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    Re: GD6 2.4 vs 2.8 fuel consumption.

    If I recall the 150 kW should be lighter than the 120 kW according to Toyota specs whatever that's worth.
    I actually forgot about the 120 vs 150, in general how do you find the difference between...
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    Re: GD6 2.4 vs 2.8 fuel consumption.

    Have you measured while towing on tar?
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    GD6 2.4 vs 2.8 fuel consumption.

    Hi all, anyone with real life experience, consumption between the 2.4 and 2.8?

    Like for like, Fortuner vs Fortuner, SC vs SC, DC vs DC.

    I'm actually mostly interested in Fortuner auto 4x4, but...
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    Re: Estee's Botched, not Bought Thread

    The best beer trailer idea I ever saw was quite a few years ago at a bachelor party.
    Those side tipping trailers they use to transport coal from the mines, a miniature version of such a trailer...
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    Re: Home solar system recommendation

    Read threw this thread as a start, TheTerribleTriplet gives some good advice in there on Victron systems and breaks everything down nicely....
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    Re: Camping mattresses or pad

    Please explain, maybe I'm just dof, I've never seen a carmaquip before.
    If you don't sleep on air, why does the Carmaquip inflate, have a plug for air at all?

    As I understand it, all of these...
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    Re: Camping mattresses or pad

    To be fair what happened with my Dream Deluxe would have happened with any mattress whether Carmaquip, Tentco or whatever, whether 1 week old or 10 years old.
    It was quite a big thorn, it went threw...
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    Re: Camping mattresses or pad

    Maybe a stupid question, does the Tentco come with a bag as standard? If I go to the 10cm mattress on the Tentco site, I get recommended a bag for the mattress at something like R85, though this...
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    Re: Why do you want to camp without electricity?

    What, did some of the campers bring electric leaf blowers?
    Now I've heard everything, certainly tops washing machines and dishwashers.
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    Re: Camping mattresses or pad

    Interesting, going by this thread I'll have to take a look at the Tentco again it seams.

    I have a First Assent Dream Deluxe for quite a few years now and I loved it. Earlier this year due to my...
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    Re: Camp fridge,105ah battery and solar?

    Yes with another 100W panel you'll be perfect.
    Look at MPPT controllers, something like a Victron Smartsolar 75/15, there are of course less expensive options as well.

    As for cabling, the cable...
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    Re: Solar+Gas geyser combo.

    I guess this would probably be the best option, you can even wire a switch for the gas geyser so that you can switch it on and off from within your bathroom
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    Re: Solar+Gas geyser combo.

    It was discussed on the forum in the past, I however can't remember of someone who said they already had such a setup and how it worked for them.

    The first problem is whether the gas geyser will...
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    Re: Basic removable battery box

    If really needed while driving then I'd rather plug the fridge directly in to the socket in the back, depending on the charger you have, the battery will draw too much current for the vehicle's...
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    Re: Basic removable battery box

    Plenty solar plus alternator combos out there, but I doubt you'll get a solar and 230V combo so it will have to be 2 separate devices.

    Do you plan to mount a solar panel on the vehicle for...
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    Re: Afrispoor Cheetah

    Smart.
    I've always wondered where to put jerry cans should it be needed since the nose box next to the gas bottles gets used for other stuff, but I haven't had the need to take along extra jerry...
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    Re: Why do you want to camp without electricity?

    I don't have kids of my own.
    A couple weeks ago we took friends of ours 4 and 5 year old boys along camping with us for the weekend, it was also their first time camping.
    I always see their mother...
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    Re: Why do you want to camp without electricity?

    OT, A very odd thought crossed my mind today. I didn't grow up camping, my parents only started camping much later, it must have been when I was late high school or so, we always did the self...
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    Re: Why do you want to camp without electricity?

    I'll be fine, I don't drink water unless its been threw a brewery first.
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    Re: WIFI battery monitor

    He did reply that it's for his caravan which stands parked at work I assume in range of wifi. So basically he wants to check on the batteries while sitting at home or wherever.
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    Why do you want to camp without electricity?

    I've been thinking about this for the last few days.
    Usually the first reason I'll give is that it almost certainly eliminates your noisy, music playing type of camper and you are bound to get more...
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    For what it's worth I have a Ellies Fridge Safe plug permanently in the caravan where the fridge plugs in to, I have some of them in the house for protecting the fridges after load shedding as well....
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    Re: Where to buy this edge protector

    Ek sien nie die foto, waarvoor is dit, iets op die Cheetah?
    Ek kort nuwe deur rubbers vir die Cheetah vir die yskas deur, weet jy dalk watter size dit is dat ek sommer online kan bestel?
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    Re: Taking our SOHO off grid

    From the little research I did and as I understand it's the pumps which can run directly off DC as well as AC which is so expensive. The pump motor itself isn't the expensive part, it's the inverter...
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    My vote will be for a SUV with proper 4x4 like a Prado, Cruiser 200 / 300 or Patrol, with those you won't give up too much in terms of comfort but yet you'll have 4x4, ground clearance, ability to...
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    How about the Bushlapa Miskruier BaseLine, if I remember it is around R250k brand new.
    All I would add to it from the start if you can is the Bushwing awning.

    The roof design on the new...
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    Re: Taking our SOHO off grid

    Oom Jelo how is this project going, if I recall reading somewhere you did go with a solar borehole pump?
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    Re: WIFI battery monitor

    I think the reason why wifi battery monitors seams to be quite scares is because wifi is actually very power hungry, so it's not at all ideal to be used in 12V applications, basically wifi never...
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    Re: Seperate Battery Supply

    Is the chargers and portable fridge you want to use 12V or 230V?
    You asked about a inverter for your BL a while ago, I'll just put a inverter in the BL and later maybe even more batteries depending...
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    Re: WIFI battery monitor

    Very nice system, you'll be able to refine it nicely once connected to a GX.
    As I'm typing here I'm busy building another Venus OS SD card for installing in a PI.
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    Re: WIFI battery monitor

    Great, then you only have to add a PI with Venus OS or a GX device, do you have other Victron equipment in your build as well?
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    Re: WIFI battery monitor

    Ok you've got your 12V battery/s in your vehicle or caravan.

    1. You get a Victron BMV monitor which you connect to your system, these monitors have a shunt so it also gives you the advantage of...
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    Re: WIFI battery monitor

    What charging system do you currently have in your BL?
    I know the Victron solution but I'm sure there will be others as well.
    Victron BMV battery monitor connected to your battery plus a Victron GX...
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    Re: WIFI battery monitor

    What electrical system do you currently have which you want to connect this monitor to, what exactly is the application, you say remote monitoring?
    Do you want to monitor from across the campsite or...
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    Re: Help needed: Faulty prepaid meter

    I've got a contact who helped us get a prepaid meter installed at a house last year within 2 weeks, for a fee obviously. Back then everyone said 6 to 8 weeks, up to 3 month wait if you are lucky....
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