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Post by frederic on Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:05 pm

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On 4th-7th Feb in Glasgow.
Thursday is half price for those with the voucher from a Caravan Club Mag.
Best to take eats and soft drinks with you but the hot ones are not to bad or expensive.
Free car-parking in the multi-storey almost next door.
Border Cars (Ayr), the sponsors, are A/S dealers
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Re: SECC Caravan & Motorhome show

Post by Askit on Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:08 am

We're hoping to go tomorrow, using the 50% off voucher from the C&CC magazine. Going more for a nosey than in search of a purchase, but who knows what gadget (that I never knew I needed) might present itself snigger. I do want to check out potential local services though, stuck with the dealership for warranty reasons this year ( my complimentary show tickets must have got lost in the post  Whistle1) but next year I'll go elsewhere.

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Re: SECC Caravan & Motorhome show

Post by frederic on Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:50 pm

If you get there before 10 am don't forget the free drink and pastries at a saving of about £4.50 VG!
Reasonably busy today plenty to see and quite a few A/S on Border
Motorcaravans

A nice lot of bespoke units on the VW T6 virtually all elevating roof.
The west carpark costs £8 multistory is free I think
Got some very nice unusual egg cups at £1 each and will double as whiskey shot glasses!
With nice colourful non drip lips on the glasses!

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As a bonus this year got a couple of the MMM vouchers.  smile!
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Post by Askit on Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:45 pm

Get there by 10, hey, I'm retired now  content .

We'll go in on the train, not far from a station and the return is about  £2.80. Less hassle than finding a parking space and fighting through the town traffic. 

Don't expect to spend much time looking at vans, it will be a long time (if ever) before we would consider changing. It took us three years of looking, researching and reading to get this one and we're very happy up!.

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Post by frederic on Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:01 am

After the show we went to Edinburgh CC site to visit my sister in Musselburgh on the Friday. Very Nice, but the trip back at 3.30 Friday afternoon was NOT. Wet, very slow traffic ( City Bypass & M8) all the way to East Kilbride then ONLY wet & dark!
(should have spent another night at Silverknowes)
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:12 am

frederic wrote:After the show we went to Edinburgh CC site to visit my sister in Musselburgh on the Friday. Very Nice, but the trip back at 3.30 Friday afternoon was NOT. Wet, very slow traffic (M8) all the way to East Kilbride then ONLY wet & dark!
(should have spent another night at Silverknowes)
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Did you get dizzy going around all of those E.K roundabouts Ric , hope you had a good time at the show, regards to your wife.   wave
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Re: SECC Caravan & Motorhome show

Post by frederic on Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:54 am

Its watching out for those who want to overtake you when going round them.
For those who don't know there is a cut through via the Lake and Morrisons (Stewartfield Way) to avoid the long elbow round East Kilbride on the A725.
This route from the M8 to the M77 is our preferred way but just now the roadworks at the M74 intersection make it a bit of a challenge as the works are ever changing!
Also for us in the wilds of SW Scotland there are the superstores of East Kilbride to browse.  smile!
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:10 am

frederic wrote:Its watching out for those who want to overtake you when going round them.
For those who don't know there is a cut through via the Lake and Morrisons (Stewartfield Way) to avoid the long elbow round East Kilbride on the A725.
This route from the M8 to the M77 is our preferred way but just now the roadworks at the M74 intersection make it a bit of a challenge as the works are ever changing!
Also for us in the wilds of SW Scotland there are the superstores of East Kilbride to browse.  smile!
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Have you been to the retail parks in Ayr Ric ,we called in last year on the way to Culzean castle, we might call into NEB later in th year on our anti clockwise trip around the NT 500.
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Re: SECC Caravan & Motorhome show

Post by frederic on Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:12 pm

Have We been to the Ayr retail parks?
Is Nicola Sturgeon Scottish?
Must touch base if you do get to NEB
(or for that matter any one else from this forum)
Regards to yous all.
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Post by Askit on Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:12 pm

Thought the show was a bit lame, unless you wanted a gadget to turn your vegetables into 100 different shapes before you eat them  scratch head Seemed to us that there was even less on show than last year and even the accessory stalls were a bit understocked. Saw your multicoloured eggcups but we resisted the temptation (mainly because we don't eat boiled eggs  snigger). 

We had a look at the A/S's on show, liked the flyscreen but didn't like the new LED ceiling lights. Not much else to comment on, apart from having an encounter with a very unfriendly (and rude) lady representing the club that suggests it's the opposite  rolleyes

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Post by frederic on Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:52 pm

The opposite? must be my age (mental failing) even my wife's sharp brain has not sussed it, yet!
And yes the aroma of those peeled vegs did travel
& there seemed to be less seating especially in the entrance ways .
The displays of bespoke 'van converters seems to be on the increase and as one exhibitor said you 'design' it and we will build it!
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Post by Askit on Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:11 am

Well, there is a club that describes itself as the "friendly" club biggrin

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Post by frederic on Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:36 am

That stand did cross our mind.
If you were there, Friday that was their hosting day, Thursday was the other clubs, so perhaps she was stressed. If Saturday then perhaps she was stressed at not making her recruitment total! hugegrins
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Post by Askit on Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:13 am

It was actually an encounter at one of the hot drink stands on Friday. I suspect she thought that wearing the club sweater made her responsible for ensuring that customers were parking correctly at the counter  Whistle1

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Post by frederic on Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:52 pm

Well as I said to a rep on the CC stand 'Where are the free teas etc for us members with 40+ years?' but her reply, in the negative, was very jocular. 
So perhaps a suggestion to put forward to the big Clubs could be 'How about liquid refreshment for Members?' or as has been suggested in the mags at least Free wifi on those sites with it.
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Post by Askit on Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:03 am

Thought I would just post here rather than start a new "2017" thread (as I guess some comments will be recycled as well  snigger). We're going tomorrow, making use of the CC 2 for 1 offer, very generous even if it does ensure another few years of junk mail  Whistle1

Our trip is purely a recon exercise, the show has been poorly supported by the major coach built MH manufacturers (Bailey sent a complete range several years ago) so we'll get whatever the attending dealers have to sell. Always a decent range of van conversions though.

What else would we do to pass the time on a wet and windy Scottish Thursday  content

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:10 am

Askit wrote:Thought I would just post here rather than start a new "2017" thread (as I guess some comments will be recycled as well  snigger). We're going tomorrow, making use of the CC 2 for 1 offer, very generous even if it does ensure another few years of junk mail  Whistle1

Our trip is purely a recon exercise, the show has been poorly supported by the major coach built MH manufacturers (Bailey sent a complete range several years ago) so we'll get whatever the attending dealers have to sell. Always a decent range of van conversions though.

What else would we do to pass the time on a wet and windy Scottish Thursday  content
Have a great time at the show Tony, the weather is just as bad down here.
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Post by Paulmold on Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:17 pm

A week ago I was advised by MMM magazine that I had won two tickets to the show. As our plans had changed since entering over two months ago I have been waiting for the tickets so I could offer them to someone else. They eventually arrived today, so if anyone would like them, I will try to catch this afternoon's post and hopefully fingers crossed you will get them tomorrow so you can go to the show Fri, Sat or Sun. First to PM me gets them.

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Post by Paulmold on Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:16 am

2 free tickets still available. Need to post today to be sure of getting them for the weekend.

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Post by Askit on Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:42 pm

Well, I suppose it was as good a way of passing the time as any. Didn't take us long to look around all the AS coachbuilts on view..........as there were only 3 in the whole show  shrugg Unfortunately none of the three were any of the models we wanted to have a look at. The only relatively small coachbuilt that moderately attracted our attention was a Hobby but, at £62k, we'll stick with what we've got.

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Post by frederic on Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:35 pm

You missed the very good display by Roseisle,  The Adria at the far corner of their display was very nice. Angus their Service manager is very personable.
Will visit next time we are in their area. WWW.ROSEISLE.COM
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Post by Askit on Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:35 pm

Miss them............we missed nothing  snigger

They Adrias were all a bit on the big side for us. I did meet the guy who sold us our Neuvo on the rounds today, but he's now working for a rival company rolleyes

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Post by frederic on Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:02 pm

Corinium, Nuevo ES, Symbol &  perhaps a Blue Fairford? on Border M/Homes stand and the A/S Kingham, I think, as the draw attraction in the main concourse.
Perhaps any one else going might do a van count for us  up!
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Post by Askit on Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:20 am

The other AS coach built was, I think, a Burford on the BC motorhomes stand, they seemed to be the only company with AS on show. Plenty of other makes and models though (all the usual suspects) with a new dealership opening in April selling Knaus, and lots of A class vehicles to prowl through. 

We splashed out and bought..........two coffees   biggrin

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Post by frederic on Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:13 am

Yes we were spendthrifts also, A bottle of still water£2! mind you we were lucky to win free tickets from MMM though they arrived after we had left on the Wednesday for the Show, still got replacements from the organisers office no probs.
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