Local Sunshine Coast caravanners are preparing for their weigh in with Caravanning Queensland at this weekend's Sunshine CoastCaravan Safety Check Day at the TMR Inspection Station on Saturday, November 4.
The event booked out well in advance, with over 40 recreational vehicle owners registering to take advantage of the comprehensive vehicle checks.
Caravanning Queensland CEO Ron Chapman said Queensland has the largest number of registered caravans in the country and with 2,324,168 caravan and camping trips taken in 2016; safety should be every caravanner's number one priority.
"Overweight caravans can be dangerous for everyone on the road and we are committed to ensuring caravanners in Queensland are aware of their weight limitations, know how to properly load their vehicles and can safely enjoy their holidays," he said.
"Safety Check Days, a road safety initiative unique to Queensland, are an educational exercise that enables registered caravans, camper trailers, motorhomes, or any other type of recreational vehicle to be weighed, measured and audited, with no fines issued on the day."
The event runs in conjunction with Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, and the Queensland Gas and Petroleum Inspectorate.
Over the past three years the initiative has weighed in more than 1,000 caravans and recreational vehicles.