New releases expected at Caravan Camping and Motorhome Show
A number of new releases are expected at the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show (23-28 Feb 2016). Over 350 exhibitors, including caravan and motorhome manufacturers from all over Europe, bring the very latest products and models on the market to the public.
Auto-Sleepers has chosen the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show to launch the first of three different and richly-specified ‘Corinium’ motorhomes with AL-KO chassis and 2.35m internal width.
Rolling Homes launches the new, VW Transporter-based Classic, inspired by the original split-screen VW of the ‘60s. The model shown at the NEC will be a two-tone (red and white) version with luxury leather and maple panels. Built in limited numbers, it is the highest spec camper ever produced by the firm.
Roller Team will showcase its first ever A-Class motorhome to the UK. The Pegaso 740 (photo) is a four-berth, high-specification motorhome combining practicality with additional living space and a luxurious height-adjustable rear island bed.
The launch of a brand new luxury liner, the Sun i, on the Lowdhams stand, is manufacturer Knaus’s latest news at the show: with a 32-inch LED TV, a glass shower, electrically-extendable floor compartment and lighting which can be controlled by smartphone or tablet.
Knaus also brings to the public its all-new design Star Class caravan range, made specifically for the UK: it includes fire-retardant upholstery, smoke alarms, UK-mains electrics and UK road-legal lighting. Importantly, the range is designed specifically for right-hand-drive markets with the main entry door on the nearside.
Tribute by Auto-Trail unveils the Fiat Ducato-based van conversion 680, as well as a new six-berth 736, coachbuilt for this year.
Auto-Trail shows two models, new for 2016: an addition to the motorhome Imala range, the Imala 730 comes with an ‘island’ bed (usually a feature found in larger models); and the new van conversion, called V-Line SE, is a high-spec compact leisure vehicle.
On the subject of maximising storage solutions, IH Motorhomes introduces their new 630 FB 'fixed rear bed' model. The front cab area smartly converts into a small dining area.
Adria presents the new Compact SLS, a version of the SL Compact with a rear bedroom slide-out (see film on www.MotorhomeFullTime.com). 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). Elsewhere on the stand, will be the Matrix M 670 SL Silver Collection, a Special Edition motorhome to celebrate Adria’s 50 years of producing leisure vehicles.
Motorhome conversions, adapted and designed to incorporate accessibility needs, are catered for by Nirvana Mobility and Coachbuilt GB, both new exhibitors at the show. On the former’s stand, visitors will find the Freedom range of accessible, bespoke motorhomes and caravans.
The latter displays an example from Coachbuilt GB’s new 22-model 2016 Independence collection, a motorhome with wheelchair access and potential for further adaptation. The ease of access, driving and freedom of movement are all priorities addressed by made-to-order vehicles which allow a degree of independence to holiday makers with disabilities.
The Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show is not just about vehicle choices: Omar Park Homes heralds the new-year by choosing the event to showcase the new ‘Accent’, a stylish, contemporary park home. But that’s not all; Wessex Unique Lodges & Park Homes (part of Omar group) is also launching its all-new, high-end luxury lodge, the Harbour, at the show.
Park Resorts, the UK’s leading holiday park operator, has ambitious plans for 2016, with over £25m earmarked for major refurbishment. It will be showing illustrated examples of the company’s new luxury lodges on its stand.
Trigano Trailer Tents launches 2016 updates to its Alpha, Galleon and Odyssée ranges, adding convenience, space and additional modular choices to speed assembly.
Scottish firm Vango celebrates 50 years in business in 2016: the manufacturer shows the new Rivendale and Rhapsody 800XL, along with an updated version of the Illusion 800. Vango uses inflatable AirBeam®technology instead of traditional poles for rapid pitching in any environment. In the same vein, Coleman displays its first FastPitch Air inflatable-pole tents, complete with ‘Blackout Bedrooms’.
The Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show will be held from the 23 until the 28 of February 2016 at the Birmingham NEC with caravan and motorhome models from leading UK and European manufacturers displayed under one roof. The show is organised by NCC Events (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the industry trade body National Caravan Council).