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  1. Re: 1 x 100ah Lead Crystal vs 2 x 105ah Deep Cycle

    I like redundancy. My first LC battery pack I made from 3*22Ah batteries in a small tool box powered by a ctec D250s. Still going strong after 4+ years of hard abuse. Regular discharges very low. ...
  2. Re: Looking for help - Campsite March 17th Nossob or Polentswa

    As the others have suggested, rather go out of Mabua on the sand highway to Tsabong and overnight on the way to Twee Rivieren. It's craziness to try do the Mabua to Twee Rivieren route.
    Even Mabua...
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    Re: Muchenje Filling station

    When we went past there they only had diesel.
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    Re: Fuel between Maun and Kasane

    Fyi, there was only diesel there when we went past late September.
    I took 200l petrol from kazungula to linyanti, savuti, khwai to Maun. Had around 50l left at Maun. 4.0l FJ
    Only 5 nights though.
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    Re: Maun to Tsumkwe via Dobe border post.

    Thanks for the info and you time letting me know :)
    Appreciate it.
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    Maun to Tsumkwe via Dobe border post.

    Hi there,
    Has anyone done this route (recently) and can report back on the road conditions and unleaded petrol availability?
    Thanks in advance
    Regards
    James501546501547
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    Re: Mabuasehube info needed, PLEASE!!

    Almost had a head-on collision on this road, blind rise etc. Would definitely use a fishing rod and a flag if I had to do it again.
  8. Re: Kubu Island Campsites will be closed - True?

    I have booked, paid for permits for the 29 & 30th September through Botswana footprints.
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    Re: New Bunduflip RTT

    Will do, getting ready for a 4 week trip through Bots and Nam so have to test it all out before!
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    Re: New Bunduflip RTT

    Just finished installing mine... Looking forward to testing it out. Installed onto a front runner roof rack with the standard size front runner tent brackets. It's flush with the side of the...
  11. Re: Advice: best place to buy cooper tyres in jhb and sidewall damage

    How did you manage to get a puncture? I've been over the worst roads and do have sidewall damage but no punctures (touch wood) yet..
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    Re: Oztent Owners Thread

    Did you decide on stretchers Ross?
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    Re: 4x4 Trailer @ Mabua and Mpaya

    Hey Johann,

    Just came back from Mabua, we traveled from Nossob to Khiding in one day on the 2 way route. Left as early as possible. I have really good suspension so didn't get hassled by the...
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    Re: Mpaya#2 - 8 Aug - 12 Aug PICS

    Lol we were there at the same time! Left at on the 10th! I saw this big tent with our binos while spending time with the cubs on the other side of the close edge of the pan on the morning of the 9th!...
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    Re: Oztent Owners Thread

    RV-4 with a pvc ground sheet, then a netted 6x2 something ground sheet over it. If it's dirty / wet, square groundsheet for inside.

    Use self inflating mattresses, and speed up the process with a...
  16. Re: Snow / Traction chains - Which wheels and why?

    Got some North American and Canadian input:
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  17. Re: Snow / Traction chains - Which wheels and why?

    So I'm following another group and someone on there said that in British Columbia, it's illegal to put chains on the front only as when you brake the rear end swings around. Apparently if you only...
  18. Re: Snow / Traction chains - Which wheels and why?

    Bit far for you! Matroosberg! Why don't you pop off to AfriSki!
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    Re: Matroosberg

    Hey Willem, yes, I spent the weekend on the mountain Skiing. Only left on Sunday! :)
  20. Snow / Traction chains - Which wheels and why?

    Hey all, so need some advice from people who are experienced with IFS Vehicles and traction / snow chains.
    A friend and I recently went on a fun drive up a mountain with a fair amount of snow, and...
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    Re: Matroosberg

    Hey all,

    We went up to the saddle on Friday. Was epic! Check it out:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCkwr7vXttM

    Regards

    James
  22. Re: Horrendous Traffic Congestion on WC roads May 1st

    Thanks, might just take this sometime for the drive :)
  23. Re: Horrendous Traffic Congestion on WC roads May 1st

    After spending 5 hours trying to go from the farm stall to the Gordon's bay traffic lights last year, I'll never use the N2 to come back after these weekends.
    There should be no right turn...
  24. Re: Alternatie to Khama Rhino en route to Kubu

    Hey there, while I can't help with another place to stop, thanks for confirming Khama as a good stop on route to Kubu. We are planning a trip in Nov. Never been before. How long is the drive in ...
  25. Re: FJ Cruiser - Bumper and Lift or Leveling kit

    @BAJ and Hansie you should join our FJ whatsapp group. Pm me your numbers.

    Just remember, the std front suspension of the FJ is quite comfortable/soft already so adding weight without changing...
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    Re: Makgadikgadi Pans flooded

    Thanks :)

    Other than being hot, is it an okay time to visit?
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    Re: Makgadikgadi Pans flooded

    Hey all,
    Since this seems to be where all the people who are in the know are chatting, some advice please. Planning our route. Khama Rhino Sanctuary - > Kubu Island - > Nata Bird Sanctuary. Do you...
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    Re: CTek D250s with MXS 5.0

    Since my question, I have bought a decent multimeter and spent some time investigating. The d250s does do this, and starts by pulsing to check the starter battery and then starts charging. I was...
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    Re: CTek D250s with MXS 5.0

    Hey all, reviving this thread, can anyone confirm that with a lead crystal 2nd battery, they have seen the starter battery being charged with a solar panel due to the 2nd battery being full?
  30. Re: Prado 120 4.0vx auto. Chirping / squeeking when stationary and in drive.

    Hi all!
    Thanks for everyones comments and assistance here! Guess what, there is NOTHING wrong with my dad's Prado! He got it up on some ramps, got a bright headlamp and by wiggling the exhaust,...
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    Re: Baboons with a twist 16-18 June

    It's a bit far for us cpt folk for a weekend I think. Lady Gray is fine for a day trip, then another day to either the semongkong side or other side.
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    Re: My FJ Cruiser story

    Thanks for the tips! We'd like to have you join the FJ WhatsApp group. Pm me your number if you are keen!
  33. Re: Anyone keen for a little trail fun tomorrow?

    Haven't left yet, going to try that Dirt&Dust spot around 11:30.
    Just want to play a bit :)
  34. Anyone keen for a little trail fun tomorrow?

    Thinking of popping out tomorrow morning... Any suggestions?
  35. Re: Prado 120 4.0vx auto. Chirping / squeeking when stationary and in drive.

    Thanks for the response Marius,
    Was this when you were stationary too?
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