- Published: 12 September 2017 12 September 2017
In case you missed it, the ACCC issued a recall notice on 29 June 2017 for Brown & Watson International Pty Ltd — Projecta Intelli-Start Jumpstarter IS900E & IS1200E.The Intellistart Jumpstarters are portable, compact and lightweight devices which enable vehicles to be jumpstarted. Each unit contains a lithium-cobalt battery, a circuit board and software. The product is supplied in a padded case which contains a USB 12V adaptor, a rechargeable lead, a set of jumper leads and an Instruction Manual. The underside of the affected product states the Part Number (P/No.) as IS900E or IS1200E. The front of affected products states either 12V 900A or 12V 1200A. The recall states that in some circumstances the product's battery component may overheat after jumpstarting a vehicle and that if a fault occurs, there is a risk of a fire which may result in property damage and personal injury. To read the full Recall Notice, go to - https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/brown-watson-international-pty-ltd-projecta-intelli-start-jumpstarter-is900e-is1200e
- Published: 11 September 2017 11 September 2017
Due to rapid growth in membership, the Australian Caravan Club (ACC) is delighted to announce the establishment of a second branch for the Mackay region, ACC Chairman Craig Humphrey said today.
Formation of the ACC Coral Sea Cruisers was given the stamp of approval by the Club’s Board last week and will cater for RVers living in Mackay, Sarina and surrounding districts.
“Our Club is very proud of the rapid increase in our membership in the Mackay region,” said ACC Chairman Craig Humphrey. “I’d like to congratulate the members of the ACC Coral Sea Cruisers for identifying the need for a second branch in the area. The establishment of the branch brings the total number of ACC branches to 48.”
Until now, the Mackay region was serviced by only one ACC branch, the ACC Sugar City Pioneers. “The ACC Sugar City Pioneers was only formed two years ago, and membership and awareness of our Club in the region has been constantly increasing since then due largely to the efforts of its members.”
“The formation of the ACC Coral Sea Cruisers provides RVers in the Mackay and Sarina regions with a choice of which branch to join.”
“RVers around the country are finding that the ACC is offering its members a huge range of advantages including not only great musters and tagalongs with social and sightseeing activities, but also a number of other services such as free Farm Stays, maintenance advice and technical tips, and over 600 businesses offering member benefits.”
“Our members share their RVing experiences with like-minded people at musters, in our website members’ forum and on our Facebook page. We have an active team who advocate on issues affecting RVers to all levels of government and the RV manufacturing industry.”
“The bigger our Club becomes, the higher the impact that we have when making representations. I encourage RVers to consider joining our Club to enable the impact that we have to be even greater than it currently is.”
“The ACC is one of the largest RV Clubs in Australia. Our Australia-wide membership is currently around 4,500 and growing. We are the Club for all RVers. We welcome owners of caravans, pop tops, motorhomes, campervans, slide-on campers, camper-trailers, and 5th wheelers without discrimination.”
- Published: 11 September 2017 11 September 2017
The Australian Caravan Club (ACC) is delighted to welcome our 22 new members who joined at the 2017 Queensland Outdoor Adventure & Motoring Expo at the Toowoomba Showgrounds last month.
“On behalf of all members of our Club, a very big welcome to our new members who joined at the Toowoomba Expo,” our Chairman Craig Humphrey said today. “I encourage you all to take advantage of the many benefits that membership of our Club brings. If you have not already joined a branch, I also encourage you to join a branch.”
“22 new members is a fantastic outcome and the result of a lot of hard work volunteered by a number of our members.”
“We would like to extend our special thanks to Show Stand Organisers Lawrence and Petra Pearce and the members who volunteered, all of whom donated time over the duration of the Expo to manage the stand.”
“Our new members will now be able to take advantage of member benefits available from almost 600 businesses around Australia, of staying as a guest with one our member Hosts at one of our Farm Stays, of becoming involved in one of our dynamic committees, and chatting with other members on the members’ forum on our Club’s website to name but a few.”
“In addition, our branches hold regular musters and our Club has its national muster next month at Bingara New South Wales.”
“Next year we have a chairman’s muster planned for early 2018, and our national muster in in Denmark Western Australia.”
“As a member of our Club you are automatically entitled to attend the muster of any branch in Australia.”
This is one of our major recruitment events under our Club’s Target 500 Campaign aimed at membership recruitment and retention which commenced on 1 May 2017.
“Members are reminded that for every new member recruited, the recruiting member will receive a $25 fuel voucher during the course of the campaign which runs until 1 May 2018,” Mr Humphrey said.
- Published: 09 September 2017 09 September 2017
The Australian Caravan Club (ACC) is delighted to welcome McLaren Vale Lakeside Caravan Park at McLaren Vale, South Australia to its Member Benefits Programme.
Nestled in the heart of the McLaren Vale wine region, ACC members will find McLaren Vale Lakeside Caravan Park a perfect spot to relax, while making it a convenient base for touring the Fleurieu Peninsula and enjoying the region’s many wineries.
Featuring tennis courts, pool and spa, barbeque, kiosk, volleyball court, children’s playground and a beautiful ornamental lake, McLaren Vale Lakeside Caravan Park is now offering ACC members a 10% discount on powered and unpowered sites up to the value of $30 for every stay. No discounts are available during peak periods or over long weekends. Controlled pets are welcome.
To obtain ACC member discount - don’t forget to show your membership card when booking in.
- Published: 09 September 2017 09 September 2017
ACC Member Benefit Provider Kui Parks would like to remind members it has a number of Parks within the radius of our Bingara National Muster as displayed on the map below. Kui Parks offer ACC members a 20% discount off the cost of joining its Loyalty Membership.
By joining Kui Parks as a Loyalty Member you have the benefit of a 10% discount off the published rates to a maximum of $30 per stay. To join and obtain the ACC member discount on membership, you will need to first obtain your special ACC member code. Go to www.australiancaravanclub.com.au, log in using your ACC username and password, click on the green member benefits – accommodation button, and scroll down to Kui Parks in the member benefits listing.
- Published: 08 September 2017 08 September 2017
Development of wider and stronger promotion of all that the South Burnett Region has to offer RVers, was the main outcome from an RV Industry Workshop at Kingaroy on 5 September 2017.
Around 50 members of the South Burnett business and local community attended the workshop presented by the Australian Caravan Club (ACC) and coordinated by the Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and South Burnett Regional Council at the Reception Room, Kingaroy Town Hall, Glendon Street, Kingaroy in Queensland.
Also in attendance at the workshop were Mayor Cr Keith Campbell and Councillors Kathy Duff, Danita Potter, and Ros Heit from the South Burnett Regional Council, and several members of the ACC including six Club Officials, all of whom participated in the workshop.
“The South Burnett Region is most definitely a great destination for RVers,” said ACC Chairman Craig Humphrey. “It has just so many attractions and our members who attended our Club’s Chairman’s Muster at the Kingaroy Showgrounds in March this year found the local community so welcoming.”
“John Snell from our Club’s Policy Advocacy and Town Support team and his wife Kathy arrived in the South Burnett Region several days prior to the workshop. This enabled John to travel around, specifically engineer the workshop content for the region, and identify areas that could be improved.”
“While John and Kathy found that the region catered well for RVers in terms of friendly and welcoming businesses, and reasonably priced and well situated freedom camps, showgrounds and caravan parks, they identified there was a need to improve both external and internal promotion of tourist attractions and local businesses for the visiting RVer,” Mr Humphrey said.
After the initial welcome and introduction by Brett Irwin, Vice President of the Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce, the workshop commenced with a slide presentation, and concluded with a Question and Answer session and refreshments, where business and local community members interacted one on one with ACC members and South Burnett Councillors.
“Workshop participants were keen on raising the profile of the South Burnett Region attractions and businesses both externally and internally,” said ACC Deputy Chairman Tom Smith who chaired the workshop. “In particular, the need for Information Boards highlighting local attractions and businesses at Freedom Camps within the region was identified.”
“Our Club also recommended the introduction of donation boxes to offset the cost of maintaining Freedom Camps and for brochures and flyers to carry more information,” Mr Smith said.
“The evening was an overall success with both local business owners and community members given an insight to RVers’ experience in our region." said SBRC Mayor Keith Campbell "As with most things, there are always opportunities to improve and expand the experience for RVers and all visitors, and I believe tonight has given everybody here some food for thought on how we can achieve that."
The Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce (KCC) Vice President Brett Irwin said the KCC were happy with the attendance on the night, especially the wide variety of businesses from all over the South Burnett. “The information provided gave small businesses good ideas and pointers on how they can promote and improve their services to the RV community,” said Mr Irwin. “Thanks to the Australian Caravan Club on a professional presentation and club member attendance, certainly worthy of our support.”
The ACC’s 47th branch, the ACC Burnett Bushies, was formed this week. The branch will cater for RVers living in the North and South Burnett regions.