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MAY 2022


let's go supershow

Planning for the next big road trip

Let's go to one-stop show for caravans and other RVs

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Queensland’s largest caravan, camping and outdoor event will throw open its gates at Brisbane Showgrounds on June 7.

The six-day Let's Go Queensland Caravan and Camping Supershow will offer a one-stop shop of outdoor fun where aspiring or experienced adventure-seekers can explore, plan and kit themselves out for the next big road trip – be it on or off the beaten track.

More than 220 exhibitors will be showing off their latest models.

Caravanning and camping has continued to be the preferred holiday option since COVID struck more than two years ago, with a whopping 275 percent increase in the number of new caravans, campervans, camper trailers and motorhomes registered in Queensland in September 2021 compared to the previous year.

And the trend shows no sign of slowing down.

Caravanning Queensland Trade chief executive Jason Plant said there had been spikes in requests for specially modified and self-sustainable caravans which allow travellers to go off-grid but with all their creature comforts.

This enabled them to make their nomadic adventures a more permanent lifestyle.

JB Caravans' Michael Ballard said his company had seen a growing number of customers opting for extreme off-grid models or modifications, giving them the ability to travel literally anywhere and be self-sufficient for extended periods of time.

"In March 2020 we were selling 460 extreme off-road 'vans a year nationally," he said.

"However in 2021 this jumped to 1400, reflecting a 304 percent growth in the category with all 'vans starting at $120,000.

"In addition to new 'vans, we've also seen a significant increase in customers opting for lithium power and moving away from gas or electricity requirements which support them in living off-grid for longer, without losing any of the bells and whistles."


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