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Record 88,237 NSW Caravan and Camping Supershow draws strong audience of forward planners

April 14, 2010
Record 88,237 NSW Caravan and Camping Supershow draws strong audience of forward planners

Towing safety and 4WD training husband and wife combination Julie and John Eggenhuizen were a unique combination at the record-breaking the NSW Caravan and Camping Supershow at Sydney's Rosehill Racecourse asattracted a stream of show-goers with plans to hit the road in 2011.

88,237 visitors used the NSWSupershow to get their Australian road touring plans on the road NSW Supershow organisers told GoSee today. A big section of the crowds were younger with young children and a keen interest in campers and smaller caravans.

Julie and John Eggenhuizen are a good fit for this group as Johnaims to preserve marriages and sanity in caravan towing safety and Julie has 25 years of out there 4WD knowhow with John and their three children along for the ride.

With Australia's inland blooming as rains send plant and animal life into overdrive Julie's 4WD Getabout Adventuresis ready to roll on a Darling River Run experience from September 13 to 20 which will take advantage of this one in 100 year event.

Julie and Johnwere among NSW Supershowpresenters at the free daily seminars for visitors to the show.

The seminars were presented by a variety of experienced speakers and provide travellers with practical tips and hints about touring New South Wales and Australia.

Between 1pm - 1.45pm John Eggenhuizen of the multi-award winning company Tow-Ed discussed tips and techniques for towing safely titled Preserving your sanity.

John Eggenhuizen is a senior instructor at Tow-Ed, a multi award winning company that teaches people how to tow.

John imparts a swag of tips and techniques on how to tow safely.

He will talked on: Tyres. Mirrors. Braking Systems. Weight Distribution Hitches and Traffic Management

Between 3pm 3.45pm Julie Eggenhuizen - Owner and General Manager of Getabout Adventures presented Exploring Australia by 4WD.

Julie, with her husband John and three children has travelled to some of the most rugged and remote parts of Australia.

Julie has a wealth of secrets she has learnt over the last 25 years of travelling and camping around Australia by 4WD.

As the head of Australias largest 4WD training organisation, Julie is one of the leading 4WD trainers in the country.

Towball eases  under the hitch Tow-Ed Course Sandown Park 20.01.2010 100
Towball eases under the hitch Tow-Ed Course Sandown Park 20.01.2010 100

She will covered subjects including;

Vehicles and Vehicle Setup.

Where to go and when.

Tips for those just starting out as well as old hands.

A visual journey to some of Australia's best, and little known 4WD destinations.

Take the Towing Challenge

Tow-ed Caravan Towing demonstrations held every day in the driveway area of the Grand Ave carpark were full-on. The towing challenge to show visitors, it is a reversing challenge with Tow-Ed supplying the vehicle and caravan.

Therewere prizes for success and towing course discount vouchers for any not so successful!

NSW Caravan Camping RV Supershow visitorstook the challenge every hour on the hour from 11am to 3pm daily. There was towing demonstrations and course information all day. Tow-Ed, of Prospect NSW, is the Best Product or Service Provider for 2009 in NSW. Tow Ed was named winner at the annual Caravan and Camping Industry Association of NSW (CCIA) Awards of Excellence.

Snatch strap recovery training. Getabout 4WD course.
Snatch strap recovery training. Getabout 4WD course.

GoSee believes that everyone who tows or uses a 4WDshould complete an RTO controlled competency-based course.

GoSee thinks the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) factor is essential. Quality tells and Tow-Ed is a CCIANSW Industry Award winner. GoSee does not believe a training course of any kind is worth much without RTO credibility at its core.

Which is a major factor in the recent completion of the SRODRV001B 4WD course by GoSee staff with Tow-Ed's off-road arm Getabout Training Services. GoSee has three 4WD's and a Sports Utility Vehicle in its towing team.

We use these vehicles because they are heavier than the caravans they tow and have the grunt for the job. GoSee does not use them just because they are 4WD.

GoSee feels that if you have a 4WD it should be understood and used to its safe optimums.

We think this also applies to all those who tow caravans, trailers, motorhomes, campervans and 5th wheelers as they require educated techniques to manage them safely.

ContACT and Disco enjoy the day. Tow-Ed Course Sandown Park 20.01.2010 114
ContACT and Disco enjoy the day. Tow-Ed Course Sandown Park 20.01.2010 114

GoSee believes that many accidents and fatalities can be avoided with skills learned through RTO training.

The NSW Caravan and Camping Supershow at Sydney's Rosehill Racecourse ran from Saturday, April 17 to Sunday, April 25 withan impressive range of Recreational Vehicles (RVs) from $40,000 through to $600,000.

At the Grand Avenue end of Rosehill Racecourse (including the Grand Pavilion building) there were more than 100 motorhome, campervan, slide-on and 5th wheeler exhibits.

The NSW Caravan and Camping Supershowwas also a complete holiday guide to Australia with more than 100 destination displays from every state on stands on the indoor levels.

Organisers said the variety of caravans, pop-tops, campers, motorhomes, campervans, slide ons, fifth wheelers, camper trailers, tent trailers and tentswas the most comprehensive in Australia.

The J.R Fleming stand at the NSW Supershowprovided four indoor levelsto house a range of holiday park and destination displays to allow pre-planning of an Australian holiday adventure.

Tent City with more than 100 tents on display had everything from swags and tents through to camping equipment and navigation gadgets.

Camper trailerswere found around the show and also in pavilions at the southern end.


www.supershow.com.au or 1902 220 299 (call costs 39c per minute, higher for mobiles)

Hold the line. GoSee Sahara  on Getabout 4WD course.
Hold the line. GoSee Sahara on Getabout 4WD course.
The dual-axle Roma tracks back true. Tow-Ed Course Sandown Park 20.01.2010 110
The dual-axle Roma tracks back true. Tow-Ed Course Sandown Park 20.01.2010 110
Tow-Ed instructor Mark walks Roma back with push - pull  commands.
Tow-Ed instructor Mark walks Roma back with push - pull commands.
Getabout 4WD course. As slow as possible. Touch the brakes
Getabout 4WD course. As slow as possible. Touch the brakes
Getabout 4WD course. Hill ahead low range drive in GoSee Sahara automatic
Getabout 4WD course. Hill ahead low range drive in GoSee Sahara automatic
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