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Caravan World Issue 568

Caravan World is the definitive guide that gives caravanners the know-how and confidence to pursue their touring dreams. At its heart, Caravan World is committed to enabling caravan travel in Australia, through informed testing of RV products, helpful tips and advice and showcasing great destinations and activities.

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in this issue

2 min.
a fond farewell

It’s somewhat apt that this, the 568th issue of Caravan World, revolves around family vanning and adventuring, as it also marks my last issue as CW editor – for a while – as I head off on a new family adventure of my own: motherhood. I’ve sat in various chairs for CW over the past 5.5 years from deputy editor to production editor, then editor and now senior editor, and helped collate the past 63 issues of this great magazine. A lot has changed during that time – in both the Australian magazine and caravanning industries – and I couldn’t be prouder that CW is still standing tall and going from strength to strength, thanks largely to our loyal readers and clients. Caravanners might not be known for their crazy antics, but…

1 min.
record numbers for rv show

The world’s biggest fair for RVs has been held in Dusseldorf, Germany with event organisers saying they had record numbers attending – proving the strength of the sector. Caravan Salon, held from August 26 to September 3, showcased a total of 600 national and international exhibitors with 130 caravan and motorhome brands presenting their innovations and current models in 13 halls. Some 2100 recreational vehicles in all conceivable sizes and versions were on display. “Caravanning as a form of holiday-making is enjoying a constant rise in popularity,” said Caravan Salon director Stefan Koschke says. “The sector is undergoing a real boom and the outlook for 2017 is bright.” Koschke says the trend toward greater comfort for both caravans and motorhomes will continue. “For people who opt to holiday in a leisure vehicle, optimal comfort…

1 min.
acc branch for burnett

RVers in Burnett now have their own branch of the Australian Caravan Club, with the formation of the ACC Burnett Bushies. It will cater for the Kingaroy, Nanango, Blackbutt, Wondai and Murgon regions in the south and Gayndah, Mundubbera and Monto regions in the north. It brings the total number of ACC branches to 47. ACC chairman Craig Humphrey said there are many benefits to being part of the club. “RVers around the country are finding that the ACC is offering its members a huge list of advantages including not only great musters and tagalongs with social and sightseeing activities, but also a number of other services such as free Farm Stays, maintenance advice and technical tips, and over 600 businesses offering member benefits.” Humphrey said the ACC has an active team who…

1 min.
showtime at penrith

It was an exciting and action-packed two days at the Penrith Caravan and Motorhome Expo, presented by Sydney RV Group, on September 9-10. With more than 1000 visitors coming through the front gate, the weekend ran smoothly. Visitors stayed for extended periods and enjoyed lifestyle seminars and entertainment. Overall the weekend was a huge success with record show deals. “The Expo would not have been possible without the assistance of our exhibitors, manufacturers’ support offering fantastic bargains and my team,” said Sydney RV Group general manager, Norman Roe. “It truly was a combined effort.” The Penrith Caravan and Motorhome Expo featured: • Camplify – How to earn money from your RV • CMCA Motorhome Lifestyle • CCIA – Caravan Camping Industry Association • Nepean Motor Group • Dometic – new releases • Camec RV accessories • RV batteries • Towing…

2 min.
dump point etiquette

Our journeys may be different, however one thing RV travellers have in common – other than our strong passion for this unique lifestyle of course – is our on-going search for the next nearest dump point. As these facilities are well-utilised by the RV community, it is important that we play our part in ensuring that this particular type of infrastructure is always handled with care, and that all waste is disposed of correctly. As self-contained travel becomes increasingly common, meaning many more recreational vehicles are now built with on-board water supplies, installed and plumbed sinks, and waste containment, dump points are being used more than ever. We have a few simple tips for you to follow to ensure you manage and dispose of your waste correctly. EQUIPMENT Regularly check the condition of…

1 min.
vanners open their wallets

A Broome caravan park and its guests have dug deep to raise more than $100,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Bevan and Lorraine Reid, former managers of the Tarangau Caravan Park at Cable Beach, began a fundraising campaign in 2009. Their daughter Jamie Cole took over management at the park in 2013 and kept the campaign going. Through the generosity of guests, the park has already raised more than $15,700 this year. The cash was raised through a number of activities including a weekly Happy Hour with live entertainment, raffles, and a sausage sizzle, along with an annual Christmas in July function. “What started as a simple Happy Hour within the caravan park back in 2009 quickly developed into a sausage sizzle as well,” Jamie Cole said. “Shortly after this, one…