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  1. Thread: Forum GTG 2021

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    Re: Forum GTG 2021

    We will have to unfortunately pass on this weekend - it's our yearly weekend in Tembe Game Reserve. Would have loved to attend.
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    Re: Solar borehole pump

    A year ago we had a look at a solar borehole pump in a Game Reserve which was not working. It took a while to figure out what was happening as I expected a low voltage DC borehole pump.

    It...
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    Re: 4x4 campervan under 3500 kilo

    You can only operate a motorised caravan (campervan) if you manage to keep the tare below 3500kg. I know of someone who managed that with his Iveco Daily 4x4. It was managed by removing...
  4. Thread: Upright fridge?

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    Re: Upright fridge?

    The pipes in the back need to be secured though if you take these fridges off road, especially on badly corrugated roads
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    Re: Private Ablutions Camping List

    I would not expect a private bathroom to be cleaned on a daily basis. I'm amazed though how some leave a bathroom in a mess
  6. Thread: Upright fridge?

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    Re: Upright fridge?

    I have a SnoMaster 80 upright freezer in my camper. SnoMaster converted it to a 12V fridge. The drawers are very handy in that stuff stays where it's supposed to stay, and cold air loss is...
  7. Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    There are a few similar stories of farmers coming to rescue stuck 4x4 with their 4x2 bakkies. Many years ago, a group of relatively experienced 4x4 guys entered Lesotho from one of the passes south...
  8. Re: Fuel Containers on Camper vans and Camping Trailers?

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    Re: White deposit on negative terminal?

    I bet the battery is shot. Check the volt drop of the current battery when you open or close the gate. Now connect the old battery and repeat. Yu will probably see a much bigger volt drop
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    Re: Stone / Lost Men of Kaokoland

    I love the hanging dude!
  11. Re: 4x4 M/T vs. 4x4 A/T: Your experience/opinion will be appreciated

    On the AT I use the brake far more than on the MT, and also at times in the way you describe where necessary. What would help here is a throttle controller I suppose, where you could increase your...
  12. Re: 4x4 M/T vs. 4x4 A/T: Your experience/opinion will be appreciated

    I never had a problem with a manual transmission, even up steep rocky inclines. Currently I have an automatic Disco, and it's great for ease of driving, especially if you are yakking on the radio...
  13. Thread: Gas cylinders

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    Re: Gas cylinders

    You can fool the filling operators, many who probably do not know about the expiry date, with a good looking exterior. But you really do not know what the inside of the cylinder looks like. The...
  14. Thread: Gas cylinders

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    Re: Gas cylinders

    Remember to check the expiry date of the gas bottles, which I think is 10 years from new. It is illegal to fill expired bottles, for good reason.
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    Re: Tailgating Trucks

    They will not tailgate for economy, but for speed, if not governed. By slip-streaming, you use much less power to overcome aerodynamic resistance.

    I have noticed this when driving a truck with...
  16. Re: Highest altitude that you have ever driven to....

    Also 3200 something meters through Lesotho. We were in 2 Defender tdis and one Cruiser 4.5 efi. Roughly above 2500 our turbo diesels had more power than the efi, which battled to keep up up the...
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    Re: Grey water disposal in a campsite

    Our bathroom has a grey water tank, which we normally empty on the road when leaving. The kitchen drains straight to ground. Here we use a bucket, which we empty outside the camping area at...
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    Re: MICE Problem in CKGR

    Going "green" can have negative consequences.
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    Re: Dometic Woes.....again.

    I was waiting for a Dometic aircon remote from a supplier, which took a long time to arrive When I enquired beginning of last moth aboout the progress, this is the answer I got:
    "After a few...
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    Re: MICE Problem in CKGR

    Very interesting!
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    Re: My Self Built Bachelor Penthouse.

    LOL, true. The question should be how do you jack up the legs
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    Re: My Self Built Bachelor Penthouse.

    Do you jack each leg independently?
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    Re: keeping a 12v fridge cool when off?

    I agree that they are not ideal. I added insulation to my Engels, which I bought in the early 2000s, by gluing 10mm closed cell foam to 3 sides and bottom of the fridge, and then gluing vinyl over...
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    Re: My Self Built Bachelor Penthouse.

    I love the execution of the idea. How to you jack the canopy up to get it off the vehicle?
  25. Thread: Flat water hose

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    Re: Flat water hose

    Definitely getting one of these as well
  26. Re: Kaokoland, Damaraland and their Riverbeds - Mini Trip Report

    Thanks for a great episode. We only drove the route down from the north past rooi drom. We came from Camp Syncro and took a shortcut past the holy mountain of Mt Ondau. This track was more...
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    Re: MICE Problem in CKGR

    Unfortunately they are part of the eco system. We once asked management in a certain game reserve to spray the picnic tables and benches to kill the ticks which had congregated there. They said...
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    Re: MICE Problem in CKGR

    Also drought. Last time we were in the CKGR, my BIL crushed his beer can and placed it next to his chair. A few moments later it was pulled away by a mouse, obviously after it's moisture content.
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    Re: Bush Caravan Sway

    That should help, even though this reduces the load on the towball.
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    Re: New park/reserve fees

    Would you know what the fees are for vehicles above 3500kg now?
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    Re: Air compressor in bonnet

    True for most. The ARB twin will come close for intermittent air tool use - it is rated at pressure, unlike the 160l/min Chinese versions. The only true air tool compressor will be a belt driven...
  32. Thread: Gps sales

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    Re: Gps sales

    Map updates are manually done after purchasing the latest version. The Garmin LifeTime Maps (like the Nuvis) stilll need to be connected to a computer for updates - it's not an automated process...
  33. Re: Kaokoland, Damaraland and their Riverbeds - Mini Trip Report

    Thanks Dean! Your trip report confirms why Damaraland is our favourite destination, and also confirms how little we have explored of it, or rather how much there is still to explore.

    Thanks for...
  34. Thread: Gps sales

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    Re: Gps sales

    I nearly got stuck there thinking the track to the venue was doable with a Bantam bakkie! Nice bloke!
  35. Thread: Gps sales

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    Re: Gps sales

    Johan, with respect to the license agreement with Google, was it John Hanke who came out many moons ago for a meeting with T4A in the Paarl area?
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