Winter camping with motorhome
Trend: winter camping is becoming increasingly popular, giving the motorhome a new role as an all-season vehicle
The German-speaking countries are a much-loved destination in the winter time. When the average motorhome user embarks on a winter expedition, the chances are high he will be setting his sat nav for a motorhome camp site in Germany, Austria or Switzerland. This new trend towards winter camping is really catching on, as Hubert Brandl can confirm. “Whereas people used to go away exclusively in the summer months, they now no longer shy away from colder temperatures. The motorhome is becoming an all-season vehicle.” The Niesmann+Bischoff CEO puts this development down to the high standard of equipment and workmanship of the modern-day liner.
OPTIMAL INSULATION AND INTELLIGENT HEATING CONCEPT
The two model series Arto and Flair are equipped with a well-designed, integrated heating concept for example, which gives even double-figure minus temperatures the cold shoulder. According to Brandl: “For us, ‘integrated’ means making sure the heating installation, air circulation and cold bridging prevention are part of a coherent system. That way the holidaymaker can really feel the difference – for one thing, they don’t get cold feet any more.” To ensure a comfortable temperature inside the vehicle, Niesmann+Bischoff also use special 2-sided aluminium panels with Styrofoam insulation which are optimised on a regular basis. This material is used in the composition of the rear and side walls, as well as the floor and stowage compartment flaps. That way the motorhome is fully insulated, keeping the cold at bay (and the heat in summer too). The thermal protection can be increased still further with additional features such as electrically operated insulated roller blinds for the panoramic window or double-glazed side windows.
So much for the ideal vehicle: all you need now is the ideal campsite to make your winter camping experience complete. Exclusive sites such as the Caravan Park Sexten in the South Tyrol offer facilities such as gourmet restaurants, luxury baths and drying rooms for ski equipment. So wherever you’re heading this winter: let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!