera
6 x speed Automatic transmission
Ford Chassis
i.R.P technology
7 Year warranty against leaks

Would you like to find out more about the Chausson 640 or arrange a viewing? Visit the link below:

05 June 2020

What is i.R.P Technology

What is i.R.P Technology Protection on Chausson Motorhomes.

iRP stands for Insulation, Resistance and Protection and because Chausson are confident that your motorhome is protected against, leaks, storms, heat and cold they offer a 7 year warranty on water tightness. This gives peace of mind knowing that your motorhome won’t start having leaks appear.
Insulation

The insulation used in the Chausson range of motorhomes is made of up of different types of top quality materials,  to ensure that your motorhome maintains thermal insulation, meaning the motorhome is great in either cold or hot weather temperatures and you can maintain your chosen internal temperature economically.

Resistance

Chausson use a protective polyester (GRP) skin which gives a resistance to the motorhome from scratches, chips caused from gravel on the road and damage caused by extreme weather conditions and ultraviolet radiation from the sun

The floors and the roof have been made extra thick which means they are robust and can withstand weight without deforming with use over time.

Protection

Chausson Motorhomes use materials that are anti-rot and the materials are glued together on the aluminium frame instead of drilled to minimise holes that could cause leaks.

The outer shell is covered in polyester (GRP) to protect the exterior from extreme weather such as hail stones, and is also resistant to salt.

7-year Warranty on water-tightness

Chausson are confident that the materials and methods used to build the motorhome mean that you will be guaranteed for 7 years against leaks if you Buy a new Chausson motorhome.

20 May 2020

Staycation, not so bad?


As lockdown eases its looking like the travel industry are going to allow campsites to open first, with Hotels still having some time to wait until they will be allowed to operate at full capacity.

Due to COVID being less infectious outside and the ability to social distance, camping is one of the safest options for anyone who is looking to get away.

Campsites have more space between occupants, with pitches often being spread out with over 5 meters distance between them.

Owning a motorhome and having the peace of mind to be self-contained means people can enjoy a staycation without the worry of cross contamination.

You will be sleeping in your own bed with your own bedding, cooking in your own  kitchen space with your own utensils and using your own bathroom without having to worry about how deep cleaned the facilities have been before your use them.

Motorhomes being a ‘home from home’ and giving you the ability to be self-contained in your own bubble,  means you can enjoy your holiday without the extra worry.

Here at TC Motorhomes we are seeing extra interest from people who are starting to recognise,  that owning a motorhome could be a great investment for people who like to travel, and explore pastures new.

There are lots of great locations around the UK, taking a look at various websites such as Travel SupermarketThe camping and caravan club,
you can get some great suggestions of places to visit in the UK, oh and there are many Country Pubs and Vineyards in the UK that are `Motorhome friendly` .. https://www.britstops.com/welcome.php


Looking at places such as TripAdvisor as well means you can find some information from people who have already visited locations of interest,  along with adding some tips for your stay.

Due to the current economic situation in the UK as the lockdown eases it would be great to support British businesses,  who have been having a worrying time not knowing how and if things will ever get back to normal again.

Please note although you are currently allowed to use your motorhome to travel to other destinations you are still not allowed to camp out in your motorhome overnight away from your home, but hopefully the advisers will see fit to relax the travel rules further very soon.. Watch this space ...

16 May 2020

Smart Lounge


SMART LOUNGE is a very clever new lounge concept which provides wide open spacious comfort, Attractiveness and practicality, both on the road and when you are stopped ..

Each of the two inward facing bench sofas can easily be converted into forward facing, belted travelling seats, Both with Isofix fixings for some child seats. 

SMART LOUNGE is a feature in most of the New 2020 Chausson range.
For more details contact Shane Catterick at T C Motorhomes
Phone: 01227 289111
Email: sales@tcmotorhomes.com

11 May 2020

We are now open


Positive News

Dear Customer

Following the announcement last night by Boris Johnson PM, TC Motorhomes have re-opened and are taking Service, MOT and Cam-Belt Replacement bookings for Motorhomes, and also Service bookings for Touring Caravans, with immediate effect.

Please telephone us on 01227 289111 to secure the earliest possible booking date for your vehicle, but hurry as bookings are going fast. 

Our showrooms are now open, and we are encouraging customers who are interested in visiting us to look at our New & Used Motorhomes, to make an appointment as to when they would like to come. 

This way we can manage the number of people on-site any one-time, and respect the distancing and sanitisation protocols around Covid-19. We look forward to seeing you .. 

The Directors and Staff at TC Motorhomes

06 May 2020

Chausson Motorhome Beds


When you buy a new motorhome you want to make sure its equipped with a good quality mattress.

The mattresses in Chausson Motorhomes are specially designed with high-quality foam which and encased in a drill fabric that is antibacterial and anti-dust mite for optimal hygiene and certified OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 that is free of substances harmful to your health.

On Lowprofile premium and A-Class models, all the mattresses (for the main bedding) have:
high-resilience foam that adapts perfectly to the shape of your body for minimum pressure, a thermal-regulating Thermocool covering for better dissipation of body heat, with a layer of reinforced wadding for a soft feel and optimal-quality bedding.

Most of the main bedding comes with a sturdy slatted base as a standard feature for greater comfort and ventilation, with a metal frame for better resistance.

When it comes to island beds Chausson once again pioneers by offering an exceptional standard width of 160 cm, regardless of range level.

View our New Chausson Motorhomes stock list.

05 May 2020

Chausson’s 520 Review


Out and about live recently wrote a review for the Chausson 520.

Chausson’s 640 has been a best seller right across Europe. With its mix of big lounge (and super-sized drop-down bed above), spacious end washroom/dressing-room and a full-sized bike-swallowing garage, its appeal is plain to see. Perhaps, the only thing against it is its length – even a fraction under 7m is too big for some buyers.

So, for 2020, the concept of the 640 comes in three sizes. The new 650 is over half a metre shorter (despite the greater model number) but it’s the real baby of the trio – the 520 – that we’re interested in here as it’s only 5.96m long (when based on Fiat, 3cm more on Ford). The new 520 also replaces the previous 530 and introduces the Smart Lounge format into Chausson’s smallest low-profile for the first time, making this a unique offering in the market.

Thus, this diminutive little motorhome (the same length as many a Fiat Ducato van conversion) has Chausson’s Maxi-Lounge (with side settees that convert into forward-facing belted travel seats), a wide entrance door (600mm), a large washroom and even Isofix for a pair of child seats. And, although it can’t match the external garage space of the larger 640 and 650, it still has an outside locker accessed by a top-hinged hatch in the rear wall. In here there are two fold-up shelves and a maximum height of 0.95m, while depth is 0.35m.

It’s the space in the lounge that really impresses, though. The settees seem a touch high (taller than the swivelled Ford cab seats on their highest setting) but there’s room for up to seven folk and the nearside settee is a generous 1.57m long. Also, the table twists, slides and folds to free up space – or unfolds to a 1.00m by 0.82m dining surface. An overcab Skyroof further increases the feeling of space.

There’s plenty of headroom under the drop-down bed when raised and, when down, it measures 1.88m by 1.39m (narrowing to 1.20m). It comes right down to seat height and only slightly obstructs the entrance.

The kitchen includes a fridge totally out of proportion with the size of motorhome – a whopping (and welcome) 167 litres. It’s a French spec model shown here but UK versions get a Thetford Triplex cooker with three burners and a combined grill/oven.

Across the rear, behind a curving white tambour door is a good-sized washroom with a rectangular basin, cassette toilet, generous separate shower with roof vent and twin drains, and a large, mirror-fronted cupboard with sliding door. More mirrors hide the double wardrobe with side-by-side hanging rails, but be aware that a lot of space is taken up by the extra cushions which convert the lounge into a second double bed (if required).

The 520 is available on either Fiat or Ford chassis (120 or 130bhp as standard respectively, but with upgrades available). Our choice would be the Transit, which offers the more modern cab and more cosseting suspension set-up, as well as a slightly lower price.

You’ll definitely need the £1,750 VIP Pack (cab air-conditioning, passenger airbag, cruise control, flyscreen door, colour-coded front bumper, seat covers, panoramic skylight, etc), but it’s tempting to go further with the Premium Pack (an additional £2,200) which enhances the motorhome with everything from cab blinds to central locking on the habitation door, a reversing camera and plenty more.
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01 May 2020

Motorhome Storage

To Store Or Not To Store ?

For some Motorhome & Touring Caravan owners the decision to store their vehicle at home, or in a storage compound is a tricky one.

Even for those fortunate enough to have sufficient space and access at home for a Caravan or Motorhome, there are often other important considerations.

Like, are there any covenants prohibiting me from keeping my vehicle at home, or with respect to my neighbours should I look to keep my vehicle in a storage compound, rather than on the driveway at home.

If you have decided for whatever reason that your vehicle must go into storage,
You might like to search storage options within a close radius from home, so that the inconvenience of going and recovering your vehicle when it`s required is minimised.

One body that may be able to assist you in your search for a suitable secure site is The Caravan Site Storage Owners Association.
With over 400 approved CaSSOA sites across the UK, there is hopefully one close at hand, and with security being a prime consideration for Insurance Companies your Insurance costs may well be lower as a result of choosing a CaSSOA site.

Happy Hunting!

Visit: https://www.cassoa.co.uk/find-a-cassoa-site/

22 April 2020

Essential Motorhome Routines


It`s frustrating not being able to use your Motorhome right now, isn’t it ... ?

However there are maintenance routines that maybe get missed in normal times, that right now we all have time in the world to be doing.

Here`s a quick and easy one to consider Lubricating All Door and Locker Locks.

This is a task that might only take you 5-10 minutes, but could save you a heap of heartache if a door locker was to seize at some stage in the future, locking you out or necessitating replacing the lock.

Our suggestion is that you find a suitable lock lubricant, (we suggest one that has a PTFE Content is best) and examples like GT85  or 3 In 1 are ideal to use to work your way around your motorhome, spraying a little lubricant into the lock, and then working it in with the key. Remember to wipe off any excess lubricant that may have spilled on to the bodywork. As a result your locks should work better and stay that way for longer.

We are still available for all your motorhome queries during the COVID-19 lockdown and can be contacted via email sales@tcmotorhomes.com.

21 April 2020

Reserve online for £500



Whilst you may not be able to visit TC Motorhomes right now, to look around the forecourt at our New & Used Motorhomes, we’ve made sure that all of our vehicles are listed on our website are up-to-date, priced to market and, once we are Fully open again, ready to go.

In addition, we’ve introduced a ‘Reserve this vehicle for just £500’ to help you reserve the vehicle of your choice.

This fully refundable deposit means you can secure the vehicle of your choice from the comfort of your own armchair, safe in the Knowledge that when we fully re-open, your vehicle will be ready to be collected or delivered to you without further delay.

Simply email us that you have completed your research on-line, and would now like to reserve one of our vehicles, and we will Contact you to discuss in more detail.
sales@tcmotorhomes.com

Chausson Sealing Checks

Chausson have made an announcement

Sealing checks carried over

For those whose seal control was planned during the lockdown, don't panic, we will take this into account, no need to rush you to your distributor as soon as you get back.

Therefore, we plan to give 6 months of time for the the motorhome coming to end between March 1st and June 30th.
For example, check planned in March, you have until September to make it happen

These dates may, of course, be different depending on the upcoming déconfinement instructions.

Should you need any further clarification please feel free to contact one of our team - we are still working but remotely and can be contacted by emailing sales@tcmotorhomes.com

16 April 2020

Camping at home during lockdown


Using your motorhome and camping equipment during the COVID-19 lockdown.

We know these are tough times and isolation can be difficult. We miss friends, families, children and our grandchildren.

We’ve spoken to a few of you who are really missing being able to get away, closed campsites and ‘stay at home’ restrictions are hard for everyone so we’ve pulled together some ideas and are sharing some recommendations from existing customers, family and friends to get you through the coming weeks and making the most of this beautiful springtime, our families and our motorhomes and camping equipment from the safety of our homes and gardens.

How to escape while staying put.

You may have already tried it but …. staying in your motorhome while parked on the driveway or camping in the garden can make a nice change to your day to day life and a welcome change of scenery - and the great news is you know the facilities are first class! If you don’t have a garden big enough for a tent why not camp out in the lounge for a night?

For those of you with limited space inside but do have a motorhome or space for a tent in the garden why not use it as an extension of your home – use it as a kid’s playroom or home school area. It could also be your Joe Wicks PE space, mum’s yoga retreat or dad’s temporary office space?

Make your change of scenery the location of a game’s night - or if the weathers nice the craftier few of you could attempt to make your own projector for an outdoor movie night!

The warmer weather is also a great opportunity to fire up the BBQ or just eat outside – burgers/kebabs can all be cooked in the oven and eaten picnic style outside. Kids could also make their own fruit kebabs as desert – they are just as fun as lollies with less dripping!

If they do get a bit sticky – get the hose out! Kids love water, fill a bucket and add some toys or give them some paintbrushes to ‘paint’ the fence.

We’ve also seen some great ideas for indoor and outdoor assault courses which the kids are loving!

Anyone struggling for ideas on keeping the kids entertained? 

Here’s a few more ideas that our kids are using and adapting to keep our grandchildren busy but also having fun in what must feel like such a strange time for them. If you can’t see your grandchildren, then calling them using free apps like Facetime/What’s App/Zoom and Houseparty could be a great way to help out and ‘assisting’ with these activities.
  • Use torches to make shadow puppets (this can be done inside your tent or on a blank wall in your motorhome or inside the house.
  • Create shadows of toys in the garden, line the toys up with some paper behind them and trace round the shadows – you can use the silhouettes to colour in later or decorate.
  • The same torches can be used when reading (and this can be done anywhere), get the kids to flash the light on words as they read them, littluns will have fun controlling what you are saying and for older ones you could get them to pick words at random or go through more challenging books picking out words they know?!
  • Boxes – if like some of our families you are using delivery services then you may have lots of boxes – no matter the size keep them to one side…they are great for building robots, or if you make holes in them kids love dropping things through the holes – think pom poms/marbles or straws. Larger boxes can contain small children – give them crayons and you will have enough time to make (and possible enjoy) a cup of tea!) Even bigger boxes could be decorated and used for the kids to sit in during movie night!
  • As Grandparents why not do a regular ‘storytime;’ slot and ring or video the kids before bed…mix it up a bit by changing where you are in your house/motorhome or tent and get them to guess where you are!

Get some Housekeeping done

Our motorhomes need some TLC occasionally, so this is a great opportunity to carry out some very easy maintenance and checks on your motorhome’s general health, preparing it for when we are free to get travelling again!

02 April 2020

We are still here for you - just remotely.

TC Motorhomes
Important Information

TC Motorhomes may be temporarily closed, but we are still here for you - just remotely.


Whilst our dealership is closed following Government advice regarding COVID-19, we are working remotely to continue to provide you with the help and support you need.

Until we can open again completely, we have colleagues working from home monitoring calls, emails and online enquiries.


Our work from home team can help you with the following
Status
Search our Used vehicle stock
Click here to search or email us at
sales@tcmotorhomes.com
with any questions you may have
Get a part-exchange valuation
Email us at
Speak to a member of our sales team
Email us at
sales@tcmotorhomes.com
and we will telephone you back, FaceTime call or alternatively use WhatsApp, Messenger - whatever is best for you.
Get a finance quote and apply for finance
Change an existing service or MOT booking
NHS Key Worker emergency repair
Email us at
Book a service or MOT
Email our Contact Centre at
sales@tcmotorhomes.com
What we can’t do right now

Visit a showroom
CLOSED
Visit to have a service or MOT carried out
CLOSED
Purchase Spare Parts
CLOSED


Our website continues to operate normally, with an outstanding choice of new and used motorhomes for you to choose from.

We are making available to NHS and front-line staff protective steering wheel and seat covers,

Please email us in the first instance: nhssupport@tcmotorhomes.com


If your car is due its MOT test, please note that the government has granted car owners a six-month exemption from MOT testing.

We very much appreciate your help and understanding during this challenging period and will continue to update our website as the situation changes.

28 March 2020

Chausson Warranty - COVID 19 Update

Important information for Chausson owners.
For all Chausson motorhomes whose body manufacturer warranty expires between March 2020 and July 2020, Chausson are extending the warranty by 3 months. This extension is automatic and will be taken into account in the warranty processing.

There will also be some flexibility in the rules governing when annual Habitation servicing must take place, in order to maintain your vehicle warranty.

If you need any further clarification of this information please feel free to contact one of the team here at TC Motorhomes, email: sales@tcmotorhomes.com.

24 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

To All Of Our Motorhoming Friends

Nothing matters more to us than the health and wellbeing of our customers, our colleagues and their families.

For this reason, with immediate effect we have made the decision to temporarily close our showrooms and service departments until further notice in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

We know this may cause some disappointment and apologise for any inconvenience. Our priority is to protect the welfare of our employees and customers and with the latest guidance from the government, we must honour this and do everything we can to protect our community and to reduce the further spread of the virus.

We are in the process of contacting customers with `current` bookings directly, and working out amicable solutions relating to return / handover of vehicles. All other future bookings are being cancelled and we will be in contact to re-arrange your booking for when our showrooms re-open.

Although our showrooms will be closed from now, you can still visit our website and enquire online should you have an interest in a vehicle, or a question about any aspect of Motorhome Sales or Servicing .. ( sales@tcmotorhomes.com )

We will also continue to support customers who wish to purchase Motorhomes, including applying for finance and having their vehicles delivered, all without having to leave your home.

Please continue to stay safe, take care of your families and together we will get through this.

From everyone at T C Motorhomes

18 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Giving the growing threat from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are advising you what actions we have taken to ensure the safety and well-being or our staff and customers.

Following the Government’s guidelines, we have implemented a number of actions, which are specifically aimed at safeguarding our staff and customers health, whilst ensuring our business maintains operations and continues to provide a 'business as usual approach' for all our customers.

Our plan Includes;

To monitor and advise on the Coronavirus in line with the Government and Public Health England advice.

To keep our staff briefed regarding new operating procedures aimed at protecting our staff, customers, and the business.

Advise staff who develop symptoms to stay home and self-Isolate

Introducing best practice hand washing posters.

Introduction a no hand shake policy.

Increase cleaning in the showroom and workshop areas.

Deployment of anti-bacterial hand sanitisers and hand wipes in our washrooms.

Regular disinfection of vehicle door Handles, gear knobs ,steering wheel and seat covers used by all staff, and also all work shop staff are wearing protective gloves .

We are still operating our normal opening hours, should you require a test drive or viewing from home or would like to discuss arrangements for your vehicle Servicing and MOT testing we'd be happy to accommodate you through prior arrangement. Please telephone or email us to discuss your requirements.

We would like to assure you that our Management and Directors are taking the Coronavirus Extremely seriously and are doing our best to protect our staff, customers and our business.

Thank you for your continued support of T C Motorhomes.

Phone: 01227 289111
E.Mail: sales@tcmotorhomes.com

11 March 2020

705% rise in motorhome tax, REVERSED!

NCC wins battle for Fair Motorhome Tax: VED hike reversed in Budget 

A statement by the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, in today’s Budget confirmed that the rise in Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), which was imposed on new motorhomes, is to be reversed. 

The tax increase of up to 705% had been levied from 1 September 2019 on newly registered motorhomes fitted with the new generation, greener, more energy efficient engines. 

The trade association for the leisure vehicle industry, the National Caravan Council (NCC), immediately began its #fairmotorhometax campaign. By March 2020, the campaigning was backed by 85 cross-party MPs. 

NCC Director General, John Lally, said: “We have had extraordinary support from Parliamentarians – too many to mention them all - but in particular Richard Holden MP, Sir David Amess MP, Emma Hardy MP, Karl Turner MP and David Davis MP. Rishi Sunak MP – prior to becoming Chancellor - had also indicated support. 

“Alongside the NCC, its members and the wider industry, these MPs worked tirelessly to reverse this increase, knowing the impact it would have on British manufacturing, on jobs and, potentially, on UK tourism. We offer our thanks to all of them and to the media, who highlighted how unfair the tax was. 

“Early in 2019 when the rise was first mooted, the NCC immediately mobilized its forces. For nearly a year, NCC Deputy Director General Alicia Dunne and the team have highlighted the issue, met with Treasury, briefed dozens of MPs, researched possible impacts and liaised with the industry to try to get the rise reversed.  Today, we have got the result we have been working for – a huge boost for British manufacturing. 

“Leisure vehicle manufacturing is a British success story. The steady growth the motorhome industry had seen up to the time of the tax hike was almost instantly halted. We are delighted that our new Chancellor has so quickly understood that motorhomes and campervans should not be taxed as cars, that he has shown concern about the threats to our industry and taken this action to preserve jobs. 

“Motorhomes will now return to being taxed as vans, which is logical as the vast majority are based on a commercial vehicle chassis. This is an amazing result for us, for this vibrant manufacturing industry and for the many thousands who take motorhoming holidays – the vast majority in the UK – each year.”

Erwin Hymer Group UK Ltd, Managing Director, Rob Quine, commented: “Ours is a highly innovative, inventive and competitive industry, but these tax hikes threatened its stability. I would like to thank the NCC and our new MP, Richard Holden, for all they did.” 

James Turner Managing Director, Swift Group Ltd said: “This is an incredibly important result for our industry, it will without doubt resonate with our loyal customers, which in turn will give all businesses within the entire supply chain the opportunity and the confidence they need. Our gratitude extends to all those involved for their support, with special thanks to the NCC and our local MP David Davis.” 

09 March 2020

Chausson 640 Testimonial


Mary and Rodger recently purchsed a Chausson 640 from us, they are already planning an adventure and were so  happy they sent this kind message.

"Just a quick thank you for your help with the purchase of our 640. All of the team that we met were friendly, knowledgable and most helpful especially Dave.

The flowers are lovely and much appreciated.

As you see, we are starting to make good use of the van and hopefully off for a short break in Normandy at the end of the month.

Mary and Rodger"

02 March 2020

Spring Offer - Chausson 514


Chausson 514 - The compact low proÔ¨Āle with garage.



For a limited time you can save £6,555 on the Chausson 514.

Vip Pack Included

  • Manual cab air conditioning
  • Passenger airbag
  • Cruise control and speed limiter
  • Coded front bumper
  • Electric de-icing rearview mirrors
  • Glossed cab front gril
  • Luxuary techno trim level dashboard
  • Flyscreen door
  • Seat covers
  • Panoramic skylight
  • Fog lamps

Terms and Conditions

Ford 130 HP -92 kw - manual gearbox - wheel trims
*Retail price incl. taxes, ecel.
OTR and VED tax OTR: On the road charges are all manufacturers delivery charges, number plates = £1950
VED tax = £2135, except for all vehicles registered before April 5th 2020: £1280 subject to U.K. Road Tax rate

If you would like to know more or to view this model then please feel free to contact our showroom on Tel: 01227 289111

22 January 2020

Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show


Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show
NEC in Birmingham
18th-23rd February 2020

Have you been thinking about visiting the next Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show?

It makes a great day out, you will be able to learn about all the new innovations and trends within the camping industry and get the chance to try out new activities (there are lots to choose from).

The show takes place over 5 days, tickets cost £8 for an adult, £7 for a senior and children under 15 go for free.

There are nearby camping facilities if you fancy making it a mini road trip and having an overnight stay.

Take a look at the highlights from the last show to get an idea of what you can see and do.

17 January 2020

Customer's Road Trip

Julie and Dean have been traveling in their new motorhome and recently sent us an email with some photos attached from their road trip.

"Thanks once again for the great service received today. Not only the investigation and replacing the battery but we really appreciate the time taken to explain to us about the battery workings, positioning and ideas on preserving the battery. Please pass on our thanks. Its all a learning curve and this information will definitely help us to get the most out of our van.  First class service as always. 

I’ve attached below a few photos where the van had been parked up for the night or for lunch. Perfect thing about van life is the places we can stop to eat or sleep and how easy we can adapt our plans. Great lifestyle choice but also a great van choice...6500 miles in 4 months!!

In 4 months we’ve stayed so many new places - Canterbury, Dobbs Weir, Herne Bay, Feuill√®res, Saint-Laurent-de-C√©ris, Argel√®s-Gazost, Pu√ßol, Mazarr√≥n, Villajoyosa, Mendigorr√≠a, √éle-de-Oleron, Jumi√®ges, Wallingford, Grenay, Orcet, Blanes, Rojales, Roses, Saint Usage,  G√©raudot, Ressons-de-Long, Chilham although we’ve also visited many more.

We look forward to being customers of yours for many years to come and always recommend you at every opportunity."


Every road trip needs a decent Co-pilot




Lunch parked up at Orpesa



Pyrenees with snow in January



The Pyrenees in the background (September before snow)



Rojales

Motorhome VED debate


Urgent call to action:Motorhome VED debate secured in Parliament and we need your help today!

Ruth Jones MP (Labour, Newport West) has secured a Westminster Hall debate, entitled “Motorhomes and Vehicle Excise Duty”.

We urgently need MPs to attend the debate to demonstrate to Government the strength of support and how important this is to the motorhome industry.

Please email or call your local MP, today to urge them to attend and speak on your behalf in the debate.


Where: Westminster Hall, London

When: Tuesday, 21st January

Time: 4.00pm

We are also appealing to all our members and organisations impacted by the increase in VED, to write or write again to their local MPs and Business MPs (if they are different) asking for their support. This is easy to do, using our letter template.

We need your support more than ever if we are going to reverse this hike in VED.

Thank you,

The NCC Policy Team

08 January 2020

Chausson 2020 Model Handover


The first all new 2020 Chausson Titanium Motorhome from T C Motorhomes `Hit`s The Road` !!

Jacqueline and Michael are pictured taking delivery of their all-new 2020 Chausson Titanium Motorhome from T C Motorhomes in Herne Bay.

The Titanium replaces Jacqueline`s previous and first ever motorhome, a 2006 Chausson Allegro bought from T C `s a little over two years ago.

Michael and Jacqueline are looking forward to the new and exciting features that Chausson have introduced in the last few years, and also the hugely impressive Ford AUTOMATIC Transmission, (standard on all New Chausson TITANIUM Models).

Shane and his colleagues at T C `s would like to thank these guys for their valued business and continued support ..

Thank you!
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