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  1. Re: Help with 12 day itenary for 1st time campers, kruger? Drakensburg? Or?

    I 100% agree with the recommendation: short trips first.

    A bit out of topic but "first time campers"

    Load the trailer what you think you need. Most probably first it will be too much. Try to...
  2. Thread: Caravan Winching

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    Re: Caravan Winching

    Many cars are no good when reversing a steep angle. I had one Ford Auto and to reverse van up a moderate slope up was very close no no. Ex boyfriend of a step daughter had Ferrari. According to him...
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    Re: Grand Cherokee 2015 petrol - Summit Version

    Seat warmer has been used even here ;D

    Rear passengers have their own vents but apparently they cannot be closed. I must investigate.

    I do not have average speed. Image shows the trip results....
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    Re: Grand Cherokee 2015 petrol - Summit Version

    Mainly as per the speed limit. There were long stretches of 120. Car has nice graphics for instant fuel use. I actually tried 100 and 120 speeds and difference was about non existing.

    Potholed 80...
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    Re: Grand Cherokee 2015 petrol - Summit Version

    Some notes about our week long dam wall and Augrabies trip.

    Total distance: 3030.9 km
    Elapsed time (I assume engine running): 41 hours 44 minutes and change
    Average fuel consumption: 9.7 l/100...
  6. Re: Current Condition of the R385: Hopetown to north of Douglas

    We drove today R385.

    Road from Hopetown to Douglas. It is in good condition tarred. Western side of the river. To find the start of the road in Hopetown look for Total/Co-op in town. Road starts...
  7. Thread: Charging Cable

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    Re: Charging Cable

    When installing the cable please do not do the same mistake as the "professional installer" did in my case. Tied the heavy cables to car's wire harness somewhere in the engine bay. End result was...
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    Re: Grand Cherokee 2015 petrol - Summit Version

    On the road cost all included about R1800.00. The increase was due to licensing fee. Disc is valid for 12 months. Roodepoort has woken up. I have to pay a bit more to get BRNC, e.g. Business...
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    Re: Grand Cherokee 2015 petrol - Summit Version

    I have no need to do this. I did thought about it. The built in is actually good. When driving using it every turn shows up in the driver's display - very handy. In addition I have always at least...
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    Re: Advice on buying a custom built trailer

    Service and adjust brakes including what ever is in the front. Consider replacing bearings. Check tires really carefully including spare.

    Standing = not good for some parts.

    Enjoy.

    P.S. Good...
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    Re: Vehicle charging of caravan whilst driving

    My Explorer was wired direct with broken fuse and no option for panels. I put WRND connected car to that and connection for my panels. 220/230 V intelligent charger is direct to battery and I...
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    Re: Grand Cherokee 2015 petrol - Summit Version

    I drove first time on a highway, sand, 2 lane tar roads and a bit in town:

    - Adaptive cruise control is brilliant. Just have to be careful not to lose concentration.

    - Collision warning is...
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    Re: Those who said, electric vehicle, NEVER!

    Merc put on a show just now fully electric car that has over 1000 km range.

    Fast moving world - partly thanks to VW etc. diesel scandals plus Merc being the biggest story teller on km/l fuel...
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    Re: Imagine Comfort Van - value Insurance

    Standard luggage trailer I have insured for price of a new. Our off road trailer and road/off road caravan for replacement value of similar 2nd hand. That price I get looking at the caravan places....
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    Re: Grand Cherokee 2015 petrol - Summit Version

    Navigation tip:

    These older Jeep navigators do not link with Android phone as "phone screen". More luck with Apple. So I will be using built in navigator. No way to import way points from Garmin....
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    Re: Grand Cherokee 2015 petrol - Summit Version

    I agree. ;D

    But that is not all. When I told SWAMBO that the battery is under her seat she remembered Beetle fires, which started due to the battery being under the back seat. Then it turned out...
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    Re: Grand Cherokee 2015 petrol - Summit Version

    Go to this link:
    https://fcacommunity.force.com/RAM/s/equipment-listing

    put your VIN number and you get full built list of your vehicle. I attach the sheet for mine as an example. It is detailed....
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    Re: Grand Cherokee 2015 petrol - Summit Version

    I wanted to check the battery. 2015 edition manual says no need to be concerned or close to that. 2014 ed says under front passenger seat. Not so. Under driver's. :D

    To check you need phone,...
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    Re: Grand Cherokee 2015 petrol - Summit Version

    Original spare is 245 65 R18.
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    Re: Grand Cherokee 2015 petrol - Summit Version

    Thanks but I put 18". Spare is actually 18"

    SWAMBO has seen confluence in full flow. Together we have seen it at low flow. We have seen in every single place on the route but not dams over...
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    Re: Grand Cherokee 2015 petrol - Summit Version

    Thanks.

    Big gearbox fluid cooler is in. I did buy 2nd hand set of 18" rims. No valves but they are not expensive and sensors can be moved. Summit has bigger brake disks. Rear are ventilated. I...
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    Re: Grand Cherokee 2015 petrol - Summit Version

    I did get the vehicle today. Did learn something:
    - Many settings
    - Navigation works
    - Better have money when the tank is empty. It is 90 l tank
    - First 60 km was 12.5 l/100. Very mixed driving...
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    Re: Jurgens Xplorer Fan Club

    Vehicle manufacturers have been upping the maximum towing limit because of Explorer and couple other caravans on the market. The bottom line is that you have to check maximum towing limit for...
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    Re: Grand Cherokee 2015 petrol - Summit Version

    Yes. I do not have it yet. I should have it tomorrow and if there is rain the first picture will show 4x4 dirt and not Sandton designer mud added. The sand/gravel road is in really bad condition.
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    Grand Cherokee 2015 petrol - Summit Version

    I will be giving some comments on the vehicle over time.

    I did sign the papers today for the vehicle. Cash deal. About 115 000 km. I should have it on Friday.

    If you cannot read manual of...
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    Re: Jeep Grand Cherokee 2013/2014 - opinions

    I did buy today 2015 Summit version - petrol. I will get it on Friday.

    For fun of it I will start a separate thread on that specific vehicle.
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    Re: Elecrical connection

    2.5 mm^2 but better not to have one too long. It is handling. Having plug connection in the middle that is used one time in blue moon is better than having one very long that is used every time. 15m...
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    Re: Electric geyser for caravan

    I have 2009 Explorer. What ever Gar/Electric geyser it has it works. Couple days back I was testing everything including the geyser. Because of Covid and towing vehicle issues the van has not be used...
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    Re: Jeep Grand Cherokee 2013/2014 - opinions

    Somebody should have told the max limit to Jurgens. Van axle is too far back.

    In the article there is small issue. Small angle difference doesn't make much of an error on the hook load. If the...
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    Re: Jeep Grand Cherokee 2013/2014 - opinions

    Typo.

    I went today for a seat fitting (like in F1). :D I have rejected vehicles just because the drivers seat. 2015 edition Overland and the seat was fine. Fancy. Even the steering column 2 axis...
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    Re: Garmin.. New or used?

    Just a note. Here WeGo has free maps for around 50 countries. For instance the map for ZA is the same as Garmin has. You can download any of the maps or all of them on tablet or phone and get the...
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    Re: Jeep Grand Cherokee 2013/2014 - opinions

    I have had WJ for about 9 years. It is 2003 model. There have been issues but I have kept it because insurance and tax have been low. It has been good for our purpose. Plan is to continue travelling...
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    Re: Jeep Grand Cherokee 2013/2014 - opinions

    Cannot do much. Axel is where it is. I had similar problem with XT120. Nose heavy.

    As I could not find proper technical details I had a look at the owner's manuals. Those who do not like to read...
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    Re: Sa map for jeep grand cherokee

    Could somebody having 2014/2015 model Grand Cherokee confirm what is the situation with the navigation and map updates. Are units activated for navigation, do you get the map updates for free and if...
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    Re: Jeep Grand Cherokee 2013/2014 - opinions

    I have spent quite a bit of time trying to find proper technical specs on models brought to here. Useless articles in papers. No details. :'(

    For heavy caravan towing it seems that the diesel is...
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