Aspiring caravanners in North Queensland now have easy access to one of one of Australia’s leading brands, Snowy River Caravans.
The Snowy River RV Townsville dealership opened on Woolcock Street, Hyde Park, in November, and Sales Executive Lee Maudsley says the award-winning brand has already been incredibly well received by locals.
“We’re already seeing strong sales, with 11 Snowy River vans sold before we had officially opened,” Lee says.
“Snowy River is a well-established brand that offers quality and value for money, and securing this brand fills a gap in the North Queensland market.
“The Snowy River Caravans suit all budgets and needs. From small couples’ caravan to family-friendly tourers, recently launched pop tops and All Terrain models, there are layout options to suit every traveller and adventurer.”
The Snowy River Caravans brand was introduced in 2015 by one of Australia’s fastest growing caravan manufacturers, Regent Caravans, whose extensive in-house knowledge and experience helped develop the brand with local conditions and savvy Australian customers in mind.
“The caravans are built to last with fibreglass reinforced composite wall panels, an aluminium frame and insulation foam sandwich panels,” explains Lee.
“These caravan bodies are constructed using state-of-the art methods in China and shipped to the Snowy River and Regent Caravans factories north of Melbourne, where appliances are installed, the suspension is fitted, electrical wiring is completed to CE certification, and the water supply is finalised to Australian Watermark standards.
“Since launching in 2015, they have won numerous awards for their innovative designs and high quality craftsmanship, including the ‘Best Value for Money’ Award from 2019 to 2022, so it’s exciting to be able to now offer this brand to North Queensland caravanners.”
Snowy River Caravans is quickly overtaking their competitors and increasing their brand exposure, most notably through their partnership with Tickford Racing to secure naming rights sponsorship of James Courtney’s No.5 Ford Mustang in the V8 Supercars.
“It’s absolutely fantastic to have our brand associated with a high profile sport such as the V8 Supercars,” enthuses Lee.
“James Courtney is a proud ambassador who is genuinely engaged with our brand, and last year he and his family enjoyed a two week caravanning trip in a Snowy River SRC22F in the lead up to the Townsville 400 event.
“ As part of Snowy River’s sponsorship, we are looking forward to welcoming James to our local dealership for our launch and signing events to meet with local fans.”
The Snowy River RV Townsville dealership has a solid foundation for success, as it is owned and operated by the experienced team from The Caravan Hub in Currajong who take pride in offering quality advice and after sales service.
“Although Snowy River RV Townsville will operate as an independent dealership, it will be well supported by The Caravan Hub management team with decades of caravanning industry experience and the after sales service our team is renowned for,” says Owner and Managing Director Josh Mullock.
“All caravan servicing and repairs will be referred to our large workshop at The Caravan Hub in Horwood Street, Currajong, where we have specialist equipment and highly trained technicians to allow us to provide all mechanical servicing and repairs on all makes and models of caravans, including Snowy River.
“The strength of our organisation structure will also enable us to facilitate travelling roadshows and attend regional caravan expos to service our primary marketing area, which extends north of Rockhampton to Far North Queensland and out west to Mount Isa.
“With every caravan we sell at The Caravan Hub and Snowy River RV Townsville, our priority is to ensure that we have helped our customer select a van that suits where they’re going and what they’re towing it with, so they can make caravanning memories without the headaches.”
Josh adds that Snowy River Caravans’ recent introduction of the standard freight levy has levelled the playing field for regional dealers.
“Our location in North Queensland has previously meant that we’ve had to pass on significant freight costs to customers, but after much lobbying, manufacturers are starting to support regional dealers by implementing a nation-wide freight subsidy which means the retail price is consistent and regional customers are not disadvantaged when they buy from their local dealer.
“This is a win for everyone involved, as it means regional dealers can offer a choice of vans for consumers, and builds a solid relationship during the customer journey so we can offer better after sales service and prompt assistance for any warranty issues that may arise.”
Join in the festivities at the Grand Opening of the Regent RV Townsville dealership:
- Friday 10 February 2023, 7.00am-9.00am – Breakfast with James Courtney, hosted by Townsville Chamber of Commerce – click here for more information and ticket bookings.
- Saturday 11 February 2023, 9.00am-1.00pm – Grand Opening, featuring a range of Regent and Snowy River Caravans – 36-48 Kings Road, Hyde Park (entrance via Woolcock Street). Click here for more info.
Read our recent article about The Caravan Hub here.