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    Re: Peter's Pan fix

    As a matter of interest, how long did it take to "eat" the rust without the rest of the pan?
    Concentrated or diluted? Pool acid strength?

    I also have an old wok that I would like to clean up.
    I...
  2. Re: Cost of owning a 4x4 that cost less than R40K

    I could not agree more.
    No sense at all to buy a new 4x4 at R 500 K plus - then consider the cost of the servicing under warranty and oh goodness me, the insurance on it and (presumably) the finance...
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    Re: Forum GTG 2021

    Bumping this ....
    Come on good folk let's make this happen.
    If Markus and Zelda are prepared to drive all the way from Langebaan to KZN for a long weekend then I think that us "locals" can somehow...
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    Re: Riemvasmaak

    Yup - bush camp.
    We stayed at Augrabies NP in late 2018 and used that as base to explore around including Riemvasmaak.
    Scenery is amazing, the locals are "interesting" - I just love the unique way...
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    Re: Forum GTG 2021

    ;D;D;D;D;D;D;D;D;D
    A perfect opportunity to test out our new (old) pop up caravan, half tent kinda thing.
    As always the caveat re Erica but we would love to be there.
    Keep us informed.
    As long as...
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    Re: Public road through Shamwari

    Yes, you go from Kenton on Sea via the Woody Cape Nature area which I think now forms part of the greater Addo Elephant Park, then through Shamwari and on to the Addo park.
    A good drive and scenic....
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    Re: FS : 1985 Slipstream Siesta Caravan

    Yes guys, Petri is a star - he is even delivering it for us next week.
    Can't wait to sort out some bigger and new tyres.
    I am sure there is nothing more to do when I look at the pics Petri has sent...
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    Re: Small trailer for a roof top tent.

    My trailer used in a very similar way all over Southern Africa is now available - see my add in classifieds.
    I have already sold the Howling Moon 1.4m RTT that was mounted on it, but the reinforced...
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    Caravan suspension Mod.

    As some of you may know I have purchased an old (new) Jurgens Slipstream Siesta Pop Up Van and was wondering if any of our members are familiar with this vehicle.

    I am considering replacing the...
  10. Re: Alternative to RTT, Ground tent, Camping set up?

    Decision made.
    I have purchased the Slipstream pop up caravan which will be modified somewhat.
    This seems the best option within our budget and will enable us to do some less challenging and...
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    Re: N3 Safety - Bethehem to Pinetown??

    Petri, I will also keep you posted if things change that I am aware of.
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    Re: White deposit on negative terminal?

    This is a very old thread that has somehow been revitalized.

    However, whatever the cause, I have discovered that a little Coke poured over the terminal clears it quickly, rinse with some window...
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    Re: Dry mechanisms and other sun damage

    Dust is also a bugger.
    Some years back I was stuck alongside a very good gravel road in Eastern Namibia, north of Mata Mata and had to take the tappet cover off with the locals speeding past at 100...
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    Re: Dry mechanisms and other sun damage

    I thought that was how a 4x4 was supposed to look ! ;D
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    Re: Dry mechanisms and other sun damage

    This is not only a problem with Sani. My old Suuz has very similar problems - at age 23 years I guess to be expected.
    I am very interested to hear where you found graphite.
    That is the right thing....
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    Re: My Knife Making Thread

    As a total ignoramus when it comes to making and SHARPENING knives - (So take it from whence it comes):

    What and how is the best way from all aspects (sharpness, least damage to the cutting edge)...
  17. Re: Alternative to RTT, Ground tent, Camping set up?

    Thanks all, I am in discussion with Petri re his caravan on offer.
    Looks as though this will be the solution.
    Unfortunately with all going on I am not, nor is he, willing to travel between Pinetown...
  18. Re: Highest altitude that you have ever driven to....

    I think many years ago in the Swiss Alp in a hired vehicle ... I would have to find some kind of record or that somewhere.
    Too many re-location, computer issues between then and now.
    Drove up to a...
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    Re: Hands on the steering wheel Warning

    Yup, you need fast reflexes on some roads, especially the "tarred" roads!
    Should that be "Turd" roads ? >:D
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    Re: Hands on the steering wheel Warning

    Much more fun driving the old one with much lower insurance premiums and not having to worry too much about minor bumps, scratches and bush rash.:)
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    Re: Hands on the steering wheel Warning

    My old girl has a hand off wheel warning. When you're upside down next to the road your hands may have been off the wheel.
    The timing of the heads down is a bit delayed though - so not effective....
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    Re: How much 4x4 with an offroad-caravan?

    No, you are not wrong.
    Also not to be used on solid surfaces unless going more or less in a straight line - (Wind-up risk).

    Just for the newbies: Even 4x4 fully engaged should not be used on a...
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    Re: How much 4x4 with an offroad-caravan?

    I still believe that 16" size is a happy medium.
    AT tires at least.
    And NO you cannot do grade 4 or 5 with a trailer or caravan, offroad type or not.
    Well, I would not.
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    Re: FS : 1985 Slipstream Siesta Caravan

    That sounds great thank you - never been to that one.
    Golden Gate campsite very many times and Brandwag only once.
    I will keep it in mind.

    I am just right now having serious doubts about...
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    Re: How much 4x4 with an offroad-caravan?

    If you use low range and take it really really slow you can do more than you think.
    Deflate vehickle and trailer / caravan tyres according to situation !!!!
    I am speaking of riverbeds (rocky), 1st...
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    Re: FS : 1985 Slipstream Siesta Caravan

    PM sent with my email contact detail and WhatsApp number.
    Thank you.
    Thanks all for the suggestions and ideas and thank you for making me aware of Petri's caravan offer.:)

    Forgot to add on the...
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    Re: FS : 1985 Slipstream Siesta Caravan

    I don't know, we would have to do some measuring if I come up there ... we can talk.
    I guess it would also depend on load bay configuration, shape, etc.
    If we can seal the critical points onto the...
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    Re: New and excited

    Welcome Chris
    You have come to the right place.
    Here you will find a wonderful caring community with common interests.
    Just stick by the TOS. Terms of Service (I think) and you will be all OK.
    An...
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    Re: FS : 1985 Slipstream Siesta Caravan

    Petri and Henk.
    Thanks both for your inputs.

    We are not scared of travelling, so I am quite happy to come and have a look at your place.
    We could find a place at Golden Gate at Brandwag or Glen...
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    Re: FS : 1985 Slipstream Siesta Caravan

    Thanks, I have never yet met him in person but did get this kind of vibe (showing age) about him.
    Those Vrystaat owens are usually OK folk.

    Maybe he has already sold it ?

    If this all comes...
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    Re: FS : 1985 Slipstream Siesta Caravan

    Anyone interested in my Glider Hunter Trailer (Modified for overland but very basic.)?

    Stainless steel body with reinforced aluminium rack capable of carrying a RTT or equivalent.
    "New" tyres -...
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    Re: FS : 1985 Slipstream Siesta Caravan

    I have a strong feeling that provided the vehicle is as displayed and with some minor post purchase changes, adaptations, this will be our solution.
    Mmmm, maybe bigger wheels / tyres, replace wheel...
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    Re: FS : 1985 Slipstream Siesta Caravan

    I am seriously interested in this Petri.
    I have sent you PM on forum and SMS, so you will have my number.
    We are based in Pinetown.
  34. Re: Alternative to RTT, Ground tent, Camping set up?

    Certainly very many good concepts and products are coming up here.
    Some are beyond our budget, but for others - some good info. methinks.
    I am in touch with Pardus re his excellent self built...
  35. Re: Alternative to RTT, Ground tent, Camping set up?

    YUP, I could not find any contact either.
    Apparently a forum member ?? But without a forum "name" ... ??
    Anyway even if I cannot find him the concept is great and maybe we can get something similar...
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