Not to be missed at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show

After three days at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show I’m a bit shell shocked as there’s so much to see, from Kampa’s Easy Awning Pulley to help thread your awning on to its rail (Hall 1, stand 000) to the launches we’re covering in News. If you’re thinking of heading over to Birmingham’s NEC this weekend, however, here are a few of the less obvious things you might like to see:

  • You’ll find not just one but two Lotus Belle tents in Hall 4, stand 190. It’s good to see the company flourishing a couple of years after its first appearance at this show. We also enjoyed pitching one on a Club Site in 2016.

  • Another fairly new company that’s back at the show with an improved product is Aquaforno (Hall 5, stand 178). Its all-in-one, multi-fuel stove – the Aquaforno II – is a barbecue, grill, pizza oven, rotisserie, smoker and more.
  • Lunar’s latest Roadstar SB has a very substantial shower cubicle. If you can find a larger one in a motorhome, please let me know!

  • Wellhouse Leisure is venturing into the modular camping market with the Ford Terrier Le-Tour. This is van that converts into a camper, or vice versa and you can see it in Hall 3, stand 115.
  • In other modular camping kit news, QUQUQ (which converts your large car or van into a camper) is re-launching at the show (Hall 4, stand 642). Did you know the name comes from the German for the sound a cuckoo makes? Until the show, I didn’t.

The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show is open until Sunday 25 February at the NEC.

Candy Evans Candy Evans is Test Editor for Camping & Caravanning. She took a less conventional path into magazine journalism via physics and a decade in computer consultancy, turning to caravanning and writing during a career break as a full-time mum. Her interests are wide and include the Club’s Archive – though she’s careful to wash her hands after checking 1919 editions of the Club’s magazine to avoid lurking traces of influenza. Read other posts by this author