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    Re: Light bars (AGAIN!!!!)

    Just read the next clause in the Regulations ......

    “No lamp other than a lamp prescribed or authorised in terms of these Regulations shall at any time be fitted to any vehicle operated on a...
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    Re: Light bars (AGAIN!!!!)

    SABS 047 Roadworthiness

    5.59.2 Headlamps

    Reject if

    e) headlamp beams are not of similar intensity
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    Re: Overlanding equipment list

    I’m also looking for a similar list, as we are travelling down to South Africa in December and I’m concerned that we will not be adequately equipped 🤔

    Johan 😎
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    Re: Stedi lightbar

    If the lights are marked as “off-road only” it is unlikely that they have SABS/E certification, and are therefore illegal to fit to a vehicle operated on a public road.

    Johan 😎
  5. Re: Driving through Botswana to Namibia at night, good idea?

    It took 2 collisions with animals at night to cure me of the practice of driving at night. I picked up a kudu with the Defender and a cow with the Isuzu and in both instances was fortunate to walk...
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    Re: Marble Camp Reservations

    Have you ever been to this campsite before ?

    I stayed there in May this year. Ablution block with hot and cold showers, flushing toilets, solar lighting, each site has its own tap, washing basin,...
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    Re: Bakkie Bed Rack (for Kayak transport)

    Don’t discount the wind load ! You have a fairly large surface area, and at 120km/h ......

    Most kayaks are very streamlined and I have not experienced a marked impact on fuel consumption. In cross...
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    Re: Bakkie Bed Rack (for Kayak transport)

    The upright is normally fitted to a mounting that fits between the towbal and the draw bar and the towbal can then be used for its intended purpose.

    If you follow the link that Wessie gave in #8,...
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    Re: Bakkie Bed Rack (for Kayak transport)

    Over what distance ?

    The OP wants to transport it from Pretoria to Cape Town and back (+- 1500km each way)

    Johan 😎
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    Re: Bakkie Bed Rack (for Kayak transport)

    I’ve got 2 Stealth kayaks. 2 loadbars on a double cab will not provide enough support.

    Johan 😎
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    Re: Bakkie Bed Rack (for Kayak transport)

    Fit one loadbar on the roof and an upright inverted T to the towbar

    Johan 😎
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    Re: What size solar panel

    Why not run the lights and charge the cellphone off the dual battery system in your vehicle ?

    I use the following battery system on my small boat :
    2 x 9Ah batteries
    10W solar panel
    Small...
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    Re: Ultimate Ford Ranger Overlander

    Can’t see how this will work for an overlander. Most ldv’s have a payload of 1000kg. This modification should have increased the nett weight of the vehicle by at least 100kg, bringing the payload...
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    Re: Garmin 64s for overlanding /Gravel Roads

    Will you trust anything called Zuma ?

    My reference to hiking was merely to indicate how versatile the unit can be

    Johan 😎
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    Re: Garmin 64s for overlanding /Gravel Roads

    I won’t trust a Zuma ......

    The 64 is a versatile unit, even though the screen is small. You are not going to use it to watch dvd’s.

    As far as I know, the unit is waterproof and can be powered...
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    Re: Defender Headlight adjustment

    I would redo the wiring of the headlights. At the moment all the power to the lights are going through a plastic fitting with brass connectors in the steering housing.

    Rather feed the lights...
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    Re: Defender Headlight adjustment

    This would be illegal ....
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    Re: LED Light Bar Covers In Cape Town

    Hi Morton Berg

    This is what the Road Traffic Regulations say :

    184. Manner in which lamps to be fitted and maintained
    (1) The head lamps of a motor vehicle shall be fitted—
    (a) at a height of...
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    Re: LED Light Bar Covers In Cape Town

    The lightbar is mounted on the roof of the car .....

    The regulations say that you may not mount a light higher than 1.4 m above the ground.

    But apart from this I would still like to see how...
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    Re: Charging camera batteries in the bush.

    I would rather stay at Roy’s Restcamp (70km before Mururani)

    Johan 😎
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    Re: Charging camera batteries in the bush.

    Hi Slowones

    Your camera and laptop batteries consume so little power while charging, that you don’t need an extra battery in the vehicle just for that purpose.

    If you are really concerned about...
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    Re: Cape Town Cycle Tour (Argus) 2020

    I've entered for my 27th one ;D

    Johan 8)
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    Re: Expired vehicle license in Namibia

    I see where you are headed ......

    None of the license discs on my vehicles have ever been scanned at a border post. They only check the expiry date st road blocks.

    Johan 😎
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    Re: Gelukkige 50 000km verjaarsdag Amarok

    50 000km in 6 jaar .......

    Lyk my jy is bang om die bakkie ry !

    Johan 😎
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    Re: Die Hel (Gautenger seeking some info)

    Is there also not a sign prohibiting vehicles longer than 6m ?

    Johan 😎
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    Re: Die Hel (Gautenger seeking some info)

    As far as I know there are “No Towing” signs on Swartberg Pass, so you cannot legally take a trailer to “Die Hel”

    Johan 😎
  27. Re: Toyota Prado 150 + Wild Earth RTT - Carrying 4 Jerry Cans?

    I did the trip in August 2015

    If you are doing the same trip, your last fuel will be at Terace Bay and the next fuel at Palmwag - 1072km away. You might be able to get fuel at Puros, but do not...
  28. Re: Toyota Prado 150 + Wild Earth RTT - Carrying 4 Jerry Cans?

    My recommendation ......

    Carry some diesel in those 5 litre water bottles, that you buy water in, inside the car. If you are concerned about leakage, wrap them in cling wrap and put them in a...
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    Re: Battery charging via solar

    You do need a solar regulator to charge the battery with a solar panel.

    I built myself a small battery box containing 2 x 9Ah batteries to power the Garmin fish finder, lights, etc on my small...
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    Re: Hiking the Wolfberg Cracks

    Hiking in the Cederberg was one of my favourite activities when I still lived in SA.

    Attached, is a trip report (in Afrikaans) dating from a few years ago.

    Johan 8)
  31. Cherokee Re: What minimum equipment I should take for a trip to the dunes

    ??????????

    The OP mentioned that they will be going into the dunes and that there are guide vehicles going along. Not many tyre repair places or farms in the dunes .....

    Find out from the...
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    Re: Power-line Service Trails

    Hi Estee

    Unfortunately not .....

    All land in South Africa belongs to someone (private, business, local authority, government, etc) and you cannot access it without the owner's permission -...
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    Re: Just don't get some people...

    About a year ago one of the members of this forum posted a photograph of himself doing a "spirited U-turn" with his vehicle during their Namibian holiday .....

    I know Namibia better than most and...
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    Re: Charging camera batteries in the bush.

    I make use of a small 180W pure sine wave inverter and it has more than enough power to charge batteries, but I’m fairly sure that that a modified sine wave will also serve that purpose.

    Johan 😎
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    Re: Charging camera batteries in the bush.

    Most (all ?) electronic toys come with a dedicated mains charger. Now you want to buy a dedicated 12v charger for each and every one ?????

    Just get a small inverter and you don’t have that hassle...
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