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    Re: Camp fridge,105ah battery and solar?

    Thanks [emoji106]
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    Re: Camp fridge,105ah battery and solar?

    Morning- Skip, what are the dimensions of your 90w panels and approx weight?

    I need to get but can only go up to 180w currently.. flexible fold up panels are nice but so is the price [emoji37]
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    Re: Baviaanskloof - A brief trip report

    I've done the Trans once and ridden up the MAC (concrete strip climb). It was already dark so couldn't really see much.

    As you mention it's bad for 4x4 systems... how else does one get up...
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    Re: Seeking Accommodation Advice

    We often stay at La La Nathi just outside Harrismith en-route to Kruger from East London. Very nice [emoji108]
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    Re: Howling moon tailgate awning

    Or try Howling Moon...
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    Guys, is it safe to tow with dc to dc connected with an NL90 in the Maxi as well as a 2nd fridge in the boot?

    My concern is the draw off the vehicles battery/alternator etc
  7. Re: Extending the warranty on a expired warranty Toyota - possible?

    Yes, I took the 8yr unlimited option for my 2018 Fortuner in May. Was around R11k. Innovations group administer it.

    You just get hold of your local Toyota branch and they will get Innovation to...
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    Re: 2020 2.4 GD6 fuel consumption & accessories

    Just done 1500km of towing from East London up to Kruger.... Ave was around 11,5 l/100km. Towing a Metalian Maxi weighing approx 1400kg. Sitting around 100 to 110km/hr.
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    Still enjoying our Maxi.... in Kruger for 9 nights [emoji106]624309
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    Re: Howling Moon trailer tent base repair

    Update, finally received my order. I fitted the new base this past weekend. Got the deluxe base now with fold out section to sleep sideways...
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    Re: 2020 2.4 GD6 fuel consumption & accessories

    My 2018 2.4 4x4 auto Fortuner gives me between 7.5 to 8.5l/100km on open road. Towing my Metalian Maxi well over a ton varies between 11 to 13.5 depending on wind and terrain.
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    Re: 2.8 GD6 gearbox.....not happy

    So I've just phoned Buffalo Toyota in East London... the foreman tells me the last update that they can apply is from 2018! He said this was applicable to both 2.8 & 2.4.

    All they can do is reset...
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    Re: 2.8 GD6 gearbox.....not happy

    Tks, I'll give them a shout locally.
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    I've been wanting to have my Maxi weighed for sometime. So off to our local weighbridge this morning.

    It was weighed hitched, but tow vehicle was off the scale. Came in at 1080kg, so I would...
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    Re: 2.8 GD6 gearbox.....not happy

    Any idea if this upgrade applies to the 2.4 which has the same issues?
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    Re: How do you fill your van's water tank?

    I use the black plastic pipe as used for an irrigation system. Works like a charm and no odd taste or odour.
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    Re: Howling Moon trailer tent base repair

    Tks Heinz, I'll give you a shout.
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    Re: Howling Moon trailer tent base repair

    I placed an order for a new board in December and I'm still waiting [emoji2955]. So good luck with this idea.
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    Thanks for the detailed reply Henk.

    How does the oversized mattress then fit when the tent is folded up? I presume it'll take a queen sized mattress.
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    Re: Isuzu MUX vs Toyota Fortuner 2.4 gd6

    I have the 2.4 Fortuner and do a fair amount of game drives and can quite honestly say I've never experienced this issue [emoji2369]
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    Tks Jan777

    How long is the overhanging part, roughly?
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    I'm toying with the idea of changing my sleeping arrangement in our HM XT classic tent.

    At present we sleep along the length of the Maxi. I see that the new XT Deluxe tent has a fold out section...
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    Re: Isuzu MUX vs Toyota Fortuner 2.4 gd6

    Perhaps something else to consider is what it costs to extend factory warranty.

    Just extended my 2018 Fortuner 2.4 4x4 for another 5 years unlimited which cost just on R11k.....
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    Re: JK tyre pressure monitor.

    So in Swambo's 2014 Cherokee, we have had a similar issue. Tyres pumped to 2.4 and front right giving low pressure warning.... which should only warn at 1.7..

    After some googling I did the...
  25. Fortuner Re: Fortuner 2.8 GD6 OBD Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    PM sent
  26. Fortuner Re: Fortuner 2.8 GD6 OBD Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    I would be interested in that spare unit if compatible and available.
  27. Fortuner Re: Fortuner 2.8 GD6 OBD Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    Would these work on a 2018 Fortuner 2.4?
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    Re: Drivers license renewal.

    My wife's licence has also expired. The earliest appointment she could get at Gonubie is 29th September.... so she will be driving with an expired licence for 6 months... crazy here in Slummies
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    Re: Jhb to Satara - best route

    Can anyone recommend somewhere to overnight around the Bela Bela area. Campsite or reasonable accommodation (preferred).

    Driving to Orpen from East London end of July. Polokwane I think is a bit...
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    Two Maxi's camping at Mountain Zebra this past weekend..

    DC to DC charging worked fine [emoji108]

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  31. Re: Mountain Zebra NP - Accommodation Advice

    My mate has a booking for Easter weekend which he can't use. It's a chalet, 4 sleeper if anyone is interested. PM me.
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    Off to Mountain Zebra Park [emoji108]
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    I hooked my Maxi up today as I had to move it so took it around the block. Plugged in the dc to dc and the green light illuminated but the ac light flashed red for about a minute and the voltage was...
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    Re: Close off TTT...

    Henk and Jenny customised our tent on our Metalian. Standard Howling Moon tent covers all the bedroom cupboards which had to be unzipped every time and didn't really fit that well.

    Much easier...
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    Re: Ground Sheets - Do you or Don't you?

    We always use groundsheets under the trailer tent built in groundsheet and dome tent. Protects the built in groundsheets from being damaged due to stones or thorns.
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