Organizer Caravanning Queensland said the final caravan supershow for Australia had been a success for punters and exhibitors.
The caravan committee in the Sunshine State said the 2022 Let’s Go Queensland Caravan & Camping Supershow, which ran for six days at the Brisbane Showgrounds in early June, received national sales records for many of the show’s 200-odd exhibitors.
MDC, a prominent Chinese importer of RVs, got plenty of orders because of the largest displays at the show, including around seven of its latest 15th-anniversary models, according to a report.
“I’m very happy with the results from the show and proud of what my team achieved this year, setting an all-time national sales record for MDC,” Managing Director Vaughan Hindley said.
Queensland dealer for Lotus and Essential caravans and Lumberjack camper trailers, Lawrence RV, said it sold more caravans and campers at the show than expected.
“We experienced our best turnout yet and broke the record for Lotus caravan sales with 60 new purchases, and sold 97 vans in total across the show and our other brands,” Lawrence RV owner Jason Lawrence said.
Caravanning Queensland Trade CEO Jason Plant stayed upbeat regarding the growing Australian RV industry, despite recent challenges like rising interest rates and fuel prices.
“We are expecting the next 12 to 18 months to be very strong for the industry, as some dealers and manufacturers announce record sales resulting from this year’s show,” Plant said.
“Even with international borders now open, caravanning continues to be the top holiday option for Aussies, evident by these record sales, which is great news for the wider tourism industry here in Queensland and across Australia.”
Some big RV brands, including Kedron and New Age Caravans, were not at the event. However, Caravanning Queensland said the event still recorded a total attendance of over 40,000 people, almost identical to the 40,440 people in 2021 and the 40,500 people in 2019.
This article originally appeared on Caravan Camping Sales.