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  1. 3 points
    Welcome to the forum Ian. You would be choosing one of Australia’s best vans if you choose a Kedron. The vans are super strong and reliable, and the Gall Boys are such wonderful people to deal with. Let us know how you go with the purchasing of a new van. chris
  2. 2 points
    Reluctant sale of our ripper 2017 22'6" Topender. We will be overseas for quite a while and simply don't have the time to use it. Done less than 10,000k's (and that includes the trip from factory to here in SW of WA). Fully loaded with every imaginable extra. 600w solar, 300a/hr Lithium, Oyster auto satellite, air suspension, Hayman Reece WDH, 6 tonne McHitch, tyres still got pimples, outside shower, outside kitchen with sinks and weber bbq, huge storage bays, leather lounge area, microwave etc. The list is endless. Have only had time for 1 trip away and everything works as it should. Rated at 4 tonne with tare of 3305. Plenty of carrying capacity. I've towed with 200 series (would require GVM upgrade) and currently towing with current F250. Current replacement would be around $160k. Suit someone looking at a new van. Will sell for $127,500. Can deliver to Perth WA or elsewhere for cost of fuel (eg NSW for around $400). This is a beautiful van with zero faults. No damage, no issues. Link to Kedron video at handover is: https://www.facebook.com/KedronCaravans/videos/1562511633768038/ This shows the van a lot better than my description. Happy to help with any purchaser with delivery. We are extremely fussy owners, just won't be able to use this one for a few years. Will be buying another Keddy when we return, the best van out there in our opinion.
  3. 2 points
    Hi, Ian McLaren here, or Macca for short. Do not currently own a Kedron, but very keen on a 19’ Topender. I currently drive an MY17 200 Series GX Landcruiser, towing an Off Road Elite 18’ Goulburn RZ. My wife & I along with my Brother-in-Law love exploring this great country of ours. We travel with our dogs, and tend to mostly free camp. Our last trip last year was to Cape York, including The Old Tele Track, although we did not take the van up TOTT, leaving it and my wife at Bramwell Junction while my BIL & I drove TOTT. Other trips have included all the state border corners (including both corner posts at Survey Generals Corner), with the exception of the Vic/S.A./NSW border. Our next big trip will probably be Nhulunbuy, or the Kimberley. We did the Kimberley back in 2004, but would love to get back there again. Have crossed the Simpson a couple times, and will do this again, love the desert.
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    Inland about 35 kms from Tumby Bay SA is the lovely little town of Cummins. This town has a wide range of facilities, ranging from an IGA supermarket, a butchers, takeaway, a hardware store, a mechanical workshop, hairdresser, bakery (oh what a bakery!) and a great caravan park. It is fairly small (I think only about 10 or so powered sites) but heaps of room for unpowered sites. Some of the sites are on lovely fresh green grass, even at this time of year at end of Summer. And I think the washing machine is free, but don’t quote me on that. Pay for six nights and stay seven, at $25 a night for a powered site. A tip...#8 is the best spot. Which we are on!
  5. 2 points
    Rod, I am not sure if you meant to say more than just this happy smiling face basking in the sunshine....? We are always happy to see smiling faces (of course!) but wondered if you forgot to say more? 😉 Chris
  6. 1 point
    To all who may have been interested our Land Cruiser has been sold. Doug
  7. 1 point
    Yes, it certainly was. Some folk had a small dog while we were there. http://wikicamps.com.au/site/65452/34271001
  8. 1 point
    Very nice tidy unit.....fingers crossed for a quick sale
  9. 1 point
    We are attempting an upgrade and have been advised the site will crash until we can get it right. Hopefully this will only be a day or two at worst. Sorry for the inconvenience caused
  10. 1 point
    2010 model - 2 single beds - work station - full annexe - housed in shed since new - rarely off the bitumen and rarely used - excellent condition - recently factory serviced inside and out - extended A frame with double bike rack - reversing camera with new monitor - gas bayonette - Textylene long wall - Altec Vast HD Satellite Digital Receiver - Digital Satellite Finder and Dish - 3x100 litre water tanks - 2x9kg gas bottles - all modern amenities including air, fridge, diesel heater, microwave, washing machine - full list of inclusions available - $70,000 ono.
  11. 1 point
    Hi Macca, Hi tensile/high sheer load chain used in a GVM upgrade CANNOT be welded as it weakens/lowers the chains ratings. The chain on your van is probably welded on your draw bar (as was mine). The std welded chain is only good enough up to 3500kg's. Have a read of the post 'GVM upgrades' on this forum.
  12. 1 point
    Ok thanks for the info not sure what to do just yet enderdrive is a possibility cheers Rod
  13. 1 point
    Hi Rod, Until recently we lived in 'The Hunter', but alas I cant suggest a suitable 'repairer' for your Victron. Bearing in mind the cost of labour, transport to and from the repairer and the overall cost of a new charger........it may be more economical to purchase a new charger. My original charger was a Victron 12v/40amp unit......it went 'to god' after about four years. I now have an Enerdrive 12v/60amp charger and I couldn't be more happy with its performance, being able to 'pump out' 60amps instead of 40amps it charges a lot quicker and when occasionally the (unit) cooling fan comes on it is SO much quieter than the previous unit! Don't know if your aware, but Kedron are using Enerdrive charging equipment exclusively on their new vans. http://www.enerdrive.com.au/products/ https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_osacat=0&_odkw=enerdrive+battery+charger&_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=enerdrive+battery+charger+60amp&_sacat=0 Hope this helps Cheers
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    Hi All I am planing a trip to Northern Queensland, maybe Cape York to the most Northern Tip of Australia. As I am by myself I would love to tag along if someone heads in the same direction. I intend to Start from Brisbane middle of May. Does anyone have any good tips for such a trip, must do's and dont's Thanks in advance Ernst
  15. 1 point
    Hi Kym We initially purchased a very basic and cheap dish and I regretted it every time we set up as it was difficult to get a good fix on a satellite and it was bulky. It was a relief when the pivot point between the dish and the frame broke and although it could have been repaired, we decided not to. We were in SA on our way East to Vic and some research on line found an Optima T2 which is made by Satplus at Noosaville (find it on Google). However, we purchased it in Edithvale in Vic which was close to friends who we were going to stay with. The dish is made of fibreglass, and hinges in half to make it compact. The stand is in two parts and they are pretty much precision made. A good quality bag is provided to pack each item in. Setup now takes minutes rather than the at times hours. We have a 2004 ATV and the dish and gear is stored in the left front beside the batteries etc. It is not cheap but quality never is. We paid $595 inc GST, two and a half years ago but not sure what the current price is. Cheers Bas
  16. 1 point
    Peter and Margaret have hit the nail squarely on the head. Upgrading for us was about being confident we are legal! We can now carry more in both van and 200 series LC but will try very hard not to have those weights.😀 And welcome to the forum David and Liz. Tell us a bit more about yourself too, if you are comfortable doing that. Which part of the country are you from?
  17. 1 point
    The smaller one is of course adequate if all you need is to recharge batteries. We found that the Kimberley area can get hot during the day in Summer but not so much in the Winter months. Peter (ATV42) says he would prefer to go to a caravan park for air conditioning if it is hot. That is well and good if a caravan park is available The times we have used a generator for cooling has been either on a very remote road, camped up after a day’s travelling, and only needing cooling for a couple of hours until the sun sets, or say crossing the Nullarbor. Recently we pulled into a delightful camp off the Nullarbor and at 2pm it was nearly 40 degrees. We ran the aircon until 4pm when a cool breeze came up. Even if a caravan park was available we would much prefer that lovely bush camp anyway, despite needing a generator for a couple of hours. And much cheaper to run a generator for two hours than paying for a caravan park for a night. Plus the attendant nuisance value of booking in, unhitching etc. The generator gives you options.
  18. 1 point
    ** Be aware ** We ordered a Chinese takeaway from a local place (I won't name them) just been to pick it up and as I was driving home, I heard the bags rustling and moving!!WTF??!!! I thought what the hell is that. Has something got in the bag, I thought I could see a little pair of eyes peering out at me. I was driving so I leaned forward, picked up the bag, put it on the passenger seat and there it was again, more rustling and little eyes looking out behind the prawn crackers, I thought its got to be a rat or a mouse or something, so I carefully pulled the bag down ... And there it was ... ... A Peeking Duck!!!
  19. 1 point
    Hi I do like your coupling and I will do the same. Where did you purchase the bits and pieces? Happy Days Bryan
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