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    Re: Wiring up a 12v solinoid

    And another overlooked issue...

    I always add a fuse in the negative feed as well. For those that accidentally short the positive pole of the aux batt to the chassis, then the negative fuse goes,...
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    Re: Battery recommendations - please

    Contact Dixon and get the number of the rep in your area. He will sort you out...
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    Re: Battery recommendations - please

    Yep, but no stock at present....!!
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    Re: Wiring up a 12v solinoid

    I never trust those chassis or body negative pickup installations....
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    Re: Battery recommendations - please

    If you are prepared to service (top up electrolyte) and the battery is in a proper box, you cannot get more robust than this:
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    Re: Towing behind a Jurgens XT140

    In addition, from experience only : the 1st towed trailer must have a longer hook to axle length than the 2nd towed trailer, else you looking for violent sway issues...
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    Re: Trailer battery charging

    Give us more info

    What type of battery ?
    What Charger ? - maybe a pic of the charger, especially specs/label etc
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    Re: Trailer tyre pressure

    2.2Bar for me on tar and decent gravel roads. Slow off road and sand 1.7Bar

    This is for my camping trailer.
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    Re: New trailer - new fridge

    Tying down is recommended, a simple ratchet type tie down from carrying handles downwards is OK. Fridges do not like to do the hop. I use 13mm bungie cord doubled up from handles to the sides of the...
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    Re: New trailer - new fridge

    Depends on what the slide will allow and space. If at all possible keep the jacket. I even add 15mm polystyrene sheeting between the jackets and fridge surfaces. Ensures a tight fit and helps a lot...
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    Re: Urgently looking for sump washers

    Cannot recall I have ever seen a torque wrench in an oil service bay.....

    2 things my son does in his business, staff are not allowed to open any oil can nor replace any drain plug. He does that...
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    Re: Urgently looking for sump washers

    They use the old one as is on the plug...even if they have stock, pure laziness.
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    Discovery 2: Re: D2 Battery drained

    Any decent Auto Elec should find the exact cause of a parasitic drain. Try another guy....
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    Re: RIP 150AH Lead Crystal

    I have built a number of 2nd life setups for camping and load shedding UPS applications for others. I also use my own setups extensively. We all very happy. Would I design it into a large house or...
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    Re: Looking to make the move to a hilux

    Eish, some more "advice" like some did and he might be "Looking to make no move..."
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    Re: Rivet counters spot the mistake

    Probably only a photo created angle, but closed bonnet does not line up with mud guards ?
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    Re: Prim8 cars South - R44,000

    Didn't Hitler also ask for deposit before order on the VW Beetle predecessor....?
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    Re: Prim8 cars South - R44,000

    They might sell a few in Zim. But it will be a failure in SA
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    Most double electric blankets draw less than 150W at full setting. Go verify at a shop, the wattage is on the label. So a good quality inverter 300W continuous supply or more should work. But if...
  20. Re: Travel from Durban to Lusaka during lockdown

    Cannot disagree, but it's a toss up between time and frustration. Yes the Lephalale route is less of such a risk but does take longer
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    Re: Offroad Trailer - QA

    Budget available is the first step in deciding....which might lean heavily towards the Echo

    Not that I have checked prices recently......

    Investigate and give us some feedback.
  22. Re: Travel from Durban to Lusaka during lockdown

    This is just before the border, wonderful place
    https://www.moriticamp.co.za/

    Been about 3 years since we have been there.....

    Some more advice, do not add border crossing frustrations to a...
  23. Re: Solar and Alternator Charge at the same time

    Connecting the Load output to your main battery will have marginal gain. BUT once your solenoid kicks in whilst driving I can only imagine an unwanted closed circuit causing who knows what somewhere....
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    Re: Upright fridge?

    And, installing one of those I imagine would need to be a semi permanent fixture. Won't be easy to load / un load from the vehicle.

    I can see it working for short trips. A for me spoilt by using 2...
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    Re: Upright fridge?

    Yip, I find those little bar fridges at B&Bs and self catering venues useless
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    Re: Upright fridge?

    My fear is that stuff would shake around in there a lot. But it eliminates the need for sliding it out to get inside
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    Re: Upright fridge?

    Do you have a pic as an example to comment on
  28. Re: Off-road ride quality: Vehicle vibrates on gravel

    The only advice I have is to drop the tyre pressure to below 2Bar on gravel. Those tyres and the low weight of your vehicle will be happy as low as 1.6Bar. Have a pump in the kit.
  29. Re: Travel from Durban to Lusaka during lockdown

    Its quicker to go along N1, turn off to Mokopane, then N11 to Groblersbrug - (aka Martin's Drift)

    Avoid driving at night, lots of stray animals on N11
  30. Re: Solar and Alternator Charge at the same time

    They do not "see" each other, only sense battery voltage and current will flow accordingly. Leave as is
  31. Re: Does anyone know where I can find Gazebo spares?

    I have given up on finding parts, - bought al sorts of bits of aluminium profiles that seemed to be of use

    Then bit by bit rebuilt mine, piece by piece rivet by rivet
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    Re: Very Northern Namibia Tour.

    Epupa Falls comes to mind
    But it has been decades since I was last there......
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    Re: Solar panel size calculator

    Thanks

    There are some small niggles in the spreadsheet, but it gives some help to the user on deciding what he needs
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    Re: Solar panel size calculator

    In the mean time, play with this I wrote (to get a feel)
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    Re: Trailer handbrake dissengaging?

    I have a Knott coupler and a Buirquip axle. It holds the trailer a little on backwards slopes with brake handle applied. But when it gets pushed or the parked slope is steep, it goes into auto...
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