THINKING OF BUYING a new tourer? This is the best time of year to buy a current-season van, as dealers are keen to clear unsold stock to fit in 2013 models.


To whet your appetite, we’ve put together a round-up of great deals you can get before the new season starts in September. If you need some inspiration, then check out Practical Caravan’s pick of the best 2012 tourers, on page 102 of the Summer Special issue (on sale from today).


Lowdhams is offering savings of up to £3500 on selected new 2012 caravans. You can save up to £1500 on Lowdhams’ Freestyle and Hi-Style dealer specials, and Adria vans. Selected Bailey tourers will be available for £2000 off, with some Swift models seeing reductions of £2500. There will also be discounts of up to £3500 on Dethleffs caravans. Visit for details or call 0115 871 2127 (Gunthorpe, Nottinghamshire) or 01484 817 848 (Huddersfield).


Our caravan competition giveaway partner Leisure World is offering big savings across all three of its dealer sites (Catterick Caravans, Ebor Leisure World and Tyneside Leisure World). There are discounts on Buccaneer, Coachman, Elddis, Lunar, Sprite, Sterling, Swift and Venus. See their advert on page 34 of Practical Caravan’s Summer Special issue, or call Matt McGrath on 01748 818 391 option 3.


Derbyshire-based Glossop Caravans has discounts on eight models in its Coachman Amara-based Festival range of dealer specials, as well as on seven models of its Elddis Avanté-based Chatsworth tourers. Find out more at


Midlands dealership Broad Lane Leisure has tempting offers across its two sites. Savings of up to 10% (up to £2500) are available on most ranges sold. These include Swift-based Fairway dealer specials, Coachman, and selected Sterling Eccles and Lunar Clubman vans. There will also be ‘massive savings’ on Bailey Unicorn vans. Go to or call 01789 763 432 (Alcester) or 01926 858 880 (Kenilworth).


Warwickshire dealer Raymond James is offering savings of up to £3500 on remaining brand-new 2012 models, but you’ll have to be quick. This weekend (21-22 July) sees the final weekend of reductions in its “massive caravan sale”. Find out more at


Caravanners in the South West can take advantage of reductions of up to 8% on selected 2012 vans at Highbridge Caravans. These include Swift Conqueror, Lunar Lexon and the dealer’s own Sterling Eccles Sport- and Coachman Amara-based specials. Visit www.highbridge


If you live in the South East, then Michael Jordan Caravans may have a great deal waiting for you. The Surrey-based dealer is offering selected 2012 Swift, Bailey, Sterling and Sprite models “at prices so hot they won’t be around for long”. Go to or call 01483 203 335.


Marquis Caravans has announced a summer sale, for the whole of the month of August, and “huge savings” are promised. Visit for more details, or call 0800 026 7777 on or after 1 August. Bear in mind that caravans are currently only available from the firm’s Northampton, Lancashire and Sussex dealer sites.


This is just a taster of what’s available across the country this summer, so if you’re looking to bag a bargain brand-new caravan, call your local dealer now.