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Hello to all our campers and welcome to this week’s edition of the FRC e-News.  Big news this week, as we get ready to change our name.  There is a bit of a story to it, but please feel free to read more about our name change and all the latest as we look at…

  • The FRC Name Change
  • Caravan Quality Assurance
  • The latest camping gear in the FRC Shop
  • The latest Campsites & RV Businesses
  • Events for campers around the country

What's in a name?

Since we began roaming Australia, validating and cataloguing campsites like no other provider, documenting our journey and writing stories that are relevant to our community and growing our purpose built online directory and store, we have learned quite a lot. 

One of the things we learned is that some of our members and suppliers have been confused by our name.  Free Range Camping was never about being free from a monetary perspective, it was free like a free range chicken, having open and unfettered access to the beautiful parts of our country, some well explored and others not so much and this is why our iconic mascot Freeda the Free Range Chicken is the face of Free Range Camping. 

But some took the free in our name to mean “no cost” and it was confusing. 

So we have listened to your feedback, both from members and suppliers and we are changing our name.  It is not a big change, but a change none the less. 

Our initials will still be “FRC”.  Our staff will still be the same. Our directory and member services will still be the same high quality you have come to expect, and yes Freeda the chicken will stay as well.  

However, to better reflect what we do at FRC, we have decided to change our formal name, from Free Range Camping to Full Range Camping to better represent what you want – a Full Range Camping member and directory service including Campgrounds, Caravan Parks, House Sitting, Help Outs and yes Free Camping where available. 

Our FULL range of camping related services still includes:

  • RV related business listings
  • Hundreds of discounts as you travel
  • A free classified section for Premium Members
  • An online shop with wholesale pricing for Premium Members
  • Reviews on camping products and campgrounds
  • Newsletters with the latest information for campers and caravanners
  • Camping & Caravan related Events and more

So, the new name Full Range Camping now truly represents what we are and what we offer

A Full Range of Camping options

The changes will take place over the coming weeks, so please bear with us as we make them.  There may be a short periods of interruptions to some of our services while we change over logos etc, but for the most part you will have full access to everything. 

You will still be able to access the site from the old URL www.freerangecamping.com.au  however the new URL will transition to the easier to use www.frc.camp or you can use the full URL of www.fullrangecamping.com.au.

Thanks for your continued support, friendship and feedback and we hope this small change will help further galvanise our community and our collective love of everything camping, caravanning and exploring this wide brown land of ours. 

Many thanks and have a great day, 

Team FRC!

Compliance & Quality Assurance for RV's

When it comes to compliance for car manufacturers the process is quite stringent, with many legal requirements, however it appears the guidelines that apply to the caravan and RV manufacturing process are quite different. 

Colin from the Caravan Council of Australia is an expert in his field when it comes to compliance of caravans in Australia.  In this article he outlines some of the processes involved and what you should look out for if purchasing a new caravan or RV.  There are also some check lists provided that may assist along the way. 


Featured Campsites

Looking for a new place to stay?  We have just added more new campsites to the Directory.  Some offering great discounts and offers to our Premium Club Members. 

Carinda Hotel, Carinda, NSW

Free camping is available at the back of the hotel and is best suited to those who are self-sufficient or fully self-contained. There is no time limit for your stay and campers are free to use the hotel showers. The sites are flat, grassy, and unpowered although there are two slab sites with 10 amp power ....

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Island View CP, Kinka Beach, QLD

Friendly to well behaved pets, the park offers large, flat grassy sites for all types and sizes of rigs and vans, many with good shade, and also an extensive choice of cabins and chalets to accommodate couples, families or groups. .....

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House Sitter, St Helens, TAS

The property is 10 acres on the Tasman Highway, bordering the Groom River, 20km inland from St Helens in Tasmania’s North East. The owner may be away for up to 2 months from early October and would like someone to water new trees if the weather is dry. There is space to park a Caravan or motorhome ...

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Featured Businesses

Looking for repairs or things to do while on the road?  We have some great RV related Businesses just listed and offering discounts to our Premium Club Members.

Tint a Car, National Coverage

Specialising in all types of window tinting, with some great solutions for your cars, 4WD’s, caravans, motorhomes and campervans.  Over 100 locations Autralia wide and offering FRC Members 20% Off. 

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LZH Butchers, Smithfield, QLD

LZH Butchers is a family owned and operated business and source all their products including Beef, Pork, Goat, and cheese locally from the Tablelands, with the exception of their lambs who travel from NSW as they don’t like the hot weather much. ...

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Nomadic Installations, Wallaroo, SA

Owner operator Peter Schultz, offers travellers a 7 day Mobile Auto Electrical Repair, Sales & Installation Service.  He specialises in making your tow vehicles’ 12volt system compatible with your caravan or camper, including DC to DC smart chargers, battery isolators, and ...

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See Your Site Here

We are looking for more Campsites & RV related business to add to our growing list.  We now have over 100,000 registered members and over 127,000 followers on Facebook, so if you are the owner of a Campsite or RV Related business and want to let our members know about your site, please feel free to contact us and find out how you can register your business on Free Range Camping for Free.

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Latest Classified Listings

Looking for a tent or caravan?  Check out our latest Classified Listings, and remember, Premium Club Members list for free.

Avida Menindee, Pyalong, VIC

Sept’ 2015 Menindee LKS, built on Mercedes 519 Sprinter, 7 speed auto with power steering. A mere 26,000 klms travelled & meticulously maintained. With 2 slide outs (lounge & rear bedroom), 3 T.V’s one being a Samsung smart TV, with remotes. Altech high definition recorder. Swivel driver & passenger seats. 

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Fold Up E-Bike, Brisbane, QLD

20” Step-Thru Folding Ebike. Folds into the boot of the car, camper van or garage. Folded dimensions-72cm high x 91cm long x49cm wide. Weighs 23.5kg with battery (battery weighs 3kg.) Wide comfortable seat.Seat height from ground to top of seat-minimum 79.5cm, maximum 101.5cm.

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Bailey Coastal Woolamai, Morisset, NSW

Bailey Coastal Woolamai
Brand new demonstrator never used
Dexter sway control fitted
Hot dipped galvanised chassis
150 watts solar

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Free Range Camping Online Shop

The FRC Online Shop has an amazing range of unique Camping, Caravan & RV Product.

Many of these we have tested, use and endorse.  We only place products inside our Online Store that we believe are of the highest quality and ones that we will stand by.

Ground Dog Screw In Tent Pegs & Awning Anchor Kits

The last tent pegs you will ever need.

Click Here

BogOut - Vehicle Recovery Device - Use your wheels as winches

Get yourself out of bogs simply & easily.

Click Here

ShooAway Fly Repeller - Keeps the flies away  

It really does work!! Available in Black or White

Click Here

Events - What's On Around The Country

25-27 October - Festival of the Miners Ghost, Cobar, NSW

25-27 October - Adelaide 4WD and Adventure Show, Adelaide, SA

25-27 October - Canberra Caravan Camping Outdoor Lifestyle Expo - Canberra, ACT

26-27 October - Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic, Mount Isa, QLD

25-27 October - Tablelands Folk Festival 2019, Yungaburra, QLD

25 October-3 November - Grafton Jacaranda Festival, Grafton, NSW

27 October - Seafarers Festival, Hobart TAS

27 October - Callington Show, Callington SA

31 October-3 November - Let’s Go Brisbane Caravan & Outdoor Sale - Brisbane QLD

Thanks to our FRC Business Partners

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