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The Australian Caravan Club (ACC) is delighted to welcome Broken Hill Outback Resort to its member benefits programme.

Broken Hill Outback Resort is a new resort opening at 1 Barrier Highway, Broken Hill, New South Wales in April 2018.

This resort will come in handy for our members travelling through Broken Hill on their way to our 2018 National Muster in Denmark, Western Australia.  

Surrounded by breathtaking views of the Barrier Ranges, Broken Hill Outback Resort is designed for anyone seeking accommodation in the heart of the Australian outback.  The resort offers a perfect mix of powered and unpowered sites on grassy level areas.  There are also 30 King Spa Cabins.

If you haven’t been to Broken Hill before, it’s a destination that definitely needs a few days to explore the City and its surrounds.  

ACC members staying at Broken Hill Outback Resort will receive a 5% discount, or the opportunity to stay for 4 nights and pay for 3, on production of a current ACC membership card.  Pets are allowed on request on sites, but not permitted in cabins.

For contact details, members will need to log onto this website using your username and password, and click on the green member benefits – accommodation button on this website home page.

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Big Valley Campsite at Rosa Glen in Western Australia was the venue for our ACC South West Wanderers February 2018 muster.

While some members visited the very interesting and picturesque coastline of the Margaret River region, others chose a local tourist attraction offering very tempting morning teas, wine, oil and preserve tastings.

Big Valley Campsite is nestled amongst the hills of a family working sheep farm, only a short distance from the town of Margaret River and all the attractions the region offers.  Members enjoyed listening to the sheep in the next paddock, and watching the bantam rooster and his harem freely wandering about the caravans.

If you live in the Busselton region of Western Australia, have an RV and would like more information about joining our ACC South West Wanderers or any other of our 49 branches throughout Australia, please contact our Club’s membership team on membershipsupport@australiancaravanclub.com.au.  To join our Club now, click here.

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When our Club's former Chairman Tom and his wife Sandra recently travelled from Queensland down to Victoria, they were delighted with the warm and friendly response they received from ACC members along the way.

There was a catch up with friends from the ACC Drovers and ACC Southern Nomads, then a barbeque with ACC Southerly Busters friends.

That's why membership of the ACC is so very special to many of our members.  No matter where in Australia you are, there is nearly always an ACC member not far away.

It's easy to see why we say we are the ACC, the Club for ALL RVers ...where Friendships and Adventure begin.

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Our ACC Murray River Ramblers have described their first muster for 2018 at the Big4 Tocumwal in New South Wales as ‘relaxed’.  However by the sounds of it, there was plenty to do!

With thanks to local and fellow Murray River Ramblers Max and Joy, members enjoyed a guided tour of the local area.  This included the remnants of a WWII airfield, a blowhole which only fills during a drought, and passing a quarry where rock was mined for the Sydney Opera House.

It’s sharing friendships and adventures like this, that makes membership of the ACC so very special.  Not a member and interested in joining our ACC Murray River Ramblers or another branch of our 49 branches in various regions around Australia?  Please feel free to contact our membership team on membershipsupport@australiancaravanclub.com.au or you can join us online by clicking here.

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A safety presentation from Caravan Council of Australia, a day tagalong with luncheon boat cruise at Echuca, and visit to the H.V. McKay Rural Discovery Centre are some of the many exciting activities awaiting members of our Club at their Chairman’s Muster next month.

Around 150 RVers in 75 RVs will be travelling to Elmore in country Victoria for the Chairman’s muster, revealed our Club Chairman Craig.

The Chairman’s muster will be held at the Elmore Events Centre from 8 to 13 March 2018.

“I am delighted with the number of registrations that we have received for our Club’s Elmore Chairman’s muster,” Craig said.  “Once again, the number of registrations at a Chairman’s muster has far exceeded expectations.”

As well as the Club Chairman, three other Club directors will be travelling from South-East Queensland to Elmore to attend the event. 

“Our Chairman’s musters are different to our National Musters in that they are less formal.  The Elmore Chairman’s muster will provide an opportunity for members attending to meet and chat with myself and three directors about our Club one on one, at our daily Happy Hour and over the course of the muster, in a friendly and relaxed environment.”

“Indeed, it’s from member feedback received at Chairman’s musters that some of our Club’s best policies and initiatives have come,” Craig said.

“There is also plenty of time for members to take in the various attractions that the region has to offer and to share friendships and adventure with like-minded people.”

Craig said towns and regions where ACC Chairman’s and National Musters have been held, always receive an economic boost over the muster period as members shop, visit tourist attractions, buy fuel and groceries and other day to day necessities.

“Our Club members are supportive of local businesses during these events.  Past major musters have seen an expenditure by members of over $100 per RV per day,” Craig said.

Craig said any RVers living or travelling in the region are welcome to attend one of the daily Happy Hours during the muster and find out more about the Club.  Interested RVers should contact Craig on 0409 605 890.

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Yes, we are exhibiting at The Great Outdoor and 4x4 Expo at Ballarat Showgrounds from 2 to 4 March 2018!

If you’re planning on attending the Expo, why not call in at our stall and say hello?  Not a member, then come along and see what we are all about?  We are waiving our $10 joining fee for any new members who join at the Expo!

You might like what you see and Join the ACC, the Club for ALL RVers…where Friendships and Adventure begin.

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Graham at Charleville Bush Caravan Park at Charleville in Western Queensland is now making caravan clotheslines which he tells us will slide straight into your rope guide on the awning.  When the washing is finished, hang it on a coat hanger and place in the eyelets.  Slide the clothes line along the awning to your desired location.

ACC members who go to Charleville Bush Caravan Park can purchase the caravan clothes line for $25, a 12% saving, plus there is no freight charged.  If ordered online, no discount applies.

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The ACC Lone Trekkers is a special interest group for Australian Caravan Club members who travel around this beautiful country of ours on their own.

Our Lone Trekkers have their own Facebook page and communicate on their own members’ forum so that no matter where they are in OZ, Lone Trekkers can join up with each other for a tagalong, give support, share experiences or just meet for a cuppa or Happy Hour.

So if you are travelling solo, why not join the ACC today and join the Lone Trekkers special interest group? 

Click here to "Join The Club Now"

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Following his announcement at the Bingara National Muster, our Club Chairman Craig has confirmed our Club will be undertaking some major initiatives aimed at improving the RV Lifestyle for RVers during 2018.

These initiatives under our Club’s Focus 2018 policy include working towards improvements for the RV traveller in four key areas. 

“Promoting the use of recreational vehicles and the RV lifestyle throughout Australia are our Club’s main objectives,” Craig said. “Our policy team will be focussing on four key areas for Focus 2018 aimed towards achieving this.”

“The first area is encouraging safer driving and road courtesy.  Our policy team is heavily engaged in developing a ‘Sharing the Road’ Code of Conduct in conjunction with a trucking industry peak body.”  

“Our team is also finalising education tools to assist RVers select tow vehicles and caravans to use as a guide towards having a combination that is 100% legally compliant regarding masses and ratings.”

“The second area of focus is improving terms and conditions in matters of RV ownership.  Here, the ACC will be looking into the effectiveness of current RV warranties.”

“The ACC’s policy team are currently reviewing Federal Government drafts for a new Road Vehicle Standards Act. The ACC will be looking at the drafts purely from the consumer and RVers’ perspective,” he said. 

“The third is representing RV owners to all levels of government and statutory bodies to improve access to rest areas.  Fatigue management is important.”

“The fourth is approaching other organisations and RV Clubs with similar objectives as the ACC to work alongside us to lobby for the betterment of conditions for those travelling in RVs.”

Craig said that the Club’s Target 500 campaign aimed at membership growth and retention was vital for the ACC to be an effective lobbying force for RVers.

The ACC’s Target 500 Campaign will finish on 1 May 2018.  “The more members we have, the better the chance of success of Focus 2018,” Craig said.

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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

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