A QUEENSLAND caravan dealer's "try before you buy"
venture has taken off in a big way.
Family-owned Tullmack Caravans at Mackay now hires out caravans after
seeing the industry mushroom over the years.
Director Trudi Jensen told Caravanning News there were many people
unable to caravan because of the initial cost or space to store
"We had a lot of inquiries about whether we hire caravans so we thought we
would look into it to help give those without a caravan the opportunity to
see what it's like," she said.
"Being caravanners ourselves, we would like to put as many people in
caravans as possible as we know and understand the memories you create,
the wonderful life that travelling brings and the new friends you make
along the way."
Trudi bought Tullmack Caravans ̶
founded 18 years ago ̶
in partnership with her husband Ross, brother and sister
in-law Adrian and Michelle Adair and parents Greg and Heather Adair.
the Mackay region
The Adairs and Jensens were born and bred in the Mackay region and have
been caravanning and camping for years.
They started Let Loose Caravan Hire Mackay last October and invested in
three caravans for hire.
"We have had a great response from couples and families so far, especially
over the school holidays," Trudi said.
"We hope this will allow and encourage more customers to travel this
She explained how having a young family of three children made it "quite
difficult" to hire a motel room because most would only allow a maximum of
four in a room. "So we had to hire two rooms," she
"But having a caravan with three bunks and a queen bed, together with a
toilet and shower, now enables us to travel wherever we want and at a much
cheaper rate then two motel rooms."
Customers can hire a fully-equipped Traveller or Goldstream caravan from
$115 a day (for hires of 31-plus days) ... they just have to take their
own food, drinks and clothes.