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Published August 29th 2018
Caravaning, for love of the open roads, your mobile home
Once cold weather hits, many think of warmer climes up north and an itch to "hit the open roads", be free of suburbia and all those lawns to mow. It's not only Grey Nomads who long for a caravan and a chance to get away.
Caravans are expensive homes on wheels, some costing more than your car. Unfortunately, some end up sitting in a backyard with grass growing up around the wheels (all two).
Joining a caravan club could be the answer. Caravan clubs are now becoming more popular and are a way of overcoming your valuable commodity gathering rust. Caravan clubs can encourage even the most reticent of leaving home to venture out.
The parent club, Western Australian Association of Caravan Club Inc's was established in 1978 and now has 32 affiliated clubs that promotes caravanning as an enjoyable, fun-filled lifestyle activity for all ages. Their main objective is to " encourage caravanners to appreciate the beauty of the natural environment."
Caravanning clubs have monthly rallies over 2 to 3 days. Some also plan extended rallies over several weeks that may include free camping. While away caravanners may partake in a number of activities, promoting an extended "family-like" atmosphere. Nowadays, many caravan parks are pet-friendly also.
Joining is a simple process. Forms can be downloaded from their website and once it is completed and a fee of $50.00 per person paid, you are a member. WAACCI has successfully arranged for public liability indemnity to cover affiliated Clubs and their members.
All information can be found on the Western Australian Association of Caravan Club's website. For further information firstname.lastname@example.org mail.