John and Karen Schofield

When John Schofield went looking for a new campervan, there was only one vehicle manufacturer that he was interested in. Having spent three decades in the Ford dealership network, his affinity with the brand runs deep.

And, from their home near Penistone in Yorkshire – less than 10 miles from Wellhouse HQ, John and his wife Karen didn’t have to look too far to find one.

“I’m now retired, but I’d been in the Ford dealership network since 1986. I knew I wanted a Ford because I like the brand, but also because I know how much better they are than Volkwagens,” said John.

“When you compare the Ford to the T6 or similar models, you get more from your money with the Ford. We also wanted something different to the usual VW and we certainly got that.”

Anyone with any familiarity with Wellhouse will know the special edition Rosso conversion. This was the vehicle John and Karen bought for two reasons: their love of adventure and their love of football.

“We are Manchester United fans and when we saw the Rosso, we knew that was the one for us. The spec we bought was 155 hp manual. It had a red body kit, red and black leather and just about everything on it that we could get at the time: grill, heated tanks, gas BBQ point, Gaslow system, roof bed, diesel heating, the list goes on.

“We had a great buying experience with Wellhouse too. David – the owner – tells it as it is and made us feel very comfortable and its clear to anyone that has bought from them how much they value their customers and look after them.”

Combining adventure, passion and practicality, the Rosso is eye-catching wherever it goes and is at home on a campsite as it is outside a European stadium on a matchday.

“We spend a lot of time travelling to football matches and we thought ‘this is the vehicle that will take us there’. We travel all over the country, but also into Europe quite a lot to see the team play. One of our favourite trips was to Bruges.

“As well as football, we like to get out and do a lot of travelling. We go all over Europe and the UK and the van turns heads wherever it goes. I think every campsite we have been on somebody has asked us about it – not just because it looks so good, but also because it is a Ford.

“We like Brighton because we can go to a match, go to the seaside and there’s plenty to do in the surrounding countryside. We also like to go to Appletreewick in North Yorkshire, but we’ve been as far away as Italy and France and had planned on going to Crete this year.

“I think our favourite trip was travelling round France and then watching the Tour De France in the Pyrenees. The atmosphere was incredible and that’s something we’ll hopefully do again next year.”

 

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