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  1. Hi Chris. That spot you’ve got looks as good as it gets. Cheers from Pete
  2. Hi Ang. We had the same problem about 15 years ago in our first ATV for two. Turned out to be the thermostat. When a new thermostat was installed, it was all good again. Cheers from Pete.
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    Hi Neil. We have our 2012 ATV and 2017 Landcruiser Sahara insured through Ken Tame and Associates. Have been with them about 12 years. They will do ‘agreed’ value as opposed to ‘market’ value. You have to be a member of the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA) in order to insure through Ken Tame and Associates. We’ve found them very easy to deal with. We’ve also heard good things about Caravan Insurance Ltd (CIL). As Sandra said, it’s best to shop around. Cheers from Pete.
  4. Hi Tony and Annie. Is that red ute with the camper extension a replacement for your GMC !!!!! Cheers from Pete
  5. Hi Tom and Sue. Welcome to the group, and enjoy your travels. Cheers from Pete.
  6. Hi Tony. Margaret and I can only feel for you both. What a disappointment in not being able to continue your journey,. But on the other hand you’re both safe and well, and that’s a plus these day’s. Cheers from Pete
  7. Hi Tony and Annie. Thanks for the update, we were wandering how you got on with the transmission problem. Guess you’ll have to sit there for a while, or hook the Mitsubishi Mirage up to the Kedron. If you do, post a photo!!!!!! Least your safe and well, and that’s good. Cheers from Pete.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 .
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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 suspension problem in the middle of nowhere. There is no simple answer to this question. It’s really up to what each KEDRON owner wants. We are all individuals and our needs differ in what we want to achieve. No more comments from me on this subject. It’s a never ending conundrum. Cheers from Pete.
  18. 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 parts, labour etc, was about over $3000. In early 2018 we had the suspension serviced before we did our long trip, only $440 as Havago has stated. As with anything mechanical, servicing costs depend on what needs to be done and the time it takes. Cheers from Pete.
  19. 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
  20. Thanks for the info Tony. We completed the survey, it’s easy to do. Cheers from Pete
  21. Hi Maddy. I responded in the wrong section, sorry about that. Please visit your for sale post. Cheers from Pete.
  22. 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.
  23. 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 only about a ten minute walk from the Lawnton Station to the Showgrounds. By train, this trip could easily take a couple of hours, depending on the connections. I don’t think walking from the domestic to the international airport terminals to catch the train is a safe option. Even though it is only a kilometre or so, there is no footpath. You would have to walk along a very busy road, at night!!!!!!! Personally, why not ask Ian to pick you up at the airport, it’s about a 40 minute trip from the Lawnton Showgrounds to the airport. That would be much more convenient and less expensive than trying to get train connections at that time of night. On the other hand, a taxi/ubur from the airport would cost about about $70-$100. Alternatively, there are several hotels at the airport that offer overnight accommodation, Ian could pick come and get you the next day. Anyway Sue, these are only a few suggestions. We’re looking forward to meeting you both. Cheers from Pete.
  24. Hullo Tony. Thank you for this information. Margaret and I just want to wish Mike a full and speedy recovery. Cheers from Pete
  25. 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
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