"It was enough
to tip us over'
Recall blamed for
of motorhome converter
By Dennis Amor
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THE Queensland-based Motorhome
Conversion Company has gone into liquidation, blaming a national safety
recall for its demise.
Managing director and owner of the well-respected company John Jeffreys
told Caravanning News today that the recall had cost his business
"That's a lot of money .. enough to tip us over," he said.
Problems had arisen after a NSW certified gas fitter allegedly failed to
follow updated rules during repair work on some of the affected 500
vehicles, forcing the work to be done again.
Mr Jefferys' company, founded 14 years ago, went liquidation after members
met yesterday and decided it should be wound up.
The news comes just weeks after he told Caravanning News that
customers had nothing to fear after its finance arm ‒
Motorhomesoz ‒ was forced into liquidation.
"It means nothing to the public ... nothing at all," he said.
He claimed his business was "doing ok", adding: "We are not breaking any
records but we are having to work a lot harder and do more more shows."
Mr Jeffrey has now revealed that another company has expressed interest in
buying the Motorhome Conversion Company.
"They have agreed that I would stay on in purchasing and sales," he said.
It was also hoped many of the 20 company's staff would
retain their jobs.
"We hope to continue under the same name but that's between the receiver
and the new company," he added.
Mr Jeffreys has spent the last 24 hours contacting customers to keep them
up to date.
"There has been a lot of goodwill built up over the last 14 years," he
"Most of them are happy and we will be doing everything we can for them.
They are the people who look after us."