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successful event in years'
Big spenders bring Xmas
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CARAVAN and camping enthusiasts went on a spending spree at
Brisbane's Pre-Christmas Caravan and Camping Sale.
Organised by Caravanning Queensland, the event drew record crowds with
more than 16,000 people flowing through the gates and spending more than
This was an increase of nearly seven percent on
previous years, the state's peak industry body reported.
exhibitors showcased a whole range of products, including everything from
$900 entry-level tents to $300,000 motorhomes.
Queensland general manager Jason Plant said having the sheer variety of
products on offer contributed to the most successful event in years.
"With more than 300 recreational vehicles and thousands of accessories
sold, there was a wide mix of purchasers across all age groups, showing
just how popular and diverse the caravanning and camping lifestyle is in
Queensland," he said.
"While caravan, camper trailer, motorhome and
other recreational vehicle purchases were some of the best many exhibitors
have ever seen at the event, accessories and equipment exhibitors also had
a very successful sale."
Coastline RV general manager Ben Menzies
agreed this year's sale was a highlight for the numbers of equipment and
accessory sold compared to previous years.
"This year we saw a real
spike in interest and sales of safety equipment and accessories, including
reversing cameras, tyre pressure monitors and GPS trackers and monitors
for caravans and motorhomes," he said.
"This showed that
caravanners are taking a keen interest in their safety on and off the
"Over the course of the event we also found many customers
were looking to purchase the likes of generators for upcoming trips.
"Some had bought new vehicles at the sale and were looking to add to
their accessories and others were looking to upgrade existing caravans or
motorhomes with the creature comforts of televisions or air-conditioning."
Mr Plant said more people than ever before were cashing in their
resort-style holidays for caravanning and camping due to its affordability
and the traditional qualities offered to families.
"Thanks to this
year's event, more couples and families than ever before will be able to
spend Christmas by the beach or the bush in their brand-new caravan or
camper trailer," he added.
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