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    Re: Caravan Winching

    Nothing wrong with steel rope, it's just a female dog to work with, the synthetic stuff you get these days is super nice, soft and flexible like a normal tent guy rope, so super easy to work with and...
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    Re: Caravan Winching

    There was a thread on the same not too long ago.

    *Fit a winch in the garage floor, properly bolted / concreted down.
    * 1 ton, even less should do just fine, I prefer over engineering though.
    *...
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    Re: Posting photos of rhino

    Ja I often see people after a trip to Kruger for example post photos of their sitings, they then don't include photos of the rhino but mention that they saw rhino and that they are not posting the...
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    Re: Posting photos of rhino

    Private farms I can half understand, but then again if you have labourers, it anyway won't take long before everyone knows you have rhinos on the farm.

    Big public reserves is a different story, as...
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    Posting photos of rhino

    I've been wondering for a while now what the opinion is these days on posting photos of rhino on social media etc.

    For quite a while one got the idea that there's a unwritten rule not to post any...
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    Re: Why is safety still not a priority??

    I know of very few people who will consider or choose one vehicle over another because of the amount of airbags. Never heard someone say, I rather paid R20k more because this one has 4 more airbags,...
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    Re: Best places for a service,

    Can I ask the same in Pretoria for a Ecosport cambelt service? dealers want R9k.
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    Re: Fridge operating

    I've always been of the opinion that the cost of a extra solar panel is worth not having to sweat over micro managing the opening and closing of my fridge. Being on holiday, having to think in...
  9. Re: Real word ownership experience - LC 200: V8 4.6l petrol vs V8 D4D

    So, wanneer teken Gert? :D dis 'n taai een.
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    Re: Solar panels for hire

    I think Bushpower in Midrand also still do this.
  11. Re: Why we hugely regret buying used from Bush Lapa Gauteng North

    Hence me saying the customer is always right, no matter how wrong they are.
  12. Re: Why we hugely regret buying used from Bush Lapa Gauteng North

    Don't want to derail, agree with you, but it's that thing of fuming inside with a smile on your face, a duck on water calm on the surface but peddling like hell underneath etc.
  13. Re: Why we hugely regret buying used from Bush Lapa Gauteng North

    If I'm ever arrogant enough to tell a client who just dropped R400k at my business to please not enter in to a legal dispute with me, not because I'm concerned but because I don't want to get...
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    Re: Solar serup charging problem

    You should seek the problem at the HCDP panel, this has nothing to do with your Victron Smartsolar, remember the Victron Smartsolar only charges the battery from solar, AC charging is still handled...
  15. Re: Substantial voltage drop when Compressor kicks in

    Yes it can very possibly be that 3, 4m cable you have running from the fridge to the bat box, also, what connectors are you using, cigarette, Hella, Anderson?
    It might be worth redoing that cable...
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    Re: Connecting a third battery

    You are over thinking this and trying to complicate it.

    You already have a DC-DC with battery in the vehicle, you already have a DC-DC with battery in the trailer, keep it that way and keep them...
  17. Re: Substantial voltage drop when Compressor kicks in

    Perfect opportunity for the OP to get a multimeter and to learn how to use it. IMHO a basic multimeter should be part of everyone's tool kit who has a dual battery system installed and you can get...
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    Re: Connecting a third battery

    That post was 2016, before lithium became mainstream in SA, especially in smaller camping systems.
    I'm almost certain what Fluffy meant with different battery technologies in that post was different...
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    Re: Connecting a third battery

    Some equalization will probably take place, but it will be super slow and because it's different battery chemistries, different voltages it will stop at some point.

    I won't at all advise...
  20. Re: Real word ownership experience - LC 200: V8 4.6l petrol vs V8 D4D

    Ek sou se as dit regtig gan oor die spasie ook, :D toets hom eers gelaai soos jy jou 105 op vakansie laai, met baba stoeltjies ens. om te kyk of hy regtig soveel meer spasie het.

    If it gets to...
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    Re: Sleep apnea machine power

    Agree with you in principle, I'm not a fan of modified sine wave at all, since you never know what you get, in fact so many manufacturers claiming pure sine wave turns out to be not so pure.

    Agree...
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    Re: Sleep apnea machine power

    I'm no expert, but I don't see why you'll need a pure sine wave inverter if the machine works off a 24v DC adaptor like the typical Resmed, different story of course if it works directly off AC.
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    Re: And so it begins.

    Any updates Louis, are you up and running yet?
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    Re: Sleep apnea machine power

    +1 my dad uses the same brand and got the 12 to 24V adaptor from Resmed right from the beginning.
    I later also built him a battery box for use at home during load shedding.

    The other day when...
  25. Re: What are the must watch African YouTube Overland Chanels

    Check this guy out, 5410 Africa
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaH3p36jxpVrYjX-42u0tzA

    Full disclosure he is my cousin, crazy / lucky bugger plans to permanently travel Africa, visiting all 54...
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    Re: Going solar: starting to investigate.

    The Sunsynk have 2 MPPT trackers, I'm not sure if the absolute max PV you may connect is 6 kW or whether it can simply utilize a max of 6 kW.

    The way I usually do the rough calculation, shop...
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    Re: Where to hire a 4x4 for a weekend.

    Invite a friend with a 4x4 to go along with you, if you get stuck he can pull you out then you know you need a 4x4. :D
    If you can just as easily go where he goes, then you probably don't need a 4x4...
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    Re: Going solar: starting to investigate.

    If you are off grid on a farm then best keep it that way.
    The +-R2500 transformer fee for direct Escom customers on a farm is already a killer and I don't see them changing that anytime soon.
    As I...
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    Re: 18 cell Lifepo4 48v bank on Victron

    Won't it be a issue that the cells in the new shipment will be from a different batch?
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    Re: Those who said, electric vehicle, NEVER!

    They won't do everything for ever and fit the bills for everything, our government should pull finger out of arse, be a bit proactive for a change and for starters encourage EV's and later also the...
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    Re: Those who said, electric vehicle, NEVER!

    There's this one Chinese EV manufacturer with a different outlook than the rest.
    They want to put a EV costing as little as $5000 on the road in especially third world countries. They say a range of...
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    Re: Those who said, electric vehicle, NEVER!

    Our vehicle problems in SA unfortunately stretch much wider than this.
    We are heavily invested in the automotive manufacture industry, Toyota, Ford, Nissan, Mercedes, VW etc. When the first world...
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    Re: Those who said, electric vehicle, NEVER!

    A while ago I watched a video where a reviewer compared his old Tesla to his new Tesla, can't quite remember the details, but let's call it a 2015 model to a 2019.
    On the face of it in terms of...
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    Re: The most capable, reliable soft roader?

    30 posts in and nobody has suggested the ultimate softy yet, the Paj?
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    Re: The most capable, reliable soft roader?

    Only said so because my dad uses it as a excuse for selling his lifted FJ for a Prado, always say he did it because mom struggles to get in and out. Yes mom has a bad hip but that wasn't his main...
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