Motorhome of the Month – October 2018

This month our Sales Manager, Ben Tosspell, hands down says that our Rapido 9048DF is our motorhome of the month for October. 

RAPIDO was born from the creative mind of Constant ROUSSEAU in 1961.


While not typically a brand that Southdowns sells as a new offering or factory order, we are always so surprised at how quick our Rapido part-exchanges are sold!

The Rapido is 4 berth, 6.6metres long with a drop down double bed over cab and a spacious rear kitchen.

It hold’s its own with a 6-Speed Manual Gearbox. And with only 30,684 miles is a bargain!

The Chassis Plated at 3500kg GVW, is Right hand drive and has Cab air conditioning, Central locking, Electric mirrors, Driver airbag, Pioneer Radio/CD and Rear camera. Cab blinds. Drop down double bed over cab with roof light, security net and privacy curtains. Large lounge comprising L-Shape sofa, side sofa, swivel front cab seats, Fabric upholstery, Drop down dining table with folding leaf, overhead storage cabinets, TV cabinet with slide out mounting bracket and roof light. Truma gas and electric blown air heating.

Rear L-Shape kitchen with 3 burner gas hob with hinged glass cover, stainless steel sink, extractor fan and overhead storage cabinets. Dometic fridge with separate freezer compartment. Rear cupboards with built in Smev oven and grill. Large wardrobe. Rear washroom Thetford cassette toilet, stainless steel washbasin, vanity unit and separate shower cubical. Flyscreen, BBQ point, Roof bars, Road Pro Satellite dish, PWS Tow bar and electrics, Fiamma 4m Awning and electric step.

To get more information on this motorhome and view our range of pictures, follow the link below.

Alternatively, give our sales team a call on 02392 401821

Must have accessories for your new motorhome

Are you new to the Motorhome world but don’t know where to begin when it comes to the best accessories to get you on the move?

We thought putting together a top 10 would be the best way to tackle accessories, but once I started there was no stopping me!



Electrical Accessories

TV & Satellite Dish, Sometimes watching a bit of TV can just help you unwind or help distract children so you can finally get a glass of wine after a day of travelling.
Electrical Hook-Up Leads
UK 3 Pin Adaptor
Continental Adaptor
Additional Leisure Battery

Exterior Accessories

Levelling Blocks, not all pitches are the same and can make your motorhome feel a little uneven. With leveling blocks you’ll be on an even playing field again.
Camping Chairs

DriveAway awnings are perfect if you are looking for more space to sleep or just relax.
Awning Tie down Kit, don’t let the wind carry away the awning you’ve spent ages putting up.
Solar Panels

Kitchen Accessories

The must have for most UK households is a Kettle! With a few variations to choose from, find your perfect on on our website.

Plates, Cups & Silverware. We recommend Melamineware as it’s very lightweight and less like to affect your motorhome travelling weight.
We stock a wide range of Kampa accessories that can be folded down to make the most of your storage.

A not so new product we recommend are the double bars for your fridge and cupboards. These help keep all your fride and cupboard items upright and causes less noise when travelling.

Health & Safety

Being out on the road means you have to be a bit more prepared for any unexpected occurrences.
We suggest the following items as a great start to helping you be prepared.

Fire Extinguisher – don’t worry we aren’t saying you’re a bad cook, this is just in case your fry-up turns into a fry-out!
Smoke Alarms
Carbon Monoxide Alarm
First Aid Kit

The Loo

A big question The Shop get asked is what products do you recommend for the loo.

Shop Assistant Dave says ‘The Thetford Aqua Kem Green Sachets are the best. Not only do they come in individual sachets so you are guaranteed the correct dose everytime, there is no measuring or any messy clean up.’

Don’t forget your tank fresheners.  The freshener reduces and prevents deposits and the accumulation of grease in the tank and pipes, making the waste water tank fresh and clean.

And finally, to keep your loo in tip top shape, make sure you use Rapid Disolving Toilet roll. It helps prevent clogging and damage damage whilst protecting moving parts.


Travelling Abroad

Now some of you may know the do’s and don’t for travelling in European cities. But you don’t want to run into any issues without the Ring European Travel Kit.  This contains almost everything to legally required to drive in Europe.


To get some more accessory inspiration, have a look at our Shop and Accessories website here.

But if you have any must-have’s that we haven’t listed, let us know in the comments!

Join us at UK’s largest Motorhome & Caravan Show

The NCC Motorhome & Caravan  Show

The NEC Birmingham, 17th – 22nd October 2017


It’s that time of the year again when the NCC put on the biggest motorhome show of the year.  Once again being held at the NEC in Birmingham.

The show is set to be great with manufacturers’ new-for-2018 LIVE product launches that will showcase all the latest models and layouts.

As expected there will be over 400 exhibitor stands with exclusive offers at the show on many products and accessories.

Southdowns will of course be in attendance showcasing many of our most popular brands such as Burstner, Laika and Knaus.  We will also be showing off our new Concorde for the 2018 season!

With hundreds of models on display it’s the best place to see and compare all the latest layouts, finishes and innovations. Place an order at the Show and take delivery ready for the start of the new season.

With cookery demonstrations that you can sample and kids enter free, its a great day out for all!

Get your tickets here

Stop by and see us for some great show offers on our motorhomes.