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    Re: Shopping for a new vehicle

    Budget range and only 5 seats might be an issue, but do not decide before you haven't test driven a Subaru Forester
  2. Re: Nylon gazebo sides for echo tent awning

    Your local kooperasie will have yarn and needles. Not a job for soft hands.....
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    Re: Lithium vs Lead Acid

    Get a alum flat bar from your local hardware shop. Make your own
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    Re: Msauli - Ghost Town

    Population explosion. Too many dogs fighting over the bone..... .The future of camping will soon be provided by willing farmers only!
  5. Re: Nylon gazebo sides for echo tent awning

    I use shade netting i cut and seamed to fit on the poles on top and follow the guy ropes down to the pegs. Keeps the angled sun out and lets air through. Works very well in windy conditions. All...
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    Re: Lithium vs Lead Acid

    Yip I done that, works
  7. Re: I Installed a Power Plus Throttle Controller.

    Now that is funny....;D
  8. Re: Where to buy National Luna DC-DC Charger?

    https://4x4direct.co.za/dc-to-dc-chargers/9297-national-luna-dc-to-dc-converter-25amp-plus-monitor-35m-cable.html
  9. Re: I Installed a Power Plus Throttle Controller.

    Feedback from current users on slower settings would be nice
  10. Re: I Installed a Power Plus Throttle Controller.

    On the contrary....I would like a unit with a setting that downs the response. In real slow 4x4 driving I find my Patrol 30CRD a little bit jumpy. It would be nice to have slow smooth acceleration...
  11. Re: Tires on your trailer / caravan - Best before date?

    Seems I have to replace my original Firestone Radial ATX tyres of my 2007 Echo3. Done in excess of 60000km....😬
  12. Re: Advice on DIY lithium configurations for Jimny!

    You might have to be careful where you plan to mount/install the BMS - the 4S BMS do not have very long cell monitoring wires.
    (I suppose one can lengthen them but I would not fiddle it)
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    Re: Discovery 4 12v Anderson Socket Rear

    Its not difficult. Take some distance measurements. Draw up a sketch and share here. Get some comments, improve your sketch. We will help with your list of groceries required. Then buy all your stuff...
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    Re: Discovery 4 12v Anderson Socket Rear

    If you really have to make it Ignition Dependant, ask them to install a relay as well

    Something similar to :...
  15. Re: Aftermarket tyre pressure monitoring system

    I made some enquiries with Cawe regarding their product offering. I enquired about the external units:

    How easy will it be to inflate tyres when they require a top-up?

    The external units can...
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    Re: Lithium vs Lead Acid

    No simple answer for this

    It all depends if there is parallel compatible BMS on the battery.

    Individual cells can be connected in parallel - a BMS will simply see it as one cell

    Rather ask...
  17. Re: Honda XR200R (1993) rear shock refurbishment

    Phone Haywardsuspension

    http://haywardsuspension.co.za/
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    Re: Electrical Queston - Driving Lights

    Fog light on in daytime good weather are called Dick Lights
  19. Re: Aftermarket tyre pressure monitoring system

    See:

    https://4x4direct.co.za/514-tyre-pressure-monitor
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    Re: Gas bottle monitor

    Get a pull scale from your local fishing tackle shop....
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    Re: BF Goodrich KO2.

    I must say that looks typically like overheating due to under inflation.... .
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    Re: BF Goodrich KO2.

    After many years driving Patrols (heavy vehicle) I have settled on BFGs, regardless of their price
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    Re: Fridge, cover or not?

    i also let dry my wet towels on top of my fridges
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    Re: Fridge, cover or not?

    Bump...
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    Re: How long will fridge run on dual battery

    The more you calculate the more you want to calculate.....After years I have settled with the following as a minimum, especially if you are stationary / not charging from alternator. -: 1 x 105Ah...
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    Re: Batteries AGM Which Brand

    Whatever fits your space. The proven recipe is 1 x 105Ah battery and 1 x set of 2 x 80W panels per fridge as a minimum. Flooded,sealed, AGM whatever, is not important. Its the capacity and charge...
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    Re: I need a new vehicle

    Join the Patrol4x4.co.za forum. Then get hold of Tinus Lotz
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    Re: Fridge, cover or not?

    I actually put another 12mm of Polystyrene sheeting between the fridges sides and the covers.....
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    Re: Koro Koro land claim - gobsmacked

    In the short, medium term maybe. Once the land is transferred the "entitled" eventually take over with their own set of "needs and rules" - then all falls apart....

    Our continent has an...
  30. Re: Doors or canvas with zips for caravan cupboards?

    Simple answer...happy wife happy life
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    Re: Lang termyn kampwa

    Yes we need to know that

    But - start with a list of stuff you need/want/have to cart along
    Where will you be packing all of it is very important
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    Re: DC-DC Charger Comparison

    I will happily take that 12A one off your hands....
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    Re: National Luna DC25 Power Pack

    Quickly, get while there are still available...

    https://4x4direct.co.za/battery-accessories/5957-hcdp-volt-and-amp-monitor-for-batteries.html


    Your other option is the Victron BM 700 series -...
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    Re: Approximate tyre volume?

    Beware

    Those calcs seem to work from a base : Volume @ 1 Bar

    Therefore

    For that spreadsheet to work properly you have to add 14.5 PSI to your intended Gauge pressure and then insert that ...
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    Re: Ford or Merc - what would you do?

    Run away from both....

    If you do want a Double Cab - get a Toyota

    (Disclaimer : I am a Nissan Patrol Fanatic.....)
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