Responsible Campers Association Incorporated (RCAi) have been active in the Responsible Freedom Camping arena since January 2017.
Rather than focusing on the mode of camping (certified self-contained caravans and motor homes), the RCAi has designed and launched an education programme to accredit campers (all modes of camping) in being responsible.
Website : www.accreditedcampernz.com
Facebook groups :
Responsible Campers Association Incorporated
The New Zealand Motor Caravan Association (NZMCA) is a membership based organisation representing the interests of private motor caravan owners in New Zealand. Members receive benefits including, but not limited to, discounts on services and products, free and low cost overnight sites, a dedicated insurance scheme and a range of handy publications & digital resources.
Website : www.nzmca.org.nz
Facebook group : NZMCA WINGS Member-Only Group
There are numerous Facebook groups related to part-time or full time life in a mobile holiday home. One of my favourites because I find it both entertaining and useful is Motorhome Friends New Zealand.
Need a gas bottle refill. It might just be me, but I’m finding it’s getting more difficult to find somewhere to fill your bottle while travelling. Ongas have a list of sites at www.ongas.co.nz/fill-stations. Challenge list which stations swap, but you have to check each station one by one. In Rangiora we have Southbrook Hire and in Kaiapoi, Rockgas North Canterbury. My hope is to create a page with all locations available from one site. Please feel free to send through locations you are aware of via the contact form. Or, if someone has already created a list, let me know and I’ll add a link to it.
Pre-purchase checks of pre-loved campers are essential. Especially if the conversion was done by a rental company that is only expecting to get a few years out of the vehicle before replacing it. If you are in the Christchurch area, I can highly recommend Autobody & Glass Repairs Ltd in Belfast. These guys have a ton of experience (and skill) and know what to look for and where to look. It is better to be disappointed by a ‘Don’t touch it’ than to have to spend the purchase price again on repairs. Feel free to send through your recommendations.