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The Retro Caravan Club (RCC) is now the largest retro/classic/vintage caravan club in Europe. Our aim is to promote the use and preservation of classic caravans throughout the UK.  
 
Anyone who has an interest in classic caravans is more than welcome to join. Perhaps you own one already and would like to meet like-minded people and explore the country with your pride and joy, or perhaps you don't have one yet but would like to join the club to get a feel for classic caravanning. 
 
We have a lot to offer members...
- A varied programme of rallies and events - both exhibit and social.
- Public display rallies as part of shows and also member-exclusive rallies. 
- Two organised rallies in continental Europe every year.
- A quarterly 40 page, full colour magazine giving you all the latest club news, in addition to specialist articles relating to classic caravanning.
- Public Liability Insurance included within your membership fee.
- Free technical support.
- Free historian service.
- Free restoration support.
- Free classified advertisements online and in the quarterly colour magazines to members and non-members.
- Members only Regalia
- Above all: A friendly group of enthusiasts who are looking to meet like-minded people. 
Exhibit/ Public Events: Pre Dec 1982 Caravans - Pre Dec 1985 Motor Caravans
Social Gatherings: All Pre Jan 1990.
We define a "classic" caravan as being one that has been manufactured before 31st December, 1982. The reason is quite simple: the recession of 1981/2 saw the end of most of the traditional and long established caravan marques who failed to capture new audiences and subsequently went out of business. By 1983, a new breed of caravans and caravan manufacturing emerged and the traditional hand built caravan as we knew it was a thing of the past as modern materials, production line techniques and mass building took hold. Another big factor in this cut-off is an EU stipulation which made it illegal to fit glass windows to new caravans manufactured as of 1982 onwards. Glass windows are often regarded as a defining feature of a true "classic" caravan although some pioneering manufacturers were making the switch to plastic double glazing in the mid-1970's. Although the cut-off for exhibition and public events for caravans is December 1982, we do allow caravans upto 1990 to all social gatherings.
 
We also welcome motor caravans/motorhomes to join us and set a cut-off date for these as being 31st December 1985, as this was when the traditional Bedford CF and Ford Transit Mk2 base units that had been in prodution since the late 1970's were upgraded. The cut-off dates are purely to ensure a quality of display as we want to recreate the feel and authenticity of a campsite from 40+ years ago. Again, for Social Gatherings the cut-off is indeed 1990.
 
As mentioned above, ANYONE is welcome to join the club and enjoy the benefits of membership whether you own a classic caravan/camper van that falls within the criteria or not.

We welcome Caravans, Motor Caravans, Folding Caravans, Trailer Tents, Motorhomes, Campers, American, English, European, whatever you have, we will welcome you with open arms. We look forward to meeting you!