Eura Mobil 60 years: Celebrates with a new exhibition hall
Eura Mobil is located in Sprendlingen, just southwest of Frankfurt. Like most other manufacturers of camping vehicles, the founder Heinz Blessing started to build caravans in 1959. But from 1983, motorhomes are valid, and in 2020 a brand new exhibition hall opens.
To be strictly correct, it was Blessing KG that was established in 1959, the name change to Eura Mobil came with the first motorhomes in 1983. Gradually, Karman-Mobil and Forster Reisemobile also came into the "family". From 2005, the Eura Mobil Group ended up under Trigano's "wings" and the Sprendlingen factory has since developed further.
In connection with this year's press event, Eura Mobil presented the top model Contura, a brand new semi-integrated motorhome series. Contura now comes on Fiat chassis, but can also later be based on Mercedes Sprinter with ALKO low profile chassis and Euro6d-TEMP engine, today the most climate-friendly engine in the market, electric cars included. The ambition is to find its place in the luxury class. The roof is also dominated by a "Sky Dome", a panoramic glass roof that offers magnificent views of the starry sky at night. Eura Mobil has put a lot into this motorhome series, which appears to be a solid anniversary model.
Composite and glue
Eura Mobil introduced a 10-year moisture guarantee a few years ago. It was a result of the development of new materials and adhesive processes that made the entire living area much more stable and less prone to leakage cracks. BoCM had the opportunity to take a closer look at the processes during a tour of the main factory where the new adhesive processes in the fiberglass bodies were developed. Because there is hardly any wood left, the entire structure is based on composite materials that are glued together to great structural strength. The vehicles also have a double bottom, which provides space for cables, pipes, hot air ducts and much more. The double floor with insulation ensures that water pipes do not freeze in winter.
Eura Mobil even creates complete interior decoration, says Jens Heinrichs. The walls are glued and it is all dressed up with a self-supporting fiberglass top. Absence of screws makes a stiffer and firmer body and better fastening, while reducing weight. Aluminum profiles provide extra strength where needed. The outer walls have no profiles, only insulating material in the sandwich, and thus there will be no cold bridges, Jens explains. He believes that the future materials for camping vehicles are composite materials. "They are light and strong, have a longer life, do not rot, do not draw water, and can be shaped into almost any design," notes Jens Heinrichs.
Double floors and good insulation, combined with proven heating systems, are the "winning formula" in Scandinavia. Eura Mobil has had - and has - a large customer base in the Nordic countries. More than 400 employees annually "grind" out around 1700 vehicles, bringing in less than NOK 2 billion.
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