In this period of Covid-19, the question was whether a trade show could be organized. To this question, the Paris or Birmingham caravan shows answered in the negative. The organizers of the dusseldorf show,the largest caravan and motorhome show in the world, decided to prove that the epidemic did not prevent such an event from happening. As of this summer, however, they have had to deal with the withdrawal of the Hymer group (Laika, Eriba, B-rstner, Dethleffs, etc.) which announced in June that it would not participate in any of the autumn shows. Nevertheless, they maintained the event. And they were right, according to the 107,000 visitors who came to the show from 4 to 13 September. Of course, we are far from the 250,000 visitors that usually come to the caravan show in Dusseldorf, but given the situation, the organization can be satisfied. On the spot, the gestures barriers were respected by all (wearing the mask, direction of traffic, hydroalcoholic gel available). And, apart from the mask and a few halls left empty due to the absence of the Hymer group, one might have thought a normal year in the aisles of the caravan show in Dusseldorf. Let’s hope that other trade fairs will be able to take the example of the show in Düssledorf and continue despite the health crisis, notably the February edition of the Birmingham show. To be continued…

As for caravans, tents and motorhomes, the show showcased all the new features of the main brands (except the Hymer group, of course). If we could admire very large motorhomes, the trend of this 2020 edition would be rather small sizes with a real success of tear drops and mini caravans thus an increasingly important place occupied by vans. The show was also an opportunity to discover some original models such as the wooden campervan of Holzmobil to which we have already devoted an article or the Lume Traveler from the Netherlands whose riveted aesthetic is inspired by the Airstream (we will soon come back in more detail on this model). For its part, the Knauss – Tabbert brand celebrated its 60th anniversary and the 100th anniversary of its creator with a stand that exhibited a variation of its historical models up to its most contemporary models. The opportunity to present concept caravans. This includes a variation of a caravan with a side wall that unfolds to become a terrace (see photo below). The idea is seductive, but hard to imagine on a campground with neighbors.

Knauss Concept Caravan

 

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