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Unexpected ideas catch imagination at memorable Caulfield Supershow showcase 

March 12, 2013
Unexpected  ideas catch imagination at memorable Caulfield Supershow showcase

You just have to love the unexpected ideas which are to be seen at Caravan and Camping Supershows like Caulfield.

This year the Caulfield experience has reached full house. CIAT Victoria President Peter May told GoSeeAustralia that the exhibitor shutters are up. There is no more room at the inn.

The practical matters of refining the Supershow now focus on how best to give showgoers full value. That now includes the challenge that it is really a stretch to see all that is on offer in one day. So already there is a rebound pass available for people who prefer to spread their show browsing over more than one day.

As GoSee wandered about with camera we met Australia exhibitors, who have a go with new products.

For example Neil and Lyn May displayed a two-seater fishing kayak which adds sail power to pedals and paddles. The mast and sail are unstayed and reef on a drum furler which is built into the rotating mast. Oh, yes this is an original. It is a trimaran too with clever folding outriggers.

Neil said he had never sailed until he climbed aboard this interesting hybrid angling rig.

The yachtie in your correspondent likes the look of the design from Hobie. Among the many rapid sailcraft which have been part of GSA's fun and games experience was a Hobie 16 surf catamaran.

Exciting bit of kit riding the trapeze wire on a reach and the hybrid Hobie canoe among the Caulfield exhibits is in the same mould and no slouch under sail. Neil says that when he used his GPS as a yardstick he found he was sailing at 21kmh. Now that is easy Eco-friendly travel.

Australias leading RV builder Jayco included the Work N Play in its many product offerings. This is pure practical thought. The caravan is a travelling office, load carrier, accommodation for up to four with kitchen and aircon.

Jayco's Touring Sales Manager Scott Jones understands the market shifts. His team also offered a useful Swift camper which was a pointer to the impressive Jayco display supported by the first Jayco 5th Wheeler, the keenly priced Starcraft and a range of Sterlings with slide-outs.

Avida, builder of Winnebago Australia showed its leading motorhome designs which include the European look Eyre and the popular Esperance.

John Ward, first time exhibitor at Caulfield, offers caravan secure storage in the Yarra Valley and got unexpected interest from Tasmanians with touring plans looking for a base for their RV on the Mainland.

Gary Gardiner of Hayman Reese walked crowds through how Weight Distribution Hitches (WDH) makes towing safer supported by a reality display which used a Ford Territory as the tow tug and provided actual weight figures as Gary and team set up the towing safety system.

The new range of Goldstream Campers drew steady crowds throughout the show.

Allan and Lindi Rush of Thermal Cookware have an interesting new recipe book called Freedom with Flavor which has GoSee ready to rock with the Shuttle Chef thermal cooker which is part of the GoSeeAustralia travelling kit.

There is a Vegetarian and Sides series of recipes. Beans and Pulses includes a chickpea and potato Curry For the traditional diners Spiced Beef should be experienced. Allan and Lindi had an example they had 'prepared earlier' when GoSee spoke with them at Caulfield. In a word, like the Supershow it was - memorable.

Jaycos practical Work N PLay is a travelling office with accomodation and kitchen
Jaycos practical Work N PLay is a travelling office with accomodation and kitchen

Jayco practical Work  and Play at Caulfield
Jayco practical Work and Play at Caulfield
Excellent accommodation in the Avida Eyre
Excellent accommodation in the Avida Eyre
Jaycos Touring  Sales Manager Scott Jones has a firm grasp on RV value
Jayco's Touring Sales Manager Scott Jones has a firm grasp on RV value
Jayco Swift Show price  hard to beat
Jayco Swift Show price hard to beat
CIAVic President Peter May
CIAVic President Peter May
Comfortable double Jayco 5th wheeler
Comfortable double Jayco 5th wheeler
Complete Camper with just about everything
Complete Camper with just about everything
John Ward offers caravan storage.
John Ward offers caravan storage.
Gary Gardiner of Hayman Reese shows how WDH works
Gary Gardiner of Hayman Reese shows how WDH works
New range of Goldstream campers
New range of Goldstream campers
Starcraft another winner for Jayco
Starcraft another winner for Jayco
Avida Eyre is a streamlined motorhome with European looks  141
Avida Eyre is a streamlined motorhome with European looks 141
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