Nobody likes having to fork out for brand new tyres, especially if the old ones appear to have plenty of life left in them and are being scrapped because of their age or due to a puncture which can’t be repaired.
So imagine fitting three caravans with new tyres that cost more than the vehicles are worth and then watching them being driven off to play a starring role alongside Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hamilton and James May in their Top Gear appearance together!
Three vehicles owned by a family-run caravan dealership in Wolverhampton have suffered exactly that fate and apparently they are going to be featured – and destroyed – in the forthcoming special episode of Top Gear.
According to the Daily Mail, The Caravan Place provided the three caravans to the BBC show – after fitting them with new tyres that cost more than the vehicles’ values of £200 each.
The extended programme is made up of footage filmed before Clarkson was sacked after a ‘fracas’ with producer Oisin Tymon and will wrap up the 22nd series of BBC Two’s hit motoring show, which has been off air since March.
Mark Stokes, who runs The Caravan Place with his wife Gina, admitted some enthusiasts might be upset with the way in which the caravan were used – but insisted it was just a ‘bit of fun’.
He told the Daily Mail: “When we found out that Jeremy Clarkson had got sacked and we were unsure whether it would be aired or not, we thought “could you believe it?”
“We’d got our hopes up and wondered if it would be shown. Everybody views Top Gear differently – some people think they are giving caravanning a bad name.
“But we understand it’s all a bit of fun, so were delighted when they asked us. We decided we would supply them to them – and were not expecting them back.”
If you need new motorhome or caravan tyres, it is worth remembering etyres supply and fit a wide range to suit all vehicles, driving styles and budgets. They fit the tyres at a location of the customers choice and expect them to last at least five years, unless like the Top Gear producers, the vehicle owners have other ideas!
Denna Bowman, Head Office