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April 2018


What's genuine and what's not

Warning after shock find at Adelaide show


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CARAVAN and camper manufacturers have been warned to beware of counterfeit couplers which could put people's lives at risk

Cruisemaster says the fake non-compliant copies are of its premium DO35 coupling.

It says the copies are of the previous V2 version which ceased production last June with the release of the V3.

The first copies were identified at February's Caravan & Camping Lifestyle Show in Adelaide but were withdrawn after discussions between Cruisemaster and a camper trailer importer.

It has now been revealed that people are trying to sell the counterfeit copy to other camper and caravan manufacturers.

The counterfeit coupling had no manufacturer's details, which makes it non-compliant.

It also had a copy of the logo normally used by Cruisemaster on their DO35 couplings and it is believed it infringes Cruisemaster's intellectual property.

The coupling had also been assembled incorrectly, with the receiver on back to front.

Cruisemaster managing director Chris Goddard warned that it could be a serious safety risk if used on the road.

Cruisemaster advises anybody who has recently bought or ordered a product with a DO35 coupling to check it is the genuine article, and if it is not to contact Cruisemaster on 07 3624 3800.


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