So, what is it all about?

This has been an eventful year – from stormy weather to political turmoil and Covid-19, 2020 is a year most of us will never forget.

It’s taken its toll on the leisure vehicle industry, too, as many manufacturers halted production during the lockdown, campsites were forced to close, and we had to resign ourselves to long months of being unable to get out on the road.

Many caravan and motorhome shows were postponed or cancelled, so it’s been difficult to see new models and products, and catch up on the latest industry news.

Time to explore

But this is where our Van Live! Caravan and Motorhome Virtual Show, proudly sponsored by Bailey, comes in. Visit the various halls and exhibitors right here from 12th to 18th October 2020 for the latest news from manufacturers and links to their new products. You can also catch up with what’s been going on at campsites, get the lowdown on great new accessories and more – all from the comfort of your own home! What’s more, it’s completely free to visit, too.

You’ll also find some celebrity interviews, great competitions, hints and tips, advice on technical matters, and much more.

You can even get your own virtual goodie bag!

What will you discover?

Hall 1 British-made ‘vans: UK brands are launching great new models for 2021 to suit all motorcaravanners.

Hall 2 Continental Manufacturers: elegance combines with innovation from the major Continental manufacturers

Hall 3 Caravan Dealerships: find out how some top dealerships are faring as business booms

Hall 4 Awnings & Accessories: the lowdown on the latest arrivals in motorhome awnings, and essential touring kit. Visit our shopping village to buy your gear

Hall 5 Campsites: campsites have worked hard in the lockdown to prepare to welcome guests again

Hall 6 Advice Lounge & Event Theatre: the fun stuff… celebrity interviews, great recipes and some brilliant competitions in addition to picking up some top tips and great advice. You’ll find plenty to occupy your time already here but we’ve also a live programme of events

Event Schedule

  • Monday 12th October, 9am Event Theatre: In conversation with… Julia Bradbury
  • Monday 12th October, 10am Event Theatre: New ‘Van Launch – Bailey Adam 69-4
  • Monday 12th October, 3pm Event Theatre: In conversation with… Steve Biggs, Managing Director, Isabella UK
  • Tuesday 13th October, 10am Advice Lounge: Accessible Campervanning
  • Tuesday 13th October, 3pm Advice Lounge: How to buy a motorhome
  • Wednesday 14th October, 10am Event Theatre: In conversation with… Martin Storey, Pilote Group UK
  • Wednesday 14th October, 3pm Event Theatre: What camping means to me, with Andy Torbet
  • Thursday 15th October, 10am Event Theatre: Adventures of a campervan converter
  • Thursday 13th October, 3pm Event Theatre: Get cooking with Omnia
  • Friday 16th October, 10am Event Theatre: New ‘Van Launch – Pilote P626D Evidence
  • Friday 16th October, 3pm Event Theatre: New ‘Van Launch – Adria Twin Sport
  • Friday 16th October Join the Van Live! Campout
  • Saturday 17th October, 10am Event Theatre: 6 great reasons to tour this autumn
  • Saturday 17th October, 3pm Advice Lounge: Pets Radar – Only the best for your pets & dog-friendly campsites
  • Sunday 18th October, 10am Advice Lounge: Best motorhome bike racks
  • Sunday 18th October, 3pm Advice Lounge: How to go long-term touring

A-Z Exhibitor List

Adria UK

New raising roof van conversion; the first in the UK from Adria for more than a decade

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Auto Campers

New Eco-line range reduces the cost of buying a campervan

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Autohaus

New GrandiX van conversion, based on a VW Crafter, designed for sporty customers

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Auto-Sleepers

Anniversary year sees the introduction of a brand new, limited-edition Nuevo

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Auto-Trail

Enter the Grande Frontier, a new A-class for 2021

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Back of Beyond Touring Park

Practical Motorhome Top 100 Sites Guide 2020 Regional Winner Dorset

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Bailey of Bristol

Time to fall in love with Bailey’s new Adamo range, offering European style and UK-friendly kit

Says, Simon Howard, Marketing Director, Bailey of Bristol, “We are delighted to sponsor Van Live! The Practical Caravan & Motorhome Virtual Show 2020. At this time, it’s crucial that we stay engaged with our customers, even if we can’t see them physically, and Van Live! is the perfect vehicle to show them what we’re up to.

The virtual show gives everybody the opportunity to enjoy the best that a physical show has to offer, without having to leave the comfort of your home. We encourage everyone with an interest in motorcaravanning to visit  throughout the week of Van Live! – it’s going to be great! See you there.”

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Ballyness Caravan Park

Practical Motorhome Top 100 Sites Guide Regional Winner 2020

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Benimar

Family oriented designs across three product ranges from Spanish manufacturer

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Bilbos

VW T6 conversion offers a raising roof and a flushing, fixed toilet

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Brownhills

Nottinghamshire dealer with more than 250 new and used vehicles on view

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Bürstner

A-class elegance for Bürstner’s flagship range

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Carado

Carado develops its first model to include parallel settees

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Carthago

Optional raising-roof added to Carthago’s Malibu brand

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Cartref Caravan & Camping

Practical Motorhome Top 100 Sites Guide Regional Winner 2020 Central England

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Chausson

2021 is a slimmed-down year for popular French manufacturer, Chausson

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Chelston Motorhomes

Series of on-site brand launches throughout October and November at Somerset dealership

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Choose Leisure

A personal experience with a no-pressure approach results in customer satisfaction in Kent

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CMC Reimo

Innovative VW van conversions from Kent-based convertor

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Concierge Camping

Practical Motorhome Top 100 Sites Guide 2020 Overall Winner

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Concorde

In-line island beds in Concorde’s revamped liners

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Crow’s Nest Caravan Park

Practical Motorhome Top 100 Sites Guide 2020 Regional Winner North-East England

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Dethleffs

Celebrating 90 years of manufacture with special edition models

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Devon Conversions

The Aztec, with a rear lounge, is so popular it’s far from ancient history

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Erwin Hymer UK

Company’s first raising-roof camper launched under Elddis and Compass brands

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Etrusco

New interior look this season for Etrusco overcab and low-profile models

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Fleurette

New Cristal special edition launched

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Flower of May

Yorkshire holiday parks offer touring, self-catering, camping and glamping

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Frankia

Don’t miss out on one of only 60, exclusive special edition models

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Globecar

Scouting for van conversions; Globecar’s trio of 2021 models

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Glossops

One-stop shop in Derbyshire for sales, service and repairs

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Grantown-on-Spey Caravan Park

Practical Motorhome Top 100 Sites Guide Regional Winner 2020 Scotland

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Highbridge

Full complement of outdoor leisure vehicles and accessories over two West Country sites

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Hillside Leisure

Derbyshire convertor renowned for its VW-based conversions

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Hobby

New overcab line-up for 2021 season

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Holgates Holiday Park (Silverdale)

Practical Motorhome Top 100 Sites Guide Regional Winner 2020 North-West England

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Hymer

First low-profile model added to B-Class Master Line range

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Knaus

Interior redesign adds more space without increasing exterior length

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Ladram Bay Holiday Park

Practical Motorhome Top 100 Sites Guide Regional Winner 2020 Devon

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Laika

Laika bucks the trend with introduction of a brand new motorhome range

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Le Voyageur

Tour off-grid in style and comfort with Le Voyageur’s anniversary editions

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Leisuredrive

Total blackout for Bolton-based campervan converter

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Lowdhams

View models from six renowned motorhome brands alongside special edition collections

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Majestic

Lots of extra goodies included with special edition models – including a more powerful engine

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Marquis

13 branches nationwide provide plenty of choice for viewing and vehicle collection

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McLouis

Luxurious Italian design brings style and class to the UK

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Milenco

Useful collection of automotive security devices, manufactured in the UK

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Mobilvetta

High-gloss interiors inspired by all things nautical

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Morelo

The new Grand Empire includes a dishwasher – and a garage to fit a small car

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Morris Leisure

Guests encouraged to use own facilities at five touring parks in Shropshire and North Wales

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Narbonne

Inflatable drive-away awnings from French manufacturer

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Niesmann+Bischoff

New A-class range offers many innovations

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Old Brick Kilns

Practical Motorhome Top 100 Sites Guide Regional Winner 2020 Eastern England

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Old Oaks Touring Park

Practical Motorhome Top 100 Sites Guide Regional Winner 2020 Somerset, Avon & Wiltshire

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Olpro

Two new drive-away campervan awnings

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Omnia Stovetop Oven

Cook, bake, accessorise with this ever-popular camping oven

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Outwell

A focus on campervan awnings for 2021 season

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Pilote

Shorter version of popular Pacific model launched, together with new Evidence special edition range

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Prima Leisure

Visit the Prima Leisure accessories store for Bailey branded and non-branded gear

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Rapido

New compact range narrower than most low-profile motorhomes

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Rimor

Italian brand with motorhomes aimed at families

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Rolling Homes

VW van conversions named after famous explorers help you to explore

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Sellers Leisure

Award-winning park operator in South-East England increases cleaning regime to keep guests safe

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Shopping Village

Browse the Shopping Village to pick up your basic camping essentials along with some great gadgets, gifts and gizmos

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Silver Sands Holiday Park

Practical Motorhome Top 100 Sites Guide Regional Winner 2020 Cornwall

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South Wales Touring Park (Llwynifan Farm)

Practical Motorhome Top 100 Sites Guide Regional Winner 2020 Wales

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Sunlight

Four new models from German brand Sunlight

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Sun Living

Budget brand moves upmarket in bid to attract more retail customers

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Swift Group

Beyond the Edge – increase in standard spec given to budget range

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Thetford

New Indus smart-thinking toilet system introduced, initially in new Bürstner Elegance models

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Trigano

Two new drive-away awnings added to range for 2021

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Vango

Launch of first campervan rear-attachment awnings, perfect for short-stop pitching

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Vicarious Books

Must-have guides for travelling on the Continent in a motorhome

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Weinsberg

Alde heating now fitted as standard in CaraCore range

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Wellhouse Leisure

Sleep in luxurious comfort with La Libertà

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West Country Motorhomes

Pick up a special edition Sunseeker motorhome from Somerset and Wiltshire-based dealer

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Westfalia

New special edition van conversion with electronic pop-top roof

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Westfield

Pick up a special edition Sunseeker motorhome from Somerset and Wiltshire-based dealer

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White Arches

Heated showroom in Northamptonshire displays motorhomes and awnings

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Wildax Motorhomes

A rare island-bed option in a Mercedes-based van conversion

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