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    Re: December Project

    Nothing as rewarding as one's own handwork - enjoy the project
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    Re: Deep Cycle Battery as Cranking Battery

    Very little difference, except if you ran them completely flat. Smallish chargers will struggle to get it going. Car alternators will have no issue.

    Dont believe that short little English guy on...
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    Re: Deep Cycle Battery as Cranking Battery

    I assume with no charging available

    I you really really have to stretch the battery to its limits...and believe averages:

    In high summer:

    That Snomaster will draw on average 3Amps
    The...
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    Re: Deep Cycle Battery as Cranking Battery

    It's a dual purpose, not a true deep cycle.

    BUT it is a pretty good Lead Acid battery....for general camping requirements it's OK - will also work as a cranking battery.

    and - I would not buy...
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    Re: Deep Cycle Battery as Cranking Battery

    Comments on the 108Ah:

    Remember this 108Ah Lithium almost equals 2 x 105Ah Lead acids....

    - The product is not really for cranking/starting applications, but
    - can handle up to 160A discharge...
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    Re: Snomaster 66l

    Yip, my experience with 12 years of Snomaster Fridges + the new 66L also.....

    Set the cut-off to its lowest

    Set the speed at low

    And have peace...
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    Re: Sport or drive when towing

    Why vehicle manufactures call it Drive/Eco etc and Sport mode I cannot understand.

    It should be simply called Cruise and Power modes
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    Auzzie magazine guide to tyres article

    Found this interesting:

    https://magazine.rvdaily.com.au/en_US/17173/242621/essential_guide_to_tyres_for_4x4s%2c_caravans_and_camper_trailers_.html

    But I suppose most forumites know this....
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    Re: My nuwe speelding en eerste Patrol.

    Hoe kry jy dit reg
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    Re: X class no more! End of a new class!

    I see Merc is actively promoting the X-Class with some specials running

    Is it really true that the range will be discontinued ?
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    Re: Chinese 12v Water Pumps

    Rather spend your bucks on this and have peace of mind:

    https://4x4direct.co.za/waterpumps/9536-shurflo-trailking-7-lpm-20psi-12vdc-with-fittings.html?ipa=0&ins=
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    Re: Lead Carbon Batteries

    Reading up on Lead Carbon batteries indicates they should be charged around 14.7 Volts

    That leaves many existing installed Camping systems non-compatible.....
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    Re: Lead Carbon Batteries

    Especially those like me who have a battery bank in my camper trailer.......

    Watching this thread with real interest.
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    Re: Lead Carbon Batteries

    Many thanks for the info

    Question : How vibration and transport resistant are they - suited for off road applications ?
  15. Re: Whats the best LDV/bakkie engine on the market now?

    Ok nou terwyl julle ouens so pronk - my Patrol 4.2D(onkie) Enjin het 840 000 km.....
  16. Re: Whats the best LDV/bakkie engine on the market now?

    What about the 3.0TDI as in the latest Patrol Pickup.
  17. Re: First fridge/freezer - Help me make the right decision please

    My 2c
    Bought a Snomaster expedition series 66 litre double about 18 months ago.
    Me super super happy with it.
    Especially the efficiency - maybe due to the 70mm insulation
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    Re: Echo MK2 tent side walls diy

    Seems the way to go....
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    Re: Echo MK2 tent side walls diy

    OK some feedback:

    After many tries I eventually got hold of National Tents and Sails.

    Asked them if I could bring my 12 y old Echo3 trailer to them for some small repairs and alterations to the...
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    Re: New Victron DC-DC chargers

    Who has stock in SA ?
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    Re: Patrol 4500 vs 4800........??

    You get used to it after 840 000 km
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    Re: Patrol 4500 vs 4800........??

    Ok here goes - better than 6.9

    See a snip of one of my Patrol 4,2D fuel card statements earlier this year

    Worst 7.5 km/l
    Best 9.7 km/l
    Average 8.3km/l
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    Re: Echo MK2 tent side walls diy

    Speak to http://www.ntstents.co.za/

    They make all Echo's tents
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    Re: UNITED POWER iG3600S

    Careful read again and also again what the others say
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    Re: Accommodation close to Lephalale

    Machauka lodge in Lephalale centre excellent. Just down the road frm me. I prefer their restaurant from anything else Malls can offer
  26. Re: Battery Charger for 2 x 105ah Deep Cycle Batteries

    Yip for LiFePo etc - scary!

    That's why decent Lead Acids are still the best way for we camping ouks
  27. Re: Battery Charger for 2 x 105ah Deep Cycle Batteries

    You need 2 of these:

    http://www.dixonbatteries.co.za/105ah-dc-12v-105ah-dual-term-lwh-327x170x240

    or one of this:
    ...
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    Re: Cederberg burnt out Disco

    I wonder what my 2000 Patrol 4.2GL at over 840 000 km would say if it could read this mail string....

    Probably will complain....
    - Why did those cars get new water pumps and not me
    - Why did...
  29. Re: Clanwilliam Dam Resort? What's happened? Alternatives in the Cape?

    You mentioned the cause :- Day Visitors.....
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    Re: Gearbox question.

    Aha - that's where it went wrong - someone did not fasten/torque all bolts or something correctly/properly. Starting in reverse gear cannot break the internals but twisting that whole drive-line form...
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    Re: Gearbox question.

    Is that only casing damage from external or did the internal go bust.

    If only casing it can be repaired by a skilled welder
  32. Thread: Ammo boxes

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    Re: Ammo boxes

    I prefer to pay a little more and get quality.

    I buy mine at 4x4Direct - they fit properly together and for some reason all my clips are still 100%
  33. Re: Converting Echo3 un-braked to braked axle etc.

    Converting from un-braked to braked + up-rated leaf springs from 8/25 to 10/27, but will be sticking with existing wheels for now

    New axle H/H length exactly the same as old
  34. Re: Silver sheet and stormnet for L shape awning

    http://www.alloutdoors.co.za/index_files/Page1451.htm
  35. Re: Converting Echo3 un-braked to braked axle etc.

    Collecting the new axle, springs brake components, coupler and all goodies tomorrow

    Feedback after installation

    Then the rocky road of re-registration from 750kg to 1500kg awaits
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