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  3. Chris

    WA Wildflowers

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  5. Wandering Slaters

    WA Wildflowers

    Hopefully this is the end of your van troubles and you can again enjoy your travels in WA.
  6. Chris

    WA Wildflowers

    An update. The springs have arrived. Hallelujah. They only took 11 days to get to Perth from Brisbane. Val drove down from Merredin to pick them up and got home about 4pm. He was greeted by me saying I thought a fuse had gone on the solar panel system as we had had no power coming in all day from the roof solar panels. So he got out of the car, exhausted, and had to fix the fuse. It never rains but it pours.
  7. Chris

    WA Wildflowers

    And that was good advice about where the mechanic works from...who knows we may need him yet?😄
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  9. Wandering Slaters

    WA Wildflowers

    I hate it when Tony is right. I had to look up what a spanner was before I replied. Lucky Val knows what he is doing as my only contribution for his replacement of the spring was to show him where my local mechanic works. Safe travels Tony and Annie. Regards Paul.
  10. TonyH

    WA Wildflowers

    Karen & Paul are a lovely couple, with their local knowledge they will make your down time less frustrating. Just don’t get Paul to help Val with the spring replacements....he won’t know which end of the spanner to hold....sorry Paul!
  11. Chris

    WA Wildflowers

    On Friday we were joined here at our campground near Bencubbin by fellow Kedron owners who live in Merredin. We had never met before except through this forum, but they took pity on us and thought they would come up to keep us company 😍. We have had a wonderful time together, sharing outrageous (and probably mostly true) stories over cups of coffee and cold drinks. So we have decided to go down to Merredin tomorrow, travelling slowly and with Karen and Paul keeping us in front of them in case of any mishaps. Then Val will have a clear run to the city when he needs to pick up the springs. Hopefully that will be sooner rather than later. It pays to be a Kedron owner 💕
  12. tony n irene

    Christmas gathering and present

    Thanks for the replies-this has been useful. See you in November. Tony & Irene
  13. Sandra

    Christmas gathering and present

    Hello Tony and Irene, In the past we have received a book, chopping board and vegetable knife, both which have been well received. We also have received other gifts that have not been so useful or enjoyable. As some live in their vans, space is also an issue. I personally always enjoy something we can eat or drink. 🍷🍷🍫🥜🍾 Look forward to meeting you and all other members attending. Cheers, Sandra and Clive
  14. Chris

    Christmas gathering and present

    Ideally it should be related to caravanning but doesn’t have to be. Some good ideas I have seen before have included a led light which adheres to the outside of the van; a lanyard with a key holder so you carry your keys around your neck; any secret key holder which can attach magnetically under the van; have a mug made up with Kedron on it; a lightweight melamine nibbles tray; a knife guard to protect sharp knives in the drawer. Is that helpful?
  15. tony n irene

    Christmas gathering and present

    Hi, This may seem like a strange question but can anyone give me some ideas of what is given as a secret Santa present? Is it aimed as something for use in the van or for couples. This is our first time attending so not sure of the etiquette. Thanks, Tony & Irene
  16. TonyH

    Chevrolet GMC owners

    Hi Jaap, Any ‘new’ vehicle is always going to be daunting, wether it be size, handling, braking......with time comes experience and confidence in your new ride! I have no qualms driving my GMC through peak hour city traffic.......but being truthful the turning circle is certainly greater than a 200 or similar....but with experience & familiarity with the vehicle it will become second nature! My vehicle is now in its third year of ownership (from new) I had a couple of conversion related issues (minor) fixed at the first service. Since then I’ve had two exhaust temp sensors ‘fail’ and they have been replaced under warranty....no dramas! Would I purchase another Chev/GMC yes in a heartbeat, BUT I do miss some of the creature comforts of Toyota, that sadly the yanks don’t fit as standard. Our vehicle now is approaching 70k in just over two years.....no unusual traits or funny things happening. But when you go bush in a jap vehicle, I maybe had a false sense of security knowing that you could by parts at the local chemist (almost) if you had a problem with the yank truck (regardless of brand) that feeling of security sadly isn’t there....for me anyway. Being a qualified mechanic, I can service and repair my vehicle with NO warranty implications, Not that would know what dealers are charging for servicing....that’s one cost (@retail) I don’t have to worry about. Can I respectfully suggest you during your research on your proposed purchase, consider getting quotes on insurance comprehensive and third party and other ON costs just to compare with what you are paying for your current vehicle.......remembering your really a jumping into another class of tow vehicle. Towing my Kedron, I REALLY am getting better overall fuel consumption figures than what I was getting in my 200....we are at Chinchilla at the moment (heading west) dash display showing 17.2 lts per 100k’s......around town figures are slightly higher than the 200. Go ahead....take the plunge, you won’t be sorry! Cheers
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  18. Jaap

    Chevrolet GMC owners

    I am considering one of the above vehicles Have you had any problems with 1. The bulk of the vehicle and its turning circle (parking and In van parks etc) 2. Reliability and the DPF system Thank you for your time Regards Jaap
  19. TonyH

    New Member

    Hi Karyn, Likewise, we are looking forward to meeting you guys! This gathering is shaping up to be the ‘best ever’. Travel safe. Cheers Tony
  20. Hi just testing my new membership, looking forward to meeting some like minded ppl at the xmas agm
  21. TonyH

    Caravan Drought Relief Fundraiser

    We have booked & paid......looking forward to this muster @ Jandowae.
  22. Chris

    WA Wildflowers

    The new spring (and a second one to replace both sides at the same time as the other is likely to be similarly affected too) has been ordered and being sent from Brisbane to Perth. There are none in WA, as the unit is a strong spring for the rough roads a Kedron is exposed to... Apparently it will take between 2 days to 2 weeks for it to arrive..... In the meantime we are waiting at a nice bushcamp near Bencubbin, a small Wheatbelt town. A couple of Kedron forum members have generously offered their assistance and that is heartwarming. Thanks to Karen Slater and John Geling!
  23. Chris

    WA Wildflowers

    Well, our plans are changed. We are at a camp near Bencubbin and on Saturday discovered we have a broken spring on the van. The van can continue to travel (carefully and cautiously) but we first need to source a replacement spring. Val will make some calls shortly to numbers given to us by friends, and see where we go from there. I suspect we need to take it to Merredin for repairs or to get the part.
  24. Webmaster

    Saint Peter & the Pearly Gates

    Bought time you got a new joke. Love it
  25. Webmaster

    WA Wildflowers

    Paul and I did go up this weekend to Pindar. Due to work we drove up without "Q" (the kedron) as we only had sat and sun, 1100km round trip from here. Felt funny staying in accom overnight. The flowers were great. On the sides of the dirt roads and carpets of them at Coalstream. Wreath flowers at Pindar were great. Heat is starting up so if you want to go and see them you had better hurry. Reckon they have a good week left and after that they will start shows signs of dying.
  26. tony n irene

    Caravan Drought Relief Fundraiser

    We might go out to Jandowae - good cause after all!!
  27. A fundraising caravan muster for drought relief is being held on 29 September to 1 October. The organisers have provided our group with a flyer which they have asked us to distribute to our members in the hope that they may be interested in attending one of the events. Given the enormity of the drought and its impact, this is a worthwhile initiative. The flyer is below.
  28. Gail & Nick.... Arrive - 15/11 Depart - 19/11 Power - YES Wine Tour - NO Saturday night - 2 (special dietary requirements noted by Kilkivan Bush Camp Financial - NO
  29. John and Jo

    WA Wildflowers

    Just missed you . Spent the last two nights at Coalseam and drove through Mingenew this morning.The wildflowers are prolific this year . I did see a Kedron camped at the Breakaway site last night when I was on the phone ( only can get reception there) went back this morning but they were gone . WA private plates . John
  30. Chris

    WA Wildflowers

    I think they are up at the wildflowers right now! But we will be seeing them at a Kedron gathering at Mangowine, early October.
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