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Why this motor home is parked up at Preston Docks

Posted on - 4th July, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Business, Preston News, Riversway
The motor home parked in Chain Caul Way
The motor home parked in Chain Caul Way

A motor home parked outside a caravan dealership at Preston Docks has been attracting attention.

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Marquis Motorhomes and Caravans is being targeted by a one-man crusade to get his money back on his dream motor home.

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Lee Owens, from Oldham, bought the Swift Escape Lifestyle 686 from Marquis 11 months ago.

He has a 12-point list of problems he says his motorhome has developed since he bought it – and says the company have not fixed them.

Mr Owens said: “I started this protest simply to get a date when they can repair my van.

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“They can’t give me a date and have told me it can be anything up to 6 months. That I’m not happy with.

“I’ve now decided to reject the van and want a full refund.”

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Asked if he had gone to Trading Standards for advice, Mr Owens said they had advised him to speak to the finance company.

He said: “I bought it 50 per cent cash and 50 per cent finance deal. They said to contact the finance company and just let them deal with it, if I just did that without taking action, it would drag out for months and months. I’ll be at Marquis all week.”

Mr Owens, 35, said he plans to visit every Marquis dealership in the UK until he gets his issues with the motor home resolved.

It is understood Marquis had called police to ask them to remove the protest.

A spokeswoman for Preston Police said: “We were called on Sunday to reports a motor home was parked on Chain Caul Way which was blocking access to Marquis Motorhomes.

“An officer attended – the vehicle had broken down and it was later moved. No offences had been committed.”

Blog Preston has contacted Marquis but has yet to receive a response.

Mr Owens now says he has been contacted by Swift – the manufacturers of the motor home.

He added: “I’m very happy with Swift they have put a plan of action in place. they have only just discovered about the problem and had it sorted out in one day.”

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