By William Coleman
We all love a good competition here in the UK and we all want to win whatever is on offer. These competition winners certainly walked away with one of the best prizes I have seen in a very long time at the February NEC Show.
The Camping and Caravanning Club reinvigorated their long running No B+E? No Problem! campaign for 2018. The Club launched a competition during the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show at the Birmingham NEC Show last month. People who took part in the competition were in with a chance of winning an All-New Hyundai KONA and a Swift Basecamp Plus camping crossover vehicle which has a combined price of more than £34,000.
The lucky winners of this amazing competition were Rachael and Noel along with the 9 week old son Benjamin. The couple collected their New Generation Hyundai i30 and Swift Basecamp at the Birmingham show, which made their visit there all the more special.
On top of winning the car and caravan combo they also walked away with a year’s free membership to the Club and Caravan manoeuvring course for beginners. The Hyundai is a fantastic hatchback and when combined with the lightweight Swift Basecamp you can set of on your holidays without having to worry about any towing laws.
Rachael said: We feel like we’ve outgrown tents and as a family but had never really thought about caravans. I want to explore the UK with my husband and I think the first place we’ll visit is the Peak District. Noel is American and we haven’t been able to travel and see that much of the UK yet-perhaps now is the time to do it. We would not have been able to afford to buy a caravan so winning the competition opens up a whole new way of holidaying.
The prize was given to the couple by the Camping and Caravan Club along with Hyundai and Swift as part of the club’s ‘No B+E Licence? No Problem!’ campaign. The campaign has been designed to reassure drivers who passed their driving tests on or after January 1st 1997 that they can tow legally with plenty of modern car and caravan combinations while holding a category B driving license. So if you do hold a category B license you can legally tow up to 3,500KGs.
The Camping and Caravanning Club’s Technical Manager, Ian Hewlett, said: “Advancements in technology and improvements in the manufacturing process mean that caravans are becoming increasingly lightweight and easier to manoeuvre than ever before.
“The prospect of towing a caravan for the first time really isn’t that scary – and there’s now more choice than ever to help give owners confidence they’re buying the model that is best suited for their needs. The KONA and Basecamp Plus are a great combination.”
With this perfect combo and the No B+E Licence? No Problem!’ campaign you really do not have anything to worry about. All you need to do is a little bit of research on the weights of your vehicles and away you go.