ORGANISERS behind the inaugural Central West Caravan, Camping and Outdoor Expo were pleased with attendance during the weekend.
The event at the Australian National Field Days site featured 85 exhibitors across three days.
Altitude Events managing director Susie Biffin said crowd numbers on the Saturday were particularly pleasing.
"We had people backed up to Forbes Road," she said.
By Saturday afternoon, three of Parkes Caravans' floor stock vans were already sold.
Sales representative Kate Hampton said some attended for the show offers, while others did not fight an impulse buy.
"We've been seeing a lot of families come through," she said.
With plenty of utilities and four-wheel drives on display, the Canobolas 4WD Club was on hand to show people how to use their equipment.
The club ran four-wheel driving demonstrations, with members of the public able to ride down steep slopes, across rocks and through water.
Club president Neville Barden said four-wheel driving was a good accompaniment to camping because the vehicles enabled travellers to access areas not everyone could reach.
"You get further off the beaten track," he said.
He said owning recovery equipment and knowing how to use it was essential and the club would run a come and try day on March 22 to help people manage their vehicle safely.
"Also most people overpack but we can assist people by saying by saying, 'you don't need that, you'll never use it'," he said.
The event continues on Sunday.
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