Dunster House, a long established British company, is normally more well known for it's range of log cabins, summerhouses, climbing frames etc, but they have put out a press release which is very interesting.
They are to launch a brand new make of caravan, the 'Stealth' to compete against the mainstream brands. The 'Stealth' will be revealed at the NEC Motorhome & Caravan Show in October 2009.
They have also launched a black and mysterious looking website, containing just a few snippets of info about the fantastically named Stealth caravan.
WHAT they've told us so far....
The new 'Stealth X-Class' range of medium to large caravans (including a 2+1 Berth, 4+1 Berth and a 6 Berth) will bring a totally new perspective to high-end mainstream caravans. The Stealth X-Class Range will be available in 3 different trim levels: S, SE and SE-L.
Manufactured by a caravan owner who has designed the 'Stealth' to reduce the compromises that caravans place on the users. There will be revolutionary new layouts, contemporary interior finishes and exterior design. The interior will be in Matt 'Cream' veneer and SE and SE-L models will come with high gloss interior laminate.
Dunster House identified a brief that had to be achieved to bring the traditional caravan up to date, including:
* Exterior & layout: AL-KO Chassis with Hitch Stabiliser
* LED front and rear road lights
* 3D Aerodynamic Nose Cone - black nose cone to stop "yellowing"
* Class leading interior floor to ceiling heigh 6'5''
* Privacy Tint Double Glazed Windows
* 4 skylights
* 5 mains sockets and exterior coaxial hook-up point
* Easy access twin gas locker doors - no bending over the tow hitch to access
* "Garage" under rear bed with no utility intrusions and unique external access - Ideal storage space for awnings, deck chairs, folding bikes, etc.
* A unique exterior design - Allowing for an interior layout that traditional caravans could not achieve.
* Modern Interior decor - Absolutely no abstract or flowery patterns. Clean, simple lines and high-end finishes - more like a home than a caravan
* Ultimate luxury in bedroom 4'6" Wide Fixed Island Bed with no corner cut-offs - Ultimate in luxury with access to three sides
* Solid sliding door to bedroom (not concertina curtain)- A lightweight solid door to block light, leaving full privacy whilst sleeping
* Kitchen & living area: Large kitchen work surface - making food preparation easier
* Dual Fuel Hob (Electric & gas)
* Sink with permanent drainer
* 10ltr Combi boiler with "Invisible" blown air heater
* Shoe rack next to entrance door
* Spacious unique bathroom space End washroom with large separate shower (more powerful) - A comfortable luxurious washroom to wash and dress in privacy
* Ceramic Bowl (easy to clean) toilet with large 19.5ltr waste cartridge
Alex Murphy, MD of Dunster House says "We have designed a new caravan range from scratch based on personal experience and lots of reviews of current products. Our range offers a fresh look and one that is in keeping with up-to-date modern tastes."
We say ... bring it on, we can't wait to see this caravan in the flesh.
Should certainly make some waves in the industry, with it's modern looks,
and clever design features.
FIND out more....
To find out more visit the Stealth website by clicking here.
X53 (2+1 Berth) 5.3m internal length
X58 (4+1 Berth) 5.8m internal length
X63 (6 Berth) 6.3m internal length
More details released 14/09/2009
A unique nosecone on the Stealth is designed to prevent water forcing
it's way in during travel. A traditional caravan design has the join
between the nose and the roof on the front of the caravan and can be
subject to water penetration when driving. On the Stealth the
nosecone lips over the roof and thus water is taken away from this
area during travel. Also to combat the traditional problems of water
penetration our body design uses an unusual twin sealing technique.
We wanted to create a caravan that was far more modern looking. As a
result all the trims on Stealth are body-colour. White awning rails
and door frames make for a cleaner look to the sides of the van,
invisible fixings to the wheel arches mean no visible screw caps and
simple raised chrome lettering continue this theme.
Inside the fittings are metal for an elegant finish; Chrome metal
taps, chrome metal furniture handles and brushed chrome spotlights.
Night-time lighting is important so our rooflights have 4 recessed
lights each to give an abundance of luminance, the sink and the
cooker have individual lighting over each to enable you to see what
you're doing when preparing meals.
The alloy wheels on Stealth are all 15" in size helping to keep them
in proportion on the side of a large caravan. They are finished in
Hi-Power silver as this more costly finish give a superior shine to
normal painted wheels.
The basin in the bathroom is a raised clear bowl, whilst creating
more space on the adjoining counter it also adds an extra touch of
finesse to the washroom.
The seating does without the need for dated kneerolls. Instead using
a technique that gives the comfort of a kneeroll with the aesthetic
of a domestic sofa.
The microwave is a full 800w, touch-control version to allow total
control and full domestic capability. (SE & SE-L models)
The roof is bonded like the walls to prevent the ripple effect that
some caravan rooves can display.
The fresh water pipes are all within the caravan (not under the
floor) to help protect against cold weather.
We fit a single waste outlet rather than the usual two to make your
life easier when draining waste water to your container, no more
jamming two pipes into the aperature.
The table store is next to the seats so the table doesn't have to be
lifted great distances within the caravan.
By having winding handles on the skylights you can raise, lower these
whilst having the flyscreen permanently closed stopping stray insects
entering the caravan.
In our 6 Berth, X63 models there are 3 wardrobes creating ample
The alarm fitted to SE and SE-L models has a radar sensor instead of
a PIR enabling it to be placed out of site giving a neater interior
The sofa's are free of buttons so that clothing has nothing to catch
on and children don't play with them.
A swing-arm TV bracket is fitted in all trim levels meaning that a TV
doesn't take up any valuable surface space.
SE-L Models come fitted with Air Conditioning, Wireless Reversing
Sensors, Torino Leather Trim, Twin Awning Lights and TV/DVD as
The main lights in the bedroom are able to be turned off whilst in
bed preventing you from having to maneuvure in the dark.
To find out more visit the Stealth website by clicking here.
The new Glossy Silver Stealth nosecone front will be on display at the NEC Boat & Caravan Show in February 2010
Since Dunster House, a successful, long established British company launched the new Stealth caravan at the NEC in October 2009, they have received mixed reviews on the unique black nose cone. Therefore to try to appeal to everyone's needs, Dunster House have now launch a brand new glossy silver/grey nose cone alongside their existing black, which will be on display at the NEC Boat & Caravan Show, Stand 5205A in February 2010.
Production is successfully underway at Dunster House's Flixborough factory in preparation to meet delivery in the New Year for orders already placed since the previous show and looking forward to showing off their complete production models at the NEC in February.
'After a successful launch we'll be showing Stealth again at the Boat and Caravan Show, stand 5205A and we'll be launching our new Gloss Silver/Grey nosecone option to give choice to those who find our black nosecone too radical! The February show gives us the chance to show Production models rather than the pre-production models at the October show. Also the models on display in February will show the Graphite Grey internal doors, the alternative to the Indigo internal doors.'
To find out more visit the Stealth website by
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