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    Re: Was Lead Crystal a Scam ?

    I have 3 x 120AHr in the camper - no issues with vibrations etc after about 3 or 4 years. The 2 x 100AHr in my old Defender (sold) are still going strong. They must be about 8 years old.

    But, we...
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    Re: Do you like the new Defender?

    Serve you right ;D
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    Re: Do you like the new Defender?

    I bet they looked at the bakkie market, where LR has lost out a lot of market share. It's probably not worth their while.
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    Re: Do you like the new Defender?

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    I've been sitting on my hands waiting for the final design. I'm a staunch traditionalist when it comes to the "original" Defender, on which I spent many hours cutting up and riveting...
  5. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    The first thing I would change if I got one with steel rims is repaint them. In white they look like cheap rims taken off a 20 year old bakkie.
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    Re: Geyser timer for borehole pump

    Thermal overload relays have protected my boreholes from phase failure. But I'm also considering something better, as this does not protect you from under-voltage, under current (borehole running...
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    Re: Geyser timer for borehole pump

    Does the NIST have external current sensors needed if you run the pump through a contactor?
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    Re: New to diesel, 4x4 and Land Rover

    Nope. The only other damage was the exhaust tail pipe, which has a slight dent in it.
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    Re: New to diesel, 4x4 and Land Rover

    They are great cars. I'm also amazed at the safety of the car. Below are pictures of a Corolla, which was pushed by a truck into the back of Swambo's FL2 while stationary, waiting our turn to enter...
  10. Thread: Pigs

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    Re: Pigs

    That is far too regimental, and dictates where I may piss in my own garden and where not ;D Plus you never forget the smell of piss-lillies which have been too long in one spot. Tx, have not heard...
  11. Re: How do the ridgid panels fare on caravans and canapys

    Yip, the flexi panels take a lot of space. Also, there have been many failures where they have been glued down.

    I found 2 x 80W panels too small in hot weather for 2 fridges, even when following...
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    Re: Lightweight drawer system

    Very neat! What does it weigh?
  13. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    At least I know now that I had status once ;D
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    Re: Kruger by Motor home.

    Some stretches are extremely boring at that speed, but it's not too bad. On these stretches we speed up to 100km/hr. But we have changed our traveling style.

    Before we would go hell for...
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    Re: Kruger by Motor home.

    Great - it makes camping a breeze.

    Talking of air - which tyres do you have? The bigger 18"? I drive with the standard 16" Michelin, and airing them down makes gravel roads a breeze. The...
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    Re: Landrover Freelander 2 - Fuel efficiency?

    There must be something wrong with the fuelling. We get similar results to those in post #7, and I know of others which are also very fuel efficient. I don't think consumption has ever been worse...
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    Re: Water tank, filling and pump

    You can, but you need a breather pipe.

    As per your second post, I would only stick to proven pumps, like the Sureflow pumps. The last place you want problems if you are in the bush, far away from...
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    Re: Kruger by Motor home.

    Impossible to believe you without pictures ;D

    Glad you are having a ball
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    Re: Water tank, filling and pump

    Most diaphragm pumps will work. They suck ;D. Sureflo pumps are proven to be reliable, and just work. They are more expensive than the many knockoffs out there. But you do not want to be left...
  20. Thread: Dimensions

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    Re: Dimensions

    Before getting dims, you need to figure out how the magnetic labels will stick to the aluminium door panel
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    Re: Wideband Reciever needed - URGENT

    Just checked my rig, and it's only for the ham bands - Yeasu FT-221R. Will pm you the number of someone who is also involved in tracking - he might be able to help
  22. Thread: Stuck

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    Re: Stuck

    "one vehicle driving in a 2-spoor track could not give way fast enough for an approaching vehicle due to the thick sand..."

    And this on a big field of sand, with 100s of tracks. They had to chose...
  23. Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    It comes with a driver's seat and a bench seat, so 3 seater. But we replaced the bench seat with a comfortable single seat, as it is just the 2 of us.

    We could make it a legal 3 seater by...
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    Re: Rooftop tent buy, bedding stays inside?

    We left bedding and pillows inside when folding up our EasyAwn. The whole point of the RTT is to make it a quick operation. I would never purchase one where you have to remove the bedding when...
  25. Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    Not bad for an average - mine is probably very similar on average.
  26. Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    Driving at 90-100 I get 7.5km traveling along the coast north of Dbn. Driving up to Jhg from Pmb at 100km/hr returns just under 6km/l. Pottering around in low range gets 5 to 5.5km/l

    It's very...
  27. Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

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    At Scottburgh helping with radio comms for the Scottburgh to Brighton Surf Ski race in June.
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    Re: Clamp Meter for DC amp readings

    It is a handy function. My DC current readings sometimes are not zero before clamping the meter over the cable. I then use the relative mode to "zero" the display.

    Am also very impressed with...
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    Re: City of Cape Town and Traffic Fines

    I'm glad this did not happen to you on Pmb, Dbn, or some other cities in SA. CoCT is still a functional City, relatively speaking of course.
  30. Re: Jimny damage on roof where the roof rack fits on to the roof

    Agree. Common sense has to prevail. If I make and sell a RR which can handle 500kg, will I be to blame if the manufacture's specs are exceeded? Manufacture's specs trump everything. And BTW, I...
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    Re: Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park tour

    Why do you want a 4x4? Are you intending to do some other off-road stuff, and the roads in and around Hluhluwe-Imfolozi do not require 4x4.
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    Re: Battery Advice/Thoughts

    I agree with chatting to Jacque at Bushpower - he can source all the right stuff for you, even if it is not a normal stock item for him.

    I would not go with 4 separate batteries. There is a lot...
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    Re: Caravan still on my name after selling

    Not handing in the yellow form (I think) confirming change of ownership is going to cost you. If you can't get hold of the new owner to negotiate a deal in your favour, cut your losses, pay the...
  34. Thread: Garmin dash cam

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    Re: Garmin dash cam

    As useless feature go, this one joins the list
  35. Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    I just checked and the track is wider on the Unimog - 2160mm outer sidewall to outer sidewall, much wider than the standard 4x4, and the Iveco. There are so many models, and wheelbase and tracks...
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