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    Re: Building my first house - low budget

    I am not sure what the current cost comparison will be but the last time I looked at it there was nothing in; two buildings of the same size would ended up costing exactly the same.
    The major...
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    Re: Building my first house - low budget

    Wow nice house. I do architecture work myself. Just need an engineer right now.
    Hallo Horizon
    The Nice house in Patrick L 's picture is the result of intense analysis of the clients brief /...
  3. Re: Pajero feedback from current owners please :)

    We bought ours in 2012 with 12 000km on the clock
    I spoke to the previous owner who had it fitted with a long range tank, roof rack, slightly stiffer coils and new shocks before he took delivery....
  4. Re: Advice please - got a parking ticket while Defender in Storage

    A few years ago we received a fine final summons on 6 Dec (never received anything before that) for an expired licence disk on a Toyota HiAce in Blue downs Cpt.
    The numberplate on the Hi Ace...
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    Re: Fortuna handling - will they ever fix it?

    No the Beacon was in the deep freeze, National Luna kept it safe.
    He only fitted the Billsteins after the a few years of ownership.
    Never complained about stability before that and living in...
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    Re: Fortuna handling - will they ever fix it?

    My BIL had a first generation Fortuner 10 years ago 4 of us traveled to Mosambiek while towing an offroad trailer.
    He always prefered backroads instead if the mainroads because there are fewer...
  7. Re: We need to define what exactly “camping” is.

    Additional to all the smart analysis, bantering and camping definitions the following;

    Home is the place that you filled up with all the things you thought essential to making your and your...
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    Re: Disputing a ridiculous CoCT water bill?

    We were also slapped with a R72000 water bill about two years before the serious water restrictions in Cpt.
    We discovered that the C/Council took an Actual water reading in January, then they...
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    Re: Rooftop Tent advice

    You have to consider that All the hardshell tents are much heavier than the soft shell tents.

    The soft shell Eezi Awn tent that we have is around 45 / 50 kg it is also a much thicker canvas fabric...
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    Re: Bus to motorhome conversion total rebuild

    [QUOTE=Francois Theron;4574052]

    Thank you for the explanation you are 100% right;-

    "the ADE 352 is a 5.7 liter engine developing 130"

    (I dont know where I got the idea that its...
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    Re: Bus to motorhome conversion total rebuild

    [QUOTE=lennon;4569065]She has an ADE engine and we think it is a 5litre 6 cylinder.

    We owned a MB 613D WJ Elite Motorhome 8.5m that had an ADE 352 6L 6 Cylinder ADE 352 engin with a 4 speed...
  12. Re: Stuck on a hill with trailer, how to get out?

    Thank you, I will try and find out how that works mechanically.
    I wonder if that is an improvement on the brake design I have?
  13. Re: Stuck on a hill with trailer, how to get out?

    [QUOTE=JP vd Merwe;4534278]It is unlikely that I would ever unhook my trailer in an uphill scenario because the trailed handbrake is almost useless in reverse

    I dont know how the brakes work on...
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    Re: Prado vs Pajero

    Many great products have failed because too few people felt passionate about it.
    It is impossible to explain why people buy one product but not the other.
    In this instance it is not about the...
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    Re: Shauno chops a new 200 series in half!

    Yes you are right.

    We have all heard many stories of how people fight with manufacturers to please come to the party when things go wrong after they have made small “improvements”
    He will have a...
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    Re: Shauno chops a new 200 series in half!

    [QUOTE=Tombie;4524547]Plenty of these conversions going strong.
    Many questions, why?

    Why dont they just buy a yank 4x4 double cab, there are many to pick from.
    Everything on those trucks are...
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    Re: Fridge, cover or not?

    I agree
    Instead of guessing or having a gut feeling about if a cover makes a difference or not one can always look at it from the science point of view.

    The K-value (W/m.K) of a material is a...
  18. Re: Economist Mike Schussler on SABC : Retrenchments loom in several sectors of SA ec

    They are in the ANC.
    Right from the first anouncement that here will be a Lockdown I had an uneasy feeling that this is going to be exploited by the ANC.
    I vaguely recall someone from the ANC...
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    Re: Best 4x4 tires for deep sand

    [QUOTE=Gomario;4402476]Hello everyone. Which tire profile do you think is best for sand? ATs (All Terrain) or MTs (Mud Tracks)?
    I prefer the less aggressive AT tires but the MTs look damn nice

    I...
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    Re: Langebaan Manor ontwikkeling

    [QUOTE=Whisky;4381549]Ons is besig om te kyk na 'n aftree oord. Ons het Langebaan Manor ontwikkeling gesien...
    Hallo Ben,

    Ons het ook gesoek vir n geskikte plek langs die kus vir aftrede....
  21. Re: Install Cargo Slide without Drilling Holes

    I also didn't want to drill holes in the floor of my Pajero either.
    I removed the seats that fold into the floor and bolted a carpeted 12mm plywood panel to existing fixing points on the floor. ...
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    Discovery 3 Re: Suspension shitty sunday

    [QUOTE=splitpin1234;4363960]amazing to see how many people troll threads just to give the author some sh1t.

    "Firstly I admitted that I made the error"

    Nobody starts a maintenance job on...
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    Discovery 3 Re: Suspension shitty sunday

    I also wondered about this.
    My parents were in the motor trade. Late 60's to mid 80's, Volvo, Alfa and Nissan.
    Sundays were often interrupted by someone that "fixed" things that up to that point...
  24. Re: Would you help someone in distress? My story….

    Thank you for sharing it with us it is a real roller coaster ride of emotions.
    I just love her summary and perspective of the journey, most would have been judged as a very bad one but she found a...
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    Re: Quick Pitch Tent

    The wind factor....the turbo 3x3 tents don’t do well in strong winds.[/QUOTE]
    I am surprised that you have found that the 3x3m Turbo did not do well in strong wind?
    Wind and a flapping tent will...
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    Re: Tent Trailer ideas?

    Well done Pardus, while you are looking at making improvements also consider the following.
    We camp with either an Eezy awn rooftop tent with a frame like yours or an Echo 4 trailer: frame like...
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    Re: Toyota ad banned

    I think add agencies generally struggle when they project an product, idea or concept that is meant for a specific target market on a general media platform.
    Inevitably there will be millions of...
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    Re: Driving habits Good and Bad

    I use a few basic rules that I think make road use safe for me and hopefully for other people as well.

    1. Keep Left at all times
    Most people don't seem to know this one anymore and don't realise...
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    Re: Pajero 2020 announced

    It is quite possible that my opinion on this topic might be or is a sign of old age.
    with that out in the open... I am not convinced or even remotely excited about the new Pajero's concept styling....
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    Re: Softroader to Khadum possible?

    The No's then have it... the No's definitely have it right.

    Even the drive between Tsumkwe and Sekereti outside the camp was challenging when we were there, they were doing some work on the road...
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    Re: Buying land in Mozambique

    About 8 or 9 years ago while we were camping with my sister and a few of their friends in Bilene one of the friends told us casually that he had just paid R90 000 to a long term client of his, a...
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    In my own experience with two such systems a plywood construction system for a trailer can last a very long time if done properly and cared for when required.

    In 1993 I built a meranti framed...
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    Re: Stones, Trailers & Rear windows

    I also learned that the hard way in the 80's while towing a trailer behind a VW Combi, in the Karoo, the window was in tact but both rear lights were broken and the back door paint was chipped....
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    Re: Marius's Gen4 Pajero life thread

    Well done Marius, may it serve you well.
    Ours is a 2011 Pajero GLS Gen 4 150000km.
    In this model there is still a dash rattle problem on bad dirt roads.
    I have not managed to get anybody that...
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    Re: When to engage diff locks

    There are many debates and believes around the topic of when and how to use a 4x4's gearbox, I can only speak from my own experiences.
    We do one long trip of about 6000-7000km every year with our...
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