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    Re: Solar Panel Registration in Cape Town

    Okay .... two weeks left to register your PV systems in the Western Cape ....



    Now just before you laugh it off, have a look at your address here - https://citymaps.capetown.gov.za/EGISViewer/...
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    Re: Keep Battery connected to PV or not?

    My PV system has been permanently connected for the last FOUR YEARS.

    It powers the lights each night. So these batteries do have many cycles in them ... IF you look after them



    PLEASE check...
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    Re: Solar Panel Registration in Cape Town

    see the attachments to post #24

    I have a "small" 100W off grid system for 12V lights. I will jump through the hoops and register it

    Ironic since my 900W high voltage PV geyser system is...
  4. Re: Which pickup camper to use - Pse share your views

    Having owned a Blinkgat I would certainly put them at the TOP of the list. ;D ;D

    Best part is, you can rent their units and TEST it. You can then sit down with Sarel and sketch what YOU want...
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    Re: Fire along the R27 West Coast

    We now use Google maps for most of our daily business trips.

    Type in the trip early morning, and you quickly see if a section of road is blocked off.
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    Re: Darwin's aim is a bit out...

    ^^^ THIS ^^^


    wanna "race" .... DONT endanger other road users !!



    dont wish bad on anybody, and wont glee over his hardships ... BUT, I wish for a day when this type of nonsense is not...
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    Re: Fire along the R27 West Coast

    Google maps should tell you what the drive time is NOW ....
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    Re: Doing my own service

    I used this document with my Corsa. Since then I have adapted it for other vehicles I have owned.

    Out of warrante I always service it myself. When I traded in the Etios I had done the last 5...
  9. Re: Ford service intervals - Changing oil before 20k kms interval

    The problem is their "systems" ... a "minor service" is often seen as only an oil change. BUT, you are paying that labour because they are "supposed" to check a long list of items .... and IF they...
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    Re: Darwin's aim is a bit out...

    And ultimately he IS going to pass you on the left, possibly even taking a gap to do so .... so you are only putting you and your own family in danger by trying to play traffic-cop ....
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    Re: Darwin's aim is a bit out...

    Slight difference though ... normally the guys wait a few weeks before getting into each other .... "fun" seems to be starting a LOT earlier this year ....


    PS - not as if these codes were not...
  12. Re: Ford service intervals - Changing oil before 20k kms interval

    The price for the oil is about what YOU pay in an auto store, which is a LOT more than what they pay .... So they already make a LOT of money just on the oil mark-up.


    then charge you nearly R2k...
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    Re: Solar Panels for camping rig

    Maybe I authored a couple electrical text books.


    Even possible that I have USED these systems in various SADC countries, experiencing first hand how the systems stand up ...


    It is just...
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    Re: Darwin's aim is a bit out...

    Similar happened when they allowed the street racing onto the airstrip at Wingfield. PERFECT venue .... but they had to be "safe", ie licensed vehicles, licensed drivers, roadworthy vehicles,...
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    Re: Solar Panels for camping rig

    Just drive to 4x4Direct and buy the FULL set of equipment you need.

    You are going to spend more on fuel trying to save two cents on each item at different outlets ...


    At least they KNOW their...
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    Re: Darwin's aim is a bit out...

    YES.

    BUT, the young people I refered to was "mature enough" to race on a track, not on the roads.

    So many of the previous posts would suggest that a "fast car" automatically means the kid...
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    Re: Darwin's aim is a bit out...

    Well, half the forum members dont even know "it is law" to keep left .. :o :'(


    And flashing lights may well unleash a road rage incident ....
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    Re: "On the Road" fees

    Read carefully ....

    It is only illegal to add it to the CREDIT AGREEMENT.


    They still can ask you to pay it cash .... now that would be a sure way to get many to look elsewhere ....


    When...
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    Re: Darwin's aim is a bit out...

    Some interesting comments and perceptions ....

    I know a gent that takes part in these races. Middle age man !! "racing" is not only linked to age.



    I also know a "kid" that grew up in a...
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    Re: Jeep pulling out of SA?

    is there anything on the other side of the mountains ? :o >:D
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    Re: Meteorite falls near Hermanus

    little oops from the test range at Waenshuiskrans ..... ? (wont be the first)
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    Re: Getting trade for a Hilux?

    Jip. The only figure that really matters is how much you must pay in to drive out with the next vehicle.


    Sometime they can offer a better discount on your next vehicle, but a "worse" trade-in. ...
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    Re: Show us your Mountain and Road Bicycles

    Laas week ;D ;D ;D

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    Re: Advice about Augrabies

    These photos were taken a few years back in the camping area -

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    Look next to the plastic bag (another camper's setup)

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    Our rig. We had to keep everything closed at all times .......
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    Re: Advice about Augrabies

    They are a nuisance.

    DONT leave anything out or open ....


    We have not seen them to be aggresive. Though with our last visit you could not sit outside the restaurant as they would remove your...
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    Re: Fire Bettys Bay Pringle Bay

    Friend is one of the regulars readers of the forum ... they had to evacuate their home in Franskraal. Currently the fire is on the "other" side of Franskraal, but with these winds we are worried...
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    Re: building cost survey

    When you say "tripple" do you refer to length or width ?


    I had a single garage and an adjacent carport. The deviding wall was removed the unit lengthened to give me internal dimensions of 6,4m...
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    Re: Kids MTB sizing.

    Simon at that age length is the key ....

    Maritz got his 24'' the week after turning 7. Granted, he typically wears "8-to9" year old clothes, skinny tall chap.


    He is MUCH better on the...
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    Re: New Ford Figo - any pointers?

    The Figo and the Etios is in the same market segment.


    I have driven in a couple of Vigo's, and have a mere 85 000km in an Etios.


    Do yourself a favour and test drive BOTH.


    Visually the...
  30. Thread: ASX performance

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    Re: ASX performance

    Would be very interesting to get first hand feedback on the towing capability ....


    We settled on the Jetta with DSG. When towing I find it much smoother to set the gear selector to "S", the...
  31. Thread: ASX performance

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    Re: ASX performance

    During 2018 I test drove many different automatic vehicles, different types of boxes ....


    With older motors having a classic manual design, ie low end tuned for fuel economy, and high-end VVTi...
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    Re: ASX performance

    Today we have a number of different automatic options ... and the manufacturers are continually jumping between the options.


    1) Hydraulic, or torque converter - this is tried and tested...
  33. Thread: Front towbar

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    Re: Front towbar

    sounds like you need to look at how they fit a winch to the new Ranger. Slight modification to this bracket to accommodate a removable front towbar ....
  34. Re: Ban on cloven hoofed animals and their products

    We have "donated" long live pasturised milk to the occifers in Botswana ....

    There are already MANY search stations in the North of Namibia and all over Botswana. VERY easy to roll out a few more...
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    Re: Off Road Caravan, Which one?

    We have rented a caravan for the end of January, some 200km from where we live.

    The rental company is near the resort we are going to. For a few rand extra they tow the caravan and even set it up...
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