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Christmas Opening Times (1)

After a busy year in the world of Caravans and Motorhomes our Offices and Workshops are closing over Christmas and New Year.

Please check the dates and times we are open. Have a great time everyone.

Our Workshop will close at 5pm on Wednesday 19th December 2018 and reopen on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

Our Sales and Hire teams will be in on certain dates in between Christmas and New Year.

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Winterising your Caravan

Winterising your Caravan

As the temperatures are starting to drop and people are thinking about packing up their caravans for Winter, we thought we’d provide some top tips for winterising your caravan.

We have received lots of queries recently about what is the best way to winterise a caravan or motorhome and so we thought we’d share some of our knowledge & advice.

Our resident expert is Nigel Dyson, who has over 24 years’ experience in the motor trade and leisure servicing industry – read Nigel’s top tips here. Read more

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Ask anyone what they want from a caravan dealer and they’ll say ‘great products and great service.’ These two reasons make up our ethos and have helped us become a leading supplier of caravans and motorhomes.

Since we started over 20 years ago, we have grown from servicing and repairs into a successful dealership, stocking a wide range of used and new caravans and motorhomes. But we didn’t stop there, we realised people were also looking for a reliable company and high levels of customer service. We also launched our fleet of luxury motorhome hires, which has grown to 15; and is still growing. Read more

Peter Roberts Caravans and Motorhomes - Testimonial
Peter Roberts Caravans and Motorhomes - testimonial

Every time we [Peter Roberts Caravans & Motorhomes] receive feedback from our valued customers we always like to share it with everyone. Not only is it very important to us, but also, because we think if a customer goes to the trouble of providing feedback then it’s only right that we acknowledge our appreciation; plus, it doesn’t hurt to show off once and a while.

However, when a customer gets creative with their feedback, in this case in the style of a poem, well, we can’t resist showing it off to everyone. Read more

Peter Roberts Caravans & Motorhomes

Hudder­­sfield-based Peter Roberts Caravans & Motorhomes Limited has supplied Netherthong Primary School with new polo shirts.

Martin Clayton, a teacher from Netherthong Primary School states: ‘Peter’s generosity means that we can now send our children to sporting events, happy in the knowledge that they are representing the school in the manner to which we expect.’

The Holmfirth primary school has over 215 children and Peter Roberts Caravans & Motorhomes generosity means every child can now proudly represent their school at upcoming sporting events.

Peter Roberts states: ‘It’s important for businesses to support their local community when and where possible. This sponsorship arrangement is a great opportunity for us to pass on some of our success to help the children achieve theirs.’

‘Without the support of companies such as Peter Roberts Caravans & Motorhomes we would be unable to offer opportunities like this, as our budgets continue to shrink and we are forced into making difficult decisions,’ added Mr Clayton.

The sponsorship agreement with Peter Roberts Caravans & Motorhomes means every child at the Holmfirth primary school will get a new polo shirt and that the school’s future sporting successes can be enjoyed by the school, its pupils and everyone at Peter Roberts Caravans & Motorhomes.

Caravan Winter preparation

Brrrr, winter has arrived so now is the time to make sure your caravan is ready for the colder months ahead.

As an Approved Workshop, we are experts in caravans and have some handy tips and advice to ensure your caravan is safe and will remain in tip top condition, ready for your next adventure:

Planning Ahead:

First things first, where are you planning to park your caravan for the next few months? It needs to be a secure location – if it’s not on your own property (where we suggest you install a post or gate), we recommend using a member of the Caravan Storage Site Owner’s Association. When covering the caravan, use breathable material so that moss and mould doesn’t grow due to condensation. Try not to leave it where it is exposed to leaves and sap.

Exterior preparations:

You need to ensure the outside of the caravan is safeguarded against the bitter weather and potential thieves.

  • Give your caravan a good clean using products appropriate for the bodywork and windows, which offer a layer of protection
  • Check the seals of all the windows and replace any that look loose or have come away. Also, check for any cracks or chips and have these seen too before they become a bigger problem
  • To prevent water filters from freezing, remove them to reduce damage
  • When it comes to the wheels, you’ll need to check these every few weeks and to turn them to prevent flat spots. Place the caravan on a level surface, lower the corner steadies and wedge the wheels. Top tip: leave the handbrake off
  • Clean the awning with proper products to remove as many marks and stains as possible. Store in a dry place. We recommend checking on this while it’s in storage
  • We always recommend keeping an eye on the battery. If it’s not connected to a security system, remove and store in a dry place and regularly top up charge levels. We also suggest removing batteries from internal devices such as smoke alarms – make sure you refit these and check they’re in working condition on your next outing
  • Coat your towing electrics with water resistant solutions

Interior preparation:

  • Remove anything valuable or that you don’t want to risk leaving in your van
  • Remove soft furnishings and place somewhere dry – particularly cushions which are expensive to replace
  • Empty the fridge, clean and leave open
  • Give your caravan a good winter clean
  • Fully retract blinds and fly screens to avoid damage to the springs
  • Remove all gas cylinders and store in a cool, ventilated place
  • Flush and empty the toilet tank and open the taps including the shower control and put the lever tap in the centre of hot and cold. It’s worth considering a floe system flush to completely drain the pipework. Plug up your sinks and shower tray. Also, drain the water heater (read instructions for this)
  • Uncover the vents to allow air to circulate

As a family run business, Peter Robert’s Caravans ethos is about you – our very valued customer. We’re passionate about this industry and the caravanning and camping community. We believe it’s a lifestyle, not just a holiday and so we constantly strive to improve our services and help you make the most of it. If you want further help and advice on the above, we are here to help.

Peter Robert’s Caravans is based in Honley, Huddersfield where you can browse our new and used range. We also buy caravans for cash.

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