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Motorhome & Caravan Show 2012 exhibitors' list


The Motorhome & Caravan Show, the UK’s biggest motorhome and caravanning event returns to Birmingham’s NEC from October 16-21. An extra hall’s been added for 2012, so there’s even more to explore at this year’s show.

This is the only show where you’ll see all the new 2013 motorhome, caravan, holiday home, trailer tent and folding caravan models from the leading UK and European manufacturers and dealers - hot off the production line. With hundreds of models on display it’s the best place to see and compare all the latest layouts, finishes and innovations.

To ensure you don’t miss out on 2013’s motorhome and campervan launches, we have compiled a list of the manufacturers and converters that will be exhibiting at this year’s show.

See you there!


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 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, features two new models, the Rhythm Compact and larger four-berth Forte. All models now offer the option of the Fiat 130bhp Euro 5 engine with automatic gearbox and come with metallic blue exteriors and graphics. A new Comfort Pack offers key upgrades including cab air-conditioning and a twin-view reversing camera.

AUTO-SLEEPERS – STAND 6 - 55/ 6 - 49
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 has a large line-up of luxury, British built, coachbuilts. 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. The latest Tribute is the 669 high-top – at £34,995 on-the-road price, joins 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


Established caravan manufacture Bailey, 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 key attributes -? including its Alu-Tech coachbuilt construction and Al-Ko AMC? chassis extension.? All Bailey Approaches are based on the Peugeot Boxer with 2.2-litre HDI,?130bhp engine with six-speed gearbox.

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 an 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.

New for the show is the fully revised Globebus. Its compact dimensions and fresh design are enhanced with its fresh new front-end 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 wood finish.

ELDDIS – STAND 20 - 19
Using the same new bodywork technology as the caravan ranges, all backed by 10 year water ingress warranties, Elddis will be unveiling new additions to its Autoquest and Aspire line-ups. The two-berth Autoquest 175 Low Line comes with two 6ft 3in settees/beds as well as a large end washroom. There’s also an all-new Aspire – the four-berth, transverse island bed 265 takes the portfolio here to four models.

HYMER – STAND 10-60 (8-20/20-45)
Hymer is returning to the National Show for the first time in four years, and is taking over the whole of hall 10. This is the largest display of Hymers ever at a national show and, say Hymer, shows its commitment to the UK market. Expect “several new model launches and one or two very special show special deals.”

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 its 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 strike a completely new path with their 2013 interior designs. The new interior styling combines “modern design and innovative high quality materials”. N+B has also revamped its 2013 interior fabrics, there will now be three standard colour base furniture options with a possible 20 colour variations of cushions.

A selection of new coachbuilt and A-class motorhomes will be coming over from France’s Pilote Group for the season ahead, with “an emphasis on equipment and layouts that are more suited to UK motorcaravanners’ desires.”

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.

RS will be taking its full range of luxury A Classes to the NEC, so expect to see the Equinox, Endeavour, Elysian and Evolution.

SWIFT MOTORHOMES – STANDS 6 – 42/ 6 – 31/ 6 – 33/ 6 – 39/ 7 – 11
The all-new Swift Sundance/Bessacarr E 400 ranges include 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.


Two new Roller Team 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 will be revealing its 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 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


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.

East Neuk Campervans will be bringing three examples of its van conversions down from its base in Fife, Scotland. The Touring S, Touring L and Touring Sport will all be available as will a number of show-special deals on accessories.

This family owned company will be displaying its Fiat Scudo Maxi-Tour based conversion, available 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.

First time NEC exhibitor Horizons will be celebrating its 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.

Lancashire-based Nu Venture has confirmed that it wll be taking three vans to the show. The new Rio side and Rio rear, plus the new Surf side. Nu Venture will be sharing its stand with representatives from Don Amott and Robsons.

Five VW T5 conversions will be on display at Reimo’s stand this year. The MMM/Which Awards 2012, campervan of the year-winning Multi-Style, the Lucky Starr, City Van, Trio Style and last but by no means least, the Sports Camper. Customers can expect a show discount on 10% on selected orders/purchases.

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 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 five year’s 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.



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