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  1. 6 points
    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.
  2. 5 points
    Hi Andrea & Gary, Welcome to the KOG, we are a group of like minded people who enjoy the use of their Kedron product & caravanning generally. There is lots of information on this site referring to Kedron ownership, should you have a question and can't find the answer you're looking for, don't be afraid to ask! I don't know the area that you're from but if you are from SE Qld we have two gatherings coming up that you would be more than welcome to attend....... even consider coming for a day visit! Looking forward to meeting you guys one day soon. Best wishes & welcome again to the Kedron family! Tony H Kingsley Grove Estate, Goodger - Kingaroy QLD 06 September 2019 Until 08 September 2019 0 KOG Christmas Gathering & AGM - Kilkivan Bush Camp 06 November 2019 Until 10 November 2019
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    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 WE BOTH START WITH LOTS OF MEMORY AND DRIVE, THEN BECOME OUTDATED, UNEXPECTEDLY, AND EVENTUALLY HAVE TO HAVE OUR PARTS REPLACED!
  4. 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.
  5. 4 points
    And the winner of the most ergonomic and also most eccentric dump point goes to - Coolalinga CP, in Darwin! Complete with hand washing facilities and paper towels Just installed 😀😀
  6. 4 points
    A truckie walks into an outback cafe with a full-grown emu behind him. The waitress asks them for their orders. The truckie says, 'A hamburger, chips and a coke,' and turns to the emu, 'What's yours?' - 'Sounds great, the same,' says the emu. A short time later the waitress returns with the order 'That will be $9.40 please,' and he reaches into his pocket and pulls out the exact change and pays. The next day, the man and the emu come again and he says, 'A burger, chips and a coke.' - 'Sounds great, I'll have the same,' says the emu. Again the truckie reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change. This becomes routine until the two enter again. 'The usual?' asks the waitress. 'No, it's Friday night, so I'll have a steak, baked potato and a salad,' says the man. 'Brilliant idea, same for me,' says the emu. Shortly the waitress brings the order and says, 'That will be $32.60'. Once again the man pulls the exact change out of his pocket and places it on the table. The waitress cannot hold back any longer. 'Excuse me mate, how do you manage to always pull the exact change from your pocket every time?' 'Well, love' says the truckie, 'a few years ago, I was cleaning out the back shed, and found an old lamp. When I cleaned it, a Genie appeared and offered me two wishes. My first wish was that if I ever had to pay for anything, I would just put my hand in my pocket and the right amount of money would always be there.' 'That's brilliant!' says the waitress. 'Most people would ask for a million dollars or something, but you'll always be as rich as you want, for as long as you live!' 'That's right. Whether it's a carton of milk or a new car, the exact money is always there,' says the man. Still curious the waitress asks, 'What's with the bloody emu? The truckie pauses, sighs, and answers, 'My second wish was for a tall bird with a big bum and long legs, who agrees with everything I say.
  7. 4 points
    We had such a great time. Thanks Tony and the committee for all their hard work. At one of the Happy hours Graham and I were talking about caravan safety checks in Queensland and he gave me his email so I could send him the information. Unfortunately, email information and red wine did not work very well and I have been unable to contact him. So, for Graham and anyone else that may be interested, this is the link to the safety check website. I see that they only have a wait list for Toowoomba left this year but the dates for 2019 will be released in January. Nick and I found the experience really worthwhile and we were given a copy of all our weights. There are no fines given for being overweight or anything else that might not be right. https://www.caravanqld.com.au/free-safety-check-days/
  8. 4 points
    A big thank you to Tony and the executive plus all the helpers for putting on this weekend. The presentations were fantastic and very much appreciated. A big thanks to Kedron for the support. Merry Christmas and safe travels to everyone. Cheers Stu and Jean
  9. 3 points
    I am going to replace the brake drums, plates etc on my Top Ender. I was planning to book into Cruisemaster (Vehicle Components) in Brisbane. On their website I discovered that they have a network of agents across the nation, including Cairns. Yesterday I visited Torque Tyres and Trailer Spares, one of the two agents in Cairns. To my surprise and delight I discovered that they have all the gear in stock and plenty of it. I have a booking there next Tuesday and I will report on the job they do. I thought that this info might be useful for anyone venturing up this way. Torque Tyres and Trailer Spares 180 Lyons Street CAIRNS QLD 4870 07 4230 0715 admin@etrailer.com.au
  10. 3 points
    Rod and Sue will be attending , and a yes for the dinner. Will be expecting Nev to be the new secret Santa with his full white beard unless Clive still has his. Will contact Kilkivan to book. Regards Rod and Sue. p.s. Hope all our repairs will be completed
  11. 3 points
    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.
  12. 3 points
    At the AGM in November 2019, we will be seeking nominations to fill the important role of Secretary/Treasurer of the Kedron Owners Group INC. Mike has published information re the position in the Financial Members section. So don't be shy, have a look and help your club stay active and relevant.
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    This was a great weekend and it was nice to meet so many lovely people we will now regards as friends. Hope to see you all out and about soon. Tony & Irene
  15. 3 points
    Welcome Barry & Ruth.....to the Kedron 'family' Are we going to meet you both at Kilkivan?? Cheers and safe travels Tony H
  16. 3 points
    Hi all, Arrived here this afternoon, made to feel very welcome in this friendly town. There are thirty plus van and motor homes here, well set up area here at the showground. Lyn Astill is here in her motorhome, she is trying to get to Kilkivan if the planets align. A couple that Clive & Sandra Saunders meet on their recent WA trip John & Karen Siddle are here also in their TE, working on them to join, unfortunately due to geographic difficulties they won’t be able to attend Kilkivan this year. The organisers here have done a great job, barefoot bowls this arvo and dinner at the local bowls club, a local farm tour tomorrow, rodeo tomorrow night. Sunday local touring, entertainment at the pub on Sunday before the footy final and a camp oven dinner ? The local area is very dry......maybe not as dry as some of the country Annie and I have seen in the last fortnight.....but believe me these people are doing it tough. Funds raised this weekend are being distributed to those in need by the local Lions Club. Photos of amazing trash, treasure, collectables, antiques and some really amazing rare stuff worth LOTS at this local property we visited this morning.....four shed’s of it and so much outside, lovely welcoming family.
  17. 2 points
    Great Central is seriously dusty. Docker to the east has recently been graded but has quickly become rough due to high traffic plus it’s a bugger of a section. If interested in going off the Great Central and visiting the Surveyor General Corner the road down to Wingellina is ok as is the the road from Wingellina to Warburton (bit rough watch for camels). Make sure you ring Mark the community officer (0427 031 926) at Wingellina before going into town to make sure it’s safe as it’s a closed community. It’s $50 to visit the corner with no guide, $100 with guide. Private road out to the corner is very nastily corrugated. To be taken seriously but is easily doable with a van. Road from Warburton to Laverton is ok but watch for mine road trains from Gile Breakaway to Laverton.
  18. 2 points
    Just completed the Great Central road west to east . The road to Warburton wasn’t too bad at all but things deteriorated from then on . It was very rough both the WA and NT sections . The dust was horrendous as causing us some drama but we did enjoy the trip over thanks to the Kedron. We also traveled the Mereenie loop which was fantastic drive following the Ranges into Alice Springs. Damage: one caravan tyre demolished and a leaking gas pipe on the water heater. Both repaired now . We were planning to do the Tanami track but chickened our had enough dust for a while so doing the loop up to Katherine then head west to the coast .
  19. 2 points
    Thanks Sandra & Clive, We are practicing the 'Keddy Wave'! Why are people looking at us as if we are from another planet! lol
  20. 2 points
    We have just noticed the picture of the Beagle Bay church on the web page header. It has brought back so many memories as we lived in the old white house directly across the road from it for 18 months while we managed the store. What a magical place, truly wonderful people and an experience of a lifetime. I still remember the painful screams of many various caravaner's as they open the doors of their vans and see the devastation inside caused from that wonderful road to Beagle Bay. I also remember the warm feeling I got from owning a Kedron, which traveled that same road probably 20 times and experience no damage............... Poor people cannot afford to crap has always been my motto of life.
  21. 2 points
    Hi Terry, You seem to be having the same luck with your fridges as I had with Toyota's, however as much as it saddens me to have to agree with Tony, as we also have a 230l Vitrofrigo which is 9 years old and has spent its whole life in either the Kimberly or NT and as Tony says it has been "trouble free (touch wood)"! I guess that, like me and Toyota's, you are one of those "special" people with Vitrofrigo. I feel your frustration.
  22. 2 points
    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
  23. 2 points
    Welcome Peter and Rommey! It is good to see you join the Ked ron family. We also live in SA (we are up in the Barossa Valley) so we may join up with you sometime, in your nice, shiny and new van. When we drove up to QLD to pick up our new van we went up the most direct route (through Mildura, Hay etc) but came back via a meandering route through NSW and Victoria. And how exciting it is to plan a trip with a brand new Kedron. I made a list of all the things we would need in the new van, which was divided into two parts ; those items I could take from home, and those which would have to be purchased new in Brisbane. This was things like tea towels, cutlery, pots and pans, sheets and towels etc. I found it very helpful to have that list. Still have it on the computer somewhere.... chris
  24. 2 points
    We also cooked a battery very early in the year. I always keep the batteries above 70% soc so it was a surprise. I found the charger was overcharging the batteries by keeping them in absorption mode for way too long. It was a pwm type charger. When I replaced the batteries I also replaced the charger with an mppt type charger with a more battery friendly charge algorithm. All good now. Cheers Stu
  25. 1 point
    2019 Kedron Owners Group Inc Christmas Gathering & AGM Wednesday 6th – Sunday 10th November 2019. This years theme Travel Safely Kilkivan Bush Camping & Caravan Park, Rossmore Rd, Kilkivan. Qld. (07) 54841340 (w) bushcamping.com.au (e) admin@bushcamping.com.au PLEASE take note of these dates and venue! This year's AGM & Christmas gathering is going to be a great experience.... A lot of work has/is going into making this a wonderful & memorable occasion and we are hoping that you will be attending! ******** Tuesday 5th Nov is Melbourne Cup Day.....if you wanted to, maybe arriving Monday or before Tuesday lunch we could have a bit of extra fun.....ladies don't forget your fascinators ******** Proposed timetable for this gathering (subject to change), Wednesday 6th November. Arrival & set up. Happy hour @ camp kitchen. Thursday 7th. Morning free.....maybe explore the beautiful South Burnett area. Returning just after lunch for the first of our confirmed informative presentations Telstra, will be our first presenter..... remote communications (satellite phones & mobile repeater systems) Queensland Ambulance.....emergency response & first aid in the bush. (TBC) Happy hour @ camp kitchen sponsored by Kedron Caravans, come & hear Glen Gall talk the about the future direction of caravan building & design. Friday 8th. Morning free..... Returning just after lunch for our second session of presentations..... Queensland Transport Main Roads (TMR)..... getting a real grip on weights. Roadcraft.....Driver education. Hypodrive.....Healthy driving. Happy hour @ camp kitchen. Saturday 9th. Starting the day with Ralphies famous complimentary pancake breakfast....not to be missed! Morning tea....followed by the AGM. Returning after lunch for the Secret Santa ($15 gift value per van) Returning again..... Three course sit down dinner, $30ph 'licensed' function area (sensible alcohol pricing) Entertainment TBA? Sunday 10th. Morning free....clear the cobwebs.....maybe a 'locker tour'.....a swim in the pool...explore the local area.....sit back & relax talking with new & old friends. Pack up....... say our farewells, then wishing you a safe journey to your next Kedron destination! OK, ..............have we whet your appetite for a great gathering!! Now is the time to register and confirm your attendance. Step 1. Please reply to this post and indicate your arrival & departure date & Sat night dinner. Step 2. VERY IMPORTANT. For KOG & KCO Facebook members...... Please contact Ralph or Antonia @ Kilkivan Bush Camp 07 54841340 to pay your deposit of $50.00. If your call goes to a message machine please just leave your contact details and you will receive a return phone call in due course. Tell them you're with the Kedron group, and indicate if you wish to have a powered or non powered site. If attending Saturday night please advise of any dietary requirements to Ralph or Antonia! Step 3. Check back here every 7 to 10 days for updates & info and check on who else is attending. The organisers of this gathering have been working hard to make this the best gathering in recent history. We are hoping you will support us.... as we are supporting you! Step 4. Don't forget your Secret Santa $15 value per van/couple! ***Pricing guide for Kedron Owners Group (KOG) members..... Accommodation package (4 nights) for 2 (including morning tea Saturday) $100.00 Saturday night function $33 (approx) per head x 2 66.00 $166.00 (Accom package is for 1 or 2 people) ***Pricing guide for Kedron Caravan Owners Facebook Group..... Accommodation package (4 nights) for 2 (including morning tea Saturday) $130.00 Saturday night function $33 (approx) per head x 2 66.00 $196.00 (Accom package is for 1 or 2 people) Pets are welcome.....usual conditions .....on leads and clean up after. NOTE.....No mobile coverage (at the camp) Name Sat Dinner Arrival Depart Heat Tony & Annie Y 5th 11th Lee Rod & Sue Y 5th 10th Saunders Clive & Sandra Y 5th 11th Broadbent/Berry Madden & Trish N 6th 7th Bonson Ian & Jacqui Y 6th 10th Sommerlad Barry & Carolyn Y 6th 10th May John & Maureen Y 6th 10th Clayton Steve & Kerry Y 8th 10th Hines Greg & Heather Y 6th 10th Flynn Peter & Margaret Y 6th 11th Smith Lionel & Margaret Y 6th 11th Marshall Nev & Penny Y 6th 11th Carter Mike & Robin Y 5th 11th Fisher Nick & Gail Y 7th 11th Pullen Allen & Kerry Y 7th 10th Hyde Phillip & Gaye Y 6th 11th Miller Doug & Jean Y 6th 11th McConachie Ron & Judie Y 5th 11th Palmer Ian & Sue Y 6th 11th Ashe Laurie & Helen Y 6th 11th Kinnane Greg & Henri (Henriette) Y 6th 10th Archibald Robert & Beryl Y 6th 11th Fawkes Bill & Vicki Y 7th 10th McBride Shannon Y 7th 10th Lister John & Noela Y 6th 10th Burgess Bob & Grace Y 6th 10th Jones Robert & Jane Y 6th 10th Roberts Stuart & Jean Y 6th 11th Everingham Noel & Bev Y 6th 10th
  26. 1 point
    Hi Merv When at Cruisemaster/Vehicle Components a little time back, Keiran the service manager noticed that the brake safe cable attachment on my Cruiser is quite independent of the towbar, and he remarked that he rarely sees that. If the towbar goes, so does the cable. I have a stainless steel cable which runs in between the towbar and the bumper bar and attaches on to the vehicle chassis. The other end has a loop which attaches to the brake safe cable with a small D shackle. Cheers Bas
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    Thanks @TonyH I have thought of that and in fact have asked Graham if there was any chance we could coordinate handover with the Christmas gathering. Delivery hasn’t been scheduled yet so he couldn’t commit. If at all possible, you’ll see me there.
  29. 1 point
    Looks great looking forward to the KOG group in November
  30. 1 point
    I had planned to be there, in fact right about now, but some health issues caused us to cancel the trip. After hearing about the crowds I don’t feel quite so bad.
  31. 1 point
    Yes Chris, Some scenes were of complete devastation with contents of top cupboards on the floor, microwave ovens. stoves, fridges all sitting in the walkways......... but the worst were when fridge doors came open and all the contents would fall out and combined in the isle. I cannot tell the amount of paper towel and spray & wipe we sold at the store.
  32. 1 point
    390 solar & the 2x 120 lithium is the equivalent of the old 360agms or so I am told. Merv
  33. 1 point
    After many years of searching and much advice from various people, it appears that the Yamaha 2800i is the best generator for all round performance and reliability. In particular to run an Aircon up north. Many manufacturers claim their cheaper generators will do the job, but I am not convinced. Any other opinions or experiences out there??
  34. 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.
  35. 1 point
    TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 75 TO 79 SERIES Clearview Towing mirrors for sale. Chrome with electric kit $895.00 from Clearview factory. Brand new still in box, not required. Selling for $550.00 plus freight. Call Greg on 0428676374 to discuss.
  36. 1 point
    Also, is it even worth taking a generator on such a trip? I have 3 solar panels and 3 AGM Batteries with backup Redarc chargers in both van and vehicle?
  37. 1 point
    Any reviews on this washing machine would be greatly received. We are thinking of removing 3 drawers and installing one of these washing machines at the back of the caravan. It would be a camec compact rv 4kg front loader washing machine
  38. 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
  39. 1 point
    Hi Annie & I would like to wish you all the safest and happiest Christmas. May the New Year bring you puncture free miles & miles of smiles. Stay safe✅✅
  40. 1 point
    New folder is now open. Can I suggest that each place start a new topic so they don't get lost and so that people can find them easier. Old info hasn't been brought forward as a lot of it is 8 years old.
  41. 1 point
    Hi all, There was discussion at the AGM about the member stopover ‘thread’ on this site. It is located in the financial members section under Trip Reports ......near the bottom of the second page. Looks like some time since it has been updated......so check in adavance, re availability Travel safe Tony
  42. 1 point
    LINK to Caravan Saleshttps://seller.carsalesnetwork.com.au/my-ads?advertId=5738735 Link for Silverado https://seller.carsalesnetwork.com.au/my-ads?advertId=5738937
  43. 1 point
    Informatio PERFECT FOR A CARAVANNER/HOLIDAY MAKER Whistle while you work knowing that you have 2013 model MY 2014 registered Chevrolet Silverado in your hands. 61000 km on the clock only. It is exceptional value at $132499 This vehicle has been especially created for the caravanning enthusiast with a 6.6 litre turbo Duramax diesel motor with a 6 speed allison auto gearbox. Key features: 4X4 Polished Alloy Bull Bar and driving lights Tow bar with 12 pin wiring system Caravan electric brake monitor Build Electric brake controller 20 inch alloy rims New Cooper AT3 tyres Long range fuel tank holding 218 litres of diesel Fully electronic Custom Boat loader Full leather interior Many electronic vehicle management tools come standard Customised Metalink canopy containing : Redac Battery management system which can charge from 240 volt,12 volt car, or Solar panels 2X 120 amp batteries Fridge Slide 3 storage draws Drop down spare tyre carrier on rear as well as spare under truck Electronic Rust Protection Licensed Valuation Held dated 30/1/2018 $135000 ( Obtained for insurance purposes) Ph 0401003114 Sale Price 132499
  44. 1 point
    There is an interesting discussion on another forum regarding use of drones. It is less about the type of drone and more about the rules around usage of drones. http://caravanersforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=69072 But on a related topic, Kedron owner Danno Bananno has a drone (or three) and is an expert. He posts a lot on the Kedron owner’s Facebook site if you want o look there.
  45. 1 point
    Hello Tony, We are very happy to inform you that Kerry and I will be attending the KOG Xmas gathering. Unfortunately it will only be for the weekend due to work commitments. We have confirmed our booking and look forward to catching up with the KOG crew. Name. Arrival date. Departure Date. Power Y/N. Wine Tour Y/N. Sat Night. Financial member Y/N Steve & Kerry Clayton 16/11 18/11 Y N 2 Y
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    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!
  48. 1 point
    Thanks Tony n Irene. I’m sure we will. We were initially concerned about the lack of bench space, but after looking at the Compact, we came to the view that it would be fine. Overall, it’s amazing how much they pack into a small van.
  49. 1 point
    Just got the heater back & installed... top job.works perfectly..Thanks Graeme. regards Danny
  50. 0 points
    Can't believe we are going to miss this again. Have fun
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