Immediate: September 20, 2019

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One of the UK’s leading caravan, motorhome and campervan dealerships has welcomed the 400th customer to its secure storage facility in Shrewsbury.

Salop Leisure invested £750,000 to expand the storage facility at its Emstrey headquarters last year because the existing space, which had a capacity of 250 touring caravans and motorhomes, was full.

Now customers have filled up more than half of the expanded storage space in 10 months, as strong demand for motorhomes and touring caravans continues.

The 400th customer was Claire James from Stafford who has decided to store their touring caravan in Salop Leisure, Shrewsbury. She and her husband, Stuart, have used it four times this summer by using the Tow On Tow Off scheme run by the adjoining Love2Stay resort ready for their stay.

“The storage facility is so convenient for the family and us to use the caravan,” said Claire. “We wanted somewhere where we could keep our caravan and have it towed to a campsite for us to use. I can’t tow the caravan on my driving licence, so this is a marvellous solution and Love2Stay is a great place to stay.”

Salop Leisure attributes the popularity of the storage facilities to the growth in staycationing, as many British people no longer holiday overseas.

The facilities, which have achieved a gold award from the Caravan Storage Site Owners’ Association (CaSSOA), are covered by monitored circuit television, have alarmed fence line security beams and are governed by an electronic entry system.

Salop Leisure offers dedicated pitches and improved services for existing customers, daylight hours access, on-site servicing of touring caravans, power washing facilities including a high level platform, waste disposal point services and, new this season, a tyre pressure station.

“The expanded storage area is helping to cater for strong demand from customers, particularly from the increased numbers who have purchased motorhomes this year,” said Mike Harris, Salop Leisure’s operations director. 

“Many people tolerate having a touring caravan on their drive, but motorhomes are bigger and owners often opt to keep them in a clean, secure storage facility which is easily accessible.

“It’s one of the UK’s most modern, secure storage facilities for touring caravans and motorhomes and we provide a one stop shop for owners. By storing their touring caravans and motorhomes at Salop Leisure, owners can have them serviced on-site and use the award-winning facilities at our Love2Stay resort.

“Increasingly popular is ‘store and tow’ whereby we are able to tow a touring caravan to the neighbouring Love2Stay resort when the owners wish to stay there overnight.

“Owners can come and go as they wish knowing that their caravan or motorhome is safe and secure when not in use. The storage facility is conveniently located alongside Shrewsbury bypass and there is an accessory shop onsite just in case owners need anything.”

Anyone requiring more information about the secure storage facility should contact Sian Rees at Salop Leisure on Tel: 01743 282400 or sian.rees@salopleisure.co.uk

 

Picture caption:

Sian Rees from Salop Leisure with Claire James, her mum Wendy Treanor and dog Teddy at the storage facility.

 

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For more information, please contact Tony Bywater, Salop Leisure’s chairman, on 01743 282400 or Duncan Foulkes, public relations consultant, on 01686 650818.