Jumpers have been made from regular
pvc canvas for a very long time and it works fine however, this
canvas is produced primarily for the production of Trailer and
Train soft sides (Curtains) and when used for this purpose they
have a very good life span. The reason is that the curtains spend
their life in the vertical position where the exposure to UV
is minimal, once you use this material in the horizontal position
then the UV exposure increases significantly and that is why
the same fabric, exposed to the sun for the same length of time
will last for a different length of time.
When the Jumper was introduced into Australia in 2003 this was
the material used and it wasnt until recently that the
superior Kangaroo Jumper (made from a much higher UV resistant
material) over time forced the entire worldwide market to change
to the longer lasting material.
The thinking by competitors was why change and replace
a Jumper every 6-8 years when we can use regular material and
replace every 3 years? That manner of thinking is the difference
between Business Integrity and a lack of.
It is identical to the regular
material except it has the maximum amount of UV resistance additive
in the pvc compound, consequently it lasts approx. twice as long
as regular material. It was Playsafe Products who convinced the
makers to formulate this new material and for a time it was exclusive
to Kangaroo Jumper however now our competitors use it as well.
Interestingly, when we first introduced the Kangaroo Jumper to
the Australian market, JPA spent years trying to convince the
Caravan Park owners that our material claims were false. Now
they use it!
As you can see by the map below
Australia has extreme differences in average annual UV from one
region to another. To give a one warranty that fits all
would seriously disadvantage those clients located in the less
extreme regions as the warranty would have to be based on the
There are also other factors that come into play e.g. a Jumper
with a shade structure or natural shade will last longer in any
region. So a client who goes to the effort and expense to shade
their Jumper gets no advantage from a warranty policy! Does not
seem right does it?
So, to be fair to all we have re-invented the wheel when it comes
to warranty. Simply put, after you buy your Kangaroo Jumper from
Playsafe Products Pty Ltd. Your second purchase (replacement)
will attract a $2000 discount. It does not matter what region
you are located in. This is fair to all and the discount is also
transferable if you sell your business.
When you buy a Kangaroo Jumper you can be assured that you are
getting the best material available guaranteed. So,
"How long will your Jumper last?" How long is a piece
of string? The real answer is 4 - 12 years.
If you buy
a Jumper based on a Pro-Rated Warranty then those who are located
in the extreme regions will probably get a discount on their
second purchase. We give that discount to ALL!