inspectors check a rig in Queensland
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Joint initiative to be launched at
Victoria follows Sunshine
State's lead with free
caravan safety inspections
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CARAVANNERS in Victoria will soon be able to have their rigs
safety-inspected for free.
The Caravan Trade Industry Association of Victoria and Everything Caravan
& Camping have established a joint scheme to provide the service.
Association chief executive Rob Lucas said the venture would be based on
Caravanning Queensland's highly successful initiative which sees safety
days being held at over 10 locations throughout the year.
Victoria's first inspections will be held at the Melbourne Leisurefest on
October 4 and continue the following day.
Mr Lucas said the state's peak caravanning body would be working with Matt
Sutton and the team from Everything Caravan & Camping to address a major
concern over caravan and RV safety.
The scheme would be a first for the caravan industry in Victoria.
"These scheduled free safety inspection days will be conducted to check
customer's caravans and RVs to better educate them on their caravan or RV
and advise them of potential issues," Mr Lucas explained.
"We are excited to announce that our inaugural inspections will be held at
our upcoming show at Sandown Racecourse. All inspections must be
pre-booked and confirmed.
"The decision to hold our first safety days at this show was to maximise
the exposure of this initiative and allow us to capture feedback from
consumers to assist us with planning future safety days."
Over the past three years, safety inspection days have been conducted by
Caravanning Queensland (CIA VIC's state equivalent) to great success.
The Victorian initiative is based on this successfully implemented
"As part of the association's strategy to better educate the industry and
consumers through our National Caravan Industry Training College ‒ which
is continuing to go from strength to strength within the industry – our
next stage of focus is consumer education," Mr Lucas said.
"We hope that by coordinating these free safety inspection days it will be
the first step towards clearer and consistent consumer messaging from our
One caravan will be inspected every 30 minutes, with a target of 30 over
the two-day show.
Inspections will include weights, plumbing and gas, electrical, caravan
dimensions, chassis and body and connection between tow vehicle and
For more information, contact Caravan Industry Association of Victoria on
(03) 9372 5388.
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