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Caravan World Issue 564

Caravan World is the definitive guide that gives caravanners the know-how and confidence to pursue their touring dreams. At its heart, Caravan World is committed to enabling caravan travel in Australia, through informed testing of RV products, helpful tips and advice and showcasing great destinations and activities.

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find your inspiration

Inspiration can come from many places – and in many ways. For some, it might be as simple as a slogan on a t-shirt or a sign in a shop window. Others may only be able to find it out in the fresh air, when they’re miles away from civilisation. What’s important is finding your own source of inspiration in life and using it to make your life better. Here at CW, we make it our mission to inspire you, our readers. Every van we hitch up, every trip we take is planned to be inspirational – or, at least, aspirational. In this issue of CW, we bring you our adventures from two very exciting - but polar opposite - trips in two parts of the country that couldn’t be more different. The…

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sydney supershow attracts 60,000+ in six days

The Sydney Caravan, Camping & Holiday Supershow’s new six-day format proved a huge success with expected crowd numbers smashing organisers’ expectations. The show, which was held at Rosehill Racecourse, Parramatta, NSW, from April 25-30, was condensed from its usual nine-day format into just six days, following feedback from exhibitors. In an exclusive interview with Caravan World during the show, Caravan Industry Association of NSW chief executive Lyndel Gray said many exhibitors felt nine days was too long for the show, so the association had listened and trialled a new format this year, which spanned one weekend instead of two. Ms Gray said she was hoping to see 55,000 ticket-holders attend the show across the six days. Official figures released after the show indicate that number actually exceeded 60,000. Attendance was bolstered by a…

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julia creek seeking volunteer camp hosts

The Julia Creek RV Friendly Site in far north-western Queensland is looking for volunteer Camp Hosts for 2018. The voluntary role requires hosts to issue permits to RVs and caravans as they arrive at the site, explain the site rules, and ensure the smooth running of the free camping facility adjacent to Julia Creek. Ballarat couple Joe and Cheryl Walshe have volunteered as camp hosts at Julia Creek three times in the past 12 months, and highly recommend it to travelling caravanners. “The serenity is beautiful. To sit outside as the sun sets and watch the stars appear while listening to the fish jump in the creek is awesome. We also love meeting other travellers as they pass through; we have made many friends,” Mr Walshe said. The couple also organised nightly happy hours…

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australian caravan club and caravan council of australia join forces

In a major boon to the Australian Caravan Club’s (ACC) 4400 members, the club has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Caravan Council of Australia (CCA), giving members unprecedented help to resolve compliance and engineering issues with dealers and manufactures The MOU allows ACC members seeking in-depth advice on the construction and maintenance of their RVs have direct access to a qualified engineer through the CCA. It also allows the ACC to use CCA technical and other articles. The not-for-profit ACC focuses on giving members general advice on the construction and maintenance of their RVs, while the CCA focuses on RV compliance, safety, quality and manufacturing issues. In a joint statement released today, ACC chairman Craig Humphrey and Honorary General Manager of the CCA Colin Young said: “We are pleased to…

1 min.
‘innovator’ redarc to double workforce in four years

After investing more than $20 million dollars to expand its South Australian manufacturing facility, electronics manufacturer Redarc has earned a tailored mentoring package as part of Westpac’s Top 20 ‘Businesses of Tomorrow’ program. Redarc hopes the $100,000 professional services package, which also includes a global study tour, will help with its existing plans to double its workforce at its South Australian facility in the next four years. The company, which assigns 15 per cent of its annual revenue to research and development, drew admiration from the selection panel due to its track record of delivering profitability and growth and its ‘bold vision’ to quadruple its business through market expansion. “The business has a strong management team which has delivered growth and profitability,” said David Lindberg, judge and Chief Executive of the Westpac Business…

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apollo rv buys out kratzmann caravans

Caravan and motorhome giant Apollo Tourism & Leisure has bought out Queensland’s Kratzmann Caravans and Clint’s Warehouse dealerships. This follows the acquisition last year of the Sydney RV Group and a 25 per cent investment in caravan-sharing online community, Camplify. Apollo Tourism & Leisure manufactures or imports and sells Winnebago, Adria and Talvor caravans and motorhomes in Australia, and also has a strong rental focus, with rental brands Apollo, Star RV, Cheapa Campa and Hippie. Apollo chief executive Luke Trouchet said the buy-out of Kratzmann Caravans in Burpengary and Loganholme, Qld, and Clint’s Caravan Warehouse in Caboolture, Qld, (together known as the ‘Kratzmann Group’) would help Apollo become a leader in the Australian RV retail market. Kratzmann Caravans was founded in 1987 by Gary Kratzmann. It currently sells Avan, Franklin, Jurgens, Essential, Goldstream, Aura…