NZ launch: new Sovereign range of RVs
Peta Stavelli reports on the New Zealand launch of UK company Sovereign’s new range of caravans.
The weather gods turned on a perfect 10 for the recent launch of Country Caravans' exclusive new range of caravans at Papamoa. The Sovereign range comprises four models; each manufactured by leading British manufacturers and picked by Country Caravan's managing director, Rob Axton.
Rob managed one of the largest UK caravan dealerships before moving to New Zealand where he has been selling caravans for the past decade. During this time Rob says he has seen a number of different vehicle brands come and go. In bringing the "cherry-picked" range to New Zealand, Rob says his aim is to offer Kiwis a small brand designed to appeal to the way they use their caravans.
Country Caravans will also include all of the usual extras in the standard purchase price.
"That way it's easy for buyers to see exactly what they are getting for their money." says Rob. "There's nothing worse than sitting down with a client who has fallen in love with a caravan and then to have to tell them that, in order to get it to useable specification, they will need to spend another $6000 on extras."
The Sovereign Range consists of four easy to manoeuvre single axle models, each with a different layout.
All caravans come with 12 month's registration; a 12-month warranty on appliances; a five-year water ingress warranty; five year's self-containment certificate; four year's electrical warranty of fitness; a three year warrant of fitness, and New Zealand gas certification.
Also included are portable 40-litre fresh and grey water tanks; a full 9kg gas bottle with regulator; a Winegard satellite dish; 19'TV/DVD with Freeview decoder; 150 watt solar panel with 30 amp regulator; a 110 amp hour deep cycle battery; an Al-Ko 50mm high rise tow ball and locking plate and a full awning with light weight fibreglass poles.
A lightweight compact tourer designed with a family in mind. The large front lounge converts to a double bed while the side dinette converts to bunk beds at night. A spacious rear bathroom with separate shower and well equipped kitchen. $49,950
A lightweight tourer suitable for either couples or a family. The front lounge converts to a double or two singles. Opposite the door is a well-equipped galley with a spacious wardrobe beside the entrance door. In the separate bedroom are two good sized single beds and a rear toilet with vanity and separate shower. Ideal for year-round touring. $52,950
RVC 584 EW
A large front lounge, lit by a panoramic roof window opens onto a spacious well-equipped kitchen with wardrobe and TV station opposite. In the bedroom, an east-west double bed has its own TV; while the en-suite bathroom features a cassette toilet, vanity unit and separate shower. All of the above secured by the new SMART building system designed to stop leaks. $55,500
This model has a spacious front lounge and well-equipped galley. The centrally-located toilet/shower and dressing room features exceptional design night or day.
The bedroom offers a north-south island bed with plenty of wardrobe and storage space. All is enhanced by the security of the new SoLID construction system and a class-leading ALDE 24-hour programmable central heating system. $57,500
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