About Us

Welcome To Southdowns Motorhome Centre
A family run business, run with family values

Southdowns Motorhome Centre ShowroomMichael, Andrew & Russell Ayling and all the Southdowns Team welcome you to our company website.

Southdowns Motorcaravans are a family-owned and operated business; founded and still owned by our Managing Director, Michael Ayling. A number of years after the company was started, Michael was joined in the business by his two sons Andrew and Russell, the three of us now run Southdowns Motorhome Centre as a family business.

We believe are one of the UK's most progressive motorhome dealerships with a complementary portfolio of quality motorhome franchises. We are the UK importer and sole UK supplier of what is generally regarded as the best quality motorhome built in Europe, Concorde. We are one of the country's premier dealers for Burstner and Carthago, usually holding the largest range of Burstner motorhomes for sale in the country.

Our reputation for supplying top quality European motorhomes has led us to be recently selected as one of only two dealerships to spearhead the re-launch of the popular German Knaus motorhomes into the UK. We are also the longest established UK dealer for the highly regarded range of Italian motorhomes manufacturer, Laika. As one of the Hymer Group companies, Laika combines German quality and construction techniques with Italian design flair.

New for 2017 is a quality Germany built motorhome for the more budget-conscious; Carado. Built by the Hymer Group in Saxony in one of Europe's most modern motorhome production facilities.

We are pleased that in addition to our quality European franchises, we also offer a British Built motorhome for sale. We are excited that the all-new Alu-Tech motorhome being built by well respected English manufacturer Bailey are available from Southdowns Motorhome Centre. Bailey has always been highly regarded as a touring caravan manufacturer and we are sure their revolutionary Alu-Tech construction technique, which was revolutionary when they introduced it to touring caravan industry a few years ago, will raise the bar in the UK motorhome industry.

We are a family business and we pride ourselves in bringing our family values to the way we conduct our business.

We are pleased to welcome all visitors, whether prospective clients or existing customers to our site in Portsmouth. We operate from a large, well-known site in Portsmouth, not far from the M27/A3 junction. The site was previously a Mercedes-Benz main dealer site, and as such has a welcoming heated showroom, a large workshop and large outside area where our motorhomes are displayed for viewing.
Via our website, we aim to give customers comprehensive layout, technical specification and pricing details of the manufacturers we represent; we pride ourselves in showing what we constantly strive to be the best New & Used Stocklist of any motorhome dealer in Europe, extensive Motorhome Image Galleries and also to let you know about any Special Deals we are currently offering. Our News pages will let you know when we launch new products, keep you up to date with Events we are attending and features other items we think will be of interest to you. We do update our website on a regular basis, often several times a day, so next time you are online, please come back to our site to see what's going on here at Southdowns. Alternatively, if you are a 'social networker' you may wish to subscribe to our Twitter feed.

For us, motorhomes are not just a business. We sell motorhomes because we use and enjoy motorhoming ourselves. We are a family of motorhomers and always have been.

If you are interested in any of the vehicles you see on our site, or just need some advice, please Contact Us by telephone or email.

You can also call in to see us between 9.00am and 6.00pm from Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm on Saturdays and between 10.00am and 4.00pm on Sundays.*

*Due to Covid-19, our opening hours are:

Showroom: Tuesday - Saturday, 9.00am - 5:30pm. Viewings by appointment only. Call now to make a booking.

Service Centre: Closed

Shop: Closed

Andrew, Russell and all the Southdowns team look forward to meeting you.