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    Re: Bush Lapa general discussions

    See BL press release May'19
  2. Re: New Defender D300 dual battery system -National luna - G4 outdoor

    That looks to be a very neat job!
  3. Thread: Unimog heaven!

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    Re: Unimog heaven!

    Amazing!
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    Re: Bush Lapa buying advice

    Have a look at the Vlooi if you need packing space........
  5. Re: Ideal Size (Watts) Solar Panel for Bush Lapa Ratel

    The splitting short cable to each solar panel might be 4mm2, but the long part from splitting to the caravan is 10mm2. Not as bad as you suggested but I agree the longer the distance you need thicker...
  6. Re: Ideal Size (Watts) Solar Panel for Bush Lapa Ratel

    Nowadays I am using theses silicon cables 12mm2. Espesialy with a Lithium battery setup you need high voltage to reach your batteries.
  7. Re: Ideal Size (Watts) Solar Panel for Bush Lapa Ratel

    I had been camping at places where you want to be in the shade with your caravan with the direct sun 20-30m out. Then you need removable solar panels not to big to handle. Seperate solar panels...
  8. Re: Ideal Size (Watts) Solar Panel for Bush Lapa Ratel

    I shall suggest 200W per fridge. I use 2 fridges and have 2x 100W panels removable on my BL Vlooi and carry a 80W and a 100W on my vehicle. The roof of a Ratel is huge, plenty of space......
  9. Thread: Jacking plate

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    Re: Jacking plate

    I had a situation in sand, after that I got a Maxtrax mini Jaxbase combo

    https://www.campcraft.co.za/p/vehicle-accessories/off-road/maxtrax-mini-and-jaxbase-combo/
  10. Re: Changing tyres on vehicles with bolts instead of nuts

    Keep in mind the thread of the bolt must be same as the wheel bolt. I tried this on a standard M14 bolt but did not match. I then ordered these wheel hangers from Amazon.
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    Re: Front , rear or twin locked? Good video

    Thanks, yes nice practical video. On the Merc Gwagen you can only engage difflocks in a specific sequins- centre, rear and then lastly front......
  12. Re: B'rakhah Ingonyama: Info, advise and experience

    We had a Brakhah and in its time was the best offroad caravan available in my books. We enjoyed and loved our Brakhah but at the end we had to let it go because it was so heavy. You need at least 3...
  13. Re: Smaller 18/19" Rims for 500 GL - Available ?

    https://www.wheel-size.com/size/mercedes/gl-class/2014/


    Suggest to go for the 20" rim as 19" tyres less available. Also go one tyre size larger which is less than 5% to get more hight in...
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    Re: Tent for Skeleton Coast

    On Skeleton Coast tours you move almost every day. Look at the Oztent RV4 or RV5.
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    Re: Bush Lapa Service

    Another thing was the 1.8ton axle BL stick to for years dispite of various wheel drum fail failures. After change to 2.5ton axle I have not hear of another wheel drum failure?
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    Re: Bush Lapa Service

    To run a service/maintanance business for a upper class product is not cheap. Cost of personnel, labor and proper buildings are huge. That is the way it is.......
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    Re: Bush Lapa : experience HIS beauty @

    Pragtige fotos en awesome plek!
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    Re: Nuvi 500 Stolen

    All my friends using Garmin 276Cx moved away from Garmin now..... I replaced my Nuvi 500 with the Overlander. Enjoying the bigger screen if your eyes is not so good as earlier years. I like it but...
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    Re: Ml 500 W166 tyre advice

    Pending on tyre size Good Year Wrangler AT Adventure might give you best of both worlds........
  20. Thread: Bush Lapa mods

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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    Well done Hennie!
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    Re: BF Goodrich KO2.

    For me there is no better overlanding tyre as new KO2. When I am in Kaokoland I need KO2's. BUT after about 3 years the tyre compound gets harder and brittle and can give problems in extreme use...
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    Re: Bush Lapa : experience HIS beauty @

    Pragtig!
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    Re: Vito suspension lift

    Darryl at Mikem suspensions will make a plan. He helped me few years back to develop suspension lift on Merc ML.
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    Re: Overlander vs 276Cx

    https://www.mb4x4.co.za/index.php?threads/garmin-276cx.3728/#post-36857
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    Re: Drawer system in SUV

    Drawers take too much space, but a rack system keeps everything more organized
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    Re: 2006 ML 320 CDI - Owners Reports PLEASE???

    Goeie voertuig, probleem meer met lugsuspensie. Offroad pakket kom egter slegs met lugvering wat jammer is. Good Year Adventure AT 235/65R17 en Pirelli Scorpion AT 245/65R17 werk lekker op die ML's.
  27. Thread: Bush Lapa mods

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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    Uitstekend Charl!
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    Re: Mercedes GL350 an alternative to Hilux??

    Hattingh Motors 012 663 6477 (Centurion)

    Rautomech 082 469 1191 (Gezina)

    M Centre 012 653 7855 (Centurion)
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    Re: 500w inverter question

    Any inverter when connected to power has a "no load consumption". So it is going to drain your battery without any load. Best is to disconnect when not in use.
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    Re: T4A on new Garmin Overlander

    Hi Lizette

    Thanks, I have the T4A Africa Guide on my Overlander device now. I understand there is more info about POI on the Guide mapset. Is the POI's on both the T4A POI map and T4A Africa guide...
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    Re: T4A on new Garmin Overlander

    Thanks Lizette, email send.
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    Re: T4A on new Garmin Overlander

    Thanks Johann, I thought it must be a Garmin thing. As an overlander there is 3 "Places" what must pop out is "Fuel, Campsites and Lodging".

    On the T4A guide POI, will it be possible to navigate...
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    Re: T4A on new Garmin Overlander

    Sorry, I found it (campinggrounds) under “Recreation”. What a place to put it......
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    Re: T4A on new Garmin Overlander

    I have T4A downloaded on my Garmin Overlander. I struggle to get hold of the smaller rural campsites eg the community campsites in Kaokoland:
    -near
    -T4A POI
    -Lodging (there is no heading like...
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    Re: Garmin Overlander- distance to next action?

    On MyMaps of the Overlander there is many maps. Please share idees how to make use of it?

    -Remote areas only T4A
    -Built-up areas CN Southern Africa

    but then there is also

    -CN Southern...
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