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  1. Re: Thoughts & Opinions on the new Conqueror UEV-25

    As I posted above Iím 100% sure this caravan is aimed at Australia. Without carefully counting, there must be in excess of 50 caravan manufacturers on the go in Oz. Thatís not camper trailers, like...
  2. Re: Thoughts & Opinions on the new Conqueror UEV-25

    Let me see:
    - Itís layout is typical for the biggest market in Australia
    - Itís weight is typical for caravans and tow vehicle ratings in Australia
    - Itís look is typical in Australia
    - Itís...
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    Sticky: Re: Mitsubishi Pics....

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191008/082c668f4121512e9f20e41cee25fc0f.jpg

    My Mitsy surrounded by Rangers after we pulled the Rangers out the entry track. One never made it down. Mom said no...
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    Actually throughout the main area. If I understand your sketch, the only place I could stand up is in the doorway and the shower. Not for me.

    The slide section would be an issue as well, but Iím...
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    I did, just to check my sanity. And yes just like I remembered austenitic stainless has a much lower yield and the same Youngís modulus as mild steel. Also the SS most people refer to in trailers is...
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    Do you have any literature to show any of these statements to be true? Particularly interested in any literature on the lower fatigue resistance of ďSSĒ, whatever you mean by that. Just confer the...
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    Itís the water running down the roof and pooling on the pullout that I think has risk, not the water falling on the roof necessarily.

    Look I have no idea of your background, it would seem you have...
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    Why you camping in safety kit?
    There doesnít seem enough room on the sides of the slide out section to fit into the wall
    Keeping the slide out section leaking water is going to be tough
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    Keep meaning to pop into the Bruder factory, itís next door to where I buy my retaining wall sleepers. Vans look awesome outside!
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    Thanks. I do fatigue calcs almost daily, but Iím looking for this elusive link to austeniticís lower fatigue resistance. Iím told itís due to its higher work hardening, but Iím doubtful. Do you...
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    There it is again. Pops up periodically, do you have literature on this? Genuinely interested. Iím assuming youíre referring to austenitic stainless here. Is it a HAZ effect?

    All my...
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    Re: Look what I found

    Yes, there are some direct copies of conqueror vans as well, very cheap.
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    Cell Phone Camera Photo's - PLEASE contribute

    Just distortion of the lens. See how sloped the rear of the Ford is. Made worse by the camber of the turned front wheel
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    DIY Mini camping caravan build

    Or add length to the draw bar
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    Re: Can tyres make SUCH a big difference

    A wheel with larger rolling diameter has less rolling resistance than a smaller one. This is due to the hysteresis losses when it returns to its natural round shape from flat. This is why flat...
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    Re: Can tyres make SUCH a big difference

    I canít see how changing the rolling diameter of the wheel by a one or two percent would have any effect on fuel consumption. Changing the rubber compound/tread pattern/tyres carcass would have WAY...
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    Re: Cell Phone Camera Photo's - PLEASE contribute

    Takes me back... looks exactly like I remember my Grandads house in Brixton. How ďhomesickĒ am I now!?
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    Re: Broken bushwing arm

    Aluminium always carries a higher chance of cracking on welds. It has a double whammy effect against it. Just saying, ally isnít steel when it comes to welding
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    Re: Amarok xl at nampo

    From a load distribution point of view it looks good. Look at where the weight in any DC is loaded on the chassis, all behind the axle. Look at how many photos you see of the load bin pointing into...
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    Re: Broken bushwing arm

    Is it steel or aluminium?
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    Re: Australian Style Tray/Campers

    I thought much the same way until I had to load one to get kit to site. A tray kicks arse compared to a bak. WAY easier to load with bulky engineering equipment.

    My ute has a bak though those...
  22. Re: Wheel nuts or studs: wet torque versus dry torque

    So why do we torque a nut??


    Below is my drawworks for our new 80t workover rig. We put 400 000Nm through the drum and dump 450kW into it. The are two sets of bolted connections in the torque...
  23. Re: Wheel nuts or studs: wet torque versus dry torque

    I do like the awe and reverence attached to bolt torque. Things like calibration of torque wrenchís etc. Calculations are however mostly guessing. The torque on a bolt is simply the required...
  24. Re: Nissan Navara D40 rear leaf springs NEED HELP

    This is pretty normal practice. Especially with Nissan.
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    Re: Air Helpers - Oppas!!!

    There are many ways to overload an axle, airbags make it easier. The load transfer into the axle is the same as the spring. Iíll add the caveat that the details of how the air spring is added must...
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    Re: Air Helpers - Oppas!!!

    They are my preferred axle support for real loads.

    This one is carrying 23t on the twin rears:
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190404/8286b737319349e7d59de2fa24ddca78.jpg
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    Re: Air Helpers - Oppas!!!

    No sorry not the axle, they attach right on top of axle saddle, which is where the leaf springs attach.

    Even the chassis is somewhat of a red herring if the area of attachment is suitably...
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    Re: Air Helpers - Oppas!!!

    Seriously, and from the technical department! There are some parts of that statement that defy the basic principles of physics.
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    Re: Air Helpers - Oppas!!!

    Springs canít absorb energy in any meaningful measure. They can store energy, but not absorb. Thatís why the shock is there
  30. Re: Show us your gravel bike (or gravel bike build)

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    Re: leaf spring mounting reinforcement

    You can see the striations? Too blurry for me. Iíd like to see the inside edge to see and witness marks. Looks suspiciously like a crack during bending to me
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    Re: leaf spring mounting reinforcement

    Yeah this ones better.
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    leaf spring mounting reinforcement

    Welding across the face of a beam in bending is a poor idea. The class of weld for this type of weld is right down at the worst when it comes to fatigue. Hence the only weld sides as per desk...
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    Re: Oztent Owners Thread

    Mines been standing in the corner of the garage for ten years, Iíve never stored it flat
  35. Thread: Mana Pools

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    Re: Mana Pools

    Yes and no.

    We took our companion, 40km corrugated gravel to the gate.

    Definitely no power
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