Camps Australia Wide Closes down .. True or False???

Submitted: Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 08:53
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At a recent camping get together I was advised that Camps Australia Wide 8 is the last issue.

The *****rumour ***** (emphasis intended) is that a big name Caravan Park group banded together to buy it out and then shut it down to deny access to free camps.

Fortunately, there is still WikiCamps, Hema Maps and a few other sources where you can find free camps, but this action (if true) will certainly have a negative effect on my future patronage of this caravan park group, and many others judging by the reaction at our group meeting.

Has anyone heard anything or is able to substantiate the rumour?

I thought it could be a matter for the ACCC, but I think WikiCamps and Hema means that competition is neither restricted nor affected.

Cheers

OBJ

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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 09:14

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 09:14
It's all BS.

Rumour's been doing the rounds for at least 12 months and de-bunked by the owners of CAW.



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Reply By: Member - Graeme W (NSW) - Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 09:18

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 09:18
Hi,

This rumour popped up on one of the caravan forums.

Camps Australia Wide Rumour

It's apparently not true.

This is what the owners of Camps Australia Wide have said in the linked rumour:

"It seems that the "Camps has been sold to Big 4" rumour is still going strong, we have been approached many times by travellers re this.
IT IS NOT TRUE! - we haven't sold the our business to anyone & Camps7 is not the last one ever! Our Camps 8th Edition will be available mid Feb 2015 , so please fell free to tell all your fellow travellers we still own and run the business, and the Happy Hour tale is just that.

Safe travels

Cathryn and Philip"

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Reply By: Grumblebum and the Dragon - Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 18:10

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 18:10
The best thing about the Camps Australia books re their camp sites is to identify places NOT to stay, particularly those near main highways. Usually full of litter and if no toilets then tread warily around the periphery.

Head bush, use your nous and you will find plenty of pristine spots.

John
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 18:20

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 18:20
That's exactly how we use it!
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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 14:17

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 14:17
Your spot on there John.

The scuttlebutt re Camps Australia Wide closing down is just that, Scuttlebutt.

Not true as they (CAW) are working on the next issue now, according to first hand comments on these pages.

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Reply By: PeterInSa - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 11:57

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 11:57
I like the Camps books with Photos of the rest area, so we can make an informed decision on our overnight stop overs. We are fully self contained, so do not have to use any onsite toilets and have access to CMCA list of dump points.

Peter
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 17:03

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 17:03
I would like their photographer to photograph my property when I sell it!
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