TEST-DRIVE AL-KO'S ESC ON SANDOWN RACECOURSE
Caravanners interested in Al-Ko's Electronic Stability Control (ESC) can test drive the anti-sway system for themselves at this year's Melbourne Leisurefest.
For the third consecutive year, Al-Ko is offering 200 'experience' sessions to caravanners who can join a qualified driver inside the tow vehicle as the driver performs swerving maneuvers with a caravan in tow on Sandown Racecourse.
The demonstration sessions will be held on the front straight of Sandown Raceway during Melbourne Leisurefest from 11am-4pm on October 6-8 and from 11am-3pm on October 9.
People interested in the demonstration can register their interest, but sessions will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis at Leisurefest from October 6-9. Those who miss out on securing a session can still be part of the action by watching from the front straight of the raceway as the swerving maneuvers are performed.
Al-Ko marketing services manager Brad Hooper said the opportunity would give caravanners an insight into how the technology could benefit them.
"It is one thing to watch the demonstration video or read about the benefits of the technology, but it's not until you're actually inside a vehicle experiencing Al-Ko ESC activate during a swerve maneuver that you really get a sense for what a significant advancement Al-Ko ESC is for caravan safety," Hooper said.
Working in a similar way to an ESC system in cars, the Al-Ko ESC constantly monitors the side to side movement of the caravan while towing. When a critical sway or emergency swerve is detected, Al-Ko ESC immediately activates to pull the caravan back into line behind the tow vehicle and allow the driver to remain in control.
Visit the Al-Ko marquee at site 179b at Melbourne Leisurefest. Register your interest in the test-drive here.