Letter Sent to Existing Camper Owners Upon Purchase of "Carry Me Camper" November 2014
To All our Future “Carry Me Camper” Family and Suppliers
Just a “quick” introduction! As very affectionately mentioned by Phil and Sandy, we are Wayne and Marg Jackson. We live in Murray Bridge, SA – have 2 children, Guy, our son 20, who is heavily involved in the management of our 4x4 business & Kirsty 17, who is currently undertaking year 12 and off to Uni in 2015 – so we enter a new phase as we approach becoming “empty nesters” and start getting away with just the two of us! We enjoy an active, busy lifestyle which includes all sorts of outdoor activities and challenges. We love nothing better than getting away to enjoy and appreciate this beautiful country we call home. We’ve have had many memorable trips including the iconic Cape York, Simpson Desert and the Kimberley – but a favourite is the Victorian High Country, which we are drawn back to each year.
We own and operate two local businesses – in 1992 we began our engineering/metal fabrication business – now known as Jacksons Australia, who has been working in conjunction with Candy Canvas for a number of years now on various projects – most importantly in this particular case manufacturing “Carry Me Camper” boxes and componentry. In 2009 we embarked upon another venture and began Jacksons 4x4 Accessories – an ARB stockist store along with numerous other tried and trusted brands of vehicle/touring/offroad accessories.
It seemed a natural progression for us to purchase the “Carry Me Camper” side of Phil and Sandy’s business – as they mentioned, we have been involved in the project for quite a number of years. We are very familiar with the product, as well as the history and progression of the camper over the years. From a manufacturing point of view very little will change as this will continue to be done at our Murray Bridge factory with Candy Canvas still supplying the tent/canvas work. However the sales and marketing of the campers will come under our Jacksons 4x4 Accessories banner, allowing us to supply anything from a basic set up to a full fit-out, including full electrical package, vehicle charge systems, communication, frontal protection and suspension tailored to your requirements and much more. This also gives us a high exposure shopfront with campers on display, complimenting the range of products we currently offer at our 4x4 store.
In both of our businesses we have worked tirelessly to build a strong reputation for friendly, country style customer service. We believe in giving our customers all the facts, (pros and cons), so they can make well informed choices about our range of user friendly, quality products. We also respect and value the long term relationships we have built with our suppliers – this in turn ensures customers always receive the very best value for money.
We look forward to extending this customer service and dedication to our newly acquired venture, and feel sure we will be able to offer you the same service, passion and attention to detail as Phil and Sandy have provided in the past. We thank Phil and Sandy for this opportunity, and the confidence they have placed in us, and certainly look forward to continuing our close working relationship with them. We hope they will join us at future “Corroborees”, a concept we plan to continue once we have our feet on the ground – keep an eye out for more info on this in the hopefully not too distant future.
We are new to the camper exhibition/show scene and realise it may take a little while to be comfortable in these surroundings – but please, if possible, drop in introduce yourselves and share your experiences with us as we look forward to meeting you all!
We have attached a few snapshots of ourselves enjoying various outdoor activities.
Wayne and Marg Jackson
Jacksons Australia/Jacksons 4X4 Accessories
For “Carry Me Camper” enquiries our contact details are:
Ph 08 85312700