Caravanning News

Recall on Jayco Iveco Motorhomes

There is a recall on Jayco Iveco Motorhomes sold nationally and internationally from 1 January 2012 to 5 February 2018.

The recall notice states that Jayco Iveco Motorhomes with a Cummins Onan generator fitted may have a condition that allows the fuel line from the petrol tank in the storage locker to the generator to sag into proximity with the vehicle’s exhaust.

The recall notice states that this could cause a fire hazard as there is the potential for melting of the petrol fuel line when the sagging fuel line touches the exhaust pipe.

To see if your vehicle is affected and for further information, go to the ACCC Product Safety website at - https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/jayco-corporation-pty-ltd-jayco-iveco-motorhome

Our Freedom Camp of the Month – Doon Doon

Doon Doon on the Great Northern Highway in Western Australia between Turkey Creek (Warmun) and Kununurra is our ACC Freedom Camp of the Month for February.

You will find the freedom camp with its scenic backdrop at the Doon Doon Roadhouse where you can camp unpowered for free on grassy sites, unpowered with use of shower is $3.50, and there is a charge of $25 for a powered site with water, shower and toilet.  It is pet friendly, and barbecues are available for use.

Our members who nominated Doon Doon tell us that the meals at the roadhouse are pretty good, and reports on WikiCamps agree.

Mark this one down for an overnight stop when travelling along the Great Northern Highway.

Torin Australia - Hydraulic Trolley Jack Recall

New Campground for Margaret River Region

A new WA Parks and Wildlife Service campground has opened in the Margaret River region.

According to the WA Parks and Wildlife Service website, the campground is ‘in a central location between Margaret River and Augusta with camp sites suitable for all camping equipment and facilities such as gas barbecues, fire pits, picnic tables, toilets and a dump station.’  24 camp sites are available.

The site was originally a timber mill dating back to the late 1800s and remnants of the old mill which closed in 1913 can still be seen.  The WAP&WS website states that work is being done on an interpretive walk passing through the old mill and additional camp sites.

The campground is suitable for caravans, motorhomes, camper-trailers and tents and is nestled within a mix of jarrah, marri and peppermint  bushland.

It is recommended that you book online before arriving.  Camping fees apply.  Pets are not permitted.  Drinking water is not available at the site.

Over 6,000 Volkswagen MY17 and MY18 Amaroks under Recall

Volkswagen has recalled over 6,000 of its MY17 and MY18 Volkswagen Amaroks fitted with a V6TDI engine.

The Recall Notice on the ACCC Product Safety Australia website states that ‘aclip fitted incorrectly during production may damage the power steering return hose. Hydraulic fluid could be discharged and a loss of power steering assistance would be experienced.’ 

The notice states that this is a hazard as ‘an unexpected power steering failure may affect the handling of the vehicle, causing a possible safety risk to the vehicle occupants and other road users.’

To check if your vehicle is affected or for further information, go to https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/volkswagen-group-australia-pty-ltd-my17-and-my18-amarok

Roadsafe Soft Shackle - Recall