The Caravan Council of Australia (CCA) has notified the Australian Caravan Club (ACC) that it ‘is introducing a professional engineering and legal assistance program to help owners of caravans and camper-trailers who have serious unresolved technical problems with their vehicle.’
CCA has instructed the ACC that the service ‘is available only for alleged Major Defects involving Compliancing and Safety…where discussions with the Supplier have failed to satisfactorily resolve the issues.’
CCA has requested complainants to complete a Complaint Form and email it to the CCA together with photos. The CCA state that the Complaint will be confidentially examined ‘by an independent professional experienced engineer, and an accredited solicitor - without cost - to determine whether any legal action is likely to favourably resolve the issue(s), and what the indicative costs would be for:
- such action, by a Letter of Demand and
- with appropriate action, if necessary.’
CCA state that an indicative cost ‘for a simple basic Letter of Demand is around $400 - $500 (+ GST).’
CCA further state that ‘If the Claim is deemed to be justified, and likely to be satisfactorily resolved, the Solicitor will provide a completely-free – without any obligation whatsoever – initial telephone discussion, for up to 20 minutes!’
‘The ACC is very concerned about compliance and safety issues,’ said Mr Smith. ‘Our Club has been making serious representations to the Caravan Industry Association of Australia on behalf of our members who have genuine major defect issues with their RV manufacturers.’
‘A copy of the CCA Complaint form is available for our members upon request,’ Mr Smith said.
On behalf of your Board, I would like to wish
all Australian Caravan Club members, a happy,
healthy and safe 2017
On behalf of your Board I wish all members and their families a very Merry Christmas and may 2017 be a great year.
Your club office will be closed from 5pm Saturday 24th December 2016 and will re–open Tuesday 3rd January 2017.
Special Free Discovery Holiday Parks Membership Offer for Australian Caravan Club Members
Discovery Holiday Parks are offering Australian Caravan Club (ACC) members a free 12 months membership if they join the Discovery Holiday Parks membership programme before 31 December 2017.
Membership of Discovery Holiday Parks entitles RVers to a 10% discount on all site and cabin bookings to a value of $50 per stay, exclusive member offers and specials.
Over 60 additional accommodation discount benefits throughout Australia are now available to ACC members who choose to take advantage of this tremendous offer, following an arrangement entered into between the ACC and Discovery Holiday Parks.
The arrangement brings a significant boost to the already large number of accommodation venues offering ACC members discount on their stays throughout Australia.
ACC members wishing to take advantage of this offer must log into the ACC website as members, click on the green member benefits - accommodation button on the ACC homepage and obtain the Discovery Holiday Parks Code from the member benefits listing. This Code is for exclusive use by ACC members only.
For more information about what Discovery Holiday Parks has to offer RVers, visit their website at www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au.
Own a caravan, motorhome, pop top, campertrailer, slide-on, campervan or 5th wheeler? Like to join the ACC and take advantage of our member benefits programme? Go to www.australiancaravanclub.com.au and click on 'Join The Club Now' which can be found on our Club's website.
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Australian Caravan Club Offers Discount to Members of Caravan Parks and Bush Camp Reviews - WA
Australian Caravan Club (ACC) National Chairman Craig Humphrey and Caravan Parks and Bush Camp Reviews – WA (CPBCRWA) Founder Louise Gorham today announced agreement has been reached for members of CPBCRWA to join the ACC for a limited time at a discounted rate.
The ACC is one of the largest RV Clubs in Australia and recently celebrated its 10th anniversary since its foundation at Caloundra, Queensland in 2006. The Club has grown substantially and now boasts a membership of around 4,500 members with 42 branches throughout Australia from Townsville to Perth, including Tasmania.
CPBCRWA is a Facebook group where like-minded people come together to review, discuss, ask questions, share photos and thoughts on anything related to camping and travelling this beautiful country.
‘The ACC invites members of CPBCRWA with RVs to join our Club and take advantage of the many benefits that membership of the ACC has to offer,’ ACC National Chairman Craig Humphrey said today. ‘Membership of the ACC is open to all RVers, from families to grey nomads, and from the owners of caravans, pop tops, campertrailers, motorhomes, slide-ons and campervans to 5th wheelers.’
‘From 1 January to 30 June 2017, the ACC are making a special offer to CPBCRWA members.’
‘CPBCRWA members joining during this period will receive a refund back of the $10.00 joining fee if they join online using PayPal using a special Code from 1 January to 30 June 2017.’
‘As a member of the ACC, not only are you a member of one of the friendliest and best RV Clubs in Australia, but you are also entitled to take advantages of the many benefits that being a member brings.’
‘With ACC membership comes a broad range of discounts from member benefit providers. Membership also includes the ability to attend social and fun activities at branch musters and to share RVing experiences with like-minded people.’
‘There is the option of participating in a range of topics on the members’ forum on our website, stay for free at a range of FarmStay locations and join one of our Club’s Special Interest Groups including Kids In Tow which caters for families and children, Lone Trekkers for members travelling alone, English Van Owners, Full Time Travellers and Armed Forces S.I.G.’
Announcing the offer to CPBCRWA Facebook Group Members, CPBCRWA Founder Louise Gorham said ‘This is a fantastic opportunity for CPBCRWA. The ACC has something for everyone. My husband and I love being members of the ACC community. Just like CPBCRWA, the ACC is all about enabling us to travel, to do what we all love, in a safe and fun environment to learn new things, see new places and meet wonderful people’.
With its picturesque mountain backdrop and surrounded by National Parks, Big4 Cania Gorge Caravan and Tourist Park near Monto is the newest member benefit provider offering discounts to ACC members.
Big 4 Cania Gorge offers ACC members a 10% discount (no limit) or to stay 7 nights and pay for 6.
ACC members will find plenty to do at Big 4 Cania Gorge. The Park is a bird watchers paradise and has three swimming pools. The National Park nearby has an abundance of walking tracks.
For the children or grandchildren, Big4 Cania Gorge has a giant jumping pillow, kids movies, tennis court, water playground and an inflatable trampoline.
Small dogs are allowed during weekdays in a specified area. Please note that no dogs are allowed on weekends or during school holidays and dogs are not to be walked near facilities.
Please remember to show your ACC membership card when checking in.
One of Australia’s largest RV Clubs, the Australian Caravan Club (ACC), today welcomed the announcement of the opening of a further freedom camping area at Currabubula by the Liverpool Plains Shire Council Mayor Cr Andrew Hope.
The freedom camping area is located at the Recreation Ground in Maitland Street, Currabubula.
‘This initiative is another great achievement of the Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC),’ said ACC National Deputy Chairman Tom Smith. ‘I am sure that RVers will make good use of this great facility and support local businesses during their stay.’
Mr Smith joined the LPSC Mayor Cr Hope, LPSC Councillors, members of the Currabubula Pony Club and the wider Currabubula Community at the official opening. The facility, which allows a stay of up to 72 hours, has hot showers and flushing toilets for which patrons are asked to make a small donation.
‘The ACC was pleased to have been involved in the development of the LPSC Recreational Vehicle Strategy.’
At the opening, Mr Smith presented Cr Hope with an ACC RVSTAY sign for display at the Currabubula Recreation Ground freedom camping area.
‘Credit goes to the LPSC for being so forward thinking and for opening up economic opportunities for its local businesses in this way.’
‘Benefits have already been seen within the Shire since the opening of the freedom camp at Willow Tree which is now being used by many RVers. RVers have been telling me that they have been eating out at the Willow Tree Bowling Club and at the restaurant at the Willow Tree Pub.’
‘The ACC encourage our members using freedom camps to give back to the areas providing these camps by supporting local businesses wherever possible.’
‘I am sure the Currabubula local community and its surrounding area will reap the economic rewards from the increased business that RVers staying at the freedom camp will bring,’ Mr Smith said.