Warning – Despite repeated requests Camel Campers has refused to remove the guild logos on their website as they are not a member. The original Camel Campers went into liquidation and the business was purchased by Market Direct – a large importer of Chinese Campers.
There is ample evidence that the ball weight on imported forward fold campers often far exceeds the maximum allowed of the towing vehicle and therefore is illegal to tow and voids insurance in the event of an accident. Specifications on these campers neglect to state the ball weight and sales people often under state the […]
The Australian Standard for canvas is being failed by imported “ripstop” fabric. The 14 ounce “ripstop” Chinese made fabric sample tested by the CSIRO is actually 11.18 ounce and dismally fails the Australian Standard AS3567-98. The water penetration analysis is equally damning – finding the Chinese made canvas leaked water. Links to the reports: CSIRO […]
Background We found the Australian camper trailer on ebay on the camper trailer site and won the camper with the highest bid in March 2011. We thought it was a good buy as the ad stated it was 100% Australian built. We arranged to pick up the camper from their Melbourne factory at the beginning […]
COPY OF EMAIL SENT TO THE AUSTRALIAN MANUFACTURED CAMPER TRAILER GUILD FROM MR JOHN REID ON 18TH OCTOBER 2011 —–Original Message—– From: John Reid Sent: Sunday, 16 October 2011 1:10 PM To: James Kelman Subject: Australian Manufactured Camper Trailers Guild Contact: Congratulations To: Admin From: John Reid Message: Thank you for highlighting this situation. I […]