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  1. Re: Towbar maintenance - powder coat, paint or galvanize?

    On the coast, galvanizing is the way to go.

    Yes the inside is always forgotten and that's where it bits you.
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    Re: Old steel gerrie can or plastic container.

    Remember petrol in plastic containers is dangerous. (yes you do get plastic containers for petrol. BUT).

    The danger here is the static build up inside the fuel as it shakes around; when pouring...
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    Re: Sanitiser killing car bits!!!

    All sanitizer's are different. Some shops are using turps, bleach, benzine, etc as entrance sanitizers.

    Whatever the case- carry your own, in a little botte. It's safer in the long term.

    And...
  4. Re: Extended cab bakkie- Passengers and back of bakkie passengers???

    yes the disk will say 3. It's what the disk states.
  5. Re: Extended cab bakkie- Passengers and back of bakkie passengers???

    As above. You get away with it until, things go wrong. Then they go according to what the disk states. Not what the police let you do.
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    Re: High lift jacking points on a L/C 76 Series?

    While you are checking, double check those bolts on the towbar and bullbar.


    My previous post:- https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...u-towbar-today!!



    Please check your tow-bars.

    My...
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    Re: Margate to East London

    i drive it monthly, send me a what's app message or call 0836350105

    going through again Saturday.

    Remember there is crime, hijacking, accidents and tyre burning everyday in South Africa, in the...
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    Re: Our Wild Coast Adventure

    I drive this road - there and back monthly.

    It's a hell run..... great road, nice drive, but dangerous, you put your live into other peoples hands.

    Due to the steepness and twisty sections,...
  9. Thread: Old transkei

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    Re: Old transkei

    In the past wild camping was ok. Today wild camping can be done but not advised at all.

    Not only are you open to theft during the day and night around the camp site, in the past we slept...
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    Re: Eastern Cape birthday trip report

    Nice report nice part of the world.
  11. Thread: Best Insurance

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    Re: Best Insurance

    yes insurance thief, one man.
  12. Thread: Best Insurance

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    Re: Best Insurance

    whatever you do DONOT use an insurance that is connected to a hippo. (insurance thief's)

    I use scotfin. no regular driver, not fixed address, no road - no problem. etc.
  13. Thread: Gas bottle monitor

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    Re: Gas bottle monitor

    The strips don't work.

    Pick up and shake or feel the weight - that works well

    Rather get a 2nd bottle as back up.

    Those new fibre bottles are fantastic AND you can see the liquid LPG level. ...
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    Re: Traveling During Curfew hours

    I have travelled through the Transkei a few times during the curfew. (8 to 10 times). (during the night most on duty traffic cops, are asleep in their cars on the side of the road.) SAP always...
  15. Re: Advice for Honeymoon Roadtrip - Botswana, Namibia and West Coast

    Botswana, Namibia and end up in the West coast, for about 2 weeks in total. No and NO.

    as the advice above.

    You need 3 weeks for Namibia, a 4x2 is ok if the route is planned - minimum 3 weeks,...
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    Re: Auto Door Locking - LC 76 2013

    I tried to get my rear door to lock unlock without locking or locking the main doors. I need to disconnect the door wires and make it manual -key only.

    and auto lock....

    it's a basic system,...
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    Re: Extension to towbar

    Gents remember just because nothing has happen, does not make it safe.

    It's simple if it is NOT SABS approved (or equivalent) it is not legal, most insurance companies have caught up this and use...
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    Re: Vehicles registered in different provinces

    Register in one province.

    If not, what happens is the vehicles are connected to your id, (if in your name). Every time you relicense the vehicle, you need to change the address in the system. ...
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    Re: Steel bash plate vs aluminium bash plate

    I went aluminium, mainly due to the fact I live and most of my trips are near the beach. Steel rusts.
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    Re: Vehicle licence renewal

    POR must not be older than 3 months.
  21. Re: When can we go camping 4x4ing again? Or even camping?

    Looks like we are in for a long wait. Especially with cross border travel.

    The "what's it" is still to hit the fan, for example the eastern cape is expecting over 6000 deaths, pecking in...
  22. Re: Regristration of new home built trailer advice please

    try 0823371030 he can help, he's in that business and in the cape.
  23. Re: The use of Dollar by our nighbouring African Countries Accom and park fees

    Two questions?

    1. Why are we paying their accommodations/Camping sites in Dollars not with their Local Currencies?

    Because they say so and it's law. you don't have a choice!


    2. What is...
  24. Thread: A-frame or trailer

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    Re: A-frame or trailer

    Watch out for new (not so new) towing regulations. There are a very few vehicles you can legally tow or be towed with an A frame.

    The biggest problem is the traffic department, even they get...
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    Re: Fitting towbar to Challenger Trailer

    I fitted a towbar on my trailer about 30 years ago. It is not just a case of drilling a hole, there is lots of forces back there, trailers bounce. It must be fitted professionally preferably by a...
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    Re: Tar Removal Metallic paint

    WD40 or paraffin. (diesel works but stinks)

    Do not use bensine, turps, petrol or hash paint removing chemicals that remove the paint or clear protective layer, which removes the shine.
  27. Re: Mitsubishi Pajero 3.5 V6 DOHC problems. need advice.

    Marius “MariusFourie”


    Thanks for the pm just after I sent this out. Giving me a detailed Pajero problem solving list.


    Referring to no. 1/ The flashing lights- I did not sort it out yet, as...
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    Re: VEHICLE FIRE EXTINGUISHER ADViCE

    A kitchen oil pot fire is incredibly dangerous, if left even for a few minutes the fire is in through your ceiling, and good by house.

    The danger is not just the fire, but the hot oil itself. ...
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    Re: VEHICLE FIRE EXTINGUISHER ADViCE

    Totally agree, but the water spray is not used in the oil fire, but used to absorb the heat from the fire above the pot, stopping the fire spreading to other parts of the house. i.e. ceiling,...
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    Re: VEHICLE FIRE EXTINGUISHER ADViCE

    Off the vehicle subject, but on house fires.

    It is critical for home fires, every home should have a garden hose pipe with a decent nozzle that can reach all the way around your house. The...
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    Re: VEHICLE FIRE EXTINGUISHER ADViCE

    Fire extinguishers - does not matter what type are practically totally useless, once the fire takes hold and gets up enough heat.

    A 1kg fire extinguisher is as useless as a fishing rod in fighting...
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    Re: Cab to camper access

    Bike tube or thin motor bike tube - that would work and easy to fit when required and to replace.

    When my kids where little, most cars and 4x4's did not have a aircon, so we need the air flow.
  33. Thread: Trailer cover

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    Re: Trailer cover

    When I working in the refinery we made hundreds of PVC covers for fire equipment. Like small trailers.

    There is a PVC with uv protection, it lasted for 5 or 6 years longer than standard pvc. ...
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    Re: Cab to camper access

    Something I have looked at before.

    Airport buses and some trains have stainless steel bellow type contraption, between the two sections.

    Otherwise, as you said a rubber pipe type seal, it would...
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    Re: RSI Evo cano security question

    Canopies security is a problem.

    A friend of mine coming through the Transkei in December, while stopped in traffic, 4 chaps pulled open the canopy back door, took a lot of force but they got it...
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