Johns Cross Motorcaravan and Camping Centre, a long established motorhome dealership which is based in Robertsbridge, East Sussex has been appointed as a dealer for the French motorhome manufacturer Pilote. The French motorhome manufacturer has confirmed that this appointment is part of its strategy to raise its profile in the United Kingdom. Pilote states that .."it is continuing to seek more dealers to represent its range in the UK."
Glenn Harris, Johns Cross's workshop manager recently visited the Pilote Factory in France and met with Pilot's sales manager Lawrence Boyle. Glenn has been quoted as saying “I have been to various manufacturers throughout the years, the majority of them have the same or similar work ethics". however he went on to say "What I saw at Pilote was something different. Simple tasks like laying down a protective covering on the floor so not to cause any damage (something simple but it impressed), the continual cleaning after each stage of construction and the testing of all the appliances; cupboard door hinges and catches whilst still in the process of the build, shows that Pilote really care about the quality of motorhomes they’re building. This is good for us as dealers, but also very important for our customers.”
Pilote of France built their first caravan way back in 1962 and later, in 1978 built its first motorhome. Pilote currently build around 4,500 A-class and coachbuilts a year in their combined French and German factories. The first Pilote motorhomes were shown in the UK at Earls Court in 1985 by Hayes Leisure, which then led to the formation of the Pilote Owners Association in 1987.
( http://www.piloteowners.co.uk )
According to the Pilote Owners Association they welcome applications for Membership from the owners of Pilote motorhomes marketed under the Pilote, CityVan, Le Voyageur, and Mooveo marques.
There is also a Pilote club in Sweden.