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New research shows no sign of ‘van-life’ slowing down for Queenslanders

New research shows no sign of ‘van-life’ slowing down for Queenslanders

Caravanning Queensland’s 2023 Let’s Go Queensland Caravan and Camping Supershow

Caravanning Queensland’s 2023 Let’s Go Queensland Caravan and Camping Supershow

The biggest Caravan and Camping Supershow in Queensland rolls into the Brisbane Showgrounds as RV manufacturing in Australia hits record heights

Caravanning Queensland’s 2023 Let’s Go Queensland Caravan and Camping Supershow is preparing to set up camp at the

Brisbane Showgrounds from Tuesday, June 6 to Sunday, June 11, showcasing the very latest and greatest recreational vehicles,

accessories, and modifications on offer.

Although the pandemic saw a boom in the popularity of touring our own backyard in a RV, there is no sign of ‘Van-life’ slowing down in the Sunshine State.

Queensland continues to lead the charge with the highest number of registered recreational vehicles across the country

(201,477), followed by Victoria (185,507) and New South Wales (182,764)¹.

Continuing to be a popular choice for caravan holidays, Queensland had a total of 2.3 million ‘Cara-fan’ visitors last year with visitors spending almost $2bn to support the economy².

‘Van-life’ enthusiast and CEO of Caravan Trade and Industries Association of Queensland, Jason Plant said the Supershow is

the perfect place for new and seasoned ‘Cara-fans’ to plan their next big road trip or weekend getaway.

“Attending the Supershow is a valuable experience for anyone in the market for a new RV or those looking to upgrade their

current one. Being able to see all the current options and walk through different models can help you get a better sense of the

space and features available and ultimately make an informed decision about what type of RV best suits your needs.

“The fact that all of this is available in one convenient location makes it easier to compare different options, speak with

expertsand find the best deals whilst coming away with the knowledge and tools you need to have an unforgettable adventure,”

he adds.

RV manufacturing reached the highest level of production in four decades

Australian production of caravans, motorhomes, camper trailers, tent trailers and pop tops has increased 31 per cent in the last four years³, Plant comments last year saw the largest production recorded since the 1970s.

“Combining local production with imports saw close to 50 thousand new RVs entering the Australian market in 2022, making last year the most productive year recorded in the history of RV trade in Australia.

“It’s not surprising that Australians continue to invest in RVs, as caravanning and camping remains one of the most economical and feasible holiday options.”

“There are so many wonderful destinations to discover in Queensland, residents don’t even need to venture out of their state to satisfy their travel desires,” he adds.

Safety programs to save lives

With a combination of increased RV production which resulted in an average of 2,333 new RVs hitting the road each month and a 20 per cent increase in total registrations throughout the last five years in Queensland.  Caravanning Queensland have partnered with the Queensland Government for a state-wide Caravan Safety Check Program VANSafe.

The FREE Program was established in response to the rapid rise in recreational vehicle ownership over the past few years and is designed to educate and support vehicle owners with the information they need to tow confidently, safely and compliantly.

The Supershow will be running the popular Weight and Towing Masterclasses daily giving experienced voyagers the opportunity to refresh and budding caravan aficionados’ the chance to learn vital safety information on weight distribution, correct loading, plus towing tips and tricks.

Prior to the Supershow owners of caravans, campers and motorhomes have the opportunity to register for an RV combination inspection and weigh in.  This is an educational service designed to improve safety and compliance in a designated safe zone, where no penalties will be imposed  on May 27 and 28 with bookings available here.

What’s on display each day?

The continuing popularity of ‘Van-life’ is great news for The Queensland Supershow which will offer something for everyone, showcasing the very latest models of RVs, products and technology, and include educational seminars on caravan weights and towing.

The show returns with close to 230 exhibitors, displaying the latest products and gadgets on offer, alongside all things outdoors for those seeking to opt into the RV lifestyle. On display will be the largest range of recreational vehicles in Queensland, from caravans, camper trailers, and motorhomes to tent trailers, campervans, tow vehicles and accessories.  

Gates will be open from 9:00am daily, closing at 5:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, and 6:00pm on Friday and Saturday. With FREE TransLink train and connecting shuttle bus services to the Brisbane Showgrounds there is no reason not to take the family out for a fun-filled day at Caravanning Queensland’s Caravan and Camping Supershow! Browse and snap up the latest and greatest gadgets and products suitable for any outdoor adventure need.

For tickets or more information, please visit Caravanning Queensland 

¹Caravan and Camping State of Industry 2022
²Tourism Australia Domestive overnight tourism trends 2022
³Caravan Industry Association RV Production 2022
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