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  1. Thread: Gps sales

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    Re: Gps sales

    I downloaded the OSM And app. After trying to load home address and find another address for half an hour, I deleted the app.
    For around town on a quick trip I'll use my phone with Google maps....
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    Re: New workshop extension

    Any new updates on this project.
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    Re: Travelling the KZN Midlands

    Have a look at this thread and the posts with the photos from Ekukhanyeni Farm House. Errol (Thole) took us for a quick tour of the farm and we went to a fantastic viewpoint on a close by farm that...
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    Re: Travelling the KZN Midlands

    If you need a very nice basecamp in the Pietermaritzburg area get hold of Thole here on the forum. He has "Ekukhanyeni Farm House" on their farm where you can camp or stay in the original farm house....
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Welding a door under rear driver seat

    As mentioned by other, have a custom steel box fabricated and attached it to the vehicle with bolts. If you fit Riv-nuts into the vehicle and then bolt it in from inside the box it will be very...
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    Re: 160L compressor for my vehicle

    You won't be sorry.
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    Re: Help with Sani Pass

    Have a look at this aerial footage of the Sani Pass area that was shared on Facebook.
    https://m.facebook.com/groups/4x4actiongroup/permalink/4532182333483281/
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    Re: 160L compressor for my vehicle

    I've got the Ardendoff one. The 3 are identical other than the color and price. Mine has worked flawlessly since 2017. I've ditched the horrible yellow spiral hose and added a 3m extension pipe from...
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    Re: Jurgens Xplorer Fan Club

    At Salt Rock caravan Park another Xplorer owner had his kids run the water system in the van dry. This included the geyser which promptly burned out the element. He got a replacement element from a...
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    Re: Alternative cooking methods

    Sent you a PM with my contact info.
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    Re: Alternative cooking methods

    I've built some test camping ovens that can take a muffin tray, 2 full size bread tins or a roasting dish. There is a tray for coals under the oven and you place coals on the top too. This gives heat...
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    Re: Jurgens Oryx cooker

    There should be second hand stoves like that floating around somewhere. That stove was fitted to lots of the different Jurgens vans for a number of years. It's the same as the one fitted to my 2004...
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    Re: Load bars over bakkie loadbin

    The load bars and the bike mounts. I've always used the type of mount where you remove the front wheel and clamp the front forks. I'd have to get a current price on these mounts as I haven't needed...
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    Re: Load bars over bakkie loadbin

    That will work out to about R9k which I feel is far to much money. It would take me a day to fabricate the steelwork and then send it off for powder coating. It would look and function just as well...
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    Re: Which connector is this?

    The white plug is readily available at auto-electrical outlets and has standard size spade fittings that clip into the plug shell. You get the with lots of configurations of the spade fittings from a...
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    Re: Load bars over bakkie loadbin

    It will be quite easy to make up a light framework that will be above the existing cover. On one cross member you fit 2 front wheel fittings and 1 rear wheel fitting and on the other cross member the...
  17. Re: sill protection for a vehicle that doesnt have mounting points for rock sliders

    Most rock-slider designs for the Disco 1 and 2 only attach the slides to the body and not the chassis. They use a channel section to to fit over the sill and that spreads the load of a strike from a...
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    Re: Camping sites near Hluhluwe

    Bushbaby Lodge has chalets and nice camping areas. We use it as basecamp for 5 nights while we explored the area. We will definitely use them again if in the area.
    https://bushbabylodge.inn.fan/
  19. Thread: Jockey Wheels

    by Paul#25
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    Re: Jockey Wheels

    I've seen those wheels and setup at Kempton Caravans in Edenvale.
    I'm thinking of making a removable skid plate that would only allow the bottom quarter of the wheels to protrude. I'd make it so...
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    Re: Tyre Temperatures

    I don't have the same size tyre as you specified on any of my vehicles but I can give you an idea of the temperatures I normally get when traveling.
    On my Disco 2 I have 245/70-16 tyres and...
  21. Thread: Jockey Wheels

    by Paul#25
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    Re: Jockey Wheels

    I did this mod to the jockey wheel on my Xplorer. It was a dual wheel unit and I added a third wheel between the other two. I upgraded the axle bolt from normal 8.8 to a stronger high tensile steel...
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    Re: Custom desktop lamp.

    I must just do the wiring on that one for it to be complete. There is a standing lamp that I am using an old lead-light as the fitting that is in process too.
    I've been building some built in...
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    Re: Brake loss on dirt road

    If the wheel bearings are slightly loose they allow slight movement of the disc against the pads. This gradually pushes the calipers pistons back which now have to be reset with a pump of the pedal. ...
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    Re: Side Reflecives

    Any good stickler/sign place will be able to do those for you. In daylight from a distance it'll be hard to tell its reflective. With especially the second option of the photos graphic and lettering...
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    Re: Side Reflecives

    With magnetic boards you will definitely damage the paint on the vehicle if they are left in place for any period of time. Fine dust gets behind the magnet and stuffs the paint up.
    I've had white...
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    Re: Dealer Caravan Stock

    If you want to have a look at something at a dealership, try Kempton Caravans in Edenvale. They have lots of stock whenever I drive past and I've always had good dealings with them. The Xplorer I...
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    Re: Cape Town's Diesel Smoke Detectors

    The one map that got put on my Td5 increased the black smoke and fuel consumption as well as boost over pressure problems when towing. I then loaded the map I got from Biltong here on the forum. No...
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    Re: The Blink Tank Reborn Thread.

    One step at a time to get very good outcome. Nice work.
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    Re: Cape Town's Diesel Smoke Detectors

    The diagnostic equipment that we used for the overspeed logs was the Fiat unit. I had a friend that was in management at Fiat head office and he believed my story was more credible than the...
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    Re: Cape Town's Diesel Smoke Detectors

    My understanding of the attached text in the first post is that this is aimed at "heavy vehicles" which to me means big trucks. I doubt a normal bakkie or SUV is the vehicle this is aimed at.
    As an...
  31. Re: Long Term Restoration On My 1975 Leyland Classic Mini

    The additional mount was apparently standard for the Cooper S. It attached to the firewall on the top flat area and bolted to the block on the side below the thermostat housing. I landed up putting...
  32. Re: Long Term Restoration On My 1975 Leyland Classic Mini

    I had a similar Mini back in the 80's. Landed up doing a 1340cc mod on the motor and fitted a LS diff that came from a guy that raced Mini's in the 70's. A good mod was to add the additional upper...
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    Re: Jurgens xplorer problems

    I've got a 2004 Xplorer that doesn't come with a built-in water tank. I've fitted a 60l tank in the front stowage compartment. Having played around with the water system and the wiring associated...
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    Re: Sikaflex alternative for sealing caravan

    The method I've used to successfully remove silicone sealant from an surface is a wire brush on a drill and then scotch-brite to finish off. Before I do any replacement of sealant I always clean the...
  35. Re: Is a portable braai a necessity when overlanding.

    It's the same one I had with me on the River Trip in 2018 Peter.
    It gets used when we're away with the caravan and at home when there are just the two of us. 611645611646
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