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Neville and Kay

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  1. Afternoon Ang A few years ago we had problems with our fridge and beside putting extra fan on Compressor I pulled the Fridge out of its compartment and got a Real good quality Refrigeration foam and cut it to sizes to in fill the panels beside the Fridge as the wall panels are only sheeted on the out side also put a piece on top of fridge between fridge and ceiling but left a cut out for the air too circulate around the rear and vents. We used our Top Ender all through the Gold Fields in W.A. in summer and through Central Australia and were very happy with the performance. Hope this helps . Neville.
  2. Hi Everybody. I received my insurance renewal to so sent Ken Tame an email to say our van has not turned a wheel for 2 yrs owing to ill health and now with the Coronavirus as well and Cook shire is in total lock down as you have to prove you have self isolated for 14 days before they will look at letting you back in, somebody from Ken Tame rang this afternoon and said there is no lay up allowed, so just have to pay up or see if another Insurer will do[ LAY UP]. Hope this helps and all stay SAFE until we can all travel again. TAKE CARE Neville & Kay.
  3. Has anybody changed there Blinds 0n their Dometic Widows & if so where did you purchase them from. Thanks Neville.
  4. Hi Paul I have a Dodge Ram 2500 one of the Walkinshaw converted ones sold through jeep, dodge dealers across Australia, new around $139 k or 1500 Dodge ram tow capacity 4.5 t, petrol Hemi motor around $90k. We are very happy with ours. Just google Dodge Ram Australia. Neville.
  5. Good afternoon Dennis Two options I would contact Kedron they might have some ideas, or contact Kendall Transport at Katanning in W.A. don't laugh but have seen Yogi on Out Back Truckers and he looks after his loads, he also won the Scania's driver competition. If you google KENDALL Transport you can decide for yourself at least it may be a start. I sure hope you get it sorted all the best and have many safe and happy Trips. Neville.
  6. Good Evening Andy & Di We purchased our van May 2007 & before I took delivery I talked to a Tyre Company in Cairns who supplied my Tyres for years as we were Builders on Cape York & lived in Cooktown & when I said we were getting an off road Van he said put Maxxis Tyres on and you will not have any problems so we supplied them and Kedron fitted them for us and this is the only brand we have used over the life of the Van, I run them at 38 PSI every where, on the Tar, Gibb River Road, Great Central, around the bottom of the Gulf of Carpentaria and I have only had one destroyed just south of Broken Hill. We have just replaced our 3 AGM Batteries again for the 3rd time at a cost of $900 for 3 / 130amph AGM Batteries, they were a bit cheaper this time the set before were done by Kedron for $1050. So Tony is on the mark with the Tyres. Safe Travels Neville
  7. Geoff The bung was next to the outlet is 10 or 12 mm, I guess there are baffles inside but one can not see inside the tank as the holes are small. Neville.
  8. Good Morning Geoff & Marion I did this some time ago by removing the tanks from the Van which gave me better access for cleaning, there was also a plastic plug in our tanks which I removed, then partially filled with water & was able to give them a good shake & roll them around then letting all the water drain out, repeated this several times until clean water running out then for the last time filled with clean water & added the required amount of MILTON which is a cleaner you can get from the Supermarket, [used for cleaning babies bottles I think] let this sit for awhile then drained & flushed & re fitted tanks to Van, re connected hoses & filled with water & all was good. Happy Travels Neville & Kay.
  9. Hi all HSV have just released Silverado Pricing the 2500HD LTZ IS $134990 due for release towards the middle of the year, pricing of all models is on Club 4x4 chev. pricing. The prices are getting better. Safe travels to all. Neville.
  10. Bryan I found with my dodge ram I could bolt a fuel pump and filter up to one of the cross members which were under the tub which I removed and put a intergrated concept canopy on, this works well. Neville
  11. Alex I think if you read through the GVM & TOW UPGRADES you will see plenty on the TRUE weights of Vans not what is written on Compliance Plates, as has been suggested many times. One should weigh Van yourself from new then weigh when you have loaded for a Trip, maybe you will get a shock at weight and remember when travelling you are generally picking up other stuff and this will increase your weight. Have safe travels and enjoy. Neville.
  12. Alex I would SUGGEST that you check what YOUR ACTUAL ball weight is with nothing in the Van on a weigh bridge and then check when it is loaded and maybe you will be shocked . I think if you look back through the threads as Tony suggested you will find plenty of reading on this. Neville.
  13. A Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to you all hope you all have a safe Christmas & a lot of Wonder full trips in the New Year & I am a Proud Australian & it is our COUNTRY so Please if you do not like our way leave as some have stuffed their Country & now want to do it to AUSTRALIA. MERRY CHRISTMAS TOO ALL. Neville.
  14. Good Morning petdav30 I have not been on this stretch but in the Camps Book it is close to half way and has Mobil phone coverage and a Tick, [ Lake Hart Lookout ] it is 42 km. West of Pimba where you can turn off North to Woomera or another 47km. on to Glendambo South Rest Area [ also phone coverage] which is approx. 262 km from Port Augusta. If you do not have a Camps Book with Photos you may find it is worth its weight in Gold as over time the Places we have stayed at which we found in The Camps Book were priceless. Safe and Happy Travels. Neville & Kay.
  15. Good Morning Mike We have a 2007 Top Ender and when we got it new they told us that when travelling down the road always switch to 240 V then if you have left anything on like lights etc. they will be off and also the water pumps can not come on and pump your water out on to the road. The fridge runs only off 12 V and is wired direct to batteries and I think you will find a fuse under one of the battery box lids. Happy Travels Neville.
  16. Hi Graeme Have you checked the difference in measurements of F150 against say Dodge Ram 2500, the ford is only 137mm shorter and is wider by 20mm , and I think comes in a 5 lt petrol where Dodge has a 6.7 lt Diesel and the Dodge is approx. $139500 on the road where the Ford is a fair bit more. Which ever way you go ENJOY!!!!! Neville.
  17. Chris Allow your self a couple of days at the Montecollina Bore on the way up to Innaminka it has a very hot pool then another large one to have a swim in and there a lot of large Rabbit burrows here and a great place for a break as when we were there, heaps of birds came in for a drink. I think we meet you years ago at the little Blue lake on a cold and wooly day. Regards Neville & KAY
  18. Good afternoon Ted & Hermy We bought new a Top Ender in 2007 & have never had any problem with the wire running from car, to Batteries on Van and why do you want to get a wire to ignition on Landcruiser, I had a 100 series Sahara & lifted carpet in back & fed wire under here then through door sills [lifting covers] & up to ignition this way. Hope this helps Neville.
  19. Danny I have a Top Ender & I pulled my fold up boat trailer apart & packed it in behind the 2 spares & put the axle across the large pipe which the spares hang off. This worked well for me. Regards Neville.
  20. Peter This is not Lovell's this is a conversion done by a very reputable company they had just received all paper work, Engineering, Gov. approvals when I was speaking with them on the 17th November & they were going to keep it Quiet for a bit as they are flat out doing there other main job. Neville
  21. The Question has been Land Cruiser or Yank Tank as some would like to call them, well keep your ears to the ground there is an option coming a Land Cruiser conversion which can legally tow 4.2 ton . Don't know cost but you will hear. Well we have had our Dodge Ram 6 months now have just got back from Brisbane from having the tub removed & aluminium tray/ canopy fitted averaged 13.4 LP100KM for the round trip, [ not towing], will post photos later, as I only have to fit my Outback Draws & 2 tool boxes behind rear wheels & it is complete. With regards to the adblue I was not using any & was told you do not use any in first 10,000km then it starts, I thought ??????? but rolled over 10,000km [Koah] coming back from Cairns to Cooktown on Friday & by the time I got home the adblue gauge had started to move so information was right this I could not understand. Merry Christmas & safe & happy travels to all out there. Neville & Kay.
  22. Hi Terry, Before you go out and buy a Hayman Rees Tongue make sure it fits into the Toyota tow bar as I have found out that the Hayman Rees [square solid piece of steel ] is slightly bigger than most holes in tow bars where it is to slide into, & you do not want to have to grind it down. Hope this helps. Many safe trips, Neville.
  23. Laurie & Helen Looks great !!! I am taking our Dodge Ram to Brisbane in October to get Integrated canopy put on by Concept Canopies they are the people who did the one on our 6x4 Sahara. Have many great & happy adventures. Neville & Kay.
  24. Laurie & Helen What is the length , width& height inside of your canopy & who made it. It looks great. Neville & Kay.
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