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West Country Motorhomes

4.3/5, 4.3 from 2 reviews
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Recent Reviews

  1. maison
    Great Service - so far
    4.5/5, 4.5 out of 5, reviewed Nov 28, 2017
    Approx date of transaction:
    November 2017
    We have recently bought a new PVC from West Country Motorhomes.

    We had dealt with them before, buying two motorhomes from them in the 1990’s. We had a good experience with them then, both for Sales and after sales service. At that time we would certainly have rated their after sales as excellent. They were great at resolving any problems with manufacturers and at keeping us informed.

    In the 00’s we had a break from motorhoming but returned to it in 2012. We decided recently to downsize from a coachbuilt to a PVC. We returned to the dealer who sold us our last coachbuilt and they offered us a good deal for exchange, but we were not impressed with their after sales service. We decided to give WCM another try.

    Their sales team were excellent. Not at all “pushy” but happy to answer any questions we had and demonstrate anything we didn’t understand. They also matched the deal we had been offered elsewhere.

    We were happy with the general design and layout of the PVC we were interested in but it only had a grill fitted, not an oven. We do a lot of cold weather travelling and find we like an oven for “comfort food” in cold weather.

    WCM offered to swap the grill for a combined oven/grill, at our expense of course. The change was effected on time and the standard of finish of workmanship appears very good. The new unit looks like an original fitment .

    On picking up the m/h on 26th November the hand over was well handled with everything we thought we needed to know being explained.

    On getting home we noticed that the Thule electric slide out step was not deploying as far as it was when we saw it in the showroom. Mobility problems meant that it was a little awkward to get in and out with the step as it was. A ‘phone call to WCM led to a call back, within 15 minutes, from their workshops. A very friendly, patient and experienced technician talked me through the Control panel hidden menus to set the step as we wished.

    So far we have only driven the m/h 80 miles back to our house but, while stowing everything on board and testing systems, we have yet to find anything that had been missed in the PDI. Full marks there.

    It is a little early yet to say how they will perform hereafter but we are setting out on a reasonably long trip next Saturday to give it a “shake down” cruise. If any problems arise I will report back on how they deal with them.

    The only caution I would give is WCM’s attitude to deposits. On agreeing the deal we were required to pay a £2,000 deposit which was non-returnable. In the event of us changing our mind after agreeing the deal we could not recover our money, only a credit note valid for twelve months against another vehicle.

    That did not bother us as we had done our research and were sure it was the right choice for us, but be aware.

    So far so good. We are happy customers at this time.:)
    Initial Impression:
    5.00/5,
    Helpfullness and Attitude:
    5.00/5,
    Handover:
    5.00/5,
    Dealer Trustworthiness:
    5.00/5,
    Aftersales Service:
    4.00/5,
    Would you use this company again?:
    Yes
  2. cranky
    not bad but could do better.
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Oct 26, 2017
    Approx date of transaction:
    february 2017
    we part exchanged our van for a slightly later, bigger model. We got a very good trade in price and agreed a date for swap over.
    There were a couple of minor issues that I asked to be sorted out and these were dealt with, although the workmanship of their workshop left something to be desired. a new MOT was done and a service and hab check was also supposed to have been done but I found a couple of issues in the first few weeks that cast doubt that it had been done properly. The solar panel was not connected, in fact the cables had been cut off and when I connected them, the controller was not working. on the plus side, as soon as I notified them they sent me a new controller and said I could get it fitted locally and they would pay for it to save the 200 mile trip back to them. also the small condensate drain hose on the fridge was not in the tray, it was dripping onto the floor beneath which, had I not found it, would have eventually rotted the wood.
    To summarise, the staff were most pleasant and helpful and not pushy at all. Fair prices and good trade in. I would use them again but make sure I check things a bit more carefully before leaving.
    Initial Impression:
    4.00/5,
    Helpfullness and Attitude:
    4.00/5,
    Handover:
    3.00/5,
    Dealer Trustworthiness:
    3.00/5,
    Aftersales Service:
    4.00/5,
    Would you use this company again?:
    Yes
    2 members found this helpful.

Motorhome Dealer Details

  1. At West Country Motorhomes we proudly claim to be the ‘UK’s Premier Dealer’, a claim built on over 36 years trading as one of the largest, and most trusted and respected dealers in the motorhome industry.

    We are agents for the leading UK brands and stock a large range of over 200 new and used UK and European motorhomes to suit all needs at our Sales Centres at Brent Knoll, Somerset, and Swindon, Wiltshire. We also have our own special edition ‘Sunseeker’ range based on the best selling Elddis Autoquest. With layouts from 2 to 6 berths they are possibly the best value new motorhomes on the market.

    We offer top prices for motorhomes, caravans and cars in part exchange, and for first time buyers we have special starter packs to get you on the road with all you need. We always have a range of offers and ‘special deals’, and if required we offer tailored specialist finance at competitive rates (subject to status).

    The foundation of our success is the highest level of customer service, and we think ours is second to none. Our many awards over the years confirm this, and we topped the bill in 2014’s prestigious Practical Motorhome Customer Satisfaction Awards with Best Supplying Dealer for New Motorhomes and the highest ranking Gold Award for Used Motorhomes.

    You are always assured of a warm welcome and our friendly, professional sales staff will give whatever help you need to choose your motorhome. Come and visit us soon to see why we are ‘The UK’s Premier Dealer’.

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