Good news rolls on for Australian caravan manufacturers

Australian Recreational Vehicle production statistics released by the Caravan Industry Association of Australia show growth for the sector.

October 2014’s monthly total of 2,152 recreational vehicles (RVs) produced is the highest since monthly production figures began being reported in 2008.

The RV production statistics for October show a year on year growth of 4.7 percent compared to October 2013.

Since 2008, RV registrations have increased by 21.6 percent (528,869 up from 414,469).

“The manufacturers are a big part of what makes our industry strong, and contribute to the growth and future of the industry in Australia,” said Stuart Lamont, CEO of Caravan Industry Association of Australia.

Caravan Industry Association of Australia is currently advocating to the government on the issue of enforcement of Australian Design Standards.

“The Australian Design Rules for the construction of RV’s for Australian conditions are some of the toughest in the world, and it’s important that products being supplied to the market continue to meet these standards,” said Lamont.

“With deregulation of the Government’s agenda, it is important that consumers purchasing products in our industry are supplied with products that are able to stand up to the rigours of the Australian landscape.”

To provide a greater level of comfort to Australian consumers the Caravan Industry has developed its own accreditation program – RVMAP – which is represented by an accreditation key.

This key provides the consumer with an added level of confidence that manufacturers displaying the key have been inspected by the industry peak body, and are committed to the manufacture of RV product in accordance with the strict Australian Design Rules.