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    Re: Off-Road trailer batteries

    Please NO
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    Re: First problem on my nc750x

    1 - Do NOT source a 2nd hand one.

    2 - My experience when Honda M/C dealers says import takes 6 weeks, it usually arrives in about 3-4, holding thumbs for you.

    (They normally expect payment up...
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    Re: Fridges that shut down automatically

    Really ???
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    Re: In the market for a fridge

    https://snomaster.co.za/product-category/camping-outdoor/expedition/

    Especially the EX67D
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    Re: Toyota Landcruiser GX Batteries

    Talk to Dixon

    +27 16 455 1800
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    Re: Fridges that shut down automatically

    Yip

    They are marketed as 220v/24V/12V

    Some are 220V/12V and not 24V
  7. Re: Converting Echo3 un-braked to braked axle etc.

    Yip, the trailer axle PCD and my Patrol wheels PCD are luckily the same.
    Unfortunately mud guards on trailer will catch 265/75/R16 tyres if leaf spring compress a lot - need slight modification
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    Re: Snomaster Portable Battery Box

    I have a very old catalogue from Snomaster - it states Suitable for 120A battery

    I suggest you phone Snomaster directly
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    Re: solar panel to sell

    Agreed, BUT those are Solarworld Panels....

    and see:
    https://4x4direct.co.za/fixed-solar-panels/6654-50w-solar-panel-18-volt.html
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    Re: solar panel to sell

    If they are in good condition R500 per panel is fair
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    Is there anybody on the Forum that repair repairable chargers, various makes
    I mean actually dismantle find fault and repair, not exchange....
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    Re: How to manage your fridge

    Best I can can suggest:

    Buy 2 very very good quality cooler boxes of sizes that you have bucks/space for

    Pack the one with your perishables such as veggies cheese etc. and add some newspaper...
  13. Re: Converting Echo3 un-braked to braked axle etc.

    OK after 11 years of abuse my Echo 3 leaf springs and hubs are shod.
    I regularly overload the 750kg GVM trailer, so now will be upgrading to braked 1600kg GVM.

    I phoned Karel at Burquip Pretoria...
  14. Converting Echo3 un-braked to braked axle etc.

    Hi

    I am considering removing the existing axle and coupler.
    Replace the lot with 1600kg rated braked axle and related components.

    Any pointers and/or supplier suggestions ?
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    Re: The truth about snowmaster

    Please indicate where exactly did you take the measurement - there could be significant voltage drop from the point where you are measuring to the inside of the fridge electrickery.
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    Re: Benoni fuel saver

    Yep

    Stupid has only 2 results:

    Either it hurts or it is expensive.....


    (or both...haha)
  17. Re: List of vehicles with a centre differential and its benefits over a transfer case

    Probably depends on the vehicle design specs

    I have abused my Patrol on very tricky hard pack and rocky steep climbs with short turns.

    Yes the wheels do it all, ranging from slipping to...
  18. Re: List of vehicles with a centre differential and its benefits over a transfer case

    Something interesting

    I hate ABS on normal dirt roads - especially when there are corrugations

    I know when I select 4x4 + rear diff lock for my Patrol, the ABS switches off.

    So I did a...
  19. Re: List of vehicles with a centre differential and its benefits over a transfer case

    My uninformed logic thinking ?

    3 difs - all open - in fact not 2x4 nor 4x4 but an any 1 of 4 wheels drive
    3 difs - center locked - any 1 front wheel and any 1 back wheel drive
    3 difs - center...
  20. Re: Plum Tree Border, going north, best time of day to go through?

    And
    If you can avoid Friday afternoons, Sunday Afternoons and Monday mornings
  21. Re: List of vehicles with a centre differential and its benefits over a transfer case

    I found this simple read :

    https://www.carmag.co.za/technical/technical/tech-the-different-types-of-4x4-systems-explained/
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    Re: Average working time for solar

    Technology allows us to tap about 10-15% of that......
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    Re: Battery Behavior

    I guess its that solenoid thing
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    Re: Battery Behavior

    Please send a pic of that setup...
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    Re: The truth about snowmaster

    You can actually mount the opener on the front or side

    So I fitted 2....
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    Re: best fridge setting to save battery

    https://4x4direct.co.za/meters/6940-watt-meter-0-60v-dc-0-100a-intermittent-50amp-continuous-4250689689072.html
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    Re: The truth about snowmaster

    I have 2
    1 60 L single
    1 66 L double

    Used both in ambient above 44deg...

    Mine have ample ventilation

    No issues
    In fact the 66 L double is really a magnificent product.
  28. Re: Potential pitfalls of a dual battery system

    The worst pitfall is Calculating and Optimizing....

    Nature does not optimize, it highs and lows.....

    Therefore ensure you have the equipment that can cater for the worst - then relax...

    My...
  29. Thread: Rat problem

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    Re: Rat problem

    Really ?
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    Re: The truth about snowmaster

    This is probably why they decided to repair it :

    12/220 Volt Fridge / Freezer units


    3 year warranty on product
    7 year warranty on Snomaster 66watt compressor.......
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    Re: Cheap solar panels

    I recommend get 2 x 80W panels from 4x4Direct as they are the shorter versions
    ( SD Pro 80W 905mm long, some brands 80W way over a 1000mm long)

    Then hinge them
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    Re: BFG KO2 Balancing problem

    K02s on my Patrol no issues
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    Re: Overlanding.. Do you really need a 4x4?

    On a lighter note..When do you lock those free wheel hubs.....just before you need them.
  34. Re: Does any local companies offer something similar?

    Maybe these okes can help

    https://www.tenttechnics.co.za/product/jasmine-tents-sale
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    Re: Sidestep the dual battery system

    My 2c

    Negatives
    - At 500m long and 35kg it's a monster ito space and proper bracket installation
    - Designed to provide a massive 840 Amps CCA
    - meaning thin but many plates construction, more...
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