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  1. 11 points
    We just want to put on record our sincere thanks to Ashley and David for fixing our well out of warranty van at their significant cost. Few if any other manufacturers would entertain doing this. Once again, great work Gall boys - take a bow. Gary & Lee
  2. 10 points
    We hope everyone is able to enjoy the New Year out and about travelling with their vans. Travel safely and make wonderful memories.
  3. 9 points
    Just back home in Victoria from getting the ATV 2 serviced in Brendale. The Kedron family go above and beyond in their service. Well worth the trip from Victoria besides it is a good excuse to have a couple of weeks break. A big endorsement to Kedron
  4. 8 points
    Last week when I raised the topic about the height of number plates on our vans, I was pointed in the direction of Kedron by both Chris and Gavin who said they (Kedron) were providing brackets that will allow us to comply with the regulations. On Friday morning I e-mailed my little problem to Kedron and within a matter of minutes (no exaggeration!) I was contacted by Robyn Eales from the service department seeking information about the van and advising that she'd forward a bracket that mounts between the tyres. It was late Friday when I eventually got the info and sent the e-mail (we store the van) but Monday afternoon a parcel arrived, by courier, from Kedron (and at no charge to me whatsoever) with my new chequer plate bracket!!! How good is that?? If this isn't first-rate, top-class service then I don't know what is? Thank you Robyn, thank you Gall Boys, you are quite brilliant.
  5. 7 points
    Hi Everyone, I think it would be beneficial to us all to collate a National Caravan Service Directory. Whether it be a standard undercarriage service or some unplanned repairs when you are a long way from home it makes sense to at least have a short list I am more than happy to collate and post a list but need your input The more input received the better the list For the sake of uniformity I suggest using the template below over to you regards Peter State : City / town : Business / Contact name : Address : Ph: Web site: Type of work : Comments : As an example and to kick things off for Victoria State : Victoria City / town : Melbourne metro eastern suburbs Business / Contact name : Hardings Swift Address : 114 Colchester Rd Kilsyth Ph: 03 9729 8477 Web site: www.swiftcaravans.com.au Type of work : mechanical, alignment, suspension, electrical, insurance, tow bars, tow vehicle electrics, storage, just about anything caravan Comments : lots of experience, vans are serviced on hoists
  6. 7 points
    Well, we went to the Brisbane Caravan show and have finally placed our order for a brand spanking new XC-3 Compact.The team at Kedron were really helpful as always and it was great to stir up the Patriarch (Baz) with my Qld jersey. Now, we wait until May 18 and in the meantime get the van's parking area at home all set up. Finally got the new DVD on Maytown - if you haven't seen it, it is the most extreme treatment for the van and the drivers that the Boys have done in 20 years of filming.
  7. 7 points
    Hi, I was just listening to the arvo programme on the ABC (Brisbane) Programme host started talking about a girl who was with her grandmother when she (grandmother) had a fall and injured herself. The granddaughter called 000 and the operator talked her through the process of downloading 'Emergency +' on her smartphone. This app gave the ambo's the GPS coordinates of her exact location, so they could attend and perform the marvellous work/service that they do! My suggestion, go to the App store do a search for Emergency + and download (its free) from this app you can access 000 (ambo's fire & police) the SES & the police assistance line (non urgent) where ever you have phone coverage. When you download this app and you go to the homepage your GPS coordinates are there so you can relay them to the operator for quicker (hopefully) response! This will/would be very beneficial when your travelling in an area that your not familiar with This app is available for both IOS & Android. Stay safe!
  8. 7 points
    To all members and friends of the Kedron Owners Group, Annie & I would like to wish you all, a very safe, happy and joyful Christmas. May the new year bring you new roads to travel and new sites to see and enjoy!?
  9. 7 points
    Members will have noticed that a thread has recently been removed. The thread in question may be defamatory and contains some damaging content. All posters will be aware that posting on this forum and its subforums comes with the responsibility to behave in a variety of appropriate ways which are all spelt out in clear detail in the Code of Conduct (See here). All such posts in future will be similarly removed.
  10. 6 points
    We are camped in the South West Of WA, just South of Margaret River, in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. The campground is called Jarrahdene. This is a drop dead gorgeous spot, set among flowering banksias and vines and ferns. Quite a few of the sites fit a good sized caravan and we have a nice big site with the usual wooden table and chairs and fireplace. Nearby are toilets and a covered kitchen with gas barbeque, and a dump point. And both Margaret River township and Augusta are short drives away. Equally important, we have reasonable phone and internet reception. The only problem for some of our brethren is that it being a national park they do not allow dogs. I feel so lucky to be in such a lovely spot.
  11. 6 points
    You may be aware that the Kedron Owners Group makes yearly donations to the RFDS. It is great to know that we are helping such a worthy cause and that if there was trouble while we are travelling this great country the RFDS would be there to assist. Wishing you all safe travels over the upcoming festive season.🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
  12. 6 points
    Merry Christmas to you and Annie also, Tony.......and to all the other Kedron owners. Please stay safe on the roads if you are travelling over the Christmas period.
  13. 6 points
    Hello Pepper, I can assure you that you won't have an issue with Kedron. I reason I say this is because Kedron replaced our air cond while in Broome (No charge) when the van was 4 years out of warranty. I had a leaky sink tap while in Lawn Hill and Kedron sent us a new one ........No charge and the van is 6 years out of warranty. I broke the neck off my diesel heater tank (My fault) and they sent me a new tank ........ you guessed it .......no charge. I broke the flap of the outside power point and .............yes .............. Kedron sent me a new power point to Alice Springs ........... No charge. We met a couple on the Birdsville Track who had just purchased a 10 year old ATV from a private sale and travelled with them to Lawn Hill and along the way the rocks from the road smashed the plumbing couplings and he could not buy new ones easily, so I told him to give Kedron a call ........... and guess what........... they sent him new ones .........No Charge. They where in total disbelief. Pepper, I have never dealt with a company like them. They just want you to enjoy their product and go out of their way to "Do the right thing" ............ very rare these days.
  14. 6 points
    Hi Guy's, My two bobs worth.... Your choice/decision..... about the train coming to the 'east' side. Not knowing anything about your 200...... and its current service history....would like to think it's up to date, so a heap of spares may be unnecessary. My suggestion ... travel around the south east area of Qld...... for as long as you think is reasonable, then back to the factory to 'fix' up any glitches ....that may pop up. (Pine Rivers Showground) is a great place to stay only 10 minutes away from the factory...Helen & Eric are the caretakers there....very friendly people contact there is 0459 023346 As you indicated....this is your first van.....even though it's a Kedron....don't venture too far off the 'black top' UNTIL you feel you are ready to.....crawl before you walk.....makes sense! Bring all the usual stuff with you .....re ....leads, hoses, comfort items etc.... your call....you know what you may or may not need OR want. Please dont.... be afraid to ask as many questions as you wish....there are many willing fellow members here only to happy to assist you in the 'Kedron' experience. Also don't be adverse...in letting other Kedron owners via this forum knowing your plans/travels as you will soon find we are all very keen to welcome new members to the KOG!? Travel safe......looking forward to cing you down the road.....
  15. 6 points
    I know I have posted on this subject previously. I have just had a few things done at the KEDRON factory and once again the service has been superb. From Robyn in the office to Ashley and his team they were great. Thank you KEDRON. Much appreciated. Colin @ Gayleen
  16. 6 points
    Merry Christmas and all the very best for 2016 to my fellow Kedron owners and to the Gall family and their staff at Kedron. Let's look forward to another great caravaning year. Regards to all Colin
  17. 6 points
    Just a short note to say thank you to webmistress Lea (I presume) for the 'new' banner at the top of the web page........ I like it.
  18. 6 points
    For anyone out there looking at buying Clearview Mirrors, I would like to let you know of the wonderful service and great price we received from purchasing these through fellow KOG Member, Tony H. We made a huge saving purchasing these mirrors from Tony and the service was second to none! (They turned up within two days) Thanks Tony, for the excellent service. We really appreciate your help. Look forward to catching up on the road one day Pete & Lyn
  19. 6 points
    You may have seen this before. THE SATNAV - BY PAM AYRES I have a little satnav, it sits there in my car A satnav is a driver's friend, it tells you where you are I have a little satnav, I've had it all my life It's better than the normal ones, my satnav is my wife It gives me full instructions, especially how to drive "It's sixty miles an hour", it says, "You're doing sixty five" It tells me when to stop and start, and when to use the brake And tells me that it's never ever, safe to overtake It tells me when a light is red, and when it goes to green It seems to know instinctively, just when to intervene It lists the vehicles just in front, and all those to the rear And taking this into account, it specifies my gear I'm sure no other driver has so helpful a device For when we leave and lock the car, it still gives its advice It fills me up with counselling, each journey's pretty fraught So why don't I exchange it, and get a quieter sort? Ah well, you see, it cleans the house, makes sure I'm properly fed It washes all my shirts and things, and keeps me warm in bed! Despite all these advantages, and my tendency to scoff, I only wish that now and then, I could turn the bugger off!
  20. 6 points
    To all Travellers passing through the South Burnett. WONDAI now has a new Free Camp located approximately 50 metres down from the WONDAI HOTEL. New toilets and showers. $2.00 cost for shower. Dump point directly opposite the WONDAI HOTEL near old Railway station. Shops, Post Office, BQLD and IGA are all handy. Regards, Alan & Rhonda King.
  21. 5 points
    ** 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!!!
  22. 5 points
    THE OLDER I GET, THE MORE I HAVE IN COMMON WITH COMPUTERS. WE BOTH START WITH LOTS OF MEMORY AND DRIVE, THEN BECOME OUTDATED, UNEXPECTEDLY, AND EVENTUALLY HAVE TO HAVE OUR PARTS REPLACED!
  23. 5 points
    NOTE & SAVE THESE DATES!! 2019 Christmas Gathering & AGM November 7th - 10th November 2019 Will be held again at Kilkivan Bush and Caravan Park, Rossmore Rd Kilkivan. Last year we had fourty two vans attend with over a hundred people attending this great event, why can’t it be bigger this year? Save the dates in your diary’s or calendars. More info coming in a couple of months, registrations will open about July. Looking forward to seeing you there!
  24. 5 points
    At the AGM / Christmas gathering last weekend members showed interest in this up coming event. I would love to show you the pretty picture, however not being computer literate, I just can't do it. It reads: RV'S FOR DROUGHT RELIEF Long Weekend of 25th - 28th January 2019 Caravan Fundraising Muster SHOWGROUND TEXAS (Qld) on the other side of the river it is NSW All funds raised by collection or donated to the Texas Lions Club are for distribution to local farmers as the Club sees fit. For more information or to RSVP, please join our FB Page RV's for the Drought or phone Christine on 0400 738 768 Powered sites $50 per van per night (Tax Deductible) Some of our members attended the muster that was held at Jandowae last October and had a great time. Hope to see a few Keddies in attendance at Texas.
  25. 5 points
    I would like to say a big thank you to the Committee, and the President Tony for organising such a memorable AGM. It was a great few days and Kilkivan Bush Caravan Park was a fantastic location for it to be held. It was good catching up with the members new and old ...................."old" ....meaning long term (maybe). Well done everyone. Cheers Steve & Kerry
  26. 5 points
    Cannot thank Tony and committee enought for organising a top gathering. What a great group of people. Pity had to leave a day early and didn’t get a chance to talk to everyone. Hopefully will do over the following years.
  27. 5 points
    We are at a lovely bush camp about 3 hours East of Perth, WA. It has flushing toilets, a free gas barbecue and stove top and water. Lovely spot. And we were joined by our wonderful friends Karen and Paul Slater from nearby Merredin. Karen is our forum’s hardworking Webmaster...
  28. 5 points
    I will seek and find you. I shall take you to bed, and have my way with you. I will make you ache, shake and sweat until you moan and groan. I will make you beg for mercy, beg for me to stop. I will exhaust you to the point that you will be relieved when I'm finished with you. And, when I am finished, you will be weak for days. All my love, The Flu P.S. Now, stop thinking about sex, all you senior citizens, and go get your flu shot!
  29. 5 points
    A big thank you to the webmaster for the ever changing photo on the web page banner (I think that is what it is called). It looks great.
  30. 5 points
    To members of the Kedron Owners Group, I trust this finds you all in good health and spirits! Yesterday, (24th April) I received notification from Vice President Cathy Brown that she wont be standing for re-election at this years AGM. Cathy cited in her notification on going health problems with Greg (her husband) as the reason for not standing again. Greg has been in severe debilitating pain for many years following a bad (aren't they all) motor bike accident. The pain is so bad that Cathy & Greg are reluctantly putting their van and 'tug' up for sale, as travelling this great country is something that they just cannot do in reasonable comfort now. I, along with you I'm sure wish Greg & Cathy all the best with his ongoing treatment regime! At the upcoming AGM (around early October) I also will be standing down as President as my three year tenure will expire. I ASK all members to consider standing for either Vice President or President when notice of nominations is called in a couple of months. These positions, really will only call for minimal input in your busy schedules, the remaining committee I hope/believe will be re nominating for their current positions.....they are a pleasure to work with, I can assure you of that! In a group like ours it is very important to have new blood (so to speak) to keep the group fresh with new ideas & ventures. In closing, I again ask you again to seriously consider nominating for a position on the 'new' committee when nominations are called! If we....... as a group can't form a new committee ....what happens then? My phone is alway on if anyone wishes to call and discuss whats involved in either or ANY position....zero four one two 415466 Travel safe & CU down the road Tony H
  31. 5 points
    Hi Joiners, just saw your post...call me slow! We put our order in for the XC-3 Compact at the show and expect delivery in May 18. We hummed and ha'ad for some time, but opted for the Compact because of the ease of towing and the ability to not have to shell out for a bigger tow tug. Having done a lot of camper-trailing and tent camping the smaller van won't be an issue, I expect. See you out there somewhere.
  32. 5 points
    Thanks for posting this. It has gone to a great cause and I am glad we can contribute each year.
  33. 5 points
    I have received acknowledgment from the RFDS of our donation to them in accord with the terms of our constitution; " funds in excess of $6,000 at the end of the financial year ". I attach a scanned copy of our cheque and donation form together with their response dated 10 March received 4 days ago. Cheers to all and travel safe Mike RFDS Thank You - April 2017.pdf RFDS Cheque n Donation Form 24 Feb 17.pdf
  34. 5 points
    Hi Rick That PL40 is on its way via Express Post. You will have to sign for it. Please let me know when you receive it. Suggest you change it over at night or cover your solar panels if it's a day time job. Write down the settings on your old controller so that it is easy to program the new one. Merry Christmas to you and Lea. Cheers Pete
  35. 5 points
    Goodness, all these comments are heartwarming! And I thank you for them. Yes, it is a great team we have here on the forum, and it amazes me that so many people make such a valuable contribution to the continued success of the group and its forum. I will have a short break from the moderating role and be back in the near future. In the meantime, I echo Lea's words of a little while ago and urge everyone to use the forum to share trip reports, ideas and plans with the whole Kedron family through this forum. And pictures. We all love pictures. Chris
  36. 5 points
    Laurie & Webby have said it all.....NO more to say.... The Gall's are fantastic with product support & backup. I don't know about Qld consumer laws, but I would like to think that any paperwork you receive from Kedron with the purchase of your van would reflect some warranty period.....BUT rest assured if your buying a van either new or second hand (from Kedron), the support and help will be there....well after the statutory warranty period. 'Pepper' re your post from yesterday afternoon, when I purchased my new van in October 07 the paperwork at the time stated a twelve month warranty period, nine years YES nine years later Kedron will look at ANY 'fair wear and tear' problem/concern that I have with my van.....if the problem/concern is anyway related to the build of the van it is fixed (properly) in no time with a minimum of fuss, usually FREE OF CHARGE or for a very minimal charge, if you have a concern/problem with a part or component supplied to Kedron that they fitted to your van at the original build or fitted by them (Kedron) post build.....they seem to know the right strings to pull to get you concern/problem FIXED even when well out of the suppliers warranty period. Enjoy your van & welcome to the Kedron family. CU down the road....
  37. 5 points
    I could spend time writing all the after sales service I have received from Kedron too, but it would just take too long. I can can sum it up by saying - A Gall Boys' handshake is his word and rock solid. You will not meet a more honorable and honest family. Welcome me to the "Kedron Family".
  38. 5 points
    Hi Pepper From our personal experience, I have dealt with the Gall Boys at Kedron for about 16 or so years now, and will continue to do so. In a couple of instances I have offered to pay for fixing some little things that we have 'buggered up' and they have refused to accept my money. They are just great guys to deal with. However, as with any business we deal with in the the long term, we have forged a good, friendly working relationship with them. I'm quite sure many of Kedron's customers have done the same. So, I agree with what others have said in response to your question. Cheers Peter
  39. 5 points
    I have already provided advice to Danno elsewhere on our experience with Kedron and our two vans. (We are onto our second van). But in light of previous comments and allusions here in posts above I will say clearly that we are delighted with our van/s and with the service offered by Kedron through the Gall family and factory staff. The van is strong and structurally solid. It has been well thought out and is an end product of a lot of testing in a real life situation by the brand. Now I add that I am not one eyed about Kedron. Can they be improved? Undoubtedly; no van is perfect. But from our direct experience when problems have occurred (in our case little to no issues have occurred) they are rectified by the factory. There are other vans out there which are arguably as good but what differentiates Kedron is the factory response to concerns. (In my view you can't really compare any van, they all have differing strengths and weaknesses). Now moving into a Moderator role, I will add that if anyone has negative comments or experiences (I guess they must be out there...) there is a private messaging feature on this forum. As the Webmaster has so clearly stated above, there is no attempt here to stifle good honest and factual discussion, but emotive and inflammatory comments are always viewed with the deepest suspicion by the behind the scenes committee and team.
  40. 5 points
    Hi Bob, We are the owners of a 2003 ATV and would be happy to assist your friends, bonus being we live in Wollongong, will personal message our mobile to you to pass on to your friends. Cheers Gav
  41. 5 points
    Yep Andrew. Great on the LIGHT side with our 200 Series. No airbags and no problems for 7 years. Perhaps we are a bit timid, only sticking to the tame roads such as Great Central Road, Gibb River, Birdsville, etc. Tojo forever for us LOL. John
  42. 5 points
    The onerous rego renewal just arrived for our TE this day and to all of my shock and horror the total was $55.50. Thanks Vic Roads.... Cheers Merv
  43. 5 points
    Hi All, My name is Greg and i'm from country Victoria. Just joined the site to read up on some of the experiences of other members. I'm looking forward to getting out on the roads soon and experiencing this great country. Cheers
  44. 5 points
    We are now far south of Marble Bar, which is where we turned South to head progressively closer to home in SA. Right now we are camped at a lovely freecamp called Kwolyin, South of Merredin and North East of Perth. The camp has flushing toilets, a camp kitchen (with gas stovetop), a covered barbeque area with free gas barbeques, and a nice bush setting. Tomorrow we head down to Margaret River for a few days before heading to Bridgetown.
  45. 5 points
    Hi Ricky, Welcome to this forum, & good on you for thinking about purchasing a Kedron. For my two bobs worth, I would be very hesitant in letting my Kedron out of my sight........even to my best friend! Every Kedron is custom built with as many features & extras as requested by the purchaser. I don't know, you haven't indicated if you have caravanned before, if you have & enjoy/like the vanning lifestyle then I'm sure you will enjoy the benefits of owning a Kedron. If you haven't vanned before, can I suggest that you do a Google search for hire vans & follow that line. It's good that u r in the Brisbane area, can I make a suggestion, the KOG Christmas gathering this year is being held a Canungra Showgrounds 12 - 15 November . Why not come down to this gathering & introduce your self, you will find that Kedron owners are very proud of their vans and are also keen to show off their vans........ you will see some great van layouts and meet some great people who will be keen to assist you with any questions you may have. In the mean time, peruse this site and learn a bit more about Kedron's. I hope this is of assistance to you........looking forward to meeting you down the road one day!
  46. 5 points
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  48. 5 points
    Hi John and Tina. We did indeed travel the GJR as discussed above on this topic. I had forgotten that I had put a request for information on this section of the forum.... I had put a trip report over in the Owners private section and normally do not place trip reports in the more public section. But I absolutely should place the report here in recognition that this is where I asked for advice! So thank you for the timely reminder. We travelled on the track from 3 to 9 June. Stage 2 June 2015.pdf
  49. 5 points
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  50. 5 points
    Steve, Kez & Tony so pleased you like the new site & changes. All made possible with our wonderful Webmaster Lesley....so raise your glasses to her please...... Sue
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