About Carry Me Campers

You’ve heard the name and seen us all around Australia.

Now find out a bit more about Carry Me Campers.

See where it began, who is behind the name, and how being a local, family oriented business shapes their vision.

Carry Me Camper History

For many years, Jacksons Australia had been manufacturing components for the SA based leisure and lifestyle company, Candy Canvas, and their Carry Me Camper range of slide-on campers.

In 2014, Jacksons Australia directors, Wayne and Marg Jackson, became aware that the owners of Candy Canvas were keen to retire.

Wayne and Marg purchased the rights to the camper products of the business, and immediately set about transitioning to all aluminium construction, focused on continued product development and improvement to the camper design. The recent development and introduction of the ‘Hard Lid’ model has proven very popular.

Owners of Carry Me Camper, Wayne & Marg Jackson

They knew the company, their products and the positive reputation earned for manufacturing a rugged, practical range of slide on campers. The purchase was a perfect fit for the Jackson group ensuring continuity for their workforce.

Being avid campers themselves, with a love of the Australian Outback, Wayne and Marg were confident that they could continue, and grow, the strong relationships and trust that the market had in Candy Canvas.

‘We believe in giving our customers all the facts, so they can make well informed choices about our range of products.’ Director Wayne Jackson adds: ‘There is no question that a significant portion of the success of our fabrication business came from our respect for our customers – our openness with them, and their trust in us’.

This culture was to ensure the ongoing success of their new venture.

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Jacksons Australia: A Regional Success Story

Wayne and Marg began their engineering fabrication business at Bow Hill in 1991, relocated to their current Murray Bridge site in 1999.

2003 saw the factory floor space double in size.

In 2009, they established and opened a 4×4 accessory/ARB off-road store, which quickly became the most successful operating 4×4 store in the Murraylands.

The 2014 acquisition of Carry-Me-Camper, ensured the Jacksons group remained a significant Murraylands employer and strong contributor to the local economy.

Wayne and Marg Jackson along with key staff have worked hard to diversify their business and mitigate many of the risks associated with manufacturing in regional Australia.

‘One of the comforting components of JA (Jacksons Australia)’, says Wayne, ’is that our business base extends throughout Australia. We have well established repeat markets in SA and interstate, and are experiencing solid growth Australia wide with the revamped Carry-Me-Camper range’.

For all of their successes, Wayne and Margaret Jackson have not forgotten their employees, customers, supporters, friends and associates who have all contributed in varying ways to what Jacksons Australia is today.

Jacksons Australia proudly remains a family business that is highly regarded for its quality products, employment stability and strong community involvement. They are also passionate supporters of local youth, offering numerous work experience opportunities, traineeships and apprenticeships.