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    Re: Vehicle with off road trailer recovery

    https://www.adendorff.co.za/product/mac-afric-3-2-ton-multi-purpose-wire-rope-pulling-hoist/
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    Re: Air suspension for towing

    You are quite right, lots of people go over the legal limit on the tow ball weight.

    "Noseweight: The mass of a caravan or trailer measured at the tow hitch. By law in South Africa it has to be...
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    Re: Cooler Box

    Chilly Chest is one of the best but sadly no longer available?

    Check out the Safari Chiller

    https://kingfisher.co.za/product/fibre-glass-45l/
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  4. Sticky: Re: Kirisun PT260 Licence-Free UHF Portable Radios

    Portable radios like the PT260 is usually 5w with a short stubby antenna.

    Mobile radios (fitted radio) are usually 15w to 30w with a descent antenna.

    The range on a mobile radio is much further...
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    Re: PSD008 playing up?

    On most of the "sealed" batteries one can simply pull of the sticker on top and find the plugs to unscrew and fill up the water level.
  6. Re: Very short trip report Mapungubwe and KNP

    Agree!
  7. Re: Very short trip report Mapungubwe and KNP

    That is sorry to hear. Did you sustain any damage?
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    Re: PSD008 playing up?

    Don't know if it makes a difference but why use AGM mode? Its a normal lead acid deep cycle.
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    Re: Full time 4wheel or Rear wheel

    Unless you have Quadra Drive. ;D
  10. Re: Automatic gearboxes and towing heavy loads

    I turn the "Over Drive" off, with the button on the gear lever, this eliminates unnecessary gear shift and the gearbox stays/holds longer in the gears. I find it very convenient.
  11. Re: road conditions belfast , dullstroom , origstad phalaborwa

    Go via Gravelotte.
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    Re: Vehicle with off road trailer recovery

    Agree, very different terrain.

    Also, the OP did ask - "Any ideas or tips from past experiences out there ?"


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    Re: Vehicle with off road trailer recovery

    Maybe consider one of these? or have something similar made for you?

    https://www.campcraft.co.za/product/maxtrax-trailer-skid/

    https://munji.com.au/products/munji-trailer-recovery-link
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    Re: Vehicle with off road trailer recovery

    MAC AFRIC 5.4 Ton Multi – Purpose Wire Rope Pulling Hoist

    https://www.adendorff.co.za/product/mac-afric-5-4-ton-multi-purpose-wire-rope-pulling-hoist/

    But its heavy! But maybe still lighter...
  15. Re: How to protect your trailer from stone damage?

    Ja, dit help baie!
  16. Re: Alpicool LGT60 Portable Fridge/Freezer

    LG makes descent products!

    I got a email from the 4x4 store this morning, they are having a "Fridge Friday At The 4X4 Store!"

    They sell Alpicool fridges.

    Not sure if its discounted prices or...
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    Re: Camp fridge,105ah battery and solar?

    Yes, you will be fine! ;D
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    Re: Looking for a trailer

    Did you managed to find a trailer?
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    Re: Camping products pricing?

    This is the essence/message of this thread - Shop around!!!

    Good example, thanks.
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    Re: Spare wheel braai grid.. Who uses it?

    I use this one by LK's.

    Its purpose for me is to use when there is no facilities and one is forced to braai on the ground.

    No more searching around for the right size stones for the braai grid,...
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    Re: Nuut op Groep

    Wat hy gesę het ;D
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    Re: Camping mattresses or pad

    You are correct! Makes no difference.


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    Re: Camping mattresses or pad

    Agree
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    Re: Compressor use

    Yes, you can do that.

    Even better, I installed a short cable with a BH plug directly from the second battery that l use for this and other purposes. No need to unplug the fridge.

    These...
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    Re: Camp fridge,105ah battery and solar?

    The OP can use this site.

    http://www.solarelectricityhandbook.com/solar-angle-calculator.html
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    Re: Camp fridge,105ah battery and solar?

    After looking at some test that were done its clear that not all fridges are at 0š when set to 0š (Some are higher and some lower)

    The OP will have to experiment.

    PS I could never understand...
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    Re: Camping mattresses or pad

    You need to put the pug back in after the mattress has self inflated, is does keep the air in. I am 140kg and the plug does not pop out!

    See the attached instructions from Carmaquip's website.
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    Re: Camping products pricing?

    I believe there is a difference between developing a product (doing the R&D) like with shock absorbers and then branding it vs buy a generic product and branding it, then selling it at an excessive...
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    Re: Camping products pricing?

    Agree, but here we are talking about the exact same product. There is no difference in the product just the price, from low to ridiculous.
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    Re: Camping products pricing?

    Yes, one often sees the same product branded for two or three and even more brands. All with different prices usually much higher than the unbranded one. And everyday people fall for this! Its either...
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    Re: Camping products pricing?

    I bought one from onedayonly last year for R250. Very impressed with it and the price I paid. 😁

    These are all the same product, but yes, beware from who you buy. Also check shipping fees and...
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    Camping products pricing?

    I see some serious differences in camping products pricing at different suppliers.

    This just shows why one should always shop around.

    Here are some examples.

    Its all the same product, colors...
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    Re: Camping mattresses or pad

    Its also good practice to store your mattress rolled-out and not rolled-up.
  34. Re: Most fuel efficient 4x4 capable of dune trips

    Sorry, not being from Namibia I did not understand the concepts of "only" playing and "really" playing ;D
  35. Re: Most fuel efficient 4x4 capable of dune trips

    Not according to you.

    "I put it to this forum, none (yes none) of the current (newer) 4x4's will be able to really PLAY in the dunes without significant modifications, starting off with a...
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