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  1. Re: Charging battery and running fridge at the same time

    Maybe your home test did not simulate the camp conditions properly :D Beer in beer out. Opening and closing and putting warm beers are increasing power demand.

    4x4Direct in Boksburg sells 15A...
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    Re: Intelligent charger for off road caravan

    I did get Victron 15A from 4x4Direct. They do give discount if you ask.

    Rubber mounts as shown in post #3 and very many other interesting rubber related items are available from Pro Auto Rubber....
  3. Re: Camp meal menu for extended trips - how do you plan it?

    The best plan is no plan.

    Over the years we have learned to look at driving times. We have very limited long daily trips but if it is planned for the first day then it is ready meal plus salad -...
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    Re: Jurgens Xplorer Fan Club

    Looks like Ranger is OK. Toyota lifted max towing mass of their DC mass some years back because couple of the heavier vans including Xplorer and I think Exclusive were over the limit. I have seen...
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    Re: Completely and utterly out of space!

    Rule 1 for packing: Pack what you want
    Rule 2 for packing: Take out every 2nd item

    Train at the same time to live minimalistic. >:D
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    Re: Jurgens Xplorer Fan Club

    Selecting towing vehicle for Xplorer the first check is if it is legal, then is the manufacturer allowing such heavy load and then if you can get a tow bar, which will handle at least 160 kg plus...
  7. Re: When were the best build quality caravans built?

    Old caravans were definitely better. They did not have microwave, ice maker, satellite dish, TV, TV games, aircon, electric fence... :D
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    Re: Intelligent charger for off road caravan

    Why the charger failed is a problem. It worked at home out of the box. It was fixed to the van. Both ends of the cables were not connected. I could not use it for charging before Herkules 20 charging...
  9. Re: When were the best build quality caravans built?

    I would say those old were a bit heavy for their size. I do not think there were pop ups. Also the first pop ups had some height issues by the door and also inside. They are built solid. We still...
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    Re: Intelligent charger for off road caravan

    I cannot figure out if the first one is traditional trickle charger or a bit more clever. Ventilation can be an issue.

    Bushpower site is down but I found that 15A Victron charger from Takealot and...
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    Intelligent charger for off road caravan

    I bought 7A intelligent charger for Xplorer but it broke before it was used. According to a repair place due to power spike. According to me due to vibration and shock loading or what ever. I want to...
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    Re: Benton BX2 Charger

    Ask him for which of the two BX2 models there are spares :-X Very rarely spares are required but...
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    Re: Aircon in caravan

    I have never ever found any use for an aircon in a van (in over 20 years). Heater for sure. Xplorer I bought had all in one heat pump. It looks like those old through the wall, much smaller but it is...
  14. Re: Hercules 20 power pack jurgens xt 140 etc camping trailers

    I have Herkules 20 in my Explorer. I wanted to disable the charge system and use intelligence charger instead. So:

    - To disable the charger: Remove Herkules 20. Drill pop rivets out. About 8. (One...
  15. Re: When were the best build quality caravans built?

    I do not think this can be answered easily. Old caravans were small, having easy to break window glass, reasonably heavy. If you consider light weight important then "nearly" old. New are heavier,...
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    Re: Battery box from wood?

    Not the lightest wood but plywood made out of it strong. They used to build airplanes out of it. Plenty furniture and truck load bases. I still have one half sheet. Totally different stuff what...
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    Re: Weber Q gas braai

    I had mishap with the gas pipe and there was fire damage to my Weber. It was fixed by Weber. They have parts.

    Rachel Graham

    Warehouse Assistant

    Weber Stephen Products South Africa, Pty Ltd
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  18. Re: Connecting Solar panel to your DCDC charger of Solar controller..

    There are no stupid questions. Only stupid answers.

    I assume that the setup is not a permanent installation in a trailer/caravan/vehicle. Would it not be better to build all in one box with a...
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    Re: Jurgens Xplorer Fan Club

    Now that you have joined we would like to hear about good ideas and also what has gone wrong. Before reinventing a wheel be free to ask how other people have solved issues. I read this and other...
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    Re: Cooling when Camping

    Dry heat is fine. High heat together with high humidity is bad even dangerous. Best solution is to stay out of the areas where there is heat and humidity at the same time. Only way to solve high...
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    Re: Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4D Towing dilemma

    Before spending money check tow hook load. If under 100 kg then reload/balance and try. For this purpose no need to do scale check. Hand lift at hitch should be good enough.
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    Re: Getting a Jurgens Xplorer xplore-ready

    I will look at Bushlapa. Based on some photos it would work better for us as it has "many" parts.
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    Re: Xplorer / Xcape Water Pump Packed Up

    Check piping. Make sure the pump is not running dry/semi dry or against blocked pipe.
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    Re: Security, Theft whilst camping

    Firstly I have insurance. I have to give some individual prices for "expensive" items. Should have done it already :-X I have given value but no proof yet.

    I have a lock box for the car and laptop...
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    Re: Getting a Jurgens Xplorer xplore-ready

    On the pump issue. Check all the water pipes. I found plastic pipe that was bent more than 90 degr = practically closed (Near geyser). Go also under the van. Jurgens had squeezed the electric cables...
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    I know.

    We have so much to see in this country. Currently there are good prices if you do not insist on going to places who live in the past = over charging.

    Go camping.
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    Definitely not. Just outside Dinokeng.

    When I get the Jeep back we will go to PE to get the van and then go north on the coast. I know that the weather is better north of the windy city. There is...
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    Not really camping but leaving tomorrow for the cottage. Cannot go camping. Van is in PE and Jeep in Pretoria. Must start writing the report on our 6 week's camping trip.
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    Re: Jurgens XCape accident repair

    Have the pipe top and bottom connections checked properly.

    Caravan's insurance will pay the repair.
  30. Re: Trailer & Caravan Sway - Tips, Tricks, Reasons & Recommendations

    For now I will keep the speed down. We are not in a hurry. XPlorer is too heavy to take a risk.
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    Re: Water Storgae for Camping

    We have 2 15 l blue plastic Addis. We take one or two depending where we go. Normally one is enough. In addition one 5 l plastic. That 15 l is too heavy to use all the time. Addis do not leak if...
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    Re: Campsite Prices South Africa

    Camp sites are definitely struggling now out of season except one of many we were at. That non struggling is Point in Mossel Bay. Somebody bought the municipal park couple years back. Is upgrading....
  33. Re: Trailer & Caravan Sway - Tips, Tricks, Reasons & Recommendations

    I have towed road caravan, luggage trailers, XT120 and Xplorer. All are different. Car has also impact. For the road van I had stabilizers on 3 vehicles and not on one. Old spring loaded type....
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    Re: Campsite Prices South Africa

    We have been on the road 6 weeks. R300 has been highest - in total 3 nights. Cheapest just over R100 and average under R200. 2 people, green card and pensioners discounts. Includes couple national...
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    Re: Getting a Jurgens Xplorer xplore-ready

    I think those canvas doors are an option or aftermarket change.

    Some comments:
    - Get 10 to 20 of these:...
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