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    Wonderful campground at WA national park.

    Looks like a top spot.....one for the list.
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    Member stopovers

    Hi all, There was discussion at the AGM about the member stopover ‘thread’ on this site. It is located in the financial members section under Trip Reports ......near the bottom of the second page. Looks like some time since it has been updated......so check in adavance, re availability Travel safe Tony
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    The annual gathering at Kilkivan....

    Thank you all, We (the committee) did work hard for you the members for this years AGM and Christmas gathering, we would like to say thank you all for your very kind words of appreciation and encouragement. I believe the gathering was the success it was because of the great attendance, great attitude of attendees, great presenters, great venue and of course the great hosts. I would also like to thank again...... Sandra & Clive also Nev & Penny for their assistance and enthusiasm! Now.......all we have to do is make next years BIGGER! Cheers Tony PS Ideas please on presenters you’d like to hear from......first thought Telstra (remote communications) more suggestions please.........
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    Member stopovers

    Hi Steve, Great idea, I have just passed the baton to Webmistress Karen and she is running with it.......consider it done Thanks for the input Tony
  5. *******This years Christmas Gathering is open to non KOG members.....lets make this years gathering the biggest gathering of Kedrons ever!******* The more the merrier!!! 2018 Kedron Owners Group AGM & Christmas Gathering. The dates of this years AGM & Christmas gathering are November Thurs 15th - Sun18th (leave Monday 19th..... yes four days) The venue is Kilkivan Bush Camping & Caravan Park, Rossmore Rd, Kilkivan. (07) 54841340 (w) bushcamping.com.au (e) admin@bushcamping.com.au PLEASE take note of these dates and venue! This years AGM & Christmas gathering is going to be a whole new experience....nothing like any past AGM. A lot of work has/is going into making this a wonderful & memorable occasion! and we are hoping that you will be attending! Proposed timetable for this gathering (subject to change), Thursday, Arrival & set up, casual afternoon, meet and greet new and old friends, happy hour around the camp kitchen. Sponsored by Kedron, come and hear Glen & Barry Gall tell us about the future direction of caravan building and design. Friday, Morning free or ...for those who would like to, there will be (numbers dependent Minimum 11) the opportunity to go on a full day wine tour of the South Burnett wineries. Straight after lunch.....in the function area we will be having presentations from leading suppliers and manufactures....they will be informing us of the latest trends, product developments & maybe a few secrets all relating to our Kedron product. There are also going to be 'trade tables' where the suppliers & manufacturers will have products & literature on display....ever keen & willing to answer any questions you may have! Confirmed 'exhibitors' at this stage, in no particular order. Enerdrive driving your energy needs. At this stage we are still waiting on confirmation on attendance from several other possible exhibitors, these will be acknowledged & displayed in due course. Happy Hour around the camp kitchen (sponsored hopefully?) Saturday, Pancake breakfast (courtesy KBC) 10:00am AGM to be held in the function area. 2:00pm Secret Santa in the function area ($15 gift value per van) 6:30pm Three course sit down dinner, $30ph 'licensed' function area (sensible alcohol pricing) Entertainment TBA? Sunday, 10:00am Morning tea....... presentations from Overland Touring Solutions, Blaze Aid & Jandowae Lions Club (Drought Appeal) 2:00pm 'Locker Tour' ??? .....also maybe a good time to clear the cobwebs from the night before, or a great time to explore the South Burnett area. Monday, Pack up....... say our farewells, then wishing you a safe journey to your next Kedron destination! OK,.......... have we whet your appetite for a great gathering!! Now is the time to register and confirm your attendance. Step 1. Please reply to this post and indicate your arrival & departure date, attendance wine tour (at cost & number dependent), Sat night dinner. Step 2. VERY IMPORTANT. Please contact Ralph or Antonia @ Kilkivan Bush Camp 07 54841340 to pay your deposit (and registration fee $15) your call may go to a message machine but just leave your contact details and you will receive a return phone call.....Tell them your with the Kedron group, indicate if you wish to have a powered or non powered site. If attending Sat night please advise of any dietary requirements to Ralph or Antonia! Step 3. Check back here every 7 to 10 days for updates & info and check on who else is attending. The organisers of this gathering have been working hard (in the background) to make this the best gathering in recent history, we are hoping you will support us.... as we are supporting you! Step 4. Don't forget your Secret Santa $15 value per van/couple! Pets are welcome.....usual conditions .....on leads and clean up after. No mobile coverage (at the camp) Name. Arrival date. Departure Date. Power Y/N. Wine Tour Y/N. Sat Night. Financial member Y/N Tony & Annie HEAT 14/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Rod & Mavis KYD 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Nev & Penny MARSHALL 15/11 19/11 Y 1 2 Y Clive & Sandra SAUNDERS 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y John & Maureen MAY 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Doug & Jean MILLER 15/11 20/11 Y 1 2 Y Peter & Margaret FLYNN 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Stuart & Jean ROBERTS 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Grahame & Wendy ROBERTS 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Lionel & Margaret SMITH 15/11 19/11 Y 1 2 Y Geoff & Lorraine McKEENA 15/11 19/11 Y 1 2 Y Gordon & Chris CARTER 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Rod & Sue LEE 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Terry & Carol HEIDEMANN 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Doug & Lis BALLANTYNE 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Laurie & Helen ASHE 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Rob & Wendy NELSON 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Geoff & Joy BURGESS 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Graham ANDERSEN & Sandra WILLIAMS 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 N Tony & Irene RUSSELL 15/11 18/11 Y N 2 N Phill & Karyn RAYWARD 15/11 19/11 N N 2 N Nick PIERCE & Gail FISHER 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 N Steve & Kerry CLAYTON 16/11 18/11 Y N 2 Y David & Karen STEWART 15/11 19/11 Y 1 2 Y Rob & Jewel Van GEELAN 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Phil & Gae HYDE 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Mike & Robin CARTER 14/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Simon & Pauline JENJE 16/11 19/11 N N 2 N Al & Donna O'BRIEN 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Phil & Pam PATTERSON 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 NS Richard & Liz BENNETT 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 Y Bob & Flo KITCHEN 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 NS Craig & Gayle NEILSON 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 N Stewart PETTIGREW 15/11 19/11 Y N 1 Y Stephen & Michelle FARME 16/11 18/11 Y N 2 N Les & Glenda FARME 16/11 18/11 Y N 2 N Larry & Robyn CAMPBELL 15/11 19/11 Y 2 2 N Barry & Ruth BOLAN 15/11 19/11 Y N 2 N Lyn ASTILL 15/11 19/11 Y 1 1 Y
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    Thetford C200 cassette

    Guaranteed ..........political promise free!
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    Thetford C200 cassette

    No longer available.....gone to a ‘good home’ Hi, Due to recent upgrade of original toilet I have for sale a Thetford C200 cassette (green with yellow cap & button....for ID purposes) Recently had a new blade seal fitted.....would make a great spare unit. New replacement unit $200 $50 plus postage. We are leaving here (home) on the 14th Nov for 4 months.....would like it gone by then, or you will have to wait for our return March/April.
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    Toilet upgrade

    Hi, and thanks for the link....will check it out!
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    Toilet upgrade

    Hi, Considering upgrading my current Thetford C200 (plastic bowl) to a Thetford C263 (ceramic bowl) Suppose I'm looking for feedback from people who done this and also looking for feedback from people who already have a C263 fitted from new. I am aware that the exterior access door can be reused, but has to be turned 90 degrees (hinge down) which will leave some side panel modification work to be done.....would really like to see some 'after' photos. Interior wise I have been told a C263 will fit,....the unit is approx 60mm wider and 10kg's heavier which I can accept. Any feedback appreciated....thanking you. https://www.thetford-europe.com/au/product-category/toilets-au/cassette-toilets-toilets-au/
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    New member

    Welcome Barry & Ruth.....to the Kedron 'family' Are we going to meet you both at Kilkivan?? Cheers and safe travels Tony H
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    Two Aliens

    Two aliens landed in the Arizona desert near a gas station that was closed for the night. They approached one of the gas pumps and the younger alien addressed it saying . . ."Greetings, Earthling . . . we come in peace . . . . Take us to your leader"The gas pump of course didn't respond.The younger alien became angry at the lack of response. The older alien said, “I’d calm down if I was you"The younger alien ignored the warning and repeated his greeting, again there was no response . . .Miffed at the pumps haughty attitude, he drew his ray gun and said gruffly "Greeting Earthling . . . We come in peace . . . Take us to your leader or I will fire"The older alien again warned his comrade saying, "You probably don't want to do that, I think it will make him mad""Rubbish", replied the cocky young alienHe aimed his weapon and opened fire . . . . There was a huge explosion.A massive fire-ball roared towards him and blew the younger alien off his feet and threw him in a burnt smoking mass about 200 yards away into a cactus patch.Half an hour passed . . . .When he finally regained consciousness, he refocused his three eyes, straightened his antenna, and looked dazedly at the older, wiser alien who was standing over him shaking his big green head . . . ."What a ferocious creature!" exclaimed the young fried alien . . ."He damn near killed me!" "How did you know he was so dangerous?"The older alien leaned over, placed a friendly feeler on his crispy friend and replied . . ."If there is one thing I've learned during my intergalactic travels, you never mess with a guy who can loop his manhood over his shoulder twice and then stick it in his ear!
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    Caravan Drought Relief Fundraiser

    Hi all, Arrived here this afternoon, made to feel very welcome in this friendly town. There are thirty plus van and motor homes here, well set up area here at the showground. Lyn Astill is here in her motorhome, she is trying to get to Kilkivan if the planets align. A couple that Clive & Sandra Saunders meet on their recent WA trip John & Karen Siddle are here also in their TE, working on them to join, unfortunately due to geographic difficulties they won’t be able to attend Kilkivan this year. The organisers here have done a great job, barefoot bowls this arvo and dinner at the local bowls club, a local farm tour tomorrow, rodeo tomorrow night. Sunday local touring, entertainment at the pub on Sunday before the footy final and a camp oven dinner 🥘 The local area is very dry......maybe not as dry as some of the country Annie and I have seen in the last fortnight.....but believe me these people are doing it tough. Funds raised this weekend are being distributed to those in need by the local Lions Club. Photos of amazing trash, treasure, collectables, antiques and some really amazing rare stuff worth LOTS at this local property we visited this morning.....four shed’s of it and so much outside, lovely welcoming family.
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    WA Wildflowers

    Karen & Paul are a lovely couple, with their local knowledge they will make your down time less frustrating. Just don’t get Paul to help Val with the spring replacements....he won’t know which end of the spanner to hold....sorry Paul!
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    Chevrolet GMC owners

    Hi Jaap, Any ‘new’ vehicle is always going to be daunting, wether it be size, handling, braking......with time comes experience and confidence in your new ride! I have no qualms driving my GMC through peak hour city traffic.......but being truthful the turning circle is certainly greater than a 200 or similar....but with experience & familiarity with the vehicle it will become second nature! My vehicle is now in its third year of ownership (from new) I had a couple of conversion related issues (minor) fixed at the first service. Since then I’ve had two exhaust temp sensors ‘fail’ and they have been replaced under warranty....no dramas! Would I purchase another Chev/GMC yes in a heartbeat, BUT I do miss some of the creature comforts of Toyota, that sadly the yanks don’t fit as standard. Our vehicle now is approaching 70k in just over two years.....no unusual traits or funny things happening. But when you go bush in a jap vehicle, I maybe had a false sense of security knowing that you could by parts at the local chemist (almost) if you had a problem with the yank truck (regardless of brand) that feeling of security sadly isn’t there....for me anyway. Being a qualified mechanic, I can service and repair my vehicle with NO warranty implications, Not that would know what dealers are charging for servicing....that’s one cost (@retail) I don’t have to worry about. Can I respectfully suggest you during your research on your proposed purchase, consider getting quotes on insurance comprehensive and third party and other ON costs just to compare with what you are paying for your current vehicle.......remembering your really a jumping into another class of tow vehicle. Towing my Kedron, I REALLY am getting better overall fuel consumption figures than what I was getting in my 200....we are at Chinchilla at the moment (heading west) dash display showing 17.2 lts per 100k’s......around town figures are slightly higher than the 200. Go ahead....take the plunge, you won’t be sorry! Cheers
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    New Member

    Hi Karyn, Likewise, we are looking forward to meeting you guys! This gathering is shaping up to be the ‘best ever’. Travel safe. Cheers Tony
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    Caravan Drought Relief Fundraiser

    We have booked & paid......looking forward to this muster @ Jandowae.
  17. A Public servant dies in a car accident on his 40th birthday and finds himself at the Pearly Gates. A brass band is playing, the Angels are singing a beautiful hymn, there is a huge crowd cheering and shouting his name and absolutely everyone wants to shake his hand. Just when he thinks things can't possibly get any better, Saint Peter himself runs over, apologises for not greeting him personally at the Pearly Gates, shakes his hand and says 'Congratulations son, we've been waiting a long time for you. Totally confused and a little embarrassed, the Public servant sheepishly looks at Saint Peter and says 'Saint Peter, I tried to lead a God-fearing life, I loved my family, I tried to obey the 10 Commandments, but congratulations for what? I honestly don't remember doing anything really special when I was alive.' 'Congratulations for what?' says Saint Peter, totally amazed at the man's modesty. 'We're celebrating the fact that you lived to be 160 years old! God himself wants to see you!' The Public servant is awe-struck and can only look at Saint Peter with his mouth agape. When he regains his power of speech, he looks up at Saint Peter and says, 'Saint Peter, I lived my life in the eternal hope that when I died I would be judged by God and be found to be worthy, but I only lived to be forty.' 'That's simply impossible son,' says Saint Peter. 'We've added up your time sheets......'
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    WA Wildflowers

    I think Karen & Paul Slater are at Merreden, do you plan on seeing them?
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    Plenty Highway Road report

    Another great report Chris.......no mention of cream buns!
  20. Vulcan, Time for a leave application.....lol Cheers
  21. Hi Vulcan, Have you taken delivery of your van yet? If not there is a camping area available there is also bunkhouse (basic) accommodation ....... have a look at www.bushcamping.com.au Be great to finally meet you! Cheers Tony
  22. Congratulations😁 Welcome to the 'family'
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    Generator & BBQ slide

    Hi Bryan, Only you know your power requirements, .......but you to will have to be ‘fit’ to lift up to 43.5kgs in and out of your locker. Dry weight 37.5kgs.....with fuel 43.5kgs. Cheers
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    Generator & BBQ slide

    Hi Bryan, Can I respectfully ask , are you buying on price or for a specific purpose for this generator.....(output)? Regards Tony
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    Info Required

    Sandstone Park (just outside the NP) apparently is a fantastic place to stay when visiting Carnarvon Gorge! I
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