Caravan Storage Expansion at Salop

Salop's Plans for extra storage
Salop's Plans for extra storage

Friday, 02, Nov 2018 02:14

By William Coleman

A lot of caravan and motorhome owners, or any leisure vehicle for that matter, may not have the space at home to store the home away from home. Some do but simply want a safer place to store the van while it is not in use. One of the UK's leading caravan and motorhome dealerships has started work on expanding its secure storage facility in Shrewsbury to cater for customer demand.

Eight years ago Salop Leisure opened their original storage facility, which has since achieved a gold award from the Caravan Storage Site Owners' Association (CaSSOA), is full with 250 touring caravans and motorhomes.

The new extended storage facility will be monitored by CCTV surveillance, an alarmed fence line security beams and be governed by an electronic entry system.

The site, which has an early November open date, will offer customers the opportunity to store their vehicles on dedicated pitches with improved services for existing customers, daylight hours access, on-site servicing of touring caravans and motorhomes and power washing, tyre repair and pressure checking and waste disposal point services.

"We are aiming to offer the most modern, secure storage facility for touring caravans and motorhomes in the UK," said Mark Bebb, Salop Leisure's managing director. "Our existing storage facility is full and we are having to expand it to keep up with demand.

"We provide a one stop shop for caravan and motorhome owners. By storing their touring caravans and motorhomes at Salop Leisure, owners can have them serviced on-site and use the award-winning facilities at our Love2Stay resort.

"Increasingly popular is 'store and tow' whereby we are able to tow a touring caravan to the neighbouring Love2Stay resort when the owners wish to stay there overnight.

"Owners can come and go as they wish in the knowledge that their caravan will be safe and secure when not in use. The storage facility is conveniently located alongside Shrewsbury bypass and there is an accessory shop onsite just in case owners need anything."

I would not wait around as early booking numbers indicate that the facility will soon fill up due to the growing demand for touring caravans and motorhomes from British staycationers who no longer travel abroad for holidays.

Mr Bebb believes this year's hot summer weather persuaded many people to staycation. With predictions of more hot summers to follow in the future due to climate change, he expects demand for caravans and motorhomes to increase.

"We have seen 25 per cent more first-time buyers this year because owning a caravan and motorhome is now considered to be cool," he added.

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