ARB UK to showcase van conversions at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show

An aerial view of a converted van, rooftop tent and awning

Here at CaravanTimes we’re gearing up for the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show at the NEC in Birmingham next week – and we’re not the only ones.

ARB UK, which is well-known for its modification and enhancement solutions, will have a stand at the show that runs from February 13th to 18th.

Among the highlights of the brand’s stand will be live demonstrations throughout the day to showcase the ease of setting up and packing away rooftop tents.

Visitors to the show will also be able to see two leisure vehicles that have undergone the ARB treatment – a fully kitted out Ford Transit Van known as the Camper Van, and a fully converted Camped-Out Isuzu D-Max.

The Camper Van features a tent awning, electric cool boxes, a four-person rooftop tent, modular storage drawers, and a slide-out kitchen complete with sink, gas cooker and prep area.

Matt McConaghy, commercial director of ARB UK, said: “We are thrilled to be part of the Caravan and Camping Show 2024, providing visitors with an up-close look at the ARB Camper Van and a huge range of our other non-vehicle accessories, such as the Swag Tent, Fire Pit and general camping accessories.”

Whether you’re looking to convert a van yourself or find a company to do the work for you, the display will certainly be of interest to those starting out on their journey.

Mr McConaghy highlighted the importance of customising your chosen vehicle to do exactly what you need it to do.

This is something CaravanTimes’ very own Dan Cartwright has underlined in the past. Caravans and motorhomes must suit the unique requirements of their owners, so think carefully about each element.

Next week’s show is a great opportunity to do just that, walking around the venue and looking at leisure vehicles to spark inspiration and decide which elements would work best for you.

ARB will be in Hall 5 at stand number 5136.

As well as a wide range of products on display, the show will feature events throughout, with a full programme of talks at the Inspiration Theatre.

Among the outdoor adventurers, travel writers, wildlife presenters and organisation representatives set to speak are survival expert Ray Mears, Bailey ambassador Marcus Leach and TV chef Kwoklyn Wan.

If you’re new to touring, then the Leisure Vehicle Advice Centre is a great place to get free and impartial help, as well as all your questions answered.

Free tuition sessions will be available on everything from motorhome manoeuvring to safely towing a caravan, making it a good opportunity to brush up on any skills that are getting a bit rusty.

And, if you do see Dan at the show, be sure to say hello and get his advice. There’s nothing he likes more than chatting all things caravans, motorhomes and campervans.