WHY YOU SHOULD PURCHASE YOUR SECOND HAND RV (Recreational Vehicle) FROM A LICENCED DEALER
Purchasers of any recreational vehicle should always buy from a licenced dealer. Why? Because this is the only way to guarantee clear title on the unit you are buying.
Licenced dealers do many exhaustive checks to ensure that the units they are selling are in fact not stolen (and often re-identified) or encumbered (ie. they don't have any money owing on them).
In the unlikely, but not unheard of, occurrence that somewhere down the track the caravan does turn out to be stolen, then the purchaser does not lose their money but through the state government's indemnity fund applicable to all licenced dealers, a claim can be made for compensation.
This cannot be done for private sales where stolen caravans being sold as privately owned are far more prevalent.
All retailer member dealers of the Caravan Trade & Industries Association of Queensland Ltd. (CTIAQ) are licenced and offer you this protection. Our full list of members and their services are located under Products & Services.
The CTIAQ may be able to assist if you have your caravan/motorhome/camper trailer stolen.
Complete as much detail as you can on the Stolen RV Report Form and email it to us. We will advise all of our members, all members of the Caravan Parks Association of Queensland as well as each of our affiliated interstate associations so that members far and wide can keep a look out for stolen units.
We will also list it as stolen on our website until you advise us of its recovery.