Lampkin joins forces with RP Motorhomes
Twelve times FIM Trial World Champion Dougie Lampkin is pleased to have joined forces with RP Motorhomes, as the Yorkshire based sports recreational vehicle builder proudly launches its exclusive DL12 range, of which only twelve will be built.
The family owned firm based in the Yorkshire Dales is already widely applauded for its innovative luxury panel van conversions and will look to further cement its position in the market with its newly designed DL12 range that has directly benefited from Dougie’s personal input.
Plenty of Yorkshire passion mixed with some great expertise has seen RP Motorhomes quickly grow, and with its ethos very much focused on absolute customer satisfaction it now offers a wide range of options including sporthomes, motorhomes and vehicles adapted specifically for wheelchair access.
RP Motorhomes founder Steve Young, a keen trial rider himself, was unable to find an existing vehicle on the market that met his requirements, and driven by his desire to be able to enjoy a suitable sports recreational vehicle the RP brand was born. Having originally met two years ago, Steve and Dougie plus the RP team have been working hard behind the scenes to design a stunning looking vehicle that is also highly functional. The resulting DL12 range represents the peak of its class, with travelling and sleeping space for four people whilst still retaining the weight capacity to carry up to three bikes.
Finished in stunning titanium grey metallic paint and built on the new 2018 Mercedes Sprinter 316 – 160BHP automatic – extra-long wheel base and super high roof – each of the DL12 vehicles will carry a unique limited-edition number and will be handed over in person by Dougie.
Built to customer final specification, standard features include four berth with four forward facing seats finished in full leather with DL12 embroidery; large fridge; gas oven, grill and hob; DuPont Corian worktops; fully computerised smart control panel, two hundred litres of fresh water capacity; two solar panels; under-mounted LPG tank; three tv’s; fully automatic satellite dish and much more.
Additional unique features include exclusively designed and moulded body kit with rear fin spoiler designed especially for the DL12 model; up and over rear door to garage with double glazed window to the bedroom; latest Lithium battery technology with fully computerised monitoring system; and fully enclosed GRP shower pod with stone effect panel with mirror storage cabinet.
Speaking about this exciting venture Dougie said “Normally I use my many years of experience to design and develop Trial bikes, but this is the first time I have ever been involved in creating a sporthome. Working with Steve and his team at RP Motorhomes has been both a new and enjoyable process, as we literally started with a blank piece of paper and have been able to create the best possible vehicle with no real restriction”
Lampkin confirmed “The finished DL12 sporthome is a real eye catcher and is also a practical piece of kit too. I am extremely proud for it to carry my logo and to have played my part in bringing it to life. I am sure each person who takes delivery of one of the twelve will really be happy with it.”