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    Re: Need help finding a solution

    As long as it is not too steep, get a desent rope and a snatch block. Fit a eye in your garage on the floor or wall (wall is better as it does not pull the trailer downwards) attach snatch block,...
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    Re: Why a "high lift jack"

    Exactly 100%, well said.

    And a genuine hi-lift jack is not the same as a farm high lift jack. It's like comparing a beach buggy to a land cruiser.

    I have 2 genuine hi-lift jacks and a...
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    Re: Why a "high lift jack"

    "The safety pin used when selecting "Down" will prevent the lever falling while you select. That is all that is required to prevent a runaway

    Safety and split pins are used in many engineering...
  4. Thread: Rats in wiring

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    Re: Rats in wiring

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    big boom = less rats. a winner!!
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    Re: Rats in wiring

    My brother-in-law was big fisherman, he was also a compulsive buyer with a massive salary. He passed away many years ago.

    His wife has been slowly going through his stuff. He would not buy one...
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    Re: Why a "high lift jack"

    I was about to say that.

    That position is very dangerous.

    If you put the engage lever into the down position under load, that loose lever will whip up and down uncontrollably and can do...
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    Re: Advise on Lesotho Travel

    We did
    Sehlabathebe park to sani many years ago. It was only 120 kms or so according to the map, it took us 2 days. The gravel roads can't be better today?

    As said roads change after rain,...
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    Re: Lockdown with a Unimog 416.......NICE!!!

    Nice list thanks. (Translated via photo and google translation). Please correct.

    I need it for my U416. Mine has a lever to shift in and out of 4x4

    DAILY. WHAT THE DRIVER MUST CHECK BEFORE...
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    Re: Driving a diesel, and the quality of your diesel.

    My grandfather always said.

    1. always buy your fuel from the busiest station in town. <> It's always fresh fuel.
    2. never be the first to full up after heavy rain. <> let somebody else test the...
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    Re: Camping in Maclear / Rhodes area.

    Elliot has a great lillte hotel close by "mountain shadows" not sure about camping.

    Rhodes: as far as I know camp site is closed. try walkabouts there are a few stay over places.
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    Re: Problem with Whirlpool dishwasher

    There is a very fine small strainer where the water hose connects to the machine, check that. Pull out with long noise pliers, it's normally plugged or in my one at the farm hardwater plugs it up...
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    Re: Unimog 416: Where can I find a windscreen?

    Did you come right with a windscreen??

    I need one as well. I just bought a Unimog 416 and they broke the windscreen during transport.
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    Re: 4x4 access only beaches East London area

    Very few saps or green scorpion pilots left and or no money to run a helicopter, to enforce from the air. Those days are gone.
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    Re: Traveling the Wild Coast

    "Road to Trennery’s "...….

    If you go via the pont - yes its tar. if you go via centani - there is 10 kms of very rough gravel. (Via the pont is 84kms shorter to my farm, I don't go that way due...
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    Re: Plastic vs Steel Jerry cans

    For diesel - plastic is ok, for petrol the static fire risk is too high. And yes for diesel the cheap containers are good enough to use and dump, but NOT for petrol. A container popping on the roof...
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    Re: Stuck on a hill with trailer, how to get out?

    Exactly:
    Then you are not trying hard enough ;D


    "Some people say" if you never get stuck you are a good 4x4 driver???

    No, as above..... people that don't get stuck are not pushing them...
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    Re: Thermal Insolation for an alu canopy

    I use undertile roofing foil in my GSA BMW aluminium top and side paniers. That and a bit of camp sleeping mat to hold it in place, as on the bike off-road, things bounce and break.

    I can keep...
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    Re: Looking for replacement H4 headlight bulbs

    How are your lens, if discoloured, polish them. that makes a huge difference.
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    Re: Stuck on a hill with trailer, how to get out?

    What I learnt about trailer towing on beaches and hill sections, you have to get it right the first time.

    What i have done to my trailer to help; during a recovery is, I fitted a back tow ball.
    ...
  20. Re: Towbar maintenance - powder coat, paint or galvanize?

    On the coast, galvanizing is the way to go.

    Yes the inside is always forgotten and that's where it bits you.
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    Re: Old steel gerrie can or plastic container.

    Remember petrol in plastic containers is dangerous. (yes you do get plastic containers for petrol. BUT).

    The danger here is the static build up inside the fuel as it shakes around; when pouring...
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    Re: Sanitiser killing car bits!!!

    All sanitizer's are different. Some shops are using turps, bleach, benzine, etc as entrance sanitizers.

    Whatever the case- carry your own, in a little botte. It's safer in the long term.

    And...
  23. Re: Extended cab bakkie- Passengers and back of bakkie passengers???

    yes the disk will say 3. It's what the disk states.
  24. Re: Extended cab bakkie- Passengers and back of bakkie passengers???

    As above. You get away with it until, things go wrong. Then they go according to what the disk states. Not what the police let you do.
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    Re: High lift jacking points on a L/C 76 Series?

    While you are checking, double check those bolts on the towbar and bullbar.


    My previous post:- https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...u-towbar-today!!



    Please check your tow-bars.

    My...
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    Re: Margate to East London

    i drive it monthly, send me a what's app message or call 0836350105

    going through again Saturday.

    Remember there is crime, hijacking, accidents and tyre burning everyday in South Africa, in the...
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    Re: Our Wild Coast Adventure

    I drive this road - there and back monthly.

    It's a hell run..... great road, nice drive, but dangerous, you put your live into other peoples hands.

    Due to the steepness and twisty sections,...
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    Re: Old transkei

    In the past wild camping was ok. Today wild camping can be done but not advised at all.

    Not only are you open to theft during the day and night around the camp site, in the past we slept...
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    Re: Eastern Cape birthday trip report

    Nice report nice part of the world.
  30. Thread: Best Insurance

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    Re: Best Insurance

    yes insurance thief, one man.
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    Re: Best Insurance

    whatever you do DONOT use an insurance that is connected to a hippo. (insurance thief's)

    I use scotfin. no regular driver, not fixed address, no road - no problem. etc.
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    Re: Gas bottle monitor

    The strips don't work.

    Pick up and shake or feel the weight - that works well

    Rather get a 2nd bottle as back up.

    Those new fibre bottles are fantastic AND you can see the liquid LPG level. ...
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    Re: Traveling During Curfew hours

    I have travelled through the Transkei a few times during the curfew. (8 to 10 times). (during the night most on duty traffic cops, are asleep in their cars on the side of the road.) SAP always...
  34. Re: Advice for Honeymoon Roadtrip - Botswana, Namibia and West Coast

    Botswana, Namibia and end up in the West coast, for about 2 weeks in total. No and NO.

    as the advice above.

    You need 3 weeks for Namibia, a 4x2 is ok if the route is planned - minimum 3 weeks,...
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    Re: Auto Door Locking - LC 76 2013

    I tried to get my rear door to lock unlock without locking or locking the main doors. I need to disconnect the door wires and make it manual -key only.

    and auto lock....

    it's a basic system,...
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