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The Next Step - Digitising

Ordered today, delivered tomorrow!

This morning we took 3 orders at the NEC show, which we are going to manufacture and despatch today, for delivery tomorrow. After double checking the details of the order, our CAD Manager, Beki, has translated the patterns for the 'vans into a digital format. This enables the covers to be cut by one of our state-of-the-art CNC machines. One of the covers has been cut by hand while the other 2 were cut on the CNC.

The digitising process

 

NEC Show - Next Day Delivery

Ordered today, delivered tomorrow!

As we are sure you are aware, today is the first day of The Motorhome And Caravan Show at the NEC in Birmingham. The first 3 customers to visit our stand this morning were pleasantly surprised to be told that the full covers they have ordered will be with them tomorrow! 

All our products are bespoke and made to order, we don't keep any items in stock. Our usual lead time for the production of a full cover is 4 weeks so we've really challenged ourselves to get these covers out of the door on the same day that the order was taken!

The orders were taken a few minutes after 10 o'clock this morning and entered on to our computer system at the NEC. They have already been printed and have been passed to our technical staff to check.

So, thank you so much to Yvonne Evans who has ordered a full cover for her Coachman Pastiche, Robert Tyler with his Elddis Affinity and to Susan Edwards with her Coachman Olympia. 

Look out for updates between now and 4 o'clock when the courier will collect the completed covers for delivery tomorrow.

Dickinson Caravans Weekend Roadshow

With the appraoch of winter and the end of the touring season looming, this time of year can be a great time to get yourself some bargains for your caravan or motorhome. 

If you're a Bradford local, or passing through God's Own Country this weekend, pop into Dickinson Caravans on Canal Road. Dickinson's have been in the caravan business for over 40 years and is now one of the few remaining, family owned, caravan dealerships in West Yorkshire. This weekend sees them host their Autumn Roadshow, where they will be showcasing the new 2018 caravan models with launch prices.

As well as the latest caravans, visitors will be able to take advantage of a host of special offers on caravan servicing, awnings, batteries  and other accessories. Of course, you'll be able to get exclusive discounts on our towing covers too! Oh, and they'll even feed you with a free burger from the BBQ.

1985 Plaxton Supreme 29 Seat Coach

You know by now that we like to share some of the more unusual vehicles that pass through our doors with you. This week, we were delighted to be visited by Mr. Gibson and his 1985 Plaxton Supreme 29 Seat Coach.

The Supreme was introduced by Plaxton in 1974, replacing their hugely successful Panorama models, which had been in production since 1968. Mr. Gibson’s Supreme is based on a Bedford VAS chassis. There have been various incarnations of the Supreme and this beauty is a Supreme V, notably different from the previous version by the addition of a completely new rear end.

Mr. Gibson found his Supreme in a field four years ago and following a two year restoration project at the hands of Cobus near Bridlington, ‘Empress Margaret Irene’ is back on the road again. Before the restoration was even completed, The Empress was taken out of the Corbus works to enter the historic East Coast Run in the June of 2016 and much to Mr. Gibson’s delight, she was awarded 3rd Prize.

This little coach has absolutely no end of charm and instantly transported us back to our school days, right down to the smell! The Supreme has many more shows in her future but must spend this winter outside so naturally, Mr. Gibson researched the best vehicle cover companies available and commissioned us to make a cover for his pride and joy.

If you have a remarkable vehicle that requires remarkable protection, get in touch with our experts on 01274 780088.

 

Pro-tec Easy-Fit System

Pro-tec Easy-Fit®

As keen caravanners and motorhomers ourselves, we are always on the look-out to improve our products and make life easier for our customers.

About 7 years ago, through listening to our customers, we decided to focus on designing a full protective cover that was a breeze to fit. Conventional caravan and motorhome covers have to be unfolded on the roof of the vehicle and wriggled down like a giant sweater. Some manufacturers provide poles to aid in the fitting, which is easier than the old method but it can still be a bit of a struggle to wrestle the cover down over the bodywork.

Our exclusive Easy-Fit® system allows the entire back panel to be rolled up so that two people using the supplied poles, can literally walk the entire cover over the body of the caravan or motorhome in a matter of seconds. We think it’s the most significant innovation in our sector in recent years and that’s why we’ve decided to include the Easy-Fit® system as standard on all our full caravan and motorhome covers from now on. You don’t have to take our word for it though, here’s what our customers have to say about the Easy-Fit® system:

“The whole system of using the poles to install the cover was a breeze – really quick, simple and effective. The cover fits perfectly and is of superb quality, both in the design and manufacture. I would like to thank you for developing such an excellent product – we are very happy customers!”

“Anyone reading this looking for a cover, put your trust in Pro-tec Covers. I did and I’m over the moon with the quality, correspondence and professionalism. My wife and I are nearly 70 and had no trouble whatsoever fitting the cover with the easy fit system”

“I have just fitted the new cover to the caravan. Wonderful! It is so light for such a large twin axle caravan. It took my wife and me about 15 minutes (not bad for two septuagenarians). We unpacked it from the back of the 4x4 and simply walked it over the van. Thanks for your service.”

“Big improvement over old one, Much better fit, stronger velcro. The Easy Fit option does exactly that. Thanks very much for the good service"

UK PRODUCT

british manufacturerAll our covers are designed and manufactured in-house in Bradford, West Yorkshire by Protec Covers Ltd. None of our caravan or motorhome covers are  outsourced. Our material, Caravan  Shield, has been exclusively developed in the UK and we are proud to say that it continues to be  manufactured  here in the UK

 


 

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