Nec Motorhome Show Birmingham?

Discussion in 'General VW T6 Chat' started by Mr blue, 9 Oct 2019.

  1. Mr blue

    Mr blue Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Is this show worth going to for Vw transporter owners? are any of the converters there? Rib bed manufacturers or kitchen makers ?
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  2. Roadrunner

    Roadrunner Grape Yellow Beach T6 Legend

    I think it's worth going to see what is on offer, most of the main converters are there, leastthe last time I went they were
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  3. andys

    andys Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Yes there's always a good selection there, and this one tends to be better than the spring one as all the new models/developments come out now. I'll be there making some big decisions about my van future :thumbsup:
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  4. Spaghettiboy78

    Spaghettiboy78 Mr Spaghetti VIP Member T6 Guru

    I went last year and enjoyed it, although my two young kids got tired and slightly irritable by the end of the day. Going up on the Friday this year, with a mate!
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  5. czmate1999

    czmate1999 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    I'll be there with my brother. On the look out for a deal on a cadac BBQ!
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  6. P20

    P20 Member

    We might pop down to this to get some ideas
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  7. Urbantech

    Urbantech New Member


    The one in October is best for VW conversions....strongly recommend Vanworx , got ours done this year...couldn't be happier.
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  8. welshbaron

    welshbaron Member

    I find the items are cheaper on the web ..
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  9. andys

    andys Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Yes I found that a couple of years ago when I went to the show hoping to find Ridgemonkey deals, but ending up buying off Amazon while sat in the cafe.
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  10. P20

    P20 Member

    We’re heading down there today. Any recommendations for stands to visit?
  11. Spaghettiboy78

    Spaghettiboy78 Mr Spaghetti VIP Member T6 Guru

    Yep! Snowdonia Cheese Company!

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  12. Peatey

    Peatey Head Treacle Miner VIP Member T6 Legend

    Ummmmmm Black bomber:D
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  13. Spaghettiboy78

    Spaghettiboy78 Mr Spaghetti VIP Member T6 Guru

    Mmmmm. Agreed!

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  14. P20

    P20 Member

    So we went with the intention of getting ideas for our conversion. The plan being to do it ourselves, no pop top. We’ve realised that the pop top does solve a lot of potential problems, so lots to think about with a change in direction. We really like the Jerba conversions and at the moment they’re the favourites! Now to find the money.......
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  15. Mavis

    Mavis Martyn VIP Member

    We went to the NEC yesterday, 3 years on from ordering our Jerba Cromarty and it was still a great decision for us - a fantastic product and really helpful team at Jerba.
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  16. Farnorthsurfer

    Farnorthsurfer Senior Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Guru

    Long way to go for us from the North of Scotland but it was worth the trip.
    Just back from a day at the show and have some new ideas for our conversion next year.
    Lots of T6 action in halls 11 and 12 but also quite a few down at the caravan end of things.
    Snagged a good deal on some new screen covers from Rainbow Screens.
    Have finally maybe made up my mind about a pop top. Originally keen on a Jerba I have been through HiLo, Skyline, Reimo but the show gave me the chance to see main contenders almost next to one another. and the winner is .... Jerba.
    Such a helpful crew and the quality of the roof is just as good as the Reimo. Some advantages, like a more easily replaceable canvas and much better roof rack capacity.
    Yes it’s not the prettiest and along with the Reimo is a bit of a bathtub but practicality beats looks on what will be a proper camper not a 20” wheel fashion van.
    Also decided I need a Reimo Variotech bed, brilliant design, very costly though!
    Anyway well worth the day out.
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  17. andys

    andys Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Good choice, if I was buying a poptop now with the benefit of the experiences I and others have had, along with having had chance to compare them all close up, I would get the Jerba roof. They came 2nd in my shortlist when I looked 3yrs ago and the only reason I went for the Westfalia was the total package and interior just pipped them for me, though at a price.
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  18. Farnorthsurfer

    Farnorthsurfer Senior Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Guru

    Also, The new VW California Grand was on show in long and longer versions. errr no, sorry it’s just wrong.
    Ugly and no space inside, IMHO there are loads of nice vans in that class that do it so much better than VW have.
    No doubt the name will sell it but the design will not.
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  19. Cymro

    Cymro Member VIP Member

    Made in Rhyl which I never knew was in Snowdonia. Coastal erosion?! Nice cheese though and some interesting recipes on their Facebook site, eg,
    Protein Flapjacks | Snowdonia Cheese Company
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  20. MrPanic

    MrPanic Member

    Went down on Wednesday, nice diverse show but have to agree everything is cheaper online even with 'special show prices'.

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