Caravanning News

Recall on Ford Rangers, Couriers and Econovans

There has been a recall on 69,363 Ford Rangers built from 8 September 2006 through to 1 August 2011, 20,037 Ford Couriers built between 2 February 2004 through to 21 September 2006, and 1,300 Ford Econovans
built from 2 February 2004 through to 31 October 2005, making a total of 90,700 vehicles under this recall.

The recall notice states that as the airbag inflator ‘gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade.  If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure.’

The notice states that in the event that a defective airbag inflator ruptures, metal fragments may propel out through the airbag cushion towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.

Owners of affected vehicles are urged to contact their local Ford dealership or Ford head office directly via the website at https://www.ford.com.au/owners/contact-us/(link is external) to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge.  Consumers who are unsure whether they are affected can also contact Ford on 13 FORD (13 36 73) or contact their preferred dealer.

For further information and to see if your vehicle is listed on the recall notice, go to:  https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/ford-motor-company-of-australia-limited-ford-courier-econovan-and-ranger

Happy Mother's Day

Our Club wishes all Mothers, a very Happy Mother's Day filled with love.

Recall for American Special Vehicles RAM 2500 Trucks MY 2018

A recall notice has issued for some American Special Vehicles RAM 2500 Trucks Model Years 2018.

The notice stated that some MY 2018 RAM 2500 trucks equipped with a 12-pin trailer plug, may have a Trailer Brake Module (TBM) installed with the incorrect software.

The notice further states that incorrect software may render the tail lights inoperative on the trailer, posing an accident risk for the vehicle occupants and/or other road users.

The notice says that owners of affected vehicles will be notified by mail and are advised to contact their local authorised RAM Truck dealer who will inspect and rectify the vehicle.

For further information and to see if your vehicle is affected go to https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/american-special-vehicles-ram-2500-trucks

 

Come along and meet us at the Show

Here's some photos of our hardworking members at the New South Wales Holiday Caravan Camping Supershow at the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.

We have been at the vintage caravan display on the Time to Roam stand at the Show. If you are planning on coming along to the Show to see us, tomorrow (Sunday 29 April) is the very last day.

Our members would be delighted to meet you and love chatting about our Club. What's more, we are waiving our $10 joining fee for any new members who join at the Show!

 

Come see us at the New South Wales Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow

Yes our Club is exhibiting at the New South Wales Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow at the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse from Tuesday 24 April  to Sunday 29 April 2018.  You will find us at the Time to Roam vintage caravan display, a ‘must do’ journey back in time for any RVer attending the Show. 

So if you are going to the Show and would like to know more about our Club, the Australian Caravan Club, why not drop in and say hello to our members on the stand?  They would love to meet you and have a chat.

Our ACC Sunshine Nomads Share Friendships and Great Food

Our Club is all about sharing Friendships and Adventure with like-minded people.

Our ACC Sunshine Nomads enjoy branch lunches between musters.  After lunching at the Coolum Hotel on Queensland's Sunshine Coast earlier this year, this month’s lunch was at the Palmwoods Hotel where everyone enjoyed the get together and the great food. 

So far this year, musters have been held at Iluka in the New South Wales Northern Rivers region and Burnett Heads in Queensland.  Their next event is a two week tagalong to the Carnarvon Gorge in Central Queensland in May!  

ACC Welcomes Takalvans 

The Australian Caravan Club is delighted to welcome Takalvans to its member benefits programme.

Takalvans is a family owned business which sell new and pre-owned caravans.  They have a large and comprehensive spare parts and accessories store.  Their trade qualified staff, service and repair caravans and mobile homes. They are a preferred repairer for most major insurance companies.

Takalvans offer ACC members a 5% discount off purchases to the value of $500, simply show your membership card to receive the discount.

ACC members - contact details for Takalvans can be found by logging onto this website using your username and password, then clicking on the orange Member Benefits – Non Accommodation button on this webpage.