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  1. Re: Going solar - a success story - totally off the grid

    my system in progress, inverter R12k, panels and installation R58k, so R70k without batteries. Est for Li-Ion batteries say R48k,thus R118k all in
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    Re: Pre-paid electricity Pretoria

    I have now ordered 12 solar panels as well as installation thereof, to be connected to inverter I bought 6 months ago (I go cash as far as I can, not prepared to make a loan).

    Thus soon I shall...
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    Re: Pre-paid electricity Pretoria

    On prepaid, Tshwane simply increases price on power, thus you use more units bought at cheaper rate to compensate for price increase

    Non prepaid, Tshwane estimates double your actual usage and...
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    Re: Mango bits falling off......

    Nearing end of the SAA season as well?
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    Re: Nissan Sani

    I had 3 door and later 5 door. V6
    Engine was perfect, easy to service. Keep in mind Sani was based on a bakkie, mine had 2x4, 4x4, high and low range, but no diff locks, no fancy electronics for...
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    Re: Nissan Sani

    3 door 5 door 3l v6 or diesel, you give no info
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    Re: Which Drone to Buy ?

    My Mavic Pro the other day on farm, on its way returning to base, suddenly veered off by itself turned left and crashed into a small tree.

    Fortunately it showed it was 84m distant, as well as skew...
  8. Re: Towing stability on PS in 2x4 vs 4x4

    Thys, when i had a Pajero, i used to engage 4x4 in Pta with my caravan, travel to Moz 1000km away, do all my trips in 4x4 there, then return to Pta, still in 4x4.
    Gearbox and transfer box designed...
  9. Re: Attaching solar panels to tiled roof

    Thanks to all, really miss the thanks button
  10. Attaching solar panels to tiled roof

    How do i do the above without drilling holes in my concrete tiles?
    Have 8 panels, two each in serie alongside each other, thus 4 sets of panels below each other.
    I see vids of aluminium fittings...
  11. Re: White Clay camping site near Coffee Bay

    Zapiture, thanks, noted, esp lack of shade
  12. Re: White Clay camping site near Coffee Bay

    Jan and Mygoggie, thanks, noted.

    Yes i used main road from Kokstad to East London 2 years ago, Umtata, Butterworth and other towns were nasty, one continuous traffic jam and millions of people...
  13. White Clay camping site near Coffee Bay

    Am invited for a camping holiday at White Clay for Dec 2020.

    Any news, interesting facts, pros and cons?

    Last thread on forum 2008

    Road from Kokstad is a no-no, would rather go Barley West...
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    Re: Foot and mouth outbreak

    Drought, disease, politics, landgrabbers, floods
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    Discovery 4 Re: Warning Steering Column locked

    So true, that is why i added as an afterthought battery lasted for more than 4 years
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    Discovery 4 Re: Warning Steering Column locked

    Yes, it will come back. Your battery is reaching end of life. My D4's first tentative warning for flat battery is that a message "steering locked" appears even though steering works perfectly.

    I...
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    Re: What did you see on the road today?

    Was on its way to fight a house fire, aquaplaned during a storm
  18. Re: LimarSat Satellite Phone Rental and Sales

    Rates per day, cost per minute for outgoing calls?
  19. Thread: Survival

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    Re: Survival

    Lastly: there is a couple of nice books published on special forces survival tricks, they are well worth the read.[/QUOTE]

    These guys always assume we have an in depth knowlegde of plants and...
  20. Thread: Survival

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    Re: Survival

    Water is always a problem, containers are bulky and water is heavy. Some tips on making water safe for drinking will be appreciated
  21. Thread: Survival

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    Re: Survival

    Pic of my kit

    Onderstebo, soos gewoonlik
    Cable ties
    Whistle, compass
    Emergency blankets
    Knife x 2
    Glycerine
    Gloves
    Set of screwdrivers
  22. Thread: Survival

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    Re: Survival

    I have a rucksack, weight 2,5kg at this stage containing some survival items. This bag i keep in my car when travelling. Mindset mentioned above you cannot pack in bag, should be stored on top of...
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    Defender Re: New traffic laws

    No problem really with traffic laws, problem however is that enforcers are absent, lazy, unwilling, slack and when they work they man speed traps, looking for bribes
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    Re: Essential Spares for a Caravan

    And adapter to convert your blue plug back to standard 220v 3 point;D
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    Re: TD5 hill start

    I took a Defender diesel for a test drive, but this involved a cold start and immediate steep uphill. Defender was dead as a doornail but i battled on over the hill. Then when engine warmed up, i...
  26. Re: Reisverslag Junie/Julie 2019 - Damaraland, Kaokoland, Etosha, Caprivi en Maun

    Baie dankie, baie interessant
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    Re: Unrest alert : Kroondal 2019-09-19

    Pretoria, drie 4x4's met 3 quads. Wonder hoe lyk Swartruggens tolhek, dis gewoonlik n brandpunt vir oproer
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    Re: Unrest alert : Kroondal 2019-09-19

    Word die N4 beinvloed? Ons wil more Groot Marico toe ry
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    Re: Removing rear view mirror mount

    Ask any vehicle windscreen fitter to do it, they do many of those daily
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    Re: Jeep Wrangler Catches Fire & Burns

    That is where being properly prepared comes in big time - emergency kit in one bag for easy removal, food water and protective clothing, a way to send some sort of distress signal (phone a friend)
  31. Re: Trip advice: Kosi Bay to the top of Santa Maria

    More pics please, not necessarily your rig, but of scenery, camp sites and roads, stuck vehicles
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    Re: Larger wheels on a Venter

    Tyres of the 10" Venter have a rating for speed is what i am saying, the older Mini tyres used could have a different rating
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    Re: Larger wheels on a Venter

    10" wheels on a trailer is a nono, as max speed on those small tyres and wheel bearings is limited, acc to Roadque in Pta.
    Iirc max speed was 100 or 80km/h for the small wheels. I did not really pay...
  34. Re: Trailer batteries end of life, one or both?

    Perhaps swop the 2 batteries and then look at numbers
  35. Re: Camp sites between Xai Xai & Inhambane

    Ponta Zavora just past Inharrime
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