Peterborough Show. Thoughts?

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  1. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

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    Just wondering what others thought of the Peterborough show?

    Not the bit that goes hand in hand with camping with Funsters but the actual show itself?

    personally I thought it was a very good show with a lot of stuff there. Some great new models to look at as well as plenty of used vans to tempt you in to something that you haven't got.

    Also some nice imaginative ideas if not a waste of money. However this year we spent more on the dog than ourselves with her new harness.

    Did anyone see the guy selling just one motorhome? what was that all about? a trader with just one van? an optomistic private seller with a van to sell? Anyone speak to him?

    Of course the sunshine helped but it's good to see that after a wretched year last year at nearly all the shows, the Traders might just of made enough money to keep going :thumb:
     
  2. plumbomb

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    It was our first time at the show (new to MH) could not believe how many MH was there,picked up a few things to. had a really good time:thumb:
     
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  3. The wizened of OZ

    The wizened of OZ Funster

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    SHOW

    Over 1000 pound lighter but great fun.:Rofl1:
     
  4. ukbill

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    we thought it was a great show its good to find loads of items to tempt us in 1 place also didn't think about re-upholstery till we went there so that's a bonus or not as the paying time arrives and when you consider what it costs to meet old friends and make new 1's including entertainment even if it is crap its a cheap weekend and unlike newark the sun was out added bonus :Smile:
     
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  5. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Good show...

    One of the best I have been to for a while...:thumb:

    My only criticism the general stalls seemed to be to spaced out.... you had a load of M/H sellers then a couple of general stalls.... tucked in between... and so on

    If you are only going for odds & sods can be a nightmare trying to find a specific stall..

    But that is only my thoughts..
     
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  6. maacracing

    maacracing Read Only Funster

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    We though it was a very good show, found a new van and bits and bobs meet lot of new people.
     
  7. Leltel

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    Thought it was a great show, a few of the normal stalls missing, but given the amount of times I opened my purse that was a good thing! :Rofl1: I couldn't get a giant Fun mug :cry: hope there's some at Newbury :Wink:
     
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  8. ROB1CHELSEA1

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    Also thought it was a good show, we arrived friday and had a very nice fish and chips, bought some cheeses from the Snowdonia cheese company:Smile: spicy, garlic and smoked which are really good:thumb: picked up a Diablo toasty making thingy and a pole for my flag:thumb: Three mugs from Jims stand, a drainer, a dehumidifier, torches, some crystals, the list goes on and on when shopping with Jane :Rofl1:
     
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    We really enjoyed it. Some new traders which was nice. It was very spaced out though, splitting the smaller traders into two. I heard many people over by the clock tower side expressing disappointment at the limited number, not realising there were a huge number further over. A "More stands this way" sign at strategic places would be of benefit.
     
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  10. Jaws

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    Reckon it was the best show we have been to for a good few years.. But yes, the weather is the biggy.. Decent weather with a bit of warmth around makes everything SOOO much better !
     
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  11. motorhomelover

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    It sounds like you all had a good time
    i missed it :cry:was going but got a tummy bug two days before
    then the high winds hit :cry: :Blush:
    not from my lower regions :Rofl1::Rofl1: the bloody hurricane winds blowing across the country:Laughing:

    may be next year
     
  12. JJ

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    Ok...

    You all had a great time so...

    Where are the photos? :Sad:

    On the main forum... not hidden away in albums.

    JJ :Cool:
     
  13. Peter & Elaine

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    As this was only our second show Newark being the first
    we ended with mixed feelings
    The show was brilliant and with the selection of vans outstanding far better than Newark ,the entertainment on Friday was good Exept Buck's Fizz who I hate but Elaine enjoyed
    Saturday night was a rip of 17 quid each no way both Elaine and I didn't think it was worth it and it was freezing in the decorated barn shed thing

    We had a problem with Elaine getting time of work as she has to arrange her own cover and this was not sorted until Monday so we had to pay on gate and ended up in the general red 3 area right at bottom
    When we walked up into funsters area and realised how much space was unused it would have been quite easy to fit in more vans but rules are rules
    I know it our fault but when your not in with the group it's not quite the same and we felt sort of excluded again our fault entirely just a bit of shame as there was some people I did want to introduce ourselves to

    All in all yes we had a great time and we will be there next year but booked in early so we can get on fun area
     
  14. dave newell lvs

    dave newell lvs Trader-Vehicle Services

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    If I may be so bold as to give a traders view........................it was brilliant! We had an excellent show, I was flat out thursday afternoon, friday and saturday, probably spent less than an hour on the stand over those three days. Rest of time was out on the camping fields fixing/installing etc. Sunday was quieter which was ok as it allowed me to watch some of the BTCC racing then when show shut we retired to our mobile villa and watched the highlights of the F1 race which was great, passed out about 9pm last night and back to it today!

    Here's hoping Newbury is as good!

    D.
     
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  15. Leltel

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    Ooops, put a link on the main forum not in albums :Blush:
    Would some kind soul like to move it?? Got to get my sleep ready for work tomorrow now :cry:
     
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    Good show. Bought a few bits and pieces, a gadget that slips into the cd player so i can attach my sat nav/mob phone to, universal sink plug, oh, and a new 'van' in the last hour of business, with thanks to Glossop Caravans.:thumb: Haggers wait till you see my new Bessie :Wink:
     
  18. Larby

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    We too thought there were only a few stands to begin with.
    Saw quite a few SOLD signs but also many vehicles knocked back by £5K.
    Was that a mark up then dropped, or a genuine need to generate a sale I wondered ?
    I bought a "twin camera and display" reversing set to replace the large B & W thing that came with MH.
    Also a selection of LEDs to replace the bulbs, but the highlight was a sucker and a thin bungee cord!
    The clips that hold the hab. door are waste of plastic and I have nearly lost limbs when the wind blows doors shut. One small sucker on panel and bungee cord around door mechanism and sorted. Bought from the stand with the parrot, did anyone else spot its beak ??
     
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  19. haganap

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    The parrot belongs to Jezpot a member on here :thumb:
     
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  20. Minxy Girl

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    We enjoyed the show etc. The turnout of traders/dealers, with a varied stock, seemed very good and we enjoyed the various traders of 'food' products - we got to sample the cheeses on one stall - the mango one was very nice - as well as having a bit of cheese and tomato toastie made with the Diablo toasted sarnie maker, all topped off by mushroom, green pepper and chicken cooked on the hob bbq grill stand (we've had one for years and they are really good). We've got a few bits and pieces including some reversing sensors/beepers for our new car ... I think hubby will have a duck fit when I get my drill out to fit them! Oh, also 12 x 3-tier cooking stands ... yes I did say 12 ... hubby has had some requests for them so he thought he'd get a few whilst we were there, although I did have to remind him that we don't have a coachbuilt with a garage now but surprisingly they all went in the van in the space under the centre of the bed which our folding bikes usually occupy.

    There were a LOT of panel van conversion there, I've never seen so many, and lots of new layouts. There were also lots of coachbuilts too and I must admit we did 'drool' a bit over the new Burstners - the ones with the tailgates that lift up, with 2 layouts: the T640 with longitudinal rear single beds (6.3m), and T600 with a transverse rear bed (6.0m), both of which were only 2.10m wide, just 2 inches more than a Fiat panel van! They looked very nice indeed at £49,000 and £45,000 approx respectively in goldish coloured bodywork with a few extras thrown in for good measure ... the T600 is very similar to our PVC but in coachbuilt form. Tempted - you betcha! Daft enough to buy one - nope!!!

    The weather on Friday was cool, and quite overcast. but on Saturday and Sunday it was very good indeed! Warm and sunny and not too much wind so able to discard jackets!

    On Saturday we had a nice trip into Peterborough and hit the charity shops amongst other things then had another mooch round the show in the afternoon. On Sunday we partook of the "four Bs" ... bacon butties and banter breakfast with other funsters and it was nice to chat to some newbies. :thumb:

    Whilst at the show we had a chat to a few traders and they were very happy with the rate of sales they'd had, we also spoke to one of the dealers who to had had a good show, many of the vans which had been sold were taken off at the end of each day and replaced with others which were then sold so the amount of sold signs on vans were only that day's sales for a lot of them.
     
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