NEC Spring Show - who's been, who's going?

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  1. Sidney

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    Four days in, three days to go.

    I went to both the spring and autumn show last year.

    Not sure how I feel about it a present.


    What about the Funsters? Going? Been? Can't be bothered?
     
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    Hi

    :thumb: We are going tomorrow 22 is any funsters going if so meet up for a drink we will be there at 10 oclock onwards look for the funsters badges :thumb:

    Thanks

    Dave & Polly
     
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  3. Detnor

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    We are also going to the NEC tomorrow (Friday).

    I think they are expecting / hoping to be busy at the weekend, Travelworld at Telford have their showroom closed on Saturday to put all their staff at the show (according to their website).

    Norman
     
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  4. ROB1CHELSEA1

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    We will be there saturday and staying on site saturday night:thumb:

    Rob&Jane
     
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    Although we bought our current m/h there in 2010 we much prefer the outdoor shows so not going this year.
     
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  6. Jim

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    Just spent two days there. Two hours is enough to see it all; Well almost. Only an hour If your not interested in caravans. Not a patch on the Autumn show.
     
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    Thanks for that. I'll save my diesel for something better :Smile:
     
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    Silkcut1105 Funster Life Member

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    NEC Spring Show

    we are driving up tomorrow night staying in bromsgrove and early start on sat then back to bromsgrove .nice meal and home sunday morning just in time to watch the swans at wembley.:thumb:
     
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  9. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    We are there as usual running the Fiamma stand, all in red Fiamma shirts and not blue Johns Cross ones !

    Although Chris is on the Swift stand in a Johns Cross blue one most if the time and going on the Pilote and Autotrail stands if people ask for him.

    Been a good show so far, much better than the Excel show.

    Peter
     
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    Don't listen to Jim, he know nuffink! :Tongue1:

    It's a great show! Come along and see us for a chat! :Wink:

    Steve :Smile:

    Ok Jim, I know, I know - slab of beers at the Fun marquee next show rally.... :BigGrin:
     
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    going Sunday, early AM start, need to buy a event shelter, not sure whether to go for the new one with poles on outside or older one, I hope there both on display


    I think my cousins there selling pillows,
     
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    Hi.

    I went on Tuesday and managed to get the bits I wanted, plus a few others:Doh:

    The show is not as big as the original one at the NEC but there are a good number of stands. I spent about 5 hours wandering around.

    Much better location than that stupid idea of inside the London no go zone.

    Mike
     
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    Have a word with Darren on the Fiamma stand as I am sure we have what you need on our website and we can deliver it to you at home etc :thumb:

    Peter
     
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    just looked but even with your funster discount amaXXX is quite a lot less expensive...price match?
     
  16. Jaws

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    Having done the NEC a couple of times we decided not to bother in future.. Much prefer the outdoor shows because of the chance to get together en-mass with Funsters, more ( many more ! )stalls, and we found there are usually a whole lot more bargains to be had too !
     
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    Well we came up last night nothing particular we are looking for but I would agree with Jim unless you are looking for a new caravan or motor home you will be disappointed as there is very little new to look at. We planned on two days here but will definitely finish this afternoon
     
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    I'd be surprised if it runs again next year! I think it was Dometic said that it is reduced from 12 halls down to 4 :Eeek:

    Bet they didn't reduced the entrance price though lol

    Eddie
     
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    Well we have been to the show.
    Fortunately we only live 10 miles from the NEC and had 2 complimentary tickets, not a lot going on.

    They were 3 deep at Brit Stops, so we carried on....and the Fiamma stand didn't have stock of what I wanted. Cup of coffee and a biscuit from Brownhills, and back home - no money spent! :Smile:
     
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    One of the organisers was heard to say he had a waiting list of 110 traders trying to get on site but they didn't have the space., I find that hard to believe, but maybe they were restricted to only those halls and it's the truth.

    Take away the mobile homes and endless rows of caravans and there really was very little to see for the motorhome enthusiast. Seemed to be plenty of people though, so the traders that were there will do OK.
     
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