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High demand, work & camp, retro and e-trends: Caravan Salon gets off to a flying start

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On 25 August, the Caravan Salon opened with the well-attended Preview Day. Thousands of guests, industry and press representatives flocked to the leading trade fair on the very first day. More than 750 exhibitors, including PiNCAMP and the ADAC, will show what they can do until 3 September: in a total of 16 exhibition halls and on the outdoor area. After the rainy opening morning, the sun shone here in the afternoon.

The mood of many exhibitors is also bright and sunny

Shortly before the opening, the German Caravanning Industry Association announced that 63,000 motorhomes and caravans were registered on German roads from January to July 2023. That is 2.4 percent less than in the same period last year. But in view of the continuing faltering supply chains and staff shortages, it is a positive result – especially for motorhomes. Their registrations, which account for more than 75 % of the total, even increased slightly.

In terms of motorhomes, caravans and accessories, the Caravan Salon once again shows the whole variety

Among the stars of the first day of the fair was the VW T7 California concept vehicle. The last camping van with a combustion engine or hybrid will be launched on the market in 2024. In addition, the camping version of the all-electric VW ID. Buzz caught the eye. Other modern camping vehicles in retro design also shone: These included caravans from the Eriba Touring range or the Citroën converted into a camper in the iconic “corrugated iron design”.

Electromobility and self-sufficient energy supply once again played a major role at the Caravan Salon – for example with the Ford-based E-Camper or the strikingly large number of suppliers of solar modules and battery systems.

Another trend is the increasing mobile office work on the campsite

With its “live work connect” concept, Fendt is showing a caravan that has been innovatively designed to live in, enjoy a holiday and work on a PC or laptop. On the StarterWelt stage, Janette Emerich, who has been living and working in a camper for about 20 years, gave expert tips for anyone who wants to work in a motorhome for a longer period of time.

PiNCAMP and ADAC at the Caravan Salon

PiNCAMP and the ADAC also welcome you to Düsseldorf until 3 September: in Hall 9, Stand A20. With digital ideas that make it easier for camping guests and entrepreneurs!

With or without an appointment – our team is looking forward to your visit!