Feedback sought on Kedron CP5 Compact

Submitted: Friday, Aug 03, 2018 at 12:11
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Hi members,
We have had twenty great years bashing around every holiday in our early-model Kimberley Kamper trailer-tent. Now in our sixties, we have decided we are now grown up enough to have an indoor bathroom, and a hard roof when the weather goes bad. We were in the queue for a Kimberley Kruiser E-series (the smallest one), but as many of you will know Kimberley Group went into liquidation a couple of weeks ago. We are now looking seriously at a Kedron CP5 Compact, which is their small single-axle model brought out a couple of years ago.
If there are any CP5 owners in the group, we would be grateful for any feedback, brickbats, bouquets, or other advice. We are flying up to Kedron in three weeks for a day to crawl over it, and any advice before we go will be invaluable.
Thanks all.
Liz and Graham.
100 Series towing a 1999 Kimberley Kamper but now looking at a Kedron CP5 Compact

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Reply By: Greg J1 - Friday, Aug 03, 2018 at 12:51

Friday, Aug 03, 2018 at 12:51
Hi Liz and Graham,
Just like you we have traveled extensively throughout Australia in our trusty camper trailer that I built in our own workshop.
Now we are getting older we thought would like some more comfort we came very close to buying a Kedron compact. We ended up with a Kedron ATV. We have had it nearly two years now with absolutely no problems. We don’t keep it wrapped in cotton wool, we have towed it down some horribly corogated roads up in the gulf, no damage, no dust inside. You won’t find a more friendly and professional family to deal with than these people.
It is your money, but I can’t recommend this family business high enough to you.
Cheers Greg

Ps. No affiliation, just a very happy and satisfied customer.
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Follow Up By: Member - Adiona - Friday, Aug 03, 2018 at 13:29

Friday, Aug 03, 2018 at 13:29
Thanks very much Greg - really appreciated.
Graham.
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Follow Up By: Pepper - Friday, Aug 03, 2018 at 19:35

Friday, Aug 03, 2018 at 19:35
Our experience was such that we wouldnt buy that brand ..

There are both good and not so good reviews , hope all goes well for you.
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Follow Up By: Greg J1 - Friday, Aug 03, 2018 at 20:02

Friday, Aug 03, 2018 at 20:02
Well come on pepper. Tell us your experience, why you wouldn’t but that brand. If you haven’t dealt with them I don’t think you know what you’re talking about. Reviews in my experience are an anonymous way of dragging down a reputed company by some whining person.


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Follow Up By: Pepper - Friday, Aug 03, 2018 at 20:11

Friday, Aug 03, 2018 at 20:11
Greg , i have dealt with them .
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Follow Up By: toffytrailertrash - Saturday, Aug 04, 2018 at 08:12

Saturday, Aug 04, 2018 at 08:12
Come on Pepper tell us your problem.....PLEASE.. get it off your chest.

We have had our Kedron Top Ender now for six years and it hasn't missed a beat, we have travelled all over Australia and some of it's toughest roads. The Gall boys at Kedron have an incredible backup service and nothing is ever a problem for them. If it need repairs or a part needs replacing it is done with minimal fuss. Their service is second to none. You buy a Kedron you are part of their family and as such they look after you as one of their own, this applies even to second or third party purchases.


Cheers

Merv
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Follow Up By: Member - Adiona - Saturday, Aug 04, 2018 at 20:13

Saturday, Aug 04, 2018 at 20:13
OK, watching this stoush with interest..... come on Pepper, if you have an issue, please tell me what it is, we are on the way to parting with a hundred grand , so if you have something serious and constructive to let us know, then we will appreciate it.
In the meantime, we are still keen to hear from owners of the CP5 Compact....
Liz and Graham.
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Reply By: Banjo (WA) - Sunday, Aug 05, 2018 at 09:32

Sunday, Aug 05, 2018 at 09:32
Oh please, isn’t this a first- world problem?

Just look at the pros and cons and decide....

For heavens sake..........

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Follow Up By: toffytrailertrash - Sunday, Aug 05, 2018 at 13:45

Sunday, Aug 05, 2018 at 13:45
Hi Banjo

If any one makes a comment such as the one that "Pepper" made in relation to this Company then they should have some hard and fast factual evidence and clearly state what their problem was with the Company and not simply make a hard arsed half hearted statement as has been made, particularly with the amount of money that could be involved here with the purchase of one of their vans, which I might add are top notch and top class vans.

Merv
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Sunday, Aug 05, 2018 at 14:21

Sunday, Aug 05, 2018 at 14:21
Maybe he is aware of the laws of libel & wishing to protect not only himself, but also the owners of this site, just wanted to make sure any potential buyer looks long & hard.
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Follow Up By: Member - peter_mcc - Sunday, Aug 05, 2018 at 14:38

Sunday, Aug 05, 2018 at 14:38
toffytrailertrash - I think Banjo's reply is a repeat of what Adiona said about the stuck Kimberly Camper poles...
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Sunday, Aug 05, 2018 at 16:09

Sunday, Aug 05, 2018 at 16:09
If you have read the whole thread, you will realise that I was referring to the comment that Banjo made about Pepper’s post, regarding problems with Kedron.
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Follow Up By: Banjo (WA) - Sunday, Aug 05, 2018 at 18:26

Sunday, Aug 05, 2018 at 18:26
I don’t know who said what except that Peter_mcc was on the money.

Someone who responds with rudeness to another’s query deserves to have their words repeated back to them.
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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Sunday, Aug 05, 2018 at 21:57

Sunday, Aug 05, 2018 at 21:57
Banjo, buying a $100k caravan is most definitely a first world problem. Pepper was the only one putting up any cons but was a bit light on what they were. I think the OP is still after the pros and cons which is why he asked the question in the first place. I think your apparent aggravation with it all is a bigger first world problem.
I wonder if Pepper is actually Hammo on productreview.com.au....the only poor review on that site. The Gall boys offered to rectify Hammo's issue but the 3900km trip to their factory was too far so he got it fixed locally at his own expense.
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