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ACC members - the May edition of your Member Benefits e-Newsletter will be out soon!
Not only does it contain some very special winter offers for you as an ACC member, it introduces you to our newest member benefits, lists all our Autumn Parks, Farm Stays and Freedom Camps of the Month, and contains up to date listings of all current ACC member benefits and Farm Stays.
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Enjoying the benefits available through our member benefits programme is one of the many advantages of being a member of our Club.
A big welcome and thank you to new member benefit providers Aussie Road Crew Tours, BioMagic Environmental Solutions, Caravan Relocation Services, Coral Coast Veterinary Hospital, Currabubula Pub and Café, Jason Hawkins Tupperware Consultant, Junee Golf Club Campground, Kingaroy Showgrounds Caravan Park, Liquitube Distributor QLD, Quirindi Caravan Park, Robyn Faye Designs, Royal Hotel Spring Ridge, Tenterfield Lodge Caravan Park, and Yarraman Caravan Park which have recently joined our programme and are offering our members benefits.
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The Australian Caravan Club (ACC) and the Caravan Council of Australia Inc. (CCA) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which will provide substantial support for the ACC and its members in areas of RV construction, compliance and maintenance.
The ACC is a not-for-profit RV Club with a membership of around 4,400 members. Its objectives include ensuring its members can be provided with general advice on the construction and maintenance of their RVs. The CCA focusses primarily on RV compliance, safety, quality and manufacturing issues.
In a joint statement released today, ACC Chairman Craig Humphrey and Honorary General Manager of the CCA Colin Young said, “We are pleased to announce that an MOU has been signed by Craig Humphrey as Chairman of the ACC, and Colin Young as Honorary General Manager of the CCA.”
“This arrangement with the CCA builds on the existing avenue for advice already available to our members for basic maintenance and technical tips through the Caravan Guru,” said Mr Humphrey. “The MOU allows our members seeking more in depth advice on the construction and maintenance of their RVs to have direct access to a qualified engineer. It also allows the ACC to use CCA technical and other articles.”
“Every now and then, we hear of an RV that has been manufactured with a major defect and that is not Australian Design Rules compliant. Under the arrangement, the ACC may refer to the CCA, a member whose endeavours to resolve a dispute with an RV dealer or RV manufacturer arising from major defective manufacturing compliance and safety non-compliance have been exhausted.”
“If the CCA considers that an ACC member may benefit from the provision of an engineering assessment of the affected RV, one will be provided,” said Mr Young. “If the defect is assessed as a significant compliance, quality or build safety issue at the point of manufacture, the CCA will refer the member to a solicitor for a 30 minute free consultation on the options available to them for remedy.”
Under the MOU, the arrangement commenced on 1 May 2017. It will run for a period of 12 months when both parties have the option to renew the arrangement for a further 12 months.
“With the objectives of both the ACC and the CCA both focussed on the education and safety of RVers on the road, our organisations look forward to a rewarding and fulfilling year ahead working together for the benefit of all RVers, not just ACC members,” said Mr Humphrey and Mr Young.