If the camper trailer company you are considering purchasing from is not a member of the Guild they most likely would not pass the audit.
Why does this matter? Some of the issues found during our Presidents 50+ years in this profession is that when imported flat pack camper trailers are assembled in Australia and are then falsely referred to as “Aussie-made” consumers rightly assume they have undergone the same Australian Design Rules as genuine manufacturers of camper trailers must do, which is obviously not the case. Add to this the poor quality of imported canvas used to make the tents and awnings and you will quickly see why the costs of manufacturing in Australia is much higher – see below for what to be aware of.
This recent CSIRO analysis of imported 14 ounce “ripstop” canvas is a very worthwhile read:
See the report here
The canvas leaks water when it rains, when you pack up and drive home mildew will form on it – in some cases making it necessary to replace the canvas:
Ripstop Fabric problems