Abenteuer Allrad 2014 Offroad Exhibition
This year the 16th edition of the Abenteuer Allrad Exhibition in Bad Kissingen – Germany took place in near perfect weather. Abenteuer Allrad is the largest off-road Adventure Travel exhibition in Europe. The exhibition and visitors campsite welcomed a large amount of visitors. On Friday evening the large visitor campsite was packed, have a look;
Visitor Campsite Abenteuer Allrad
Abenteuer Allrad in Bad Kissingen – Germany are actually two events in one long weekend. It’s the commercial exhibition on the hill top near Bad Kissingen and the large temporary visitor campsite at the edge of the village. Both sites are connected by free buses.
Those unfamiliar with the Abenteuer Allrad exhibition not always think about visiting the large temporary campsite in the village. Even if you’re looking for your new off-road expedition truck, the visitor campsite is a great venue to look at what others chose to make their journey with.
Moreover, what is seen and experienced at the Exhibition is discussed at the make-shift campsite. It’s a perfect place to hear experiences and opinions of those who already have an expedition truck – or even have a look at pre-owned Expedition Trucks for sale.
For those planning to buy an Expedition Truck – visiting the large visitor campsite is an unique opportunity to see such a large variety of Expedition Trucks in one place.
The Abenteuer Allrad Exhibition
This year a few new trends were visible at Abenteuer Allrad. First of all the mid-weight Expedition Truck is gaining ground.
Built on 4x4 chassis like the Mitsubishi Fuso, Bremach, Bucher Duro and Mowach, there is an apparent market for those who wish to have more space than a Landcruiser based Expedition Vehicle and at the same time not the size and the weight of a heavy Expedition Truck.
Secondly, the market space between KCT and Seitz double glassed windows is filled with manufactures like Pabst, Imt and Ew3. Although some of the designs need a bit more engineering, it’s crystal clear they are very determined to stay.
Where other manufacturers claimed their windows can survive an altitude of 5000 Meter, KCT specified 10.000 Meter, stating their windows can survive shipment in an un-pressured airplane cargo-haul.
Also KCT showed a metal cover at their stand.
Expedition Truck manufacturers like Unicat, Action-mobile and Voxformat have their own window designs. Vox format went as far to make the inside fly-screen flush with the walls.
Undoubtedly, there’s more to come!
Blissmobil , the new arrival on the Expedition Truck Manufacturer scene since 2013, had a large stand this year. Unlike other Expedition Truck Manufacturers they allowed anyone interested to have a look at the insides of their 4 demo trucks.
Another exhibitor showed a wheel-winch;
a small motorcycle parked underneath a truck parked at an Exhibitor stand.
Abenteuer Allrad 2014 was a great exhibition, although less adventurous like the muddy Abenteuer Allrad edition in 2013.