One of the perks of working for Apollo is the opportunity to have great familiarisation trips in our top-of-the-range motorhomes.
One of our hardworking Fleet Coordinators, Aaron, recently took his family on a fun Queensland camping trip. This is his story:
I picked up my VW 6 berth Apollo Euro Deluxe from the Brisbane office on Friday afternoon. I was comprehensively shown over the brand new vehicle and pulled out into the Friday afternoon traffic to begin our adventure. After picking up my son and two daughters from their after school care we set about loading the camper with our gear and waited for my wife Lisa to arrive home from work at 5pm.
We drove out of Brisbane soon after and headed for Cotton Tree where we intended to stay. The Camper was an excellent machine on the road and ran quietly and with great power for such a heavy vehicle. We maintained good road speed in the surprisingly powerful camper and arrived in Cotton Tree shortly after 7pm after a spot of dinner on the move.
The children were watching a movie on the in-built DVD/TV most of the way. That night we were in bed early after easily assembling the beds. The children just had to organize who was going to sleep in the over-cab beds because they all wanted to. I plugged the camper into mains power before running the other appliances in the camper and everything worked perfectly.
It rained all night but the following morning was great and sunny so we elected to stay at the campsite and go swimming in the nearby river. This consumed most of the day as the children loved it. People at the campground were friendly and easy to talk to.
That night we found a local restaurant and enjoyed some champagne and good food before a short walk back to our camper and an enjoyable night in the comfort of the large and well appointed camper. The blue illuminated outside door handle was kind of cool too. Sunday dawned early and so did our kids but Lisa and I slept in while the children entertained and fed themselves before leaving the campsite at Cotton Tree and heading south towards Brisbane vowing we would return one day to this excellent campground.
The drive back was great and the large camper did shrink around you the more you drive it. It was the largest vehicle I have driven but I was happy to spend time behind the wheel. We arrived home in Brisbane and after a good clean out I returned the van to my work the following morning happy that all had gone so well.
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