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    Re: Tent groundsheet - net or tarp?

    Get a proper NET. SWAMBO has an old real net. We have also used shade net. If you have double layer shade net it is a risk.

    On sandy soil and as a general rule: have a good dirt trap carpet to...
  2. Thread: Plat car tires

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    Re: Plat car tires

    SWAMBO did get new set today. GoodYear Efficient grip. R3600.00 for the tires fitted and R4400.00 A Line mags. What I did not know is the 3 year warranty on GoodYear. If the tire is damaged beyond...
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    Re: Plat car tires

    Old rims should be so so and would work. If SWAMBO finds mags she likes I will get them. Right size and in 20 + years she has had no steel. I have lost tires due to side wall issues. I stopped using...
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    Re: Plat car tires

    I looked on internet who sells Falken. One link said Hi-Q. I missed Hi-Q earlier today. They are just around the corner. "No we do not sell them" But they have those GoodYear on special. About R400...
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    Re: Plat car tires

    I went to many tire places. The following is available:

    - No stock
    - Korean made (many brands). Please go and check the text on tire. It is Korean. Please check. Yes Boss. Made in China. Not only...
  6. Thread: Plat car tires

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    Re: Plat car tires

    Indian made Suzuki. Suzuki is there like Toyota here. About 2 years old.

    Apollo has much better tires than this what Suzuki has. Very close to premium makes. It is like early Japanese cars. They...
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    Re: Plat car tires

    Looks like a bit more just now.

    We have the automated manual box. Those Apollo tires spin even on dry tar. The engine is normally aspirated 1.2 l. >:D I cannot spin tires driving 4.7 l V8.
  8. Thread: Plat car tires

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    Re: Plat car tires

    Thanks for the comments.

    We have had good experience with Hanook. SWAMBO had them on the previous car. Kumho (Made in Korea) also but the last set for Jeep was Chinese made. Initially good but...
  9. Thread: Plat car tires

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    Plat car tires

    Suzuki Dzire has slippery Apollo 165/80 R14 at the end of life. That size is not common. Proposed replacement size 185/65 R14.

    Has anybody had Dunlop SP 560? Any comments. Reasonable price...
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    Re: Repurposing The Dome

    Took 20 years to get to where it was to be originally.

    Most of the time I have passed the place it has been empty. It has been a white elephant.

    Structure was designed for car sales and...
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    Hydrogen-fueled Land Rover

    For those interested
    https://www.imeche.org/news/news-article/hydrogen-fuelled-land-rover-defender-set-for-testing-this-year#msdynttrid=7qjW1eUC6qrLN-jLtGt56w4l_Pzc70HEe2uhEuy6pFU
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    Re: Another Rhino poached in the Afsaal area.

    There is always a possibility that word on the street was that he was going to sing/turn to state witness.
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    Re: Another Rhino poached in the Afsaal area.

    Maybe the headline should read "Poacher was poached"

    https://www.news24.com/news24/southafrica/news/police-hunt-hitmen-who-killed-a-suspected-rhino-poaching-kingpin-20210618
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    Re: I purchased an old caravan

    Leave the tent home. There is some kg for drinks. :D

    Not a lot if the true weight is 970 kg.

    If you camp 2/3 nights in one place very quickly you will be hopping mad if it is 2 people and you...
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    Re: Trailer Coupling Height Increase

    I have seen some comments about the load carrying capacity of the "original" tow hooks. I know one forum member who reinforced his.

    I found out also that there are two custom made types for Jeep:...
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    Re: I purchased an old caravan

    My bet is that your front was too light. After loading lift the stabilizer legs and try to lift from the hitch. If you can do that easily either muscle man or too light front. I tried to tow a road...
  17. Re: Second Engine Replacement Required for Ford Ranger less than 3 years?

    Worth to read this study:
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    Re: I purchased an old caravan

    We never connected the 12 V in the road van. Had to put some towels or similar to catch the melting ice but that was all what we did. No need for ice cubes or ice cold beer. For the first night we...
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    Re: Jurgens Xplorer Fan Club

    Comments on the two previous posts:

    - I looked at using those cavities in the front to carry wood (mainly). I have seen also gas bottles like above. What ever is there is sand blasted so I would...
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    Re: Jurgens Xplorer Fan Club

    I will get 2 valves from a gas place. I will also ask for a cap. Extra safety if the valve is accidently turned.

    Thanks for all the comments.
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    Re: Jurgens Xplorer Fan Club

    I have 2 gas bottles connected to one common pipe. When I would like to use one of the bottles for something else I cannot use stove as gas runs out. I asked today at a caravan place fitting to close...
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    Re: I purchased an old caravan

    Looks good. Those vans had a good name. Full tent and add a room. We had both. When only us travelling we never had them with us. Only ralley.

    There is one thing that kills these older vans....
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    Re: I purchased an old caravan

    I bought a kit for my Xplorer August last year R12 100.00 delivered. We did the installation on our own. Installers ask few grand to do the job. If the van is double axle it will cost more. Jockey...
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    Re: Driving an automatic. Any general advice?

    Driven well over 30 years auto. Will never buy a car with a clutch pedal. Current cars:
    - Smart has 5 gear sequential box with auto clutch
    - Suzuki has 5 gear traditional gearbox with electric...
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    Re: Campsite pricing, where do you draw the line?

    Our average on our 6 week trip was under R200 per night for two. Out of season, pensioner's discounts, Covid specials, no costly kids... All good places and included 2 national parks with Green card...
  26. Thread: Do I really????

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    Re: Do I really????

    I have 7 A intelligent but I needed an other. I took that 15A Victron. In a hurry it charges that 105 A battery (same as mine) quickly (Had this case already one time when we had to leave van to PE)....
  27. Thread: Caravan security

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    Re: Caravan security

    Early warning. Nobody should get to the caravan without tripping an alarm. Armed response which has quicker average response time than it takes to remove hitch lock and hook up the van.

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