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Part Two – Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2019 Review

What did we make of this year's gigantic show?

If you haven’t read part one of our review be sure to click here and get the low-down on some of our favourite stands.

Conversions Everywhere!

As with all shows of this nature, there was a large number of camper van conversions on display. An excellent base for many adventurers these converted vans are always a fan favourite at outdoor expos.

For many years the undisputed king of campervans has been the VW Transporter. Let’s face it, if you pull up in any beach, cycle track, activity centre or ski resort car park there will be several Transporters there at all times.

This year’s show had some fantastic T6 conversions on display from a wide range of manufacturers, but Rolling Homes have to take top prize for pushing what can (or perhaps what should) be done when converting a van.

Rolling Homes Edition 10
At over £100,000 this is one of the most impressive campers we have seen

The ‘Edition 10’ is valued at over £100,000 (they stopped counting once £110k was crossed!) and celebrates the companies 10th anniversary. With an exotic wooden interior, plush leather seats, bespoke body kit and £4,500 worth of wheels, every option box has been checked on this model!

Although VW is still currently the dominant force in the world of conversions they aren’t without competition, the Ford Transit Custom is without doubt, a rising challenger.

With numerous marquees such as Danbury backing the Transit there was no shortage of Ford based examples on display. While the VW wins on heritage the Transit does match and even exceed the Transporter in other areas.

Ford Transit Custom Campervan
One of the many impressive Ford Transit Customs at this year’s show

Visually, I have to admit I prefer the current Transit Custom to the T6 and Fords offering feels more modern on the inside, while also being marginally bigger.

Critically the new Transit is also well received with many praising its car-like handling. It is great to see more major car manufacturers taking this market seriously as competition can only help increase the quality of products on the market!

So Much more!

As anyone who went will tell you the show is colossal, we covered over 10km walking the entire exhibition. Amongst the numerous campers and caravans there was also plenty of interactive stands.

From cycling rigs that challenged you against virtual competition, to ice skating, Bear Gryll’s activity challenges, talks from a wide range of experts and celebrities, more freebies than you can carry in a single free bag and a dog show!

Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show
There was even a dog show for animal lovers!

Overall it was another fantastic exhibition at the NEC, if like us, you love being outdoors, holidaying and trying new activities be sure to attend next year’s show!

Gallery

Feel free to check out our gallery below, if you have any questions about the show or any of the exhibitors just drop us a message in the comments section below and we will do our best to answer!

REVIEW

What a fantastic show! Usually walking 10km indoors in a busy hall in Birmingham can feel a bit of a drag but the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2019 was a great example of how to do a large scale exhibition. With a good variety of stands and plenty of room to walk around this is a must-visit for any outdoor lover!
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Jamie Withamhttps://get-up-and.com/
A qualified engineer who has worked with high profile companies such as Jaguar, McLaren and Ford. Jamie now works as a writer full-time, splitting his time between Get Up And and Fine Point Solutions (Copywriting Service). Growing up his aspirations were rather different having played football for numerous professional clubs, but sadly it wasn't to be. A keen skier, tennis player and cyclist (he even had his own bike repair business) there aren't many activities Jamie hasn't tried over the years!

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