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Bailey Goes Super Size

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Whilst we were down at the ExCel Motorhome, Caravan & Camping Show last week we got to see the new Bailey Retreat and boy is it big.  The Bailey Retreat is a touring caravan that is designed to be used for a longer stay making it a British competitor of some of the larger continental vans.

The first major difference is its whopping size with an internal length of 7.29m and a width of 2.32m providing an extra 25% of internal space. However you don't have to worry about the dimensions for a neatly fitted caravan cover as we've taken all the measurements for all the new Bailey caravans. On top of that we are also used and approved by Bailey.

The body is the highly successful Alu-Tec Shell making it suitable for all year round caravanning and it's built on a heavy duty Alko chassis.  The interior has lots of headroom and is extremely spacious and light, with stylish design and quality.  The high quality windows let in a vast amount of light as well as the Heki panoramic lights throughout the van.

The Bailey retreat comes as 4 berth and 6 berth with all the mod cons of home such as chrome finish, quality furnishings, hobs, microwaves, central heating and even a heated towel rail.

Take a look at the Bailey Retreat here, we're sure you'll be impressed

An ExCellent ExCel Show

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We are nursing our poor feet back to health over a hot cup of tea and a biscuit after a long show in London but we're not complaining. It's the first time we've done a London show since 2007 at Earl's Court and we're glad we've been at ExCel.  We've come back full of beans as it's been an ExCellent show and your feedback has been fantastic.  We have had a lot of people who have been to the show specifically to come and talk to us.  

Here at Pro-Tec Covers we know that there is nothing like face to face contact and we are especially pleased about your kind comments on our Exclusive Easy Fit System® which has been the star of the show.  Many of our customers have come to praise it and many have had a few questions.  The main concern has been as to whether the Easy Fit® would put a strain on the cover or if it would tear.  Well, as always, we put lots of time and effort into our design and that was also our first concern but we came up with the solution and we can assure that there is no chance of this happening.  

We had a very successful show and 97% of all full caravan covers and motorhome covers orders included the Easy Fit System®.  The only orders without the Easy Fit® were from existing customers who felt that the Standard Caravan Cover was easy enough to fit as it was.

As well as ordering the Easy Fit Caravan Cover® our new option of ordering National Flags on Towing Covers is going down a treat though we must say that due to it been a London show they were all English or Union Jack Flags.  Don't get left behind, fly your flag with pride!!

One of the other frequent questions was if our Towing Covers and protectors come with clear panels for the front lights.  Even though the law doesn't insist on them yet, WE DO.  Our Fitted Towing Covers come with fitted clear panels and our standard Protec Towing Cover comes with an easy to fit DIY kit. You won't be getting in bother with the law or your insurers with a Protec Towing Cover.

We also had time to speak to many of the manufacturers.  We have put a Bailey badge on Bailey Caravan Covers for years and we now have permission to do this with most major makes.  Thanks for putting your trust in Pro-Tec Covers.

Finally we would like to thank the NCC for organising such a well run show and as we are National Caravan Council members we got complimentary coffee in the NCC lounge and we also got Wi-Fi which was greatly appreciated.

See you all at Peterborough!!

20% DISCOUNT DEAL FOR ALL SCOTTISH RESIDENTS

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The Scottish Caravan and Outdoor Leisure Show

We would have loved to have exhibited at the Scottish show this year but we have just got back from Manchester and we are at ExCel at the Motorhome, Caravan and Camping Show next week!! Lets hope the dates work out better next year.

To compensate for this we are offering all our Scottish clients 20% off all our full caravan covers and from the 2nd till 29th of February 2012 (cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. Offer only open to customers with their billing address and shipping address in Scotland).  

We are also taking the opportunity to launch our new range of towing covers with the option to have a Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish, English or British flag on your towing protector.  Call us on 01274 780088 for more details.

Jamie Oliver & Protec Covers

jamie oliverThe Jamie Oliver Protec Cover

Serves: All

Difficulty: Very Easy

1. Take one of the UK's, if not the world's, most successful chefs and a vintage Citroën mini-van.  

2. Next lovingly renovate said Citroën van and park it outside a successful restaurant in all its colourful glory and leave it out in the elements.

3. Now find a leading vehicle cover company who will meet your demanding requisites of quality to protect your vehicle.  

4. Once you have located Protec Covers, call their friendly staff and place your order.  

5. Now relax and let the capable staff at Protec Covers take care of your order.  

6. Once your cover arrives, easily fit it to your van and voilà, you've got the perfect Jamie Oliver Protec Cover that will keep you, your friends and clients happy for years.

Here at Protec Covers we are thrilled to provide the nation's best-loved chef with his van covers for his new restaurants and we can't wait to keep combining the perfect ingredients for all his new restaurants.

The Motorhome, Caravan & Camping Show 2012

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We've just had a fantastic show down at Manchester and it was great to have another chance to get to see you all face to face.  We always come back from a show thrilled with all of your positive feedback and ideas.  So we're hitting the ground running and The Motorhome, Caravan & Camping show is hot on Manchester's heals.  The show starts on the 14th of February and runs through till the 19th at London's premiere exhibition venue, ExCeL.  We'll be on stand S415

The event will be the biggest motorhome, caravan and camping showcase to take place in London for over five years. 

The February show, run by the caravan and motorhome industry's exhibition company, NCC Events, will be the only show in the spring where visitors will be able to see new 2012 season models from the UK's leading caravan and motorhome manufacturers.  Making it an absolute must.

The event will also showcase the very latest trailer tents, folding caravans, holiday homes, lodges, towcars, tents and camping equipment as well as thousands of accessories, campsites and great value holiday destinations.

The Show promises to be a great day out for those with an interest in caravanning and camping holidays. With plenty of free activities on offer for all the family to enjoy including cookery demonstrations, kayaking & canoeing lessons, dinghy sailing, celebrity appearances and competitions – it's great value too – tickets start from only £7.00 in advance, kids go free and parking is included (subject to availability).

Supported by the Industry

ABI, Autocruise, Trigano, Bailey, Chausson, CI, Coachman, Elddis, Lunar, Swift Group and Trigano have all underwritten this show. The Caravan Club are the Show's Official Partner and The Camping and Caravanning Club have also pledged their support for the February ExCeL Show.

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, Protex003, has been exclusively developed in the UK and we are proud to say that it continues to be  manufactured here in the UK