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250 BIG4 delegates browse industry growth pointers

October 17, 2006
 250 BIG4 delegates browse industry growth pointers

Mitsubishi has a conservative approach to its vehicles towing caravans Sales Development Manager Paul Kennedy told GoSeeAustralia today as he got plenty of interest in a big, brutally black Mitsubishi Pajero at the BIG4 Holiday Parks Conference at Melbournes Sofitel where the Pajero is part of the Industry displays.

We recommend about 250kg weight on the towball. I know that the Pajero will pull much more than that but we consider what can happen, he said.

It is possible that the Pajero handbrake might be called on to hold its own weight plus that of a 2500kg caravan on a steep slope. We have to know it will do that, he told GoSeeAustralia.

We would not want to see a Pajero used to pull a three tonne tractor on a trailer, he said

The Pajero is a smart 4WD with self-defenses engineered into its systems. When towing pressures raise temperatures too high it shuts down turbo boost and takes a breather. It will help an inexperienced driver and select a lower gear to help the cool down. Not that that should ever be an issue as the Triptronic shift allows complete control of the right cogs for all occasions.

The industry displays always reflect caravan park direction at any caravan park conference.

Jumping Pillows are soft fun for all and now the biggest Jumping Pillow in the world is to be found at Cairns Coconut Caravan Resort.

The 250 delegates from all over Australia have a selection of options for their Holiday Parks which runs from barbecues to tailored insurance.

Cabins, what to buy, how big? How much? The market is on the move throughout Australia and GoSeeAustralia is tracking this big earner for caravan parks.

Jumping Pillows put the worlds biggest example of inflated fun into Cairns Coconut Resort
Jumping Pillows put the world's biggest example of inflated fun into Cairns Coconut Resort

At the Club Car stand Abbey told us that battery power is beautiful. Sure you could use the golf buggy to ride the course, but caravan park owners and their staff can ride their own range. Plug in the wet cell batteries to a 240 volt charger for eight hours and power away to a days work.

GoSeeAustralia did a double take on the price which Abbey says is $4500 (basic) to $6500 (with tray).

Caravan parks have certainly come a long, long way, from a clapped out work Ute crashing about with tin rubbish bins.

Abbey from Club Car says between $4500 and $6500 with the lot gets a buggy in your life
Abbey from Club Car says between $4500 and $6500 with the lot gets a buggy in your life
BIG4 Conference first timer Karina Atkinson from Tropical Wanderer Resort Qld chats with  GoSeeAustralias Agnes Hellwig
BIG4 Conference first timer Karina Atkinson from Tropical Wanderer Resort Qld chats with GoSeeAustralia's Agnes Hellwig
GoSee Australias Editor should be horsewhipped according to Cheryle of Sensis
GoSee Australia's Editor should be horsewhipped according to Cheryle of Sensis
Power talks at Tower
Power talks at Tower

With support like this Sandra Watts of Welcome Stranger cant go wrong
With support like this Sandra Watts of Welcome Stranger can't go wrong
Tim Bone centre from  BIG 4 Anglesea joins a heavy discussion
Tim Bone centre from BIG 4 Anglesea joins a heavy discussion
Insurance - certainly sir I will just check your credentials
Insurance - certainly sir I will just check your credentials
In the starting stalls Big4 Conference  Sofitel Melbourne
In the starting stalls Big4 Conference Sofitel Melbourne
BIG4 CEO Terry Goodall left on coffee break
BIG4 CEO Terry Goodall left on coffee break
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