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    Re: Hi All - New "old" 4x4 Owner

    How’s your wife feel about the wench? Especially your idea to get a new one...
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    Re: Noisy Cooper ST Maxx on Patrol

    Petri, try increasing pressure for on tar use. With my 80 on BFG’s I used to run on tar unladen at 2.2 or 2.3 bar. Since I changed to Cooper ST Max’s I find closer to 3 bar works better and offers a...
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    Re: Pullout Kitchen Drawer System

    Looks nifty, but never seen it advertised here in SA...perhaps a local manufacturer will step up.
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    Pullout Kitchen Drawer System

    Does anyone in South Africa offer a pullout kitchen system like this. I know they are common in off-road caravans & camper trailers, but this looks handy...

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  5. Re: Beware of 4x2s that pretend to be offroad capable.

    This reminds me of the thread last year(?) where a lady was asking if her 4x2 would be capable of doing Mabuasehube...
  6. Re: first confirmed corona cases, travel ban in effect.

    All arrivals into Australia from midnight tonight - 14 days isolation.
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    Re: Would you help someone in distress? My story….

    Sad story.

    As to the question in the title...I would, I have and will do so again. Anytime, anyplace.

    And I’ve been helped on many occasions, even being towed all the way from Malongane to...
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    Would you help someone in distress? My story….

    Where do you get this? Very handy. Is it subscription based?

    EDIT: Sorry, saw all this answered later in the post.
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    Re: Snatch/Recovery strap repair

    I guess it’s better than letting someone carry on using an imperfect piece, have a bad accident, and then word gets out about a “failure”!

    When a guy (- and probably the first generation of his...
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    Re: Voetspore behaviour

    And the donuts???
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    Re: Snatch/Recovery strap repair

    Slightly off topic (but it’s my Fred anyway) here’s some pertinent info & advice not everyone might be familiar with.

    https://www.liftlash.co.za/content/recovery-guidelines
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    Re: No stock rear recovery mount?

    Though I do think this depends entirely upon how securely the draw bar or back bumper is attached to the vehicle? I have seen them simply bolted on to the standard rear bumper...
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    Re: Snatch/Recovery strap repair

    Seems a bit extreme with a strap used a handful of times only, and that merely has a cut/tear near the end loop from being attached incorrectly (not me, Kenyan staff, probably around front leaf...
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    Re: Snatch/Recovery strap repair

    For those with more brains than disposable cash...

    All SECURETECH webbing straps carry a free of charge lifetime repair warranty. Please arrange to collect and deliver to our Randburg factory as...
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    Re: True-Grit Insurance?

    Cornel...who are you insured with?
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    Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    I use an Aeropress or a Nanopresso, with Italian Illy espresso coffee. I use the brown tin Intenso coffee for a more robust, intense flavor. Milk I warm up slightly and whisk to a thick foam using a...
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    Re: Snatch/Recovery strap repair

    Engel, I have a few, in fact. These are used in my game viewing vehicles in Kenya. It seems a pity to throw one away because it has a small cut near the end loop, which I’m sure SecureTec could...
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    Re: No stock rear recovery mount?

    Recoveries with the wrong equipment and attachments , especially if you use a kinetic snatch strap or rope, are potentially fatal so do yourself a favour and speak to an expert and get correct advice...
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    Snatch/Recovery strap repair

    I have a SecureTec snatch/recovery strap purchased from ODW several years ago that has need for repair after some overly vigorous recoveries in a wet & muddy Maasai Mara recently.

    Essentially all...
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    Re: Which snatch rope?

    Somewhat off-topic, but I have a SecureTec recovery strap purchased from ODW several years ago that has need for repair after some overly vigorous recoveries in a wet & muddy Maasai Mara recently.
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    I got my answer...

    I was idly driving home from the shops this morning and came up behind a Haval SUV, I’m not sure of the model.

    Thought it looked quite okay, and wondered if they are any good. I figured if I...
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    Re: Which snatch rope?

    I opened this thread because of its header - “Which snatch rope?”

    Because I’m in the market for one or two.

    I noticed at the beginning that it’s an old thread, scrolled through, and ... Wow!...
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    RIP Tim - A giant has fallen

    The iconic elephant known as Tim, of the Amboseli National Park area in Kenya, has died.

    Tim turned 50 last year. His death is believed to be by natural causes and his spectacular tusks have been...
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    I note these batteries are 3.2volts each...so one would need a bank of 4 of them to run, for example, a 12v fridge/freezer?

    Correct?
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    Re: New NL Battery Box - The All in One Solution??

    Exactly! With a five year warranty and a 20-year-plus (at least?) record of producing top notch products for our use.
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    Re: New NL Battery Box - The All in One Solution??

    Short answer. Yes!

    And I’m what you might call a professional camper! As a professional wildlife photographer and safari operator I live out of tents etc up to 10 months of the year.

    I’ve used...
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    Re: How to "revive" a Deep cycle battery

    It sounds like you don’t have a suitable boost charger so the easiest is probably to take it to your nearest Battery Centre or similar where they can test it and charge it properly if necessary.
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    Discovery 1 Re: 2002 V8 on AutoTrader

    Thanks for all the advice. Actually I’d prefer a D1 anyway...to build into a play car!
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    Discovery 1 2002 V8 on AutoTrader

    Clean looking D1 V8 with 170k on the clock going for R90k.

    Would this be worth considering and what should a potential buyer be aware of, looking for? Any inherent problems with this model?
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    Discovery 1 Re: Camel Trophy Tribute D1 300tdi

    I owned a Defender 300Tdi and had constant overheating problems from its first year out the box. LRSA proceeded to replace just about every component of the cooking system, viscous fan, water pump,...
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    Series III Re: My 88" Series III for sale

    Awaiting price please...like many others!
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    Re: Homebuilt overlander

    Thanks Anton. I always get Drive Out so I’m lusting after the February issue already!
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    Re: Homebuilt overlander

    Whew. What a beauty. Sadly I’ll never have the skills or time to even attempt something this complex.

    But I love the Raptor paint and the colour you ended up with! Is the mix/blend a secret or...
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    Re: December Odyssey

    Generally speaking giraffes tend to get darker with age, though that’s not a hard and fast rule. What you see here is typical dominance behaviour by two males. (And yes, there have also been many...
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    Re: Its buying time!

    wow! With your R40k budget? Mileage?

    I’m looking for a decent reliable 4x4 for my game ranger nephew. It will be his first car and I think a budget of R90k will be doable.

    He could not afford...
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