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Ian and Sue

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  • Birthday 26/08/1957

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    Geraldton Western Australia
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    Exploring every inch of Australia - cycling - geocaching - bushwalking.

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  1. Thanks Pete for your valuable information We are regular users of Lawnton showgrounds so no problems there. Ian will arrive a day or two before I do so will be able to go shopping etc. hmmm.... Note to me - give him a list. Ian was trying to avoid having to tackle the traffic and park at the airport and though since we had managed to get from Lawnton to the caravan show on the train then I shouldn't have an issue. Here in WA the Perth terminal is notoriously hard when it comes to picking up people and we thought Brisbane might be the same. I honestly think that when the day arrives he will probably opt for picking me up. Thanks again. Sue
  2. Finally............. The plan has been hatched. All is now booked and paid and we will arrive together on November 6th. Phew. After looking forward to coming across and telling everyone I had a message a couple of weeks ago from my friend in the USA whom I have never actually met. She reminded me of a conversation we had over a year ago where I stated I am always home in November when told she was coming through Geraldton for a day on a cruise ship. Ekkkk.... November 4! How to get from here to there (4675klms) in just a couple of days towing the caravan, nope, can't be done. I have pondered and procrastined over logistics for weeks, I thought I was going to have to call the trip off. THEN.... Ian suggested he bring the Kedron and I hop onto a flight as soon as she has visited. Living in Geraldton flights are normally mega expensive to get to Perth but I thought I would look up the cost anyway which I did. Turns out I could get a "reasonable" priced flight so it is now booked and Ian will set off from here around the 25th October, we will meet up at Lawnton. Now after reading all of this I am hoping some of you guys might know a bit about trains from the airport to Lawnton station. We have looked and it seems I might have to walk a kilometre or so from the domestic terminal to the international terminal as I arrive around 6.30pm on a Tuesday and trains don't run at that time from the domestic. I don't have much experience with public transport as we don't have it here so hoping one of you is knowledgable. looking forward to catching up. Sue
  3. We will be making the trek across the Nullarbor for this event. I for one cannot stand the thought of missing out on all of the fun and excitement and after all it is only 4619 kilometres and according to Google Maps we can do it in just two days. Hmmm.... I am thinking more likely two weeks via Broken Hill, Cobar. 😊. Please pencil us in - Ian and I arriving the 6th and departing the 11th. Of course we will be having Saturday night dinner with everyone, can’t miss that either👍😊
  4. It has been a long, long time since we were last a member and active on the forums. A lot of things happened at once and KOG went to the back burner I guess. Well now we are back and just like before I am the "forum" person behind the Ian and Sue name. Ian much prefers to do his own thing and let me chat on the forum, of course he expects to be informed of anything important. ha ha. We are still living in Geraldton WA even though we seem to spend best part of each year over east, mostly in Queensland. If I had my way, and if the housing market wasn't so bad here, we would be selling up and moving over - probably to the RV Homebase. Early in 2018 we were on our annual trek across the Nullabor heading to one of our geocaching events when only 60 kilometres from home we smashed our front window cover. Well....... eventually we arrived at the Kedron factory to buy another, which actually did happen BUT..... While there we took a tour around and checked out all the new innovations etc. We got as far as Gympie going north to Cairns when Ian asked whether I would like a new Kedron. He didn't need to ask twice! We turned back and ordered an XC5. Lucky for us somebody wanted to change their collection date, probably because it was right on Christmas so we jumped in quick and said put us in the slot. We continued on to Cairns in our trust old ATV2 but sickness in the family had me flying home a couple of times the last of which we decided I should stay back West, that was when I came upon someone in Geraldton wanting to buy a Kedron. Ian no sooner arrived home and our Kedron was gone. Three months without it nearly killed me. 🙂 We headed across in our RAM with our rooftop tent and collected our new Kedron just ten days before Christmas, we stayed over east for the next eight months and have only just arrived home. I am already working on getting across to the Christmas event, I must say Ian seems pretty keen too. Oh if only it wasn't 4500 kilometres from here, the RAM is much more economical to run than the LC200. ha ha ha... AND... you guys always have so much fun. Yes, I just have to make the trip. FOMO.... See I am right up there with the modern lingo. OK time to stop rambling here. It is great to be back. Sue
  5. Hello Sue,

    about 3 years ago you wrote that you had kept a copy of my GCR trip report that I organized in 2014.  Do you still have a copy as due to a hard drive crash I no longer have a copy.



    colin Toll

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      Ian and Sue

      Hi Colin   I will sit down tonight and look through our old laptop and storage device to see if I can find and access it.  


      Fingers crossed.  



  6. Ours goes in its weber BabyQ bag under the bed. I always clean it before putting away, I guess I should also mention we don't eat meat so not much fat about. ?
  7. Hi all. Our LC200 30th anniversary with 3" lift tows our Keddy with a loaded weight of just a needle under 3tonne at around 20l per 100 kms. Ian works the stats our from our scan gauge and that includes all the stop starts, sitting idling etc. When we are on long runs we can easily do around 17.5. Like Tony, Ian and I have competitions to see which of us can get the lowest fuel consumption for a run. We generally sit between 95 - 100kkph. Cheers Sue
  8. Sounds like exciting times ahead! :-) Two things that I would insist on having in a new Kedron (from the wife point of view) - 1. A SOG on the toilet 2. A diesel heater. I have had Ian retro fit both and am in caravanning heaven now. :-) I am an ex north-west gal and have never acclimatised to much below 20C :-)
  9. Welcome Greg & Mary and congratulations on your decision to purchase a Kedron caravan. It should give you many years of happy memories and when you read through our forum I am sure you will find some of the trips our members have reported upon to inspire you further. I am the non technical partner in our marriage so will leave commenting on your questions to some of our other members who are much more conversant. I will bet you cannot wait until April to get your hands on your new aquistion - do you plan to stay on the mainland and start your journey straight away? When you do make it over to the West coast please look us up as we love meeting other Keddy owners in person. Cheers Sue
  10. Ian replaced ours with an LED globe a year or so ago with no problems. We could finally see in the fridge, a fantastic move.
  11. Hi alll. :-). looking forward to sharing your trip via the forum. We know you will have a fantastic time. We had been looking forward to catching up with some of you on our trip up the east coast but unfortunatley we find ourselves having to make an unexpected trip back to WA. Maybe next year once I am all sorted out again we will catch up. In the meantime travel safely and always with a tailwind. Cheers. Sue
  12. Hi Chris - Good to read that you were able to hit the road for Brisbane. We hope you aren't getting to wet along the river, we have seen a far bit of rain now and the novelty is starting to wear off for us. :-) We don't mind thought as long as the folks that need rain are receiving it. We are starting to notice that the ground were we are isn't like back home and when it rains it turns to this black stuff, I think you call it MUD! :-) Do have a fantastic trip and please post some of your wonderful photos so that we can all share your adventures. Safe travels Sue & Ian
  13. A note to let our members who maybe being impacted by these terrible bushfires know that we are thinking of you at what must be a really horrible time.
  14. In have had our cafe dinette covers in the machine a few times now with no problems, washed on the regular cycle. They feel tight when replaced but soon "give" and everything is like new again.
  15. I am soooooo jealous. I wish we lived on you side of the big paddock. As usual a wonderful read and love the photos too,. Thanks Rod and Mavis
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