- 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.
- Published: 25 June 2017 25 June 2017
ACC Great Ocean Roadsters have held our second muster at Koroit Victoria on June 23rd to 25th. Seven members and two guests from the ACC Limestone Coasters attended the muster held at the edge of a dormant volcano. Members were encouraged to explore the many craft and antique shops around Koroit which resembles old style Irish village as well as taking a drive through Tower Hill (dormant Volcano). The weather was not kind to us which put a damper on the planned afternoon activities including Finska.
Members were excited to pose with our new branch banner for our group photo. Saturday evening saw our small group head off to Micky Bourke’s Irish pub for a buffet meal. Everyone departed on Sunday morning hoping for better weather at Gellibrand for our next muster.
- Published: 24 June 2017 24 June 2017
Narrabri Farm Stay is our ACC Farm Stay for the Month of June.
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. ACC Farm Stays are only available to ACC members.
Farm Stay Host Liz welcomes ACC members to stay in a very private spot, close to town but away from the highway with plenty of shade and flat areas.
The venue is a perfect base from which to explore the many attractions in and around Narrabri. To the East, there is the natural beauty of Mount Kaputar National Park. To the West, our members into the mysteries of the universe will enjoy a visit to the CSIRO Australian Telescope Compact Array.
Other attractions in the area include Yarrie Lake, Pilliga Scrub, Waa Gorge and the Narrabri Old Gaol and Museum.
Narrabri Farm Stay can accommodate up to 5 RVs and Liz asks for 2 days’ notice prior to your arrival. Pets are not permitted.
Further details about our Narrabri Farm Stay and contact details can be found on our Club’s website under the On the Road / RVSTAY / Farm Stay tab. Before staying at an ACC Farm Stay, members must first register on the ACC RVSTAY Farm Stay site on our Club’s website.
- Published: 19 June 2017 19 June 2017
If you own an RV and live in the Canberra region interested in joining our Club?
Not ready to join yet but would you like to find out more about us?
Upwards of 20 members are expected to be attending a meeting to form our first branch for RVers in the Canberra Region at 2pm this Saturday, 24 June 2017.
Our Club’s New South Wales membership support representative Lorraine will be holding a meeting at Exhibition Park, Cnr Flemington Road and Northbourne Ave, Mitchell, ACT. With so much interest, we have no doubt that we will shortly be announcing the formation of our 47th branch!
After the meeting at 4pm, members will gather for a Happy Hour and barbeque (BYO chairs, cutlery, drinks, and food).