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    Re: Mahindra overheat

    Can you provide more details on the vehicle?
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    Re: Dual Battery Questions

    I grew up and stay in the far northern bushveld, we heard about those fish/ prawns things you find in the sea but for safety sake we stick to good old red meat, well aged! ;D

    Your ice-cream is my...
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    Re: Dual Battery Questions

    Meat on a bone like a T-bone or chops and also chicken will spoil first because of the bone (which I presume carries bacteria)
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    Re: Dual Battery Questions

    The whole freeze thing is overrated and comes from the days when our fathers and grandfathers had to pre-freeze meat, wrap it in newspaper and put it into a rather useless cooler box ;D

    I enjoy...
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    Re: Dual Battery Questions

    I don't understand the need to freeze anything for a weekend trip?

    I don't even freeze for a 7 day trip, only longer trips.

    Set drinks section at 2 (fridge will fluctuate between 0 and 4)...
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    Re: Dual Battery Questions

    How long was your trip?

    Why did you need to freeze stuff?
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    Ford & Mazda Re: New Ford Ranger Announcement

    Ford invests R600 million to build V6 engine in South Africa

    Ford South Africa is investing R600 million into its Struandale engine plant in Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth) to build the new...
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    Re: Gwm p series 4x4 LT

    Number 19 of the 20 best-selling cars in South Africa


    https://topauto.co.za/news/31793/20-best-selling-cars-in-south-africa-3/?utm_source=everlytic&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=businesstech
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    Re: Gwm P-Series Feedback

    Number 19 of the 20 best-selling cars in South Africa

    https://topauto.co.za/news/31793/20-best-selling-cars-in-south-africa-3/?utm_source=everlytic&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=businesstech
  10. Re: Leaving quality Solar Panels outside in Light rain

    Occasional rain will not damage these panels, just make sure that they are thoroughly dry before long term storage.
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    Re: Route help.

    Agree!

    Thousands of people from the thousands of villages around Burgersfort going to the only town.
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    Re: Route help.

    You don't have a lot of options unless you want to or are prepared to take a long detour? ???

    Its either via Lydenburg, Burgersfort, Sabie or Bushbuckridge.

    Maybe post in the "The 4x4 Pub" and...
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    Re: Puncture repairs

    I always wear gloves around the fire when camping (not at home) when handling the wood, moving coals and grids. Not as a "hot cloth" but for protection.

    It saved me from numerous burns and at...
  14. Re: What is the least overlandish vehicle you have used and what was your route

    Some interesting vehicle choices and stories.

    Not sure if its overlanding or camping or road trip ;D

    https://carbuzz.com/news/porsche-approves-of-this-crazy-911-camper
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    Re: Puncture repairs

    You can find it all here https://4x4direct.co.za/513-tyre-care
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    Re: ODB2 scanners

    https://www.takealot.com/roadi-elm-327-ios-and-android-bluetooth-obdii-diagnostic-scanner/PLID70432431?gclid=Cj0KCQiAtJeNBhCVARIsANJUJ2GqxqckoCOAP9ZC_G5ipel2lmalMQZGWKwPDpC7jSVINt1rUbbtAdgaAk7ZEALw_wc...
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    Re: ODB2 scanners

    https://www.takealot.com/roadi-elm-327-ios-and-android-bluetooth-obdii-diagnostic-scanner/PLID70432431?gclid=Cj0KCQiAtJeNBhCVARIsANJUJ2GqxqckoCOAP9ZC_G5ipel2lmalMQZGWKwPDpC7jSVINt1rUbbtAdgaAk7ZEALw_wc...
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    Re: ODB2 scanners

    ELM327 works just fine.

    The amount of interface will depend on your vehicle.
  19. Re: New proud Landcruiser owner, need help with dual battery system

    Measure the space on the roof and buy the panels that would fit in.

    The more the beter, you can never have to much solar in Africa >:D
  20. Re: New proud Landcruiser owner, need help with dual battery system

    The Flexopower panels will work.

    The BlueNova battery should fit in that box but check specs.

    I am not sure about the controller and the DC-DC?

    Consult with the manufacturer for specs.

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  21. Re: New proud Landcruiser owner, need help with dual battery system

    If the solar controller and DC-DC charger are LiFePO4 compatible I would go with the BlueNova.

    I would not fit the solar panels on the vehicle but would rather get loose panels that I can move...
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    Re: 2021 Hilux 4x4 suspension upgrade

    First you add the xtra weight then you do the suspension upgrade not the other way around ??? (If you want it done right)
  23. Re: Emergency SOS device - does one REALLY need it?

    SatComms works well for when you suffer a breakdown or get stuck or something similar. You can communicate and they can send help.

    With a medical emergency I believe you might be better of with a...
  24. Re: Portable Solar panels for portable Inverters

    What do you need to power with the system when remote/off the grid? besides the internet connection?

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    Re: Trailboss inverter

    https://digisec.co.za/product/cpi-12035-inverter-350w-modified-sine-wave/

    This one is as quiet as a mouse ;D

    I use it for my CPAP when camping, the previous one had the fan running all the...
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    Re: "Affordable" foldable solar panels

    Dear Peter this thread is about "affordable solar panels"

    At R13 000-00 the Flexopower 240 W Mojave Gen 2 does not qualify as affordable!

    You should have bought the NAMIB-240 foldable solar...
  27. Re: New Extreme Lights LoadShed Camping Lantern

    They are on special for R645-00

    https://www.extremelights.co.za/collections/loadshed-solutions/products/loadshed-rechargeable-lantern
  28. Re: Recommendations for plug in emergency lights for the house

    https://www.extremelights.co.za/collections/loadshed-solutions/products/loadshed-rechargeable-lantern

    "Our high-performance LoadShed Rechargeable LED Lantern is an easy to carry lantern, that...
  29. Re: Wat is die gewildste/beste karavaan vir langstaan.

    Here are some that's available in that price range.

    Not all will have a bathroom. Do you need a toilet or a shower or both?

    This will give you some idea of what's available, you will need to...
  30. Re: Wat is die gewildste/beste karavaan vir langstaan.

    Watter prysklas?
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    Re: FJ Cruiser Rock Sliders

    https://www.gobi-x.co.za/product-tag/toyota-fj-cruiser/
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    Re: Waterproofing canvas

    First clean with this

    https://tentco.co.za/index.php/quick-links/products/accessories/tent-accessories/tentco-canvas-cleaner-detail

    Then paint with this
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    Re: Connecting a third battery

    The right solution is a solar panel, I would recommend 200w.

    What is the dual battery system in the vehicle powering?

    You could setup a cable to connect your fridge (draws the most current) to...
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    I believe the reasoning behind it is to get a more equal input/output to/from both batteries. How much difference it would make in real life conditions I don't know?

    Waiting for the more...
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    Yes ;D

    Let me clarify.

    From the charger, the charger's positive cable goes to battery 1's positive connection and the charger's negative cable goes to battery 2's negative connection.

    The...
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