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    Re: How do you fill your van's water tank?

    Steel = rust problem ?
  2. Re: Kaokoland, Damaraland and their Riverbeds - Mini Trip Report

    As Walter said - "depends on your route". I would hate to go through the AbaHuab river in the narrow sections with 4m high side walls, with no escape routes. We had to do an about turn once after...
  3. Re: Kaokoland, Damaraland and their Riverbeds - Mini Trip Report

    Probably the same crowd who steal the shower buckets in the CKGR....
  4. Re: Kaokoland, Damaraland and their Riverbeds - Mini Trip Report

    Thanks for this trip report and pictures. It brings back many memories and a desire to visit again.

    Comments like "T4A marks the crossing as "Difficult to Impossible" and the Eastbound trail...
  5. Re: Powering water pressure pump during load shedding.

    I have not tried this yet. The secret is the trapped air, which you will not get when you have it horizontally between the pump and taps. It would have to be vertically, teeing off a pipe between...
  6. Re: Powering water pressure pump during load shedding.

    The pipe is a good idea, but will need to be higher/longer than 2m. This is just 0.2b, and the pressure pump normally kicks in when the pressure drops to 1 or 1.5b. But, having a vertical sealed...
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    Re: What Camping Shower

    River Rat's solution will work - I have not seen this one before.

    Any pressurised system will not work with a group, trying to limit each one to 20l of water per shower. There are only some who...
  8. Re: Powering water pressure pump during load shedding.

    It all depends on what tank stand you are buying. One for a 1000 litre tank will be a lot cheaper than one for a 10,000 litre stand.

    There is still this misconception that anything under 1 bar,...
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    Re: Replacing FL 2 rear shock

    Agree - the price must be for 4 shocks

    We've been lucky with my wife's 2011 FL2. Still original shocks at 295k km
  10. Thread: Gps sales

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    Re: Gps sales

    I can't see that happening - many debates on this. Sure, the GPS market size is losing out to smart phones, but there will always be a place for a dedicated GPSr on the dash, especially when in the...
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    Re: 160L compressor for my vehicle

    Sorry, I was not reading properly. I also made another extension for it.
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    Re: 160L compressor for my vehicle

    You will not make the main body of the Indeflate which matters, for next to nothing, unless you have a good decked out workshop. The beauty is not the pipes and fittings, but the central unit, to...
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    Re: Travelling the KZN Midlands

    The Ekukhanyeni (Thole) campsite has a self catering house as well. Fantastic setting, as Paul mentioned. Our ham club camped and used the house last weekend. This is not far from he Midlands...
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    Re: How do you fill your van's water tank?

    My old garden hose - does not leave any plastic taste
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    Re: I purchased an old caravan

    Our 3way fridges were not efficient when traveling, probably mainly due to the level issue. One was our freezer. However, running them on 12V while traveling meant that they did not get too warm -...
  16. Thread: Camping table

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    Re: Camping table

    If you do, they will send a side table ;D
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    Re: Rev counter - Defender

    That looks like a VDO rev counter - buy directly from one of their agents
  18. Thread: Camping table

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    Re: Camping table

    It looks the business. However, I still prefer our roll-up table, which packs more easily into small spaces. It is more than stable enough for our needs, and we do not sit on it.
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    Re: Camping table

    I replaced the elastic cord a few years ago. All good since then. The original one seemed to come from dubious origins - lasted well for a few years though. Once assembled, the elastic does not...
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    Re: TV and modified or pure sine wave

    In theory yes. But 24VDC to 220VAC is more efficient than 12VDC to 220VAC. You also need thicker cables with 12V as currents are higher than with 24V

    I also used a cheap 300W modified sine wave...
  21. Thread: Camping table

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    Re: Camping table

    We bought a similar one to these roll-up ones about 20 years ago. Our slats have plastic end caps - not open like this one.

    It must have been from Outdoor Warehouse. One or two plastic end caps...
  22. Thread: E-toll outcome

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    Re: E-toll outcome

    Those who benefit and those who don't?
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    Re: Heavy trucks avoid tolls

    Just use a big zoom lens....
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    Re: Heavy trucks avoid tolls

    From what I remember though is that there was a lot of overloading, often in the mid 30 tons, instead of the legal 24 or 26t, or whatever it was. Not sure if this is still the pattern?

    It would...
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    Re: Heavy trucks avoid tolls

    You still need to make a lane wider than a truck, with run-off areas. Try and drive a truck perfectly in a narrow lane, like beyond the yellow lane - very difficult even at a slow 80km/hr. And, it...
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    Re: Heavy trucks avoid tolls

    The Natal Witness reported heavy weights at the Mkondeni weighbridge in Pietermaritzburg a few years ago. Around 50 tons for a tri axle and more for interlinks. It was about double of the legal...
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    Re: Caravan security

    When I was still living in Jhg, I welded a tow hitch to a base plate, which was rawl bolted to the wall. There was a heavy steel cover which slid over this, and was locked in position with a big...
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    Re: Campsite pricing, where do you draw the line?

    We also don't camp because it's cheaper than formal accommodation. But, at R1300 per night, the campsite needs to be really special. If only "normal" I will pass.

    Having said that, if we have to...
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    Re: Heavy trucks avoid tolls

    Delivery times started becoming an issue in the late 1990's already. I used to get the small 3t containers from Gauteng delivered here to the farm. It took 2 or 3 days if I remember correctly. ...
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    Re: Discovery 4 side mirrors auto folding

    I was worried about the same on my wife's 2011 FL2. But so far they are still operating perfectly. She's done 290k km, of which most are short 15km trips. So the mirrors have folded and unfolded...
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    Re: Two burner high pressure gas stove

    That is relative, I suppose. How long is a few years?

    You wrote "I may be wrong but I understand they stopped making the high pressure portable stocves for safety reasons. This was a few year...
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    Re: Two burner high pressure gas stove

    I bought a high pressure Alva about two years ago - was from Outdoor Warehouse if I remember correctly
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    Re: Post a Photo of your Camping Setup

    Looks Awesome!

    Edit: Both location and setup :)
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    Re: What's your Biggest pet peeve?

    Queues longer than 5 minutes - what a waste of valuable time for the working class.
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    Re: What's your Biggest pet peeve?

    Someone mentioned using fog lights incorrectly. Also using hazard lights when you are about to turn left or right or pull off the road. Their indicator stalks must last a lifetime as they are never...
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