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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. 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.
  3. 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 mid August . Looking forward to seeing you there!
  4. 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!!!
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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...
  10. 4 points
    Busy means revenue for the city can’t be a bad thing. We are heading that way mid August Great Central road west to the Rock plus Hermannsburg then Tanami track . Can’t wait .
  11. 4 points
    For our wedding anniversary I bought a map of the world, put it on the wall. I gave my beloved a dart and said “wherever the dart lands we will holiday for 2 weeks!”. Well, now we are camped out near the skirting board in the laundry for a fortnight....
  12. 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.
  13. 4 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.
  14. 4 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
  15. 4 points
    You may remember at our last AGM we made a donation to Jandowae Lions Club’s Drought Appeal. Please see attached photo, it is a letter of appreciation to Norma Curd (Lions Club President) from a local recipient of monies donated. Great work guys!
  16. 4 points
    And we have just spent four days at Shannon NP, South of Bridgetown. Lovely area of forest and ferns. The camping area has a new area with large and open sites on terraced areas on a gentle slope, and an older area among the trees. We chose the middle ground, near trees and vegetation but out in the open for solar panels. Hot showers and flushing toilets nearby.
  17. 4 points
    Gosh it looks like it was a great time was had by all at the KOG gathering and AGM this weekend. President Tony Heat has put a massive amount of time and energy into organising this event and he is to be congratulated on it. These photos were taken by Glen Gall, who was at the gathering.
  18. 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/
  19. 4 points
    Thank you all, We (the committee) did work hard for you the members for this years AGM and Christmas gathering, we would like to say thank you all for your very kind words of appreciation and encouragement. I believe the gathering was the success it was because of the great attendance, great attitude of attendees, great presenters, great venue and of course the great hosts. I would also like to thank again...... Sandra & Clive also Nev & Penny for their assistance and enthusiasm! Now.......all we have to do is make next years BIGGER! Cheers Tony PS Ideas please on presenters you’d like to hear from......first thought Telstra (remote communications) more suggestions please.........
  20. 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
  21. 4 points
    Hi everyone, so proud to now be the owner of a Kedron and becoming a member of this group. Looking forward to exploring this great country. Barry & Ruth
  22. 4 points
    Hi Barry and Ruth. it is great to see you join the Kedron family. Isn’t it exciting, a new caravan and adventures ahead! Chris
  23. 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
  24. 3 points
    Hi all, joined group a few months ago but been busy enjoying our XC5. Picked up in March 2019 and off we went. Up to Lawn Hill, Kakadu, and back to beautiful Sunshine Coast (SSC) after 2 months. Then went to Innamincka along the Adventure Way, through Walkers Crossing track to Birdsville track to Birdsville and back to SSC. Planning our next trip now. Hoping to make the Kilkivan Gathering in November. Our Van XC5, KRS Airbag, Twin Vanity bathroom, club lounge. Tow vehicle is LC200 Sahara. Cheers David & Kerry.......
  25. 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
  26. 3 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
  27. 3 points
    It seems that Alice Springs, which is generally a busy town at this time of year, is particularly busy this year. In part that is attributed to the forthcoming closure of climbing The Rock at Uluru. I make no comment on the closure of climbing at Uluru, but rather the need to plan ahead if Alice Springs is on the travel agenda. And apparently it will get even busier in the near future... And please, no debate on the merits of climbing The Rock....it will only lead to tears.😁 https://www.alicespringsnews.com.au/201 ... itor-boom/
  28. 3 points
    This post made me laugh! I can imagine how you would feel opening a van to scenes of disaster... I remember in our first van, a Kedron ATV with sliding window over the couch, I left the window open by mistake on the Gibb River Road. Red dust everywhere. But that was MY error, not the van’s.
  29. 3 points
    Hi Bruce, Just had a look at the website....this looks like a top bit of gear. Just spoke to Ryan @ Lyons Air-conditioning in Perth he tells me that Caravan HQ have a van at the Brisbane Caravan Show with one of these units fitted, might have to go to the show now to have a look. Thanks for the tip on this product.......not that my Kedron leaks dust! Tony
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 3 points
    Also...thank you for the welcome to the group.!!
  33. 3 points
    Hi David, Welcome to the group! I do believe that the 'only show' that Kedron attend regularly is the Brisbane Caravan & Camping show https://www.caravanqld.com.au/queensland-caravan-shows/ (every June) although they did attend Aquip @ Gunnedah last year and the Country Music Awards in Tamworth, both in conjunction with Toyota. A quick phone call to Leisa @ the Kedron 'Factory' 07 38813383, and your questions will be answered. Travel safe.
  34. 3 points
    Welcome to the group, I’m sure you will have many hours of enjoyment with your Keddy, no matter what your tow vehicle is (providing all your tow weights etc are legal). Some of our members tow with Iveco, Mercedes, Isuzu, Nissan, Fords, Chevy etc, personally we tow with a Nissan Y62. Hope to catch up with you somewhere in this great country. Sandra and Clive
  35. 3 points
    Well, that is pretty special. A handwritten letter of appreciation! It makes you feel all warm inside, doesn’t’t it? Thanks for sharing it Tony.
  36. 3 points
  37. 3 points
    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
  38. 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
  39. 3 points
    Getting excited, van is up next to the house and almost packed. Have packed the Christmas decorations and wine. Now all we need is good weather. No heatwaves and no rain please. see you all Thursday ?????
  40. 3 points
    Welcome Barry & Ruth.....to the Kedron 'family' Are we going to meet you both at Kilkivan?? Cheers and safe travels Tony H
  41. 3 points
    Two aliens landed in the Arizona desert near a gas station that was closed for the night. They approached one of the gas pumps and the younger alien addressed it saying . . ."Greetings, Earthling . . . we come in peace . . . . Take us to your leader"The gas pump of course didn't respond.The younger alien became angry at the lack of response. The older alien said, “I’d calm down if I was you"The younger alien ignored the warning and repeated his greeting, again there was no response . . .Miffed at the pumps haughty attitude, he drew his ray gun and said gruffly "Greeting Earthling . . . We come in peace . . . Take us to your leader or I will fire"The older alien again warned his comrade saying, "You probably don't want to do that, I think it will make him mad""Rubbish", replied the cocky young alienHe aimed his weapon and opened fire . . . . There was a huge explosion.A massive fire-ball roared towards him and blew the younger alien off his feet and threw him in a burnt smoking mass about 200 yards away into a cactus patch.Half an hour passed . . . .When he finally regained consciousness, he refocused his three eyes, straightened his antenna, and looked dazedly at the older, wiser alien who was standing over him shaking his big green head . . . ."What a ferocious creature!" exclaimed the young fried alien . . ."He damn near killed me!" "How did you know he was so dangerous?"The older alien leaned over, placed a friendly feeler on his crispy friend and replied . . ."If there is one thing I've learned during my intergalactic travels, you never mess with a guy who can loop his manhood over his shoulder twice and then stick it in his ear!
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 3 points
    An update. The springs have arrived. Hallelujah. They only took 11 days to get to Perth from Brisbane. Val drove down from Merredin to pick them up and got home about 4pm. He was greeted by me saying I thought a fuse had gone on the solar panel system as we had had no power coming in all day from the roof solar panels. So he got out of the car, exhausted, and had to fix the fuse. It never rains but it pours.
  45. 3 points
    Hi just testing my new membership, looking forward to meeting some like minded ppl at the xmas agm
  46. 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.
  47. 3 points
    Here is the trip report for the crossing of the Plenty. I am almost ready to post the report for the Great Central Road! Stage 3 August 2018 Plenty Highway.pdf
  48. 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
  49. 2 points
    Hi Tony Thank you for adding us to the list going to the Kilkivan AGM/Xmas party. We also joined as a financial member earlier this week and are waiting for the confirmation. Looking forward to meeting the 'Kedron family'. Barry & Ruth
  50. 2 points
    A Public servant dies in a car accident on his 40th birthday and finds himself at the Pearly Gates. A brass band is playing, the Angels are singing a beautiful hymn, there is a huge crowd cheering and shouting his name and absolutely everyone wants to shake his hand. Just when he thinks things can't possibly get any better, Saint Peter himself runs over, apologises for not greeting him personally at the Pearly Gates, shakes his hand and says 'Congratulations son, we've been waiting a long time for you. Totally confused and a little embarrassed, the Public servant sheepishly looks at Saint Peter and says 'Saint Peter, I tried to lead a God-fearing life, I loved my family, I tried to obey the 10 Commandments, but congratulations for what? I honestly don't remember doing anything really special when I was alive.' 'Congratulations for what?' says Saint Peter, totally amazed at the man's modesty. 'We're celebrating the fact that you lived to be 160 years old! God himself wants to see you!' The Public servant is awe-struck and can only look at Saint Peter with his mouth agape. When he regains his power of speech, he looks up at Saint Peter and says, 'Saint Peter, I lived my life in the eternal hope that when I died I would be judged by God and be found to be worthy, but I only lived to be forty.' 'That's simply impossible son,' says Saint Peter. 'We've added up your time sheets......'
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