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    Re: Please critique this setup.

    Invertor charger is the normal DC to DC.

    Technically they all change the DC to AC to be able to up the voltage. (This can only be done to AC current.) Then they change it back to DC to charge your...
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    Re: Please critique this setup.

    Read here about the simple tecnical truth and decide for yourself what will work best for you. 2 Articles explaining how to sidestep the pitfalls. The biggest is normally that one expects too much....
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    Re: Gearing up on a budget.

    Make sure your high lift have points to work from on the vehicle and trailer. (Test it at home and ensure you can lift each individual wheel without it falling over to one side.) They must be on the...
  4. Re: Overland vehicle prep... What would you do?

    Some excellent advice here. In principle, standard is pretty good. Do mods or add ons because of very specific needs and not for looks or the ego. I believe it is 70% driver, 20% vehicle and 10%...
  5. Re: Victron only - Hilux Aux Batt setup change

    Running fridge and freezer will tax the system if you are out in 30 degrees or higher. You should consider more solar panel (I suggest 180w min per fridge/freezer) and the battery may also be too...
  6. Re: Big 5 area - wild camping 3 hours from Gauteng

    These are my personal preferences but is most probably popular amongst the selfdrive bushcamp fraternity.

    If the lions are in a camp of their own I can agree with the guided option and personally...
  7. Re: Jurgens Magnificent 1978 - remote off-grid living

    Never run a gas fridge off 12V, it is a killer and also not efficient at all. A decent gas fridge can work well but is rather heavy on gas. (Expensive)
  8. Re: Jurgens Magnificent 1978 - remote off-grid living

    The 220V fridges are power hungry. They draw more than 10A when you run it off an invertor where the 12V units should draw about 4A in the hot conditions of the Karroo. A chest design is also more...
  9. Re: Ford 3.0 V6 Essex Rebuild (Cortina MK3)

    Seems like you will rebore and replace pistons in any case. If so, consider stroking. Years ago Johan Terburg sold a kit that worked brilliantly. (They gave the V8 Sierra an easy run for its money)...
  10. Re: Ford 3.0 V6 Essex Rebuild (Cortina MK3)

    Tappids was a big issue. Adjust from new every 5000 km and they will last 200 000 km If you miss once you will not fix it again untill you replace the complete set of rockers.
    It is really worth it...
  11. Re: Ford 3.0 V6 Essex Rebuild (Cortina MK3)

    It is always the rear because it is running hotter. This is made worse by the common mistake of swopping the head gaskets. (Different sized water holes.)
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    Re: Drawer Systems

    You need a hard side (drawer) and a soft side (wear strip)

    Never lubricate, it will not work better and will collect dirt. The dirt will then grind the drawer away.
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    Re: Drawer Systems

    That green stuff is pretty special. Made to handle wear. Called Solidur. Teflon will slide a bit easier and should last very long as well. The load and wear is rather immaterial in our application....
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    Re: Swart gietyster potte

    My potte kom uit dieselfde tyd of vroÍr. Hulle was daai jare net so grof binnekant. Hulle gebruik vandag nog dieselfde sand 'moulds'

    Ek het 'n klein 'angle grinder' gevat en hulle absoluut glad...
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    Re: Share your DIY Camping gadgets

    SS is used extensively in the food industry. It creates its own problems. The biggest problem with stainless is when you tighten it properly, it tends to start seizing up. This is much worse if the...
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    Re: How do I make Bananas last longer?

    I agree but, not the organic type. They pack much sooner.
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    Re: Solar panel and camping fridge

    Technically speaking you are quite expert enough. This is the best comment on this thread.

    You can listen to this man !
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    Re: How do I make Bananas last longer?

    Organic goes bad much quicker. Buy just plain bananas like in the old days. Place them in a dark place like a brown paper bag. Some interesting suggestions here about wrapping the stems and salt....
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    Re: Simple, but it worked

    Alternators have built in voltage regulators.
    The generators (Like this wind machine) worked with a voltage regulator, but this was a sizeable box on the outside. (As someone said with up to 3 coils...
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    Re: Quick Pitch Tent

    Yeah thanks

    So I made an ass of me

    ???::):(:);D
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    Re: Quick Pitch Tent

    Seems like admin removed the photos. What did you do wrong???
    It looked really neatly made. Are you stitching yourself?
    Have you found a sealer that works well on the stitch lines?
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    Re: Lamb Potjie. Please share some ideas.

    The best advice for a potjie, In my opinion: As little liquid as possible. Then you steam the veggies without mixing flavours. Too much liquid and it becomes a stew and everything tastes the same. 10...
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    Re: Quick Pitch Tent

    I like this type of feedback. One should always try and qualify a statement. That way we all can learn something useful.

    I agree with the many poles to a certain degree. Careful though as in this...
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    Re: Quick Pitch Tent

    This is all meant as positive comments.
    Interesting poles you are using. Seems stronger than the common variety. Does it work better and is it locally available ?
    Does the awning puddle ? It seems...
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    Re: How to repair this hole in situ?

    Expect much bigger pieces to come out after the fix.
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    Re: Post a Photo of your Camping Setup

    Our trip last year to Liuwa and Moremi in the middle of the rainy season. (Dec Jan) Very wet and spectacular. Large tent with large awning required. Storm proof critical.

    Moremi, from the camp in...
  27. Re: Poor fuel consumption after adding exstras to my new bakkie

    Do not miss that high lift suspension and bigger wheels, it adds a huge drag force, maybe more than the roofrack.
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    Re: Snorkel or not?

    Cannot agree more.
    The wading depth is much more than OEM claims if you do it right. At a steady pace your vehicle sits in its own wake. (Just do not stop. Have someone else do the crossing before...
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    Re: Ammo box, it is a good option

    Have a look at the toolbox here https://www.geesmooutdoor.co.za/
    Even a video at bottom of home page.

    You can have these trays made up in various depths that you specify according to what you...
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    Re: Tool roll

    Have a look at the most compact toolbox ever. You can specify the outside dimensions you have and it can be built to fit. https://www.geesmooutdoor.co.za/

    Mail [email protected]
  31. Re: Lazy IHZ.......lazier than it should be

    Dit is die enigste ding wat jy kan stel. Dit kan groot verskil maak. Kry ekspert. SAC behoort dit goed te kan doen. Maak seker dieselfilter en lugfilter is skoon.

    Banddruk, gewig, hoŽ suspensie,...
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    Re: Waarom kamp julle nog ?

    Dit gaan oor waarde vir geld en die eienaar wat dalk ook vinnig wil ryk word.
    Ons kamp oor die algemeen by plekke omdat die plek en ondervinding besonders is. AfgeleŽ plekke in Botswana, ZambiŽ,...
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    Re: Post a Photo of your Camping Setup

    Hoeveel moeilikheid gee die wind en reen vir die manne met grond tente an groot afdakke ?
    Jou set-up lyk redelik stewig ?
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    Re: Post a Photo of your Camping Setup

    From stop to waiting for water to make coffee about 15 to 20 min. That includes bedding, huge table with basin and dry-rack, gas stove, lighting, chairs. Tent pitching, including offloading, awning...
  35. Re: How paranoid are you about your vehicle being stolen?

    They have quick solutions to all known antitheft systems.
    Build your own non standard system like a button somewhere to switch off the petrol pump. Does not have to be fancy. (They have no time or...
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