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Dusseldorf Caravan Salon (Show) - end of August
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userMel B
Posted: 7 August 2005 7:40 PM
Subject: Dusseldorf Caravan Salon (Show) - end of August
 


We're going to the above show during the bank holiday week - this will be our first time there - does anyone have any advice on best day to go, what's the camping like etc?
userJohnP
Posted: 7 August 2005 11:44 PM
Subject: Dusseldorf Caravan Salon (Show) - end of August
 


Hi Mel
The show is open for quite a few days. Last year we went for three consecutive days during the week. At no time did it appear busy like the NEC. The first day is for press only.

Camping is in the extensive car park on perforated concrete blocks with grass sown so the blocks do not show. Rows of small trees break up the area into lanes and you park one behind the other each side of the trees. Cost last year was 13 Euros per day without electric.Well marshalled.

There is a marquee with free entertainment in the camping area, but you have to pay for the beer. Also food outlets and milk bread sold daily.
Waste water and toilet emptying facilities are laid on under and open sided marquee and God help anyone they see washing their toilet out at the drinking water tap.Water taps around the site.

Free Bendi-buses take you from the site to the halls and back. Suggest you get off at a different entrance each day to save walking through halls you saw the previous day.Leave your coat behind but take bottled water!

There is an information office in the camping area where you can buy tickets for the exhibition. They take C. cards.
Buy entrance tickets for the number of days you are attending and not daily, as this is more expensive.
Food outlets are varied and good value. Some exhibitors even give free snacks, drinks and other freebies away.
The area is enormous with some manufacturers having one hall to themselves. Most stands have Enlish speaking staff.The halls with accessories and the latest technologies are worth a visit.

If you have bikes there is a footpath ride by the adjoining river.Put on your comfy shoes and enjoy.

Show web site at www.caravan-salon.de
userDon Madge
Posted: 8 August 2005 8:53 AM
Subject: Dusseldorf Caravan Salon (Show) - end of August
 


John,

The last time I attended the show accessories were not on sale it was more of a trade show. Is this still the case?

Regards

Don
userJohnP
Posted: 8 August 2005 6:11 PM
Subject: Dusseldorf Caravan Salon (Show) - end of August
 


Don
Last year things were certainly for sale on some stands. My wife had a field day!
One of the best things we purchased were some adjustable levelling blocks in black plastic - better than fiamma because they do not distort when loaded.
Last year there was an area dedicated to accessories for sale. Also the technical/technology section is good for getting info about products which manufacturer fit.

You can play at 'spot the British manufacturer',they can be counted on one hand and this includes all British companies. I think they miss an opportunity by not being there. The men from Hymer UK have a presence! But no doubt it's a jolly.

John
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