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  1. Thread: Battery life

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    Re: Battery life

    I bought a Bosch battery, will see how long it lasts. We are not spoilt with choices here in Sutherland, our Co-op only stocks Bosch batteries.
  2. Thread: Battery life

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    Re: Battery life

    Thanks for the replies. I think I will go with the intelligent charger :)
  3. Thread: Battery life

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    Battery life

    After a cold winter here in Sutherland the battery in my Terios is again kaput. It is a small 35a/h battery (616). I considered fitting a higher output battery, but due to limited space decided...
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    Re: Stofkraal Guest Farm and 4x4 Route

    It was a pleasure to host you and Claire at Stofkraal. Looking forward to your next visit :)
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    Re: The vehicles you admired in your youth

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/images/attach/jpg.gif Maybe I'm just patriotic but I always had a soft spot for the GSM Flamingo and the Ranger 2.5 (local badge engineered Opel). And then the...
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    Fries jou gat af fees Sutherland

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    Re: Sutherland to Calvinia

    Another option is to take the Williston road from Sutherland. It ends up at a T-juction on the Williston/Calvinia tar road. A bit further than the staright Sutherlan/Calvinia road, but I believe a...
  8. Thread: Plaas roete

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    Re: Plaas roete

    The trail is featured in the December issue of SA4x4. They rate it a 1-4+:)

    https://www.sa4x4.co.za/trail-review-carved-from-rock-and-stone/

    Martin
  9. Thread: Swartberg Pass

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    Re: Swartberg Pass

    Drove the pass yesterday from Prins Albert side. Road open with no stop/go delays. Still a few road working crews on the pass, but not obstructing traffic. From the pass I travelled back to...
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    Re: The Most Beautiful 4x4's ever made........

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    Peugeot Hoggar 4x4 concept 2003
  11. Re: Best route from Cape Town to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in SA

    Also consider going to Sutherland from the Tankwa Park via Ouberg Pass and then on to Middelpos and Calvinia. I.m.h.o. Ouberg pass is more scenic than Gannaga Pass (and more challenging)
  12. Thread: Plaas roete

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    Re: Plaas roete

    Completed the ablution block and the camp site is ready for visitors. Plan do do a boma with pit braai next.
    http://www.discoversutherland.co.za/accommodation/entry/stofkraal_guestfarm/
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    Re: Show your Approach, Exit and breakover angle

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  14. Thread: Plaas roete

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    Re: Plaas roete

    Hi Rob,

    I plan to have the camp sites ready by November. Rate should be about R200/vehicle/night and the guided 4x4 route R150/vehicle. Your Ranger will make it easily. I'm sure that 4x4's with...
  15. Thread: Plaas roete

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    Re: Plaas roete

    Middag almal,

    Ek het besluit om die roete saam met die selfsorg eenhede op die plaas te bemark. Die eenhede bied slaapplek vir 'n totaal van 14 persone. Die eerste 2 voertuie het die roete voltooi...
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    Re: Is this a good buy?

    Thanks for the reply Richard. As a newby I find it very informative. I plan to use the scope to treat visitors to my Guest Farm here in Sutherland to some star gazing. Will a 8" Dobsonian reflector...
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    Is this a good buy?

    I am new to the stargazing scene but would like to get involved. Compared to online shops this appears to be a bargain?
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  18. Thread: Plaas roete

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    My plek is aan die anderkant (Noord) van die...

    My plek is aan die anderkant (Noord) van die dorp, op die grondpad na Williston.
  19. Thread: Plaas roete

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    Ek het dit 7 jaar gelede laat doen. Die voor as...

    Ek het dit 7 jaar gelede laat doen. Die voor as kom uit 'n SFA Hilux. Die diff ratios is dieselfde gehou en die 2.7 agterste diff se ratios is aangepas om by die voor as te pas. Dit werk goed, die...
  20. Thread: Plaas roete

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    Solank oubaas se honne sy maniere ken.........;D...

    Solank oubaas se honne sy maniere ken.........;D


    Martin
  21. Thread: Plaas roete

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    Reg so:)

    Reg so:)
  22. Thread: Plaas roete

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    Ek is besig met 'n kamp plek, maar dit gaan maar...

    Ek is besig met 'n kamp plek, maar dit gaan maar stadig. Ek en vroutjie werk alleen op die plaas, die minimum loon en drink gewoontes van die werkers het my rasend gemaak.

    Die kamp plek is langs...
  23. Thread: Plaas roete

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    So 'n paar fotos:

    So 'n paar fotos:
  24. Thread: Plaas roete

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    Plaas roete

    Middag almal,

    Ek kon nooit op my plaas van Wes na Oos ry nie, omdat daar geen pad was en die berg terrein is sodanig dat vorige eienaars nie gedink het so 'n pad is moontlik nie. Vir my was dit 'n...
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    Hi Malcolm, Haven't met your friend yet, he...

    Hi Malcolm,

    Haven't met your friend yet, he bought the farms recently. The Sutherlanders refer to him as "die Ingelsman wat goed Afrikaans kan praat":confused:. The North Eastern corner of my farm...
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    Welcome to our part of the world! I farm 35 km...

    Welcome to our part of the world! I farm 35 km north of Sutherland next to the Rhenoster River.;D
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    Foton to challenge Fortuner?

    http://chinamobil.ru/eng/foton/toplander/?view=photos
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    In die petrol tenk.

    In die petrol tenk.
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    The road is corrugated in places but we are used...

    The road is corrugated in places but we are used to it, so in my opinion it is not that bad. Watch out for loose stones, punctures are a reality on these roads. It is also an option to drive from...
  30. Yes you can now drive on a tar road from...

    Yes you can now drive on a tar road from Britstown on the N12 to Vanrhynsdorp on the N7. Drove it 3 weeks ago, very nice with little traffic.
  31. Thread: Old timers

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    Koedoesberg 4x4 in the Tankwa Karoo

    Koedoesberg 4x4 in the Tankwa Karoo
  32. Thread: Old timers

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    Old timers

    I had some very nice old timers visiting me this week-end:
    http://www.hilux4x4.co.za/views/download/file.php?id=52462
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    Amarok SA COTY finalist

    First time ever for a bakkie http://www.wheels24.co.za/News/General_News/Amarok-a-car-of-the-year-finalist-20101026
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    Tankwa Karoo trail

    Visit http://www.koedoesberg4x4.co.za for more information
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    Amarok vs the rest

    The shoot out between the Amarok and the rest in the November issue of Leisure Wheels makes some interesting reading. The Amarok emerged as the clear winner:

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    Winner with 84%, Hilux...
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