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TonyH last won the day on January 15

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About TonyH

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  • Birthday 16/06/53

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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. An interesting day yesterday

    Penny, Chris just beat me to it, your grandie made his money from all the kids eating Castlemaine Rock.....lol Love and hugs ur going to enjoy Tassie!
  2. An interesting day yesterday

    Hey Chris, Tassie’s better......it is an absolute pearler of a day here! Cheers Tony PS enjoy ‘ cassil mayne’
  3. Mtabatuba

    Hi Trish & Madden, You may be interested in going to the Australia Day Gathering.........have a look at the Trip & Gatherings ‘section’ Hope to meet you on the road one day. Cheers Tony
  4. House and Pup Sitting

    Having just left Gayleen & Colin’s property after a very pleasant overnight stay, we can throughly recommend their property. It would make a great ‘base’ for any one wanting to explore Canberra & surrounds. They live in an area with great vistas, the dogs are adorable and would be no trouble to look after. Annie and I would consider this.......... but we are going to be in FNQ at that time. Stay safe ....cu down the road 👍
  5. We are currently in Melbourne, and I would like to sing the praises of a company here that I have had indirect and direct contact with, BTA Towing Equipment @ Knoxfield. Approx 18 months ago I started doing research on the Air Safe Hitch to put on the back of my GMC/Chev. During my research I had communication with a Daryl at BTA and also another supplier of the same product in the Caboolture area, I supplied all the vehicle/van details along with informing them of my choice of coupling (McHitch Auto Glide) and both parties came up the the same conclusion as I had, that I should consider the Class 6 Air Hitch. Pricing was discussed and both companies offered similar pricing, due to geographical positioning I decided to purchase a Class 6 Hitch from the company at Caboolture. (I should state that this crowd are resellers of the Air Safe and BTA are the importers) I had no problem with supply from the Caboolture company, the hitch arrived on time and all was good, quoted price was the charged price and the tongue supplied was ‘suitable/adequate’ for for the job intended. Several weeks later, I used the hitch for the first time, a three hundred k blacktop trip from Maryborough to Cecil Plains (for the KOG, AGM) try and imagine my dismay when I got out of the vehicle at Cecil Plains to find the tongue and coupling bent at a rather peculiar angle. I was able to unhitch safely with no dramas, I tried to contact the supplier to inform them of my woes (of course it was a Friday afternoon just before 5pm) and they didn’t answer the phone. With the assistance of locals I managed to contact a metal worker/fabricator at Millmerran who would have a look at the ‘bent tongue’ the next morning. Arriving at Millmerran the next morning, the tongue was repaired and suitably strengthened and a lot stronger than the original supplied unit. The tongue was refitted to the hitch and we returned back home to Maryborough without incident. I contacted the crowd in Caboolture, supplied them with photos and a copy of the receipt for the repairs at Millmerran, after that I contacted Daryl at BTA to inform him of my ‘dramas’. From the moment I told him of what had transpired he ‘owned’ the problem, although BTA had not directly sold me the hitch and tongue, BTA had supplied it to the Caboolture company. Dartl, that afternoon dispatched a new ‘heavier/improved’ tongue to me at Maryborough which arrived in due course and I fitted it up. I have recently been in touch with BTA, re a query about the ‘new’ tongue, but to my dismay Daryl has left BTA, my communications at BTA are now with John who is just a pleasant and helpful as Daryl. Today, I called into BTA’s factory (unannounced) and introduced myself to John. He was just as keen and interested in my concerns as Daryl! John asked if I could bring my vehicle into the workshop and it was there that I was introduced to Anthony (Tony) Pendock the proprietor of BTA. Tony, listened to my comments and suggestions and then produced an even heavier version of the tongue that Daryl had supplied. I spoke to Tony & John about ‘possible’ improvements that could be done to the newer version, to which they agreed. Tony did suggest the problems they are having with the Auto Glide Mchitchs fitted to the BTA tongue are related to the load pivot point being ‘so far back’ from the mounting point onto the hitch. Tony, personally did the requested/suggested improvements to the new tongue, I was able to watch on, not that I was of much assistance....... but to be able to have direct contact with the manufacturer of this great product.....to me is fantastic & the service is second to none! Thank you BTA Towing Equipment for your outstanding service and seemingly endless customer support. I now have a hitch assembly that I feel (if needed) could tow the Spirit of Tasmania across the Bass Strait! In closing....it took two emails and about four weeks but I did get the requested refund from the Caboolture company. I have NO association with BTA Towing Equipment other than being an EXTREMELY SATISFIED CUSTOMER Tony H
  6. Keen for Kedron

    Hi Pauly,Just a short email to welcome you to the Kedron Owners Group (KOG)I believe you will find that we are a friendly group who enjoy the Kedron product and caravanning generally!There is lots of information on this website, if there is something you would like to know or can’t find.....please ask.Looking forward to meeting you at a gathering or on the road somewhere one day.Regards and travel safe,Tony H (president) PS.....Do consider joining as a financial member✅..... there is a lot more information available for ‘full’ members!Sent from my iPad
  7. Ernst Introduction

    Ernst, Welcome to the KOG. I along with many other Kedron Owners are going to be in Tasmania at the same time as you. With Tasmania being so......small........ I’m sure you will cross paths with many other Kedron owners. With only four weeks in Tasmania can I respectfully suggest that it will not be long enough for you to enjoy the delights that await you.....can you extend your stay there? Looking forward to meeting you on the road .....some where Tony
  8. GVM and tow upgrades

    Hi Bryan, Any vehicle registered in Australia will/would have to comply with ADR’s (Australian Deaign Rules) so if your asking about ‘attaching points’ ......the vehicle will/should be compliant. If your talking/asking about connecting to the ‘attaching points’ ......could I suggest you go back to the beginning of this thread and follow it through. Should you have any questions or queries........PLEASE ask. Cheers CU down the road
  9. Shocker hitch

    Hi Bryan, I haven’t used a WDH for many years now, even before I purchased my Air Safe. Without some welding and fabrication to the tow tounge (fitted to the Air Safe) would you be able to attach WDH bars. (I believe) Wishing you you a happy new year! Cheers, Tony H
  10. To all members of the Kedron Owners Group, Annie and I would like to wish you all the best for Christmas. May it be a safe joyous time for you and your families. If you are travelling, look out for the other silly buggers on the road. Stay safe, cu on the other side of ‘the silly season’! Tony H Wishing you all..........At this time of the year it’s difficult to know what to say without offending someone. So I’ve checked with my legal adviser and on his advice I wish to say the following to all friends and colleagues. Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the seasonal holiday, practised with the most enjoyable traditions of religious persuasion or secular practices of your choice with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practise religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2018, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make our country great (not to imply that Australia is necessarily greater than any other country) and without regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.
  11. Called into the Mother Ship

    Mother ship......ha ha You guys need to speak to John & Maureen also Nev & Penny, they have ordered AT5’s I’m lurking in the background. Stay safe and have a wonderful Christmas Love & hugs
  12. Worth watching....RFDS

    You may be aware that the Kedron Owners Group makes yearly donations to the RFDS. It is great to know that we are helping such a worthy cause and that if there was trouble while we are travelling this great country the RFDS would be there to assist. Wishing you all safe travels over the upcoming festive season.🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

    Sounds like a great unit, ideal for someone starting out or looking to upgrade. Heres hoping you get a quick sale!