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  1. Thread: Brazilian

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    Re: Brazilian

    Exactly how much is a Brazillion?
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    Re: Diff says Bye-Bye

    My Nissan Safari LD28 wat like that if the sun was low and the shadow got long, I had to go back at least a gear.
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    Re: Diff says Bye-Bye

    Ja, dit sal jou nou leer om sonder 2SO the ry!!
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    Just comparing with my much simpler model, where I could make quite accurate calculations with not too much difficulty.

    Your trailer has a couple of intricacies in there and you have not done...
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    This needs a lot of work still.

    First off all you need to go and get an exact area of skin for the Shell, and work out a mass per sqm. Your sliding sections will hammer the weight and if your...
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    So, what does your weight budget looks like for all but chassis and shell?

    And honestly, if you outsource the work, you simply cannot make it for R 100 000 unless you already have some major...
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    That is the estimated amount of beer I would need to get all done myself.

    You can join. Just bring your own dop.
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    My experience is that the difference is not huge. By the time you get to a ton behind you, you damn well know there is a tail if things gets difficult.

    From there on it just gets worse.

    I...
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    What makes you think 1200 kg will be an easier tow in Sand compared to say 1500 kg?

    All I can tell you is an off road trailer is a stupid idea where the going gets tough.

    I once had to pack off...
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    The Bushlapas are quite a bit lighter than the competition...

    As said. First add up the weights you can not change.
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    If you do not have the luxury of testing sir, that is your best bet...
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    Not wanting to take over your thread, but this is what I have at the moment.

    As you can see, compared to what you have, completely uninspiring. Looks is of no concern. This is 100% function only....
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    My suggestion is, go and look what is done locally.


    For Reference, I think something like the Bushlapa Ratel 6 is the closest to your requirements, and even that falls short by far. It is...
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    Bruce,

    Tensile strengths and stiffness is easy, that you can simply look up in the manufactures tables.


    Fatigue resistance, is something that has to be tested part by individual part and a...
  15. Re: SA designed VTOL plane on the cards. Is it even possible?

    I am sure we still have the design abilities here.

    I just wonder where the capital for the development will come from.

    Even on a small jet like this, It will probably be a Billion or two.
  16. Re: SA designed VTOL plane on the cards. Is it even possible?

    Cool.
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    My suggestion:

    Design your trailer.

    Put it in the drawer.

    Go camp.

    Take out the design and see if you still feel the same about it.
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    Not personal. And I may be a little brisk at times. Don't take me too serious, we don't have to sleep together each night.




    Jip. unless you are a super slick camper, that is how it is. I...
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    Gross Laden Mass: 3080
    Licencing Mass (Tare): 2385

    As long as you remember you have 695 kg that you can load on the Patrol.

    Subtract the accessories - if you changed to steel bumper for...
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    I cannot but agree with you.

    First requirement of all, water. For many fuel is second. Those two in a flash hits 250 kg just in liquid.

    A decent battery alone is 40 kg plus.

    If you really go...
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    But manufacturers spec has no relevance. If you cannot legally tow it with the Jimny, then why bother to make a certain target weight?


    With the things you want in the trailer, give yourself at...
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    SS has considerably higher tensile strength and stiffness than mild steal, but does not have close the fatigue resistance of mild steel. - which is a primary concern for anything with dynamic loads....
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    Interesting. I never thought about it this way, but I think you are entirely correct. Towball weight has to be subtracted from payload weight to make sense.

    I wonder why that is not explicitly...
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    I wonder what that is. Could not find a value yet.
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    Sorry sir, but the manufacturers rating means nothing if the road traffic act specifies a lower value.

    The law says that your Jimny cannot pull a trailer with run-in brakes of GVM that exceeds the...
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    IMHO, your specs is possible for a road going caravan - but they cannot even run on gravel roads without damage.

    To put it in perspective The Jurgen Oryx has a 1250 kg GVM, and it sleeps 2. Now...
  27. Thread: Verneukpan

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    Re: Verneukpan

    And do mention that in that 180 km - by now you have travelled 40 - there is no other town in between. En dis bar węreld daai.
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    Re: Die Hel (Gautenger seeking some info)

    Die Hel IMHO is not a 4x4 trail at all, it can be reached with a plain 2WD bakkie.

    The last time we did it with a Subaru Forester no problems.

    If you really want to, you can get there with an...
  29. Re: Namaqua, Tankwa Karoo and Karoo National Park

    For Tankwa, I would advise that you take extra fuel with otherwise you will not be able to explore a little. It is a big park and you can easily drive 100 km plus a day there.

    We got at Middlepos...
  30. Thread: Verneukpan

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    Re: Verneukpan

    You are pretty much on adventurous roads there.

    Just choose the straightest grave road to Kammiekroon, and make damn sure you have proper tyres on your vehicle. Some of those roads have long...
  31. Re: Good Year Wranglers - I am more than a little worried....

    It depends on what you need.

    I look very well after my cars in terms of mechanical, and I take good care of the interior but other than that, my cars work hard - and tyres are a particular focus....
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    Re: TD5 Air flow sensor

    Get the VDO. Not cheap any more. About R 1650 at the least.

    Then I have sorted mine out beautifully with a carefully designed remap.
  33. Re: Remapped my D2 Td5 Auto - just to overcome the pull-away weakness

    There is a dedicated map sensor.

    I can do nothing about the fact that the ecu don't control on map by default - hence some work arounds were needed.

    The over boosting was a result of PID...
  34. Re: Remapped my D2 Td5 Auto - just to overcome the pull-away weakness

    It would be very intersting to see how this car does on a Dyno.

    The problem with a dyno tune is that the tuner is fixated on the Dyno figures.

    This does not by deafault means the car will feel...
  35. Re: Remapped my D2 Td5 Auto - just to overcome the pull-away weakness

    Boost Control sorted.

    There is a paramater in the map that determines what the default position of the boost control vale is. Since I swopped the working of mine around, I had to make this an open...
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