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ATV42

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  1. Hi Ken I’ve just Googled the Fiamma Vent 50. There’s a fair bit of information there that might help you. I hope you find the right information there, or try a local caravan repair place. Looking at the above photo and as a quick fix, try and put a piece gaffa tape on the inside or the outside for that matter, and then cover the outside area with a weatherproof sealant, moulding it into the required curvature. It might be a quick fix until you can source a more permanent solution. Cheers from Pete.
  2. Hi Ross and Leah. We had the same problem several years ago with the fridge running constantly. We took it to a bloke in Caboolture (the fridge whisper) who replaced the thermostat, worked perfectly after that. Some years later we replaced the fridge with a Waeco 218. Very happy with it. Cheers from Pete .
  3. Hi Ian and Julie. Welcome to the Group. All the best with your TE5. There’s plenty to see and do in Queensland to keep you busy for a fair while. Cheers from Pete.
  4. Hi Tony and Annie Greetings from Kenilworth. Very lucky you weren’t out in the middle of nowhere. A good result though. Cheers from Pete
  5. Hi Robert and Jane Some nice internal photos and a description of the layout might help you sell this nice tidy unit. All the best for the sale. Cheers from Pete.
  6. Hi Chris. Thinking of Kimbo, and all the good times we had together in the Kedron Owners Group. We remember parking our Kedron overnight at their place and the hospitality they showed us. Cheers from Margaret and Peter.
  7. Hi Tony With the uncertainty of the Covid-19 situation and with the changing border restrictions, we certainly agree with Management Committee decision to cancel the AGM and the November gathering. We were to travel to South Australia for a Beccy Cole tour with her Aussie Road Crew, and we have had to cancel that. We live with uncertain times ahead, but “we’ll meet again some sunny day”. Cheers from Pete.
  8. Hi John. As far as layup cover is concerned, I really don’t know. I might look into the situation in the coming weeks. Cheers from Pete.
  9. Margaret and I just want to wish all our KEDRON friends all the best as Australia (and the World), battle the Covid-19 virus. During these uncertain times, we won’t be caravanning anytime soon, we’re just going to stay around home. Might be time to clean out the shed!!!! Wherever you are, look after yourselves, and stay safe and well. Cheers from Pete.
  10. Hi Chris Yes, I am obsessive about looking after our ATV for two. This is our second KEDRON, having done over 250,000 km since 2003. Before we head off on a major trip through a remote area (once a year), we have the suspension serviced. My background of 38 years as an aircraft engineer in the aviation industry, is that ‘near enough is not good enough’. Factory standard or better is what I want to achieve, and I’m prepared to pay for it. In the long term, I believe that preventative maintenance is cheaper in the long run. Imagine the cost of having a serious suspensi
  11. Hi Morribm. There certainly is a disparity in the posted prices for servicing the suspension. It is related to what components need to be replaced, rather that just having the wheel bearing greased and a general inspection. Late 2019 we had the suspension serviced on our ATV for two. Having done the Plenty Highway, the Tanami and the Gibb River Road in 2018, and the Cape in 2019, the suspension really needed a service. In addition to greasing etc, 2 bushes were replaced, all the brake pads, and the magnets, plus a wheel alignment. The cost of the service, including pa
  12. Hi Greg. Welcome to the Group and the retirement world. If you want to travel this wonderful country, you better start soon, there’s just so much to see and do. Safe travels. Cheers from Pete
  13. Thanks for the info Tony. We completed the survey, it’s easy to do. Cheers from Pete
  14. Hi Maddy. I responded in the wrong section, sorry about that. Please visit your for sale post. Cheers from Pete.
  15. No problems Sue. I’ll pop over to the Lawnton Showgrounds when I think Ian is there, and see if he needs anything. The Showgrounds are only about 15 minutes from where we live. Cheers from Pete.
  16. Hi Sue Although we live in Brisbane, we are going up to the KOG gathering on the Monday, so we may not be able help directly. What day do you actually arrive in Brisbane. When does Ian arrive at Lawnton. The Lawnton Showgrounds lock their gates about 5.30pm. If Ian is there, he can get a key that will open the gate. The train service from the airport will take you into Central Station via Bowen Hills Station. From either of these stations, you can get a train to Lawnton Station, it’s on the northern line to Petrie/ Caboolture/ Redcliffe. It’s
  17. Hullo Tony. Thank you for this information. Margaret and I just want to wish Mike a full and speedy recovery. Cheers from Pete
  18. Hi Andrea and Gary. Welcome to the Group, and congratulations on ordering KEDRON caravan. Before you visit the factory, compose a list of questions. You might find many of those will be answered when to go there. I suggest the main thing is to get a firm understanding of the specifications and any extra things you want. Also, ask Graham to send you some photos of the various build stages. Other than that, enjoy the experience and comradeship the Group can offer. All the best. Cheers from Pete
  19. Hi Rod. Thank you for your enquiry. I use Springers Solar at Lawnton for my electrical work. You will find their contact number in a previous post by TonyH. They're the technical experts in this field and have the solutions. Basically, they left the original 5 panels (130watt x4 and 80watt x 1) as they were, and wired the additional panels (100watts x 2 and 80watts x 3) into the 2nd import of the original PL60 solar regulator. Kedron are continually upgrading their caravans, and that includes the electrical/ battery/ solar systems. As a result there are v
  20. Hi Sandra and Clive. Congratulations in such a worthy course, and helping to make history in the Outback. Well done. Cheers from Peter and Margaret.
  21. Hi Rod. Is lithium batteries the way to go.................Absolutely. That's why most manufacturers of hi-end caravans are fitting them as standard. However, upgrading from AGM batteries to Lithium batteries can be expensive, so shop around and choose a supplier and a system that suits you. Cheers from Pete.
  22. Hi Rod We went through a similar dilemma last year with our 2012 Kedron ATV for two. After considerable research and discussion we did 2 things. 1. We upgraded the solar system from 600watts to 1040watts, we used every bit of available roof space to put solar panels on. 2. Our 3AGM 120 watt batteries (105kg total weight) were on their last legs, so we opted for 4 Victron lithium 90 watt batteries (48kg total weight), a 50amp DC to DC charger, and a 60amp Enerdrive AC charger. The 360amp AGM system, gave us about 180amps of usable power. The 360amp lithi
  23. Hi Ecoranger. Generators......a much discussed subject during Happy Hour. We carried a Honda 2 around for over 12 years or so, and rarely used it. We can't see any point in running a noisy generator at the free camp somewhere just to run the airconditioner. If it's that hot that we need to run the airconditioner, we go to a town and book a powered site in a caravan park and use their facilities, the pool, camp kitchen, endless power and water etc. As for charging our 360 amp Lithium battery pack, we have 1040 watts of solar, a 50 amp DC to DC charger, and
  24. Hi David and Liz. Welcome to the Group. Yes, there are a lot of 200 series Landcruisers towing Kedrons, and we are one of them. If you were to ask Glen and the boys, they would probably confirm it is the most popular tow vehicle. There is also a good number of Silverado's and GMC's out there towing Kedrons Toyota has a huge dealer/ support network across Australia. Last year for example we had our 200 series (our daily drive) serviced in Brisbane, Kunnanara, and Townsville. Their service network and reliability is one of the reasons we have had 7 Landcruiser
  25. Hi Tony. Hope you empty it first.... You might save on postage. LOL Pete
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