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  1. Re: Connection suggestion for solar and aux system

    I have the victron 75/15 mppt with blue tooth, 150w of solar, alternator/solenoid, deepcell battery set up. It only runs the national lunar 52l weekender fridge.

    In my research journey majority...
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    Re: Lithium 444 first impressions?

    Another possible problem. My old fashioned solenoid dual battery system with a lead acid - cranking and deepcell battery, allows for the two batteries to be connected to start the car if the...
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    Re: New SA bakkie on display in Nasrec - Brandt BRV

    This, if successful, might just morph in the future into a line with a defender 110/landcruiser troopy body shape that can be converted for two people to sleep in over a drawer slider system and with...
  4. Thread: Would you?

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    Re: Would you?

    Roads (includes tar to tweespoor tracks) = car = road = car = road ie the two go together. This is what 99 percent of overlanding involves - even over the Magadi pans. What is being suggested here...
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    Re: Chizarira Nat Park developements

    Bottom line of what is currently taking place ?
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    Re: Jimny Double Cab

    The Jimny is very capable. Tested it in thick sand in far northern KZN coastal region - no problems, it handled muddy rutted tracks at Mdumo and did two river crossings through about knee deep fairly...
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    Re: Hardbody engine noise

    Check the alu heat protection covers on the exhaust on the engine side - sometimes a bolt works loose and the cover there makes a noise.
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    Re: solar panel to sell

    One of the other issues I had with the already defective semi flex I got was that the top laminate (not thin plastic film) was already separating at the corners a cm or so. Not a trainsmash but still...
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    Re: solar panel to sell

    Fluffy also from direct personal experience I must respectfully disagree as regards quality and resiliance if these larger semi-flex panels. I would not like to see others paying expensive "school...
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    Re: solar panel to sell

    I am soooo very glad that someone has finally demonstrated very clearly just what a rip-off these LARGER rediculously more expensive light weight "semi-flex" panels are. Its not the fault of the 4x4...
  11. Re: Why did you buy a Jimny instead of anything else?

    Town run around plus for those trips when not camping or day trips and when 4x4 might be needed. 4x4 capability great. But there are many who use it for 2 person 4x4 camping trips and all seem very...
  12. Thread: TD5 hill start

    by Roadman
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    Re: TD5 hill start

    Yes- my TD5 was my first diesel (with turbo lag nogal) after years of a nice powerful 3.3l nissan petrol.

    Totally different drive. Taking off especially uphill have to get the revs up from the...
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    Re: How damaging is corrugation?

    Done that many times over the years - played a roll in developing my approach. Its just a question of only loosing time vs risk of loosing much more in both the immediate and longer term.
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    Defender Re: Td5 Comparisons

    With the 110 td5 there is no rev counter so my driving is not done via reference to revs but rather via power feel and engine sound.

    Cruising on the highway I keep it to between 90 and 100 trying...
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    Re: How damaging is corrugation?

    Ok - done thousands of kms of overlanding on corrugated dirt roads and tracks. Never had anything damaged or broken or lost and the victory is sweet. Only ever lost time but that just improves...
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    Re: Last proper overlander?

    Yip this us what I was talking about when I mentioned the old bedford 4x4 trucks. These were the real deal
  17. Thread: E-toll outcome

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    Re: E-toll outcome

    Six main fundamentals (there may be more) continue to make the urban e-toll system unsustainbable:

    It has the effect of making citizens prisoners within their own city
    There is no trust that...
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    Re: Last proper overlander?

    Post 2nd ww Bedford 4x4 truck.
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    Re: Solar connectors

    Africa Trade Centre (Chinese shopping centre) just past the Langlaagte testing station - large solar shop on the ground floor that occupies a corridor between two of the main shop walkways. Sets of +...
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    Re: Dual Battery systems

    Venemanr - reason you are not getting feedback is because you are asking for a books worth of advice. Recommend start by reading the electrickery sticky at the top and take it from there.
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    Re: Camp Light Trailer/Roof Top Tents Inside

    For inside the tent you will be surprised at how little light you need - ie you do not need a very strong light at all. The secret is diffused light. The best I found is the UltraTec portable zapper...
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    Re: South Africans Behaving Badly!!

    Was it Piet Retief who tried his luck with the Zulus in their own back yard and got a serious klap. Same with the Brits at Isandlwana (and actually also in further battles during that campaign that...
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    Re: Investing and Living in Malawi

    I agree - any lodge/camping facilities built there, especially on the lower reaches/lower edges of the massive range would need careful control and design from an environmental etc persective.

    But...
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    Re: Investing and Living in Malawi

    We overlanded in Malawi two decembers ago. Cape Mclear is stuffed. Shoreline area is overpopulated and bilharzia bad there. No way one could establish any further ccamping resorts on the shoreline....
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    Re: Battery charging via solar

    I have two metal trunks on the roofrack. Each metal trunk has two 10w glass and alu frame panels bolted to the lids. The wires go through the lid to the inside. On the inside I have two small 10amp...
  26. Re: Anyone been stopped at a speed trap near Gobabis?

    Wow the energy spend on all this guys. Why not just use the pedal and keep it between 90 to 95 kmph. Virtually all problems solved.
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    Re: South Africans Behaving Badly!!

    As mentioned elsewhere we have a real problem with a culture of civil disobedience. I see it in so many different ways just driving to work and back every day as I am sure many others experience and...
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    Re: Destructive actions in campsite

    Thus just stems from a culture of civil disobedience. But the collective force of right as displayed via all the responses whilst it can be resisted for a while can never be resisted forever. It...
  29. Re: Dinokeng - Fed-up with party music at weekends

    I am very curious from an academic, anthropological perspective to understand directly from those with actual physical control of these music systems and the volume dial in these game reserve...
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    Re: Game drives kwai

    We have encountered this kind of thing in various guises and forms from tour camp operators/vehicle drivers over the years in various southern African countries. Whenever it has happened we have just...
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    Re: The do's and dont's of sand driving

    Deflating tyres for sand driving in bushveld areas where elephants are present represents striking a bit of a balance. The problem is that over many years of breaking off branches etc near sand...
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    Re: Violence, looting and protests in Lusaka

    No, no wall - just a fair trade of rights and advantages. The principle simply put is you want get political, voting, living and working and land ownership right and associated advantages in RSA you...
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    Re: Violence, looting and protests in Lusaka

    The real problem is uncontrolled including unlawful immigration to RSA and all the very obvious ills that come with it and most especially the harm and prejudice it causes to local citizens and the...
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    Re: I bought a fridge...now what

    All this advice and discussion over 12v fridges is good stuff. You just have to love it even though it been going on, on the forum since it began. As soon as a guy says "hey guess what I bought a12v...
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    Re: Do you like the new Defender?

    Anyone reckon that a mv company will stand up and say - right any copyright/patent over the old 90/110/130 body designs are over and we are going to recreate them in aluminium nogal with simple...
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