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  1. Re: Wood in Hartbeespoort - Don't Buy Next to the Road

    Is this also suitable for braai-ing? The blurb (Big flame...) seems to indicate only suitable for fireplaces?
  2. Re: Wood in Hartbeespoort - Don't Buy Next to the Road

    This was exactly how I fell into the trap of buying 10 bags (which I still have in my carport). Had I known the story, I wouldn't have touched the wood, but at R10 per bag it seemed a bargain....
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    Re: Amarok recall

    Sorry, Tyron, I also went in due to the recall and was told it was purely an anti-theft device (lock nut similar to those on the wheels). Due to my non-standard (according to VW) rims, they could not...
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    Re: Klein Pella - Easter 2021

    As someone whose preference is not "to do a trail for doing a trail's sake", the trip from Riemvasmaak to Klein Pella was most definitely the highlight for me personally!!! Although I also enjoyed...
  5. Re: Braai wood - where and what do you buy Pretoria area

    I was lambasted for doing just that :) Apparently that wood is not responsibly sourced, nor is it properly dry...

    I haven't used any of the 10 bags I bought, so I can't testify to the dryness....
  6. Re: Braai wood - where and what do you buy Pretoria area

    Those are great prices. I paid I think R40 or R50 per bag for "Namibian hardwood" for the KP trip from a nursery close to where I live in Fourways. Which is why I bought wood at Harties for R10 per...
  7. Re: May 2021 Traction Challenge V.2 Brekkie Run with a Twist.

    Much better chance of me making it - even if just to spectate... ;D
  8. Re: May 2021 Traction Challenge V.2 Brekkie Run with a Twist.

    Yes. I can testify to that...
  9. Re: May 2021 Traction Challenge V.2 Brekkie Run with a Twist.

    Thanks, Andrew, but I'm a 50/50.

    It's my son's birthday that day and we have a few "family issues" (not with him!) at the moment. But if I CAN make it I will, although quite possibly with street...
  10. Re: We need to define what exactly “camping” is.

    Valid points... It's still just in the "thought phase" at this time. And it would only be for the first trip, unless I find another experienced group of forum members to tag along with.

    Setting...
  11. Re: We need to define what exactly “camping” is.

    This might be an interesting discussion. Due to my inexperience, I'm contemplating that my first proper touring experience to say Botswana might be done with one of those companies that setup up camp...
  12. Re: We need to define what exactly “camping” is.

    Because they usually are just canvas chalets; well, in most cases. And it detracts from the experience of setting up your own camp.

    Also, they are, like chalets/rondawels, usually set apart from...
  13. Re: We need to define what exactly “camping” is.

    For me, camping is taking your own shelter with you and setting it up. Could be a caravan, off-road trailer, tent or under the stars. Campsite could be a resort, bushcamp, or out in the wild.
    ...
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    Re: Aluminium Canopy decisions

    I'll add my vote for the Bushtech, am very happy with mine; however I can't speak for any other manufacturer. Lots of little extras, like a channel down either side on the inside of the canopy onto...
  15. Re: Is a portable braai a necessity when overlanding.

    I have one of those folding braai grids with the clip-on feet. I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but are they any good, or a PITA?
    ...
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    Re: Roof Tents & Amarok's

    I have a Bushtech canopy, and was advised I could put 400kg (spread load) on the canopy roof. Of course that is ludicrous, but nice to know the canopy can take that weight. I'm not sure about the...
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    Re: Roof Tents & Amarok's

    <thumbs up icon> :)
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    Re: Roof Tents & Amarok's

    If you see the link I posted, they recommend only 66kg in off-road conditions. So I think 100kg is static load...???

    Which is one of the reasons I have put my solar panels over the cab - the...
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    Re: Roof Tents & Amarok's

    Hi

    I found this:

    Maximum permissible load is 100kg (220lbs) for two crossbars including the weight of the crossbars, 5kg (11lbs). When crossbars are to be used in off-road conditions, please...
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    Re: When do you call a kebab a sosatie?

    Well, kinda but not quite.. :)
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    Re: When do you call a kebab a sosatie?

    Kebab when I'm talking English, sosatie as ek Afrikaans praat..
  22. Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    Reckon that's one category in which I'd score in the top 5 ;D
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    Re: Mustek LifePO4 battery

    And this makes these even more attractive, if one wants to go 200Ah or more:



    2500 cycles at 100 % discharge
    4000 cycles at 80 % discharge



    And this gizmo might be of interest :...
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    Re: Mustek LifePO4 battery

    True! Maybe I should just use the Blue Nova for loadshedding "entertainment" duty. It's unlikely that I will get to the 3,000 cycles as advertised even with loadshedding and camping! And because it's...
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    Re: Mustek LifePO4 battery

    Have only used it a few times (about 5), but very happy so far. Fridge is a NL 60 litre, and I think averages about 2A-4A, 5A peak. Solar panels are mounted on the roof of my cab (i.e. sub-optimal...
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    Re: Mustek LifePO4 battery

    Could you not connect in series (up to 4, apparently) and go either 24V or 48V, and still get more power out of them?

    I just want to run a TV, streaming device, Rain router and maybe a laptop...
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    Re: Mustek LifePO4 battery

    Just seen this :...
  28. Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community Klein Pella Exploration Trip (Northern Cape)

    ;D
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    Re: Portable winch.

    PM sent...
  30. Re: Changing tyres on vehicles with bolts instead of nuts

    Thanks for all the suggestions, guys.

    I happened to be at VW Hatfield yesterday where some kind soul actually took the time to assist. He and a guy in the workshop (both had never heard of a...
  31. Re: Changing tyres on vehicles with bolts instead of nuts

    You're a bit younger (i.e. stronger) then me, Stephen! :)
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    Re: Solo camping suggestions around Gauteng

    Two other possibilities spring to mind:

    Ezemvelo http://www.ezemvelo.co.za/accommodation/camping/
    and
    B'sorah http://www.bsorah.com/magaliesberg-bush-camping/
  33. Re: Running a fridge from my Prado 150 rear 12 v plug

    I don't think this is the better idea, as you get losses in the inverter itself converting from 12V to 220V, hence putting more load on the car battery, not less.

    My NL60 litre fridge draws about...
  34. Re: Changing tyres on vehicles with bolts instead of nuts

    I'll have another look, but I'm pretty sure I would have noticed it. Bought my 'rok new in 2018...

    I'll gladly admit to being a dumbass if it IS there and I didn't notice....:(
  35. Re: Changing tyres on vehicles with bolts instead of nuts

    If I don't come right with a suitably threaded bolt, I'll give this a try. It also sounds quite "fiddly" to try if I'm on my own though...

    Thanks!
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