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Laurie and Helen

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    Hervey Bay, Queensland
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    Woodwork, metalwork, Bush walking, relaxing

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    Silverado shocks upgrade

    I use Old Man Emu from ARB on mine, rides well.
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    KJR, Welcome to the group, we hope to catch you on the road sometime.
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    Newbies too

    Makka, Welcome and hope to see you on the road.
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    New member

    Paul, What a beautiful part of our country you live in, welcome to the group.
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    GVM and tow upgrades

    Tony, If you needed to replace the chain for any reason, instead of grinding off the plate why not cut the chain and insert a set of hammerlocks to rejoin new hi tensile chain ?
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    This is the FB site that I get updates on - The Gibb River Road - Kimberley, Western Australia. This site usually gives daily updates on what is going on with the general area and suggest it would be a good place to ask any questions when your trip gets closer.
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    Landcruiser 200 Series or Silverado

    Nev, The dimensions are; Height 1120 length 2260 width 2100 (doors closed)
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    tug vehicle question

    If people are still unsure go to this link, get into issue 23 and they have a warts and all review of the tow vehicles on the market in respect to GVM in a way that people can either be reassured or worried. http://www.unsealed4x4.com.au/issues/ cheers
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    Landcruiser 200 Series or Silverado

    Hi, I will get all the dimensions tomorrow, just finished making my boat loader today so will be testing it over the next few days to make sure it works like I planned. I had already made one but I wasn't happy so I redesigned it. The back was on the truck when we bought it and I haven't been able to find any makers identity, the gear on the back is why I was happy to go back to a 2006 unit. I know it is 2.2m long, divided in the middle all aluminium, with 4 external boxes and an additional one underneath accessed from the rear. On the passenger side the fuel cap is inside. I have a stainless steel pull out table and 3 sets of draws above, a mid height shelf extends from the side of the draws to the rear wall, this is large enough to house the sat dish and folding solar panel. On the lower compartment it had a fridge slide, our fridge wouldn't fit on it so I have installed our 3kw generator. Also on this side is the light controls, shower pump (same as in the van) switch and battery isolator and our two folding chairs. On the drivers side a shelf runs the full length, I have the fridge mounted up front on a drop down slide we had that in the cruiser. Behind the fridge in the rear lower compartment is 2 x 120 amp hour batteries. A full size draw is directly under the fridge. Next to that I have three compartments, one for the ladder and 2 smaller chairs, next one has a 60 litre water tank, last one has all the awnings and equipment for the fox wing. In the shelf is a pull out slide which enables you to turn it into a double bed. At the moment this area is empty, but thinking of moving the sat dish back over this side. A couple of photo's to give you an idea. In the four outside boxes I carry some spare hoses and the tyre changing gear, 2 are still empty. cheers
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    DO35 Coupling and Security Lock

    I removed our DO35 hitch assembly and upgraded to a 4500kg hitch. The DO35 complete assembly including the Vehicle Components security lock system is available for sale. Ph 0439522300 for details, any reasonable offer will be considered. Our TELSTRA mobile coverage at home is pretty horrible, so if I don't answer please leave a short message and I will get back to you. Cheers Laurie
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    Kedron warrenty details ??

    Pepper, As Webby mentioned, old school a mans word is enough, and in this case one speaks for all when you are talking about the Gall family and standing behind the product they put on the market. I have never asked or needed a piece of paper to judge a persons character, if you can't see the passion that the family put into the business maybe you are asking the wrong questions. Sincerely hope that you enjoy your van and have the same experience that 99.9% of KEDRON customers receive. cheers Laurie
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    Chevrolet Silverado

    Colin, I have been looking at some of the US sites and if you go to http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/ or http://www.duramaxforum.com these guys have a wealth of information and ideas. From what I have read you need to buy a pump which has failsafe flow capability. That is if the powered lift pump fails, the vacuum lift can still pull the fuel through. A few options for you to look at and than talk with someone over here to see if they can match the specs. A kit I have looked at are Kennedy Filter and pump kit, not cheap at about $700 US i think + freight and customs. cheers
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    Preferred Hitch

    Our van came standard with the DO35, I have recently purchased the 4500 Mc Hitch Auto Coupler, I should have gone the DO45 just for ease of fitting as the front mounting holes are different PCD's. No problem if you have the tools just a piece of advice. I was very happy with the DO35 and the only reason I changed is that I am going to increase the GVM of the van up to the chassis rating of 4000kg, I can't seem to keep it under 3500kg and have full water tanks. Happy hunting. Laurie
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    Kedron warrenty details ??

    Hi Pepper, We Bought our first KEDRON Pop Top XC used from the yard on Gympie Road. After a couple of years we upgraded to a 19'6" Top Ender in 2009. I have just one thing to say, as long as you are honest with what you do with the van and come across in a pleasant manner the support the Gall Boys give is second to none. My last warranty experience with Kedron was a couple of months ago but with a van nearly 6 years old than they stood behind the product as did the supplier who they deal with. I personally have never asked about warranty, somethings you expect to pay for and others are just fixed by honest people doing a bloody good job. Look at the blog in my signature and you will see some of the places we have taken our van without worry. Hope you enjoy the van. Safe travels Laurie
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    Landcruiser 200 Series or Silverado

    Hi All, It has been a long time since I posted. Helen and I took the plunge although we didn't get a new Chev ours is a 2006 crew cab long body, but it had what we wanted in it. We are running 18" wheels and have done a trip to Sydney and back with and without the van and a little bit of dirt out in Rangers Valley near Glenn Innes. I often use to joke with Martin and Amanda when they said take it for a drive, my excuse use to be "If I take it for a drive I may not want to go back to the old faithful 100 series." Well I took this old girl for a drive and didn't go back to the 100 series. When we moved into the 100 when we bought our old Pop Top XC we used to say why did we tow with the sedan for so long. Well the same why didn't we upgrade to a Chev or GMC or Dodge earlier. Talk about comfort and less stress while towing. I have had no trouble parking the new girl around Hervey Bay area. Hope to catch you all on the road again one day. Cheers Laurie and Helen