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It’s that time of the year again, time for another Leisure Vehicle Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

For more information on the show, check out its website here. 

I’ll be rushing around fulfilling judging duties for the Caravan and Motorhome Club, where I am part of a team assessing over 70 camper vans and motorhomes for the Motorhome Design Awards 2018. I’ve decided, therefore, not to try and vlog from the show, but leave that in the hands of the many other YouTube channels who will have a presence there. There will also be meet-ups, including one by myself.

Without further ado, here are the happenings that the YouTube Caravanning, Motor Caravanning, and Van Life Community channels have planned:


TUESDAY 20th, 1.00pm, The Woodland Retreat. Say Hi to Bee and Theo from The Indie Projects, and to Shaun and Lizzy from California Camping. The Adventures of Sarah and James and David from Vandemonium are currently planning to gatecrash if time allows!

WEDNESDAY 21st, 1.30pm, Experience Freedom Stand, Hall 4. Come and say hello to me as I talk about the some of the adventures I’ve had in places as far apart as Brighton and Scotland.

SUNDAY 25th, 1.00pm, venue TBA. Dan Trudgian and Iain from Caravan Gossip will be chatting to their subscribers – check out Caravan Gossip on Twitter or Facebook for the venue nearer the time.



TUESDAY 20th, 8.30am: Caravan Gossip will be doing a broadcast before the show even opens at 10am.

TUESDAY 20th, 5pm: Tune in to The Trudgians as Dan Trudgian, Andy Morley from Make Way with the Morleys, and Iain from Caravan Gossip present ‘Three Men in a Van’ where they talk about their first day at the show in Lee Davey’s vintage Bailey Caravan.



The following YouTube channels will be vlogging from the show on various days during the week:


Caravan Gossip

The Trudgians

Lost Weekends Caravan

California Camping

The Indie Projects

Make Way With the Morleys 

The Camping and Caravanning Club

The Travellers Cooke Book 

Northern Explorers

Rob and Andi Stallwood

The Travel Troll

Around the World


There will be plenty of content to keep everyone entertained! Please do support these channels; each has its own style and feel.

I look forward to meeting many of you on Wednesday.