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Platinum challenge to the motorhome market at Brisbane Caravan  Show

June 05, 2007
Platinum challenge to the  motorhome market at Brisbane Caravan  Show

Jayco shows a Platinum challenger to the motorhome market for the first time at the Queensland Caravan Camping & Touring Holiday Show today.

The Platinum will strut its stuff at the Motorhome & Campervan Show at the RNA Showgrounds, Gregory Terrace, Fortitude Valley until Tuesday June 12.

The Platinum is an extension of the niche 2006 Euro edition Conquest motorhome.

Jayco says the Platinum is the complete package and sets a new industry benchmark for all round quality, comfort and style.

Built on a Fiat Ducato, the Platinum has a 3 litre turbo Diesel 115Kw and 400Nm engine. Easy to handle, the vehicle has the power to traverse demanding terrains. Jayco claims fuel economy of about 12 litres per 100 kilometres.

The Platinum's features include power and adjustable steering, ABS brakes, driver and passenger air bags, electric windows and mirrors, trip computer, cruise control, laminated windscreen, and keyless central locking.

The vehicles metallic silver Fiat cab, cab surrounds and ABS side skirts give it a unique automotive finish and designer alloy wheels add to its exterior. The Platinum is also available in white, and is produced in two body style designs: the High Roof (which enables additional sleeping) and the Low Roof (which provides more storage space and offers less wind resistance).

The interior has Euro-style wood panelling and leather upholstery in both the front and rear seating areas. The front passengers seat swivels into the vehicles lounge area.

The Platinum comes with an extensive range of appliances which include a large 150 litre fridge a Smev full 4 burner oven with separate griller, a reverse cycle air conditioner, CD, MP3, DVD Player, and the new Sphere Flat Screen TV.

The Platinum has an electric awning (at the touch of a button, the awning canopy simply winds up). External speakers allow kick back, coverage for favourite music.

Safety and security features include:

A reversing screen with two cameras to assist the drivers rear vision.

Double glazed windows, with separate flyscreens and UV protected blinds.

A Roamsafe security door which provides full security while allowing maximum ventilation.

Child restraint anchorage points fitted to additional seats.

The Platinum retails at $114,900, it comes with a 3 Year 200,000 km warranty and Roadside Assistance.

The Queensland Caravan, Camping and Touring Holiday Show covers the budget camper through to the deluxe motorhome devotee. The show covers an estimated 70,000 sq m at Brisbanes RNA Showgrounds.

The overall show will include about 300 exhibitors showcasing the latest innovations, services, and destinations, along with informative and entertaining seminars and displays.

The Motorhome and Campervan Show runs in conjunction with the Caravan Camping Show, giving visitors two shows for the one admission price.

Visitors to this years show will also have the opportunity to win a Coromal caravan and a Galaxy caravan from Brisbane Recreational Vehicles.

Last year about 70,000 people visited the show.

Transport: Trains to Brunswick Street station with free shuttle buses to the show. Other bus services to the Old Museum Corner.

Where: RNA Showgrounds, Gregory Terrace, Fortitude Valley.

Show visitors get a comprehensive free colour guide of the show at the gate.

Dates Times

Wednesday 6th June to Tuesday 12th June

10am to 6pm daily except Tuesday, show closes at 4pm

Venue: RNA Showgrounds, Gregory Terrace, Fortitude Valley

Admission Costs:

Adults - $12

Concession (Aged Invalid only - does not include Seniors Cards) - $7

Accompanied School age children - No Charge

Take the train: To Brunswick Street Station then the free shuttle bus to the show. Other bus services will drop off at the Old Museum Corner. Parking is available off-street at the showgrounds, entry via O'Connell Terrace.