- Published: 26 June 2017 26 June 2017
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has today issued the following statement –
“Consumers who have a caravan built with a chassis manufactured between May 2015 and June 2016 or have a chassis that has been manufactured by G&S Chassis that has a Control Rider TS Suspension System should immediately cease using their caravan.”
The ACCC states that there “is a risk of insufficient weld penetration and/or overgrinding of the weld on the suspension trailing arm elbow resulting in reduced material thickness” and that “the suspension arm may break causing the chassis to become unstable, potentially becoming a hazard to other road users.”
For further information and chassis numbers, please visit the ACCC website at: www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/turrisi-enterprises-pty-ltd-t-a-g-s-chassis-control-rider-ts-suspension
- Published: 26 June 2017 26 June 2017
Australian Caravan Club (ACC) members seeking a place to stopover in the Parkes region of New South Wales now have the advantage of staying at the Club’s newest Farm Stay ‘Yarraman’ at Alectown, ACC Chairman Craig Humphrey announced today.
The ACC’s Farm Stay Scheme is an initiative that arose when a group of ACC members expressed an interest in making space available on their properties for fellow Club members to stay short term, free of charge. Guidelines are in place for users of the Farm Stay Scheme based on the laws of the relevant authorities.
‘The ACC is delighted to welcome the Yarraman Farm Stay to our ACC Farm Stay Scheme,’ said Mr Humphrey. ‘The Yarraman Farm Stay at Alectown is sited only 27 kilometres from Parkes in New South Wales Central West. I expect it will become a very highly sought after stopover for our members travelling up and down the Newell Highway.’
‘The ACC is very grateful to our Yarraman Farm Stay hosts Robert and Christine for opening up their property to ACC members.’
ACC members staying at the site will find it is close to Parkes Radio Telescope, Peak Hill, a Gold Mine Historic Area and other Parkes’ tourist attractions including the Elvis Museum.
There is a maximum of 5 RV sites available, and members must telephone ahead 2 days in advance to check availability and book. Pets are not allowed.
Further details about our Yarraman Farm Stay and contact details can be found on our Club’s website under the On the Road / RVSTAY / Farm Stay tab.
“I remind members that before staying at an ACC Farm Stay, that they must first register on the ACC RVSTAY Farm Stay register which is available on our Club’s website under the Farm Stay tab,” Mr Humphrey said.
- Published: 25 June 2017 25 June 2017
ACC Great Ocean Roadsters have held our second muster at Koroit Victoria on June 23rd to 25th. Seven members and two guests from the ACC Limestone Coasters attended the muster held at the edge of a dormant volcano. Members were encouraged to explore the many craft and antique shops around Koroit which resembles old style Irish village as well as taking a drive through Tower Hill (dormant Volcano). The weather was not kind to us which put a damper on the planned afternoon activities including Finska.
Members were excited to pose with our new branch banner for our group photo. Saturday evening saw our small group head off to Micky Bourke’s Irish pub for a buffet meal. Everyone departed on Sunday morning hoping for better weather at Gellibrand for our next muster.
- Published: 24 June 2017 24 June 2017
Narrabri Farm Stay is our ACC Farm Stay for the Month of June.
The ACC’s Farm Stay Scheme is an initiative that arose when a group of ACC members expressed an interest in making space available on their properties for fellow Club members to stay short term, free of charge. Guidelines are in place for users of the Farm Stay Scheme based on the laws of the relevant authorities. ACC Farm Stays are only available to ACC members.
Farm Stay Host Liz welcomes ACC members to stay in a very private spot, close to town but away from the highway with plenty of shade and flat areas.
The venue is a perfect base from which to explore the many attractions in and around Narrabri. To the East, there is the natural beauty of Mount Kaputar National Park. To the West, our members into the mysteries of the universe will enjoy a visit to the CSIRO Australian Telescope Compact Array.
Other attractions in the area include Yarrie Lake, Pilliga Scrub, Waa Gorge and the Narrabri Old Gaol and Museum.
Narrabri Farm Stay can accommodate up to 5 RVs and Liz asks for 2 days’ notice prior to your arrival. Pets are not permitted.
Further details about our Narrabri Farm Stay and contact details can be found on our Club’s website under the On the Road / RVSTAY / Farm Stay tab. Before staying at an ACC Farm Stay, members must first register on the ACC RVSTAY Farm Stay site on our Club’s website.
- Published: 19 June 2017 19 June 2017
If you own an RV and live in the Canberra region interested in joining our Club?
Not ready to join yet but would you like to find out more about us?
Upwards of 20 members are expected to be attending a meeting to form our first branch for RVers in the Canberra Region at 2pm this Saturday, 24 June 2017.
Our Club’s New South Wales membership support representative Lorraine will be holding a meeting at Exhibition Park, Cnr Flemington Road and Northbourne Ave, Mitchell, ACT. With so much interest, we have no doubt that we will shortly be announcing the formation of our 47th branch!
After the meeting at 4pm, members will gather for a Happy Hour and barbeque (BYO chairs, cutlery, drinks, and food).
- Published: 18 June 2017 18 June 2017
Hervey Bay Caravan Park at Urangan is our ACC Park of the Month for June.
An owner-operated Park, Hervey Bay Caravan Park is a safe, secure, peaceful park with a friendly atmosphere situated on 7 acres.
Hervey Bay Caravan Park is a great base from which to explore the many tourist attractions in the Hervey Bay region. Owners Peter and Margy are happy to assist you with bookings and ticketing at the Park office for trips to Fraser island, Whale Watching Tours (July to November), Lady Elliott Island visits and scenic flights.
Back at the Park you will find a covered barbeque area, saltwater swimming pool, mini kiosk and cabins. Choose from powered or unpowered sites.
Displaying an ACC RV Stay Sign, Peter and Margy offer ACC members a 10% discount on advertised tariffs up to a maximum of $25 per stay. This offer is not valid during Winter, the Christmas / New Year period or over Easter. Members must produce their membership card when booking. Pets are permitted.
- Published: 16 June 2017 16 June 2017
Australian Caravan Club (ACC) members now have a further incentive to join new members into the Club, on top of the $25 free fuel voucher for each new member recruited already on offer.
ACC Chairman Craig Humphrey is delighted to announce that our Club has a sponsor for our Target 500 Campaign.
Longstanding ACC supporter B.E.S.T. Water Filters has offered to donate seven water filters to be offered up as prizes in a State by State draw of all members of the ACC who have signed up new members to the Club. There will be one entry in the draw for the State in which a member lives, for each new member recruited.
“B.E.S.T. Water Filters has been one of our Club’s main supporters since our Club’s formation back in 2006,” Mr Humphrey said. “This donation shows its ongoing commitment as a supporter of our Club and we, as a Club, are very thankful to them.”
B.E.S.T. Water Filters principal Colin Hopgood said that the business was pleased to be able to play its part in the further growth of the ACC.
“A B.E.S.T. RV Water Filter with SilverSafe® sanitises as you fill, so there is no need for any special tank treatments. It provides clean, safe water, wherever the road may take you!” Mr Hopgood said. “SilverSafe® is a process that ensures all water travels over a bed of silver and is installed before and after the filter medium.”
The seven B.E.S.T. Water Filter prizes will be distributed in State by State draws with one draw for each of the States of Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania, and one draw incorporating both New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory recruitments.
“By way of clarification, if a Queensland member signs up six new members between 1 May 2017 and 1 May 2018, they will receive six entries into the Queensland State draw. Likewise, if a Victorian member signs up ten new members during that period, they will receive ten entries into the Victorian State draw,” said Mr Humphrey.
The State draws will all take place no later than 31 May 2018.
“Since the announcement of our Target 500 Campaign in March, through the efforts of our members and increased media presence, we have already seen a significant growth in our membership figures. Several members of our Club have already received a $25 fuel voucher for joining a new member and we look forward to posting out many more over the coming months,” Mr Humphrey said.