Known for their traditional cotton canvas folding campers, in 2009 the Pennine Group introduced their new concept, the "Convertible Caravan". The main feature of these products is the acrylic roof and awning, which they say offers several major benefits over cotton, including durability, heat retention, resistance to water absorption, resistance to fading, and easier to clean and dry out.
Due to it's success the Convertible Caravan range will have some updates/upgrades for the 2011 season such as a 3 year manufacturers warranty to included as standard, external lockers will be mainly grey to blend in with the external body colour, an external BBQ point will be fitted as standard to certain models and extra lights will be fitted .
The Convertible Caravan provides an alternative to conventional touring caravans due to the following reasons
- Isabella manufactured cabin and awning.
- Only a small towcar required.
- All weather synthetic fabric.
- Resistant to mildew.
- Resistant to fading.
- Improved heat retention.
- Easier to clean.
- Will not absorb water.
- Easier to dry out.
- Lightweight fibre awning frames
- a significant price advantage
What's new for 2011?
Pennine are now producing in the region of 90% of their total annual production as acrylic Convertible Caravans. Only 10% remain as cotton Folding Campers, which shows a huge percentage "swing" to the new acrylic range of units.
The Conway range (Countryman, Cruiser and Crusader) will remain for the
2011 with a few updates and shall continue to use the Isabella acrylic fabric.
The 2011 Pennine range of folding campers will have the most change as this range will move towards the Isabella synthetic fabric known as Isatex which appears to be taking the fabric now used on the
Conway's range a stage further.
The models for 2011 for the Pennine Range (formerly known as Pennine Folding
Campers) will know be branded as the 'Pennine Premier Convertible Caravan
Range' and the models will be the Quartz 2+2 a 2 berth model similar to a
Countryman/Fiesta style, Quartz 4 based on a Pullman chassis with a
completely different layout and the Quartz 6 will be based on the Crusader
Deluxe from last year
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