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    Re: Retractable awning - Advice

    I have had an Eezi-Awn 2000 (2.5m) since 1996 and have used it on a few vehicle racks. I have side covers for it all round. I am happy with it.

    In still air conditions I can deploy and pack it...
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    Re: Camp fridge,105ah battery and solar?

    I hope that you have found some clarity in all of this. I was in your position 5 years ago and have done a lot of learning since then. I will share my own experience with you.

    1. If you are...
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    Re: New tire dilemma

    I have Dunlop AT3's on my LC76, 40,000km done, probably another 10,000km still there. I have not had any punctures with these tyres (but had at least 8 with the last set of ATs). I was surprised at...
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    Re: Anderson Plug Crimping Tool

    I was brought up on solder and have continued to it that way for 45 years now. It was on this Forum a few years ago when I read for the first time that crimping was better and soldering had problems...
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    Re: Help needed with small Honda generator

    Small generators are made to be light, so they do not have a big flywheel to compensate for load changes. If the revs do not increase quickly to compensate for load the frequency will drop and...
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    Re: Kombi 4motion as overlanding vehicle

    That is a heavy load for a dsg....I have a Tiguan and really feel for it when I tow my bike trailer. I would not go to hard work with a dsg box myself.
  7. Re: What to Choose? UEV-25, Didingwe Mobi Lodge

    Your description sounds so close to what we went through a few years ago I thought that my wife had written it! We also even use a LC 76 V8 as the tow vehicle. Fortunately, all of the caravans on...
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    Re: After how many punctures to buy new tyres?

    It is so easy to get into brand bashing based on a bad experience-perhaps even a specific trip. Things that contribute to punctures and failures that are common to each of us are usually speed and...
  9. Re: Question about registration of a vehicle - ridiculous!

    For your purpose, put the seats back in, get it registered and then go from there. Simplest and least amount of stress.

    There are quite a few regulations which pertain to this and the testing...
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    Re: Different Batteries

    Do not connect different batteries together. It is a bad idea, no matter what charging system. If you want two, either buy two identical batteries at the same time from the same place or use them as...
  11. Re: Fuel Containers on Camper vans and Camping Trailers?

    Not many old toppies on this thread. Remember when the speed limit was 70/80 and 90km/h, fuel stations were closes at night and over the entire weekend, and you were not allowed to carry extra fuel?...
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    Re: Chimney draught solution

    I agree with Heinz. If the top of the chimney is not high enough relative to the roof crest one gets an area of high pressure with certain wind directions and it pushes air down the chimney....
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    Re: How much 4x4 with an offroad-caravan?

    I believe that the answers are well weaved in this thread. Go light and robust, keep weight down, ground clearance up and sufficient grunt up front. No level 4 and 5 stuff. Go around that. The wife...
  14. Thread: DSG gearbox

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    Re: DSG gearbox

    We have a DSG in a Tiguan 1.4TSi. It is a great box when on the move with sharp quick changes up and down, but it gives me the heebies sometimes when starting off. I have to reverse up a short steep...
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    Re: Amarok V6 Long trip review

    I often read road tests of 4X4's (the March 2021 'shootout' between the Amarok, Ranger and Hilux is a case in point) and wonder whether the testers/authors have any experience owning or using a 4X4....
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    Re: Land Cruiser 300 - 3.3L V6 diesel

    Yep, you can get more than 200kW from a 3-cyl 1.6l motor. But it will not be having a GCM of over 6,000kg and lasting 650,000km.
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    Re: Hilux missing all the good stuff?

    I looked at the names of the things they were taking off and thought, thank the lord! Less junk to enact limp mode.
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    Re: 5th wheel caravans,

    Cost. Such a rig would cost more than a truck tractor.
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    Re: Tow Bar vehicle recovery is dangerous!

    Most vehicles Owners Manual specify where you can attach a tow connection. There are generally straight in line with a chassis member or reinforcing section. But many have never even opened the...
  20. Thread: LR heaven

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    Re: LR heaven

    Congratulations. I wish you many trouble free enjoyable miles with the vehicle. I truly hope that they live up to the perceived robustness of their forebears and nibble away at the stain of poor...
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    Re: Haval Resale value

    Has everyone forgotten how many Chinese makes came, went away, came back, and went away again? I can't express an opinion about a particular Chinese car because I have never owned one.

    But I have...
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    Re: 5 year tyre life?

    A couple of comments here mention insurance claims being rejected, and I noticed recently both at a paint repair shop (who was quoting to fix some hangar rash) and at the servicing dealer a person...
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    Re: Another Aussie Trailer design

    Nice new design. But lets look at some of the numbers-I'm comparing with an Imagine Comfortvan because I have one. One can do this with any of the many great offroad caravans around. Completely...
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    Re: Wanted: Amarok V6 Extreme

    With the proviso, that if the GVM of the trailer goes over 3,500kg, the EB licence needs to be upgraded...

    Just a question. I understand the motivation to re-register with an increased GVM on a...
  25. Re: Problems with the 2019 Land rover discover 5 SE V6 diesel?

    Almost unbelievable. I had two Disco 4's from JLR in George and had great service. Had a few problems but they were always fixed within a day and I was always provided with alternative transport by...
  26. Re: How long does a dual battery system really last?

    Regardless of whether the vehicle is fitted with a solenoid system (which is really only a time delay switch connecting the second battery to the vehicles alternator) or it has a DC-DC charger, 2...
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    Re: soud deadening/isolation

    You really have to believe you have a problem to pad out the whole internal of the Cruiser. Its expensive and its heavy. Concentrate on the larger flat panels and make sure you do not put stuff...
  28. Re: Land Riover Discovery 4 - looking for feedback from current or past owners

    I have had two D4's, 2011 SDV6 SE and 2015 TDV6 S, and current have a 76V8. Fantastic tow cars (best I have owned) and extremely comfortable and capable off road. I traded both before 100,000km to...
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    Re: Planes take strange routes ?

    Must have flown at least 40 times in and out of Ukraine. Kiev and Donetsk. Prior to MH17 yes. But listen, it is still safer to fly there than drive on the road! OMG. Coming from a Saffer.
  30. Poll: Re: What do you feel more comfortable with, newer car, or an easier to fix car?

    It is an interesting question. I would choose the lower mileage newer vehicle hands down with a proviso. The make and model of the vehicle you buy. Don't buy a vehicle that stands out like as...
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    Re: Motohome - a bike as a camper

    I would prefer to convert one of these teardrop trailers so that it could carry my bike inside. Then I can ride bike when I want to and missus can make sure the bed is ready for when I turn up.
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    Re: Sodwana Bay Lodge

    Yep. Its called take the money but duck any accountability. They learned it from a certain ex President.
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    Re: Botched KZ - D4D Transplant

    It is threads like these which make me yearn for the good old days before ECU's and other gefangled complexities. Man it was so much fun back then!
  34. Re: Who would YOU recommend to install my Dual Battery system ?????

    I am a huge Victron fan - my whole home runs off, essentially, Victron solar equipment. Quality kit built to last.

    Are you sure that it is safe to put a Li battery in the engine compartment?

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    Re: Corrugated gravel tire pressure

    I agree with everything Zzoom says, including that low profiles are not really suitable for off the tar applications. I use 1.5Bar (cold) in my 76 tyres on gravel, 1.2Bar in sand. I never go to the...
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