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    Re: Blinkgatproducts - Iveco Kamper

    Buget R1m to buy the chassis-cab and another 200k for the conversion (basic version) and don't forget the code 10 license and the truck toll fees at every toll gate (5.5 tones GVM, tare over...
  2. Re: Thinking about Gen3 (3.2 DID) Lexus conversion

    There is of course a sad reality here, as I am finding now, and that is the actual value of the vehicle as seen by other potential buyers. Do a conversion to another motor and the value will be less...
  3. Re: Best,most cost effective deep cycle batteries.

    Has anyone done an exercise with SuperCaps?I was told by an oke at Green Power here in CT that for 1kW SuperCap I'd be looking at around R10k. DOD isn't an issue, can take em down to less than 20%...
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    Re: Disco 2 V8...for me, a sad ending

    Firstly, so sorry to hear of your loss, however, fortunately neither you nor any of your loved ones suffered injury through the event.

    So now I would like a few questions answered. Since most of...
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    Re: Will he get asking price for it?

    Good luck on that..... I had a 1990 V8 Hard Top which was really a lot of fun to drive, except you never went past a petrol station.... mind you, the previous owner though that a 4 barrel Holley was...
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    Re: Motion Detector for Camping

    I bought one of these for the caravan

    http://www.yaleshop.co.za/Mobi/pYWDC/582/IP/Wireless-Door-Chime-Alert.aspx

    Works well enough, range is ok outdoors. Price reasonable, does what the box...
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    Re: Advice from experienced travelers/pensioners

    My 2c....

    Been there, done that.... moving right along. The "small offroad caravan" (in my case a Jurgens Oryx) has it's pros and cons. We love ours, but feel it may be time to move it on. Bear in...
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    Re: Good replacement for my SUV?

    Pajero Gen3 LWB 3.2 D-iD ticked all my boxes and so far biggest issue was overheating towing my Oryx up Swartberg Pass in 36 degree heat (no cost issue, just a boil-up which was my fault due to...
  9. Pajero 3.2 DiD GLS Aircon Fan Belt Failed - Does it matter?

    Morning all,
    Yesterday (Saturday) the fan belt driving the aircon let go. This raises some questions, not the least of which is why didn't the agent servicing my car notice the belt was about to go...
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    Re: Imagine Cruiservan

    Jurgens XCape.
  11. Thread: Camp security

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    Re: Camp security

    I have one of these that works quite well...bit it may drive you nuts as it triggers easily... ...
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    Re: To all Long term campers

    Just one challenge with that..... to legally tow the Jimny like that you'll need to get the brakes hooked up to the motor home brakes, i.e. a "service brake" as the Jimny is over 750kg and that is...
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    Re: To all Long term campers

    This chat mirrors our thinking entirely, looking at many different options but the Classique ticks most of our boxes. One concern though is safety and security. We wonder how safe it is these days to...
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    Re: Need to run camping freezer when not in use?

    I have tended to replace more deep cycle batteries than I have fridges, so my solution now is to keep the fridge running in my garage off the deep cycle battery, which I keep charged with a trickle...
  15. Thread: Prado towing

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    Re: Prado towing

    Wow reading these consumption numbers makes me a whole lot happier with my numbers towing an Oryx behind my Gen 3 Pajero 3.2 DiD LWB Auto. Worst I've had so far in Kgalagadi was 20 l/100km. On the...
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    Re: Overland and Camping with car only POST PICS

    Who want's one of these? - Fitted to a 2015 Hilux, this is surely luxury personified!

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    tís built on a 2015 Hilux chassis, which was chosen for two reasons....
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    Re: I've hit a new low point

    Thanks for the info... I'm learning more about this vehicle and the more I learn the more I like it....no can belts and mechanical fuel injection I like and it seems the motor is pretty bulletproof...
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    Re: I've hit a new low point

    Hmmm.... nice!

    I've just acquired a Gen 3 Pajero (2005 model) 3.2 DiD GLS LWB but I'm told by the handbook that I can't get the fuel consumption as it isn't available on the DIESEL variant, only...
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    Re: Connect-IT Project - Death to AmmoCrates!

    Search for HBS Aluminium Systems on google.....they have branches in Jhb, CT and Dbn
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    Re: Connect-IT Project - Death to AmmoCrates!

    Here are a few pictures of projects done recently showing some joints and overall views, with a view of the profiles used.

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    Hope these give some inspiration...
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    Grand Cherokee Re: Unleaded fuel in my diesel

    ahh..... right, got it - (blushing)....maybe it's a Landie thing! :-[
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    Re: Connect-IT Project - Death to AmmoCrates!

    I've made lotsa stuff using Connect-It and ally tubes, roof racks, drawer systems, load bins etc....

    For cutting I bought the cheapest Ryobi Mitre Saw (about a grand) and an ally blade, makes all...
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    Grand Cherokee Re: Unleaded fuel in my diesel

    'scuse me Sir but.... didn't you say " Parked ether side of pump, informed attendant to fill both up with 50ppm."


    How is it NOT your fault that the Pump Jockey did EXACTLY as you asked?...
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    Re: Towing a trailer overland

    My 2c....

    Having done basically all the various modes, we're finally settled with an Oryx behind the Defender as for us all the benefits do outweigh the disadvantages....but then we tend not to do...
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    Re: Time to move on....perhaps

    Td5 D2 Auto not an option really - I tow an offroad caravan so 90kw behind an autobox won't cut the cheese..... I had one previously and I know how slow they can go! Besides which, when those boxes...
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    Time to move on....perhaps

    So we've thought that it's time to sell the Landy (110 Td5) after many great trips without any issues..... well, the air-con struggled on our last trip from the most South Western corner (Cape of...
  27. Re: If you tow a trailer, you need to watch this. It could save a life!!

    Question to the experts here....when towing your off road caravan off road in rough conditions, do you deflate the caravan tyres at all? Obviously on the tow vehicle it is done to improve traction...
  28. Thread: Confused

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    Re: Confused

    .....should easily make really nice ice-cream cones out of the prop-shafts.....even the tired old V8 does that easily enough....
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    Re: Calling the DIY experts

    two sprockets, a loop of chain, two cheek plates and some other hardware.....should knock together on a Saturday afternoon..... before you scoff, have a look at the drive to the rear wiper on a...
  30. Re: Battery Charge Monitor application using Arduino ?

    Well done, the first one is the one I was looking for!


    Give that man a Bells!!!

    Cheers,
    Colin
  31. Battery Charge Monitor application using Arduino ?

    Not too sure if this is the correct forum or procedure, but some time ago (a few years perhaps) one of the forum members was working on and built a dual battery monitor system (based on an arduino...
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    Re: 2000 dollars????

    2000 dollars REBATE........i.e. $2000 OFF the ticket price, you can't BUY it for that price :eek:...... but maybe, just maybe, the rebate might cover the transportation costs to SA (oh, and the duty...
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    Re: Geyser Profiling. Now this is embarassing.

    Not sure if it was mentioned yet but one needs to take cognizance of the Stefan-Boltsmann equation which gives the rate of heat loss by radiation:

    ∆Q/∆t = εσAT4

    which basically says the rate of...
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    At that point on Ou Kaapse Weg there is no cell...

    At that point on Ou Kaapse Weg there is no cell coverage so less likely the driver was on a call.....However one can still obviously be typing in a text there as you don't need a signal to do that....
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    Discovery 2: Ah come on guys, it's the blacked out bonnet that...

    Ah come on guys, it's the blacked out bonnet that will clinch the deal, you know that.....some kraaifontein kocktail will go weak kneed for that....>:D>:D>:D
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