national meet at Nyngan
Rob Sanderson held
another tai chi morning session. He explained the importance of breathing, the
movement of the body & how it is carried upright during tai chi. After different
warm up exercises from Tuesday's session the class went through shibashi 2, a
further set of 18 exercises which the movements of tai chi is based on.
camper trailer walkabout
Dave Cook once again
hosted another well attended camper trailer walkabout. Members give a brief talk
on what they like about their camper, points they don't like & modifications
they have done or they would like to do to make camping all that more
session for women
There were around 30
ladies and young girls
who joined in on Carol's pamper session, a
trained Mary Kay consultant. After a few games to break the ice she went
on to give everyone a go at a mini facial & hand smoothing. One game had five
prizes & the other one prize.
Rob Sanderson held
his camper trailer wheel bearing workshop for the fourth year, this time at Dave & Joy
Wilkinson's camper trailer overseeing Dave & giving him a little confidence in
talking the job himself. Maintaining your
own camper wheel bearings is something anybody can do & Rob showed just how easy
it was guiding Dave trough the steps.
Dave disassembled the
camper trailer hub showing the parts. Rob
then told of what to look for in checking the bearing races for heat
discoloration, pitting, scoring & any unevenness. While he had everything apart
he showed how to check the axle for cracks where the machining of the stub begins.
He then showed the
technique to push grease into the races & reassembled the hub & the process of
tightening the nut.
All good things must
come to an end. Kevin thanked everyone who attended the week long meet & also
thanked those who hosted workshops. A special thanks was extended to the Nyngan
community for making us all feel so welcome & to Jack, Dione & family,
Anita & staff for the hospitality & the perfect venue to hold the Australian
CamperTrailers Groups 5th national meet.
The Bogan Shire Mayor
Ray Donald was also in attendance thanking everyone for choosing Nyngan as a
venue & wished us the best of luck & a safe journey home.
representing the Bogan Community Tourism & Business Group accepted the
$616 which was raised during Wednesday evenings entertainment by Tony Hunt.
Skye Dedman the
director of Nyngan Preschool was on hand to draw the four winning tickets from the
raffle held during the week. The four
commercial grade padlocks & vinyl coated coil cables were donated by
members Alan & Amanda Haworth. We managed to raise $400 for the preschool
via the raffle. She also accepted the
$320 which was
raised during the auction held on the Wednesday night.
Brian Sommerville ran
a GPS event during the week known as 'getting to know Nyngan'. He supplied two
Camps5 books as prizes & presented these to the winners.
'Tame the Toilet Tent
Competition' winners Gary & Allie Roberson where presented a prize donated
Ian Porteous from Dreamtime Campers. The kids section was
won by Allie Roberson, Jarrod Delatorre & Suzanna Lawler with prizes courteous
of Rob & Carol Sanderson.
someone who best represents the group
over the week
Davis loves experimenting with her camp cooking, whether it
be in the campoven using heatbeads, coals from the campfire & also
with the Cobb cooker. She presented everyone around her with tasty
morsels & went to the extent of taking plates of food around the
campground for a taste test.
She won a super fluro light & torch donated by
funniest or most embarrassing moment
during the week
photo David Cook
sump plug escapades
started when Alan Randahl was topping up his vehicle's engine oil.
He was too busy talking rather than concentrating on what he was
doing & poured too much oil in. So he decided to drive out to the
dump & park on a slope so he could crawl under the vehicle & release
Mary Anne thought she would go for a walk & leave him to deal with
the problem. Suddenly she heard him yelling for help. She raced over
& found him with his finger stuck up the hole, thrushing around
trying to reach the sump plug which had rolled down the slope out of
had replaced the plug the only damage was to his pride & nose
finger. Mary Anne wasn't sure whether to laugh or feel sorry for
Dobbed in by Mary Randahl
expanding air hose & light prizes donated by
We had a range of
lucky door prizes from Dreamtime Campers, Jenny & Doug Peisley & also from Rob &
Carol. These where drawn from the hat & members had a choice of a prize. The
kids received facepaint courtesy of Jenny & Doug Peisley.
Kevin wished everyone
a safe journey & hoped to see all next year at the sixth national meet at a
location to be announced soon.
See ya all next year.