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    Re: The do's and dont's of sand driving

    Sure

    if you are in deep sand and in particular if you are in sand tracks then the best is to stay in those tracks and follow them by allowing the steering wheel to find it's own path. Gentle...
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    Re: The do's and dont's of sand driving

    If your sand track has a middlemannetjie that has grass or bush growth. Stop occasionally to check for grass build up around your undercarriage.

    Sometimes English just sounds soo wrong. So many...
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    Re: Snomaster fridge and solar

    Please do, nothing beats real world findings.

    we want a full trip report wif pics and efryfing ;D
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    Re: Overlanding.. Do you really need a 4x4?

    Indeed it was a few years ago. What I do remember was an area that had a thatched enclosure and a relief map of the Drakensberg mountains in a wood and glass case. it was quite large. Perhaps that...
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    Re: The do's and dont's of sand driving

    Don't brake, let yourself come to a stop or you will build ridges of sand in front of your tyres.
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    Re: The do's and dont's of sand driving

    and the tow bar :o
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    Re: Snomaster fridge and solar

    Honestly, I would swap that around. But, I am an insurance broker and am very adverse to risk ;D

    What does you policy say about recovery ::)
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    Re: The do's and dont's of sand driving

    Please google how to do that Pajero 3.8i lwb 2004

    thanks
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    The do's and dont's of sand driving

    Oh Boy, there is sand and there is sand. Beach sand, desert sand, hard pack sand, loose pack sand roads and corrugated sand, everywhere there is sand.

    Somewhere on a trip we are going to encounter...
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    Re: Snomaster fridge and solar

    Just read your post again. MPPT controller and panel to crank battery will work fine to keep it topped up, but not for the amp hours that you need during the night.

    Once more I say that your...
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    Re: Snomaster fridge and solar

    I was being rude, my apologies.

    No, this will not be enough. Fridges are power hungry and the Waeco is a great fridge. If you set the fridge to HIGH cut out as per the manual it will cut out at...
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    Re: Snomaster fridge and solar

    NO
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    Re: RTTs and weight

    @ AntonN

    that really is a well thought out solution.
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    Re: Battery Behavior

    Maybe it is not the batteries, but the wires.

    I may be completely wrong but I do remember a lesson about hot wires being more resistant than cold wires. Something about the free electron flow...
  15. Thread: Pajero 3.8 V6

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    Re: Pajero 3.8 V6

    Don't ever put muds on ;D;D;D
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    Re: Charging camera batteries in the bush.

    We managed to find a 12V charger for our Canon bridge, it does work very well. If I remember it was Amazon from overseas. Try bid or buy as well I see there was lots on there.
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    Re: Kgalagadi travel times

    So where is the trip report ????????????????????????? ;D and pics ??????????????????????? ;D
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    Re: How damaging is corrugation?

    I hope that this is an appropriate place to ask a few questions and that the old adage "there is no such thing as a stupid question" holds true.

    We are about to enter Richtersveld for the first...
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    Re: The mystery of the Namib's fairy circles.

    and let's be honest .... sometimes we need the whimsical and mysterious around the campfire, we can't let science have all it's own way.

    I would much rather fall asleep dreaming of Fairies and...
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    Re: RTTs and weight

    Needs to be to support my fat body ;D

    but therein lies the answer, why are they so heavy. It is because there is an expectation that they will support two, or even more persons and not break when...
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    Re: Bouncy bounce

    One of those that you have to go through a process of elimination to narrow it down.

    Rotate wheels on vehicle

    Try borrow wheels and tyres on trailer

    Is it only when towing ?

    Try unladen...
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    Re: Hi all noooby from Somerset uk

    Best scrumpy I ever had was from Somerset. ;D
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    Re: RTTs and weight

    My first tent was the Myway Serengeti. Wood floor, ripstop and nylon combo. 38kg
  24. Re: Show us your camping trailer setup & solutions

    Nothing better than a set up where you can put your feet up.
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    Re: Khubu island to Nxai pan

    We stayed in 4H all the way from Gweta to Kubu and locked the centre diff on the pans. Makes a difference when you are towing for sure. ;D
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    Re: Khubu island to Nxai pan

    If it is dry enough should not be a problem. it is a long haul and there are some deep sand bits as well as the Ntwetwe pan.
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    Re: RTTs and weight

    To answer your question, I think they need to stand up to the travelling part. I have had things on the roof rack in bags that were shredded by the wind by the time we got there. They need to be...
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    Re: Mokala National Park

    N1 to Bloem , cut across via Petrusburg. Easy run bar the last few KMs
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    Re: Overlanding.. Do you really need a 4x4?

    Ha ha ha many years ago I saw this sign at Mike's pass I think it was in the Drakensberg. We trudged up there in our 4x4 B2600 Mazda.

    Got to the top of the pass and there was the 1400 Nissan Champ...
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    Re: Kgalagadi travel times

    This should help
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    Re: Lightweight drawer system

    Some guys use rivnuts, other guys use a heavy ply wood base.
  32. Re: 10 Reasons Why you should NOT build a Heavy 4WD Tourer

    My problem remains the same

    10 days with no fresh water available for two people.

    min 6L a day drinking water (for coffee incl) 60 L - 60 kg

    2 cases beers (cans) 16kg

    2 x 5l wine box 10kg
  33. Potential pitfalls of a dual battery system

    Reading a couple of threads where people have not achieved their expectations in relation to their setups, I thought I would post about the pitfalls of a dual battery system and what could go wrong....
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    Re: I bought a fridge...now what

    What battery ?
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    Re: Overlanding.. Do you really need a 4x4?

    Wise words above. I relate my stories sometime to folk who have never done a bush trip, very often I get comments like, wow just the kind of thing I would like to do. Then I get, too busy at work or...
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