The Caravan Trade Industry Association of Victoria and Everything Caravan & Camping have established a joint initiative to provide scheduled ‘FREE safety inspections’ for caravans and RVs along with other stakeholders and industry experts. This initiative is the result of both organisations prioritising the safety of all recreational vehicle users and the broader public.
Mr Rob Lucas, CEO, Caravan Industry Association of Victoria (CIA VIC) stated, ‘We are extremely happy to be working with Matt Sutton and the team from Everything Caravan & Camping to address a major concern of ours which is caravan and RV safety in a first for the caravan industry in Victoria. These scheduled FREE safety inspection days will be conducted to check customer’s caravans and RVs to better educate them on their caravan or RV and advise them of potential issues.’
‘We are excited to announce that our ‘Free safety inspection’ days will be held at our upcoming shows.
Date: Friday 24 August 2018
Time: 8:00am - 2:30pm
Time: 8:00am – 2:30pm
Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 November 2018
Time: 8:00am – 2:30pm
To register your caravan or RV for a safety inspection go to:
(to complete the booking form you will require the details of your caravan or RV such as model, towing weight, etc)
or for more information contact Caravan Industry Association of Victoria on (03) 9372 5388.
Tha Australian Caravan Club (ACC) invites you to join us and get away more in your RV.
You are welcome as a visitor to any Muster in your area - just make contact thru the website.
You’ll discover why the ACC is the Club - where friendship and adventure begin.
There is a recall on the seatbelt buckles for the rear right and rear centre seating positions may have been torqued incorrectly.
The recall notice states that the seatbelt may not operate as designed in the event of a crash, posing an increased risk of injury to passengers in the rear right or rear centre seats.
The notice states HSV will contact all affected owners directly to notify them of required action. Affected owners should contact either HSV Customer Care by phoning 03 9265 9500, or their nearest HSV Dealer to arrange an inspection and repair of their vehicle.
To find their nearest HSV dealer consumers should go to: https://www.hsv.com.au/hsv/2017/drive/find-a-dealer/
Following from the Qld Heritage Rally Biloela, the ACC Capricornia Tourers moved to Caniglia Gorge National Park for a quick visit. The Gorge is spectacular with the group completing 4 walks in 2 days. Some members ventured to the Giants Chair lookout- a grade 3 walk - of some difficulty.
The next day saw a group tackle the Dragon and Bloodwood cave - but alas no hobbits or dragons were encountered. The facilities in the park are great and the standard of tracks worth attempting - though members may need to consider the length and complexity of the walks.
After 2 great days at the Queensland Heritage Rally in Biloela the ACC Capricornia Tourers today did a tour to the area surrounding the Callide Dam. A number of members provided excellent commentary having lived and worked in the area particularly around the Callide Power Station site.
The dams lower viewing platform really ‘captured’ the members as well.
The Callide Dam camping area also provides a great base for RVers to stay in the area with powered sites only $10 per night and unpowered $7 per night.
A great mornings visit to an area rich with history and great community spirit.
Craig Humphrey Chair Australian Caravan Club Ltd www.australiancaravanclub.com.au
On June 1, the ACC Cooloola Coasters left for a tag along tour to Cooktown.
The tour was attended by seven caravans who will meander along for about six weeks, taking in the scenery and points of interest in each town and their surrounds.
The Cooloola Coasters try to have something organised each month. If a trip is not planned, they organise to have a get-together lunch.
Cooloola Coasters’ are a branch of the Australian Caravan Club and are always looking for new members to join.
The Sunset Coast Travellers fourth Muster for the year was at Corrigin - a wheat and sheep town 230Km south east of Perth with 32 members attending the Muster.
Corrigin has a famous past. In 2002 it set a World record for "Dogs in Utes" - a total of 1527 Utes with Dogs descended on the town.
Also of significance and located 5 km kilometres out of town is a dog cemetery that has become the town's premier tourist attraction. Local dog owners have gone to the expense of having quite elaborate headstones placed
over the remains of their faithful four legged companions. It was started in 1974. By the late 1980s there were about 20 headstones and there are currently over eighty. The town, recognising the importance of the cemetery as an attraction, has clearly marked the cemetery with the statue of a large dog and the town's website informs the world that "Any person is welcome to bury their dog at the cemetery, and many have travelled from different towns to lay their pets in their final resting place."
Over the weekend the members travelled to Kulin -about 50 Kms away - to view the "Tin Horse Highway", a collection of about 80 horse statues in a variety of comedy situations made from 44 gal drums and bits of old farming equipment spread along a 10Km stretch of road. Branch members also visited the nearby "Gorge Rock" a local picnic and old swimming hole.