With Christmas behind us, thoughts turn to those summer vacations. No wonder then that anticipation is mounting ahead of next month’s Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2016 in the NEC, Birmingham. For anyone planning camping related activity this year, this is the show that has it all. From the latest motorhomes, caravans and trailer tents, to cutting edge mobile homes and all the latest tents and camping paraphernalia, the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show has something for everyone, all under one roof.
Over 350 exhibitors are lined up to showcase their products including most of the leading caravan and motorhome manufacturers from the UK and Europe. While traditionally the October Motorhome & Caravan Show at the same venue is the showcase event for new model unveils, this February sees a significant number of manufacturers revealing new products.
Among these is Auto-Sleepers which is launching the first of three highly specified ‘Corinium’ motorhomes. Meanwhile certain to attract much interest will be the first ever A-Class motorhome for the RHD market from Roller Team. The four berth Pegaso 740 features a height-adjustable rear island bed.
German brand Knaus will unveil a brand new luxury liner, the Sun i, on the Lowdhams stand as well as showcasing its all-new design Star Class caravan range made specifically for the UK.
If you hanker after the classic VW Type 1 and 2 camper vans, a new, VW Transporter-based Classic from Rolling Homes might catch the eye. It’s inspired by the original split-screen VW of the ‘60s and will feature a two-tone (red and white) version with luxury leather and maple panels at the show.
Tribute by Auto-Trail unveils a Fiat Ducato-based van conversion 680, as well as a new six-berth 736, coach-build motorhome, while Auto-Trail itself will have an addition to the motorhome Imala range, the Imala 730, as well as a new van conversion called V-Line SE.
For a motorhome with maximum storage space IH Motorhomes introduces its new 630 FB ‘fixed rear bed’ model. The front cab area smartly converts into a small dining area.
Slovenian manufacturer Adria-Mobil is one of the most popular brands in the UK, and at the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show it presents the new Compact SLS, a version of the SL Compact (with a rear bedroom slide-out). When retracted, the overall length of the motorhome is under 6m. It also reintroduces over-cabs to its range with the new Coral XL Plus A 670 DK (one of two new layouts).
Two new exhibitors are offering motorhome conversions adapted and designed to incorporate accessibility needs. Nirvana Mobility will showcase the Freedom range of accessible, bespoke motorhomes and caravans, while Coachbuilt GB will have an example of a motorhome with wheelchair access and potential for further adaptation from its new 22-model 2016 Independence collection,
The Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show runs from the 23-28 February 2016 at the Birmingham NEC. Check out http://www.caravancampingmotorhomeshow.co.uk/ for further information.