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  1. ATV42

    Covid-19 Virus

    Hi John. As far as layup cover is concerned, I really don’t know. I might look into the situation in the coming weeks. Cheers from Pete.
  2. Margaret and I just want to wish all our KEDRON friends all the best as Australia (and the World), battle the Covid-19 virus. During these uncertain times, we won’t be caravanning anytime soon, we’re just going to stay around home. Might be time to clean out the shed!!!! Wherever you are, look after yourselves, and stay safe and well. Cheers from Pete.
  3. Hi Chris Yes, I am obsessive about looking after our ATV for two. This is our second KEDRON, having done over 250,000 km since 2003. Before we head off on a major trip through a remote area (once a year), we have the suspension serviced. My background of 38 years as an aircraft engineer in the aviation industry, is that ‘near enough is not good enough’. Factory standard or better is what I want to achieve, and I’m prepared to pay for it. In the long term, I believe that preventative maintenance is cheaper in the long run. Imagine the cost of having a serious suspension problem in the middle of nowhere. There is no simple answer to this question. It’s really up to what each KEDRON owner wants. We are all individuals and our needs differ in what we want to achieve. No more comments from me on this subject. It’s a never ending conundrum. Cheers from Pete.
  4. Hi Morribm. There certainly is a disparity in the posted prices for servicing the suspension. It is related to what components need to be replaced, rather that just having the wheel bearing greased and a general inspection. Late 2019 we had the suspension serviced on our ATV for two. Having done the Plenty Highway, the Tanami and the Gibb River Road in 2018, and the Cape in 2019, the suspension really needed a service. In addition to greasing etc, 2 bushes were replaced, all the brake pads, and the magnets, plus a wheel alignment. The cost of the service, including parts, labour etc, was about over $3000. In early 2018 we had the suspension serviced before we did our long trip, only $440 as Havago has stated. As with anything mechanical, servicing costs depend on what needs to be done and the time it takes. Cheers from Pete.
  5. Hi Greg. Welcome to the Group and the retirement world. If you want to travel this wonderful country, you better start soon, there’s just so much to see and do. Safe travels. Cheers from Pete
  6. Thanks for the info Tony. We completed the survey, it’s easy to do. Cheers from Pete
  7. Hi Maddy. I responded in the wrong section, sorry about that. Please visit your for sale post. Cheers from Pete.
  8. Hi Maddy. Recently I cleaned out our water takes as part of our annual maintenance program for our ATV for two. Shower/ drinking water tanks. Put ramps or wood etc under the wheels that are on the opposite side of the drains on the tanks. This will ensure the van is ‘tilted’ to enable all the water to drain away out of the tanks. Remove the red curclip from the black fitting on the tanks and then remove the red drain plug on each tank. We ran the water into buckets for the garden, also by using buckets you can see any discolouring of the water eg dirt, sand etc. When empty, use the filler point to run water into the tanks, do this until the water coming out is nice and clear and tastes OK. Then put everything back together and check for leaks. The grey water tank. You will have a different grey water tank than we have. With yours, raise the side of the van opposite the drain pipe outlet. Using a hose, without the fittings, run it up the drain pipe and into the tank. Turn the water on for a few minutes and then remove the hose, and capture the water into a bucket. When the water is nice and clear and no food scraps are evident, the tank is clean. We then use Walex lemon scented grey water deodoriser in the tank with plenty of hot water and go for a drive for half an hour or so to enable the deodoriser to slosh around for awhile before emptying it out. The whole process can take a couple of hours, but the tanks will be nice and clean. Cheers from Pete.
  9. Hi Steve and Maddy That looks like a great ‘as new’ CP5 KEDRON you are selling. Hopefully some lucky person/couple will pick it up. All the best with your sale. Cheers from Pete.
  10. No problems Sue. I’ll pop over to the Lawnton Showgrounds when I think Ian is there, and see if he needs anything. The Showgrounds are only about 15 minutes from where we live. Cheers from Pete.
  11. Hi Sue Although we live in Brisbane, we are going up to the KOG gathering on the Monday, so we may not be able help directly. What day do you actually arrive in Brisbane. When does Ian arrive at Lawnton. The Lawnton Showgrounds lock their gates about 5.30pm. If Ian is there, he can get a key that will open the gate. The train service from the airport will take you into Central Station via Bowen Hills Station. From either of these stations, you can get a train to Lawnton Station, it’s on the northern line to Petrie/ Caboolture/ Redcliffe. It’s only about a ten minute walk from the Lawnton Station to the Showgrounds. By train, this trip could easily take a couple of hours, depending on the connections. I don’t think walking from the domestic to the international airport terminals to catch the train is a safe option. Even though it is only a kilometre or so, there is no footpath. You would have to walk along a very busy road, at night!!!!!!! Personally, why not ask Ian to pick you up at the airport, it’s about a 40 minute trip from the Lawnton Showgrounds to the airport. That would be much more convenient and less expensive than trying to get train connections at that time of night. On the other hand, a taxi/ubur from the airport would cost about about $70-$100. Alternatively, there are several hotels at the airport that offer overnight accommodation, Ian could pick come and get you the next day. Anyway Sue, these are only a few suggestions. We’re looking forward to meeting you both. Cheers from Pete.
  12. Hullo Tony. Thank you for this information. Margaret and I just want to wish Mike a full and speedy recovery. Cheers from Pete
  13. Hi Andrea and Gary. Welcome to the Group, and congratulations on ordering KEDRON caravan. Before you visit the factory, compose a list of questions. You might find many of those will be answered when to go there. I suggest the main thing is to get a firm understanding of the specifications and any extra things you want. Also, ask Graham to send you some photos of the various build stages. Other than that, enjoy the experience and comradeship the Group can offer. All the best. Cheers from Pete
  14. Hi Rod. Thank you for your enquiry. I use Springers Solar at Lawnton for my electrical work. You will find their contact number in a previous post by TonyH. They're the technical experts in this field and have the solutions. Basically, they left the original 5 panels (130watt x4 and 80watt x 1) as they were, and wired the additional panels (100watts x 2 and 80watts x 3) into the 2nd import of the original PL60 solar regulator. Kedron are continually upgrading their caravans, and that includes the electrical/ battery/ solar systems. As a result there are very few caravans exactly the same. Most of us know our own systems, but I dare to say, most of us are not technical experts. Hence, it is sometimes difficult to advise someone else on what to do when we don't know the exact make and model of the components you have compared to those fitted to other caravans. Rod, my advice would be to find a reputable organisation in your local area who can look at your caravan, discuss your needs and come up with an acceptable solution. Cheers from Pete.
  15. ATV42

    DONE AND DUSTED

    Hi Sandra and Clive. Congratulations in such a worthy course, and helping to make history in the Outback. Well done. Cheers from Peter and Margaret.
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