They are a relatively new manufacturer producing a range of caravans called Stealth. We had never heard of them either until we went to the manchester show yesterday. We were very impressed by the build quality and comfort inside. The built in cool box in the front chest was a big hit with the men, ideal for having a cold beer to hand whilst relaxing. The first caravans, called the intrepid, were very unusual in that they had no front window and the front was completely black. The Stealth range is more conventional. The van comes with a 6 year warranty. The roof is sandwiched aluminium presses over the sides which are GRP. We were totally underwhelmed with the interior finish of most of the caravans on display, the Dunster House ones stood out, to us at least. Check out their website , easy to find if you google DunsterHouse caravans
We'd never heard of them either until we went to Manchester show yesterday. They are a relatively small manufacturer. The caravans are called Stealth and we thought the quality was amazing compared to others we saw. Check out the website, easy to find if you google Dunster House Caravans.
Of course. Sorry, I have heard of Stealth but the 'Dunster Caravans' name threw me. We saw the Stealth Caravans when they first came out a couple of years ago but we weren't so impressed. They seemed quite big and boxy to me but others at the NEC were obviously impressed. At first they just had models with a central lounge which for UK touring meant that you didn't get much of a view out on site.
Denise and Him (that's Tim, or Mothy, LOL) Lili the Swift Corniche 12/2 + Honda CRV
They are unusual but had several featuresm we liked. The sofas were incredibly comfortable and were so easy to convert to a bed. The chest at the front had a good slide out table arrangement and didn't stick out. All the cupboard doors opemned easily and were level, which was not the case on most of the vans we saw. I can see they wouldn't be for everyone but we really liked it. There must be someone out there who owns one surely?
Was unimpressed by the first ones that appeared nearly 2yrs ago, but by all accounts the quality has improved since. The thing that puts me off is the lack of a dealer network; which a). would appear to necessitate the use of mobile servicing and any warranty work would require returning the van to the factory and b). with no dealer network you can't play one dealer off against another to try and get a better deal.
I have to agree with Alan (Kiaman), so far I have only ever seen one Stealth caravan and that was being towed. We have never, yet, seen one on a site. The new models, though more conventional, do look very good, in all the photos I have seen.
Elnagh Clipper 90.......... Real Names Mike & Hazel
Wish I had the money to buy a Vanmaster (1 of the most expensive vans on the market; probably only Airstream are more expensive!); they are excellent quality and you can have one built virtually to your own specification. Once again my only concern is they have no dealer network and for warranty work (although unlikely on a Vanmaster!) you are looking at a return to the factory, fine if you live reasonably close to the factory but if you are at the other end of the country......well!!
Alan (the kiaman) & Sylvia - recycled teenagers (i.e. over 60!) 2013 Bailey S2 Unicorn Cadiz & 04 Kia Sorento CRDi XS Auto with Griffin Tuning Powerbox (175bhp)
We do live close to the factory so the lack of dealer network would not be an issue for us. Think they would hold their value better than the Stealth, although I still like the modernity of the stealth. Read the article about the Darwin in the cc magazine, it certainly sounds very impressive. Have to agree that it's rather expensive but my husband reckons it's worth it for the quality.
Only other comment regarding Vanmaster is that apart from the 2 berth Darwin they are pretty heavy and will require a heavy tow vehicle like a large 4x4; the Darwin you might get away with a large estate car. Still, if you do buy one you will probably make a few of us quite envious! Good luck with whatever you purchase. With regard to holding their value better than a Stealth - that is a definite "Yes!"
Will let you know, we have to sell our motorhome first. Might even hang fire for this year and holiday in the car (hotels of course not sleeping in it) and see what happens next year with the technology.