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    Re: Caravan camping in Northern KZN.

    Cool. We normally escape to the south coast when we steal a weekend, and have eyed Salt Rock for the next one
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    Re: Caravan camping in Northern KZN.

    Looks good! What is security like at Salt Rock?
  3. Thread: Icom 706 prices

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    Re: Icom 706 prices

    Agreed.

    I've kept my 706 for portable use, and have a 7100 mounted in the vehicle. The 7100 is a lot more advanced than the 706 and a pleasure to use. But I'm still holding on to the 706 for a...
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    Defender Re: 300 tdi oil pressure

    The pressures on my tdi, new head and turbo on an original block of about 400k km and new oil pump:

    Cold: 4.5 - 4.8 over 2500 rpm
    Normal temp: around 2.1
    Hot, pushing water temps to 97 degC: ...
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    Re: Keeping cool in a tent - tips?

    They are about R600 more expensive than the 220V chargers, and charge at a slightly slower rate

    http://www.makitatoolsonline.co.za/index.php?route=product/product&path=1&product_id=37
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    Re: Best Jockey wheel - Pneumatic or not?

    Here in Pmb we have a shop called Caster & Wheels. They sell a replacement front wheel for ride on lawnmowers, which would work. The wheels above in the picture would be cheaper. McNaughtons? ...
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    Re: Best Jockey wheel - Pneumatic or not?

    Make a similar attachment, but with only one pneumatic wheel. Even better, replace the solid wheel with a pneumayic wheel, and make such an attachment with a solid wheel for those who fear...
  8. Thread: Icom 706 prices

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    Re: Icom 706 prices

    The sales have not been updated for a while:

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    Re: Keeping cool in a tent - tips?

    It is pricey, but the Makita products are top quality. You do get a 12V charger for their battery packs
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    Re: Keeping cool in a tent - tips?

    They work really well. Not having a shroud around them reduces the noise a bit. You can stop the blade without hurting yourself due to the soft leading edge of the blade. I have an extra one, for...
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    Re: Keeping cool in a tent - tips?

    Yes, that is the correct one. That's a good price! I bought the ones with a cigarette lighter plug, which I had to cut off anyway when I installed them
  12. Thread: Icom 706 prices

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    Re: Icom 706 prices

    That sounds a bit high. Is that with an ATU? Check on the SARL websites what they sold for before.
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    Re: Keeping cool in a tent - tips?

    I bought them through Seaport Supply Company, as their verbally quoted price was much lower than Amazon. But their prices rose quote a bit when I had to pay. I checked earlier on and Amazon have...
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    Re: Keeping cool in a tent - tips?

    Just checked the small ones - about 0.6A on slow speed and just under 1A on fast speed

    Edit: "small" has a blade diameter of about 140mm. The bigger one I have with a 180mm blade only has one...
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    Re: Keeping cool in a tent - tips?

    Those blue 12V fans work well, but are also very noisy, even on slow speed. When I still used those a few years back, I wired two in series. The noise level nearly disappeared and while their speed...
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    Re: Ridiculous maintenance cost of Freelander II

    To activate ABS the brake pedal needs to be depressed first....
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    Re: Do you like the new Defender?

    Only the "revamped" part - the FJ Cruiser is one of the fugliest vehicles IMO. Luckily for Toyota, many disagree.
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    Re: Badger semi-flex panels

    How did you mount them?

    I know from one of the 4x4 Iveco forums in Oz that many had problems with flexible panels (not sure if they were "semi-flex"). They ended with broken tracks. It seemed...
  19. Thread: Load shedding

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    Re: Load shedding

    Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) tweeted at 7:50 AM on Wed, Oct 16, 2019:

    #PowerAlert

    Due to a shortage of capacity stage 2 loadshedding is likely to be implemented from 9 am to 11pm today.
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  20. Re: Anyone been stopped at a speed trap near Gobabis?

    That could not have been a very accurate research paper, and probably tested GPSrs used by the 1820 settlers ;D

    See post 14 on calculated slope inaccuracies. Effectively slopes make no difference...
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    Re: Ridiculous maintenance cost of Freelander II

    You have one of the cheapest vehicles to maintain in it's class, as others mentioned. Put money aside - you will still have expenses, but nowhere as close as the cost of ownership of a new vehicle. ...
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    Re: How to manage your fridge

    I made 4 rectangular aluminium forms, each a quarter size of the freezer floor. I then freeze our precooked meals, like stews etc, in ziplok bags in these forms, with nice rectangular frozen bricks....
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    Re: Reward offered, I lost my rubber

    Cameron might not have known about this. I just spoke to Chard, and he will have a look if it's still there. We have a suspicion though that I pirated the rubber from that speedo some time back for...
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    Re: How to manage your fridge

    I think he means dry ice. Liquid Nitrogen will only solidify at -210degC, or under negative pressure

    Our first 2 or three years camping were also without fridges, using cooler boxes and dry ice. ...
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    Re: How to manage your fridge

    I can't add to what was suggested already.

    On a side-note, how do you make ice? We have been using ice cube bags for many years, and am surprised at how many have not heard of these when we...
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    Wrangler 4dr Re: Help with hot water smell

    This system will explain the hot water smell. As water or gases is pushed into the filling bottle when hot, some gasses will escape to the atmospheres.

    Have your system and cap pressure...
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    Wrangler 4dr Re: Help with hot water smell

    That does not happen in real terms. It can compress but by the tiniest of fractions, not measurable in milli litres, and probably negated by the volume expansion of the warmer water - have not done...
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    Re: General Grabber AT VS AT3

    The old ATs are still available - fitted a set last week as they could not get AT3s. I had to change my old set after about 40k km as the ones on the front were worn badly on the outside due to...
  29. Thread: TD5 hill start

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    Re: TD5 hill start

    That is what low range is for ;D - I used that often when having to navigate a steep hill first thing when cold with my tdi. A VNT trbo helped, but did not eliminate this.
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    Having 2 water tanks is preferable to 1 big tank, for a few reasons. If you spring a leak, you only lose water in one tank. When one is empty, you can fill up with non-potable water (not grey!) in...
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    Re: New Eskom pricing proposal

    Yip, every time I receive their invoice and do an eft. All without Vaseline.
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    Re: New Eskom pricing proposal

    This is my last account. Their "added" charges, including the "connection charge", are already more than the actual usage. The figures are VAT exclusive.

    Even with the new proposed fees, they...
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    Re: Do you like the new Defender?

    The "old man"? The wannabe aussie? ;D
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    Re: Reward offered, I lost my rubber

    Contact Cameron at LP4A Ptn - some time back I sold them a job lot of old spares. I think there was an old speedo in there. I can't remember if it still had the rubber seal on it.
  35. Re: SA designed VTOL plane on the cards. Is it even possible?

    There are still very capable design engineers in the industry locally. With a dynamic core team, anything is possible, if finances are there. The design iterations are costly, and the expertise for...
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