Dusseldorf MH Show

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  1. Soundman

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    Is anybody planning on going to the Düsseldorf Motorhome Show this year?
    If you have been before, any tips?
     
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    What are the dates Soundman? I have read somewhere that it is a brilliant show...

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    Hi JJ

    Here is a link to the show

    http://www0.caravan-salon.de/cipp/md_caravan/custom/pub/content,lang,2/oid,300/ticket,g_u_e_s_t/~/Home.html[/url]

    (hope the link works!)

    Soundman
     
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    We went a couple of years ago in our motorhome as part of our holidays and the year before by car and hotel for the weekend. Advice would be to go by motorhome, they are very well setup for camping and lay on lots of activities (beer tents etc) for the evenings or you can get a free bus/tram into town for the evening. The car and hotel weekend was ok but hard work, drove out on Friday, Saturday at show and Sunday drive back home, 1000 miles and the show in 72 hours is bloody tiring!

    On both occasions that we went there was loads to see, not much Brit stuff but then if you wanted Swifts andAutotrails you'd be visiting the NEC, NO?

    D.
     
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    Hi Soundman, we went last year, Its a big show and we stayed and bought a 3 day pass..............:Doh: And Jane still had to beg someone for their tickets the day we were going because there was something she wanted but could not decide at the time.:Laughing:

    We will be in Germany from mid August so you never know.:Smile:Never say Never.:BigGrin:

    When you camp you have a choice of hook up or not,:Wink: we had not.:Smile:

    They have lots of free buses into the show or into Dusseldorf town.

    Its a great show and loads of good German Vans:Wink: But not much in the way of accessories.

    But we did want something for our table in our Eura Mobil, and its a Dutch company that made it and they were there so we got the parts.:thumb: Bob.
     
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    link didn't work for me but no worries... I'll Google it...

    starts 27th August until 5th September.... blast, can't go...

    JJ
     
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    Thanks everyone, we've booked the tunnel late August so we are going to give the show a try.

    Soundman
     
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    Have a great trip:thumb:
     
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    Hi As well as the show the camping area is next to the river with great cycle tracks into the town and country. I had a good time there last year with two days at the show and one looking around the area. Not doing it this year but hope to again in the future.:thumb:

    Mike
     
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    Is it easy to get a place on the official campsite, I believe you can't pre book
     
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    It's never full on campsite. They use the access roads and park everyone nose in on that if full. Great show. We always go when researching new van except this year as going to Carthago city and hymer factory as down that way...

    I have flown and stayed in a hotel in town, that works well also..

    Its BIG! and to save s lot of legwork organise what you want to see unless just going for a browse. Not strong on accessories though.
     
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    If you join Caravan Salon (free) you get discount on parking and show.
     
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    Only go if you have a deep pocket, both times we have been we have ended up with a new van,:LOL: & once you have been you will never bother with a British show again.
     
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    Was there the other year and was right under the flight path so earplugs I would recommend as we had to stop our conversation each time they came over.
    Yes the show is brill and so is Dussuldorf itself

    Oh go in later as we qued for 2 hours to get in

    But worth the visit
     
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    My van was spawned from Dusseldorf. One day we will have to go, maybe next year.
    If sucked into buying don't assume that German dealers are any better at fitting extras just because they're German cos they're not! By all means load up on direct from factory options (y)

    EDIT In fact avoid dealer fitted extras like the plague! its a long way to go back if they made a sausage of it.
     
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    Hi we never booked, and although it was full,, its very well organised and they will fit you in somewhere. :eek:
    The only reason we haven't been back is we have a dog, and the shows huge and inside.
    But if you go make sure before you go through the main gate turn left under the canopy and fill up with water and dump if needed. :LOL:
    Great show. (y) Bob and Janie.
     
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    As has been said already register with caravan salon and the get BOGOF for you entry tickets, ear plug option is good as well as it IS right under the flight path.

    Great show with loads of vans you will never see In the UK.

    Martin
     
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    I've heard it's worth camping for 5 days, and show on 3 days.
    Loads to see :)
     
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    Recommend you fill with water etc as queues can be quite long on service points and you should be prepared to be without hookup , when we went it took a hour and a half to get parked but we arrived at lunch time, but enjoyed the visit, brought Alugas bottle and 12v TV
    Mickymouse
     

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