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Motorhome Show a Great Success

Motorhome and Spring Caravan and Camping ShowThe 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.

London Motorhome Show Set for a Repeat in 2013

The first London Motorhome, Caravan and Camping Show for eight years has been hailed a resounding success by the planners who confirmed the show will now go ahead again next year.

The National Motorhome, Caravan and Camping Show took place at the ExCel centre in London and almost 50,000 visitors attended the show over the six days giving enough encouragement to the sponsors to assert they will be there again in 2013. The show featured all the main motorhome and caravan manufacturers and sales over the week were brisk with many punters organising motorhome insurance on vehicles they purchased at the show. Industry leading names such as Eldiss, Bailey, Venus and Airstream all reported good interest and makers of a manner of all accessories were inundated with eager campers wanting a good deal.

One of the main success stories of the show came from East Yorkshire manufacturers Coachman who sold 1 in 7 of the touring caravans that changed hands at the show. Jim Hibbs, managing director of the company, said “While the event wasn’t as well attended as we would have liked, feedback from visitors was really positive, and our new caravans still performed admirably. The motorhome element of the show went really well and the sponsors seemed happy with the end result.”

NCC Events, who sponsored the show, confirmed that next year’s show will run from February 12th to the 17th with no change in the £7 admission fee expected at this stage. Simon Coe, the exhibition project manager, said “Staging a new show at a new venue is always a challenge but we’re delighted to have hit our attendance target and feedback from many visitors has been encouraging.”