Brisbane caravan and camping show

Submitted: Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 08:26
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Hi everyone,

We went to the caravan and camping show yesterday here in Brisbane. We hadn't
been for 3 yrs. We were expecting to perhaps see new things. However we felt that there were not as many exhibitors at the show as in previous yrs. We did think that perhaps numbers were down of visitors too.
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Reply By: Whitewulf - Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 12:40

Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 12:40
Planning to head out to the show on Sunday.
Has a few lectures I wanted to sit in on.
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Reply By: Member Boroma 604 - Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 13:03

Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 13:03
Gooday,
Went for a few hours Wednesday afternoon and agree, but then I missed last year. Slide Outs seemed the be the flavour of the month with smaller Motor Campers/Motor Homes.
Thought one of the best buys were the Towing Mirrors on the Camec stand. They area clone of the "Visoin Plus" they used to sell from America, far superior to any of the other look-a-likes at $139-00 a pair a fabulous buy . Good mirrors are so important.
Also Trail-A- mate Jacks for 280-00 at a couple of stands, and Couple Mates on another for $40-00, both items terrific value for anybody towing something.

Bit disappointed to see Ananconda in such a big way, once again working hard to extinguish the smaller operators. Other than that plenty of gadgets if you think you need them, fortunately we have been there done that, and this time were able to reminisce about what we had bought in the past and discarded again.
Cheers,
Boroma604.


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Reply By: Member Boroma 604 - Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 13:05

Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 13:05
Gooday again,

Forgot to mention Free train from Roma St, Brunswick St and Central Stations, takes a lot of the pain out of it.
Cheers,
Boroma604.
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Follow Up By: Andrea11 - Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 13:24

Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 13:24
Hi,

I agree totally there didn't seem to be many of the smaller vendors there as in past yrs....The train made a huge difference from Roma St.

Andrea
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Reply By: Isuzumu - Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 13:22

Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 13:22
Was there myself yesterday, have not been for about three years myself either, looked pretty much the same expect for the prices up up up. Went to look at buying a new Cub Spacevan Drover, been doing some research on them for problems and the ones I have found have not been rectified but they now cost $39,990 think that is up a bit. Oh and the cost of food there is outrageous.
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Follow Up By: Andrea11 - Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 13:32

Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 13:32
Hi Bruce,

I agree prices have increased hugely. The last time we went was in 2007 and we bought leg treads for our caravan at a cost of $23.00 from the camec stall. Three yrs later the same treads at the same store were almost $60.00....

Andrea
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Follow Up By: G.T. - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010 at 15:39

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010 at 15:39
You are right on about the price of food there. The wife and I paid $20.00 for four sandwiches and two cups ( paper) of coffee. We went to our local bowling club on Sunday night and we had two steak meals that cost us $20.00 each. We went on Monday, by 1.00pm it was too much push and shove for us, so we called it a day. The train service was good though .Regards G.T.
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Reply By: Member - Amy G (QLD) - Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 18:36

Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 18:36
We're off to it on Sunday- just a look really as we definitely don't need a thing!
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Reply By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 20:05

Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 20:05
we are heading there tomorrow about lunch time......just for a sticky beak :-)
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