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World Mental Health Day 2019: Can caravanning help with mental health?

Oct 10, 2019

Kingstown Shipping, a family run business based in East Yorkshire, is an international shipper of cars, motorcycles, RVs, trailers, caravans, boats and general freight, specialising in the USA, UK and USA trade, since 1986.

Over the last 30 years, the very hands-on team, have continued to develop and grow their company, offering a wide range of freight forwarding services, for customers traveling or emigrating overseas.

Apr 8, 2019

Planning a last minute trip in your caravan in the next couple weeks and need towing protection for your caravan? Our universal Tow Pro Lite towing protector is now available for dispatch within 48 hours.

Ideal for caravans pre-2012, our universal fitting Tow Pro Lite protects vans with two awning channels, up to 2.5m wide.

Mar 27, 2019

It's fantastic to hear that we have been shortlisted for the Small Manufacturer Award at the prestigious Insider Made in Yorkshire Awards 2019.

The winners will be announced at the ceremony on 7th March, at Leeds’ Hilton Hotel, and we're looking forward to the evening meeting like minded, Yorkshire companies. 

Feb 4, 2019

Have you got a Specialised Cover you just can't be without? Do your friends and family comment on the quality, or its kerb (pardon the pun) appeal?

If so, we'd like to hear from you. We love sharing customer stories and really finding out what it is about our covers that you really value. Ultimately, our covers offer protection. That's what they are designed and manufactured for - and have been since 1981. But sometimes it's the little finishes touches that really makes something stand out.

Jan 10, 2019

2018 has been a very busy and exciting year at Specialised Covers and we couldn't do it without your support and valued custom.

As we put down our tailors chalk, wrap up our tape measures and switch the sewing machines off for the year, we'd like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Dec 19, 2018

Our new Tow Pro+ was launched at the October Motorhome & Caravan Show 2018 and has continued to prove a hit with our customers, even in chilly December!

With three access points; including a new window drop down, the tailored towing protector allows you to get to the grab handles, locker box and window without removing the cover.

Dec 1, 2018

We love what we do, especially when we get asked to cover something a little out of the ordinary. 

Now a chair isn't really our of the ordinary, per se, but the chairs in question are rather iconic, so we were pretty excited when we were asked to produce 4 special covers for them.

Nov 28, 2018

After a very busy and exciting year of growth, we're pleased to announce the appointments of Katie Fishwick as our new Managing Director, and Veronica Jeffries who joins Specialised Covers as Commercial Manager.

Katie, the daughter of Douglas and Carole Long who founded Specialised Covers back in 1981, will maintain the family heritage of the company and continue to build on the success achieved over the past 37 years. Many of our customers will already know Katie from previous shows and events!

Sep 26, 2018

It's amazing what you can achieve in a year, when you put your mind to it.

And, in just 365 days we built a brand new, purpose built factory, allowing us to double our production capacity and create more jobs here in Yorkshire, than ever before.

Jul 24, 2018

If you're visiting us for patterning & would like to park up over night in your van or motorhome, you're more than welcome to stay with us!

If we're producing a cover for your caravan or motorhome and we need to take a new pattern, it's more than likely you'll be visiting and staying for an hour or so whilst our Design Team take the measurements and create a tailored pattern for your vehicle.

Jun 14, 2018

On Sunday 10 June, we'll be supporting our own triathlete in training, Louise, who is taking part in the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds with the amazing Stephan & his daughter Chloe Couture, who has cerebral palsy.

The team of 3 will be raising money for Stephan's and his wife Jo's charity, Lady Bugs Trust, which helps improve the lives of disabled children & young adolescents.

Jun 7, 2018