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A BRAND NEW caravan manufacturer is debuting its range of touring caravans at the Manchester Show in January.
Eterniti RV is a brand new builder of caravans for the UK market and is taking a unique approach. The vehicles are being built in the heart of American RV country in Goshen, Indiana but built on European specification BPW chassis. Once built, the vans are shipped to the UK, ready for the showroom.
The new models plan to mix the best of European and American touring technology to provide a uniquely appealing package.
Managing director of Eternti and caravanner, Phil Daniels is excited at seeing the project come to fruition, as he explains.
‘We’re really excited about this project, which our people have put a lot of time and effort into. We’ve assembled a core management team of five people, and between them, there’s a great mix of RV industry knowledge and solid experience of building successful companies, both in the UK and abroad. The aim is to get a high specification into a package that is light enough to tow behind European cars. Our caravans have been focused for the UK market from the outset and we can’t wait to get them in front of people.’
At this stage, Daniels is understandably cagey about the exact specification, but is confident that sourcing components in the heart of the enormous US RV industry gives them a significant advantage. He confirmed that the models include slide-outs for unrivalled on-site living space and that much effort has gone into making the new models look good. This last point in particular is a problem for many US-sourced leisure vehicles arriving in Europe.
Production of these exciting new models is beginning now in the factory just outside Goshen, Indiana. Daniels says the first models will arrive in the UK just in time to appear at Event City.
More detailed specification information appears in the January issue of Practical Caravan magazine which goes on sale in early December.
This video, from local Indiana news service WSBT gives more details about the exciting project.
The Eterniti range launches at the Caravan and Motorhome Show 2012 which runs from 19-22 January. For advance tickets, go to the Caravan Shows website.