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    Solar Powering my Pool Pump

    I have a Speck pool pump with the specs below.

    I also have two 100W solar panels charging two 12V 105ah high cycle batteries connected in parallel and a 3000W pure sine wave inverter, which I use...
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    Bed Mattress for Jurgens Oryx

    Can anyone recommend someone in the Durban area that can make up a new bed mattress for our Jurgens Oryx?

    The existing mattress is a bit shot and we want to replace it with a full foldable...
  3. Re: Show us where you have towed your off road van, off road.

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    Richtersveld with our Duster and...
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    Re: Post a Photo of your Camping Setup

    Hereís a short video of our camping setup at De Hoop campsite in the Richtersveld in December.

    https://youtu.be/O5pYGFIRC6o
  5. Re: Road Conditions and Tyre Pressures from Alexander Bay to De Hoop Campsite

    Have a look at this thread: https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/335136-First-Time-to-De-Hoop-Richtersveld
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Iíve dropped off my inverter with someone who repairs inverters - should get it back later today.
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Excuse my ignorance but where is the fuse? Iím clueless when it comes to electrics.
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    My inverter is no longer outputting 220V although it is picking up the battery voltage.

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    Re: First Time to De Hoop, Richtersveld

    Here's some footage of the approach to De Hoop Campsite - https://youtu.be/9k94E3tsApU
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    Re: First Time to De Hoop, Richtersveld

    We've just got back from our 4000km return trip from Durban to De Hoop, Richtersveld, and what an amazing place!

    Our Duster/Oryx rig handled the rough conditions very well, with one little...
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    Travelling from Durban to the Richtersveld, leaving on Thursday 24 December. Overnight at Glen Reenen at Golden Gate, then long drive on Christmas Day to Monate campsite at Upington, then...
  12. Re: Road Conditions and Tyre Pressures from Alexander Bay to De Hoop Campsite

    Well, then we will probably see you there!

    We are due to arrive at De Hoop on 27 December, and will be there for 4 nights, leaving on 31 December.
  13. Re: How tough are these small SUV-buggies like the Ecosport, T-Cross etc.?

    I've got the 2017 Duster 4x4 Diesel, just over 90,000km now and no hassles at all.

    Done quite a bit of 4x4 trails and it surprises me every time. Not to mention the fantastic fuel consumption.
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  14. Re: Road Conditions and Tyre Pressures from Alexander Bay to De Hoop Campsite

    My car is manual and the 1st gear is very short and is a nice crawling gear - very similar to low range on the more serious 4x4 vehicles.
  15. Road Conditions and Tyre Pressures from Alexander Bay to De Hoop Campsite

    Later this month we will be heading to De Hoop Campsite in the Richtersveld, via Alexander Bay, Sendelingsdrif and Akkedis Pass, with my Duster 4x4 Diesel and Oryx campervan.

    What is the current...
  16. Aftermarket tyre pressure monitoring system

    Iíve just received my King Auto TPMS system from Takealot for four external sensors paired to a phone app that does not timeout on my iPhone.

    Will give feedback after my road trip to the...
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    Lifting Up Roof on Jurgens Oryx

    I have a Jurgens Oryx with a pop up roof with hydraulic struts.

    The problem is that I have a very dodgy back and I can cause a back spasm quite easily if I'm not careful with the way I lift heavy...
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    Re: First Time to De Hoop, Richtersveld

    Thank you for all the recommendations.

    We have decided to stop over at Brandkaros just after Alexander Bay on our way there and back.
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    First Time to De Hoop, Richtersveld

    At the beginning of the year we booked an itinerary in December 2020 from Durban to KTP, via Golden Gate and Kalahari Monate Lodge and Twee Rivieren, with our final destination being Rooiputs...
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    Canvas Shower Tray

    Does anyone know where I can get one of these canvas shower trays in South Africa? It seems to be the perfect camping accessory!

    https://www.drifta.com.au/product/drifta-canvas-shower-tray/
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    This coming long weekend we are heading to Bushbabies, near Hluhluwe, to spend 3 nights in our Oryx - nice and close for a couple of day trips into Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Game Reserve. First time camping...
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    Re: When are campsites opening?

    I emailed a private game reserve campsite to get their response, and this is what they said:

    "Thank you for your email. We are officially only open for business travelers and self drive day...
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    Re: Your Lockdown Projects

    Fitted a nose cone to my Oryx yesterday.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200329/65bce66d6c836261594521b3cae7d007.jpg...
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    Carry Bags for Portable Solar Panels

    Iíve just had two ripcord canvas carry bags, with foam padding, made up for my two rigid 100W solar panels - great quality and workmanship by Ganís Tent Repairs in Phoenix, KZN. Cost - R750 per bag. ...
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    Re: Ithala Doornkraal Campsite

    Thanks for confirming that! I've been meaning to visit this spot for ages, so I'm quite looking forward to it.
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    Re: Ithala Doornkraal Campsite

    That's odd, because I've just made my booking over the phone at the booking office in PMB and they made no mention of it being closed until end of April.

    Where did you find out that they were...
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    Re: Ithala Doornkraal Campsite

    Has anyone been to the campsite recently?

    We have booked three nights at the campsite over the Easter Weekend next month and will be towing our Jurgens Oryx. Hopefully road access conditions are...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    I know that my battery was not fully charged at the time of the test. It was in the Bulk charge state according to my Victron solar regulator.
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Sorry but I donít understand? How do you know what my voltage reading was?
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    I did that and the watt readings for the toaster and microwave corresponded quite closely to the indicated wattage on the appliances' labels.
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    So, if I get two 12V batteries connected in parallel, that should alleviate the amps demand to some extent?
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Hmmm, a bit puzzled after testing a 900W toaster and a 1050W microwave oven.

    Both appliances worked fine (tested separately) but, in the case of the toaster, the inverter beeped continually and...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Yes it is the pure sine wave inverter. So far itís working fine. Busy testing various appliances on it.
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    Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Connected my 3000W Changi inverter to the battery in my Jurgens Oryx. Found the perfect unutilised spot next to the battery compartment to mount it, under the bed base.

    The view of the setup from...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Does the inverter in the OP have a built in fuse or do I need to install a fuse on the positive lead between the battery and the inverter? I see that the unit shipped with two 40A fuses.
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