Caravanning Queensland recently announced that more families and couples will be spending Christmas caravanning and camping following their huge Pre-Christmas Caravan and Camping Sale. The event drew record crowds with more than 16,000 attendees flowing through the gates and more than $30 million spent on product.
This was an increase of nearly seven percent on previous years with the show-goers enjoying displays from one hundred exhibitors showcasing more than five hundred and fifty recreational vehicles including everything from entry-level tents starting at $900, camper trailers from $5,000, accessories and camping gear and top of the range caravans and motorhomes valued at up to $300,000.
Caravanning Queensland General Manager Jason Plant said having the sheer variety of product on offer contributed to the most successful event in years.
“With more than three hundred 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,” Mr Plant 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.”
Ben Menzies, General Manager of Coastline RV and exhibitor at the sale, agreed this year’s sale was a highlight for the numbers of equipment and accessory sold in comparison to previous years.
“This year we saw a real spike in interest and purchase of safety equipment and accessories including reversing cameras, tyre pressure monitors and GPS trackers and monitors for caravans and motorhomes showing caravanners are taking a keen interest in their safety on and off the roads,” Mr Menzies said.
“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 are cashing in their resort-style holidays for caravanning and camping due to its affordability and the traditional qualities it offers 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,” Mr Plant said.
Queensland’s Pre-Christmas Caravan and Camping Sale was held at the Brisbane Showgrounds from Thursday, October 26 to Sunday, October 29, 2017.