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  1. ATV42

    GVM and tow upgrades

    Hi Bas. Thank you for following this up. I'm certainly glad we got our 2017 Landcruiser 200 series GVM and BTC upgraded by Lovell's prior to registration. It's nice to be completely legal and also underweight. Cheers. Peter
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    O’Donohue and Plenty Highways

    Hi Chris. Have a nice trip along these 2 remote 'highways'. We did them in May. As usual in these areas, you'll find lots of corrugations, bulldust, sand, gravel, dirt, and even a bit of bitumen. Oh, and of course, the idiots who drive too fast and don't slow down. Diesel at Tobermorey was $2.25/ litre. Enjoy the journey and travel safe. Peter.
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    A new trip away!

    Hi Chris. Hope you both have a great time, and safe travels. Regards to you both. Peter & Margaret.
  4. thanks a Lot for this info would like to hear more from your experiance. i bet you had a Great time

    cheers ernst

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    Tyre pressure

    Hi Ernst. We have just done the same treks. The 3 treks you mentioned are all a bit different. You may need to adjust your tyre pressure to suit. Several times we re-adjusted to suit the conditions ie the corrugations, stones, rocks, bulldust etc. In general, we ran our ATV for two at 30psi. Our 200 series Landcruiser at 28psi front and 32 psi at back. We had no tyre problems, all good. Just be flexible and be prepared to adjust your tyre pressures to suit your rig. What suited us, may not suit you.. All the best, and enjoy the journey; we certantly did. Peter
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    Just ordered a Compact

    Hi Vulcan Exciting times ahead. As a suggestion, and as I've mentioned to other new owners, stay a day or so at the Lawnton Showgrounds. It's only a few kilometres from the factory. It will give you the opportunity to 'try everything out', and if it doesn't work or if you don't understand at particular system, it's an easy trip back to Kedron. All the best with your new rig, and safe travels. Peter
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    Towing with Toyota Cab Chassis

    Hi Jaap. Unless you really want/need a ute, and if you already own a 200 series Landcruiser, why not upgrade your current vehicle to suit. Many 200 series owners, including us, have gone down the path of getting the Lovell Springs upgrade to a 3800kg GVM and a braked towing capacity (BTC) of 4000kg. We also went down the path of considering an Silverado or GMC. However, our vehicle is our 'daily drive' so, since we live in suburbia, the 200 series Landcruiser was our best option because it's more user friendly around the city. If we were full time on the road, we would have chosen the Silverado or GMC; it's all a compromise to what suits your needs. There is plenty of assessable information on this subject on this and other forums to research, so I will not go into the details here. Cheers Peter
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    Adelaide back to Sydney

    Hi Kevin Yes, weight is definitely an issue with caravans, regardless of manufacturer. I agree with Zolle, have the Tare Weight checked. Also, since you have a 200 series Landcruiser to tow it with, have you thought of having the ATM increased to 3300kg or even 3500kg by Kedron before you take delivery. That would give you a great payload and may prevent any weight issues in the future; we all tend to load our caravans up a bit and thus the weight increases and increases. Cheers Pete
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    Automatic Satellite dish

    Hi there Geoff & Joy. We went for the Oyster system on our current and previous Kedrons. Never had any problems anywhere in Australia. When we stop for the night, the 1st thing I do is to put the dish up and get a picture. That way we ensure the dish has a clear view of the satellite and no trees etc are in the way. A few times we've had to move a few metres one way or the other. Cheers Peter
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    KEDRON MATTRESS

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    KEDRON MATTRESS

    Hi Cheryl and Wayne. I don't think Kedron has various innerspring mattresses, it is what is is. We have "personalised" ours by purchasing a quality memmorary foam overlay; certainly works for us. Cheers Peter
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    Where are you right now?

    Hi Tony. Sydney traffic, we only drive between the school zone tines, 9.30am and 2.30pm. We have been staying at Narrabeen on and off since about 1996, so are pretty used to it, and Sydney, where I spent my teenage years, As for Tassie, we spent about 3 months there in 2008/2009 and didn't see it all; such a wonderful place. Probably going again late this year.......more family. Travel safe Peter
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    Where are you right now?

    Hi Sandra and Clive. Margaret and I are camped at Lake Liddell, just south of Mussellbrook and on our way to Sydney via the New England Highway. Should arrive mid-afternoon, and will stay at the Narrabeen Lakeside CP at Narrabeen on Sydney's Northern Suburbs. Be there a week or so. We are doing a family thing in Sydney the weekend of the KOG Gathering. Have loads of fun and give our regards. Safe travels. Peter
  14. Hi Jono & Becky I bet you guys are so excited. I checked out the Lawnton Showgrounds a few times last week to see if you were there. We're heading off today, so we can't catch up. However, there are 2 or 3 Kedron's there, so don't be afraid to introduce yourself. I'm sure they will help you out if needed. All the best, and safe travels. Peter
  15. Hi there Jono and Becky. Welcome to the group. How exiting is that, taking delivery of your new Kedron. There is a lot to learn, understand and even to get your head around when taking delivery of your new van. As a suggestion, and if you have a day or two to spare, book into the Lawnton Showground for awhile. The Showground is only a few kilometres from the factory, and it's only about $25/night with power and water. This would be a great place for you to get to know your Kedron and to try all the different systems etc. If you have any problems, it's easy to slip back to the factory to ask questions or get something fixed. We live about 15 minutes from the factory, so I might pop into the Showground and see if I can find a nice shiney Kedron. As for camping, well.............when you have a Kedron, you do it in style. Cheers. Peter
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