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Wandering Slaters

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    The annual gathering at Kilkivan....

    What a great roll up. Well done Tony it certainly looks like your organisational effort was greatly appreciated looking at all of the smiling faces. Have a great gathering.
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    Registration .......2018 AGM & Christmas Gathering

    So jealous I can't come. Don't forget to send me pictures so I can put on the banner - Have fun
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    WA Wildflowers

    Hopefully this is the end of your van troubles and you can again enjoy your travels in WA.
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    WA Wildflowers

    I hate it when Tony is right. I had to look up what a spanner was before I replied. Lucky Val knows what he is doing as my only contribution for his replacement of the spring was to show him where my local mechanic works. Safe travels Tony and Annie. Regards Paul.
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    Plenty Highway Road report

    Yeah, scarce as hens teeth those cream buns
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    Plenty Highway Road report

    Another great report Chris - thanks
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    "Wish you were here" Photo Folder

    I remember there.
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    Mangowine Homestead Concert - Nungarin W.A

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    Mangowine Homestead Concert - 2018 Thursday 4th - Sunday 7th October Each year the town of Nungarin has a Harvest Festival. Starting on the Friday night with a fundraiser Casserole Dinner at the Community Recreational Centre, Saturday there is the Mangowine Concert held at the homestead and Sunday is the Markets in the town of Nungarin. What we are planning is getting a group together to meet up at the Homestead which is approx. 14.5km outside Nungarin township on Karomin Road. Camping is approx. $7 per night and there are toilets but it is a bit of a walk from where the vans are. There are things to do around the homestead as well as checking out this Heritage Listed Site. Last year there were some wildflowers around. Acts this year Opening act is local band is The Eastern Line Tribute bands Roy Orbison and Blues Brothers and Sounds of the 60's The show last year was superb (approx. $25.00 a head) they had the Fab Four and the Beach Boy tribute bands. There were approx. 1,000 people there with close to 90 vans in attendance. As they don't take bookings for spots we hope getting there on Thursday will give us the ability to get some of the vans together in one spot. Eaglestone rock is near if you turn up a few days early and is a free camp - report in Kedron Campspots/Two free camps or put Eaglestone Rock in the Search Engine. Whilst the gathering will finish at Nungarin on the Sunday for those with time the week after the Concert there is the Bush racing at Kulin which is HUGE, approx. 2 hours from Nungarin. Don't know how many people they got there last year but we travelled the road and saw heaps and heaps of vans coming out. Think you can go to the site from the Wednesday before the races. There is a report in - Trip Report/Tin Horse Highway for a bit of a look around the area. So if you are still in Western Australia at the beginning of October we hope to see you there. Heat shouldn't be to bad at that time of year. There are more pictures about the area is you go to our facebook page 'thewanderingslaters' and type in what you are interested in on the left hand side in the search this group feature. Hope to see you Paul and Karen
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    "Wish you were here" Photo Folder

    Thanks for the photos. I will put them on banners in the future.
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    Siri

    Don't have siri, what does it say?
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    Kedron warrenty details ??

    Hi Pepper, Never seen a warranty in writing but everyone was happy with there Kedrons when we were checking things out before purchase.. Since some of the other suppliers give you a written warranty and don't live up to it it seemed redundant. We have had things done after what would be the accepted period and they have always done there best for us. I realise this doesn't answer your exact question but hope it helps
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    Tasmania

    Loved the report and pictures, you may not have done many km's but you packed enough into it
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    Club 4x4 Insurance

    Goodness what a lot of run around. Hope things work out for you both. People to avoid perhaps
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    In Tasmania!

    an impromptu gathering
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    Van Service

    We have also had our Kedron serviced by Harding Swift. They did a great job. We told them we were going rough and asked them to replace things that might be iffy (as we are not mechanically minded). Only 1 bearing needed replacing. Think there was a list started I will try and track it down and pin it to the top for people to find
  16. Do you have any photos of the van inside or out.  Always a good selling tool so people can actually see what you are talking about

    1. jherron

      jherron

      Yes I do but cannot upload them as I keep getting the exceed MB message!!

      Have posted a request for help on the support section ' perhaps you may be able to guide me .

      Thanks  John

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      Wandering Slaters

      I will do a pretend sale on the site and see what I can work out

    3. Webmaster

      Webmaster

      I was able to load a 9.1mb file without problems.  Are they jpeg files you are using.  how many and what size?

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    Replacement battery charger

    Hi Tony, our omnicharge 12 volt 60 amp looks like it has died (4.5 years old). Spoke to Kedron today they are now using the one you suggest. Rang the guy in perth and he is going to check into this for me. We are going away this weekend but the solar panels are charging the battery just fine as far as we know, free camp so no power anyway. Got on the website to search and see what others thought and did. Cross fingers it isn't the start of age related things dieing on us.
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    Eyre Bird Observatory - S.A

    We are thinking of going to see the whales in August/September and will pass the Eyre Bird Observatory. Has anyone been with their van. From what I can work out you drive in to the lookout, unhitch and do the last part by 4wd - very steep from what I understand. Just wondering if it is worth the effort?
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    Kwolyin Campground - Western Australia

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    There will be an impromptu gathering at the Kwolyin Campground Saturday March 3rd to Monday 5th of March. Sorry for the short notice but we decided to go and thought why not make it a gathering. This is a free camp and you are able to stay 72 hours. There is a communal BBQ area we could use either Saturday or Sunday night. There is even a real toilet. Lots of fairly flat sites available Address is Bruce Rock-Quairading Rd, Kwolyin W.A Co ordinates 31:55:55.2 S 117:45:36.2E I have previously written a piece about this campground - look in Kedron Camp Spots - Kwolyin Campground - April 2017 You are able to unhook and go for a drive to Kokerbin Rock (not suitable for vans) and there are a couple of picnic tables here. Please make sure you wear suitable footwear if you are going to climb the rock. Please contact us if you are interested. I will put any follow up information on the website as people ask questions.
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    KEDRON MATTRESS

    Hi Cheryl and Wayne, We lived in our van for two years and now travel for weekends every month and didn't have any problems with our mattress. I did at the beginning put an expensive wool underlay on so that might have helped. We do have a memory topper that I would like to try for when we go back on the road again. Not sure it will make a difference as I have to take the thick wool underlay off to put it on? But worth testing out to see. Stay tuned I will try it one day.
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    New to KOG and Caravaning

    Hi Craig, Our first van was also a Kedron. We took delivery in July 2013 and went on a tour with other Kedrons who were all very helpful in May 2014. Lots to learn and they were all very encouraging and soon figured out we didn't have a clue. We now help others and pass it forward as other did to us. Enjoy Paul and Karen
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    An interesting day yesterday

    Yes it is a shame when a well constructed plan goes to hell. Such a pity when you booked so far out. Hope you enjoy your time at Castlemaine.
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    Merry Christmas and a very happy new year!

    Annie you really have to send the big fella back to work as he has too much time on his hands. Having said that, we have to admit to having a good laugh from Tony's message. We will be more daring and just wish everyone a safe and happy festive season. May your time be spent enjoying wonderful company and beautiful scenery. Best regards to all. Paul and Karen
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    Called into the Mother Ship

    Today Paul and I called into the Kedron display center and spoke to Paul about the Topender 5. Who should pop in for a visit but Glen Gall. My goodness they have made some in roads into these new vans. So many choices my head spun. Fortunately we have time to decide which way to go. Those who recently upgraded what was the selling point that did it for you?
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    Called into the Mother Ship

    Thanks for that. It does help to know the reasoning of others so that you know if you are going down the right road. We are away at present but I think next years project will be to do some pen and paper working on the differences etc. Great to see the new vans in person.
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