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Becks Motor Homes - Company History

I purchased the property and land in 1959 when I was an engineer for Broadland Boat Company. Previously I was an apprentice in a local garage and later a branch manager for a national garage company.

Becks was founded in 1966. The Shell petrol station was opened in July with a workshop and very soon we gained a 1950 Bedford Dormobile which we let out on hire. Later we purchased a split screen VW Dormobile on summer rental then another VW and Commer Highwayman, growing to a fleet of 15. My wife and family helped in cleaning the hire fleet and I with two members of staff looked after all the service and maintenance.

In the 1970's we were appointed as an Autohomes dealer, this was at a time when the industry was far from booming. Despite this we did sell quite a number of vans. We built a service workshop, to accommodate the larger Leyland and Talbot Highwayman motorhomes, with lifting facilities. Autohomes went into receivership twice and we lost the dealership. We then turned to Autosleeper, again selling their models and using them in our hire fleet. This again ended but we had an A1 reputation which is still with us today.

In the 1980's we then sold Auto Trail and a few imported Burstners. This continued until the supply of imported Burstners ceased in 1992. This situation changed when we visited the European Motorhome Show and met Burstner again. They were very keen for us to sell their product and we have been dealers ever since. Also in 1998 we were appointed as Bessacarr dealers for the area and we feel these two franchises complement each other very well.

Our business and reputation has grown over the past 47 years from Don Beck Camper vans to the latest Motorhome models from Bessacarr and Burstner that you see today.

The company which has expanded in recent years is now run by my daughter Alison, company secretary and her husband John the managing director, plus other members of the family assisting from time to time. Being well past retirement age my role now is to see business and customer relations continue as they have done over the past 41 years.

Please enjoy our web site and God willing with our help you will be able to fulfil your dreams of motorhome ownership.

Don Becks - Founder