The caravan industry united to help Kids Under Cover in its fight against youth homelessness and the result was a one-of-a-kind $78,990 United Haven caravan prize which was drawn at Melbourne Leisurefest, Sandown Racecourse yesterday.
The winner was John Simmons, service manager with Thetford at Campbellfield Victoria.
Funds raised will buy studios to help early intervention at preventing homelessness among young people. This is a united effort by thecaravan industry, Nicoletta of Van Cruiser boutique custom caravans told GoSeeAustralia.
Caravanning industry joined forces to produce custom-built United Haven
That is why this 23ft custom-built caravan is called United Haven, she said as she pointed(pictured left) to the One-Off product's name at Van Cruisers Carrum Downs showroom andcamping products store.
The United Haven benefits from the collectiveexperience of its builders in the construction and fit-out of family caravans.
This is notable in theplacement of furniture and fittings in the caravan's layout.
It extends to three childrens bunkswhich include their own entertainment centres. The bunks are beside a full-size separate toilet and shower.
The adjustable shower head can be slid up or down to handle the needs of big or smaller people.
There is a big fridge and freezer, good storage space and a stove which has an oven and grill plusan electric plate and three gas jets. The electrics, throughout the caravan are well placed and easyto use and monitor.
The TV is adjustable to be easily viewed from the master bed or by familyseated around the adjustable dining table.
The Caravan Trade Industries Association of Victoria has been the voice of Victorias caravanand camping industry since 1952. Its current call to action is its Go Make Some Memoriescampaign. It was formed by a group of caravan manufacturers, hirers and private individuals witha keen interest in the 'family lifestyle' caravanning offers.
Extending this family direction the Caravan Industry Association Victoria is working with theirmembers to help prevent youth homelessness by supporting Kids Under Cover.
$78990 prize is one-of-a-kind
Editors note: PERMIT NUMBER: 11496/1435,000 tickets to sellDrawn: Sunday October 5, 2014 at 2pm.
Caravan Industry Association Members who gave direct support to the fund raising iniative were:
Van Cruiser Caravans
Royal Flair Caravans
G S Chassis