Futuristic caravans and motorhomes

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According to an item in the (London, UK) Times Online by Ginny McGrath, “futuristic caravans and motorhomes are making camping cool again.”

“Last year, 16 million camping and caravanning trips were taken according to VisitBritain, while this year, figures from the National Caravan Council revealed a 20 per cent rise in campsite bookings for July and August.Last year, 16 million camping and caravanning trips were taken according to VisitBritain, while this year, figures from the National Caravan Council revealed a 20 per cent rise in campsite bookings for July and August.”

According to the article, one vehicle causing a stir is “the custom-built EcoStream, an environmentally-aware version of the iconic AirStream caravan. The aluminium trailer was adapted by Top Gear’s presenter, Steve Berry, and director, Tighe Grainger. It featured solar panels, a wood burning stove, recycled materials and composting toilet.” (See photo credit for more on EcoStream.)

Places to go for more information —

The International Caravan and Motorhome Show returns to Manchester on January 22-25 2009.

Vicarious Books publishes a series of guides for motorhome and caravan novices, including “Go Motorhoming” and “The Caravan Handbook”, plus a series of campsite guides for the UK and Europe.

Bailey of Bristol caravans

Read more of McGrath’s article by clicking here

Photo: The EcoStream was officially unveiled at the International Caravan and Motorhome Show by Buddhist and ex Dallas star Patrick Duffy. The EcoStream is being heralded as the world’s most eco-friendly caravan. Article on EcoStream.

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