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Re: Caravan shows

Post by jessdogster » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:12 pm

BandB wrote:Bev, Bev & Bev. For you and two heads. Think about it. You would be better served saving you shiny shells and pelts ( or whatever you use for currency) and flying to Melbourne or even Sydney for the BIG shows.

Plan to spend 2 -3 days and you will see everything available to the RV'r. You literally have everything laid out for you and if you're ready to spend some Australian currency ( we tend to use that up this way) you may score a great deal.

There is no hope you would ever get anything like a big show in Tassie.

Sorry, facts of life and all that. :mrgreen:

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Re: Caravan shows

Post by sheza » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:49 pm

Hi there Bev,
SURPRISE, surprise, there is a caravan/camping show on this coming weekend (6-8 September) at the Silverdome in Lonny. We only found out about it through the week. Apparently it is a combined fundraiser for the local sailing club and one of the service clubs. At least its all under cover, and the organisers have been to the 'mainland' shows to see what kind of exhibitors to have there. So we are happily trundling off to see the show. It wont be anywhere near as big as mainland ones, BUT at least someone has got their finger out and done something about it.
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Post by Frank & Brenda » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:09 pm

Hope it all goes well for you and it starts the ball rolling to more shows for you

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Post by hank » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:51 pm

Caravan show at Penrith Panthers this coming weekend as well.





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Re: Caravan shows

Post by dieseltojo » Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:24 pm

The big Caulfield show is on this year at the show grounds in Melbourne.

http://www.caravanshow.com.au/

CIL is offering a free ticket if you are a member and activate their yellow card. So two will get in for $ 20-00.

I notice that the usual old folks entry works out to be $34-00 for two, so a saving towards the train fare if that is your choice.
Any way this way, I get in for the price of a single ticket. I notice that there is no concession on that single ticket , but its ok over all.

To them what hate the show, wouldn't go in a fit, have seen it all, have everything....that's ok, don't stress. :)

Just saying I haven't been for a few years and will give it another shot at a new venue.
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Post by Frank & Brenda » Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:34 pm

We're going this year for a look see, don't need to buy anything but we haven't been for a few years

we'll be going on Saturday the 20th if anyone wants to catch up

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Post by dieseltojo » Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:41 am

Ahh, that's what I forgot, my tickets are only valid for mid week, we are going on the Friday.
Pity as i would have liked to set up a meet Frank. :)
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Post by Gerry M » Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:33 pm

dieseltojo wrote:Ahh, that's what I forgot, my tickets are only valid for mid week, we are going on the Friday.
Pity as i would have liked to set up a meet Frank. :)
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Post by jessdogster » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:08 am

We're on holidays at the time and have decided to cross the ditch and go for the first time - probably Thursday
Hey Frank, if you go on Saturday the 20th - you'll be the only one there :lol:
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Post by jessdogster » Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:43 pm

Re-crossed the ditch today after spending all Thursday and half of Friday (would not of got away with any more and was pushing it at that :shock: ) at the show. It was our first show and really enjoyed it.

Friday was spent picking up the 'bargains' including a new Hayman Reese weight distribution set-up (with free ball weight scale thrown in + freight to Tas) and some gadgets including an ezy-level - I fell for the demo display but I love gadgets! :roll:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IsuOewsPmo
which I will use with one of these - which I also picked up at the same time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4JQV15VzBc

Best vans for my taste at the show - Universal (Loved the Hollywood and Broadway), Roadstar, Roma and Royal Flair. We were particularly interested in the 22' - 24' vans with slide-outs so it was great to view the range on offer in the one spot.
Might go again next year...
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Post by dieseltojo » Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:46 pm

Some how things just arn't done right. The tickets from CIL don't allow for a pensioners deduction. But that's ok, the entry for two cost me a Princely $20-00.
I haven't been on a train in a while and that cost around $12-00 to get there on public transport for two people including "Bus to station, Tram to Melbourne, change lines at Finders St to Newmarket, tram to the show grounds. and the same all the way home like 40 kays all up.

No wonder the Guvermnt is going broke..... :)

The train though, stops right at the show , but only on Saturday and Sunday. Of course CIL offer are only valid Thurs, Fri, And Monday, Making it essential to get of the train and go by tram the last couple of kays.

Every thing comes with a twist hey!

Please don't think I am whinging here, just giving the details of what to expect. I know it might turn some off the idea of going this way....Look upon it as an adventure. If you don't you will only get lost. As the Stop for the show off the tram was not clearly posted and you better have you twits about you, or you will go past it. :)
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Re: Caravan shows

Post by dieseltojo » Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:58 pm

Hi Jdog, You beat me by a few minutes to post... :)

We had a nice few hours as we had no intent to purchase any thing and I came away with a couple of plastic wine glasses.

I am happy to see the dark wood grain walls getting the flick, but now the fashion is to go all white..... I like that some very nice laminates break that up.
I liked the Cell vans as they have curved ceilings which repel water and also add strength.

I also notice that on full height vans the separation areas go to the ceiling. That has to add a bit of rigidity to the design. But scenic and Franklin had this 20 years ago.

I thought Scenic was busted, but it was only the Dandenong yard that closed apparently. They seem to be made in Campbellfield along with the other 80% od vans in Australia.
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Post by jessdogster » Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:33 pm

G'day DT
Yep, agreed...had a good look at the Cell vans. Loved the island kitchen idea which gave a very roomy and modern feel when the big slide was moved out. These guys really know how to use space.
I also noticed the varying internal ceiling heights which obviously is not a standard measurement. I'm 6' and found that on some of the vans I felt like ducking to get under the AC units.
I really liked what manufacturers are doing with LED lighting in their vans to accentuate cupboards or design features. Majestic caravan mirrors had LEDs surrounding their mirrors with the on/off press switch as a small LED circle in the mirror itself - very tricky.
I'm now in the process of shuffling thru the 200 odd advertising brochures we collected along the way.
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Post by Jay&dee » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:46 pm

Caravan show on in Brisbane 8th to 13th June
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http://www.thegreynomads.com.au/events/ ... iday-show/
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Post by dieseltojo » Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:26 pm

I am happy to see this thread go back so far.
I see a pic of my old mate OJ still in the intro there, I used to have a good old chinwag with OZ John.
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Re: Caravan shows

Post by dieseltojo » Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:16 am

Just a reminder ...Leasurfest is on from this Thurs 6 October at the Sanddown race course in Vic.

It's a good venue for folks that side of the city as the big show from Caulfield has been moved to inner Melbourne show grounds.

I am going for a new external folding towel rack......needed an excuse. :)
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Post by TramcarTrev » Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:28 am

dieseltojo wrote: I am going for a new external folding towel rack......needed an excuse. :)
One of those concertina (scissors action) style ones???
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Post by dieseltojo » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:10 am

Hi TT,
I have a small one that you fold out from the centre and the rails slide out. Only small but very use full. looking to put one on the off side of the van as well as some times the sun is on the wrong side of the van. :)
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Re: Caravan shows

Post by dieseltojo » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:47 am

I just found a pic with the clothes line in it.
The supporting rods slide in and the thing folds in to a 50 mm width. I don't know if they are still available though.

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Re: Caravan shows

Post by Ancient Mariner » Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:49 pm

I have one in the show in the MH, great when traveling.

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