Caravanning News

Freedom Camp of the Month – Lake Wyangan

Our Freedom Camp for the Month of March is Lake Wyangan camping area.

You will find Lake Wyangan about 10 kilometres outside of Griffith in New South Wales.

This campground is owned and managed by the local Griffith Council and has green grass, barbecues and clean flushing toilets.

Beside the campground there is a small compound where you will find deer, goats and an enormous pig.  The lake attracts an abundance of birdlife.  There is a maximum stay of 3 nights and pets are not permitted.

Lake Wyangan provides a great base from which you can explore Griffith and its surrounding region.

Recall on American Special Vehicles – RAM 2500 (DJ) & 3500 (D2) Trucks

A recall notice has been issued for RAM 2500 (DJ) and 3500 (D2) Trucks Model Years 2014 to 2018.

The notice states that the Brake Transmission Shift Interlock (BTSI) locking pin may become stuck in the open position. A BTSI locking pin stuck in the open position may allow the transmission to be shifted out of PARK into to any gear position without depression of the brake pedal and/or without the key in the ignition, if a key is applicable.

The notice further states that the ability to shift the transmission out of PARK position without a key in the ignition or brake pedal application increases the potential for an unintended vehicle rollaway that may increase the risk of a crash and/or occupant injury.

For further information and to see if your vehicle is affected, go to https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/american-special-vehicles-ram-2500-dj-3500-d2-trucks-0

Recall on Jaguar Land Rover – Land Rover Discovery Sport, Discovery, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Evoque, Velar

A recall notice has been issued for MY2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport, Discovery, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Evoque, Velar with VIN ranges –


SALGA3BY1JA343646 to SALGA2AY5JA387693
SALWA2BY2JA146054 to SALWA2BY6JA185973
SALVR2RX4JH226559 to SALVP2RX3JH296852
SALYA2AX9JA700000 to SALYA2BX5JA746759
SALCA2AX0JH685128 to SALCR2SX4JH748920
SALRA2BX3JA014201 to SALRA2AX6JA039854
(Specific vehicles within these VIN ranges)

The recall notice states that some engine mounted fuel rails installed on Ingenium I4 2.0L petrol engines have not been manufactured correctly, with a risk of fuel vapour and liquid leaks occurring within the engine bay. Increased and excessive fuel odour may be noticed by the vehicle occupants and, if the bonnet is lifted, liquid fuel may be seen.

The notice warns that leaking fuel could come into contact with a hot surface in the engine bay, increasing the risk of a fire.

For further information on the recall, go to https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/jaguar-land-rover-land-rover-discovery-sport-discovery-range-rover-range-rover-sport-evoque-velar

Recall on RAM 2500 (DJ) and 3500 (D2) Trucks

A recall has been issued on American Special Vehicles – RAM 2500 (DJ) and 3500 (D2) trucks for model years 2014 to 2017 for vehicles equipped with a 6.7L I6 Cummins Turbo Diesel Engine.

The notice states that the water pump on these vehicles may experience a failure which may result in an engine compartment fire.  This could increase the potential for injury to the motor vehicle occupants or persons outside the vehicle.

To see if your vehicle is affected by the recall and if so what to do, go to https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/american-special-vehicles-ram-2500-dj-3500-d2-trucks

Product Safety Recall DOMETIC RC1180 3-Way Fridge

Recall on MyRV – Fiat Ducato II Series Motorhomes

A recall notice has been issued for certain MyRV – Fiat Ducato II Series Motorhome IPA 45456 Imala variants 615, 715, 730 and 734, and MyRV – AL-KO Fiat Ducato II SA Motorhome IPA 47016 Scout variant 2016 and later build years.

The affected motorhomes were available for sale in New South Wales and Queensland between 13 May 2016 and 4 December 2017.

The notice state that in some variants of each of the affected models there is a socket outlet (power point or GPO) located too close to the sink, in breach of the Australian Standard AS/NZS3000:2007.

The notice wards that this may be hazardous as if water enters the socket outlet (GPO) this may lead to an electric shock.

For further information and to see if your RV is on the list of affected vehicles, go to  https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/myrv-pty-ltd-fiat-ducato-ii-motorhomes-fiat-ducato-ii-sa-motorhomes

Recall on Jayco Iveco Motorhomes

There is a recall on Jayco Iveco Motorhomes sold nationally and internationally from 1 January 2012 to 5 February 2018.

The recall notice states that Jayco Iveco Motorhomes with a Cummins Onan generator fitted may have a condition that allows the fuel line from the petrol tank in the storage locker to the generator to sag into proximity with the vehicle’s exhaust.

The recall notice states that this could cause a fire hazard as there is the potential for melting of the petrol fuel line when the sagging fuel line touches the exhaust pipe.

To see if your vehicle is affected and for further information, go to the ACCC Product Safety website at - https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/jayco-corporation-pty-ltd-jayco-iveco-motorhome