- Published: 09 May 2017 09 May 2017
The Australian Caravan Club (ACC) and the Caravan Council of Australia Inc. (CCA) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which will provide substantial support for the ACC and its members in areas of RV construction, compliance and maintenance.
The ACC is a not-for-profit RV Club with a membership of around 4,400 members. Its objectives include ensuring its members can be provided with general advice on the construction and maintenance of their RVs. The CCA focusses primarily on RV compliance, safety, quality and manufacturing issues.
In a joint statement released today, ACC Chairman Craig Humphrey and Honorary General Manager of the CCA Colin Young said, “We are pleased to announce that an MOU has been signed by Craig Humphrey as Chairman of the ACC, and Colin Young as Honorary General Manager of the CCA.”
“This arrangement with the CCA builds on the existing avenue for advice already available to our members for basic maintenance and technical tips through the Caravan Guru,” said Mr Humphrey. “The MOU allows our members seeking more in depth advice on the construction and maintenance of their RVs to have direct access to a qualified engineer. It also allows the ACC to use CCA technical and other articles.”
“Every now and then, we hear of an RV that has been manufactured with a major defect and that is not Australian Design Rules compliant. Under the arrangement, the ACC may refer to the CCA, a member whose endeavours to resolve a dispute with an RV dealer or RV manufacturer arising from major defective manufacturing compliance and safety non-compliance have been exhausted.”
“If the CCA considers that an ACC member may benefit from the provision of an engineering assessment of the affected RV, one will be provided,” said Mr Young. “If the defect is assessed as a significant compliance, quality or build safety issue at the point of manufacture, the CCA will refer the member to a solicitor for a 30 minute free consultation on the options available to them for remedy.”
Under the MOU, the arrangement commenced on 1 May 2017. It will run for a period of 12 months when both parties have the option to renew the arrangement for a further 12 months.
“With the objectives of both the ACC and the CCA both focussed on the education and safety of RVers on the road, our organisations look forward to a rewarding and fulfilling year ahead working together for the benefit of all RVers, not just ACC members,” said Mr Humphrey and Mr Young.
- Published: 08 May 2017 08 May 2017
Australian Caravan Club (ACC) members now have the ability to receive general maintenance advice and technical tips with the introduction of the ‘Ask The Caravan Guru’ link on the Club’s website, Club Chairman Craig Humphrey announced today.
“As RVers, every now and then an issue can arise about basic maintenance of our RVs, or a situation can arise where we need basic technical advice,” said Mr Humphrey. “We are fortunate to have a member who is a caravan repairer and who is happy to support his fellow Club members for no charge, with some general basic RV advice.”
‘Ask The Caravan Guru’ is only available to ACC members.
“If a Club member has a general query, all they have to do is to click on the ‘Ask The Caravan Guru’ link on our Club’s website, and set out the details of their enquiry. The Caravan Guru will respond to their enquiry as soon as he is able.”
Members need to sign into the website to access the facility.
The Caravan Guru facility can only be used for basic maintenance and technical tips. Issues affecting major RV defects, regulatory non-compliance, and legal and other consumer affairs complaints should continue to be directed to our Deputy Chairman Tom Smith.
“One of the key objects outlined in our Club’s Constitution is for the provision of general advice to members on the construction and maintenance of their RV. The service provided by The Caravan Guru aims to help us achieve that objective,” Mr Humphrey said.
- Published: 07 May 2017 07 May 2017
The real ABBA? No, just members of our ACC Sunshine Nomads who are enjoying the fun at the ABBA Festival at Trundle, NSW.
As a member of the ACC, you are entitled to join in the activities run by any of our 45 branches around Australia. Why not join the ACC, the Club for ALL RVers ...where Friendships and Adventure begin today?
- Published: 05 May 2017 05 May 2017
Yes, we are exhibiting at the Mackay Home Show & Camping, Caravan Expo at the Mackay Showgrounds from 19 – 21 May 2017!
If you’re planning on attending the Expo, why not call in at our stall and say hello? Not a member, then come along and see what we are all about? We are waiving our $10 joining fee for any new members who join at the Show!
You might like what you see and join the ACC, the Club for ALL RVers…where Friendships and Adventure begin.
- Published: 03 May 2017 03 May 2017
The Australian Caravan Club welcomes Quirindi Caravan Park on the Liverpool Plains as its newest accommodation member benefit provider offering a discount to ACC members.
The Park is a great base from which RVers can explore the beautiful Liverpool Plains. If you visit between December and March, the sunflowers may be out in bloom.
There is much to see and do in and around Quirindi. Your first stop must, of course, be to the Who’d-A-Thought-It Lookout which offers picturesque views over Quirindi. There you can see the beautiful gold, orange, green and brown colours of the Liverpool Plains. Don’t forget to stop in and check out Bob’s Shed on the way up to the lookout.
Nearby to the North there’s the historical Railway Station, Australian Railway Monument and Railway Journeys Museum at Werris Creek. A little further North there’s the Currabubula Pub.
At Wallabadah a short distance to the East, you’ll find the historic Marshall McMahon Pub and the First Fleet Memorial Gardens, to the West the pretty village of Spring Ridge, and on the outskirts of Quirindi you’ll find the Rural Heritage Village and Miniature Railway.
Quirindi Caravan Park offers ACC members a 20% discount on powered and unpowered sites, and cabins. Pets are permitted on caravan sites, but are not permitted in cabins. Don’t forget to show your current ACC membership card to obtain the discount.
Don’t forget to include a stopover for a few days when travelling the Kamilaroi Highway, or to take a short detour West at Wallabadah into Quirindi on your next trip along the New England Highway.
- Published: 01 May 2017 01 May 2017
What is Target 500? It is a campaign aimed at substantially increasing our Club membership over the next 12 months. The more members, the bigger the voice, and the more influence we have when advocating and protecting RVers rights when it comes to issues affecting RVers such as freedom camps, regulatory compliance, and employment on the road to name but a few.
Help us to help you, the RVer, by joining us, the Australian Caravan Club …where Friendships and Adventure begin!
- Published: 26 April 2017 26 April 2017
If history and the beauty of the Victorian High Country appeals to you, then why not take advantage of our Beechworth Farm Stay? The very warm welcome received by our members who have stayed there from hosts Allan and Vicki can be read on our RVSTAY Farm Stay website.
Current ACC membership is required.
This Farm Stay located in Woolshed Valley and surrounded by Mt Pilot National Park, is a perfect base from which to explore the local region. During your stay, you can enjoy a walk through the gardens of the old Beechworth asylum.
Other activities in the region include bushwalking, 4x4 driving, wine tastings, and of course who couldn’t resist a visit to the famous Beechworth Bakery! You never know, you might strike it rich gold panning or gem fossicking…and of course, there is all the history of the Kelly Gang.
There is a maximum of 10 caravan sites. A water tap and fireplace are available and there is unlimited mountain spring water. Dogs are allowed on a lead.
ACC members wishing to stay at our Beechworth Farm Stay, should first contact Allan and Vicki. To obtain contact details and the site address, members should log onto our ACC website and access Beechworth Farm Stay by clicking On the Road / RVSTAY / Farm Stay.
Our club has a number of members who are property owners or who have access to property, and who are prepared to make their properties available to fellow members for free short term stays under our Farm Stay Scheme.