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    Tinana Qld.
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    Touring this great country with my bride....and meeting like minded people.

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  1. TonyH


    Probably best to find someone with an Apple iPad or phone and check it out......bit hard to relay what Siri says. After listening to Siri's explanation, I believe she is a blonde!
  2. TonyH

    Just signed up

    Welcome Grant and family. Hoping to put a face to the name & voice @ Killkivan Cheers
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    Tyres for our Top Ender

    Hi Andy & Di, Just did a search on this post I put up four years ago..... I'll put in my two bobs worth. My van is a 19'6" ATV (10/07 delivery) Have just recently fitted third set of tyres to it......originals where Wranglers wore them out in 40k or at least to a stage that required replacement before a trip across the Nullarbor, then fitted four BFG All Terrains......just about to start another lap of this great country so I thought I should get at least two new All Terrains to replace the original remaining Wranglers. Priced two new tyres ....gee have they gone up in price. Did some homework & a bit of web surfing...... this what I came up with Caravan tyres, they are trailing tyres NOT driving tyres, so you don't really need a super high performance aggressive pattern. Construction, a bit of a no brainer really went for LT construction (Light Truck). Load rating/index, I went for 120/123 which means each tyre is capable of carrying 1500kg x 4 = 6 tonne far in excess of the vans total weight BUT gives me a very good safety margin! Speed rating 'Q' The speed category symbol, for example 'Q', indicates the maximum speed at which the tyre can carry a load corresponding to its load index. So in this case, 'Q' would refer to a maximum speed of 160km/hour. I know.... I wont be towing my van at any where near that speed.... so again, a good safety margin! Ply rating 10 ply (tread area) & 3 (on the wall) So what did I choose..... Maxxis 751 LT265 75 R16 ( http://www.maxxistyres.com.au/tyredetails.php?cat=3&id=37 ) WHY? I wanted a tyre that has a national dealer network I wanted a tyre that didn't have an aggressive tread pattern ....less likely to throw stones but at the same time an 'open pattern' to get rid of mud. I wanted a tyre that was quieter than the Wrangler & BFG AT I wanted a tyre that was sensibly priced (I was quoted $240 each but after trade in on the 4x50% worn BFG's 1x60% worn Wrangler & 1 new Wrangler they came down to $210 each.... happy camper). Am I happy with my choice?.... Well they have been on for nearly two months now, I have already done 6,000k's on them mainly black top with only a few hundred k's of dirt ....so far....possibly a little bit to early for a definitive report BUT looking very good at this stage! In closing three things I want to mention.... 1. Wheel alignment....VERY IMPORTANT if you live in/near Brisbane or travelling through contact John Jamieson Trailer Service 0431109175 a very good operator & know 'his stuff' he is a good NO 'BS' sort of guy...... if you have geographic difficulties use your local truck or trailer wheel aligning service..... SERIOUSLY I am using 1 litre less per 100k's of fuel since having a wheel alignment.... it just tows so much easier! :-) 2. I have NO association with Maxxis or John Jamieson other than being a happy customer. 3. I'm running 60psi pressure in these tyres (on the black top) CU down the road EDIT 20/6/14 As I write this I'm huddling inside the van @ Point Souter (Barkers Rocks) on the Yorke Peninsula....it's quite cool & windy outside! I have travelled just on 25,000k's with these tyres now, with roughly half the k's being on black top & the other half being dirt/sand, in all it's different offerings from good quality to very poor gibber type roads, there has been a few slippery muddy sections also. Overall I've been very happy with the performance of these tyres. Tyre wear has been more than acceptable with NO chipping of the tread. Am I happy with these tyres....YES Again I have no affiliation with Maxxis :-)' 17/6/18 Additional comments I still have this set of tyres on my van, I estimate that I would have about 10,000k left on them, would/will I buy them again, yes. Pricing above is four years old so you would have to check. Batteries I have just recently (March) changed out my 'Ritars' (same as factory/Kedron fitted) paid the extra for Full Rivers.....so far so good! You'll be looking at about $400 each for the Full Rivers. I just could not justify the cost of doing a Lithium conversion....definitely will have Lithium on my next van. Cheers Tony
  4. TonyH

    Birdsville races

    Great idea, to be carrying spare wheel bearings for the van.....dont forget hub seals and grease. Make sure you have a suitable punch/drift to knock out/in the bearing cones Murphy's law......if you have them you wont need them!
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    Birdsville races

    Hi, The fitting of a UHF radio is a great idea, a very necessary item when in the bush to monitor nearby road & traffic conditions. Travel safe and enjoy the festivities!
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    New to the KOG

    Hi Irene & Tony, Keep watching this site to see upcoming information about the KOG, AGM and Christmas gathering at Kilkivan mid November......hope to see you there! Cheers Tony H
  7. TonyH

    It’s cold in Tasmania today

    Hi Karen & David, I bet your giving the diesel heater a work out!
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    New to the KOG

    Hi Tony & Irene, Welcome to the Kedron family. Looking forward to meeting you one day on the road.....or possibly at the AGM/Christmas gathering to be announced very soon. Travel safe Tony H
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    2. TonyH


      silly me .....yes it does look great!

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      your a worry.  where are you at present, still in tassie

    4. TonyH


      Back home now....till mid November when we will head back down to Newcastle for christmas.

      Stay safe you two!

  10. TonyH

    New Kedron Owners

    Hi Chris & family, Welcome to the Kedron ‘family’. Looking forward to meeting you on the road one day or at a gathering! Travel safe and keep the shiney side up! Tony H
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    Tyres for Chev Silverado

    Hi Steve, Out of curiosity what tread pattern do you have. I also will be running 18” wheels, but have a feeling I will go with the Toyo’s. We get home at the end of this week, cu round the bay sometime.
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    Tyres for Chev Silverado

    Hi Bas, Thanks for the suggestion, what pattern are you using? I will stand corrected, but don’t the MT’s come out of the same factory as Coopers? Cheers
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    Tyres for Chev Silverado

    Just about to bite the bullet myself, down to two......BFG AT’s or Toyo Opat’s Used both of these, in my Toyota days very happy with the performance and wear. Never bought a Cooper tyre.....just something about them that doesn’t ‘fit’ right with me.....their warranty is one thing tyres must be rotated every 5k and only to be used in suburbia.....lol
  14. TonyH

    Chevrolet Silverado

    Nice installation!
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    Club 4x4 Insurance

    Hi John & Jo, Suppose in some way, I’m waving the ‘KT flag’.....not that I’m getting ANYTHING from it and I truely respect your choice, BUT can I suggest you really compare apples with apples! Do alternate insurers cover you fully for dirt roads and recovery.......return of caravan after repair.....accomodation in the event of a mishap? There is a lot more.....to be checked when comparing apples with apples 🍎 I’m happy to ‘maybe’ (after checking) pay sometimes...... a premium for (hopefully) peace of mind. Stay safe!