Follow this caravanning code of ethics

Caravanning Queensland is a member-based organisation involved in government liaison, promotion, public relations and industry related matters for the benefit of the caravan industry.

Caravanning Queensland works with the peak industry bodies for caravan dealers, manufacturers, camping suppliers and service providers, as well as caravan park operators, along with two related associations.

These are the Caravan Trade & Industries Association of Queensland and the Caravan Parks Association of Queensland Ltd.

Here is the Code of Ethics Caravanning Queensland recommends:

  • Consider others at all times.
  • Observe the rules of caravan parks, recreational areas, National Parks and forestry areas.
  • Demonstrate a responsible attitude towards road safety.
  • Exercise extreme caution with fire.
  • Light campfires only in designated areas; never leave unattended; extinguish thoroughly.
  • Ensure cigarettes and matches are thoroughly extinguished.
  • Keep fire away from LP gas bottles.
  • Extinguish pilot light flames when refuelling and travelling.
  • Offer help and the hand of friendship whenever possible because friendliness is catching.
  • Ensure permission is obtained to park on private property when other facilities are not available.
  • Travel with care.
  • Pull off the road periodically to allow other cars to pass.
  • Drive in the left-hand lane except when passing and allow extra room when overtaking.
  • Be familiar with all traffic regulations, particularly those relating to recreational vehicles.
  • When travelling in convoy, leave enough room for other vehicles to pass one van at a time.
  • Check rear vision mirrors frequently.
  • Keep within the legal towing speed limit.
  • Have fun when entertaining but remember others nearby may be having an early night.
  • Instil good caravanning habits in younger family members.
  • Care for the environment.
  • Protect trees, shrubs and other natural beauty.
  • Take litter home when no receptacles are available.
  • Dispose of sewage and waste water in designated places only.
  • Leave sites as clean or cleaner than they were found.
  • Keep pets under control.
  • See that your car and caravan are safe.
  • Ensure correct weight distribution of tow vehicle/caravan always.
  • Regularly maintain tow vehicle and caravan.
  • Use suitable rear vision mirrors and towing aids.

When travelling, carry out daily P.O.W.E.R. check, (i.e. Petrol, Oil, Water, Electrics, Rubber).

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The information in this article has been prepared for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal advice or specific advice to any particular person. Any advice contained in the document is general advice, not intended as legal advice or professional advice and does not take into account any person’s particular circumstances. Before acting on anything based on this advice you should consider its appropriateness to you, having regard to your objectives and needs.