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    Re: Keeping cool in a tent - tips?

    My bakkie aircon goes off as I drive into the park. Takes me about 2-3 days to sort of acclimatise. I drive with the windows open anyway to take pics. Even if I do a chalet trip, the aircon stays on...
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    Re: Keeping cool in a tent - tips?

    I have to beg to differ just slightly. If it was not for the two 5v fans last December at Tzendze where it was 35C still 20:00 at night, it would have been horrible.
    As I say, beg to differ...
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    Re: What Garmin to chose?

    My last update I only see the "4" POI's on the map. No Mapset included.
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    Re: What Garmin to chose?

    I tried using an iPad, phone and Android tablet at some stage for GPS. The problem I had was the iPad too big, found most mobile GPS software and interface cumbersome to use, phone too small, need to...
  5. Re: Pajerosport 2011 - Roof rack and roof tent weight

    Case in point....sort of. He still drove to fast, however the weight on top was not helping his situation.
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  6. Re: Pajerosport 2011 - Roof rack and roof tent weight

    It has been discussed so many times on the forum however this is my opinion and what I did with my SUV. Since I believe the onus is on each vehicle owner to load as he wishes and deal personally with...
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    Re: South Africans Behaving Badly!!

    discipline
    /ˈdɪsɪplɪn/

    noun
    1.
    the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behaviour, using punishment to correct disobedience

    So who is going to teach them and by what means....
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    Re: South Africans Behaving Badly!!

    That is a fact.
    The second thing is, the bigger the group, the bigger their [email protected]! Whenever I get invited to any place or function, it is always, ALWAYS, A-L-W-A-Y-S in my own car. I don't have...
  9. Thread: New Ranger

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    Ford & Mazda Re: New Ranger

    That is exactly the point. Draw up a list of differences between the XLT and Wildtrack. If the Wildtrack have options you just cannot live without that the XLT lack, then go Wildtrack.
    If the XLT...
  10. Re: Are the EB license requirements killing the camping industry?

    During my holidays and weekends, while studying, I worked for a Hotel/Bottle Store and part of my duties were to deliver beer, lots of beer. Ended up with an EC1. Very happy I did that licence! ;D
  11. Re: Spaza shops, shebeens allowed in Joburg suburbs

    I ran a tavern for a hotel to earn some extra cash during my student years. Maybe this is an opportunity...;D ;D
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Whould you buy an 3.2 Everest with...

    After letting go of the Everest, I had to look hard to find the right bakkie again. The first one might not always be the right one.

    I considered at least 6 Rangers, and had already signed for...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Whould you buy an 3.2 Everest with...

    I like the brand and am on my 3rd trouble free Ford...but I have to second jelo... no, I would personally not buy it. And that is regardless if it is from Ford or a used car dealer.
    I don't think I...
  14. Re: Looking for a android app that can be used for offroad travel

    Yip, unfortunately T4A doesn't cut it for me anymore, personally, of course. My version falls out of the "free upgrade" so I turfed it. I just don't have a use for it anymore and I don't see why pay...
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    Re: Was Lead Crystal a Scam ?

    I have 3 Lead Crystal 105AH.

    One is 6 years old, down to 80% capacity/performance, and I abused it. One is 5 years old, probably 95% capacity/performance, took better care of this one.
    One is...
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    Re: Tailgater tire table.

    I cannot. Like my dad, I refuse to eat off my lap. I have to sit at a table and eat. If no table, I stand with the plate in my hand.
    That is why I drive a proper table with me when camping. ;) ;D
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    Suspension Re: 2019 bi-turbo Ford Wildtrak suspension.

    I'd go straight back to the installer. Let them drive with you and then sort it. If they don't get it right, let them revert your bakkie back to standard. But that's me...
    Hope they can sort it for...
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    Re: Tailgater tire table.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M52HaY5tSqo

    My goodness, why would anyone want to struggle with this thing on a dust(mud) laden tyre to eat and drink off? Sturdy...and useful...by what measure?...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Really disappointed with Ford N1 city

    Email:
    [email protected]

    Took me 6 months from being reasonable to obnoxiously rude and demanding to sort a squeaky clutch.

    Copy the Workshop manager, DP and Service manager on your email to...
  20. Sticky: Re: No Nature Shots allowed !! Showcase your other photographic skills

    Alouette II, from the top...

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  21. Thread: RTTs and weight

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    Re: RTTs and weight

    I had this tent on top of the Everest and I must say was very surprised with fuel consumption. Headwind was the worst however at 115km/h I still got sub 10l/100km with the 2.2 XLS 4x4 Everest. It had...
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    Re: What would the perfect rooftop tent look like?

    And now I am happy. Finished today.

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  23. Thread: RTTs and weight

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    Re: RTTs and weight

    Camping and sleeping in 15 minutes....
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    Ford & Mazda Re: What have you done on your New FORD RANGER T6?

    Camping and sleeping in 15 minutes....
  25. Thread: RTTs and weight

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    Re: RTTs and weight

    Feedback:

    Bundu Canopy is on the frame and mounted.

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    Ford & Mazda Re: What have you done on your New FORD RANGER T6?

    The Bundu Canopy got its spot and mounted!
    Thanks again Vaughan for the bracket!

    Mounted in no-time and ready to operate! I will pitch the lot later and see.

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    Re: Ranger fuel consumption

    This the one reason I don't want an auto. There is another thread where the guys complain and seems they are a little thirsty. I can understand the consumption when towing, however normal driving I...
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    Sticky: Re: Post a photo of your Ford / Mazda here

    Now that is a trip! Enjoy every second. I am also back in a Ranger and in equilibrium. Miss the Everest, but not as much as I enjoy my Ranger (third one)!
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    Sticky: Re: Post a photo of your Ford / Mazda here

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    How are you going to manage a 4 country trip in a Ranger???? They are horrible bakkies and the turbo's pack up. It is better you buy something else that doesn't break so you can complete your...
  30. Ford & Mazda Re: What have you done on and with your 2015+ Ford Everest

    I did not want to fiddle with the roof lining of teh Everest and also refused to spend R10+k on a roof rail system. I bought Thule bars that fitted on the factory rails and had the tent on that. I...
  31. Ford & Mazda Re: What have you done on and with your 2015+ Ford Everest

    Some things I did to my Everest before I rotated back to a Ranger.

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/310149-Ford-Everest-for-overlanding-modification?p=4077314#post4077314
  32. Re: Potential pitfalls of a dual battery system

    When 220VAC is not available

    Expectation: Ease of use, cool drinks, frozen foods or perishable foods cooled to prevent degradation.

    Pitfalls:
    1. Fridge size increases with combination of...
  33. Thread: RTTs and weight

    by AntonN
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    Re: RTTs and weight

    Thanks very much. ;)

    I am sure this will not work for everyone. Since I travel alone, this is a great way to be compact with the least weight and spread out as best I could. Considering...
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    Re: Zwartkops airshow 2019

    Yip.Belongs to Menno Parsons. He has a toy-box full of aeries and flies all of them.

    Here he is in Botswana, Matsieng, flying his Bell 407.

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  35. Thread: RTTs and weight

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    Re: RTTs and weight

    I considered the full height canopy however the lot doesn't fit in the garage with RTT on top. I posted a bit of a ramble to explain my thinking process behind this.
    :)
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