The Spring Caravan and Camping Show at the Birmingham NEC last month seemed to come and go incredibly quickly, and part of the reason why might have been the great success of the show. Over 80,000 visitors descended on the midlands during the six day event to cast their eyes on the next season’s motorhomes, tents and campervans.
Part of the appeal of such an event is that all of the new stock for 2013 was available in one place at the same time. Customers don’t always find it easy to compare motorhomes in two different locations a few days after the each other. Especially when you’re trying to gauge how big a particular cabin feels or whether there’s adequate light available, it’s hard to know where you stand with two separate comparisons. At the show customers are free to walk between different stalls and really get a feel for the products they are interested in.
Alongside the motorhomes themselves there were all kinds of specialist accessory retailers, motorhome insurance providers, repairs and services, and a whole host of hands-on activities. Numerous workshops were running throughout the weekend which plenty of motorhome owners looking to brush up their parking skills were happy to get stuck in with.
Trade-shows like this are also a brilliant opportunity to get a feel for what’s up-and-coming in the motorhome world at the moment. Innovative technologies really stand out and all the manufacturers are happy to show off their latest developments in different ways.
If you didn’t manage to make it to the show you’ll be pleased to know it’s going to be repeated on the same weekend – the 18th to the 24th of February – next year. You’ll also get a chance to indulge at the National Motorhome Show coming up in April to be hosted in Peterborough.