Caravan and Camping show--Melbourne

Submitted: Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 09:08
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Hi all
Invested a day (again...) in wandering around Caulfield yesterday. Not much new in camper trailers-- just fine tuning options etc. Trak Shak obviously not pushing their Campomatics with only 1 there and "out the back".
Lots of displays selling "stuff" that we can't do without.
Heaps of upmarket mobile mansions.
Not much in the way of obvious discounts. Got a whole $50 off the generator but then it cost me $10 in fuel to get there and $15 to get in.....
Didn't go to any of the presentations.
Lots of people there enjoying the great Melb weather. Beggar of a place to park, especially if, like me, you like to get there just before 11.00 am to park for free. Well it did save me $5.00.
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Reply By: Mr Z - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 20:22

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 20:22
which genny did you get?

i'm in the market for a honda eu10i

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Follow Up By: RustyHelen - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 20:49

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 20:49
Hi Z
Yamaha was the choice. Reason?? Nice calming blue colour instead of aggressive red.....
Actually a couple of dollars, slightly bigger fuel tank, 2dba lower noise and the advice from someone who sells both plus two cheaper models ( but then maybe he makes a bigger margin from Yamaha, and yes I am a cynic....)
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Reply By: Jimbo - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 20:57

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 20:57
hey Crusty,

You and Truckster ought to get together.

The child would be the most uplifting, postive, optimist known to mankind.

After all, two negatives produce a positive according to mathematical principles LOL
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 21:18

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 21:18
not with a two axis map (X and Y plane)....still equals a negative in both axis, with the absolute value of the vector being FURTHER away from zero than before.
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Reply By: Gerhardp1 - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 21:15

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 21:15
Bargains won't usually be had on the first day of a 6 day show.

The last day, when they are all too tired to want to pack up what they've got left, then they might sell something at cost.

But by then what you want might be gone!

Also don't forget that the cost of hiring a stall/stand at one of these shows is astronomical, and on the first days the business owner will be wondering why he bothered and if he will recoup the cost. Anyone who comes along and wants something at a silly price will rightly be given short shrift.
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Follow Up By: Robbo3 - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 09:20

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 09:20
You've really summed these shows up. They cost a bomb and someone has to pay for the rent. There are usually show specials that the stall holder will still give you in a couple of weeks.

I am going to buy a camper in next month or so and will visit the show then go around to a few of the companies that are not exhibiting to check VALUE for my buck.

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Reply By: The Fox - Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 15:15

Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 15:15
Interesting obeservation about Trak Shak, although you'd probably get the same response from Holden if you asked them about the new Ford.

Trak Shak have nought to with Campomatic, they just happend to be sited adjacent to each other, hence i would not expect him to "push their Campomatics".

Great show if you're in the market for a new van or camper trailer - heaps to see in one location.

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