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Autohaus Campers: A Recap Of 2017

Autohaus Campers: A Recap Of 2017

So much has happened this year that it all feels like a bit of a blur. With new campervans being released, lots of orders to fulfil, new staff joining the team, campervan shows, celebrity endorsements… the list goes on!

And so to celebrate a wonderful year we thought we’d take a quick look back over the highlights… and tell you about some of the things to look forward to in 2018.

Tim Shaw’s New Autohaus VW Campervan

Tim-Shaw-Campervan

Since November of last year Tim Shaw, co-presenter of TV show Car SOS, had been in contact with Autohaus about converting his T5 camper. This October we completed the conversion and handed the keys to an overjoyed Tim.

Customer Featured Stories

Customer Featured Campervan Stories

Many of our customers have been in touch to tell us about their experiences of buying an Autohaus campervan and the adventures they’ve been on. You can read their stories on our Meet Our Customers page.

If you’d like to become a 2018 featured customer simply visit the website for more information on how to submit your own story.

Raised £4,400 At The 2017 RNLI Raft Race

Once again we took part in this years RNLI Minehead Raft Race, where we raised an incredible £4,400 thanks to our generous sponsors. We were also awarded a trophy for ‘Most Original Raft’ on the day for our caravan at sea concept.

New Kingston Campervan Model

New-Kingston-Campervan

Our Kingston model got a revamp in design this year and was revealed at the 2017 NEC Motorhome & Caravan Show. The model attracted a lot of attention at the show and resulted in a large amount of orders being placed.

2017 Campervan Events & Shows

VW-Events

At the beginning of 2017 we created an online campervan events calendar as a way for people to find and promote events happening within the UK. Click here to submit your 2018 campervan event, we will then promote it in our regular newsletters.

Delivery Of New CNC Machine

Campervan Factory New CNC Machine

Due to the growth in orders and our ever-expanding campervan models we invested in some new equipment, including two edge-banders (used to place plastic trims on the edge of the furniture) and a brand new CNC machine (to accurately cut out individual furniture panels).

2017 NEC Motorhome & Caravan Show

NEC-Show

This year we attended the NEC Motorhome & Caravan Show and managed to exceed the previous years order in the first day! Our stand was jam-packed with our latest models including:

  • An eye-catching Alum Gold Spartan.
  • A high-top Acapulco Blue Camelot.
  • Our entry level Ashton `94 in Pure Grey.
  • Two brand new models:
    • Our White and Aluminium Autohaus Evolution with stunning Aluminium Furniture.
    • A spacious Golden White Kingston campervan based upon a Fiat Ducato.

Tim Shaw (Car SOS) was kind enough to join us on the stand over the weekend to chat with customers and take lots of selfies. Also, Chris was interviewed by the Caravan Times about our bespoke campervan conversions.

Ashton Evolution With Aluminium Furniture

Ashton Evolution VW T6 Campervan Model

One of the campervans that received a lot of attention at the NEC Show was our brand new Ashton Evolution. This new concept has been developed to have a more contemporary look with its brushed aluminium furniture, available in a variety of colours/finishes.

70 Years Of The VW Transporter

history-of-vw-campers

This year marked the 70th anniversary of the VW transporter. To celebrate we created a page dedicated to the history of the vw campervan, taking a look back over the six generations of the Volkswagen Transporter.

Lots Of New Campervans & Customers

Autohaus-Campervan-Customers

2017 has been a bumper year for campervan orders and we look set for a busy start to 2018. We’d like to thank all of our customers for choosing Autohaus and for all the lovely reviews you’ve left for us.

Coming Up In 2018

NEW Autohaus Grandi Campervan

2018 will see the launch of our brand new Autohaus Grandi, which is based on the larger VW Craft van. We completed testing and are in the process of making our first prototype. We’ll be publishing details online once the designs have been confirmed.

NEW Autohaus GT Ford Campervan

We have just completed production of our first campervan based upon the new Ford GT Custom Transit. We are taking orders now and we will be providing more details in the new year.

NEW Staff

Our team has grown steadily over the past years and is set to grow further next year. We have recently taken on 3 new carpenters and are now looking to recruit a new upholsterer and a valeter.

NEW Factory

Despite extending the workshops in 2016 and taking on a new unit in 2017 we’re running out of space! We’re therefore in the process of applying for planning permission to build a new factory. All being well we should be up and running in the new building by the middle of the year.

As you can see, it’s been a busy year and we are all looking forward to some time off with our families for some hard-earned rest… and lots of tasty treats! A huge thank you to all of our customers, old and new, that have been to see us over the past year.

And thank you for all the words of support you have given in reassuring us that what we are doing is right. We wish you all a wonderful Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all in the new year.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year,

From the Autohaus Team!

History of the VW Campervan

VW T5 & T6 Campervans For Sale

See below a range of T5 & T6 VW Campervans for sale. We have a range of Campervan Models to choose from, simply visit our VW Campervan Gallery for inspiration.

Photo banner provided by Brian Marks [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons