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Simon Burgess Workshop Technician

Simon Burges

Motorhome Technician / Handover Specialist

Like many of the Southdowns team, Simon has a background in the car trade. We caught up with him to find out how motorhomes compare.

Q What attracted you to work for Southdowns?
A I worked for Citroen as a vehicle technician for 16 years and was made redundant in 2008. Ive worked on vans, cars and lorries over the years and have plenty of experience of tinkering with motorhomes so it seemed like a good next step.

Q What are your key responsibilities?
A As part of the workshop team, I specialise in servicing, doing habitation checks, and working on awnings. I dont really get involved with the electrics.

Q What is the best thing about working for the company
A I am enjoying working on the vehicles - you dont get as oily as working on cars! I like the fact that I can plan what Im going to be doing the day before so I can get started on something straight away and keep busy. Its a good team to work with.

Q Does working with motorhomes hold an appeal for you?
A I like the sense of freedom that motorhomes give you. You can be away from home but still have all your home comforts. I can understand why more people are buying them.

Q If you could take a motorhome anywhere in the world, where would you go?
A I would love to drive a motorhome around Australia - Ive got family there I would like to visit.

Q Finally, what is your personal philosophy?
A Take every day as it comes

Simon lives in Cosham with his wife Rachel, their three children Levi, Jamie Lee, Angel and two dogs Sid and Buster. When hes not at Southdowns, he is driving his youngest son around the country to compete in junior motocross meetings.