Lizzie Pope
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Practical Caravan goes on the trail of the weird, wonderful and innovative at the biggest caravan show in the world, exclusively on The Caravan Channel

If you're looking for something a little different, then our latest TV show is just what you've been looking for.

As ever, you can catch us only on The Caravan Channel, which you can find on Sky 192, on Freesat 402 and live online – this time we are bringing you a Düsseldorf Caravan Salon special!

In our new TV show, join our team at the biggest caravan and motorhome show in the world. Practical Caravan’s Group Editor Alastair Clements is on hand to share some of the show’s more unusual exhibits and some interesting variations on the caravan theme, including the Water-Camper and the exciting Caravisio concept. There’s also the innovative Bürstner Averso Nature, the massive and ingenious Münsterland from LMC and more. There's plenty here that you won't see anywhere else, you don’t want to miss it.

Then it’s time to wander round the historic hall at the Düsseldorf Caravan Salon where you can see classic cars paired with period caravans. Tune in live online, on Freesat 402 or on Sky 192 to see an Opel Kapitan with a 1967 Dethleffs Nomad, a Renault 16 with a 1970 Constructam, a Smutti caravan and a 1965 Adria. And that’s not all – well, we couldn't tell you everything we saw! Make sure you watch our TV show to see what other weird and wonderful vintage creations Alastair uncovered in Germany.

Running back into the 21st century, we also take a look at the caravan you can design yourself. Have a more personalised experience on your caravan holidays with the new Adria Altea4Four, part of the Slovenian brand’s 50th birthday celebrations. We also discover an answer to a possible caravan problem with the Trigano Silver range, designed to fit inside a standard garage, and we learn about the KIP Shelter that hopes to get more people into caravanning.

Dethleffs vans aren’t frequently seen in the UK, but Alastair takes a look around a bright and colourful c’go. With lots of options, a very different layout and other noteworthy touches, it has clearly been designed with a younger audience in mind – to get the full story, tune in to our latest TV show on The Caravan Channel, which you can catch live online, as well as on Freesat 402 and Sky 192. And we get inside yet more interesting vans at the Düsseldorf Caravan Salon, as you’ll discover when you tune in.

Now, how well can you tow? Specifically, how proficient are you at reversing your caravan? Only in our TV show we find out more about a new Trailer Assist technology developed by Volkswagen that does the job for you. Practical Caravan’s Group Editor Alastair even tests it – it really is incredibly clever. To see how he gets on, please tune in.

Practical Caravan works with Information TV to produce the TV shows that are broadcast on The Caravan Channel, which you can find on Freesat 402 and Sky 192. If you don't have these channels, you won't miss out. You can watch live online from the comfort of your computer, laptop or tablet – simply click here. And if you've missed any previous shows, please visit our YouTube channel where you will find lots of caravan reviews, tow car tests and much more, all from the experts at Practical Caravan.

This the 27th TV show we've produced will be broadcast exclusively on The Caravan Channel between Monday 15 September 2014 and Sunday 28 September 2014, at these times, on these days:

  • Monday at 8pm
  • Wednesday at 5pm
  • Thursday at 5.30am
  • Saturday at 10.30am
  • Sunday at 10.30am

We hope very much that you enjoy the show.

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