Golf and Kedron caravans

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 10:18
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My tow vehicle is a V8 100 series petrol model, I realize my fuel usage will be higher than Diesel so I will just have to operate using all the experience of lots of mileage behind me. I greatly appreciate all the responses to my questions. It is my belief that the Kedron is a purpose built van and the Golf is more an afterthought of offroad capability. Your comments certainly are of great assistance
BobV
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Reply By: gragra - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 13:24

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 13:24
The Kedron ATV is certainly a purpose built offroad van, I have a 5 year old 16ft ATV single axle. Have no knowledge of the Golf range.

Not too much has fallen of the thing and it has been some rough places, though nowhere near as rough as the Gall Brothers have taken their product. The only downside is they are heavy and have a co-efficient of drag ao about 5! I tow it with 100 series V8 (now on injected gas), worst fuel consumption was heading into a massive headwind at 35litres per 100K before the gas conversion, the truck would not hold 5th gear the headwind was that strong.

My opinion would be to take the Kedron over the Golf, and don't tow into a headwind..
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Follow Up By: Steve - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 17:35

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 17:35
more to the point, don't tow in 5th gear. Not very kind to your tug apart from anything else.
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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 15:13

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 15:13
Hi Bob V

We had our van made to order, you would be surprised, the dollars
you save, the caravan manufacturers, copied all the best bits, from
the Kedron, Bushtracker ect, re frame, dust seals, suspension, solid
draw bar, 3 x water tanks , plus waste tanks ect, its got all the
inclusions, wide screen tv, dvd, air con, toilet, shower, solar. 12volt
batteries, its even got cb radio installation, we would never take it
up the cape, like the kedron mob did, and to be honest, it might
not be up to the standard of the well known off roaders, but
the amount of people who have ordered the same style van at the
caravan camping show is amazing, it was on display for a few days,
and we left it at the caravan agency on the gold coast for a couple
off weeks on display, that was part of the deal with the caravan
agent.

Cheers

Daza
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Follow Up By: jdwynn (Adelaide) - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 15:47

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 15:47
DAZA
We went to the SA caravan & camping show on the weekend. There were very few vans I liked so thinking of doing something like what you've done (cos we're upgrading). Can you give a bit more info on specs (length, suspension, fridge....), who from and how much. If personal could you MM me. thanks JD
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 16:03

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 16:03
DAZA,

You've done it now



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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 17:24

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 17:24
Hi Jdwynn

*York Procyon (Lassiter).
*6.5 Metres interior.
*Approx 2200kg empty.
*Tandem Axle.
*H/D Leaf Spring Independant Suspension.
* Pump Up Shocks. (Added after purchase.)
*16Inch Rims.
*150mm Draw Bar & Floor Frame.
*75mm Rear Bumper Bar (Slide in or out to suit) Spare Tyre Holder.
*Dometic 250 litre Fridge. (We carry 2x Engel Fridges) 29ltr&40ltr.)
*Gas / Electric Hot Water System.
*Dual 12 volt Batteries and Charging System) plus Solar.
*H/D Checker Plate Stone Guards.
*All the Normal inclusions interior.
*Price low 60ks
Note I HAVE NO AFFILIATION WITH THE SUPPLIER OR AGENT.
Photos will follow next week. one in Members Rig.

Daza
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Follow Up By: jdwynn (Adelaide) - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 17:39

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 17:39
Thanks Daza. Sounds like a great unit and excellent value for money. Cheers JD
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