The Aussies are really having issues with low quality, low cost Chinese RV's being inmported to their country. Watch for it to become the same issue here in North America. These tailers do not meet standards for the potentially dangerous materials used in building them, or RIVA type safety ratings.
This is from one of their "Made in Australian" sites...
"We are extremely proud of the fact that our campers are NOT made in Chinese sweatshops, but by happy Australian tradespeople who love their jobs and are passionate about the quality of the camper trailers they make. We are dedicated to providing jobs for Australian workers and supporting Australian industries. Unfortunately this is an increasingly rare quality to find these days - surprisingly, even in the camper trailer industry.
We have been licensed by the ‘Australian Made, Australian Grown Campaign’ and comply with their code of practice."
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FoordSooperDooty That Chinese Travel Trailer IS NOT offered in Australia. Problem was with Camper Trailers , Cub Campers has formed a grouping of Australian Manufacturers. They are fighting the importation of in some cases substandard products
OK, agree on the quality part. Would this trailer make anyone want to move "UP" or maybe switch from a motorhome or 5th? I'm looking for a small tag along for my "B" though this looks a tad long.
Hobby is the most prolific builder of Motorhomes and Caravans(travel trailers) in the world. Roughly 140 a day leave the factory.It would be interesting to put one in a US RV Show and note the reaction.
I've got one of those trailers mentioned above, the I Camp. Bought lightly-used June of 2012. Took it out 9 of 12 weekends this summer (with 6 of the trips above 10K feet dry camping) and I'm very happy with it.
Much of the "inferior quality" problems coming out of Australia about Chinese trailers are from the industry there trying to fend off imports. (And I can't blame them, really.) My I Camp is filled with US-made appliances like Dometic and Atwood (and a Jensen CD/DVD player and flat-screen TV.) Hard to believe they send that stuff over to China, make it and send it back and are still competitive. Quality, for the price, is very comparable to what's being made in Indiana.
Time will tell -- will it hold up?
(A short video of our stormy first outing in the I-Camp is HERE..