- Published: 07 July 2017 07 July 2017
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- Published: 04 July 2017 04 July 2017
Australian Caravan Club (ACC) Chairman Craig Humphrey today announced the formation of a new Special Interest Group (SIG) within the Club for owners of LOTUS Caravans to muster together as a group.
The ACC currently has a number of SIGS created for members with like interests. These operate separate and apart from the Club’s branch structure and a member can be a member of a branch and a member of a SIG that interests them.
“The formation of this new SIG follows a number of ACC members attending a LOTUS Caravan Owners’ Group muster last weekend,” ACC Chairman Craig Humphrey said today. “We all got together and decided that we had so much fun as a group, that we would start a SIG for LOTUS Caravan owners within our own Club.”
Mr Humphrey who himself owns a LOTUS Caravan, said he was delighted with the formation of the SIG. “I will most definitely be joining it,” he said.
The formation of the ‘ACC Owners of LOTUS Vans SIG’ takes the total number of SIGS in the ACC to six.
Like other SIGS within the ACC, the ACC Owners of LOTUS Vans SIG will hold its own musters. “Of course while not being able to join the SIG, all members of the ACC will be welcome to attend the musters as that is what makes our Club so special. By being a member of the ACC, you are automatically eligible to attend the musters of all branches and all SIGs,” Mr Humphrey said.
“Catering to the interests of ALL RVers is something that our Club feels strongly about. With a diverse membership base, to cater for the specific interests of some of our members, our club has established these SIGs.”
“We have the Lone Trekkers SIG for our members who travel solo, our Full Time Travellers SIG for our members who are travelling on the road full time, and our Armed Forces SIG for members who are ex or current service men and women who have, or are still serving in the Australian or Allied Armed Forces or merchant navies.”
“For our members who enjoy camping with their children or grandchildren we have Kids in Tow operating in Queensland and Victoria, and we also have a SIG for our members who are Owners of English Vans. Now we have the Owners of LOTUS Vans SIG for our members who are owners of LOTUS Caravans.”
- Published: 04 July 2017 04 July 2017
ACC members – don’t forget that for every NEW member you sign up to the Club, you receive one entry into the State draw for the State in which you live to win a B.E.S.T. RV Water Filter. Sign up 10 new members and receive 10 entries into the draw! Entries close 1 May 2018.
“A B.E.S.T. RV Water Filter with SilverSafe® sanitises as you fill, so there is no need for any special tank treatments. It provides clean, safe water, wherever the road may take you!”: B.E.S.T. Water Filter principal Colin Hopgood.
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- Published: 02 July 2017 02 July 2017
If so, a reminder that our ACC Lone Trekkers are planning a muster at Trangie in New South Wales Central West from 20 to 24 July 2017, following the major success of their Bordertown, South Australia muster in May.
The venue for the muster is Trangie Caravan Park where park hosts Andrew and Deb are lining up a pizza night, bush poet and a tour of the Cotton Gin. Trangie is shaping up to be another action packed ACC Lone Trekkers Muster.
- Published: 29 June 2017 29 June 2017
The Australian Caravan Club (ACC) is delighted to welcome its first branch for RVers living in the Canberra region and its surrounds, ACC Chairman Craig Humphrey announced today.The ACC Capital Country Nomads branch was formed following a meeting, Happy Hour, and barbeque for interested RVers held at Exhibition Park, Mitchell in the Australian Capital Territory.
“I am delighted to welcome the ACC Capital Country Nomads branch and its members into the ACC family,” Mr Humphrey said. “The branch was formed with a good start of 24 members which is a great foundation.”
ACC New South Wales Membership Support Representative Lorraine Theodoros accompanied by Club Official Kath Richards from our ACC Sydney Slickers branch officiated at the meeting where the election of branch office bearers took place.
“Several members living in the Canberra region had expressed interest to me in forming a Canberra branch to cater for RVers in their own area,” said Mrs Theodoros. “It was a very exciting event for our Canberra RVers attending. Members enthusiastically voted on the branch name and the ACC Capital Country Nomads was overwhelmingly supported.”
Mr Humphrey said it was also a very exciting time for the Club. “Congratulations to all the members of the ACC Capital Country Nomads and their committee of Steve Onus (President), and Leigh Baddeley (Secretary).”
“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.”
“ACC membership brings with it a huge range of advantages including member benefits, free Farm Stays, and social and fun activities including muster and tagalong events where our members share RVing experiences with like-minded people. We also have an active team who advocate on issues affecting RVers to all levels of government and the RV manufacturing industry.”
- Published: 26 June 2017 26 June 2017
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has today issued the following statement –
“Consumers who have a caravan built with a chassis manufactured between May 2015 and June 2016 or have a chassis that has been manufactured by G&S Chassis that has a Control Rider TS Suspension System should immediately cease using their caravan.”
The ACCC states that there “is a risk of insufficient weld penetration and/or overgrinding of the weld on the suspension trailing arm elbow resulting in reduced material thickness” and that “the suspension arm may break causing the chassis to become unstable, potentially becoming a hazard to other road users.”
For further information and chassis numbers, please visit the ACCC website at: www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/turrisi-enterprises-pty-ltd-t-a-g-s-chassis-control-rider-ts-suspension
- Published: 26 June 2017 26 June 2017
Australian Caravan Club (ACC) members seeking a place to stopover in the Parkes region of New South Wales now have the advantage of staying at the Club’s newest Farm Stay ‘Yarraman’ at Alectown, ACC Chairman Craig Humphrey announced today.
The ACC’s Farm Stay Scheme is an initiative that arose when a group of ACC members expressed an interest in making space available on their properties for fellow Club members to stay short term, free of charge. Guidelines are in place for users of the Farm Stay Scheme based on the laws of the relevant authorities.
‘The ACC is delighted to welcome the Yarraman Farm Stay to our ACC Farm Stay Scheme,’ said Mr Humphrey. ‘The Yarraman Farm Stay at Alectown is sited only 27 kilometres from Parkes in New South Wales Central West. I expect it will become a very highly sought after stopover for our members travelling up and down the Newell Highway.’
‘The ACC is very grateful to our Yarraman Farm Stay hosts Robert and Christine for opening up their property to ACC members.’
ACC members staying at the site will find it is close to Parkes Radio Telescope, Peak Hill, a Gold Mine Historic Area and other Parkes’ tourist attractions including the Elvis Museum.
There is a maximum of 5 RV sites available, and members must telephone ahead 2 days in advance to check availability and book. Pets are not allowed.
Further details about our Yarraman Farm Stay and contact details can be found on our Club’s website under the On the Road / RVSTAY / Farm Stay tab.
“I remind members that before staying at an ACC Farm Stay, that they must first register on the ACC RVSTAY Farm Stay register which is available on our Club’s website under the Farm Stay tab,” Mr Humphrey said.