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$40,000 Jayco prize package links to new products to lift Perth Caravan and Camping Show

March 13, 2013
$40,000 Jayco prize package links to new products to lift Perth Caravan and Camping Show

Industry Compliance with Australian Standards and real hands-on experience from about 250 exhibitors set the standard at the Perth Caravan and Camping Show this year from march 21 to 25.

For example the winner of Jaycos prestigious National Dealership of the Year award 17 times in the last 20 years, Jayco Caravanland, is Jaycos most awarded National Dealer. Their team is on Stands 403 and 405 The Oval at the Perth Caravan and Camping Show at the Claremont Showgrounds from March 21 to 25. Caravanland remains a true family business family owned and family focused. Caravanland has Perth's biggest range of new Jayco RV's, Used Caravans, Pop-Tops, Camper Trailers, Expanda's, Basestations and Motorhomes.

Every show visitor has a chance to win a $40,000 Jayco Caravan Package. The Perth Caravan and Camping Show in partnership with Jayco Caravanland gives visitors the chance to win a brand new Jayco Expanda Pop Top Tourer package worth $40,000.

The Jayco Expanda is a hybrid from Australia's leading Recreactional Vehicle builder. It blends the best from the Camper trailers and pop top models into one innovative design.

The Jayco Expanda has impressive internal features and it includes a range of external innovation like a Carefree Rollout Awning, LED running lights and Jaycos impressive tough shell construction.

At the Adelaide and Melbourne Caravan and Camping Supershows Jayco released its first 5th wheeler and took personal RV design forward with optional automotive style spray paint finish. The result was a showstopper on Conquest motorhomes and Sterling caravans in Melbourne.

A range of new automotive paint and graphics options make Jayco's RVs a piece of art both inside and out. In the Sterling caravan owners have the option of stylish automotive paint finishes; Dark Metallic Blue, Charcoal and Silver or Burgundy, Charcoal and Silver. Conquest Motorhome owners can have their dream RV finished in Burgundy, Charcoal and Silver.

The Perth show presents the latest caravans, 5th Wheelers, motorhomes, camper trailers, tent trailers, rooftop campers and slide-on models from leading manufacturers and dealers. There is a massive range of caravan, camping and 4WD accessories which include kayaks, solar panels, satellite systems, fishing gear and swags at show prices.

This year the Perth caravan and Camping Show zooms in on entertainment for everyone. So there is action stuff like snatch strap vehicle and camper trailer recovery demonstrations, reversing lessons, cookery demonstrations and a variety of free seminars daily.

Speakers like Sid Whiting and his wife Sandie have covered over 150,000km towing their caravan around Australia.

Fresh design from Jayco. 021
Fresh design from Jayco. 021

Sids Long Haul Caravanning seminar from Thursday to Sunday at 1pm in the Ellie Eaton Pavilion touches on many aspects of caravanning and motorhoming, from how to choose the right rig (they got it horribly wrong first time around), through setting it up with the best mix of tools and equipment, to some of the things that can go wrong, how things work, and what its like out there.

Questions from the floor are encouraged. Each seminar is different, with something for everyone from new chums to old hands. Whether its fishing, cooking, hitching, photography, security, electric brakes, or ants in the caravan.

St John Ambulance WA covers Remote First Aid in a seminar designed for people travelling or working in remote areas.

A St John Ambulance first aid trainer presents a 20 minute lecture at the Show daily on:

Managing the remote first aid situation.

Infection control and hygeine.

Basic life support.

Bites, stings and allergic reaction.

Environmental conditions.

Casualty movement.

Safety and survival.


Rescue and evacuation preparation.

An experienced trainer will also be on hand at the St John Ambulance stand no. 95 in the Lifestyle Pavilion to answer questions on first aid.

These essential first aid seminars are at noon each day in the Ellie Eaton Pavilion.

Agnes of GSA  puts a hearty DreamPot meal together
Agnes of GSA puts a hearty DreamPot meal together

The Show is a great value family fun day out. Entry for children under 16 is free and free kids activities include a rock climbing wall, bungee and face painting. On Saturday and Sunday there is free family entertainment. Parents can relax and enjoy a break while the kids enjoy supervised activities.

Matt Williams takes up travelling with family in his seminar at 11am in the Ellie Eaton pavilion.

The seminar comes from his personal experiences travelling around Australia as a family with a three and five year old for 18 months, the seminar will be about sharing this life changing adventure.

Matt provides practical ideas and tips on how to best enjoy one of lifes greatest opportunities.

He talks about -

Making the life changing decision and considering the options.

Preparing to travel with children.

What to do on the road / What to look out for.

Home schooling.

Responsibilities and rewards.

Matt Williams is the General Manager of Getaway Outdoors and he has worked in the outdoor leisure industry in a variety of roles over the last 15 years.

Matt and his wife Kristy have two children, Jack (9) and Ashlee (7).

Complete Camper with almost everything. 041
Complete Camper with almost everything. 041

The TyreSafe Australia seminar at 2pm daily in the Ellie Eaton Pavilion on tyre maintenance address the safety and maintenance . Consider the potential outcomes of a tyre bursting on a caravan whilst travelling at 100kmh.

There are easy ways to maintain tyres, there are numerous safety tips that will help travellers enjoy the holiday rather than curse the tyre. Questions about the performance of tyres are welcomed,

TyreSafe Australia is not involved in tyre supply so has no allegiance with any brand.

Adam Gosling is a long term tyre industry member. His international experience has spanned several continents and involved management of the tyres on large fleets. He has trained with major factories, sits on Australian Standards committees and is an active member of industry working groups for tyre fitter training and tyre safety.

The Lifestyle Generation, or L GEN are healthy, like-minded people who are freeing up their time and money to travel, invest or just enjoy life. And they are doing it by downsizing and moving to a National Lifestyle Village.

Listen to four guest speakers, who share the philosophy behind National Lifestyle Villages and benefits of living in the village.from 3pm in the Ellie Eaton Pavilion.

Exhibitors show world class innovation in products. AL-KO has started a progressive roll-out of its

Clearview towing mirrors on the GSA Cruiser
Clearview towing mirrors on the GSA Cruiser

AL-KO Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Certified Installer Network nationally, which will be trained in the installation of the product to existing caravans.

AL-KO ESC is also available for installation on new caravans.

In a world first innovation similar to ESC in cars, AL-KO ESC automatically responds to the driving behaviour of the caravan by monitoring for any dangeroyus sideways movements and takes preventative action to stabilise the caravan.

Clearview, Australias only full replacement towing mirror, is especially designed for towing caravans, boats, horse floats and large trailers. They are a larger set of side mirrors on a sturdy extension slide, which can be extended out for towing and pushed back in when not required.

Electrically operated, they bolt onto the car in exactly the same position as existing mirrors using existing bolt holes and electrical plugs. They are now available for a range of popular tow tugs including the latestFord PX Ranger.

Easy Offroad are the WA Dealer for the Award Winning range of Offroad Camper Trailers from Complete Campsite. On display at this years show are the Soft Floor Kakadu, the impressive hard floor Fraser and the unique and stylish Exodus Hybrid Camper.

AL-KO test rig on Sandown Raceway back straight
AL-KO test rig on Sandown Raceway back straight

Ozpig is on stand 523 in the Outside Area. This is camp cooking in the five star class. Its practical, easy to use, safe and portable too. The Ozpig is a fire safety conscious product.

DreamPot has three quality models available. The DreamPot thermalcooker saves power big time,has a five year warranty, monthly eNewseltters, comprehensive cookbooks and after sales service. The DreamPot team is on Stand 22 to 24 in the Silver Jubilee Pavilion.

Thetford is on Stand 59 and 60 in the Silver Jubilee Pavilion. The international Award winning company has produced the elegant Excellence Porta Potti which takes camping hygiene and design to new levels. There is an Information Article about the Excellence and its award performance on the GSA Home Page.

All Boats and Caravans maybe the new kids on the block as far as caravan sales are concerned. They started trading in the boating industry over eight years ago as a marine dealer and within that short time have become one of the biggest dealerships in Australia.

All Boats and Caravans say their success is not only because of dedicated customer service, they understand that quality products and value for money played a major role. They are very fussy about the brands they brands they offer clients. So after researching the Australian caravan industry they went with three brands:
Seachange Caravans: built by the legendary Haines Company these caravans are built to last and designed for serious off road touring.
Aussie Wide Caravans: A Melbourne based company which prides itself for producing a quality built caravan with innovative decor and design.
Western Caravans: WA's own locally built caravan offering exceptional value for money.

Affordable Caravan Storage is on a four hectare (ten acre) property in Forrestdale a suburb in Perth's south east, 25 minutes from Perth's CBD. Phil Morgan, his wife Carmel and son Michael live on the property which gives greater security and means that clients deal with the owners of the business.
There is a place for:
Caravans - All sizes.
Boats - large and small (as long as it is on a trailer).
Mobile homes - large and small.
Trailers - any size.
5th Wheelers.
Buses - small and medium size.
Cars and 4-wheel drives.

South Australian owned and operated Eagle Trailers and Campers specialises in the sale of quality trailers and campers.
Trailers are hot dipped galvanised to prevent rust. Australia wide delivery is available. Eagle Trailers and Campers cage trailers come standard with a 900mm cages. They can also custom build trailers.

Their 10x5 and 8x5 tipping trailers are capable of either 2000kg or 3000kg capacity. Camper trailers are cost efficient, easy to use and easy to store when they are not being used. The high-end models are comfortable with ammenties which help owners feel right at home on the road.

Paradise Motor Homes based in Biggera Waters on the Gold Coast, Queensland has a production facility designed to meet the high demand for their new price-competitive Integrity Series.
The company says they have combined Paradise's superior construction and build quality to produce vastly superior, low cost motorhomes in a price range from $162 to $224,000.
News for those who want to trade is the new 15,000sqm Paradise RV Sales and Service Division which offers new and used sales. The range available is from 5 Star Luxury to a budget savvy option or a motorhome that is compact and practical.

A1 Caravans and RV Store Plus stock all the big brands in caravan parts and accessories including Dometic, Camec, Coast to Coast, Australian RV, Waeco, Suburban and Carefree. Full expert RV and caravan accessories installation includes roll out awnings, air conditioners, spare parts, diesel and gas heaters and hot water services. A1 Caravans are also agents for Blue Sky Caravans appointed by Bellarine Caravans Geelong who make and sell the Blue Sky line of vans.

GoSeeAustralia now has a Blue Sky among our RV's.

The current line up of Bailey Australia Caravans models the Orion, Pegasus and Unicorn all feature the Alu-Tech body shell design. The Bailey development team has produced a construction system that is so unique that it has necessitated the commissioning of over 100 bespoke tools to build it and that features a design said to be so advanced that it has five new patents pending.

The result, Bailey says, is the first all-weather, all terrain touring caravan. Bailey says it is more robust and durable than conventional caravan but lighter at the same time. Caravans come with a 10 year body shell integrity guarantee.

The Alu-Tech desgn brief was to develop a constrcution system which produces a caravan that is more weather proof. Warm and dry. More robust. More durable. More aerodynamic and inherently more stable. But all this without a weight penalty. Panel thickness is sides 37mm, ceiling 37mm and floor 44mm, Bailey says.

This means the touring caravan has strcutral support supplied by external framework.

Five part panels as opposed to nine part panel assembly system.

Panels made using superior bead application laminating technology for a stronger more consisten bond.

Panels cloaked in a single sheet Impact resistant 3000 Series aluminium skin.

Integral bonded windows and exterior service doors provide additional structural support.

Impact resistant paint protection film applied to caravan lower front.

Supa RV Australia manufactures and distributes caravan annexes, awnings, poles, fittings and other accessories.

It is a family business which has been operating and supplying quality camping gear for more than 15 years.

The family are enthusiastic campers and their personal experiences with the failure of poorly designed, poorly made camping gear has been the inspiration for many of the innovative Supa-Peg designs.

General admission price for the show is $18, Concession $12 and Children under 16 free.


The Perth Caravan Camping Show takes place from the 21st 25th March 2013.

To avoid queuing for tickets on the gates it is recommended that ticket be purchased in advance for fast track entry.

The Show is open -.

Thursday 9.30am 5.30pm

Friday 9.30am 5.30pm

Saturday 9.30am 5.30pm

Sunday 9.30am 5.30pm

Monday 9.30am 2.00pm


Claremont Showground, Claremont, WA 6010

Contact CIAWA suite 10, 383 Hay St Perth WA 6000. Phone 08 9221 6362.


For ticket phone 08.8121.9324

Getting to The Claremont Showgrounds

Claremont Showground is located just 10 minutes for Perths CBD and easily accessible by public transport. The Showgrounds has its own train station.

Visit for further information on how to get to the Showgrounds.


There is free parking available onsite at Claremont Showground.

There are a number of parking spaces with entry via Graylands Road (Gate 5) or Ashton Avenue (Gate 8). Parking is also available in the parking area near the train line, entrance off Shenton Road.

Please be aware of local parking signs erected around Claremont Showground and be courteous of local residents by not parking on their front verges. The Town of Claremont Rangers patrol the area for cars parked illegally. Please read parking signs to avoid a fine.

Acrod Parking

Dedicated parking bays are limited so arrive early to avoid disappointment. There is also a drop off/pick up point outside Gate 1 entrance which may be used.

Acrod Parking will be available near the Silver Jubilee Pavilion (Gate 5), entrance off Graylands Road and also at Arena Entry Gate, entrance off Ashton Avenue. There is also marked Acrod Parking outside Gate 1 in the Town of Claremont marked bays and in a small car park near the subway on the corner of Graylands Road and Shenton Road.

Roast chicken in OzPig powered camp oven
Roast chicken in OzPig powered camp oven