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  1. Just ordered a Compact

    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.
  2. Clearview mirrors

    Hi, Tony. Looking to get some Clearview mirrors for our Toyota Fortuner (current model). Can you PM me with an idea of cost...and how easy they are to self-fit! I've seen the video, but need to know if it is that easy. John
  3. Baileys Grand Tour Of Australia

    Hey, Baileys - thanks for the reply. Yep, the washer is a must, even at that price. I am going for the slide-out drawer, but with a front spot to put in a Baby-Q and a smaller drawer behind. We're seriously looking at the lift-up leg extensions, but also considering the more narrow fridge with bottom drawer, since it gives a little more bench space. (Glen did a video of a van in early December with this option) Sorry to hear about the storm damage - just lucky you bought a Kedron and the team will do the repairs without you waiting months for them to do the job...and you know it will be done properly! Cheers! John & Jan
  4. Baileys Grand Tour Of Australia

    Hi, Kevin & Andrea. Interested in how you go with the Compact in your travels. We've got on one order for May 18, so keen to hear what you need and what you don't need in the small van. Cheers, John
  5. Towing mirrors

    Folks, I am chasing some advice on mirrors for my D22 Navara. Unfortunately, Clearview don't make mirrors for the D22, so they're not an option. Other ideas?
  6. Just ordered a Compact

    Hi Joiners, just saw your post...call me slow! We put our order in for the XC-3 Compact at the show and expect delivery in May 18. We hummed and ha'ad for some time, but opted for the Compact because of the ease of towing and the ability to not have to shell out for a bigger tow tug. Having done a lot of camper-trailing and tent camping the smaller van won't be an issue, I expect. See you out there somewhere.
  7. A trip report

    Great report and really nice photos. Thanks for sharing the info. I've been that way before, but a few years ago, so can't wait to get out there again.
  8. Ordered the new Keddie

    Well, we went to the Brisbane Caravan show and have finally placed our order for a brand spanking new XC-3 Compact.The team at Kedron were really helpful as always and it was great to stir up the Patriarch (Baz) with my Qld jersey. Now, we wait until May 18 and in the meantime get the van's parking area at home all set up. Finally got the new DVD on Maytown - if you haven't seen it, it is the most extreme treatment for the van and the drivers that the Boys have done in 20 years of filming.

    Yes, it is going to be a happy year - at the end of this year, we'll have the cash ready to place the order for our XC-3 Compact...then wait until later on in 2018 for it to be constructed...but good things come to those who wait!
  10. Different battery brands

    Rob, the key thing is replacing it with the same type and capacity of battery; brand should not be an issue. Your charging system is probably set up for a particular type of battery - in this case the AGM and set for 120 ah. Yes, different batteries have different charging requirements. Having said that - talk to an expert as well! Cheers!
  11. Lithium Install in Progress

    Hi, Chris. Given the current price of lithium batteries, this must be going to cost you and arm and a leg. Being into electronics myself, I can appreciate all the benefits, but is it worth the cost? Your thoughts? Vulcan
  12. We Was Brung Up Proper!

    I have so many fond memories of cracker night...but the cane toads in Mackay back then might not have! Having said that, go to the Territory on Territory Day and take your life in your hands when they start letting off crackers and rockets after a day of imbibing amber fluid!
  13. Parachute club

    Love it!
  14. XC-3 Compact & Nissan Navara

    Hello again. I contacted Kedron and received a very nice reply from Glen Gall. With regards to the towing question, you might have a bit more breathing space than first thought, as the Compacts are limited to an ATM of 2500kg, and the 2013 D22 Nissan Navara 2.5 litre common rail turbo diesel, with a heavy duty towbar has a braked towing capacity of 3000kgs by the reports. The Compact loaded, should still well allow for loading of the vehicle (while considering the amount of vehicle accessories that's been fitted) within it’s GVM, and guessing the towball limit is 300kgs, and the Compact should be well within that as well. Power-wise your vehicle should be very capable, and excluding any unknown factors, can’t see why you would need upgrade vehicles to tow one of the Compacts at the moment. So, for general info to all, it looks like the D22 Navara is adequate to tow the XC-3 Compact. Cheers!
  15. XC-3 Compact & Nissan Navara

    Pete, Thanks for the advice. In all reality, we won't be looking at upgrading (yeah...famous last words!) - shelling out the 70 Grand for the XC-3 Compact will push the envelope on the budget. In addition, I think smaller 16-footer is just about all we'll be able to accommodate in the space we have at home. My plan is to get SWMBO and myself into a factory tour at Kedron and ask them directly about tow vehicles for the Compact...the boys might send me packing off to Toyota...who knows? Cheers! Vulcan