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  1. My wife and I have cancelled three holidays for 2020 - for obvious reasons. Whilst self-isolated at home - we decided to plan our 2021 holidays. Having no real preferences where to go, we put a dartboard in the kitchen and attached a paper map of Australia. We decided wherever the dart landed, would be the location of next year’s holidays. My wife then threw three darts. It seems that we are spending our holidays behind the fridge next year.
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  2. Hi all, Just touching base, Annie & I would like to wish you all the most wonderful Australia Day 🇦🇺 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺 For the last two weeks we have been staying at Willawarrin (just west of Kempsey) Pony Club, which is the ‘base camp’ for the local ‘Blaze Aid’ team. This area was razed by bushfires on 9/11 (......last, bit ironic) The devastation and stories you hear and see from the locals is heartbreaking! The sight of the fires trail and sometimes random actions on adjacent properties is something to behold. During our time her
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  3. Four of the finest Reserves in the Australian Army, my Blaze Aid team had the pleasure and honour of working with them. We (my Blaze Aid team & these guys) completed 363 meters of new fencing yesterday ......it was was long hot day with many laughs and fun. Chris (blue bandanna) is the property owner. Thanks guys for your service!
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  4. Annie & I would like to wish all members & visitors to this site, the safest & most joyous Christmas. 🎄 May Christmas and the New Year bring you everything you wish for and more. Fingers crossed that life as we knew it, before March 2020 returns before too long! Travel safe & remember there are idiots out there! In closing, the Kedron Owners Group AGM is being held next month (see seperate notice), I am definitely stepping down as President.....Seriously hoping someone will put their hand up for the Sec/Tres position. SERIOUSLY it is not an onerous jo
    5 points
  5. We are camping at a campground called Wrights Bay, between Kingston and Robe, South Australia. Right now we are camped with fellow Kedronners Anthony and Keera, who thought they would like to check the place out for a later informal gathering. A nice spot, it’s near the beach and has green grass! And lots in the region to see and do!
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  6. Yesterday we were travelling on the Western Fwy into Brisbane. Minding our own business, enjoying the drive towards the ‘factory’ we heard a noise from under the bonnet and an unusual smell through the dash vents. Moments later I lost the power assist from the steering and brakes.........luckily there was a verge on the roadside that we could make a hasty ‘safe’ stop. Upon stopping, after opening the bonnet, I found that the A/C compressor had seized & thrown/destroyed the serpentine drive belt resulting in loss of steering & braking assist. Being a member of NRMA I rang the
    4 points
  7. Merry Christmas to you too Tony & Annie, It will be a very sad day when you step down as I believe you have done an exceptional job, but also understand the need to move on. I would like to thank you for your mammoth effort in a job well done. You will be missed. We will always in touch. We are currently in Yungngora in the Kimberley WA but are about to head back to Maningrida in Arnhem Land in 2 weeks for a 5 week stint before heading back to Kalumburu in the Kimberley again for 5-6 weeks. Then we will be back home for a month before we head off again. Have a gre
    4 points
  8. There has been a large update done to the website. If you encounter problems please advise me. The banner size has changed as well. I will need to rework this.
    4 points
  9. We are at Onkaparinga’s Pink Gums campground for a couple of nights. It is right on the edge of the McLaren Vale wine region, and not that far from the city. But it feels nice and peaceful. There are 11 sites in all but not all fit a caravan of our size. Most do, though.. We are nicely settled in, as you can see.
    4 points
  10. Hi Pete , we have, since this post started purchased a new 200 Sahara and had both GVM and the 4 t tow kit installed by Lovells and couldn’t be happier with the vehicle. Handles very well towing and on its own. No or little body roll is felt .We also have installed torque converter and a chip . Towing around 3.6 t we are getting around 19 lt per 100 sitting on 100 klm per hour. But around town 15 so not much different. That’s the only downside I recon . John
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  11. As we live in SA, where are (theoretically) no COVID-19 cases, we are free to travel intrastate. So we headed first to the Flinders a few weeks ago. And then we travelled to the Gawler Ranges NP. We came out from the park earlier today. What spectacular country! I didn’t imagine it could be so special. Gorgeous goldS and reds In the Ranges, and interesting foliage. We had the best camp site in the best campground in the whole park, I think. We camped at Yandinga campground. It can accommodate up to 9 camp groups, according to the booking website. The sites are la
    4 points
  12. Hi all, Trusting this finds you all safe & happy (as happy as you can be in these troubling times) Just a suggestion......check with you van insurers to see if they will offer 'lay up' cover.....as we I'm sure as hell, won't be using our vans for at least the next six months....might save you a few $'s Cheers & stay safe Tony
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  13. This was sent to me. I hope you take it in the vein it was intended in todays social distancing. My first thought...some people just have to much time on their hands at present. What do you call a gathering of 30 people? Four weddings and a Funeral. gathering
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  14. Margaret and I just want to wish all our KEDRON friends all the best as Australia (and the World), battle the Covid-19 virus. During these uncertain times, we won’t be caravanning anytime soon, we’re just going to stay around home. Might be time to clean out the shed!!!! Wherever you are, look after yourselves, and stay safe and well. Cheers from Pete.
    4 points
  15. As a butcher is shooing a dog from his shop, he sees $15 and a note in his mouth, reading: "10 lamb chops, please." Amazed, he takes the money, puts a bag of chops in the dog's mouth, and quickly closes the shop. He follows the dog and watches him wait for a green light, look both ways, then trot across the road to a bus-stop. The dog checks the timetable and sits on the bench. When a bus arrives, he walks around to the front and looks at the number, then boards the bus. The butcher follows, dumbstruck. As the bus travels out into the suburbs, the dog takes in the scenery. After a
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  16. ARE YOU HAVING TROUBLE WITH YOUR RIG BEING OVERWEIGHT ? This new club benefit, available exclusively to members via the club shop will be available just in time for the Christmas trip. Just 25 tins stored under the bed will reduce your weight by 112.5kg and you will no longer have to carry all that water in your tanks. Don't miss out stocks are limited.
    3 points
  17. Website is working and secure again. Hoping this stops some of the problems we were experiencing. Realise it won't solve everything - baby steps.
    3 points
  18. Hi Tim I am a Victorian based Kedron owner (7 Years) and would be quiet happy to talk to you and answer any queries you may have. If I was to replace my van it would most definitely be another Kedron Warm Regards John
    3 points
  19. Keep your eye on the 'Sale' section of the forum something might pop up there. Also on the Facebook Kedron page sometimes has vans. Read, read, read. It will all start to make some sense. Make sure it has a diesel heater. Toyotas are certainly the way to go for a car.
    3 points
  20. A month or two ago we visited the Gawler Ranges NP in the far North of SA’s Eyre Peninsula. We are back again, although not in the national park itself. This area is blessed with granite outcrops known as Inselbergs, similar to those in WA. Where we are camped is at Pildappa Rock, not far from Minnipa. Pildappa is very similar to Wave Rock near Hayden WA. It has the same characteristic “flare” which distinguishes the rock feature. And the weather is wonderful!
    3 points
  21. And these photos are from nearby Polda Rock. It was an incredibly windy day, but the views were worth the climb.
    3 points
  22. Thank you Tony, I guess it is a wise choice in these crazy times. I am just sorry it had to happen, especially knowing you and the huge amount of work you and the committee would have put into staging this event. But in the words once spoken by a very wise man ............................... "Shit happens". Cheers Steve & Kerry
    3 points
  23. Getting ready for lithium batteries in my Kedron 2013 AV2 3x300 solar Panels on the roof 60W Morningstar controller MPPT 60amp Enerdrive battery charger DC2DC Enerdrive 40+ charger all wired in 35mm cable Thanks to Tony’s great advice 35mm Cable is the go 1000W Redarc inverter as well so I think I am ready to go lithium batteries soon just need to convince the wife cheers Rod
    3 points
  24. Christmas has come early 3 new lithium batteries landed on my front door Itechword 120x looking to put them to the test
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  25. We are camped at the Wudinna Showgrounds prior to heading into the Gawler Ranges on Monday (after the long weekenders have all gone home), the Showgrounds are quite lovely, and very quiet. Apart from a late arrival, another caravan, we are the only ones here. $15 for power and water. And a magic meal at the local hotel.
    3 points
  26. As intrastate travel is now allowed within South Australia, we have already done one trip (to the Flinders Ranges) and are now ready to again go to another nice SA national park campground. Well, we hope its nice, as we have never been there before... The trouble is, we have to book and pay before going, and there is no phone reception up there. The Gawler ranges are in the Northern area of the Eyre Peninsula, near Wudinna. First we are going to the little town of Laura, where the Golden North ice cream is made (no that is NOT why we are going there). We want to see
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  28. Thanks for this advice Tolley. (You all understand this further advice comes from Val...I am a technical twit). Val says he does a full lube and check of all the nuts and bolts in the suspension and adjusts the brakes. Then about every 10,000 kms he does a lube job (greasing things) and again checks tightness in all the bolts. He does regular checks of hoses and connections under and around the van. It is valuable to discuss these issues, especially for newer members and van owners who may not realise what is needed or how often.
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  30. How silly is Robert. Although the sound is annoying my main beef was that I could not get any program information (EPG). I discovered that the date was wrong, set at Jan 2010, no wonder it could not find any EPG. Made a change in settings to automatically update the time and all is now well.
    3 points
  31. Hi Morribm. There certainly is a disparity in the posted prices for servicing the suspension. It is related to what components need to be replaced, rather that just having the wheel bearing greased and a general inspection. Late 2019 we had the suspension serviced on our ATV for two. Having done the Plenty Highway, the Tanami and the Gibb River Road in 2018, and the Cape in 2019, the suspension really needed a service. In addition to greasing etc, 2 bushes were replaced, all the brake pads, and the magnets, plus a wheel alignment. The cost of the service, including pa
    3 points
  32. I have used RV Go for about 4 years and they have just completed the 1,000 klm service on my CP5. I have been very happy with their service, though you do have to book a long way in advance.
    3 points
  33. Hi Everyone, We both are now retired and looking forward to using our van to do some exploring. This is our first Kedron van and we absolutely love it. We met quite a few KOG members at the Kenilworth weekend and were so impressed in how friendly and helpful everyone was. Hopefully we will see a few more of you during our travels. Take Care Scott and Cheryl
    3 points
  34. My bride and I are planning retirement around December this year and I’ve always wanted a Kedron. Until I started to seriously research them I didn’t know there was a Kedron forum. Glad there is cause I think I’m gonna have a lota questions but that’s for a little later. anyways just wanted to say g’day so . . . . . G’day all. Paul and Betty.
    3 points
  35. Paul & Betty, Welcome to KOG. Yes it will seem to be loooong time from day of order to day of delivery........but time will pass quickly. There is lots of info on these pages/website. Should you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask. Looking forward to meeting you & Betty on the road or a gathering .....soon Travel safe. Tony
    3 points
  36. G’day Chris. Thanks for that. We live in Queanbeyan NSW. Long way to go to arrange a Kedron but I’m hoping it’s worth it. We can’t wait, the next 12 months is going go so slowly.....
    3 points
  37. Welcome Paul and Betty! The Kedron family is warm and friendly, and the vans are second to none. You are making a great decision to get a Kedron van. where do you live (just a general area, not the address)? There might be others nearby who can help guide any decisions.
    3 points
  38. Hi all , Any 18 foot kedron for sale. Thanks. Adele
    2 points
  39. From Mick , Kimbo's best mate who was having trouble posting to this site.
    2 points
  40. It is a shame indeed that the event has had to be cancelled this year. Tony puts in a lot of work into preparing the presenters and activities, and it’s disappointing that it won’t be possible to hold the AGM in this format this year. But next year is sure to be better!
    2 points
  41. Hi Ken, if you decide on an inverter, a 300 watt pure sine wave inverter would be needed for the MacBook Pro. I don’t think a modified sine wave inverter will charge the MacBook. cheers, Peter
    2 points
  42. SOLD Black Clearview towing mirrors to suit 100 series Landcruiser for sale. Full instructions to fit included. $300 negotiable. Located in Brisbane. Phone Sheryl on zero four one seven 633097.
    2 points
  43. Ah but Karen, you are making the most of that time. Your photos are amazing! And you can now walk on the beach!!
    2 points
  44. Genquip inverter generator DSP 3300 Gi, in good working order, serviced regular, location Biloela QLD asking price $ 550, contact Kevin 0427048879
    2 points
  45. Hi Robert, That is called a senior moment.....happy to hear your sorted! Travel safe....there are idiots out there (in NO way referencing to you.....lol) Tony
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  46. Our 11 year old van has done some serious off-road work. Who knows if it is comparable with what others have done, but it includes the Oodnadatta Track 10 times, the full Savannah Way, the Strzelecki eight times, the Gary Junction Road twice, the Plenty from QLd to WA twice, the Flinders numerous times, the Gibb River Road etc. I once estimated it had done a conservative 100,000 kms of corrugations...and has held up beautifully. Except for the four springs which went after the last Plenty Crossing, and Val had to replace them one by one 😁 But we now have a new suspension which w
    2 points
  47. Hi everyone. I've recently retired and joined the ranks of the Grey Nomads. I hope to travel Australia and enjoy this wonderful country of ours.
    2 points
  48. Welcome Scott & Cheryl, Great to hear of your 'Kedron' experience at Kenilworth. Hopefully you may be able to attend the gathering at Bendeela or the May Muster at Pioneer Valley Showgrounds, Finch Hatton. (near Mackay) Have a look at the Trips & Gatherings page. Travel safe Tony
    2 points
  49. We have used two repairers in Tasmania Coast 2 Coast in Penguin for a fridge electrical problem - they came to us 03 6437 0921 0428 567 929 and Alpha Caravan & RV Centre 10 Ascot Drive Huntingfield Tas 7055 03 6229 1513 They have a lot of spare parts as well
    2 points
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