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  1. Re: What is the least overlandish vehicle you have used and what was your route

    We tried in December 1974 to drive from Maun north to Chobe with Renault 8R. A green one. :o:)

    We did not get through, had to go back and via Francistown then north and back into the Chobe. Cant...
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    Re: "Affordable" foldable solar panels

    Yes the amps from the panel is not effected, you will only see some Volt drop, and if you have a PWM charger then the Volt drop will not bother you either as the charger anyway drops the volt to...
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    Re: "Affordable" foldable solar panels

    Is what everybody uses, its good. But 4mm2 over 15 m cuts it very fine.
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    Re: "Affordable" foldable solar panels

    10 sq mm and about 10m in length. And have them in series. About 0.92 Volt drop and about 106 Watt-h per day losses. :)

    Even 4 sq mm will work, but then the drop is 2.29 V about, 6 sq mm is...
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    Re: Has Toyota lost their marbles!??

    You got to maybe February next year to sell you second hand toyota at those prices. So sell now and buy new early next year:)
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    Re: To fit a snorkel - Pro's vs Con's

    On a dirt roads you will see less dust in the filter box with a snorkel. Snorkels that I know have a slot a the back off the intake to get rid of most of the dust. That might help to extent the life...
  7. Re: Leaving a vehicle in Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe or Namibia

    If you bring in a vehicle in Namibia for longer period than a certain time you need to pay import VAT on and claim it back on exit. You can also just give a guarantee for the amount.

    They...
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    Re: "Affordable" foldable solar panels

    I bought 2 x 240 watt Namib panels now, in Windhoek, much easier to handle then 3x80 glass panels, which were not quite adequate anyway. Seen that in Bots now, radiance was poor, and it was hot. The...
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    Re: "Affordable" foldable solar panels

    Looks like takealot have a typing error in the spec sheet. Amp is 16.66 and not 6.66 amp for the 300 wat panel.
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    Re: "Affordable" foldable solar panels

    Something wrong there , seems its only a 120 watt panel?!
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    Re: Tubes for tubeless tyres??

    Tubes in tubeless tyres dont work either.
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    Re: Dual Battery Questions

    As long as you dont use a hair dryer, microwave oven etc., from the battery:)
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    Re: On board water, what do we do with it?

    I use aqua-salveo-water-disinfectant-drops. Very effective in controlling algae.
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    Re: Medium size 'inside bed' caravan?

    Got the price! :o
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    Re: Medium size 'inside bed' caravan?

    Dankie, Het jy een?
  16. Thread: Border Crossing

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    Re: Border Crossing

    :o:confused:
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    Re: Epp3 Mk2 power panel - LifePo4

    I phoned Echo last year some time, and eventually got the owner on line as nobody answered the phone. He said the EPP3 panel can charge a llifePo4 batteries. I did a trip now in Sept September...
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    Re: Medium size 'inside bed' caravan?

    I ruled this out, too many flaps etc. to open and close for a stop along the way. :)
  19. Thread: Border Crossing

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    Re: Border Crossing

    Airlink must have changed that, I came in this morning from OT, on their booking it says 168 hours.
  20. Thread: Border Crossing

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    Re: Border Crossing

    Even if coming by air a 7 day negative PCR test is good.
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    Re: Medium size 'inside bed' caravan?

    Been to BorderX and Tuffcatts' factory last week. I am quit impressed with both caravans and the assisting staff. Did not see something that I can rule out one of them yet.:)

    Extreme Outdoor...
  22. Thread: Solar for Pumps

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    Re: Solar for Pumps

    Yes, but it got knocked out by lightning in the beginning of the year, but replacing parts are much cheaper then with a grundfos also. Its not so efficient as the grundfoss, but solars are cheap now,...
  23. Thread: Solar for Pumps

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    Re: Solar for Pumps

    Yes , there you can use normal single, or 3 phase motor pumps, which is much cheaper then a stand alone solar pump.

    Where you have a grid I will just use a grid tied inverter with the solars to...
  24. Thread: Solar for Pumps

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    Re: Solar for Pumps

    Some borehole solar pumps got a controller built in the pump motor casing. No batteries. And can run of the grid also.

    Most Chinese solar pumps got a separate controller above ground through...
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    Re: Recovery from road to hell

    Moral of the story , dont do it if you cant walk that distance. ;D



    With a City to City event of the Namibian Sport Council we had to paddle the leg from Vioolsdrift to Orangemund. From...
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    Re: C Tek D250S Dual problem.

    Maybe try Engineering Centre, they might be able to trace the fault?
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    Re: Medium size 'inside bed' caravan?

    Quite one also.

    Going to be a bit more research to make a decision, anyway not in a hurry. At 3 that we like more than the other.
  28. Thread: Fires in CKGR

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    Re: Fires in CKGR

    Jip, keep bush encroaching in tack, if that is a good thing?:)

    Locals normally light the veld every year to trigger new growths of the grass, after the winter, for their animals, but with...
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    Re: Medium size 'inside bed' caravan?

    Assuming you are still happy with it. :)
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    Re: Medium size 'inside bed' caravan?

    Thanks, will have a look !
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    Re: Medium size 'inside bed' caravan?

    Sal kyk, maar gedink is dalk bietjie groot?:) Prys?
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    Medium size 'inside bed' caravan?

    My final findings:

    Bushlapa Baobab 2: Wife don't like the taps at entrance door!:o That I cant change>:D
    Border X Extreme : Kitchen work area looks limited? They have made it bigger in the mean...
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    Poll: Re: Will you make this climb with your 4x4?

    Why?>:D
  34. Thread: Echo Chobe ordered

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    Re: Echo Chobe ordered

    Was nou vir 2 weke in Bots, eerste Khwai toe. Daai EPP3 box het net gehou tot daar, oppad terug na Maun wou dit nie meer die battery laai vanaf die kar nie. Fuse se soldeersel het afgebreek, dit...
  35. Re: Has anybody tried this with solar panels and what was the result.

    Victron controllers need the panel volts to be at least 5V above the battery Volts to be able to 'kick in', else it tells you its off. In that case use the panels in series anyway.
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