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    Re: Compass offroad caravan

    Yoh! Must have been bumpy going down there.
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    Re: LukeHawk's Fortuner Diary

    Once you've removed the rear seats you can fill the mounting bracket holes in various ways.
    In my FT I blanked off the one hole with foam and vinyl.
    In the other I installed a cigarette socket...
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    Thule Wingbar for GD6 Fortuner wanted

    I'm still looking for Thule Wingbars for my Fortuner GD6.
    Is there anyone who has a set available please?
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    Re: W4 Mastic Sealer for Caravans

    Thanks for your efforts Heinz - appreciated.
    I managed to get a roll (20m) of the genuine stuff from a caravan dealership.
    Excellent stuff.
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    W4 Mastic Sealer for Caravans

    W4 make a mastic sealing strip for sealing around handles, windows, beading etc. on caravans and the like.
    It comes in white or grey, is similar to Prestik - a caulking compound - non-setting sticky...
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    Re: Brass flat bar - Brits/Harties

    Great - thanks.
    Please PM or call me so I can arrange to collect.
    oh ate four51 five927 (couldn't resist).
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    Re: Brass flat bar - Brits/Harties

    Thanks for trying Ian.
    I'll try Gary's brass offering that Graham will kindly collect for me. If that does not work out I'll track down a supplier.
    Amazing that it's so hard to find a small piece...
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    Re: Brass flat bar - Brits/Harties

    Please, if you're willing and able I'd really appreciate that too.
    Shall I arrange will Gary or will you do so?

    Talk about service
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    Re: Brass flat bar - Brits/Harties

    Hi Ian,
    60mm flat bar 60mm long will be fine, even 50mm x 60mm would work.
    It's not necessary to be ex-sheet.
    Either will work equally well, thanks.
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    Re: Brass flat bar - Brits/Harties

    Thank you very much.
    As an aside, I enjoyed doing the oh ate 2 four51 five927 thing.
    I see people doing that but don't know why.
    Anyone know?
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    Re: Brass flat bar - Brits/Harties

    Thanks everyone for the comments/suggestions.
    Did not think getting hold of a brass off cut would be this difficult.


    Thanks Ian - if you are able and do manage to get a piece i'd really...
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    Brass flat bar - Brits/Harties

    I need a small piece (±60x60x3mm) brass flat bar but cannot find any out our way.
    Does anyone know where I could try in the Harties/Brits area?
    Thanks.
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    Re: Thule Wingbar for GD6 Fortuner available

    I have a set of Thule rails for a pre 2016 Fortuner if anyone’s interested.
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    Re: Thule Wingbar for GD6 Fortuner available

    Thanks for the reply Marco.
    Have tried QuQ for months now but he does not reply.
    He probably no longer has the bars.
    PM sent.
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    Re: Thule Wingbar for GD6 Fortuner available

    Do you still have these.
    I'm looking for a set.
  16. Thread: Torque wrench

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    Re: Torque wrench

    My 500mm power bar with a spring balance works for me for the few times I need it.

    A question though.
    Why is it that advice is often given that caravan wheel nuts must be regularly checked but...
  17. Thread: Torque wrench

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    Re: Torque wrench

    Just a story of what happened to me three weeks ago.

    I bought a new caravan and after hand-over and as we were leaving the manager of the dealership insisted that the caravan wheel nuts be...
  18. Thread: Jurgens XCape

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    Re: Jurgens XCape

    We, too, have just parted ways with our trusty XCAPE after 13 enjoyable years of adventure all around Southern Africa.

    It never let us down.
    I knew that wherever my vehicle could go our little...
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    Alternative to Red Sands

    On our many trips out west we invariably overnight at Red Sands caravan park.
    Every time when going there I'm annoyed at being covered in that horrible fine red sand and dust when arriving and then...
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    Re: Springbok - Caravan Storage

    Thanks for the kind offer Kieth.
    Let me do my planning and I'll get back to you.
    As a minimum I hope we can meet for coffee when we come through Port Nolloth.
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    Re: Springbok - Caravan Storage

    Hello Kieth,

    Thanks for your kind consideration.

    The first half of our trip plan is to view the flowers - travelling from home (Harties) to Springbok as the first leg.
    We want to leave the...
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    Springbok - Caravan Storage

    In August this year I would like to park/store my caravan for 5 to 7 days in Springbok or surrounds.
    Somewhere out of harms way - at a home, on a farm or in a garage or the like.

    Are there any...
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    Re: Two burner high pressure gas stove

    Thanks for the replies.
    Unfortunately the Cadac unit is low pressure and I want high pressure.

    I'm designing and building and new kitchen for our (new) caravan so I have the freedom of changing...
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    Two burner high pressure gas stove

    I'm looking for a high pressure two burner stove for our caravan
    The Alva GCS05 or Cadac units would be perfect but I cannot fine any stock anywhere.

    Does anyone know where I could buy either of...
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    Re: Aftermarket tyre pressure monitoring system

    Ooops - I too have just bought six TPM sensors, two voltage monitors and a gateway.
    On a recent trip all seem to work OK and still seem to be alright - holding thumbs.
    One cap/marker of one of the...
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    Re: Caravan Spare Wheel - Advice Please

    The shape of the countersunk of the nuts of the car and the caravan look the same.

    The rim offset of the Fortuner is 30mm.
    I can't find an ET figure for the 15" steel rim but when the Fortuner...
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    Re: Compass offroad caravan

    A bit off topic, but have a look here.
    Maybe this info will be of help to you.
  28. Thread: Sprite Tourer SP

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    Re: Sprite Tourer SP

    Will do soon.

    Kitchen as supplied is not good at all.
    I have removed it in it's entirety and building a new one.
    Also modding and beefing-up where necessary.

    I will post pics when that's done.
  29. Thread: Sprite Tourer SP

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    Re: Sprite Tourer SP

    I bought a Sprite Tourer SP - 2021 model.

    So, just for information for other SP owners should they be interested.
    See here for information of the SP spare wheel.
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    Re: Caravan Spare Wheel - Advice Please

    Sorted.

    My Fortuner has 18" (PCD 139.7mm) mag rims fitted with 265x60R18 tyres.
    These wheels fit perfectly on my Sprite Tourer SP caravan that has 15" (PCD 140mm) steel rims fitted with...
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    Caravan Spare Wheel - Advice Please

    I have been caravanning for many, many years with both on and off road caravans.
    In all these years I've never had a puncture in any of my caravans tyres (of course, it does happen).
    I've bought a...
  32. Isuzu Re: One Million Seven hundred Thousand KM - Anything out there that tops this Isuzu?

    ???
    Yup - pineapple beer.
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    Re: 2 Sleeper trailer/caravan (not roof top)

    We had a tough and reliable two sleeper offroad caravan (Jurgens XCAPE) for 15 years and travelled throughout Southern Africa to many, often very remote, destinations.

    Recently decided to change...
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    Re: sugarbird feeder - annual problem

    1. Check the cork seal.
    If seal does not leak the water will not drip.

    2. These feeder bottles are Bee Killers in a BIG way.
    When the water is finished the bees crawl through the 'elbow', into...
  35. Re: Wood in Hartbeespoort - Don't Buy Next to the Road

    I wonder if those buying this wood on the side of the road would continue doing so if they saw the devastation being caused to the environment by this illegal wood harvesting on the slopes of the...
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