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    Poll: Re: New GWM P Series or Used Hilux?

    I am sure the P series will compete much better then the first GWM we got here. We bought one, was better on fuel then the hilux's, but for the rest no competition. It was abandoned at 100k km:).
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  2. Poll: Re: Namibians & their 12V Fridges: User Reviews, service etc.

    Gaan bietjie op jou battery piepie, ek moes al 2 klein waeco's afskryf, en die 3e een was n nomaster.:)
  3. Poll: Re: Namibians & their 12V Fridges: User Reviews, service etc.

    Engel is expensive as said. Snomaster had no 'good service' here, next choice is NL.
  4. Re: NL Weekender with 90W solar panel & controller ONLY ?

    Assuming the fridge draws about 2.7 amps when running. The 90 watt panel will provide max about 5 amps (PWM charger) .

    We recently seen that in clear sky the controller (mppt) only provides max...
  5. Thread: Bushlapa Bosluis 4

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    Re: Bushlapa Bosluis 4

    Reviving an old thread.

    I'm sure there would be more bosluis 4 owners now that can comment, and made some mods, possibly?

    I have LC DC that are only used for trips towing a caravan. The...
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    Re: Toyota Landcruiser 105 or 76???

    Towed also many thousands kilometers a 3 ton trailer with a 1HZ , just stayed in fourth. But you will not proper planning to overtake a truck:)
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    Re: Cooling of solar panels.

    Some time years back had one to take a loan to buy panels:), then tracking the sun was sort of necessary, but lately panels are much cheaper, so one can easily just increase the wattage to makeup for...
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    Re: quality solar panels

    Weight and space. Much easier to handle then 3 x 80 glass panels. :)
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    Re: quality solar panels

    Yes, got most of the time the same max output (73%) from the charger, irrespective the SOC or load, as the battery was about almost never full.
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    Re: quality solar panels

    How much will a lifepo4 battery absorbs at 10% and 50% SOC?
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    Re: quality solar panels

    Checked with a battery at 50% and Victron 100/30 smart solar charger. With the temperatures there you struggle to get a battery even close to absorption.
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    Re: quality solar panels

    So I got more then you.:) Up to 13h00 is was usually not bad, but after the afternoons were hopeless.
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    Re: quality solar panels

    I would think the best panel for north of the Orange is one with the lowest temperature Coeff.

    https://www.solar-facts-and-advice.com/solar-panel-temperature.html

    On our trip now to Bots we...
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    Re: Vehicle with off road trailer recovery

    Nobody use a winch?:)
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    Re: Upgrading my offroad caravan

    :) https://www.mobilodge.com.


    I also dont like tin shacks. >:D
  16. Re: Why No Jeep Wranglers or Gladiators Through SA, Namibia, or Botswana?

    Much more Fords (F series) and Chevs (C series) were sold than Gladiator, International, Fargo, Dodge, here in before 60's. The latter was never popular. Ford and Chev also withdrawn later also due...
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    Re: Question to Toyota Hilux Owners

    Normally not a benefit with a hilux to extent the service plan.

    With more sophisticated vehicles like a Prado it helps to extent the warrantee.
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    Re: Full time 4wheel or Rear wheel

    Grow up on gravel roads and rear wheel driven vehicles. So this is not part of my criteria when selecting a vehicle:).
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    Re: LEOPARD scare at CKKOR02

    Definitely>:D
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    Re: LEOPARD scare at CKKOR02

    If it make himself visible then he dont have any intensions, but you will never now what can trigger him.
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    Re: LC76 Rear axles break

    Jan, I thought you could tell us more.:)


    Not sure where the bearings sits, but assuming they are on the part of the side shaft that is broken off, with the whole hub and wheel, then quit...
  22. Thread: DSG gearbox

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    Re: DSG gearbox

    Isch, julle het baie geduld met karre en agente!:)>:D

    A friend, owning a gearbox repair shop complained a lot about VW's DSG box in the beginning, but it seems they are not that bad lately?
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    Re: LC76 Rear axles break

    Christo, does'nt look to me if this one is close to a weld?. The weld for the saddle weld is inside of that u-bolt, and the hub is a bit further away from where is shear off. It looks to me its just...
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    Re: LC76 Rear axles break

    Gekyk gou by die cruiser (79) hier by my, die buite diameter van die as word n bietjie groter net voor daai 'saddle', so toyota het die as daar bietjie versterk juis omdat the kragte daar meer is.
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    Re: LC76 Rear axles break

    I think if you do a close inspection you will see it shear off next to the weld on the saddle. As you indicated next to the saddle the stresses will be the highest due to the higher bending moment...
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    Re: LC76 Rear axles break

    Dont think its the weld at the hub, that's further away from the leaf spring. Doubt if the weld of the saddle can weaken the casing, but that must have been a ###### knock to do that anyway.
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    Re: Most fuel efficient 4x4 capable of dune trips

    The tour operators along the coast used to call the FJ the tok-tokkie, like running over the dunes.

    Before the FJ came onto the market those tour operators were of the opinion the Prado were the...
  28. Thread: New tire dilemma

    by JLK
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    Re: New tire dilemma

    :o Waar ry jy;D Ek kry daai kilos op een stel (5 bande) BFG. >:D
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    Re: Most fuel efficient 4x4 capable of dune trips

    What about the Wranglers in the dunes? They should be on par or better in the dunes. :)
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    Re: Camp fridge,105ah battery and solar?

    Yes, agree, -5 is an efficient temp on the battery supply, unless you are connected to a grid or driving and the alternator is feeding the fridge, then of course you can set the freezer at much...
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    Re: Anderson Plug Crimping Tool

    I also fill that lug with solder, heat it up and push the wire in. Done that for many years and never had a failure. My crimping tool is anyway also useless for that.
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    Re: Camp fridge,105ah battery and solar?

    Correct if you can call that small difference better:)
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    Re: Camp fridge,105ah battery and solar?

    Less amps, less losses to the controller from the solars, the controller will only charge the volts of your battery. So no reel difference in that, but there are other pros and cons between series...
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    Re: Namibia/Botswana border crossing

    Apparently you need the PCR test not older than 72 hours (hard copy, and a booking where you go to) to enter Bots and same when exit. We are going to Bots end Sept and that's how we were informed.
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Talk me out of buying a ford ranger raptor

    Cant comment on VW, haven't own one for a very long time, but at that stage when I had one can relate to the statement somehow, but not that part that Ford is better, at least around here.:):o???
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