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NEC Show guide of exibitors
ADRIA – STAND 20 - 77
All of Adria’s extensive line-up of tourers, including several new layouts for 2013, have been named after famous rivers. As well as upgrades, all-new models to look out for include the 8ft wide Adora Thames and the island bed Altea Trent.
AIRSTREAM/T@B - STAND 7 - 12
Airstream will unveil a new twin-axle 604 at the Show alongside a new brand to come under the Airstream & Co wing – the T@B, the distinctively stylish teardrop-shaped silver tourers from Germany’s Knaus-Tabbert.
BAILEY CARAVANS – STAND 19 - 29
The Show will offer the first opportunity to view the next-generation Unicorn range from Bailey. Latest Unicorns will build on the success of Bailey's superior Alu-Tech construction, with additional specifications and all-round upgrades to what is regarded as Bailey's premium range. There a new vertical front skylight that transforms the interior to create ‘a room with a view’, new interior changes include revised cabinetry, fixtures and fittings. The Unicorns will be taking their places alongside the 2013 versions of Bailey's other best-sellers - the Olympus Pegasus and Orion ranges, not forgetting the unique permanent-pitch Retreats.
COACHMAN – STAND 19 - 39
Coachman is pulling out all the stops for 2013; they’ve revolutionised the popular Amara range, adding a host of innovative features and new layouts to make the models more stylish, practical and comfortable than ever before. They’ve also updated the multi-award winning Pastiche, VIP and Laser models with unique layouts, energy-efficient appliances, and beautiful, contemporary interior designs.
DETHLEFFS SUNLIGHT – STAND 9 - 08
Sunlight, a brand from the Dethleffs stable, will launch the brand new T59; a compact 4-berth vehicle just 5.98m long. It boasts an L-shaped kitchen, large corner bathroom and a comfortable L-shaped lounge with an additional side bench. Above the lounge is a large functional pull-down bed, which is easy to operate and allows ample living room space.
ELDDIS – STAND 20 – 19/39/43
All Elddis caravans now take advantage of an exclusive new ‘SoLiD construction’ manufacturing process, which replaces more that 90% of the exterior screws and bolts normally used in construction. The result, they claim, is a strong, light and dry vehicle backed by a ten-year bodyshell integrity warranty at no extra cost. Updates to existing models plus an all-new premium range will also be unveiled for visitors. The Affinity is an exciting new line-up of four single axle luxury models sporting upmarket specification such as Alde heating yet maintaining weights at under 1,500kg. Look out also for exclusive equipment such as Whale Water heaters in the revised Avante range, as well as significant improvements across the board, from budget Xplores to sky’s-the-limits Buccaneers.
ETERNITI CARAVANS – STAND 9- 25
It’s official launch time for the Genesis and Chronicle. These two exciting new tourers come bristling with features you’ll have never seen on any caravan from Europe, like electric slide-out sections, Thermashield construction and much more.
GLOSSOP CARAVANS – STAND 19 - 41
New dealer specials will be gracing the Glossops stand from Swift, Coachman and Elddis. These top spec tourers will offer unique features and special upholstery options. Models include the Coachman Platinum Pastiche, Elddis Chatsworth and Swift Celebration.
HYMER (ERIBA FROM AUTOMOTIVE LEISURE) – STANDS 17 - 33 & 17 - 32A
Setting out its stall for 2013, Hymer has already announced a nationwide network of retailers. Now’s the first chance to see its 2013 model caravans, all of which will be sold under the Eriba name, like the all-new retro styling for the Touring range.
LOWDHAM LEISUREWORLD – STAND 20 - 45
As a premier dealer for a wide range of touring caravans from top manufacturers such as Swift, Dethleffs and Bailey, Lowdhams will be displaying all-new Swift built Hi-Style Special Edition models with new enhancements for 2013 – these Lowdham exclusives just got better with unbeatable extras packages included in the price. Also on show are Special Edition Free-style caravans, also built as exclusives by Swift, along with dealer special models from Bailey and Dethleffs.
LUNAR – STAND 18 - 13
Lunar will be displaying its 21 strong range, which includes four new models, the Quasar 524 with side dinette, the Quasar 554 with fixed single beds, the twin axle Lexon 640 with fixed single beds and the twin axle Lexon 650 with fixed bunks.
ROBINSONS CARAVANS – STAND 18 - 17
Robinsons Caravans will be offering the 2013 range of exclusive “Ultima” caravans. Now in its fourteenth production year the “Ultima” range boasts twelve exciting and innovative models. Built to the highest quality and competitively priced, this range offers an affordable solution that meets the requirements of the discerning holidaymaker looking for freedom, adventure and flexibility with no compromise on luxury or comfort.
SWIFT CARAVANS – STANDS 6 - 41/ 6 - 31/ 6 - 33/ 6 - 39/ 7 - 11
Leading the tourer line up will be the all new Challenger and Eccles SE ranges with a new body shell, Alde radiator heating and hot water system, a new roof mounted 20 watt solar panel and loads of luxury spec yet up to 125 kilograms lighter. The Challenger and Eccles Sport ranges get the panoramic front window as standard this year along with the Truma combi-boiler for hot water and blown air heating. Swift Group’s tourer range starts with the Sprite, which offers a much wider list of factory and dealer fit options. New for 2013 is the Major 4 Fixed bed model, while at the other end of the price scale the Swift Conqueror and Sterling Elite ranges offer the ultimate in single and twin axle luxury. Swift touring caravans now come with a Tracker Retrieve system as standard, along with a manufacturer backed 10 year body warranty
VANMASTER – STAND 18 - 25
Vanmaster’s philosophy is to combine unique classical appeal with technological innovation and the launch of the new Signature range at the Show will see them put this into action. They promise superior build quality achieved through around 800 hours of attentive craftsmanship per caravan constructed.
And there’s more...
Watch out for a plethora of special edition versions of popular tourers on individual dealer’s stands, such as popular Midlands-based Broad Lane, Campbells Lancashire, Kimberley Nottinghamshire and North Yorkshire and Couplands Caravans, who keep the Bessacarr Cameo name going.
ADRIA – STAND 20 - 77
New for 2013 are the sub 6m Matrix Axess 590 SG coachbuilt, the low-profile island bed Sport 690 SC and long wheelbase high-top Twin SLX. Look out also for 2013 versions of the amazing Sonic and Super Sonic A-class, Mercedes-based Polaris and, Renault Master-based Matrix Supreme, Matrix and Sport ranges.
AUTOCRUISE – STAND 6 - 31/ 6 - 41
Swift Group’s van conversion brand, Autocruise, goes from strength to strength, and features two new models, the Rhythm Compact and larger four-berth Forte. All models now offer the option of the Fiat 130bhp Series 5 engine with automatic gearbox and come with metallic blue exteriors with stylish sporty graphics. A new Comfort Pack offers key upgrades including cab air-conditioning and a twin view rear reversing camera.
AUTO-SLEEPERS – STAND 6 - 55/ 6 - 49
No less than four new Auto-Sleepers models will be making their debut, starting with two Mercedes-based coachbuilts – the Burford Duo and the Winchcombe. Also new is an additional Broadway, on a Peugeot Boxer long-wheelbase chassis and featuring an island bed. Watch out for major facelift of the popular Symbol van conversion - among a number of improvements is a lower-profile high-top.
AUTO-TRAIL – STAND 7 - 20
Auto-Trail has possibly the most extensive line-up of luxury coachbuilts from a British manufacturer. New to their line up will be a brand new model addition to the Tracker range.
Plus, new enhancement packs are planned, with more upholstery choices and many specification changes.
BAILEY MOTORHOMES – STAND 19 - 29
We can now put the phrase "award-winning" in front of Bailey's motorhomes. The leading caravan manufacture chose last October's show to launch into the motorcaravan market - and its Approach SE 745 has since scooped the overall winner's spot in the Caravan Club's Design and Drive awards. The full line-up of Approach models in 2013 trim will be on display on Bailey's stand, along with demonstrations of some of the attributes - including its highly-regarded Alu-Tech coachbuilt construction and Al-Ko AMC chassis extension. All Bailey's Approaches are based on the Peugeot Boxer with 2.2-litre HDI, 130bhp engine with six-speed gearbox.
CHAUSSON – STAND 8 – 30
New is the Flash 49 and 49EB (electric bed), which is an island bed layout with an overall vehicle length of 6.49m. Chausson has also upgraded the Flash 22 to include an electric drop down bed, as first seen last year in the award winning Flash 10, and extended the vehicle length to 6.79m. The Welcome range for the 2013 season now has a Welcome 69, which has received excellent reviews in continental Europe. It features the popular French Bed layout but has a unique separate shower cubicle at the foot of the master bed and an overall vehicle length of 6.99m. Following on the success of the Welcome 98 is the Welcome 99 with an additional double drop down hideaway bed and am overall vehicle length of 7.49m. All of the Welcome models now have a furniture wood choice of elm or larch, as well as a cab colour choice of Anthracite or Silver.
DETHLEFFS – STAND 9 - 27
New for the Show is the fully revised GLOBEBUS. Its exterior dimensions and sporty low platform chassis makes it compact head turner. The agility is enhanced with its fresh new front design. The GLOBEBUS Low Profile and A Class models will also come with a new automotive LED rear and a new furniture concept. Another important change for 2013 is the revised ESPRIT range, which offers a full double floor and a dark classy wood finish.
ELDDIS – STAND 20 - 19
Using the same new bodywork technology as the caravan ranges, all backed by ten-year water ingress warranties, Elddis will be unveiling new additions to its popular Autoquest and upmarket Aspire line-ups. The two-berth Autoquest 175 Low Line comes with two 6ft 3in settees/beds as well as a huge end washroom. There’s also an all-new Aspire – the four-berth, transverse island bed 265 takes the portfolio here to four models.
MARQUIS – STAND 6 – 55/ 6 - 49
Marquis is celebrating its 40th year in 2013 with the launch of special anniversary models. New additions are being launched into their award winning County range as well as improvements to existing models. The luxurious new Mercedes based Wiltshire is a rear fixed bed and bathroom model based on a powerful Euro 5 163bhp engine. Enhancements have also been made to the Lifestyle & Majestic motorhome (and caravan) ranges.
NIESMANN + BISCHOFF – STAND 9-07
Niesmann + Bischoff strike a completely new path with their 2013 interior designs. The new interior styling is full of contrasts combined with modern design and innovative high quality materials. Warm dark colour cabinetry with striking white high gloss cabinet doors and chrome handles, indirect lighting integrated into furniture with blades of real grass infused in acrylic glass, real slate or shale stone finish to the lounge and bathroom walls.
As well as these fantastic design features N+B have also created an entirely new concept for their 2013 interior fabrics, there will now be 3 x standard colour base furniture with a possible 20 variations of colour cushions that will be completely transferrable. Therefore the customer can choose multiple fabric colours and change the interior design of their motorhome whenever they want.
PILOTE – STAND 9 - 09
There are some stunning new coachbuilt and A-class motorhomes coming over from France’s Pilote Group for the season ahead, with ever more emphasis on equipment and layouts that are more suited to UK motorcaravanners’ desires.
ROMAHOME – STAND 11 - 80
2013 sees Romahome build on the latest engineered Citroen base vehicles with Euro 5 engines. The smallest in the range is the R10, perfect for the solo camper. New additions include the R20’s Hi and Lo. For a bit more room, buyers could opt for the R25 whilst still benefitting from the same chassis, or the R30 built on the SWB Relay.
SWIFT MOTORHOMES – STANDS 6 – 42/ 6 – 31/ 6 – 33/ 6 – 39/ 7 – 11
The all-new Swift Sundance/Bessacarr E 400 ranges lead the list of must-see motorhomes, including three new models, each with four travelling seats, in the eight-model range. The Swift Bolero and Bessacarr E500 ranges get further upgrades including the latest Dometic fridges with removable freezer compartments, and one-touch screen operation on the Alde system. The Escape range gets an all new white exterior, upgrade Comfort Pack and the 130bhp Fiat Euro5 engine as standard. It’s the Kon-Tiki that remains Swift Group’s flagship model, now coming with silver exterior and ash grain interior.
TRIGANO (CI/ROLLER TEAM/TRIBUTE) – STAND 17 - 37
The latest Tribute is the 669 high-top – at an amazingly low £34,995 on-the-road price, joining a line-up that also includes all six of the Ford-based Tribute coachbuilts as well as its closer Fiat Ducato-based van conversion siblings. On the CI/Roller Team side, two new models will be launched - the Auto-Roller 694, a two-or four-berth fixed bed model; and the Auto-Roller 746, a six-berth with rear U-shape lounge.
AUTOCAMPERS (ROY WOOD TRANSITS) – STAND 11 - 135
AutoCampers will be revealing their brand new exclusive Ford transit Custom Tourneo, alongside existing model “Day” and “Leisure” van conversions. The Auto Camper “Day” van conversion will be available later this year, followed by the “Leisure van” in 2013. “Innovation, Quality and Value” remain as Auto Campers cornerstone with a new “Utility” habitation seat now adding a versatile alternative to the existing four and five travel seat models, plus, pioneering polypropylene furniture, a diesel hob option and a starting price of just £24,995. Auto Campers are manufactured and sold directly by Transit specialist Roy Wood Transits
AUTOHAUS (ACARE LEISURE) – STAND 12-85
Somerset-based Autohaus offers examples of its bespoke conversion offering - hand-built T5 based campervans crafted to the owner’s exacting requirements, and taking advantage of Autohaus’s exclusive Elevating Roofs, Rock & Roll Beds and purpose-built high-quality furniture.
G&P CAMPERVANS – STAND 10 - 150
In the capable hands of this family owned converter company, the Fiat Scudo Maxi-Tour is transformed into a luxurious Campervan, with an elevating or high top roof. The campervan has sliding side doors to offside and nearside, giving customers the chance to utilise the space all around their camper: providing flexible use of the vehicle. The Maxi-Tour with a full side conversion is exhibiting from £29,995.
HORIZONS UNLIMITED – STAND 11-164
First time NEC exhibitors Horizons will be celebrating their 20th anniversary at the Show by displaying a special anniversary model, the Ikon. Based on a LWB Peugeot Boxer, it’s billed as the first centre lounge layout production panel conversion and joins Horizon’s existing acclaimed Cavarno and Innovation ranges.
VANTAGE MOTORHOMES – STAND 11- 60
A full range of high quality two berth van conversion motorhomes are on offer from Vantage including the new CAD, based on the medium wheelbase Mercedes Sprinter. The CAD incorporates a choice of single beds or a super king size, front dinette, luxury washroom and well equipped kitchen. Also on show is the new KOS conversion based on the 6m Fiat Ducato, an entry-level conversion aimed at the first time buyer.
WELLHOUSE – STAND 11 – 70
Wellhouse will have on display both elevating roof and hi-top models of their multi award winning Hyundai i800 Camper which comes with full European Type Approval, Hyundai approval as well as approval by the NCC. Also available for test drive at the show is a Hyundai i800. The Hyundai i800 is the only campervan available with 5 years vehicle and conversion warranty.
Other conversions will be on display from Bilbos, Hillside Leisure, IH Motorcampers, Murvi, WildAx, Devon Conversions, Wheelhome, Globecar, Danbury, Concept Multi-Car and Jerba Campervans.
The show will offer Towsure, Fiamma, Riversway and Tamworth Accessory Megastores displaying a HUGE range of product at ‘Show Only’ prices.
DOMETIC – STAND 20 - 41
Dometic continues to innovate and amaze and it’s latest products on display at the Show will include a rooftop air conditioner with an integrated window, an awning that requires no support legs and the smallest twin shutter reversing camera on the market.
ISABELLA – STAND 17 – 91/ 17 – 111/ 17 - 83
Providing extra screening, the Cosy Corner, enables you to sit and soak up the campsite atmosphere. This 150cm deep additional awning can be easily assembled thanks to the Tectum Pro system and lightweight CarbonX poles. Also new is the T-Rex locking clamp, this telescopic lock has a powerful ‘bite’ which mercilessly locks it into place. With one press of the handle a discreet ‘click’ tells you that T-Rex is locked in place and can be released when you wish – completely effortlessly.
KHYAM – STAND 17 - 46
Khyam’s latest innovation is the ‘Pole & Sleeve’ driveaway motor awning, designed to complement the campervan market, as well as the Khyam ‘Quick Erect’ Motordome awning, designed to fit both campervans and custom built motorhomes. Pitched in minutes, these quick erect awnings remain completely freestanding when the vehicle is moved from the pitch. Look out for the Tailgate Awning, the Excelsior 780 and the Sleeper Plus 780 – all new for this year.
ROAD PRO – STAND 12- 70/ 12 - 75
With the appalling weather over the summer holiday season, good TV reception has become even more important to motorhomers and caravanners and RoadPro has added to its range of satellite TV equipment so that, no matter how bad the weather, perfect TV reception is always available. Also on show are new products that make Internet access on-the-move easy anywhere in Europe.
SONIS – STAND 10 - 75
New to the UK is Sonis’s patented wire-free alarm is portable and simple to set-up and use and the entire system is housed in a pocket-sized lightweight unit. It’s literally plug and play. Unlike conventional alarm systems, the Compact is programmed to listen for the unique “sounds signature” of doors and windows. At the same time it filters out benign sounds, making it pet friendly. If an intruder attempts to gain entry, Sonis emits an ear-piercing, high decibel alarm designed to drive the intruder away.
TEME VALLEY BEDS – STAND 9 - 05
New for the show is the handmade Chesterfield bed from Teme Valley which comes with a 10 year construction guarantee. Teme Valley Beds specialises in high quality adjustable beds, as well as memory foam mattresses - some with built in massage – and memory foam pillows. Beds can be manufactured to order.
THETFORD – STAND 7 - 32
For over 35 years, Thetford has been designing and developing mobile solutions for the leisure market. On display will be new innovations in sanitation systems (Porta Potti, Cassette Toilets), toilet care products (Aqua Kem Blue, Aqua Rinse, Aqua Kem Green and more), absorption refrigerators and kitchen appliances (ovens, grills, hobs and bowls).
TOWBAG – 12 - 112
First time in the UK - Towbag is an innovative new trailer whose unique design allows it to fully collapse without the need for any tools in under three minutes! Compact and easy to store, the trailer is manufactured from anodised aluminium extrusion, powder coated steel, and a durable PVC enclosure. These materials ensure a high quality product, fully corrosion resistant, robust and lightweight – for ease of carrying when collapsed.
TRUMA – STAND 20 - 69
Truma will be showcasing the latest addition to the legendary S heater range launched earlier this year: the S3004. This version continues the tradition of high quality and sets new standards in terms of operational ease, warm air distribution and design. Alongside this, customers will be able to see the additional chrome illumination kit for this heater, which will be available as a retail part. Further additions to our retail product range this year include our all new Gas Level Check and Gas Filter, both of which will be available to view.
TYREPAL – STAND 12 - 196
TyrePal Ltd offers tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) for systems with 2 to 22 wheels and its extensive range will be on display at the Show.
WHALE – STAND 20 - 37
Whale will be launching a new range of Intelligent Control products for the caravan market, Intelligent Control offers caravanners the most advanced, trouble free water and heating supply system ever. The range includes I Van, a touchscreen control panel for managing water and space heating, and Watermaster IC Pump Controller, which eliminates the need to adjust a pressure switch ever again.
The Trade Suppliers will be showing the latest technology that will be used in this years models – check out the latest from, Al-Ko Kober, Reich, Selecta Solar Ltd, Scan-Terieur, BCA Leisure, Narbonne Accessories, VB Air Suspension, E&P Hydraulics, Webasto, Eberspacher, Alde International, Pennine Leisure Supplies and Miriad Products.
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