The Board has decided that full payment for the National Muster Expression of Interest can be postponed until on or after 15 August 2021. However, payment is required no later than 15 September 2021.
With the date for payment extended, if you have not yet completed an Expression of Interest to attend the National Muster, now is the time to do so. Just visit the ACC web site, login, then select "Nat. Muster" where you will find the on-line registration form.
We look forward to seeing our members reunite face to face at what is expected to be a wonderful National Muster at Rockhampton in October.
National Muster Rockhampton October 10 – 18, 2021
Have you registered your intention to attend the 2021 National Muster in Rockhampton?
An intention to attend is simply a way you can help your club and help organisers prepare in advance to deliver an amazing National Muster this year. Please register your intention to attend now so we can finalise preparations with a clear expectation of numbers attending.
The organisers have confirmed that they are able to extend the closing date for registration for the National Muster until 31 August 2021.
Please register your intention to attend today on our website so we can include you in this great national event.
We look forward to seeing you at Rockhampton in October.
In March 2022, the 18th National Caravan Clubs Rally is being held in Barmera South Australia from 28 March to 7 April 2022.
The Board of the National Association of Caravan Clubs has kindly extended an invitation to the ACC for our members to attend the rally and your Board is happy to promote this event to any ACC member who would like to attend.
At present they have 350 registrations with a target of 500. Registrations close on 30th November 2021.
If you are interested in attending or would like further information, please visit their website at https://www.18thnationalcaravanrally.org.au for further details including all the eNewsletters published to date. You will also find information on how to register for their National Rally.
All attendees are welcome to participate in all parts of the program except meetings involving the site meetings, board meetings, etc. They do not consider opening and closing ceremonies, first timer gatherings, etc., as formal functions.
This rally should not be confused with either the 2022 ACC Chairman’s Muster or the 2022 ACC National Muster.
Caravan Industry Victoria has been approved to operate the Victorian Caravan, Camping & Touring Super Show 2021 Thursday, May 13 to Sunday, May 16 at Sandown Racecourse in a COVID Safe manner.
For 67 years the Victorian Caravan, Camping & Touring Super Show has been Australia’s premier outdoors show. For more information see caravanshow.com.au
The 2021 NSW Caravan Camping Holiday Super Show was a massive success with record numbers visiting the Sydney Show. In 2019 total attendees numbered just over 53,200. This year the numbers jumped to 61,595 with the last day Sunday, accommodating 15,547 visitors.
The 2022 event is scheduled for
Tuesday 19 – Sunday 24 April 2022
RV Industry Experiencing Massive Growth
The RV industry is currently undergoing massive growth since the beginning of the COVID19 Pandemic. From 2009 to 2019 there were over 20,000 RV units produced each year in Australia. In 2020 it has been suggested there were well over 33,000 units produced.
Some RV manufacturers have withdrawn from capital city shows. Australia's biggest RV manufacturer Jayco, will be noticeably absent from major east coast RV shows this year. The Victorian based RV manufacturer has cited booming pandemic-driven sales and the lengthy Victorian lockdowns which have seriously impacted many Victorian businesses.
The big questions with all this massive growth are obvious. Where are the new parks to accommodate all these new vehicles?
In addition, for those older parks that had been designed for tents and 15’ caravans, when will we see improved and expanded site sizes to accommodate modern vehicles of various sizes to meet customer expectations?
ACC Membership Renewals
In response to the 2020 COVID19 lockdown, last year your board offered an extension to membership due dates by an additional 6 months for members who accepted this generous offer.
To avoid confusion, please wait for your membership renewal notice to arrive before paying membership fees.
Your extended 6 months membership expiry date has been activated and is current in our system. Your new membership card will be issued to commence from the new extended renewal date.
Director Marketing & Communications
Dear Valued Client,
Notice of Nationwide Recall on Suburban Hot Water Services (Models SW6PA, SW6DA, SW6DEA, SW4DEA, SW4DECA and SW6DECA)
ACCC Recall Reference: PRA:2019/17885
Coast RV Pty Ltd Recall Reference: CTC001
Serial Number Range:
- 181315552 – 193002648
- 183114087D – 191302511D
Dates Available for Sale: April 4 2018 – September 25 2019
Additions to Authorised Recall Service Agent Network
We continue to work on appointing additional recall service agents around Australia to provide our customers with as much choice and convenience as possible. Since our last email, there have been some additions made to our authorised service agent network. An updated list of service agents can be found here. A list of newly appointed recall service agents can be found below.
- NSW (Broken Hill) – Broken Hill Caravans
- QLD (Sunshine Coast) – Giant Caravans
- QLD (Gold Coast/SE QLD) – Maintenance Made Easy
- QLD (Mackay) – Tullmack Caravans
- QLD (Brendale/Northside) – B & B Caravan Service & Repairs
- VIC (Mildura) – Dean Hibberd Diesel Services
- WA (Newman) – DLR Plumbing & Gas
SA (Port Lincoln) – Parkeyre Plumbing
We remind all consumers that a recall is currently underway for Suburban RV hot water services that meet the above criteria. For more information about this recall, please visit our website here.
We’d like to thank all consumers who have registered their water heater on our website and received a work order to have an inspection undertaken. We’d like to remind all consumers with an affected Suburban water heater that you cannot operate the unit on gas until a passed inspection has been completed. Some water heaters may leak carbon monoxide into the interior of the RV and this could lead to serious injury or death.
For those consumers who are yet to register, we strongly encourage you to register your water heater on our website (https://www.coastrv.com.au/suburban-recall) as soon as possible so that we can send you a work order and instructions to get your unit inspected.
We’d like to stress once again the importance of checking to see if your water heater is affected by this recall and if it is, to register on our website.
From the teams at Suburban and Coast to Coast RV Services, we thank you for your patience and for working with us.
The teams at Suburban and Coast to Coast
The flood crisis gripping much of East Coast of Australia and into the interior of our continent is another impediment that will test the resolve and fortitude of our entire community at a time when many people felt the worst of the COVID pandemic, bushfires and drought were behind them.
Today over 18,000 Australians are not in their homes and the many challenges are evident.
Personal safety and that of your community is a priority as we help each other in this dynamic situation. We know the impacts that these floods are having and will continue to have on people and businesses everywhere now and in the immediate future.
We are thankful that in the past, many of our members have been directly involved in volunteering and assisting various rebuilding programmes and in organising musters in affected towns and regions.
As soon as is practical, we would encourage all members to again support the flood affected areas by holding a muster / tagalong or to shop in regions to help rebuild those communities who need our support.
Our thoughts go out to members, families, friends and acquaintances who have been impacted by the flood crisis. We hope that everyone remains safe during the crisis and beyond. Materials can easily be replaced, human life cannot.
Director, Marketing & Communication
Australian Caravan Club Limited
Travellers with selected RUA6 and RUA8 absorption fridges–sold in vans between July 2018-December 2020–must cease using the Auto and 12V battery settings and arrange a warranty repair says Dometic.
Dometic initiated the recall following concerns the 12V wiring loom may overheat and char risking a fire if placed near combustible material.
Affected models include the RUA 6408X 188L and RUA 8408X 224L absorption fridges with following serial number ranges below:
- MB 82200938 to MB 85100130
- MB 90200892 to MB 95200685
- MB 00100565 to MB 03701182
You’ll find these numbers on the rating label on the left-hand wall of the fridge.
For more information, check out the Dometic RUA6 and RUA8 recall notice here.