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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.....
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 5 points
    Hi to all, I thought I would share a conversation that I have recently performed on our Kedron. We got sick of being unconfortable with our Cafe style seating. First I removed the cafe style dinett from the van, which meant that there was damaged internal paneling. I removed this and took the van to Kedron who replaced the panneling and built a new wheel arch cover. Great job by Ashley and the crew. I purchased two Nordic 21 chairs which in my opinion were a little low for the van. I raised these by 45 mm as by installing a block of wood as showmen in one of the photos. The chairs were positioned so that we could rotate them fully and allow a reasonable amount of recline. They were then screwed to the floor. This has been the best mod that we have ever done to the van as we can now sit in comfort. At present we are using two stable tables to eat of but are investigating a table setup. This is not a priority at this stage. I will post an update once we install one of the options that we are investigating. Hope this is useful to other Kedron Owner. Regards Bruce
  11. 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".
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 5 points
    Alison and I have just started our retirement at the ripe age of 60, we have always for 5 weeks every year travelled to very remote areas of Australia to do what we call recon trips, now we are going back over the next many years to totally explore these areas, in our 79 series Toyota land cruiser fully decked out for off the grid, as well as our Kedron.
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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!
  21. 5 points
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  23. 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
  24. 5 points
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  25. 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