Away in Winter: How it's made the Auto-Trail way

Loading the player ...

Away in Winter: How it's made the Auto-Trail way

Friday, 17, Feb 2017 12:12

by Tom Leaning

It's been a long, old winter so far, but that hasn't stopped many of you from enjoying the great outdoors with your leisure vehicles. So, over the coming weeks, CaravanTimes will be releasing a series of videos celebrating Great British Winter Motorhoming.

One of the main reasons we're able to enjoy Winter Motorhoming in the UK is because of the way they're made in the factory. But some motorhome manufacturers are more unorthodox than others. So for the first video in our series, we've asked Nick Harding to visit Auto-Trail's main factory in Grimsby to discover just what they do differently in their factories.

Related stories

Auto-Trail on track for another cracking motorhome

The latest Tracker RS makes for a perfect 2-berth vehicle

CaravanTimes takes a look at Auto-Trail's 2017 update of their Tracker RS, and it's looking better than ever.

Why do not more people motorhome in Winter?

The CaravanTimes production team traveled this month from London to East Yorkshire

I recently took our CaravanTimes production team on location to East Yorkshire, to investigate what motorhoming in deepest, darkest winter was really like.

Neil Greentree continues his Scottish test of the Swift Basecamp

Day 2 includes mountain biking and extreme mountain running on the agenda

In the second part of our Basecamp challenge, Neil Greentree, his son Ben and of course the Swift Basecamp catch up with the crew in the Scottish wilderness.

#ArcticAdventure: The Return

After over 5000 miles of driving, the team are back in the UK

You may be aware that a few lucky members of the CaravanTimes team have been traveling in two Bailey Pursuits and an Autograph motorhome to the Arctic Circle with Bailey of Bristol and the Caravan and Motorhome Club on an Arctic Adventure.

Neil Greentree tests the Swift Basecamp in Scotland

Neil Greentree and son spend some freezing nights in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park

In the first part of this Basecamp series of videos, Neil Greentree and his son take Swift's Basecamp caravan up to the heart of the Scottish wilderness to test how it can adapt to harsh winter conditions while accommodating holidaymakers who enjoy outdoor sports.

Manufacturers enjoy special night at Motorhome Design Awards

A panel of judges were given the hard task of choosing the best new models on display at this year's CCM Show

After a successful week of showcasing their latest vehicle models, motorhome manufactures donned their best attire to attend the annual Motorhome Design Awards, presented by The Caravan and Motorhome Club. Matt Allwright kindly hosted the glamorous event before we interviewed all the night's winners.

PLANS VETOED: Essex caravan park plans vetoed again

Possible site location at Port Flair

Plans for a 70 pitch caravan park in Essex have been rejected by the local council for a second time.

Caravan site gutted in huge fire causing £1m in damage

Burnt out caravans at the site. Pics from Devon & Somerset Fire Service

An enormous fire has ripped through 160 caravans causing £1 million in damage at a site in Somerset

Caravan dealership launches new online store

Managing director Chris Talbot

Cheshire's largest caravan dealership, Leisure Sales, has unveiled its brand new online accessory store

Caravan manufacturer invests £8 million in new facility

Jim Bolton (Swift Group) and Steve Hewick (Houlton) review progress on the ground works

Manufacturers Swift Group is developing a new £8 million purpose built modern manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Cottingham, Yorkshire