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  1. Hi John, Sorry I should have said the Satking Promax not just Satking The Satking Promax Satelite dish is a square unit of very low profile satellite receiver using new technology. They come recommended by Several installers and have a similar warranty to Oyster of 3 years. I Have seen several Kedrons as well as other makes with the Satking Promax receivers but not had the chance to seek their opinions. How have you found the Oyster in strong winds. Does it hold the signal and or do you retract it for security. Regards, Geoff.
  2. Hi Mayzee' Tks your comment, What is the performance of the Satking compared to the Oyster. Rgds Geoff
  3. We are about to fit an automatic roof mounted Satellite dish on our Kedron XC. 2006 model. Can we have some feedback on the what members have experienced with either of these units. we have space for either unit however the Satking has a much smaller footprint. we will be having the unit installed by Solar N Sat in Gin Gin.
  4. We have the 240/12 V switch in our 2006 van and when connected to mains power we switch to 240. this then activates the transformer fitted to bypass the batteries which i was advised was a good move to prolong battery life. I was told that batteries have a cycle life of around 40,000 cycles and bypassing the batteries for power prolongs the overall battery life.The batteries continue to be charged by the Victron 60 amp charger on 240 power. We replaced our batteries after 7 years which were still in working order but as we intended to be spending extended periods freedom camping thought it was best to do it before we took off.
  5. We had this problem about 3 years ago. My auto electrician sourced a similar fan and mounted it on the right hand side of the unit isolating the original fan on the left side and using the original wiring for the new fan. Works a treat and the fridge maintains excellent freezing and cooling temps. He was able to pick up fixing points on the unit as well
  6. Hi Colin, I guess by now you have taken delivery of the Silverado from my daughter & soninlaw in Tassie. You have got a great vehicle as Craig is one of the most festidious vehicle owners i know and we enjoyed travelling in it in February in tassie.We have just moved to a 200 series Sahara from a 100 series Sahara to pull our 2006 Kedron in which we have travelled 97,000 ks and we love it. We now live at the RV Homebase in Maryborough Qld from Tea Gardens NSW since January 2014 and have the best of both worlds as do several other KOG members recently. Trust you enjoy the Silver Beast and have many trouble free travels around OZ. Geoff
  7. Joy & I add our festive greetings to all as we prepare to move from Tea Gardens NSW to our our new home at the RV Homebase in Maryborough Qld after Christmas. Looking forward to being able to join other koggers at the various rallies which mostly happen in the Sunshine state. Geoff.
  8. Hi John & Jo We have used a trailamate for 7 years and it lives permanently on the draw bar. We have it mounted on the lowest setting which sits the flat foot level with the bottom of the draw bar. A cable clipped to the ring securing the foot is hooked over the pump handle bracket to stop the foot from lowering during transit.A canvas hood protects the pump housing from the elements.On most occasions the jack can be lowered onto a block without adjusting the position of the jack when disengaging the rig or overnighting on the road. The foot is easily pulled back up when rig is re hitched.To ease the pressure on the jack and prolong valve and oil ring life we use a small aluminium jack stand.The original jockey wheel lives in the boot as an emergency should the Traiamate fail but so far not been used.
  9. Hi Rece We live in Tea Gardens - Hawks Nest approx 2.5 hours north of sydney. The Myall Lakes National Park is in our area as well as a lovely Myall River Bush Camp just a few K's north of Hawks Nest on the Myall River. I think the Bush Camp is $15 per camp site per night,no power but gennies are allowed. Currently due to the weather things are pretty wet and windy but depending on your arrival it might have cleared by the time you arrive. We live on the Myall River in Tea Gardens and have vacant land either side of our house and you would be welcome to stay for a while. We have water and power each side as well and 2 K's from the Town. We will be away from Jan 30 to Feb 1 but you can PM me if you if it is of interest to you. Regards Geoff
  10. Hi Russ, I have PM'D you with acceptace of your offer for the 60 amp charger. Regards Geoff
  11. Hi Russ Many thanks for your kind offer. I am still waiting for my auto elelectrician to give me the good or bad news on my unit next Wednesday If the news is bad and If the 60 amp unit will fit the space i would gladly take up your offer. Regards. Geoff
  12. Our 40 amp Victron Centaur Charger has gone on the blink and I am waiting on the Auto Electrician to give me a diagnoses next week. It has been idle for about 2 weeks at home and when switching it on I got a blink on the gauge a shoet buzzing noise and back to zero. The fan was still working but i quickly tuned it off to avoid any further damage. My question is before i see the leccie, 1: is there a fuse panel in the unit and has anyone experienced a similar problem. 2: If yes did you change brand for any reason. My thoughts are as the unit is 7 years old and no previous problems it seems wise to replace it with a similar unit as it would be compatible with the current wiring set up.Your comments appreciated. Geoff
  13. Erih, This type of waterproof plug was fitted to our 2006 Kedron prior to them installing all external plugs etc inside a Camec locker. We also had a similar lead and plug for a second TV mount in our bedroom. The main lead in the kitchen area was a cigarette lighter plug into the winegard socket.They are available from Bias or witworths as per other posts. Geoff
  14. Hi Tolly, We camped at Fishery Falls C/P for 10 days whilst waiting to leave for the Cape and can only confirm your observations. DI & SKIN are a great couple and the amenaties are spotless with fresh hand towels every morning. They put on free nibbles every Friday at happy hour.The pub in front has real man sized meals and a friendly host.As you said the camp kitchen is a stunner. The only down side is TV reception however our Vast satelite system overcame that. Geoff
  15. Red faced and a correction to my origonal post. Our XC is 2006 not 96. Batteries were 6.5 years not 16.5 years old GEOFF
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