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About Chris

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  • Birthday 15/03/1952

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    Barossa Valley, SA
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    Travelling this great land (of course), photography, reading, cooking, sedate bushwalking.

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  1. Chris


    Well that was an hilarious exercise! So Siri has a sense of humour. Who knew. I love it.
  2. Chris

    Just signed up

    How wonderful to see you here! Welcome to the forum. Yes, the Facebook page is a tremendous asset to Kedron owners, and well done in starting it up. I see the Facebook site providing quick responses and information on a range of issues, and this forum as having a wealth of information collected over the years available for easy searching. Chris
  3. Chris

    Winter in Tasmania

    Do you think you may get to Tasmania some time soon? It was always on our must-do list but always seemed to be too hard to organise. In the end, once we decided to go with it, the planning was smooth and easy.
  4. Chris

    Winter in Tasmania

    We have just come back from a trip to Tasmania and of course that was undertaken in the Winter months. I have put together a document which briefly outlines the advantages and disadvantages of winter travel. It probably applies to any cold weather travelling. It also assumes one has a diesel or gas heater and ability to stay warm and cosy in freezing conditions. Travelling in Tasmania in Winter.pdf
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    GVM and tow upgrades

    There has been a recent update on this by a circular. http://rvcs.infrastructure.gov.au Click on “what’s new”. “The revised circular applies to new applications and new amendments to existing Identification Plate Approvals (IPAs). The Circular will not affect the existing IPAs held by the second stage manufacturers”. It seems the upgrades already undertaken are 100% legal.
  6. Chris

    Birdsville races

    We agree that a UHF is an essential tool, especially on highways and out in the remoter areas. Many times, on a highway somewhere we get valuable information from others around us, such as the cause of a holdup (it was a car accident a couple of times) or that a wide load was coming. chris
  7. Chris

    "Wish you were here" Photo Folder

    Ther Financial Members section of this forum has an area called “Members Photos”, where photos can be placed of all our exploits out and about in this great country. The Webmaster can select from these photos a good example of that activity, and place these photos on the forum banner. The section of the forum can be found here: http://www.kedronownersgroup.com/forum/index.php?/forum/29-members-photos/ if you think you have an absolutely lovely photo photo of your rig out there, and it fits the current competition theme of “Wish You Were Here” submit it so we can all admire it on the banner.
  8. Chris

    GVM and tow upgrades

    There is considerable discussion on this elsewhere (as you would expect). Caravaners forum, apparently Australia’s largest caravanning forum, has a discussion active at the moment. http://caravanersforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=77218 it would be good to hear Tony’s views on this topic.
  9. Chris

    It’s cold in Tasmania today

    Karen and David, where are you now? We are at Coles Bay and will head West on Thursday over to Campania.
  10. Chris

    New to the KOG

    Hi Tony and Irene. How wonderful to see you have a nice new Kedron and have joined the Kedron family. I am guessing the van is a pre-loved van? Where are you guys when you are at home? Kedron owners are scattered all over this great country and often there are gatherings to attend and get to know other owners. I live in the Barossa Valley, SA although right now we are in Tasmania travelling. i hope we catch up with you in the great outdoors sometime.
  11. Chris

    Camp site at Tasmania

    We are currently at Waterhouse Conservation Park in Tasmania and enjoying the most delightful freecamp. It probably requires a four wheel drive to get here but nothing a Kedron isn’t capable of. The spot is called Ranson’s Bay, and it is on the North Eastern Coast. http://wikicamps.com.au/site/69258/40840429 look at our view.
  12. Chris

    It’s cold in Tasmania today

    I reackon the locals know a thing or two about alpine fuel and it’s additives! We do usually put some kerosene in the tank every now and again but not in a cold climate where the fuel comes already treated.
  13. Chris

    It’s cold in Tasmania today

    I hope we see you around the traps then. We are here for a further six weeks.
  14. It was a cold morning today....minus 2 in the van before the diesel heater kicked in. I hope we can get the ice off the windscreen before heading to Rick and Lea’s....
  15. Chris


    We have finished our first month here in Tasmania and have only just travelled more than a 150km radius from our landing point at Devonport! We do tend to stay in one place and do day trips out and around a region. We dithered trying to decide whether to go West or East but decided West was more sensible given it would be colder there sooner than elsewhere. We have met a few other Kedrons which has been great, including staying with Rick and Lea for a few days, and meeting up with both Tony and Annie Heat and Rob and Jewel. This trip report comes from Stanley, which will feature in the next report. Stage 1 March to April 2018 Tasmania.pdf