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  1. Thread: License to Tow

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    Re: License to Tow

    Only way is to follow the process.

    Insurance companies are always looking for ways out of a claim, the sooner you do it the better.

    One advice, Itdoes not matter how a good driver you are,...
  2. Thread: Botswana with kids

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    Re: Botswana with kids

    "Often people new to the bush light up their camp like chokka boat. I find this leaves a blind area beyond the edge of the light. I prefer to let the natural night vision take over and rather have...
  3. Thread: Wildcoast Meander

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    Re: Wildcoast Meander

    Great area and great walk, one day I will walk it.


    One correction (about 14 km and the last stage was 15 km to Mazeppa Bay.) last day will be to Morgan Bay not back to mazeppa Bay.
  4. Thread: Botswana with kids

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    Re: Botswana with kids

    In the eighties and nineties we travelled extensively with little kids. Our longest trip was over two months, through nam, bots, zim, the kids where 7 and 5.

    5 days at mana pools was...
  5. Re: Caravan temperature reduction metal roof isolation

    That silver foil they use in building roofing works well. I have that in my 1200 adventure bikes top boxes, glued to the roof inside. I can keep chocolate in them in the full sun.

    Very light...
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    Re: Towing through soft sand.

    Totally agree, but you still need the trailer tyre to flex and increase the footprint so it can "float" over the soft sand. Going from a very high pressure in a trailer tyre, to a high pressure -...
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    Re: R61 from Port Edward to Port St Johns

    N2 is ok to good, depends what you make of it.. try get through Umtata before 07:00.
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    Re: Towing through soft sand.

    Remember your trailer (normally) has less weight than a normal 4x4, which means you need to drop the trailer pressure more way more than the 4x4 to get the tyres to "flex" and increase the footprint....
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    Re: R61 from Port Edward to Port St Johns

    Port Edward is "nice", are you planning to stay there overnight??

    That road is fine, just don't do it at night. As long as you take it easy, you are fine and you know what to expect.

    If...
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    Re: R61 from Port Edward to Port St Johns

    It starts good - until you cross the steel bridge and then it turns into a nightmare,,,,

    Pot holes;

    AND for the first 50kms or so - bad pot holes, that go right across both lanes, so a planned...
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    Re: Mazeppa Bay - Roads

    For the roads get a slingsby map and be careful after heavy rain, as they change over night. Call the hotel the day before, normal cars use that road.


    For the sharks - stay out the water and...
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    Re: 79 Cruiser tow capacity

    Remember the towing capacity of a vehicle is not just related to the tow vehicle, it is related to the countries roads and laws as well.

    The exactly the same vehicle in South Africa, UK,...
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    Re: Adjusting Run in Brake

    Nice video of brake adjustment.

    I battled with my one trailer and googled for info. I did everything except remove the nuts, I just loosened them.

    great video.

    This is why and what makes...
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    Re: Small trailer adding brakes

    I did it a few years ago. Changed two trailers axles.

    1/ I had a trailer with 13" rims and wanted to go 14".
    2/ I had a second trailer with 14" and wanted to go 15" and add brakes at the same...
  15. Re: Changing tyres on vehicles with bolts instead of nuts

    Do what the truck companies do - but with smaller levers. The two lever lift.

    With two spanners (about a 20mm) or two levers or the wheel spanner and spanner or even just the X wheel spanner,...
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    Re: Front , rear or twin locked? Good video

    Nicely explained and he explained the vehicle - what is was and what it has: yours will/could act differently.

    The problem with difflocks. (when we talk general difflockers on the forum)

    First...
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    Re: Educate me on Diesel Engines

    There where a few major break throughs a few years back.

    In the eighties there was a major diesel surplus that was causing problems in the refineries and diesel was down graded to marine fuel...
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    Re: Need help finding a solution

    As long as it is not too steep, get a desent rope and a snatch block. Fit a eye in your garage on the floor or wall (wall is better as it does not pull the trailer downwards) attach snatch block,...
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    Re: Why a "high lift jack"

    Exactly 100%, well said.

    And a genuine hi-lift jack is not the same as a farm high lift jack. It's like comparing a beach buggy to a land cruiser.

    I have 2 genuine hi-lift jacks and a...
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    Re: Why a "high lift jack"

    "The safety pin used when selecting "Down" will prevent the lever falling while you select. That is all that is required to prevent a runaway

    Safety and split pins are used in many engineering...
  21. Thread: Rats in wiring

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    Re: Rats in wiring

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    big boom = less rats. a winner!!
  22. Thread: Rats in wiring

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    Re: Rats in wiring

    My brother-in-law was big fisherman, he was also a compulsive buyer with a massive salary. He passed away many years ago.

    His wife has been slowly going through his stuff. He would not buy one...
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    Re: Why a "high lift jack"

    I was about to say that.

    That position is very dangerous.

    If you put the engage lever into the down position under load, that loose lever will whip up and down uncontrollably and can do...
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    Re: Advise on Lesotho Travel

    We did
    Sehlabathebe park to sani many years ago. It was only 120 kms or so according to the map, it took us 2 days. The gravel roads can't be better today?

    As said roads change after rain,...
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    Re: Lockdown with a Unimog 416.......NICE!!!

    Nice list thanks. (Translated via photo and google translation). Please correct.

    I need it for my U416. Mine has a lever to shift in and out of 4x4

    DAILY. WHAT THE DRIVER MUST CHECK BEFORE...
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    Re: Driving a diesel, and the quality of your diesel.

    My grandfather always said.

    1. always buy your fuel from the busiest station in town. <> It's always fresh fuel.
    2. never be the first to full up after heavy rain. <> let somebody else test the...
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    Re: Camping in Maclear / Rhodes area.

    Elliot has a great lillte hotel close by "mountain shadows" not sure about camping.

    Rhodes: as far as I know camp site is closed. try walkabouts there are a few stay over places.
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    Re: Problem with Whirlpool dishwasher

    There is a very fine small strainer where the water hose connects to the machine, check that. Pull out with long noise pliers, it's normally plugged or in my one at the farm hardwater plugs it up...
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    Re: Unimog 416: Where can I find a windscreen?

    Did you come right with a windscreen??

    I need one as well. I just bought a Unimog 416 and they broke the windscreen during transport.
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    Re: 4x4 access only beaches East London area

    Very few saps or green scorpion pilots left and or no money to run a helicopter, to enforce from the air. Those days are gone.
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    Re: Traveling the Wild Coast

    "Road to Trennery’s "...….

    If you go via the pont - yes its tar. if you go via centani - there is 10 kms of very rough gravel. (Via the pont is 84kms shorter to my farm, I don't go that way due...
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    Re: Plastic vs Steel Jerry cans

    For diesel - plastic is ok, for petrol the static fire risk is too high. And yes for diesel the cheap containers are good enough to use and dump, but NOT for petrol. A container popping on the roof...
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    Re: Stuck on a hill with trailer, how to get out?

    Exactly:
    Then you are not trying hard enough ;D


    "Some people say" if you never get stuck you are a good 4x4 driver???

    No, as above..... people that don't get stuck are not pushing them...
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    Re: Thermal Insolation for an alu canopy

    I use undertile roofing foil in my GSA BMW aluminium top and side paniers. That and a bit of camp sleeping mat to hold it in place, as on the bike off-road, things bounce and break.

    I can keep...
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    Re: Looking for replacement H4 headlight bulbs

    How are your lens, if discoloured, polish them. that makes a huge difference.
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