Caravanning Salon 2016 - how did the exhibitors surprise them?

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This year's Motor Show in Poznań was once again accompanied by the Caravanning Salon. For the first time, three halls are dedicated to campers, trailers and tourist accessories! How did the exhibitors surprise the visitors?

As usual, it is impossible to describe all the vehicles presented by individual companies. So we can only hope that both exhibitors and visitors will forgive us for the brevity of our report.


CarGO Camping Center! It was not the first time that it surprised visitors with a very large stand, thus emphasizing the key position it wants to occupy on the Polish market. Uniformly dressed hostesses, on duty at individual Pilote and Bavaria motorhomes, made it impossible to ignore the offer presented on an area of 600 m2. Particular attention was paid to large campers such as the Pilote G740 and Bavaria I740 and the Dethleffs Camper 560 FMK trailer. It was at this company's stand that a competition was held in which you could win a camper for a week.

Elcamp also had a stand on both sides of the hall, showing the full range of its camper vans known under the Globe-Traveller brand. The Voyager XS camper from this Polish company was awarded by Piotr Kozłowski, publisher of, in this year's Motor Show Awards plebiscite.


Ebac is also a Polish manufacturer of camping structures. This year, the company showed in Poznań, among others: tourist containers mounted on a pickup truck chassis. Interestingly, the container can be quickly assembled and dismantled, leaving the structure, e.g. at a campsite, to explore the area without a "house on your back". Of course, you can live inside even when the outside temperature reaches -35 or +50 degrees Celsius.


An expedition vehicle called Rambler , with a body based on a Mitsubishi Fuso truck with a 4x4 drive, aroused great interest. This car can be used even for expeditions in extreme conditions. In the cozy and modern interior, arranged like an elegant living room, the attention is drawn - slightly disturbing the "homely" impression - a control panel that looks like the console of a spaceship in a science-fiction movie. The vehicle even has such amenities as controlling some functions via a smartphone (e.g. chassis illumination) and... a bulletproof toilet in which you can take shelter if the vehicle is attacked. Recently, British buildings can be ordered in Poland.


Balcamp cars have a completely different character. This Polish company that builds camper vans based on Mercedes cars has once again shown that it knows how to create the impression of luxury. Leather, quilted upholstery, furniture in the colors of exotic, varnished wood, LED interior lighting - these are the features typical of the vehicles shown by the company in Poznań.

It was also interesting at the CamelCamp stand, where, among others, fully integrated Roller Team Pegaso campers (used, but with extensive equipment) and McLouis Ness. Both vehicles could be purchased with a discount of PLN 6,000. zloty.


The popular Knaus, Dethleffs and Weinsberg campers were presented by the Wadowski company. You could see, among others: Knaus Van I 600 MG and Dethleffs Globebus models.

Anyone looking for luxury could not miss the Dandis stand opening the second hall. That's where you could enter the fully integrated Carthargo Chic C-Line, distinguished by a Maserati radiator grille. Even more luxury can be found in the Chic E-Line I 51QB model, priced at PLN 479,000. PLN (it was a promotional price). This car includes, among others: silver finish of the deck clocks, wood-like and silver inserts in the dashboard, leather upholstery, "yacht" kitchen fronts, underfloor heating, a large fridge, a gas grill, a TV and a large shower nozzle mounted in the bathroom ceiling. Dandis also deserves praise for the arrangement of the vehicles. Bags and bicycles appeared in the luggage compartments, which helped guests better appreciate the loading space, and elegant tableware was placed on the tables in the campers.


The Smolicz company presented a wide selection of campers and trailers from the Hobby brand, valued in Poland. Among the exhibits there was also a Landhaus model - a trailer which, due to its angular shape and the roof protruding beyond the outline of the body, may bring to mind associations with Dutch-type houses. Certainly, many visitors also liked the spacious trailer with a bunk bed for children.

S-Camp surprised visitors by exhibiting an integrated vehicle from the Elnagh brand, little known in Poland. The Magnum model is equipped with a 2-liter engine with 150 HP and an automatic transmission. Its unusual, white and brown finish might also surprise you. The camper was available with a discount of PLN 10,000. zloty. (cost PLN 356,000).


At the Polish Caravaning stand, you could get into an unusual camper built on the basis of an old Mercedes - a huge double-decker with an open roof. From the terrace of this vehicle you could admire almost the entire market hall.

As announced, Caravans Mika presented the long-awaited models from the Ixeo series by Burstner. You could also try on, among others: for the Brevio model.


Camp&Trailer celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Adria brand by showing trailers and campers in an anniversary edition - including a model from the limited Adora Silver Collection series with a silver finish.


The third hall opened with a huge exhibition prepared by 2N Everpol . A red carpet led visitors along an alley lined with Dethleffs and Hobby caravans and a Weinsberg camper. And at the entrance to each trailer there is a place for flower pots, which are a substitute for a home garden.


At the stand you could see the new Opel Vivaro in a camping arrangement. It turns out that even in such a van you can find four sleeping places and space for a water installation. The tourist version of Renault Traffic was also shown.


Benimar , Dometic and All Camp also had their stands. We wrote about what could be seen at the joint stand of, Mini-Caravans and 360fly here: CampRest and Mini-Caravans during the Motor Show 2016 .

The designation of three halls for caravanning is proof of the growing interest in active tourism in our country. One could even go so far as to say that the Caravanning Salon is increasingly separating itself from the Motor Show, which can be noticed even when looking at the fair map. Campers and trailers not only occupied a record-breaking area, but were located in a zone slightly away from the halls with cars and motorcycles.

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