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Southdowns Motorhome Centre 2019 Recap

2019 has been a fantastic year at Southdowns Motorhome Centre, so we thought we would share our favourite moments and blogs from throughout the year.


Back in September, we attended Practical Motorhome’s Motorhome of the Year Awards 2020. It was a fantastic event and it was great to see key figures in the industry coming together. Our brands won some of the top awards. This included the award for best high-top van conversion that went to the Compass CV60.  The best luxury motorhome over 3500kg went to Carthago Chic E-line I 51 QB. And finally, the Compass CV60 also won the top award of the night the best motorhome of 2020. It was one of the highlights of our year! To read the original blog post of the Practical Motorhome awards click the image below:Practical Motorhome Motorhome Of The Year 2020

The Motorhome and Caravan Show 2019:

Another one of the biggest events of the year was the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2019. We took a 3 Concorde’s to the event and had a fantastic time representing them and all of our brands. There were big model debuts from our manufacturers including the award-winning Chic E-Line from Carthago, the Lyseo M Harmony Line from Burstner and the Masterline from Hymer. It was great to meet the motorhoming community and share in our joint passion! We also created a number of videos of the new models at the event. Click Here to watch them! To read our full recap on the event click below:


Not long ago we headed off to Manchester to visit Autotrader for their dealer discover day. We got to see some new features that are being implemented and it was great to speak with the people at Autotrader. It was also a fantastic opportunity to meet with other dealerships as well. Aside from visiting Autotrader, we took the opportunity to visit the Christmas market. Click below to read our full blog on the event:

CV20 Selling Out In The UK:

Another highlight of our year was the success of the Compass CV range. They have sold out in the UK, but at Southdowns, we have the last CV20 in stock. So if you want to come and see one then head to Southdowns! Click below to read our original post on the CV20 from when they first arrived at our showroom!

New Shop Website:

At the start of 2019, we debuted our new accessory shop website. It has a huge amount and variety of products including awnings, TV’s, solar panels, and furniture. Everything you could need for your motorhome is available on the website. Our shop in Portsmouth has also been extended, with a dedicated section for furniture and awnings on the second floor. Being able to actually walk around and experience the different awnings makes choosing the perfect one for you much easier! Click Here to head to the accessory shop website and browse our selection of thousands of products.

Limited Edition Burstner:

Back in May we received a limited edition Burstner Ixeo. There were only 60 of these motorhomes built, and they are truly stunning. Ours was number 57 and it was a perfect example of a luxury A-Class Burstner. Click Here to read the full blog post from when we first received the motorhome.

3rd Generation of Aylings at Southdowns Motorhome Centre:

Archie Ayling joined Southdowns Motorhome Centre this year meaning we have 3 generations of Aylings! Southdowns has been a family run business since 2000 and it is at the core of everything we do. Family values are brought to the way that we do business. Archie is working at our service centre and it has been great to have another Ayling as part of the team. The Aylings have always been a family of motorhomers so its great to see their expertise through personal use continue to inform how we operate.

1,000 Likes on Facebook:

This year we reached a big milestone on our social media. Reaching 1,000 likes on Facebook was a big milestone and it is wonderful to see our community at Southdowns grow. If you haven’t yet, like our facebook page by Clicking Here. We post regular updates from Southdowns such as special offers, new stock and exclusive offers. We have some lots of plans for our social media in 2020 so make sure to like the page!