Self containment of motor caravans and caravans
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This standard specifies the requirements for water supply, sanitary plumbing and drainage installation and solid waste containment in motor caravans and caravans for the purpose of obtaining a self containment certificate. It includes two amendments:
- an amendment from 2012 to reference the Freedom Camping Act 2011, and introduce an easily recognisable sticker identifying self-contained vehicles that meet the NZS 5465 Standard
- an amendment in 2017 to strengthen the minimum requirements for a toilet within a motor caravan or caravan.
Clause 6.1 of this standard was amended by the Self-contained Motor Vehicles Legislation Act 2023(external link). The amendment requires a motor caravan or caravan to have a toilet permanently-fixed to the vehicle in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. This standard should be read alongside Schedule 1AA of the Freedom Camping Act 2011.(external link)
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