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  1. 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!
  2. 4 points
    Very pretty ,don’t you think! The hitch is a D 045 and the tow bar is 4.5 tonnes. The shackles are are so big they have trouble fitting into the 20mm hole of the tow bar. I reckon we could pull a Sherman out of a bog. (probably even if it had one track missing). One thing for sure the Ford & the Kedron will never part no matter what(unless I choose of course).
  3. 4 points
    Hello Tony and Irene, In the past we have received a book, chopping board and vegetable knife, both which have been well received. We also have received other gifts that have not been so useful or enjoyable. As some live in their vans, space is also an issue. I personally always enjoy something we can eat or drink. 🍷🍷🍫🥜🍾 Look forward to meeting you and all other members attending. Cheers, Sandra and Clive
  4. 4 points
    Hello fellow Kedronners. We have just started on a 12 months or so trip around this great country. Our first night was spent at a great little country town in Victoria, Underbool. The community provides a rv rest stop with showers, toilets and power. If power is used the cost is $10 a night. A lovely small town and great camp. Yesterday we moved a bit further North and are at Yanga NP, at a nice spot near Balranald and overlooking the Murrumbidgee River. After months of cold or freezing weather in Tasmania it is is lovely to be warm for a change. The rough plan is to head to Western QLD to cross the Plenty and Donahue Highways to Alice Springs in about four weeks. From here at Yanga we will travel to Griffith and stay at the lovely Lake Wyangan. If you see us on the road come and say hello; our names are on the back and front of the van....yes, I know it is a bit twee, but a friend did the decals so nicely we had to use them!
  5. 4 points
    Hi all, New to KOG, I have 2010TE and love it. It’s dragged along by LC200TTD that does it easy. I am also the Admin for the Kedron Caravan Owners Face Book Page.
  6. 4 points
    Hi, we picked up our beautiful compact van in March and took it away for a trip to Northern Queensland. We love getting away to explore new places but work does get in our way at times. Hope to meet some of you on the road somewhere / sometime. Tony & Irene
  7. 4 points
    We arrived in Tasmania a couple of days ago, after a roughing crossing on the Spirit of Tasmania. It has been cool and damp since we arrived, but we expected that. We spent two days at the by-donation camp at Forth, then today moved to the CMCA RV camp at Railton. This is a lovely camp, on nice green grass, and there is a covered shelter where happy hours are held each afternoon, a great innovation. And icing on the cake, we are next door to another Kedron; Rod and Jewel. How good is that! i will be writing a trip report and putting it up in a few weeks.
  8. 3 points
    *******This years Christmas Gathering is open to non KOG members.....lets make this years gathering the biggest gathering of Kedrons ever!******* The more the merrier!!! 2018 Kedron Owners Group AGM & Christmas Gathering. The dates of this years AGM & Christmas gathering are November Thurs 15th - Sun18th (leave Monday 19th..... yes four days) The venue is Kilkivan Bush Camping & Caravan Park, Rossmore Rd, Kilkivan. (07) 54841340 (w) bushcamping.com.au (e) admin@bushcamping.com.au PLEASE take note of these dates and venue! This years AGM & Christmas gathering is going to be a whole new experience....nothing like any past AGM. A lot of work has/is going into making this a wonderful & memorable occasion! and we are hoping that you will be attending! Proposed timetable for this gathering (subject to change), Thursday, Arrival & set up, casual afternoon, meet and greet new and old friends, happy hour around the camp kitchen. Sponsored by Kedron, come and hear Glen & Barry Gall tell us about the future direction of caravan building and design. Friday, Morning free or ...for those who would like to, there will be (numbers dependent Minimum 11) the opportunity to go on a full day wine tour of the South Burnett wineries. Straight after lunch.....in the function area we will be having presentations from leading suppliers and manufactures....they will be informing us of the latest trends, product developments & maybe a few secrets all relating to our Kedron product. There are also going to be 'trade tables' where the suppliers & manufacturers will have products & literature on display....ever keen & willing to answer any questions you may have! Confirmed 'exhibitors' at this stage, in no particular order. Enerdrive driving your energy needs. At this stage we are still waiting on confirmation on attendance from several other possible exhibitors, these will be acknowledged & displayed in due course. Happy Hour around the camp kitchen (sponsored hopefully?) Saturday, Pancake breakfast (courtesy KBC) 10:00am AGM to be held in the function area. 2:00pm Secret Santa in the function area ($15 gift value per van) 6:30pm Three course sit down dinner, $30ph 'licensed' function area (sensible alcohol pricing) Entertainment TBA? Sunday, 10:00am Morning tea....... presentations from Overland Touring Solutions, Blaze Aid & Jandowae Lions Club (Drought Appeal) 2:00pm 'Locker Tour' ??? .....also maybe a good time to clear the cobwebs from the night before, or a great time to explore the South Burnett area. Monday, 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, attendance wine tour (at cost & number dependent), Sat night dinner. Step 2. VERY IMPORTANT. Please contact Ralph or Antonia @ Kilkivan Bush Camp 07 54841340 to pay your deposit (and registration fee $15) your call may go to a message machine but just leave your contact details and you will receive a return phone call.....Tell them your with the Kedron group, indicate if you wish to have a powered or non powered site. If attending Sat 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 (in the background) 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! Pets are welcome.....usual conditions .....on leads and clean up after. No mobile coverage (at the camp) Name. Arrival date. Departure Date. Power Y/N. Wine Tour Y/N. Sat Night. Financial member Y/N Tony & Annie HEAT 14/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Rod & Mavis KYD 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Nev & Penny MARSHALL 15/11 19/11 Y 1 2 Y Clive & Sandra SAUNDERS 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y John & Maureen MAY 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Doug & Jean MILLER 15/11 20/11 Y 1 2 Y Peter & Margaret FLYNN 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Stuart & Jean ROBERTS 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Grahame & Wendy ROBERTS 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Lionel & Margaret SMITH 15/11 19/11 Y 1 2 Y Geoff & Lorraine McKEENA 15/11 19/11 Y 1 2 Y Gordon & Chris CARTER 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Rod & Sue LEE 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Terry & Carol HEIDEMANN 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Doug & Lis BALLANTYNE 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Laurie & Helen ASHE 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Rob & Wendy NELSON 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Geoff & Joy BURGESS 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Graham ANDERSEN & Sandra WILLIAMS 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 N Tony & Irene RUSSELL 15/11 18/11 Y N 2 N Phill & Karyn RAYWARD 15/11 19/11 N N 2 N Nick PIERCE & Gail FISHER 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 N Steve & Kerry CLAYTON 16/11 18/11 Y N 2 Y David & Karen STEWART 15/11 19/11 Y 1 2 Y Rob & Jewel Van GEELAN 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Phil & Gae HYDE 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Mike & Robin CARTER 14/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Simon & Pauline JENJE 16/11 19/11 N N 2 N Al & Donna O'BRIEN 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Phil & Pam PATTERSON 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 NS Richard & Liz BENNETT 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Bob & Flo KITCHEN 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 NS Craig & Gayle NEILSON 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 N Stewart PETTIGREW 15/11 19/11 Y N 1 Y Stephen & Michelle FARME 16/11 18/11 Y N 2 N Les & Glenda FARME 16/11 18/11 Y N 2 N Larry & Robyn CAMPBELL 15/11 19/11 Y 2 2 N Barry & Ruth BOLAN 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 N Lyn ASTILL 15/11 19/11 Y 1 1 Y
  9. 3 points
    A fundraising caravan muster for drought relief is being held on 29 September to 1 October. The organisers have provided our group with a flyer which they have asked us to distribute to our members in the hope that they may be interested in attending one of the events. Given the enormity of the drought and its impact, this is a worthwhile initiative. The flyer is below.
  10. 3 points
    Hi just testing my new membership, looking forward to meeting some like minded ppl at the xmas agm
  11. 3 points
    We have arrived at Gem Tree NT this morning, after crossing the Plenty Track from Boulia. We enjoyed great weather, and mostly good conditions. There was a rough patch which slowed us down. Here is the summary of the road condition. There is 216 kms between Boulia to Tobermory. Mostly flat and relatively barren country. The first stretch of about 60 kms was bitumen, with small sections of good gravel. We let down the tyres about 50 kms from Tobermory. Last 15 kms before NT border is mostly bitumised with short stretches of gravel in between . About 40 kms from Tobermory was roadworks being done, for about 20 kms or so. From Tobermory to 380 kms from SH was very rough, with corrugations and swales of bulldust. This was slow going and generally we sat on 50 kms an hour for almost all that stretch. At the 380 from the Stuart Highway point there was a good graded section. The bitumen started about 80 kms from the Stuart Highway and then continued all the way to Gem Tree.. About 60 kms West Of Tobermory we came across a Kimberly Karavan on its side and skewed across the road. A single axle van, and driven at a bit of speed (it was going pretty fast when it overtook us and the driver later told us he was now aware he was going too fast), it had hit a bump, pivoted in the air and collapsed on its side. As he had a swivelling hitch, the towing vehicle was stable and unaffected. The driver was remarkably adept and seemed unaffected by the accident. Together with a couple of others who arrived on the scene shortly after us, the driver unhitched it, winched the van back upright with a huge ‘crunch’ and then rehitched it. It was drivable, which is a testament to the van’s strength I guess. He said he would return to Tobermory and then assess his options. I took a number of photos of the van in case he needed it for insurance purposes. One of the photos shows big rocks all embedded into the side of the van wall! Apart from that little incident our trip was unremarkable; oh, we did get a flat tyre which Val will repair in Alice.
  12. 3 points
    Hi Guys, If you do happen to travel the Oodnadatta Track, There is a caravan park at Leigh Ck which is Ok and the pub has a great feed too. There is also another van park about 5 kms past Leigh Ck called Copley. It too has a van park and the pub there has a fantastic (country pub) feed and there is a good pie shop there too and is famous for their Quondong pies. I would recommend staying here over Leigh Ck. Make sure you plan a night at Farina Station. It is only about 70kms from Copley and there is 28 kms of dirt starting from Lyndhurst. There is not a lot to see around Lyndhurst. (Lyndhurst is actually in the middle of Farina Station). Faria Stn would be one of the best camping areas is SA Outback Donkey showers and flushing loos and grassed camp sites. If you don't have timber, you can buy sleepers from the owners Once at Farina Stn head to the camp ground and set up as to can walk to all the sites of interest (the ruins, cemetery,old railway bridge). The owners are Kevin and Anne Dawes …………… say G'day if you see them as they are really great people. You may even find that the bakery is open. If it is, it has the best cream buns in the world. The next stop to think about is Coward Springs is a great overnight stop or you can detour at Maree and head out to Mulcoorina Station. It is a beautiful spot but you will have to backtrack (but worth it if time permits). Turn right about 2kms west of Maree and travel 50 kms (all good dirt roads) It is beautiful. It has a large waterway and plenty of bird life. When you get there you will come to the small toilet block, look to your right and you will see a single date palm in the distance. Just past there is a beautiful camp spot at the very end of the road and has plenty of room to turn the van around. You have to take your own wood for the fire. You will have to back track for this spot too. The next spot along the Oodnadatta track is Coward Springs …………….. a must. It has a thermal bore pool and is wonderful. You can have fires there also On the way to William Creek there are a few things to see along the way if you choose.William Creek Hotel is a must for lunch and then onto Oodnadatta. Oodnadatta to the hwy is the Painted desert and it is spectacular. We also lived in Alice Springs and travelled it extensively and know of a lot of beautiful locations that are "not so well known" and very worthy of a visit. Guys I hope this helps and if you need any additional info , give us a call as we have extensively travelled and worked in the whole area you are looking to travel in and have a lot more info if required Hope it can help you Steve
  13. 3 points
    Hi John The simple answer is that is what Kedron vans are made for. The latter XC5 has a slightly better suspension but it will always come down to tyre pressure and speed. You won’t go wrong with either of these vans, XC3 or XC5. cheers merv
  14. 3 points
    After twenty years with our unbreakable and very wonderful Kimberley Kamper trailer-tent, we have decided that in our sixties we are now grown up enough to have an onboard bathroom, and a hard roof when it is pouring! We were in the queue for a Kimberley Kruiser E-class but, as most will know, Kimberley are now in liquidation. We have a number of close friends with Kedrons who cannot speak highly enough of the vans and the company, so we are now on course for a CP5 Compact. To any owners of the CP5 Compact - we are flying up to meet Paul Willcocks on Sat 25 August 18. If, before then, you have any comments, feedback, or can help with the sort of 'intelligent questions' we should be asking, we will appreciate you making contact with us. Moving from a compact 900kg low- centre-of-gravity trailer to a large two tonne box will be quite intimidating, so all help, advice, suggestions are welcome. (Will be towing with our 100-series petrol Landcruiser). Thanks in advance to any CP5 Compact owners who have any advice to offer. cheers, Graham and Liz. (Terrey Hills NSW)
  15. 3 points
    Hi Graham & Liz, We have a compact that we only picked up in March this year. Before that we towed a 1 tonne 33 year old Millard Micro. Yes the van is heavier and we have noticed a weight difference but our compact is easy to tow and we are getting used to it. It's first trip was a four week adventure north to Cooktown and via the Bloomfield track. Our 79 series cruiser towed it without a concern. We love our compact - we have the combined shower/ toilet model and have found that very workable, great kitchen and heaps of storage. We put bike racks on the front box and love that. We would recommend the compact and we think you will love it also. Oh and no question is stupid as I think we asked heaps!! Tony & Irene
  16. 3 points
    Well, really not a photo to use, but we have had a good day here at Port Dennison. The sun was shining all day, the van is a little cleaner, van maintenance and the washing has been done. Had a lovely fish dinner (caught off Broome), didn’t catch anything today, now trying to keep warm. My well dressed husband having coffee and eating chocolate. Life is good 👍👍👍👍
  17. 3 points
    Hi Irene & Tony, Keep watching this site to see upcoming information about the KOG, AGM and Christmas gathering at Kilkivan mid November......hope to see you there! Cheers Tony H
  18. 3 points
    Hi Tony and Irene. How wonderful to see you have a nice new Kedron and have joined the Kedron family. I am guessing the van is a pre-loved van? Where are you guys when you are at home? Kedron owners are scattered all over this great country and often there are gatherings to attend and get to know other owners. I live in the Barossa Valley, SA although right now we are in Tasmania travelling. i hope we catch up with you in the great outdoors sometime.
  19. 3 points
    That's another vote for Mary Pools and Lake Ellendale. Also make sure you visit Wolfe Creek Creator and Old Halls Creek. If you require any info on the Kimberley, let me know as we lived in the region for 18 months.................. we also lived in the Alice region for over 2 years, so we can probably help you out there too. Enjoy your trip
  20. 3 points
    Our “ new” 2005 Ford F 250 coupled with our re calibrated 4 tonne TE at Eyres Rock. Ford now fully converted to Qld rego and Kedron has had it’s first “ Certificate of inspection” in Cairns. In the front battery hatch we have THREE vin plates.... BLACK. original rego Qld.....SILVER. after GTM upgrade in Perth......BLUE. when we come back home to Gordonvale from. Qld Transport so they can take ultimate control of the operation. Very ,very sorry to see our 100series Landcruiser go. Must admit the F Truck is probably more capable at towing the heavy Kedron on & off the road but back in suberbia it’s a different kettle of fish. Moving and parking around the city must be planned beforehand and there are numerous no go areas . A..n..y..w..a..y all for the best.
  21. 3 points
    Less than a month until the XC3 Compact is finished. It's at the fit-out stage and looking good. Problem is now all the "extra" expenses of air bag suspension, electronic brakes, mirrors... But, still can't wait until we drive out with the new van.
  22. 3 points
    And last night we camped at Old Macs Farm campground, and finally caught up with Tony and Annie! What a great chance to talk about things Kedron and related stuff. It was a privilege to meet such nice folk.
  23. 3 points
    Beautifully presented, a buyer won’t be far away!
  24. 3 points
    And Rick and Lea are joining us here tomorrow! How good is that?
  25. 2 points
    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.
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