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Rod and Mavis

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About Rod and Mavis

  • Birthday 16/09/1952

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    Maryborough RV Homebase
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    Travelling this great land
    Experiencing All types of Asian food
    Meeting great people of all nationalities.
    The occasional alcoholic beverage
    Finally great music

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  1. hi all. Short note to inform our friends that Mavis has just come home today following a week in hospital with a treatment for a breast cancer diagnosis. Unfortunately she had an MRI yesterday that showed she has the bastard in the spine hips and scull. She is in a good place with a good attitude so far so keep the contacts coming, any dirty jokes or not so dirty as an alternative are acceptable 😀 call if you have the number or find it from friends. cheers to all. Travellinkyds Rod and Mavis
  2. Hi Rod. Wish we could be there but unfortunately not in the area. Mate the fishing looks great. 😪
  3. Could not agree more with Steve and Kez. What a great event! Tony and exec crew and some new exec members need a big thank you for the event that was a great experience for all that were there. Also to the Amazing Monckton Family, Ralph, Antonija, Alicia, Isabelle, Jesse, Charlotte, Heath, Sophia, Luca, Felicity and Tiffany What an amazing family that live at and run this exceptional camp area! The Saturday night xmas dinner was great. How the Monckton's organised the appearance of a Koala just behind our outside dining area and supplying a great feast is beyond me. Tony and the Moncktons, Very well done. P.S. A huge welcome to the new members that joined at this great event. Cheers from the Kyd's
  4. Hi John. Under no circumstances use the trailer mate to jack a Kedron. They are only rated at 1 ton max capacity so unless you have a very small Kedron please don"use it. I will leave HI Lift comments to those that know :-) Cheers from the Kyd's
  5. We are on our way, late start this morning stopping at Kandanga. See you tomorrow ???

  6. Hi Danny @ Sue I have a couple of friends in the group that have these hitches. They are ok but as Greg and Tony said the Airsafe is far superior with the shocks. I have had the airsafe for around 20,000kms and it is a dream. It smooths out the truckiness of my F250 and looks after the van well. Cheers. P.S. If you go for the Airsafe make absolutely sure that you get the 6 tonner. The air hitch itself is rated 6 ton but they can come as 4 tonners which makes the bolt on tongue way too fragile.
  7. Had to happen! All the rumours may be coming to fruition finally! Will have a lot of sweaty drivers on the road in QLD.
  8. Greetings fellow nomads. A not a plug yet again for a great component supplier. Regressing a little, in 2013 on our run towards the Cape we stopped over in the Isa to visit friends that live there. One morning during a walk around of the tug, I noticed that the left hand side was down. A pressure check revealed a flat airbag. Application of the compressor didn't help,so a call to Airbag man to find their agent in the Isa guided us to the ARB agent. A look at the bag revealed a hole in it. A few calls to airbag man by ARB and both bags were changed no charge. Bear in mind the bags were 6 years old, how good is that! Our latest Airbag experience was just as satisfactory. In February 2015 I fitted bags to our new F truck. From day one I was disappointed with the resultant ride as Airbagman had suggested that they would improve the trucky ride, this never happened. I also had problems achieving the stated height measurement for the bags within the stated maximum pressure. I used to get very close to the measurement but at a very low pressure and max pressure (60psi) made no difference. We have been staying at Lawnton show ground waiting to take the van to the factory for a few mods and a new stove (another story). Crawling under the truck revealed that the bottom brackets on the bag installation were loose and bent. Called Airbag man and were referred to their approved fitter Auto Giant in Brendale. Tony at Auto Giant (what a legend) did a full assessment of the problem and sent us around the corner to Airbag man for their engineers to have a gander. Many pictures and phone calls later we were sent back to Auto Giant with all new fit kit to re install the bags. I did insist on new bolts and they agreed. The original bags were then installed correctly and must say the difference in ride now is amazing , the ride in very nearly car like,love it and again no charge(lucky them )! Yet another satisfied consumer Rod and Mavis
  9. Hi Tony

    Could I get a price on mirrors for a VDJ79R TOYOTA (79 series) for a fellow Rv Homebaser.

    And thanks heaps for the bread maker it will be put to good use :-) and love to your good lady from us Kyd's

    Cheers from the Kyd's

    1. TonyH


      Hi Guys,

      1 x CV-TL-70S-MB (Black) OR CV-TL-70S-EC (Chrome) $595 plus delivery to 4650 $52.00

      total $647.00

      If they want to go ahead ...... we are leaving here this Wednesday (18th) to come back upto Maryborough.....will be back up there in a week or so.So I will need to order mirrors tomorrow before we leave.

      Banking details


      812170 (Teachers Mutual Bank)

      Acc #


      Acc title

      A C Heat


      Please advise

      Glad your enjoying the bread maker

      Hugs for Mavis

      CU soon!!!

    2. TonyH


      Sorry I will need name, delivery address & contact number also!

    3. TonyH


      NOT thinking this arvo, must be a physical address CANT be a PO Box

  10. Hi guy's. Try the fader selection in the radio menu. Fade it fully in one direction and see which of the speakers are working (inside or outside) Cheers
  11. Hi Gavin We had the Tekonsha Prodigy in use for 8 years without fault. We changed to the Tekonsha P3, 4 years ago only because the old Prodigy was not compatible with our Electric over hydraulic disc's on the new van and love it as well. The newer Prodigy's are now compatible with the Elec/hyd brakes. The P3 also has in build diagnostic's see http://www.tekonsha.com/products/brake-controllers/proportional-controllers/p3-/TzaIxkVx1cI5XOy!osRB55TR19SXShj4 I have had no experience with the Hayman Reese units. Good luck mate and cheers from the Kyd's.
  12. Hi Colin My van is plated in QLD @ 3700kg's and definitely required an annual heavy vehicle inspection. It is such a pain that I am having it re plated @ 3500kg's(the max weight allowed in QLD). My last inspection had to be done in MtIsa on the way to the Gulf and cape. It was a drama that I will not go through again.
  13. Hi all We have had the Waeco 215l in our van for over 3 years and love it. I opted for this fridge due to the more robust latches and hinges and the fact that all the hot stuff (motor compressor etc) was mounted at the top of the fridge where you want the heat to get away. Our last van had the Vitrifrigo and had no problems. Our current van has been around the block including a trip to the Gulf country and the Cape last year.This included some of the worst roads that we have experienced since caravanning. The cape trip included 8 km's of the old telle track to get into and out of Eliott Twin falls. The road in included 1/2 meter deep wash outs and lots of rocks to negotiate or climb over, so not only the fridge but the van had a huge shake up. Personally Love the 215l Waeco.
  14. Looks grim Guy's. With the proposal and the depth of change it looks like it will go ahead regardless, they will not carry the cost of a manager and the changes proposed without dreaded fees. We put in our 5 cents worth though as the loss of another quality free camp is not good. Fingers crossed. Rod & Mavis.
  15. Hi Doug I personally opted for VC coils and did not think at the time that Airbags were worth the extra cost.The VC suspension is superb with the exception of the shockies that they use (could be better) My concerns at the time were for the robustness of the bag system and the extra components required that add to the list of "things that can go wrong". We still do some serious off roading with the van and I worried that there was too much to go wrong. Having personally spoken with about 30 airbag owners and also seen them in action on my Brother inlaws van, I am completely sold on them now. They amount to an horrific amount of money but the ability to pull up on an uneven parking spot and flick a switch to level the rig is priceless (even with the tow tug still hooked up) The B/inlaws van has 150 mm of travel and this allows them to drop the van right down when parked which puts the entry step close to the ground and it is only on very un level ground that they need an extra step. Having raived for so long, Would I fit them personally?. A big yes from me. Cheers from the Kyd's.
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