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    Re: Look what I found

    Yes, there are some direct copies of conqueror vans as well, very cheap.
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    Cell Phone Camera Photo's - PLEASE contribute

    Just distortion of the lens. See how sloped the rear of the Ford is. Made worse by the camber of the turned front wheel
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    DIY Mini camping caravan build

    Or add length to the draw bar
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    Re: Can tyres make SUCH a big difference

    A wheel with larger rolling diameter has less rolling resistance than a smaller one. This is due to the hysteresis losses when it returns to its natural round shape from flat. This is why flat...
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    Re: Can tyres make SUCH a big difference

    I canít see how changing the rolling diameter of the wheel by a one or two percent would have any effect on fuel consumption. Changing the rubber compound/tread pattern/tyres carcass would have WAY...
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    Re: Cell Phone Camera Photo's - PLEASE contribute

    Takes me back... looks exactly like I remember my Grandads house in Brixton. How ďhomesickĒ am I now!?
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    Re: Broken bushwing arm

    Aluminium always carries a higher chance of cracking on welds. It has a double whammy effect against it. Just saying, ally isnít steel when it comes to welding
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    Re: Amarok xl at nampo

    From a load distribution point of view it looks good. Look at where the weight in any DC is loaded on the chassis, all behind the axle. Look at how many photos you see of the load bin pointing into...
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    Re: Broken bushwing arm

    Is it steel or aluminium?
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    Re: Australian Style Tray/Campers

    I thought much the same way until I had to load one to get kit to site. A tray kicks arse compared to a bak. WAY easier to load with bulky engineering equipment.

    My ute has a bak though those...
  11. Re: Wheel nuts or studs: wet torque versus dry torque

    So why do we torque a nut??


    Below is my drawworks for our new 80t workover rig. We put 400 000Nm through the drum and dump 450kW into it. The are two sets of bolted connections in the torque...
  12. Re: Wheel nuts or studs: wet torque versus dry torque

    I do like the awe and reverence attached to bolt torque. Things like calibration of torque wrenchís etc. Calculations are however mostly guessing. The torque on a bolt is simply the required...
  13. Re: Nissan Navara D40 rear leaf springs NEED HELP

    This is pretty normal practice. Especially with Nissan.
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    Re: Air Helpers - Oppas!!!

    There are many ways to overload an axle, airbags make it easier. The load transfer into the axle is the same as the spring. Iíll add the caveat that the details of how the air spring is added must...
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    Re: Air Helpers - Oppas!!!

    They are my preferred axle support for real loads.

    This one is carrying 23t on the twin rears:
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    Re: Air Helpers - Oppas!!!

    No sorry not the axle, they attach right on top of axle saddle, which is where the leaf springs attach.

    Even the chassis is somewhat of a red herring if the area of attachment is suitably...
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    Re: Air Helpers - Oppas!!!

    Seriously, and from the technical department! There are some parts of that statement that defy the basic principles of physics.
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    Re: Air Helpers - Oppas!!!

    Springs canít absorb energy in any meaningful measure. They can store energy, but not absorb. Thatís why the shock is there
  19. Re: Show us your gravel bike (or gravel bike build)

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    Re: leaf spring mounting reinforcement

    You can see the striations? Too blurry for me. Iíd like to see the inside edge to see and witness marks. Looks suspiciously like a crack during bending to me
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    Re: leaf spring mounting reinforcement

    Yeah this ones better.
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    leaf spring mounting reinforcement

    Welding across the face of a beam in bending is a poor idea. The class of weld for this type of weld is right down at the worst when it comes to fatigue. Hence the only weld sides as per desk...
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    Re: Oztent Owners Thread

    Mines been standing in the corner of the garage for ten years, Iíve never stored it flat
  24. Thread: Mana Pools

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    Re: Mana Pools

    Yes and no.

    We took our companion, 40km corrugated gravel to the gate.

    Definitely no power
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    Re: Exporting caravan/offroader

    Mmmm so maybe a used saffer van is the way to go. Thanks for that Heinz hadnít really looked
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    Re: Hilux recovery points

    Grips I here you, hence my question.

    All tow bars supplied into Oz are, thereís a standard to which they need to comply (obviously its Oz). My first 8 months here I spent half my time certifying...
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    Re: Hilux recovery points

    What do you mean by rated?

    I see these are Oz parts, as a RPEQ I ďrateĒ these type of components all the time for lifting applications, as in a supply the certificate, the risk assessment and the...
  28. Thread: Tow balls kill

    by BruceB
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    Re: Tow balls kill

    Just for interest sake this is what hydrogen embrittlement looks like:
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    Sticky: Re: Mitsubishi Pics....

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  30. Is this the best battery for camping/trailer etc ever. ?

    I think thatís MWh?
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    Re: Camping in Tsendze, KNP?

    Man itís only posts like this that make me ďhomesickĒ.

    For us our KNP camps are Satara, Satara, Maroela and then Lower Sabie.

    On our one and only Tsendze camp:
    - Neighbours spent most of the...
  32. Re: Oztent on the roof with Front Runner load bars

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190110/3cafd5c0c285d7c8bb7499f644d40ec6.jpg

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    So far so good.
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    Sticky: Re: Mitsubishi Pics....

    Looks like youíre smuggling a couple of mummies....
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    Sticky: Re: Mitsubishi Pics....

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  35. Thread: Loteni Camping

    by BruceB
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    Re: Loteni Camping

    How sad that this is the question so often asked. The sites are huge, so your neighbors are a long way away. I suspect any safety in numbers will be psychological only. Youíre probably safer...
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