Hi everyone, and apologizes for not doing or adding to my blog for a few days.
So what’s to talk about today? Log Cabins? Nop! Residential Buildings, Nop!
I think today I will talk about the Glamping Show, which was on last Weekend in Coventry.
Yep, I made the arduous and to be honest damn-right dangerous trip from Lithuania to my home land the UK… WOW! That island is full up and bursting at the seams!
OK…no politics here!
Let talk about the reason for my trip into the heartland of Queen and Country!
The Glamping Show in Stoneleigh Park was quite good , for its first year, I would say the turn out was very good. It was well laid out, and there were many different companies selling their products, not all glamping related, but mostly!
On arrival I must be honest and say I was spoilt for the choice of hot dogs, or good old fashioned English Pork and apple sauce in a bun, OK.. I pigged out a little!
So the LV troop, consisting of Keith and his amazing Family, all glamping, camping, Pod enthusiasts, and great sales team, and a few other undercover LV operatives descended into the Glamping show…
First Company we came on, I kept my mouth firmly closed, I am known for saying how it is, and if someone lies to my face, I have this tendency to call them a liar there and then!
Pod Company One, that’s what we will call them…
OK.. the sales man was very enthusiastic, he was what you would say, full of shit!
He lied about his product from the beginning of the conversation of Hi, to the end to Bye!
I am not very good at being force fed horseshit, but I kept my tongue firmly inside my mouth and just listened.
We were told that a Pine in 44mm timber from Siberia was enough to keep you snug and warm, because it was from Siberia! Imagine, it has nothing to do with the thickness of the timber to get high U values, it was because the timber had been felled in Siberia, also it was his best mate in the northernmost part of Russia that supplied him direct! Blar, blar, blar!
Then we must talk about Insulation, OH!! his pods were the best of the best, there was nothing on the market even close to his product, sadly his product was cheap and nasty, and made by a blind guy and his 2 legged dog in a desert!
Ok insulation, he was offering 19mm boards on the walls, with 50mm rockwool, then another 19mm and then tiles!
The windows and doors were not CE approved and we actually offer better with our Garden log cabins.
LOL…. sorry got to laugh, and his price tag for this amazing pod, was £6000 plus vat! Oh! plus transport! OH. plus plus plus… It came to a ludicrous price and was in all honesty not fit for purpose!
I will not mention the flat pack Pod, as it is a joke, and seriously cannot be a contender for Public Campsites.
In addition, there were Camping Pods in Kit Form, that went up and you could take them down, actually they were ####### Stupid and a waste of money! Single skinned and had light gaps between all the parts….
Then We came across, Camping Pod 2 manufacturer..
Now I was very, very impressed, and for me to offer that kind of entering statement I must have seen something of quality, as this pod was quality.
The internal part was great, the cladding was great, the roof had been manufactured solely in Larch, which seriously is not the best of ideas, but he will get a few claims and stop that as quickly as he started, but over all, amazing quality.
I introduced myself, LV baby, and we had a great chat, his company manufacturers garden offices, obviously not doing too well, and with his prices beyond the moon for the pods, he won’t last long!! (got to be competitive)..
Why is it that in the UK a 2.49m x 4.0m Pod manufactured in the UK costs to trade over £6.500, that’s just greedy, I mean seriously that’s ####### greedy!
Trade prices for a camping pod that is a front entrance (we call the cave) should cost no more than 4500 Euros. This for orders of over 10 pods.
Next Camping Pod 3 manufacturer.
OK.. Once again amazing. And I mean it was seriously ####### amazing. The quality of this camping pod was top notch! And that was it’s fault, it was too good.
The Camping Pod was manufactured from plastic, ply and all things that last an eternity. And the asking price for it started at £25.000, plus vat , plus transport.
As I said the quality was amazing, I could not fault anything, apart from the vanity top, that looked like a kitchen top had been used, however, the shower, the windows and doors, the toilet, etc was great, but at £25.000, plus vat , plus transport it should be!
Glamping, Camping should be a mixture of the great outdoors, warmth, security and using materials that blend into the forest, or fields, mountains, streams, lakes etc, it’s not supposed to be a motel room feeling! It’s Camping…
Also to get a return on a unit that costs 25.000, would take a few years! By then, they are old and used!
The happy medium is Camping Pods by LV.
So what are my over thoughts on the show, well to be honest there were companies there that really tried to offer the public a quality building. But I seriously doubt any of them will be around in years to come, their pricing is too high and speaking honestly, their manufacturing ability to offer the market quantities of their products is limited.
One reason we are always picked over the rest is that our quality is top notch, our pricing is way below that of any other manufacturer and our ability to manufacture over 200 pods a year puts us to number one in the industry.
We have manufactured the most expensive Five Star pods costing a whooping 175.000 Euros, to the largest camping pod parks of over 100 camping pods per park designed for children. We are actually the most successful mass manufacture of Camping Pods in the industry!!
OK… enough about us, what about you?? How can we help you???