Please be aware that we no longer supply either of these ranges as new, however we do sometimes have them in as pre-owned caravans, so check out our used caravans for sale.
What is a Dealer Special Caravan?
“Dealer Special” is a phrase you may often hear mentioned around the Caravan Industry, but what exactly is a Dealer Special? Keep reading to find out more…
Essentially, it is a caravan designed and built exclusively by a caravan manufacturer for a chosen Retailer. The retailer will agree to order a certain volume of the product, and then will work closely with the manufacturer to design and create a totally unique version of one of their current caravan ranges.
Here at Stowford we have two Dealer Special Caravan Ranges. We have our own Elddis Stowford Range as well as our own Bailey Stowford ST Range, so we can use these as examples of how this arrangement works.
The Dealer Special Caravan will be based upon one of the manufacturers existing caravan ranges. In our case, our Bailey Stowford ST is based upon the Bailey Phoenix range of caravans, and our Elddis Stowford is based upon the 8ft wide Elddis Avante range.
The caravan is then designed with a bespoke colour scheme, bespoke external graphics, a new model name and a host of features and upgrades that up-spec the caravan to make it a more desirable product than the standard caravan would normally be.
So why pay the extra for a Dealer Special?
Whilst they are inevitably priced slightly higher than the standard product, the price does not reflect the full value of all the extras, so they always represent good value for the customer – an up-spec’d caravan for less than its’ full retail value! Furthermore, a dealer special caravan is always valued higher than the standard product as a pre-owned vehicle, meaning that it will be worth more as a part exchange in the future!
The types of extras included on a Dealer Special are probably best illustrated by the list of extras we have chosen to add onto each of our two ranges. View the extra features below as well as a selection of gallery images of both the ranges:
The Bailey Stowford ST
The extras on our Bailey Stowford ST Range include:
Truma Gas BBQ Point
Exterior 230v socket and 230v power inlet for mains hook-up
Truma 100 watt solar panel
Hartal GPR skin two-part large aperture door with window, waste bin and dustpan & brush
Thetford Caprice combined oven, grill and hob wth electronic ignition and flame failure device
Drop-down kitchen worktop extension
TRACKER PIR activated intruder alarm
Bespoke Stowford ST entrance door mat
Bespoke Stowford ST graphics scheme
Bespoke Stowford ST soft furnishings
Swan-neck kitchen mixer tap
Remis pleated flyscreen and blinds to principal windows
Bailey Stowford ST Gallery:
The Elddis Stowford
The extras on our Elddis Stowford 800 Series include:
Cold Water External Shower
External Gas BBQ Point
Exterior Access Locker Door – 600mm
External 230v Socket
Upgraded Awning Light
Heavy Duty Corner Steadies with Large Feet
Bespoke Upholstery/Soft Furnishings
Bespoke Exterior Graphics
Embroidered Logo on Entry Step Mat
Branded User Guide/Handbook
Back Lit Headboard
Back Lit Mirror with Splashback
Heki 1600 I/L of Midi Heki (Front Dinette)
Heki 2 I/L of 400mm Clear Rooflight (Fixed Beds/Rear Dinette)
Having recently bought my second new caravan from Stowford Caravans, I have no hesitation in recommending this company… Their philosophy is obviously customer is King because nothing is too much trouble… one often hears tales of woe but this is a first class company to deal with
Cllr. D Brailey MBE
We would like to thank you for the efficient way the sale of our old caravan and the purchase of the new one was handled. The handover procedure which you operate is excellent and in spite of the the awful weather we experienced, it all went well.
Mr & Mrs Le Cornu
I just thought I would put an email together to thank all the staff at Stowford. From the first contact right through to the handover and aftersales with a few minor niggles the staff have been polite and all wanted to help. I have to say I am very particular about purchases and nothing was too much trouble for the Stowford team.
Mr Wright, Bude
Thank you to Simon at Coed Ely, Lyn and Tom at Devon for sorting out a replacement window and minor bodywork repair to our 3 week old Cartagena following a collision… Everyone at Stowford and especially Simon Bennett at Bailey were absolutely marvellous. Previously we’ve always had Swift vans and they can learn an awfull lot from Bailey and Stowford on excellent customer service.
Mr B Lloyd
The service we received from the first time we looked at the caravan until we took possession of it far exceeded our expectations. The service we received was exceptional.
Mr Bennett, Bristol
The service we have received from both Caravan Sales and Servicing has been excellent throughout the many years we have been coming to Stowford
Mr and Mrs Hackett
We would like to thank you for the professional way in which the handover of our new van was organised.
Mr and Mrs Jenkins
A big thank you for the excellent service that Stowford provided to us when we came to collect our new caravan last weekend. To get to the site and find the caravan had been pitched and the mains power was already in place was superb…. Our whole experience at Stowford was incredible and all new staff we encountered were always polite and very helpful indeed.
Mr P Richardson, Redditch
Got to say about the after care I’ve received from Stowford is FIRST CLASS.