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2015 Beeld Holiday Show Report: All Aboard

There was a vast range of outdoor paraphernalia at the 2015 Beeld Holiday Show held at Gallagher Estate in Midrand. From lighting systems to a serious overland-expedition motorhome, from camping products to consumables, tents, solar panels, and special suspension systems for off-roading and towing alike, there was something to interest the full spectrum of outdoor enthusiasts. More than 15 new products were launched onto the South African market.

One of the stars at the huge Campworld display was the Jurgens XT65, a highly customisable 5ft camping trailer (from R24 450) with a nosecone, and a host of potential tent set-ups; the accessories included a gas-stove mounting on the rear door, a fridge slide and a variety of attachments for gas bottles and jerry cans. At the other end of the trailer spectrum was the Echo Kavango Extreme, which is now equipped with independent suspension instead of the previous solid axle/leaf spring combination.

Also new is a chemical latrine in the slide-out bathroom, a repackaged kitchen and an external grocery cupboard. What stays, are the 120-litre water tank, 20-litre geyser, and solar panel mounts, plus an electrical system with 80Ah battery, 150V inverter and 25A battery charger.

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