Erwin  Hymer  Group  and its  brands  cancel  participation in European trade  fairs until the end of the year

The  Erwin   Hymer   Group  and  its  brands  Burstner,  Carado, Crosscamp, Dethleffs, Eriba, Etrusco, Hymer,  Niesmann+Bischoff, Laika, LMC and Sunlight  cancel their  participation in all European trade fairs planned for 2020. In view  of the high  visitor density at trade fairs  such as the Caravan  Salon Dusseldorf and the measures  that  are necessary  due to the risk of  infection by the  corona virus, it does not  make  sense to participate in trade  fairs  this year.

Martin Brandt, CEO of the Erwin Hymer Group (EHG): “The health  of our customers, employees  and trade partners is our top priority- we cannot take this responsibility  lightly. In the Corona crisis with its special requirements for physical distance and hygiene, a casual atmosphere of information, advice and purchase is no longer a given. However, we regard this as a fundamental  prerequisite  for a successful trade fair. For this reason, we as EHG together  with our brands refrain from participating in the trade fairs planned  for 2020 until  the end of the year.” This decision also affects  the world’s largest  leisure trade  fair,  the  Caravan  Salon  Dusseldorf,  which  is scheduled  to  take  place  at  the  beginning  of September.

Martin  Brandt

With over 1,200 trading partners in Germany and Europe, the Erwin Hymer Group brands have a strong and professional  dealer and service network.  This allows customers and interested  parties  to obtain information on products  and competent  advice directly from their local EHG dealer.

Comprehensive   arrangements   for  contactless  sales  consulting   and  the  increased  use  of  digital marketing  will  ensure that  the  product  innovations  2020/21  and the  offers  of  EHG dealers can  be experienced throughout Europe in a safe environment.

The EHG Chairman  emphasizes  that  the  current  cancellation  is due  to  an  absolutely  exceptional situation:  “Caravanning  stands  for  flexible  and  individual   vacations  in  Germany  and all regions  of Europe. This will continue to be the case in the future, especially as our customers are less restricted by the current situation  due to the self-sufficiency  of their vehicles. They automatically keep their distance in their homes on wheels. Many caravanning  fans are thus likely to be able to enjoy their holidays this year- even under the current travel restrictions.”

Martin  Brandt  is optimistic about the  caravanning and  trade  fair  season  2021: “The  current crisis  will further strengthen the  trend  towards conscious  and decelerated travel.  Even if we have to  cancel  our trade  fair participations this year, we are already  looking forward to presenting our new  products and innovations to a wide audience at trade  fairs again next  year. The enthusiasm for caravanning and slow travel- relaxed and safe travel  with motorhomes, caravans and camper  vans- will continue to grow.”


The Erwin Hymer Group is a 100 percent subsidiary of Thor Industries, the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational vehicles with more than 25,000 employees worldwide.

The ERWIN HYMER GROUP specialists, hire and financing services under one roof. The motorhome and caravan brands Buccaneer, Bürstner, Carado, Crosscamp, Compass, Dethleffs, Elddis, Eriba, Etrusco, Hymer, Niesmann+Bischoff, Laika, LMC, Roadtrek, Sunlight and Xplore, the motorhome rental companies McRent and rent easy, and also the chassis specialist Goldschmitt, the accessories specialist Movera and the touring portal freeontour all belong to the Erwin Hymer Group.

LMC Sassino from Sassenberg: An impressive entry-level
model. With the 460 E and the 470 K, LMC presents two new well-thought-out caravan layouts – even small cars are allowed to tow them.

A new range of models leads the way in the entry level segment: LMC is bringing the Sassino onto Europe’s roads. With the 460 E and the 470 K, the Sassenberg-based caravan specialists present not just one but a choice of two well-thoughtout layouts that leave nothing to be desired in terms of comfortable living and relaxed touring.

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With an overall length of 6.76 meters, the Sassino 460 E offers up to four berths in the rear and at the front. The Sassino 470 K, which is 7.18 meters long, offers six comfortable berths under one roof. Overall, it is 2.61 meters high; the interior headroom measures 1.98 meters. “With the development of the Sassino, we are meeting the high level of demand for a caravan version that is short, compact and also, with a curb weight of 880 kilograms, extremely lightweight. In terms of comfort and features, it is also equipped with numerous convenient and useful extras that make touring a genuinely comfortable experience,” says LMC Caravan GmbH & Co. KG brand manager Bodo Diller. A further plus in terms of mobility: thanks to its low weight, the Sassino can even be towed by small cars – with class B driving licence, provided that the total weight of the team does not exceed 3,500 kilograms.


Premium-quality chassis, fresh interior and plenty of daylight


For a start, even the Sassino’s floor already reflects the Sassenberg-based company’s proven conversion expertise – it comes with a twelve-year water ingress guarantee. The Sassino has a high-quality AL-KO chassis whose lightweight construction ensures improved driving dynamics and higher driving comfort. The lowered frame offers easier access and better aerodynamics, for example. The Sassino’s standard features include corner steadies as well as a semi-trailing arm suspension and steel wheels. Body-wise, the most striking details are the large windows at the front and rear that allow plenty of daylight to get in and are equipped with multifunctional blinds with privacy screens. The floor, front, roof and rear have been constructed from the proven material GRP – to a standard that goes way beyond the usual in the entry-level segment. The outer side walls are made of hammered finish sheet metal.

Inside, the Sassino scores with a fresh interior.

The overhead lockers go all the way round and offer plenty of storage options. At the center of the kitchen is a three burner hob with integrated
sink. The 86 liter refrigerator offers sufficient space for milk, butter and eggs. The mellow lighting in the sleeping area promises sweet dreams. The washroom is equipped with a sink and an electric flushing cassette toilet. Also on board: a reliable blown air heating system and a twelve liter fresh water container.


Optional extras with three high-quality packs


A number of optional extras are also available – from a sliding window for the kitchen to a bunk bed that sleeps three. LMC offers three upgrade packs. Besides the “Shower Pack”, which consists of shower fittings and a shower tray plus curtain and rail, for example, there is also the “Sassino Pack 1”, which includes a 25 liter wastewater tank, an automatic trailer control system, shock absorbers and a 44 liter fresh water tank with outside inlet, for example, and the “Sassino Pack 2”, which includes a skylight and a door fly screen, as well as a combi boiler for the hot water supply and an additional 230 V electric heater.