Who went to NEC and what did you get?

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  1. Scottyboy

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    Who went to NEC and wot did you get?

    A couple of deck chairs and roll flat hose for me
     
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    Cost me a bit more Scottyboy, ended up buying a Chausson best of 10 !
    Lee:BigGrin:
     
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    In preparation for getting my RMB, we bought a Cadac 2 thing, glassware, mattress topper, pillows, kettle and a subscription to MMM.

    Quite disappointed at the sparcity of general accessory stands.

    Had a good look at most motorhome makes and were so-so about most of them but were really taken by the new Hymers. Auto Sleeper had some interesting layouts and Rimor some good prices, but the exterior finishing-off details left a lot to be desired.

    Missed out buying two lovely Isabella chairs as my 2 year-old daughter decided she needed the toilet. Checked prices post-show to discover the deal on one particular stand was a good £10/chair cheaper than online. :Doh: Still, as least I know what I want rather than taking a gamble.
     
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    Good man:BigGrin:

    We looked at those they looked to be a bargain
     
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    We thought there would be more accessories too
     
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    High cost to rent space puts many small traders off. Salesman at Oaktree told me it would cost them over £20000 to attend. Dont know how true that is, probably Peter could enlighten us. BUSBY:BigGrin:
     
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    It is BLOODY expensive to have a stand at the NEC, they even charge you for a van with your name on it if its parked outside !

    Peter
     
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    I pushed the boat out this year - I bought a coffee:BigGrin:



    Nothing jumped out at me this year - Accessory or motorhome.:cry:

    I enjoyed the day though. Stopped for a chat at the VanBitz stand. :thumb:
     
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    A whole one or just a bean ?
     
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    We bought one of those foldup trolley things
     
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    Back ache:Doh:
     
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    2 folding electric bikes (from A.S.), a set of Corelle plates and some motorhome cleaner.

    On a different note has anybody tried overnighting on the NEC car park? The motorhome we parked next to on Saturday had all the blinds drawn, and then drove off before the show started.
     
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    ".......And a partridge in a pear tree"

    Sorry folks couldn't resist it !!:Laughing:
     
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    We bought

    We bought a Globecar CampScout. Took a lot of agonising, but it ticked all the boxes. Had to sit down and specify all the extras - that was a bit stressful.

    Now, a few days later we are looking forward to delivery in February/March
     
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    Well, we bought some Peggy Pegs and awning plates for the legs Nice,Tina bought some Corelle crockery, And my Brother in law bought a New Caravan £25,000:Eeek:plus a new isabella awning ,thule table and 4 nice chairs bolon carpet and bedding to match :Eek!:
     
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    I bought a new car! A small cute one that charges from my USB:Wink:

    Yes it is very expensive. The smallest of the shell stands will close close on a thousand pounds. Our stand costs about four and a half thousand pounds. Add to that overtime for staff, accommodation for everyone, food, drinks and transportation for everyone and it all starts to mount up.

    Having said that, a combination of really good deals and offers, and of course our on ongoing 10% FUNSTERS discount:thumb: (which saved lots of MHFUN subscribers a lot of money) Van Bitz had an extremely busy show, probably our best at the NEC.

    Back at Van Bitz HQ now, sore throats all round, all moaning that we have put weight on, eating out and drinking too much, and personally looking forward to finally getting a day off next weekend having spent to last two weekends at the NEC and the previous weekend at the Westpoint show at Exeter:yawn:

    Also sorry to anyone that I only managed a wave at, as we were so busy. We actually had people queuing to get on the stand at some points during the show.

    Cheers

    Eddie
     
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    well done eddie i saw yours with ya motorhomefun badges proudly on display
     
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    The NEC have more or less killed off what used to be the 2nd largest bike show in the world by stupid silly pricing.

    The BMF nearly did the same with their shows but pulled back from the brink, dropped stall prices and are now desperately trying to rebuild..

    The small traders doing all the innovative and essential parts that are associated with MH's simply cannot afford to attend.. They do not attend and the following year folk do not go back.. Worse, the same folk tell all their friends not to bother.. Pretty soon ( soon as in a half life of perhaps 7 to 10 years ) attendance drops below subsistence levels
     
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    We bought a Dometic Freshjet 2200 aircon unit from Eddie Vanbitz.
     
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    One of the problems with the bike show is that like the motorhome show most of those who go are in cars. Unlike the motorhome show, the major manufacturers at the bike show won't cover the cost of the carparking and what is already an expensive day out becomes prohibitively so for some.
     
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