RVMAA What use are they??????

Submitted: Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 18:25
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Hi all,
Just wondering if any one has had any dealings with this organization.

I have tried to get a copy of there "Code of ethics" and other codes that they have for manufacturers of Camper Trailers' Caravans and other touring accommodation and they will not release them to any one except manufacturers.

So I ask what is the point of purchasing a product from a manufacturer with there "Seal of Approval" if you can't find out what code of ethics they follow if any.

This all comes about from my parents buying a van of a member of this organization that has had so many issues it's not funny. The van has been flooded three time and is now growing mould in corners with root to follow I presume. RVMAA will not involve itself as the manufacturer fixes the issue time and time again. As long as they keep fixing things they are good to keep producing there poor quality product with the backing of the RVMAA.

Why buy from a RVMAA Approved Manufacturer??????

Regards,
Cam
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 18:55

Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 18:55
Who are they???
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 20:24

Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 20:24
Recreational Vehicle Manufacturers Association of Australia http://www.rvmaa.com.au/

They are the manufacturers union and they do a good job of protecting themselves. Forget about appealing to them for assistance.

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Reply By: Member - Cruiser (NSW) - Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 19:03

Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 19:03
Cam,

I found this The Recreational Vehicle Owners Handbook on their site, maybe a read of it might help. Hope so.

Cheers,

Cruiser
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Reply By: Member - Ian W (NSW) - Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 19:24

Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 19:24
Ther3 are any number of posts on the Caravaners Forum that would suggest that the RVMMA are just an industry old boys club that have no interest in addressing consumer problems.

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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 20:27

Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 20:27
Principal Objectives

* To develop and monitor a code of practice and standards.

* To ensure the RVMAA's ability to perform as the undisputed authority on all technical and safety matters relating to the industry.

* To achieve endorsements of its Standards by Government Authorities and relevant professional bodies.

* To provide effective service and assistance to members and ensure adequate service and advice to all others in the community.


The association maintains close contact with its manufacturer members and also carries out its own inspection and assessment of the standard of manufacture of it's members' products.
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Follow Up By: camwill69 - Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 21:40

Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 21:40
And your point is???

Score 1/4. not bad.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 at 00:07

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 at 00:07
It relates to the code of ethics
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Reply By: Peter H - Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 20:53

Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 20:53
From their book
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU EXCEED THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE
PAYLOAD FOR YOUR RECREATIONAL VEHICLE. Standard payload for single axle RV’s is
300kg and for tandem RV’s 400kg.

Yes these are the idiots that the manufacturers follow and place a maximum 300kg payload on vans and the like. This maximum payload consists of filling the water tanks, 200kg, filling the gas bottles 20kg, filling the 2 or 3 jerry cans 60 kg, leaving 20 kg for all of your clothes, food, bedding/blankets, tables/chairs, awnings, etc etc. What a bunch of wallies!
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Reply By: Paul Grabonski. Vic - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 at 07:44

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 at 07:44
RVMAA advertising is fraudulent. We tried to find out from the RVMAA and could find out nothing. There is lots of stuff on the caravan forums about the RVMAA and how useless and meaningless to consumers. RVMAA is an organisation that is there to cover up all the shonky and bad caravan makers. All the bad makes of caravans that fall apart are RVMAA members. If you want a good made caravan buy one from a caravan maker that is NOT a member of the RVMAA.
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