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    Re: Shading results of panels in series

    Interesting, thanks. I connected my camping panels in series to raise the voltage, to ensure that the lower voltage due to shade is still higher than the minimum voltage required for charging. This...
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    Re: Tyre air compressor

    I have the twin for the bigger tyres of the camper. But what you say is true. The bigger the faster. But do we need it. I used a Thomas pump for over a decade with my landy. It was dependable,...
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    Re: Tyre air compressor

    I have the ARB twin, 1st on your list, and a T-Max as a backup.

    The ARB twin is a high quality compressor, worth every cent. It's rated output at pressure is true, and out performs the T-Max. ...
  4. Re: Indeflate - Inflate, or deflate two tyres simultaneously!

    An inline pressure gauge while deflating is not accurate anyway as it is an open system during deflation. If you had two valves per tyre, then you could add a pressure gauge to the second valve for...
  5. Re: How often are camping environment batteries thrown away prematurely?

    Many of the old fixed voltage regulated alternators charge at 14.2V, and some even higher. This is normally not a problem on short trips. It speeds up charging the main battery after starting, but...
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    Re: MIG and TIG welding Machine?

    Have a look at pulsed MIG machines - not sure what they cost now. I have a multi-mode one and on pulsed MIG aluminium welding is really good. I even managed to weld thin checker plate (0.9mm?) with...
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    Re: How do I make Bananas last longer?

    Thanks to the water tips, like the one above. Our local Spar only caters for those who like bananas super ripe. Thursday last week, I managed to find a few which were fully ripe, but still firm. I...
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    Re: Disco 1 300tdi mileage

    Can't remember my D1 mileage when I sold it - it was not that high, probably 250-300k km. The head had been done when I bought it.

    The 300tdi in my defender had about 500k km on it, maybe more,...
  9. Re: How often are camping environment batteries thrown away prematurely?

    As an aside, I'm also working on a solutuion, similar to the battery revival methods, to revive bad lockdown bank balances. The only stumbling block so far is how much to charge for the fool proof...
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    Re: Battery 12v Parallel Connections

    When I mentioned an inverter, I did so assuming a high load, such as 1000W, vs the current of a fridge. This makes a big difference re volt drop of the cables, which is why the different...
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    Re: Battery 12v Parallel Connections

    Post 3 covers most popular methods accurately.

    But, does it really matter if there is hardly any volt drop along any cable until you reach the common cable?

    I don't think so. Especially when...
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    Re: Camping prices in Botswana is ridiculous

    That's what we will be doing. With the purchase of our camper, Bots is out with the daily P1000 vehicle fee for a vehicle which is about 25% heavier than the fully laden 4x4 one tonner.
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    Re: Which Landy is the best on sand?

    My answer to the topic would be "A Landy with 4 wheels". But looking at your posting, I would be wrong :)
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    Re: Guys, PLEASE!!! ALWAYS 4x4 on gravel

    Yip. Traction Control is also a two edged sword. It gives inexperienced drivers more false confidence. But once they push it outside the TC envelope, they are doomed as they have no clue what...
  15. Re: Single Cab "poor man's" camper idea (canvas canopy?)

    The canvas will work, but this will be a costly exercise in the long run, because you will eventually switch to an aluminium or steel setup. If you can weld, then the frame will not be too...
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    RangeRover Re: Exhaust smells of sulphur/rotten eggs

    That was my first thought, but that smell would normally take longer to develop than a short 1km run. I won't hurt to check the battery and charge voltage though
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    Re: Jerrycan waterpipe

    Buy a filler spout, and attach a pipe with tap to this. No drilling needed.
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    The figures add up. But I would have expected slightly higher figures as well, comparing them to my setup on my camper.

    I wonder if fitting them in series would give better efficiency in cloudy...
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    Re: Guys, PLEASE!!! ALWAYS 4x4 on gravel

    They probably listened to BFG salemen re tyre pressures, and probably had some TC repairs from guys who forgot to unlock diff lock when they got to tar roads. Less repairs if they advise them to not...
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    Re: FL2 low road noise tyres

    I put on a tyre recommended by the tyre shop as being quiet - can't remember the name - something (cheap) from the far east somewhere. Luckily they wore unevenly and on the shoulders, as though they...
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    Re: Guys, PLEASE!!! ALWAYS 4x4 on gravel

    Not really. If you are looking at the sweet spot, you will notice that you will have to reduce speed to a crawl before you start flattening them. Not an option when you have a long drive ahead of...
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    Re: Guys, PLEASE!!! ALWAYS 4x4 on gravel

    That might be true for vehicles with traction control. I think most were referring to older vehicles without TC.
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    Re: Guys, PLEASE!!! ALWAYS 4x4 on gravel

    Thanks for that. That explains the differently spaced corrugations. Some are formed by straight 4s and 6s, others by V6s and V8s. That's probably why the TD5s don't feel them that badly as they...
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    Re: Guys, PLEASE!!! ALWAYS 4x4 on gravel

    On dirt roads with normal loose material on the top, this seldom comes into play. On the sharp Sani Pass switchbacks this could be felt, but was not enough reason to switch it off.
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    Re: Trickle charge via cigarette lighter plug?

    Agreed with Fluffy above. Things to watch out for are cheap cigarette lighter plugs - there could be generated heat due to a poor contact in the plug area.

    Regarding cable voltage drop - This is...
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    Re: Is this it?

    This is the first time the white steel rims look ok for me, matching the white body. I still don't like white vehicles - probably because 99% of all bakkies and many cars in our area are white. If...
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    Re: Guys, PLEASE!!! ALWAYS 4x4 on gravel

    Both 4x4 and low pressures help reduce corrugations. There is no reason not to engage 4x4 if available AND reduce pressure.




    Enjoy saving your money with unbeatable deals of Walgreens Ad,...
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    Re: How old is your mobile fridge?

    Not sure when we bought our 2 x 40l Engel fridges - sometime between 2002 and 2005. One was always running at the lowest setting when not in use. the second hs also been running non stop for the...
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    Re: Engines have come a long way!

    And the purr of the 3 cylinder engines is lovely!
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    Re: New tendency: standing up while lane splitting

    CoG should actually be mentioned here ;D. The high body CoG when standing will ensure acrobatics with fast braking - exactly what you mention above.

    Standing however makes you more maneuverable...
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    Re: New tendency: standing up while lane splitting

    Nope. CoG of the bike stays the same whether you sit or stand. You are confusing CoG with the result of the point where the rider's body weight is being applied to, with the resultant change in...
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    Re: New tendency: standing up while lane splitting

    CoG goes higher when you stand up, whether you own a bike or not. Simple maths determins the CoG

    Control via your weight on the foot rests vs weight on the seat is a totally different thing, and...
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    Re: New tendency: standing up while lane splitting

    You cannot compare standing up going in a straight line at relatively slow speeds to going around a corner at high speed. You definitely have more control tilting the bike between cars when standing...
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    Re: Help ! Missing Trim

    Looks like the aftermarket one causes steering problems when parking ;D
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    Re: Road closure Jozini Kozi Bay

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    From a WhatsApp group. "Road to Jozini". Looks like the Mbazwana road to me.

    Looks like they also dug up the curbing as well. They are good at destruction.
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