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    Re: Solar system for off grid camping

    My setup is used often, at least 5 days every month, even during this lockdown period (working in off-grid locations) and my battery is always full by around 10:30 and the controller moves to float...
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    Re: Solar system for off grid camping

    See my post in the below discussion to get a rough idea, I did not mention my battery size but it is a 105ah.
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    Re: Trailer Solar Options

    The Victron 75/15 MPPT allows for a max Voc of 75v and max charge current of 15a. Two panels in series is fine.

    See page 7 on Victron's recommendation for highest controller efficiency:...
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    Re: Trailer Solar Options

    The max I have ever seen my setup (Victron 75/15 & 2x80W panels) produce is 9.4a. I normally average between 8-9 amps throughout the peak hours of the day if I look at the history using the bluetooth...
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    Re: Generator Fuel Tank

    Will give the TC10 a try. Generator is sitting at an off grid work site and only sees around 5 hours of use a month (occasional welding and tasks battery tools cannot do) which is why I would rather...
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    Re: Generator Fuel Tank

    I priced a replacement tank from Ryobi and it comes to roughly R1500, which is quite steep.

    Going to just run a small motorbike fuel filter inline and move the tap to after the filter - total cost...
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    Re: What 4x4 for "soft" offroad

    Have a 2017 X-Trail & 2016 Mazda CX-5 AWD. Nissan is a very very good vehicle for what it is and not too bad for very basic offroading.

    Not to go too far off topic here but what about the next...
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    Re: Generator Fuel Tank

    I have tried most of these tricks, chain etc did not remove enough of the rust. I have already put clear fuel pipe in so that I can see when it starts to block up.

    Will try Lawnmower Doctor to...
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    Generator Fuel Tank

    I have an Akira generator at home that I managed to get from someone for free but it has a problem with rust in the fuel tank. It runs perfectly for a while until enough rust builds up in the filter...
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    Re: Day trip to Pilanesburg...?

    There is a permanent road block at the second toll on the N4 (Brits Plaza) but I have been through it many times during lockdown and have never been stopped. You could take the chance but if caught...
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    Re: Pilansberg National Park - I'm very concerned

    The issue with the tar road condition is a massive headache, there are issues with the contractor that started the recent repairs and seems to have done a runner now. Money is the single biggest...
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    Re: Level 3 Lockdown - Trail Open

    Pilanesberg is not part of SANParks but is a provincial park managed by the North West Parks Board which means they cannot make their own rules. It is also a major factor in why the parks...
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    Re: Level 3 Lockdown - Trail Open

    It will come down to which department the specific park/place is managed under. Department of Tourism vs Department of Environment, Forestry & Fisheries. Initial news is that the Department of...
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    Re: Metal 20l water jerry cans (blue)

    Do those Campmaster plastic jerry cans from Makro fit in a standard holder? At almost half the price of the metal cans its worth a try I guess, bonus is that they have a tap on the bottom.
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    Re: Coleman trailhead stretcher

    I have had one for a few years now but don't use it much any more due to using a trailer tent. It tends to be very noisy and squeaks a lot when you move around, other than that it is solid and...
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    Re: Sub R150k 4x4 challenge

    Is it even possible to source a Patrol in good condition for under R150k? I would love a Patrol as a strictly bush only vehicle. If used for one bush weekend a month the petrol is no issue.
  17. Re: Chalenger / Wildernis 310 Alterations / Pimping

    Thanks, I have sent you an email.
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    Re: Tsitsikamma Sunrise Caravan Park

    I have stayed there but only as an over night stay before and after doing the Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail in 2018. It was nice enough but directly next to the road so very noisy. The ablutions were...
  19. Re: Chalenger / Wildernis 310 Alterations / Pimping

    Mine at Pilanesberg a month ago, will be there again next weekend. Not great to see but I have added a fridge slide and DIY drawer to the back so if it rains I can still access it without getting...
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    Re: Deep cycle or High cycle

    Unfortunately I cannot help here as the agreement in place for the discount is due the batteries being used in nature conservation efforts etc. Due me being partly involved there I can via him get...
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    Re: Deep cycle or High cycle

    I have a contact that can get the Royal 1150k batteries direct from Royal at cost price (R1000 +-) and they do the job just fine. Been using mine for almost 40 nights camping so far and its still...
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    Re: What solar MPPT to charge a Li-ion battery?

    My Victron SmartSolar 75/15 worked fine when tested on lithium, also have a Benton BX-1M for charging both lithium and normal battery.
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    Re: solar panel for campin

    160w should be more than enough, hinge two 80w panels together.

    If using a MPPT charger then give it as much volts as it can handle and if using a PWM then as mentioned you need to match the panel...
  24. Re: Terrible experience at Nissan Menlyn dealership

    I have never liked any of the Menlyn dealerships for any brand but I have had excellent service from Nissan Silverton which is just around the corner from Menlyn.

    Bought a 2017 X-Trail Tenka from...
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    Re: Pros and Cons on new SUV - Need your input

    In that price bracket you can surely look at vehicles like the Fortuner, Pajero and even bakkies such as the Ranger as mentioned above. They will be far more capable that a softroader like the...
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    Re: Seat covers

    Takla custom make covers for any vehicle. I ordered last week Friday and picked them up today. Less than a week turn around is pretty good in my book.
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    Re: Property: Rent, Buy or Build

    It is definitely a buyers market currently. I am currently trying to sell my house as I need to relocate for personal reasons and have only owned the house for 5 years and will without a doubt come...
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    Re: The Kingdom Resort near Sun City

    The Kingdom Resort is also very expensive, why not stay at Pilanesberg? Manyane is only a 30min drive from Sun City or an hour drive through the park to exit via Bakubung. Bakgatla is a much quieter...
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    Re: Pros and Cons on new SUV - Need your input

    Mine was also that pearl type white and the paint was uniform throughout, there was no visible colour change like you have mentioned. Go and take a look at a similar model at your closest Nissan...
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    Re: Pros and Cons on new SUV - Need your input

    My current daily happens to be a CX-5, the 2.5 Individual. Compared to the X-Trail it is a different vehicle and is much more premium in feel and performance. Although the X-Trail would hands down...
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    Re: Pros and Cons on new SUV - Need your input

    I used to have the X-Trail and its really not such a bad vehicle for the price you pay. It will obviously not drive like the BMW and the CVT is just like all other CVT's and you will eventually get...
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    Re: Sport or drive when towing

    I tow in D and only use Sport mode if I need to overtake quickly. The extra power and quicker response/longer gear holds is only beneficial to me with overtaking scenarios. If there is a big hill I...
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    Re: Car jammer at the office. Is there any hope?

    The only way is always make sure the vehicle is definitely locked and never walk away if it is not, even then if they really want to get into your vehicle they will. I only ever use the auto locking...
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    Re: Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Info?

    What would be an acceptable price range for a 3.2 2010/2011 with an average of 200 000 - 220 000km?



    Preference would purely be for the slightly better fuel consumption and the fact that is...
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    Re: Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Info?

    Looking at a Pajero Sport 3.2 auto, would just like to know how livable the 4spd auto is as a daily driver? I also do long distance trips every 3 weeks and I doubt the 4spd is a problem out on the...
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