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  1. Chris

    DONE AND DUSTED

    What a wonderful thing to be involved in! You will be able to say, in years to come, that you took part in this.
  2. Hi forumites. Some of you may know that Grant Foster on the Kedron Facebook sister site has arranged for replacement external light covers on Kedron vans to be made by a firm called Fairlite Plastics. This is a special run and may not be available in future. While the orders were to be placed by today at the latest, I have spoken to Fairlite Plastics (Gemma) and she advised that provided she receives requests as soon as possible, but within the next week, she should be able to accommodate the request. I have only just noticed the facebook post on this topic and so apologies for short notice. I know not everyone is a facebook user and so may miss out on this opportunity otherwise. The facebook post says: Price will $62.50 each. Contact Gemma at Fairlite Plastics 0423987478 email mailto:gemma@fairlite.com.au Gemma will arrange your payment, the number of covers you want to order and your postal address. This post has been brought to you as a community service announcement...and the usual caveats apply. We have no affiliation with the company in question etc. Chris
  3. Welcome to the forum Ian. You would be choosing one of Australia’s best vans if you choose a Kedron. The vans are super strong and reliable, and the Gall Boys are such wonderful people to deal with. Let us know how you go with the purchasing of a new van. chris
  4. Yes, it certainly was. Some folk had a small dog while we were there. http://wikicamps.com.au/site/65452/34271001
  5. Inland about 35 kms from Tumby Bay SA is the lovely little town of Cummins. This town has a wide range of facilities, ranging from an IGA supermarket, a butchers, takeaway, a hardware store, a mechanical workshop, hairdresser, bakery (oh what a bakery!) and a great caravan park. It is fairly small (I think only about 10 or so powered sites) but heaps of room for unpowered sites. Some of the sites are on lovely fresh green grass, even at this time of year at end of Summer. And I think the washing machine is free, but don’t quote me on that. Pay for six nights and stay seven, at $25 a night for a powered site. A tip...#8 is the best spot. Which we are on!
  6. Rod, I am not sure if you meant to say more than just this happy smiling face basking in the sunshine....? We are always happy to see smiling faces (of course!) but wondered if you forgot to say more? 😉 Chris
  7. Peter and Margaret have hit the nail squarely on the head. Upgrading for us was about being confident we are legal! We can now carry more in both van and 200 series LC but will try very hard not to have those weights.😀 And welcome to the forum David and Liz. Tell us a bit more about yourself too, if you are comfortable doing that. Which part of the country are you from?
  8. The smaller one is of course adequate if all you need is to recharge batteries. We found that the Kimberley area can get hot during the day in Summer but not so much in the Winter months. Peter (ATV42) says he would prefer to go to a caravan park for air conditioning if it is hot. That is well and good if a caravan park is available The times we have used a generator for cooling has been either on a very remote road, camped up after a day’s travelling, and only needing cooling for a couple of hours until the sun sets, or say crossing the Nullarbor. Recently we pulled into a delightful camp off the Nullarbor and at 2pm it was nearly 40 degrees. We ran the aircon until 4pm when a cool breeze came up. Even if a caravan park was available we would much prefer that lovely bush camp anyway, despite needing a generator for a couple of hours. And much cheaper to run a generator for two hours than paying for a caravan park for a night. Plus the attendant nuisance value of booking in, unhitching etc. The generator gives you options.
  9. We have the Yamaha 2.4 Kia and find it is reliable and competent. Do you need it? We have just finished a 12 month tour through Vic, NSW, QLD, WA and SA, and had to use the generator about five or six times for air conditioning. It was baking hot at times and the cooling made all the world of difference. Obviously it is helpful to have a means to recharge the batteries if you have days of overcast conditions.
  10. Well, that is pretty special. A handwritten letter of appreciation! It makes you feel all warm inside, doesn’t’t it? Thanks for sharing it Tony.
  11. And we have just spent four days at Shannon NP, South of Bridgetown. Lovely area of forest and ferns. The camping area has a new area with large and open sites on terraced areas on a gentle slope, and an older area among the trees. We chose the middle ground, near trees and vegetation but out in the open for solar panels. Hot showers and flushing toilets nearby.
  12. Chris

    MERRY CHRISTMAS

    Same to you both, and of course all of the Kedron family. I hope lots of you are out and about having fun!
  13. Welcome Peter and Rommey! It is good to see you join the Ked ron family. We also live in SA (we are up in the Barossa Valley) so we may join up with you sometime, in your nice, shiny and new van. When we drove up to QLD to pick up our new van we went up the most direct route (through Mildura, Hay etc) but came back via a meandering route through NSW and Victoria. And how exciting it is to plan a trip with a brand new Kedron. I made a list of all the things we would need in the new van, which was divided into two parts ; those items I could take from home, and those which would have to be purchased new in Brisbane. This was things like tea towels, cutlery, pots and pans, sheets and towels etc. I found it very helpful to have that list. Still have it on the computer somewhere.... chris
  14. We are camped in the South West Of WA, just South of Margaret River, in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. The campground is called Jarrahdene. This is a drop dead gorgeous spot, set among flowering banksias and vines and ferns. Quite a few of the sites fit a good sized caravan and we have a nice big site with the usual wooden table and chairs and fireplace. Nearby are toilets and a covered kitchen with gas barbeque, and a dump point. And both Margaret River township and Augusta are short drives away. Equally important, we have reasonable phone and internet reception. The only problem for some of our brethren is that it being a national park they do not allow dogs. I feel so lucky to be in such a lovely spot.
  15. Gosh it looks like it was a great time was had by all at the KOG gathering and AGM this weekend. President Tony Heat has put a massive amount of time and energy into organising this event and he is to be congratulated on it. These photos were taken by Glen Gall, who was at the gathering.
  16. We are sorry to hear that Leon. But to help you sell the rig, it may help if you put up a link to the Carsales/Caravan sales site.... Alternatively put a few details here, including photos. Photos are always a great help in selling a van. good luck with the sale!
  17. We are at a lovely bush camp about 3 hours East of Perth, WA. It has flushing toilets, a free gas barbecue and stove top and water. Lovely spot. And we were joined by our wonderful friends Karen and Paul Slater from nearby Merredin. Karen is our forum’s hardworking Webmaster...
  18. Hi Barry and Ruth. it is great to see you join the Kedron family. Isn’t it exciting, a new caravan and adventures ahead! Chris
  19. There is an interesting discussion on another forum regarding use of drones. It is less about the type of drone and more about the rules around usage of drones. http://caravanersforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=69072 But on a related topic, Kedron owner Danno Bananno has a drone (or three) and is an expert. He posts a lot on the Kedron owner’s Facebook site if you want o look there.
  20. Chris

    WA Wildflowers

    An update. The springs have arrived. Hallelujah. They only took 11 days to get to Perth from Brisbane. Val drove down from Merredin to pick them up and got home about 4pm. He was greeted by me saying I thought a fuse had gone on the solar panel system as we had had no power coming in all day from the roof solar panels. So he got out of the car, exhausted, and had to fix the fuse. It never rains but it pours.
  21. Chris

    WA Wildflowers

    And that was good advice about where the mechanic works from...who knows we may need him yet?😄
  22. Chris

    WA Wildflowers

    On Friday we were joined here at our campground near Bencubbin by fellow Kedron owners who live in Merredin. We had never met before except through this forum, but they took pity on us and thought they would come up to keep us company 😍. We have had a wonderful time together, sharing outrageous (and probably mostly true) stories over cups of coffee and cold drinks. So we have decided to go down to Merredin tomorrow, travelling slowly and with Karen and Paul keeping us in front of them in case of any mishaps. Then Val will have a clear run to the city when he needs to pick up the springs. Hopefully that will be sooner rather than later. It pays to be a Kedron owner 💕
  23. Ideally it should be related to caravanning but doesn’t have to be. Some good ideas I have seen before have included a led light which adheres to the outside of the van; a lanyard with a key holder so you carry your keys around your neck; any secret key holder which can attach magnetically under the van; have a mug made up with Kedron on it; a lightweight melamine nibbles tray; a knife guard to protect sharp knives in the drawer. Is that helpful?
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