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  4. Not that it really gets that cold for that long in Oz, I add about half litre of kerosene to the heater fuel tank....when I think about it. The additive (kero) it is claimed stops the diesel fuel from ‘waxing’ up which would stop the correct operation of the heater. The kero also supposedly breaks down any condensation & any other nasties the tank. The MOST important thing to remember for correct operation of your heater is replacement of the fuel filter ($5 @ Repco/Supercheap) every 12 months regardless of use! Cheers Tony
  5. Hi all, We have had a diesel heater added to our van. Now I know I heard others talking about adding something to the diesel when it is really cold in place of using winter diesel. Can anyone give us some advice - don’t want to be left in the cold! Thanks, Tony & Irene
  6. Thanks Bruce, that's fabulous. Our 9 yr old van is getting dust in too, I've tried every thing to keep some sort of pressure inside. We're on the other side of the country now after about 3,000 kms of dirt with the Plenty, Gary Junction Rd & Marble Bar to Newman in the past month, so I guess we'll be looking into 1 of these units when we get home in spring time. Meanwhile, it'll be more dust to put up with 😒 Sue n Rod
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  8. Hi Rod setting 3, and make sure you disable equalisation at number 7. i have been advised by enerdrive to have a custom profile loaded when I get to Darwin just to make the system correct for the lithium. cheers Merv
  9. Hi Merv when you installed your lithium batteries from itech did you have to reprogram your solar controller I have a tristar TS60 MPPT i assume you have the same cheers Rod
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  11. Hi Bruce, Just had a look at the website....this looks like a top bit of gear. Just spoke to Ryan @ Lyons Air-conditioning in Perth he tells me that Caravan HQ have a van at the Brisbane Caravan Show with one of these units fitted, might have to go to the show now to have a look. Thanks for the tip on this product.......not that my Kedron leaks dust! Tony
  12. Hi All, long time since I posted on this site. The reason for todays post is that I have finally after 10 years of trying fixed the dust Ingres problem that I have had with our van. The answer was that the pressure on the inside had to begetter than the pressure on the outside. This has been achieved by installing a CaraFan in place of the exisiting Fantastic Fan. The CaraFan was created by Lyons Air-conditioning in Perth. It provides high volume filters air into the caravan cabin keeping the inside pressure above that of the outside pressure. I had it fitted by the Kedron people at the factory. I have just completed 250Km of gravel, with lots of dust, and not one drop of dust inside the van. Happy wife happy life. This has been one of the best bits of kit that I have added to the van and we are very happy. You can have a look at the product at carafan.com.au. I have attached a photo.
  13. The first production line of lens covers is now closed. Fairlite are however now taking orders for the second production run, but until they have enough orders to make it financially viable , there is no estimate of when that might be. So, if you still need a lens cover (or two) you can still order them from Gemma at Fairlite, but it could take a while. We are extremely grateful to Grant Foster for making all these arrangements on our behalf.
  14. Rod

    Solar Panel up grade

    Thanks Pete i do like to talk to people who test the products in the field unfortunately not to many reputable organization in newcastle area
  15. Hi Rod. Thank you for your enquiry. I use Springers Solar at Lawnton for my electrical work. You will find their contact number in a previous post by TonyH. They're the technical experts in this field and have the solutions. Basically, they left the original 5 panels (130watt x4 and 80watt x 1) as they were, and wired the additional panels (100watts x 2 and 80watts x 3) into the 2nd import of the original PL60 solar regulator. Kedron are continually upgrading their caravans, and that includes the electrical/ battery/ solar systems. As a result there are very few caravans exactly the same. Most of us know our own systems, but I dare to say, most of us are not technical experts. Hence, it is sometimes difficult to advise someone else on what to do when we don't know the exact make and model of the components you have compared to those fitted to other caravans. Rod, my advice would be to find a reputable organisation in your local area who can look at your caravan, discuss your needs and come up with an acceptable solution. Cheers from Pete.
  16. Ok thanks merv may be some one else can help me with permanent inverter institution My problem is the pins on the inlet socket will be live when the inverter is on How do I fix this problem cheers Rod
  17. Hi Rod Factory fit. The only piece of electrical that we have had to change was the battery charger. Cheers Merv
  18. Thanks Merv for the great info With you’re xantrex 1800 inverter did Kedron fit it and wire it in when the van was getting built OR was it fitted later when I fit my inverter i am wondering how to get the wires back inside to a change over switch cheers Rod
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    DONE AND DUSTED

    Hi Sandra and Clive. Congratulations in such a worthy course, and helping to make history in the Outback. Well done. Cheers from Peter and Margaret.
  20. Chris

    DONE AND DUSTED

    What a wonderful thing to be involved in! You will be able to say, in years to come, that you took part in this.
  21. Have just completed the longest line of Rv’s for a world Guinness record. It was an amazing event with 934 vans and motor homes stretched over 9.3kms. We stayed out overnight on the Barcaldine Isisford road. It was a spectacular sight to see all the campfires and lights. Pity only three Kedron attended. Amazing.
  22. The Itech 120amp lithium batteries now have a 3 year warranty. Merv
  23. Rod

    Solar Panel up grade

    Hi Pete when you up graded your solar Panels to 1040W how many Panels did you use and how did you wire them up Did you have to in stall a second solar regular Are you running a MPPT regular Cheers Rod PS only new to this bear with me 🤔
  24. 390 solar & the 2x 120 lithium is the equivalent of the old 360agms or so I am told. Merv
  25. Hi Chris Thanks for your info have just ordered new lenses for mine Kakadu
  26. Thanks Merv very keen to see how the lithium perform how much solar do you have on the roof is 2 batteries enough for all your needs when I replace mine I think I will do all 3
  27. Hi Rod They are a direct drop in replacement for the argms, same physical dimensions. Max charge is 14.7v and all reports I read none were detrimental. I have only had ours a week and so far so good, only time will tell. Weight of each battery is only 13ks so a total of 26kgs against the 100kgs for the old agms, which I might add lasted nearly 7 years. Set them up on your enerdrive charger by the instructions that came with it. I now have an extra box up front. I got $50 back from the recycling depot for the old agms. Cheers Merv
  28. That is very cheep for 120 lithium how long have you had them and you say my standard charging system will charge them ok do they need to be charged at 14.6v
  29. Hi forumites. Some of you may know that Grant Foster on the Kedron Facebook sister site has arranged for replacement external light covers on Kedron vans to be made by a firm called Fairlite Plastics. This is a special run and may not be available in future. While the orders were to be placed by today at the latest, I have spoken to Fairlite Plastics (Gemma) and she advised that provided she receives requests as soon as possible, but within the next week, she should be able to accommodate the request. I have only just noticed the facebook post on this topic and so apologies for short notice. I know not everyone is a facebook user and so may miss out on this opportunity otherwise. The facebook post says: Price will $62.50 each. Contact Gemma at Fairlite Plastics 0423987478 email mailto:gemma@fairlite.com.au Gemma will arrange your payment, the number of covers you want to order and your postal address. This post has been brought to you as a community service announcement...and the usual caveats apply. We have no affiliation with the company in question etc. Chris
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