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  1. Tasmania www.tasmobile.com.au 0458 615 003 Based in Westbury. Peter and his lovely wife will travel to where you are for most repairs etc. We have used him for a couple of large jobs(total replacement of all brakes and drums, Replacing awning and serviced van.) He does excellent work and can be highly recommended.
  2. G`Day Allan Using it straight would be a too much. (damage to seals). I think if you cut it back to about half a tablespoon to a litre of warm water,you should be good to go. Cheers
  3. We are currently at Old Macs farm near Launceston. A lovely spot for $10 a night.We move into our next house sit in Acacia Hills on Sat.for a month ,so will be off the road for idiot season.:) Looking forward to catching up with more people when you come down to Tassie.We have caught up with Eric and Lesley also Glen and Deb.
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    G`Day John and Lyn We changed all of our fly wire to midge mesh some yrs. ago. A fiddly job but well worth the effort.It cut back the midge entrance by about 98%.
  5. G`Day Mickanann If Salvadore Rosa doesn`t work out,try Mt. Moffatt. It is on the south end of Carnarvon. Very quite and peaceful There is drop toilets.Take everything in and out. Some unusual rock formations and drives. Cheers.
  6. Thanks Andrew. I have pulled the fuse a few times because it is over charging the batteries. Because we are getting so much sun up here I have to keep a close eye on it .It gets up to 15.8 volts,so I pull the fuse until it drops back ,usually at night. Just waiting for people in Townsville to go back to work and I can hopefully get it fixed.
  7. That`s the one Pete. That would be fantastic. I will pay for postage.My mob.no. is 0four 1nine 219 seven nine 4.
  8. Our nearly 9 yr.old Plasmatronic solar controller has decided to give up the ghost. Great timing ,because everybody is closed for Xmas. Everything seems to be working normally .batteries charging etc. but the panel on the controller keeps flicking through and comes up with menu items I have never seen before. At the moment I am pulling the fuse on it every couple of hours to stop it from overcharging and killing the batteries. Any suggestions? We are in Balgal Beach (50ks north of Townsville) doing a house sit until Jan.20th. I have had to disconnect the internal monitor to stop it from beeping and cycling.
  9. I think Merv is correct on the home state comment. We have been on the road for 9yrs.now inc. a large amount of time in NSW and never been chatted about it.
  10. G~Day Goodys There is a guy in Caboolture Qld. that does good work on van fridges called The Fridge Whisperer.A decent fridgy should be able to find the leak easily,the van A/Cs are not that complicated.Usually a copper pipe leak. Cheers Rick PS I am guessing you are at Owens ck.Qld. not Tas.?
  11. G`Day Gail & Charlie Welcome to the forum. My advice on the gas problem would be to ring Ashley at Kedron. He should be able to help you out. Cheers Rick
  12. G`Day Leon Hate to be the bearer of bad news mate ,but that sounds like the noise ours made a couple of yrs. ago before it died.It Might be the electronic control board. We had to put another Vitrifigo in as that was the only one that fit in the current space. We purchased our new one from Caravans plus in Canberra.(Delivered to Port Augusta) at a good price.The new fridge seems to be a bit better build quality. I guess time will tell. Cheers
  13. Hi all We ordered our ATV in early 2007 for delivery in March 2008. During that waiting period we changed our minds about 10 times on various features, but were given no grief at all by Kedron. Build and delivery went smoothly, and after our 'shake-down' the majority of the niggly little issues were fixed with no problems at all. Under warranty of course. Since that time, yes we have had the occasional problem - Vitri fridge died a couple of times (until we replaced it), some of the cabinetry took exception to being taken on corrugated roads, and I really don't want to talk about the Thetford toilet! We have had nothing but good service and good cheer for all these items and more (general services, replacing the battery charger, replacing the batteries, adding new invertors, solar panels, new tyres etc, etc). We live in our van and we are very happy with both the construction and design. I know that some Kedron owners have had problems both minor and major with their vans, and have also had clashes with Kedron staff which resulted in souring relations with the company. When a person spends what to us was a very large amount of money on a caravan, they want to know that the company behind that van can be relied upon and that the van is built to specifications. I would suggest Danno that nothing and nobody is perfect, but throughout our 9 years (we had a little Keddie before picking up our current van), and talking to many, many Kedron owners, the larger percentage have professed to be happy with the choice of a Kedron van. Cheers Rick
  14. G`Day Grant & Carol As Merv said ,the McHitch auto coupler is the way to go. Ours is the 6 tonne hitch as that is all they had, other than the 3.5 at the time of changeover from the old Hyland hitch.They are definitely a "marriage saver." I give the hitch post and hole a clean out now and again and a little bit of silicone spray.
  15. G`Day Peter and Janelle Are you using the food grade hoses? The normal garden hose will give you your current problem (plastic water :)) The correct hose (blue or white) can be found in most caravan,camping and the odd hardware stores. They are are little more expensive but certainly worth it.
  16. G`Day Graham UEC Vast boxes were the original and only brand available for the first few yrs. of FTA TV. because of some cosy little deal with the Gov. And the product they put out was pretty ordinary IMHO. There is now a few different brands around and available in 12 volt systems. We have had a Sat King box for 2yrs. now and have had no problems with it.We have dealt with Satplus in Qld.and they are always very helpful. Cheers Rick
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    I have had a really good run with AC Delco.
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    We're there until mid-August Chris. 3 months from mid-May. Please forgive me if I say I'd much rather you were able to go on holidays! But you are very welcome to visit at any time, not just in June. Do I take it that your recent ops were not fully successful? Cheers
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    · Rick and Lea would like to invite all members travelling through, or living in South Australia to join us for the 2016 June Long Weekend. Details are shown on the Gatherings Forum At this time there is a limit of 6 vans, but this may be modified (upward hopefully) when we arrive in mid-May next year. Map co-ordinates and suggested travel directions will be added at a slightly later date (after I finish fighting with Google Maps!). We're looking forward to seeing you there!
  20. G`day Awsome We are insured with Ken Tame through the CMCA. No address needed and very competitive rates. We are on the road full time.
  21. G`Day Rocket. We have been towing a 3.4 tonne ATV all over Australia for 8 yrs.with a 2002 100 series T/D. It has a DP chip and 3 inch Beaudesert exhaust .Works for us and has been extremely reliable. As Andrew said Kedron & Toyota ,great combo.
  22. G`day Steve & Sandy We replaced our mesh with Midgie mesh a couple of yrs. ago. The mesh is available at Bunnings if you are in Qld. We tried to get it in S.A. and they didn`t know what I was talking about. Fun ,fiddly job but well worth the effort. Cheers Rick
  23. G`Day Kevin. If you unscrew the telescopic arms from the window itself,the window can then be slid out. May need some "gentle" persuasion. Rick
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