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    Re: After ten years in a shed. . .

    My SAAF "gary" in 1973 had no convoy lights in the Caprivi.
    Most were green, two were old camo.
    They were fitted with "galvanized bos beskermers"
    Was stationed at Rundu.

    The Vasbyt Bedfords...
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    Re: Bush Lapa owners list

    Jy gaan beslis nie 'n fout maak met die Kewer nie.
    Ons sleep al geruime tyd een, het wel so paar modifikasies aangebring wat ons beter pas.

    Die binne sit werk uitstekend as die weer sleg is,...
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    Re: KZN game reserves campsite advice

    Also try Ernie's place he is next to Ndumo and offer discount to Forum members.
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    Re: Elektrisiteit en kampplek. Hoeveel is genoeg.

    Ek kyk terug na hoe ons gekamp het in 60s en 70s.
    Nou goed daar is baie nuwe tegnologie en ons moet vorentoe beweeg.

    Hier in die 80s het ons 'n nuwe karavaan aangeskaf en alles was of gas of 12V...
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    Re: Member sightings

    See if you can get hold of Peter, he stays in Ashley Pinetown, he had some.
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    Re: Member sightings

    That looks like Wayne Usher (Kippie 2)
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    Re: Can I Fix This Tyre?

    Had two similar issues on Coopers, rather replace.

    I won't take the chance
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    Re: Kgalagadi pictures thread, NO cat pics allowed!

    So paar van ons 2020 onderbreke toer
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    Re: Kgalagadi pictures thread, NO cat pics allowed!

    So paar van Augustus 2018, ons 2020 een is kru onderbreek agv "lock down"

    Hierdie was tydens die 4x4 Echo toer van TR na Nossob
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    Re: Camping Shower and Pump

    Referring to my comment in #45, photo regarding our setup.
    The shower head has a tap that you can adjust the flow of the water with.
    We set the water temp on the geyser.
    The plastic pipe is...
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    Re: Shu Shu Hotsprings

    Used to be a very nice place to be.
    Certain time of the year a BIG family gathering used to take place there, then nobody else allowed (can't remember when and who)

    The different baths used to be...
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    Re: Sunday 5th July braai.

    Guys wish we were close by, I would have walked to Peters place.

    We got out to Dinokeng just the other day.
    Braai areas closed but people gathered any way.
    We had to keep the distance thing,...
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    Re: Camping Shower and Pump

    We have 6L Dewhot gas geyser fed by 8L 12V pump and 105 L water tank.

    Using a shower head with very small holes with a valve at the shower head and hose pipe that connect to the side of the van.
    ...
  14. Thread: Second Battery

    by Danie S
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    Re: Second Battery

    I went over many years and build my own battery box.
    Using a NL solenoid under the bonnet.
    Currently on version #3 for the last 6/7 years.

    Used standard solar controller with a permanently...
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    Re: Testing 2nd hand deep cycle battery

    Suggest you put some rubber between the battery and floor of the BL.
    I have approx 12mm of soft rubber under it and 3 mm under the strap.

    On my Echo 4 I lost a battery that was directly on the...
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    Re: Long range tank "issues"

    The solution is bit of of a pain.
    The second tank (long range with own filler point) must not feed the main tank.
    What we did is have a pump to fill the main tank from the second tank with a switch...
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    Re: goodyear wrangler duratrac

    I have front Wrangler (6 months old) and rear Coopers (on their way out) to be replaced before going on a long trip.

    The Coopers have side wall damage a plenty, reason for going back to Wranglers....
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    Re: PLEASE advise - How to save old Pics???

    I have plenty still to scan or snap.
    Prior to 2005 and going back to 1953.
    Make photo books now and keeping a digital copy on laptop as well as 2 x hard disks.
    My hard disk on the laptop crashed...
  19. Thread: Jockey Wheels

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    Re: Jockey Wheels

    The weight on my BL-Kewer is 120 kg and it still bites into soft sand.
    Got a solid wheel with bearings that is slightly round on the surface and 16 mm wider - no sharp square edges - and it seems to...
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    Re: Value for money

    Probleem, ons het daarmee gesit en op die ou end maar paar aanpassings gedoen.
    Ons is net twee persone, weet nie hoeveel julle is nie.

    Ons het vir baie jare 'n Echo 4 gesleep en orals met hom...
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    Re: Tyre age vs condition

    Hi Wylie,
    Sounds like you look after your tyres well.
    We towed a Echo 4 all over the place and now a BL- Kewer.
    Been all over, Richterveld and so on, had 2 punctures on the Wranglers in about 400...
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    Re: Tyre age vs condition

    I would have it checked in side.
    Is the rubber hard on the "spare" or still soft.
    Will keep a close eye on it.
    My tyres work hard so they do not last past 70-80k km.

    The spare on my Ranger is...
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    Re: Test a battery ?

    My sentiments as well, keep water away.

    The problem I had and the reason to buy a splash proof charger.
    Second battery stay permanently in the load bin, asked the chap to sweep out the load bin...
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    Re: Tyre age vs condition

    I had a tyre that was 5 years old on my 2010 Ranger and a puncture that required the inside to be looked at.
    Had fine cracks on the inside and the tyre and is mate on the same axle was there and...
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    Re: Test a battery ?

    I have been using two of the IP65 12/15 for quite a few years, been keeping my batteries healthy.
    They are on the batteries permanently - go into storage mode when the battery is fully charged...
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    Defender Re: Don't know if mechanics are being honest here

    I have not read all the notes/comments.
    And I do not know the gearbox on the vehicle

    Had similar problem many years ago, the blue smoke slowly increased over a year.

    Then visited a friend of...
  27. Re: Dodged a huge bullet on a dual battery solar setup.

    Interesting read.
    Makes me wonder what actually went wrong - I have no idea.
    What dangers do I have with my setup.

    My setup is a NL Solenoid that connects my 100 A DC battery in the load bin of...
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    Re: Lithium Battery Review

    I made a decision to go as simple as possible - KISS.

    Victron MPPT and Victron IP65 and 2 x 100 Amp batteries.

    It works with 2 x 100 Watt panels on the roof of our offroad caravan.

    Later on...
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    Re: Trickle charge via cigarette lighter plug?

    I just went crazy and got a Victron IP65 that keeps the additional battery in the back charged and topped up.
    Once we get home connect the 220 to the vehicle to run the fridge and top up die...
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    Re: How old is your mobile fridge?

    We got a 70L Electrolux in 84/85 secondhand from a friend 12/220/gas.
    Sold it to a friend for 6 beers in 2000, his daughter still use it to day as a drink fridge at home (no issues).

    Bought a 70...
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    Re: 3.2 ford engine failures imminent?

    Our Ranger stood for about 3 months.
    Maintenance battery charger on and tyres up 2.5.

    No issues on our return, this happend a few times over the last 3-4 years.

    Since we are on pension it...
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    Peter does the "lady of the House" agree with your suggestion ? ;D;D;D;D
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    Re: Suspension Lock(down)

    Have a look at the jack used by Bush Lapa on its Goggas at the rear.
    Mount them on the high liftjack point on the aftermarket bumper.
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    Re: Road closure Jozini Kozi Bay

    Seems we require 2 or 3 front end loaders to clean the road plus about 5 Ratels with troops from the border war to clean up the place.

    Very crude way to do it unfortunately :(

    Our trip to...
  35. Re: Ongeluk, en versekering weier om skade te herstel

    Pyne, my vraag is hoekom moet mens baklei.
    Staan maar stewig, hulle moet dit reg maak.

    'n Ander voertuig het agter in my Fiesta vasgery, op sy cell foon gesit insteede dat hy kyk wat voor hom...
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