How do I make my caravan self contained NZ?

These are the requirements outlined in the Self-Containment Standard NZS 5465:2001 in order to receive the self-containment certification.

  1. Fresh water tanks 12L per person for three days.
  2. A sink via a smell trap/water trap connected to a watertight sealed waste water tank.

Do you have to be self contained to join Nzmca?

MOTOR CARAVAN MUST BE CERTIFIED SELF CONTAINED Applications for Membership can be accepted where the applicant is building a Motor Caravan or waiting to purchase a Motor Caravan which, upon completion or purchase, must be Certified Self Contained prior to next joining date anniversary to maintain membership.

What is required to be self contained in NZ?

A certified self-contained vehicle meets the ablutionary and sanitary needs of the occupants for a minimum of three days, without requiring any external services or discharging waste. Wastewater is then safely disposed of in approved dump stations, which can be found in most camping-grounds and public areas.

What makes a caravan self contained?

A self-contained vehicle is designed to completely meet the ablutionary and sanitary needs of the occupants (including water for drinking and cooking) for a minimum of three days without requiring any external services or discharging any waste.

How long does self containment certificate last?

4 years
Certification is valid for up to 4 years unless the vehicle is modified or alterations are made to an item covered by the self-containment certificate, in which case a recheck is required.

What does a self contained van need?

To meet the requirements for the self-containment certification for a 2-berth campervan you will need one 25-litre fresh water tank and one 25-litre waste water tank. That’s 12 litres in each tank for each person for up to three days.

What is considered a self contained vehicle?

What does self-contained mean? A self-contained campervan is a vehicle that can function without outside resources. Certified motorhomes include a toilet and water container that holds greywater (from the sink and shower) and septic waste.

What is classed as self contained?

A self-contained unit of accommodation is one which has a kitchen (or cooking area), bathroom and toilet inside it for the exclusive use of the household living within the unit.

What is a self contained person?

You can describe someone or something as self-contained when they are complete and separate and do not need help or resources from outside. He seems completely self-contained and he doesn’t miss you when you’re not there. adjective.

Is a caravan self contained?

The UK term ‘caravan’ refers to a self-contained, fully equipped mobile home or trailer that must be towed by another vehicle. The caravan is designed as a mobile house. A static caravan stays put in one place, such as a holiday park.

What is a self contained motor?

1 containing within itself all parts necessary for completeness. 2 (of a flat) having its own kitchen, bathroom, and lavatory not shared by others and usually having its own entrance.

What is considered as self contained accommodation?

A self-contained unit of accommodation is one which has a kitchen (or cooking area), bathroom and toilet inside it for the exclusive use of the household living within the unit. If the occupiers need to leave the unit to gain access to any one of these amenities then that unit is not self contained.

What is a certified self-containment motor caravan?

Certified self-containment is maintaining and certifying your motor caravan or caravan in accordance with the New Zealand Standard for Self-Containment of Motor Caravans and Caravans, NZS 5465:2001 (PDF download at the bottom of the page).

What are self-contained campervans in New Zealand?

We’ll go through what self-contained campervans in New Zealand are in this article. Self-contained campervans are more environmentally friendly than your average campervan by storing freshwater and wastewater.

What is the nzmca caravan certification program?

The NZMCA encourages all motor caravan or caravan owners (including 5th Wheelers, caravans, campervans, motorhomes, RVs & buses), to certify their vehicles in accordance with NZS 5465, helping protect the environment and public health from indiscriminate waste disposal.

How much does it cost to get a campervan certified in NZ?

If you have managed to get your own campervan, that you think meets the requirements but does not have the self-containment certification, you can get an inspection and certification for around NZ$55 if you are a member of the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association.