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.

Abenteuer Allrad 2014 Exhibition Campsite

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.

MAN KAT 6x6 for sale at the Abenteuer Allrad Exhibition campsite 2014

The MAN KAT 6x6 Expedition Truck above is for sale

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.

Unimog 2450 4x4 Expedition Truck for sale at Abenteuer Allrad

The Unimog 2450 4x4 Expedition Truck with lift roof is 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.

Abenteuer Allrad Exhibition Campsite 2014

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.

Woelcke Autark Mitsubishi Fuso Expedition Truck

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.

Pabst Windows Abenteuer Allrad 2014

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.

EW3 windows at Abenteuer Allrad

Also KCT showed a metal cover at their stand.

KCT window protection at Abenteuer Allrad 2014

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.

Blissmobil at Abenteuer Allrad 2014

Another exhibitor showed a wheel-winch;

Wheel winch - Felgenwinde at Abenteuer Allrad 2014

a small motorcycle parked underneath a truck parked at an Exhibitor stand.

Skyteam motorcyle at Abenteuer Allrad 2014

Abenteuer Allrad 2014 was a great exhibition, although less adventurous like the muddy Abenteuer Allrad edition in 2013.