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Nev and Penny

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  1. Hi Cheryl & Wayne

    We live in our van and found the Kedron supplied mattress not the best. After various store bought mattress toppers, egg shells etc we decided to get a new mattress.  Makin Mattresses at Nundah, custom made us a made to measure Belissimo mattress, extremely comfortable with an excellent warranty, but a bit on the heavy side, quite expensive and makes the bed very high.

    But I am glad we have it, so much better, excellent and well worth the money as I said we sleep there every night.

    Now I see they have a new range called Matilda especially designed for caravans and motorhomes etc, might be worth a look.




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  2. Castlemaine is indeed a beautiful town, very quaint, lots of old buildings, the museum/ art gallery  is worth a look. A must try is Castlemaine Rock in a round yellow tin, a yummy hard candy peppermint .

    I was fortunate enough to have been born there, my grandfather was the town dentist.



  3. Yes indeed lots of thinking we have revised, altered, re done plans over and over, there are a few things that are must haves and we want more room at the table so it's a bit bigger and a bit wider where you sit as well as maximising storage etc.

    John and Maureen seem to have made their decisions pretty quickly, but I guess they have been travelling for so many years now that they know what they like.

    So many things have changed, improved and are now included from when we got our current van 6 years ago.

    Have fun, it is very exciting.




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  4. Hi Guys, how are you both?

    It's a wonder you didn't run into Nev at the display yard at Kedron, he has been spending a lot of time there recently.  He has been going there several times a week always with pen, paper, plans and a tape measure. We all found Paul to be extremely helpful and he has had a lot of experience at Kedron.

    As Tony said we are in the process of ordering and designing a new van, as are John and Maureen and another couple who are good friends of ours ( they came to the Xmas gathering).

    We are going with ATV for weight reasons, although with the Chev we could have a TE but , all that extra bar work, unnecessary and they are not as wide as the ATV's (not by much) it does factor into internal space. No final plan as yet, that should happen soon when we go back to see Graham the designer at the factory next couple of weeks.

    If you guys want to call Nev about anything he is always happy to have a chat. Happy to give you his number, usually works Thursday and Fridays.






  5. When you buy 240volt chargers always check that they are set to charge your type of battery  , same goes with your solar regulator . After my van was 2 years old I realized that my regulator wasn'tset to charge at 14.2 volts , only 13.6 so it would take longer to get to 100%.

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  6. When you buy 240volt chargers always check that they are set to charge your type of battery  , same goes with your solar regulator . After my van was 2 years old I realized that my regulator wasn't set to charge at 14.2 volts , only 13.6 so it would take longer to get to 100%.
    Cheers Nev


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  7. What a great time , left home (Brisbane) and travelled to Old Bar , Sydney, Bendeela Reserve Gathering and home via the Putty Road and New England Highway.

    The Silverado was fantastic , to Old Bar set cruise on speed limit and set back and relax . Old Bar to Bendeela a bit slower as we were in a convoy of 3 Kedrons.

    Bendeela to home set cruise on speed limit , we averaged 20.2 litres per 100ks for the whole trip.

    The hills , what hills .

    Down hills the exhaust brakes are magic . 

    The 200 series Cruiser was a great vehicle , travelled over 60,000 ks towing the van.

    The Silverado is just so much better all round tug.

    I purchased the Silverado second hand ,2012 model with 60,000 ks on the clock.

    First thing I did after towing a Topender for 650 ks was change the rear shocks to stop the rear from bouncing along the road (the way the yanks like it). The only way to stop the rear from bouncing when towing the Topender was 30 psi in the bags. I can adjust the bag pressure from in the cab.The vehicle already had airbags fitted . I have to wonder why fit air bags when the problem is with the shocks . The shocks on the vehicle are not heavy duty enough.

    On this trip I played around with pressure and 10 psi worked for me, any lower not good for the bags I believe .

    Next change front shocks . Don't buy shocks from the USA , they maybe not heavy duty enough .

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  8. I had same problem and I would turn the fridge off for 30 seconds every month, this worked until 5 days ago , woke up in morning and 14c .

    We had problems from the start , fridge whisper twice . He tells us working fine , yes it works for about a month.

    I believe this RPD 215 are not made to use continuously . I know of other vans with same problem .

    Best fix take it to the dump where they should all be and buy a RPD218 which is made for our climate.

    All you need to do is cut the opening 20mm higher.



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