James' Journey Begins

December 2013

...in an Ashington RS

Me, Thee, Will and Rufus our Lakeland terrier caravanning in December, who’d of thought it? We’ve had a really good touring season this year haven’t we? The weather throughout the summer was unusually warm and extended well into November despite the threat of what was supposed to be the coldest November for decades; thankfully this failed to materialise, stretching the season even longer than usual, especially for fair weather caravanners like us.

My family don’t ‘do’ cold, my wife Lynda likes warmth and comfort while William who’s 10 will cocoon himself in a duvet and take root on a sofa, even poor old Rufus shakes! By ‘cold’ I mean with the heating on less than 22 degrees!

This year it’s all change because by the time you read this we will have taken a caravan away for the first time ever in December! This might not sound like something to shout about to our more hardy tourers but for us it’s rewriting everything we know about caravanning, so why are we doing it?

Simple, this year we have treated ourselves to a gorgeous new 2014 Coachman Sussex special edition Ashington RS (RS is obviously an abbreviation for REALLY SUPER). This is far and away the best caravan we have owned, and is what I fondly call winterproof! Having fully controllable Truma heating to cosset us all day and night long, combine this with a Grade 3 insulation rating and we’re happy campers!

I used the word cosset and boy, oh boy the Sussex special edition RS really delivers. The 2014 Coachman special editions are based on the new lightweight Vision range which feature an all new bonded structure; but, at Sussex we’re not content with standard specification and this is what makes our RS special editions so special. The extras fitted include Al-Ko ATC active trailer control, roof mounted 80 watt solar panel, VIP make up upholstery, Omnivent, roman blind in the washroom to name just a few of the extras that are fitted to make them unique.

This weekend we’re jaunting up to Sumners Ponds near Horsham, just for a couple of nights break, or more if work permits! This is despite what the weather threatens to throw at us, what we do know is that we’re going to be sound, snug and content in our lovely new van…Lynda has even suggested we try to go away again at the beginning of January too!

More of our Ashington RS jollies to follow soon but if you can’t wait, or want to share your touring chuckles or suggestions you can visit the Sussex Caravan Centre Facebook or Twitter sites by just clicking on the links.

In the meantime I’m signing off and wish a very Happy Christmas and cheeky New Year to one and all...

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