The Bullish Adventurer winners hit the road


For Michel and Leigh Fowkes, caravan and camping has never looked so good.

In July Michel was announced as the winner of The Bullish Adventurer, an exciting promotion supported by Jayco and Pedders Suspension in conjunction with the launch of the new National Towing Guide website.

The National Towing Guide website is an initiative supported by the national and state association bodies, designed to support the existing printed copy. The website and printed copies ensure broad reach, carrying the message of safety and expert advice, contributing to safer roads.

On Friday the couple officially picked up the keys to their brand new fully customised Ford Ranger PXII and a Jayco Adventurer 19ft off-road caravan.

“It’s unbelievable. It’s so cool, it’s even better in person than it looked in the thousand times that I’ve looked at the brochures since finding out I won!” Michel said.

“It’s Leigh’s birthday on Monday, so we’re going to head about half an hour from where we live to a beautiful spot, Black Rocks Campground. We head off tomorrow!”

Michel and Leigh, along with their two children, are already planning trips to Rainbow Beach, the Northern Territory and Western Australia in the near future.

The couple initially found out about the competition via the Jayco website, when they were helping Michel’s sister choose a caravan for her own family.

Both Michel and Leigh come from large families who are avid caravanners and campers, and often take trips all together.

“The kids get super excited about any trip that we do… they’re super excited about this,” Leigh said.

“We’d encourage everybody to get into camping, and (encourage) families to try caravan and camping, it brings people together.”

“The family time is amazing and being outside is just what you want for them really,” Michel added.

“Just getting away from everything… being able to relax and spend time together.”

“We just want to say a massive thank you, we can’t believe we’re going home with all of this… it’s a dream come true.”

For more information about the National Towing Guide visit

These promotions would not be possible without our industry partners, and Caravan Industry Association of Australia would like to thank Pedders and Jayco for their support of The Bullish Adventurer and the National Towing Guide.