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  1. Re: Pajero given the final nail in the coffin......what a shame

    Yes, just had a look I see they sold 219 last month here
  2. Re: Pajero given the final nail in the coffin......what a shame

    Iíd be interested to know how many of the new facelifts Y62ís have been sold. There are three in the 3x3 km area I stay in.
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    Sticky: Re: Mitsubishi Pics....

    Few pics of red in the outback over June school holidays. 3000 uneventful kilos. This stretch was 150kilos without seeing another vehicle.
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    Re: Can electric cars work in South Africa

    Well when there is a market the industrial research will follow. Eight years ago the idea of commuter cars being electric was unthinkable. Topgear had plenty of fun with it. Now?
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    Re: Custom drawer system project

    Teflon is orders of magnitude better at handling corrugations than ball bearings. The worst thing you can use for a stationary vibration load like a draw in the back of a truck driven over...
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    Re: G'Day from Down Under

    Been to the Ginger Factory yet?
  7. Re: 2020 Australian review on the Fortuner, Everest, Pajero and Prado

    The reason I suppose that I almost never see a fortuner on the roads here in Qld. If Iíve seen more than twenty in the wild id be surprised.
  8. Re: Not in Africa, however a report on our Australia trip.

    So far weíve only camped at 2 of your list of campsites. So the challenge is on...
  9. Re: See how lucky we are in SA, with what we do with our mods

    To a standard isnít the same thing as standard, done properly means to a standard. As opposed to the full hillbilly.
  10. Re: See how lucky we are in SA, with what we do with our mods

    Ok, this video is from Cairns, how does Switzerland fit in? Or are you just mentioning it in relation to law and order?
  11. Re: See how lucky we are in SA, with what we do with our mods

    The guy should have got his blue plates done properly. Essentially have someone qualified sign off on your mods. Cops are just doing their job.

    Problem with a law abiding society is you have to...
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    Re: Buying a Treg in Brisbane

    Slacks creek heh? Youíll need a Holden with a broken taillight and one odd coloured panel to fit in. :).

    Why are double cab utes ďexpensiveĒ? Because theyíre desirable:...
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    Re: Buying a Treg in Brisbane

    I see very few of them on the roads here, they are about, but thin on the ground. Labour is very pricey in general, so if it requires much maintenance you are going to want to be doing it yourself. ...
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    Re: Gas versus Eksdom.Lets put this one to bed.

    Youíre assuming the gas heater is 100% efficient.... Iím sure that some heat comes out the exhaust. I donít have a number, but power stations are circa 30% efficient. Thatís calorific to...
  15. Re: An interesting video of people getting stuck and unstuck

    Itís a beautiful place.
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200123/80351ec27d2d10c563c34b1e41954e7a.jpg
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200123/8c14f12821e4d3b240aea8e898c800d9.jpg...
  16. Re: An interesting video of people getting stuck and unstuck

    The chap in the Rangie is hails from a certain area of the world infamous for their ďabilityĒ behind the wheel..... They regularly feature in these videos.

    There is a whole FB page dedicated to...
  17. Re: An interesting video of people getting stuck and unstuck

    Just a comment regarding tyre pressures being too high, Fraser Islands beaches are like a sand road for hardness. So most of those guys have been running at 70km/h with the cruise control on for the...
  18. Thread: Snorkel or not?

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    Re: Snorkel or not?

    Well you see this is the point Iím trying to make. Saying my engine bay is dusty, but the roof of my car isnít, therefore the air going into the engine bay is dustier than the air going over the...
  19. Thread: Snorkel or not?

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    Re: Snorkel or not?

    Maybe the wind blows it off? If you keep the windows open two inches no dust collects in the car, right? Howís the dust on the back window? The top is dust free right?
  20. Thread: Snorkel or not?

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    Re: Snorkel or not?

    Well funnily enough at a point it becomes true. My competition have a pipe handler that uses 150kW to lower a drill pipe. Theyíve been pointing fingers, wringing their hands and changing the...
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    Sticky: Re: Cell Phone Camera Photo's - PLEASE contribute

    So how did the picture of the opera house come out?
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    Re: Disappointed in Badplaas

    Hilarious post, but I can tell Iíve been away for a while now. I donít recognise the songs..... Is that sad or a cause of celebration?
  23. Re: Thoughts & Opinions on the new Conqueror UEV-25

    As I posted above Iím 100% sure this caravan is aimed at Australia. Without carefully counting, there must be in excess of 50 caravan manufacturers on the go in Oz. Thatís not camper trailers, like...
  24. Re: Thoughts & Opinions on the new Conqueror UEV-25

    Let me see:
    - Itís layout is typical for the biggest market in Australia
    - Itís weight is typical for caravans and tow vehicle ratings in Australia
    - Itís look is typical in Australia
    - Itís...
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    Sticky: Re: Mitsubishi Pics....

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191008/082c668f4121512e9f20e41cee25fc0f.jpg

    My Mitsy surrounded by Rangers after we pulled the Rangers out the entry track. One never made it down. Mom said no...
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    Actually throughout the main area. If I understand your sketch, the only place I could stand up is in the doorway and the shower. Not for me.

    The slide section would be an issue as well, but Iím...
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    I did, just to check my sanity. And yes just like I remembered austenitic stainless has a much lower yield and the same Youngís modulus as mild steel. Also the SS most people refer to in trailers is...
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    Do you have any literature to show any of these statements to be true? Particularly interested in any literature on the lower fatigue resistance of ďSSĒ, whatever you mean by that. Just confer the...
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    Itís the water running down the roof and pooling on the pullout that I think has risk, not the water falling on the roof necessarily.

    Look I have no idea of your background, it would seem you have...
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    Why you camping in safety kit?
    There doesnít seem enough room on the sides of the slide out section to fit into the wall
    Keeping the slide out section leaking water is going to be tough
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    Keep meaning to pop into the Bruder factory, itís next door to where I buy my retaining wall sleepers. Vans look awesome outside!
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    Thanks. I do fatigue calcs almost daily, but Iím looking for this elusive link to austeniticís lower fatigue resistance. Iím told itís due to its higher work hardening, but Iím doubtful. Do you...
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    There it is again. Pops up periodically, do you have literature on this? Genuinely interested. Iím assuming youíre referring to austenitic stainless here. Is it a HAZ effect?

    All my...
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    Re: Look what I found

    Yes, there are some direct copies of conqueror vans as well, very cheap.
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    Sticky: Cell Phone Camera Photo's - PLEASE contribute

    Just distortion of the lens. See how sloped the rear of the Ford is. Made worse by the camber of the turned front wheel
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