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    Re: Best 4x4 tires for deep sand

    F1 cars also:), but they need as much rubber as possible on the tar. You can argue it applies for sand also, but tread on a tyre would only increase traction/friction in sand, but yes you can bury...
  2. Thread: 220v AC or 12v DC?

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    Re: 220v AC or 12v DC?

    :confused: yes 12 x 3.5 = 42 watt, which is much less than 220 x 1.6 VA. So you wasting your battery storage to use 220 from it, but direct from 220 who cares how much you use.:)
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    Re: Best 4x4 tires for deep sand

    Even Google believe in smooth tyres, but to me it make no sense. Maybe for an aeroplane yes!:)
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    Re: Best 4x4 tires for deep sand

    The one you have. :) Unless you drive 90% of the time sand . Then is it dunes or flat areas?
  5. Thread: 220v AC or 12v DC?

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    Re: 220v AC or 12v DC?

    Camp fridges can run of both 220V and 12V, but they are actually 12V. Thus use 12V when camping. Why step up to 220V while the fridge converts it back to 12V. But if 220V is availble switch it over...
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    Re: Your Idea of a Beginner Overland Vehicle

    I would be hesitant to buy a old model expensive vehicle for overlanding. Maintemance cost can go through the roof and then you have to sacrifice on the number of trips.

    A newer model DC bakkie...
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    Re: What features important for TPMS?

    I have the tire moni sets for many year now. A few sensors needed to be replaced over the years but further no issues. The only disadvantage is on long valve stems the sensor made it to swing quit...
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    Re: Towing with GD6 Auto...

    Yes quit smooth. I use the speed control on daily basis, you only see the rev counter moves a bit up and down mostly between mostly 5th and 6th, on the steeper inclines. (not towing) The first GD6...
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    Re: Advice wanted on a hilux

    The V6 will outlast the 3l d4d engine but will be cheaper to maintain in the long run. Somehow you going to pay, either in fuel (petrol) or injectors, a turbo or diesel pump, what ever is convenient...
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    Re: Towing with GD6 Auto...

    :) Yes it will hunts more in cruise control as it tries continuously to keep on the speed, although the cruise control does much better in the GD6 then in the V6.
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    Re: Towing with GD6 Auto...

    Just tow it in D, but listen how hard the gearbox is working that it don't overheats when shunting too much up and done, then lock it in a gear that it dont hunt too much. Depends obviously your...
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    Re: Namibian Memories Trip Report April 2018

    Nice pictures!
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    Re: Amperage for 4x 400W 12/14.4V system

    A bit confucing but yes 1 x Bluesolar 100/50 can take 2 x 400 watt panels max for 12 volt charging.

    In the spec the 1600watt is for 24 volt system, and for 12V system it can charge 700W....
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    Re: Please help me understand

    Yes pedal booster just make the response quicker. With the hilux in eco mode you need to push the throttle much deeper as in power mode to get the same response.
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    Re: Kasanka & Bangweulu Wetlands

    We were in Sept last year in Kasanka, lots of Sitatunga there, and we saw also few elephants. It was too early for the bats. Did also a canoe trip early morning for bird viewing. Nice campsite and...
  16. Thread: Desert lions

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    Re: Desert lions

    Indeed. I grow up in the north and know how it was before all the conservation areas was established.

    Emotion here will anyway do nothing to the situation there.
  17. Re: Three new bakkies that could unsettle the cart when they arrive in SA

    I had 3 Izusu's DC in a row the past till GM took over, was quit satisfied with the vehicle, yes each service there were some small issues but I could lived that. Took me a year to rid of the last...
  18. Re: Three new bakkies that could unsettle the cart when they arrive in SA

    Maybe not 100% but yes qaultity and reliability, and off course what you pay for that, represent in the in the sales figures. But some buyers are just loyal like those that buy LRs, and to a certain...
  19. Re: Garmin trips, waypoints on Google Earth - Missing

    :o Mapsource has it still
  20. Re: Garmin trips, waypoints on Google Earth - Missing

    Try having Google running while select viewing in Basecamp?
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    Re: Two different MPPT controllers together?

    I the solar panels cant be match then this is the alternative, thus yes .
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    Re: 6 People killed in Henties accident

    Not what I remember of the case , but must admit I did not follow it that close.

    However head-on's happen quit often here, overtaking where there is no sight distance, either stupid, under...
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    Re: BushLapa Equivalent

    I excluded all SS and aluminium vans in my search, and end up with Echo.
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    Re: Landcruiser 79 WHAT COLOUR!!

    White or beige , any other colour is not right:)
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    Re: Victron 12 30amp dcdc charger

    Can be an ignition switch. Download the manual.
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    Re: Landcruiser 79 update in 2020?

    Eventually !! ::)
  27. Re: How often are camping environment batteries thrown away prematurely?

    Many of these so-called maintenance free batteries dies because of the acid levels going too low for some or other reason. Yes one can open most of them and top up.

    Lead acid batteries capacities...
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    Re: Plotting a route for a gps

    Yes I plan a trip on Mapsource mostly, just as a broad idea, and seldom download everything to the GPS. Only maybe download where I need to follow a specific route etc., especially going home and...
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    Re: Plotting a route for a gps

    Thanks, tried it last night again and did not work, it is on the Overlander's memory but you cant fnd it, but but I will go through the links maybe did not do it correctly.
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    Re: Plotting a route for a gps

    With an Overlander device you need to use Explore Garmin Account and save the routes and sync then with the Overlander. You can still use Basecamp or Mapsource the do your routes but need to export...
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    Re: Plotting a route for a gps

    Mapsource:)
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    Re: Leopard kill, Orange River

    They do it anyway by just quarreling amongst themselves.:)

    Not every leopard learn to prey on baboons, and don't do it often unless no other prey, which might be possible there?
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    Re: How many kilos on your car?

    Wie ry dan so baie;D

    Ek ry n voertuig net so 150k km, dan swaai ek hom. Dit vat net so 3-4 jaar. Ek ry ook nie voertuie wat langer as n dag gediens of herstel moet word nie.>:D
  34. Re: Basecamp routes do not show on a Garmin Drive

    Went on line with Garmin, they told me to reset it and re-calibrate and clear up some memory. Looks if its fine now.

    Re-set is lower right hand corner with power on. Re-calibrate screen is top...
  35. Re: Basecamp routes do not show on a Garmin Drive

    Tried several times now again, sometimes it works, sometimes only the way points transfers:confused:, on both Basecamp and mapsource.
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