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    Re: Vehicle with off road trailer recovery

    Thus far being bogged down focussed on the terrain being problematic.

    What about being bogged down as a result of suspension component failure because of terrain? Which "generic" suspension fixes...
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    Re: Anderson Plug Crimping Tool

    I did the same with mine and one broke off completely within two years and then I noticed the other terminal was halfway broken off. I then crimped them in my vice and they are still good.
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    Re: Tankwa roads eating tyres

    I was led to believe it has to do with speed. The faster you go the more chance of the shale still being in an upright position by the time the rear tyres hit the stuff disturbed by the front ones....
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    Re: Karavaan gas yskas

    Ek glo daaraan dat as 'n yskas of vrieskas afgeskakel word vir langer as 'n dag moet daar ventilasie wees, dus moet die deur effens oop gelos word.

    As 'n huis vir 'n ruk dig toe gestaan het ruik...
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    Re: Trailer vs. Roofbox

    If ever I would fit one of these I will fit an aerial to the front bumper as a preventative measure. I shudder to think what if when in an absent minded moment one enters a low roof structure.
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    Re: Urban Cruiser questions

    Happy wife, happy life.

    With the benefit of hindsiight, here are my thoughts on the matter.

    Firstly, I bought swambo's previous car new when she was in her mid fifties. My biggest mistake was...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Talk me out of buying a ford ranger raptor

    The "buy now and pay forever" towards financing plans where one pays hefty interest loaded instalments for many years just to re-finance a balloon payment on a then old vehicle one day in the future...
  8. Thread: Another burnt 3.2

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    Re: Another burnt 3.2

    Many years ago I knew a guy who sold reconditioned Beetle engines cheap - on exchange of course. His trick was to assemble his reconditioned engines from reasonable used parts only, without a clutch...
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    Re: Help needed with small Honda generator

    Uncle Google tells me that "Frequency is the rate at which current changes direction per second. It is measured in hertz (Hz), an international unit of measure where 1 hertz is equal to 1 cycle per...
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    Re: Help needed with small Honda generator

    I agree that it is stupid. The technitian agrees, but that is the way it is. I know too little to try and tap into the windings or perform intricate modifications, that is why I am looking for a...
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    Re: Help needed with small Honda generator

    They were the first people I have consulted.

    The promlem seems to be a mechanical issue, where, similar to a lawnmower, a governor opens and closes the throttle in order to keep both the voltage...
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    Re: Help needed with small Honda generator

    Hi Bertus,

    It is a Honda ER650. Very small, but exceptionally light on fuel.

    We used to go camping at a farm without electricity. Being the only ones there we took our small "just in csae of...
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    Help needed with small Honda generator

    I have a small Honda generator which worked just fine during the first load shedding stint more than 10 years ago. Subsequently it developed a problem in that it delivers around 300 volts, and blow...
  14. Re: Me again.. Mounting camp fridge in back, any antishock used

    I believe any shock absorbing material like rubber exaggerates the effect of road shocks opposed to real shock absorbers like springs in conjunction with dampers requiring space for movement between...
  15. Thread: Bad news?

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    Bad news?

    A disheartening message.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI1CwiOPN0Q
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    Re: Converting old slides to Digital images

    Uncle Google have a lot of info on the topic.

    I bought a cheap conversion lens there a few years ago. It screws onto a lens almost like a filter, but is sort of a magnification lens.

    It worked...
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    Re: Food linked to a specific season - Why?

    Ek is maar altyd lus vir biltong. Reg deur die jaar.

    Biltong met 'n geel vetjie nie te dun gekerf nie, of

    Biltong met 'n geel vetjie op vars gebakte brood met plaasbotter, of

    Kruk droŽ...
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    Fortuner Re: Fortuner battery replacement

    The battery that has impressed me most is the Varta deep cycle in our caravan.

    It has powered an inverter to run a 220 volt compressor fridge before the fridge was converted to 12 volts, has...
  19. Re: Braai Cleaner - Cobb and Potjie - (And for probably pretty much anything ever)

    My experience - I have had many braai/cooking devices in my time, and must admit, the Cobb was one of the more exspensive mistakes. I also bought some of the assesories, including a fitted...
  20. A must see for those towing trailers/caravans.

    If this has been posted before - my apologies.
    However, this video reminds me of writing messages in the snow whilst it is snowing!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeEEC5eVNCk
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    Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    We came across an old 2.4 diesel HiLux 2 wheel drive on Tatasberg having 11 passengers and a goat on the back. We stopped to make way for him, and I asked him how he manages to gets around with only...
  22. Thread: Dough-boy Recipe

    by Poen
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    Re: Dough-boy Recipe

    Die kombers goeters wat ek goed onthou was frikkadelle wat in kool toegedraai was. Ek dink dit was oumense onder die kombers genoem.
  23. Re: Bread/ Witbrood/ Stokbrood/ Potbrood/ Brown bread/ Grissini/ Vetkoek/ Roosterkoek

    Coenoes, I am curious to know what it taste like?
  24. Re: Bread/ Witbrood/ Stokbrood/ Potbrood/ Brown bread/ Grissini/ Vetkoek/ Roosterkoek

    It definately looks like the real thing.

    What did it taste like?

    And what will a piece of toast taste like?
  25. Re: Bread/ Witbrood/ Stokbrood/ Potbrood/ Brown bread/ Grissini/ Vetkoek/ Roosterkoek

    In The Technicalities of Baking thread I referred to my contraptions. Well, here it is.

    I only use a Q 1200 gas Weber, the model with the high lid, which is still too low to allow for a trivet to...
  26. Re: Bread/ Witbrood/ Stokbrood/ Potbrood/ Brown bread/ Grissini/ Vetkoek/ Roosterkoek

    The nicest bread I have ever eaten came from an old baker who was very hesitant to share his recipe.

    Below is his recipe for an Ouma Brood in a normal bread size pan.
    750 g flour
    1 packet yeast...
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    Re: The technicalities of baking

    I see you have touched on the freshness of home made bread where you say "Fresh, homemade bread has a different shelf life from shop bread."
    In my experience home made bread does not compare with...
  28. Thread: Wys jou brood!

    by Poen
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    Re: Wys jou brood!

    Hierdie broodjie is van Traditional Unbleached Stoneground Whole Meal Wheat Flour gemaak in 'n gietyster brood potjie in 'n gas Weber.

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    Re: The technicalities of baking

    I only use the Weber Q 1200 (gas) for baking. I used to use a flat bottom Falkirk pot, but discovered a much more fool proof method with the Weber.

    I will share my contraptions when baking bread...
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    Re: The technicalities of baking

    Hi Emmie,
    I am really impressed with this thread of yours.
    I have listed the salient points applicable to me and will be pasting it on my dough-raising contraption as a reminder. (my memory...
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    Re: Word ek oud of word ek slim.

    Word ek oud of word ek slim? Wel, toe ek 'n kool in my agterent gehad het met 'n oormaat energie en die uitbundige lus om al wat byderwets en modieus was aan te vang kon ek dit nie bekostig nie. Nou...
  32. Thread: High Lift Jack

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    Re: High Lift Jack

    I also dislike displaying my earthly posessions on a roof rack. With my Land Rover the jack was strapped onto the legs of the rear seat using bicycle pedal clip-straps. With the Fortuner not having...
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    Re: 'Health' rusks/ beskuit

    I suppose the cake flour and sugar definately does not make it diabetic friendly, therefore the heading "Health Rusks" should perhaps be seen as a misnomer.

    Will Xylitol instead of sugar and Rye...
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    Sticky: Re: GPS Tips and Tricks

    I need advice - please.

    I just bought a Garmin Drive Assist 51 LMT-S to replace both my Garmin Nuvi and Eagle dashcam with one device.

    My problem is that the new GPS built in dashcam does video...
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    Re: The lowdown on absorption fridges

    What is a 38 litre Edesa 5 star in mint condition worth?

    I guess the same as a small new bar fridge.

    Any thoughts on this?
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