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    Re: Camera software compatibility

    You could also take the SD card out of the camera and plug it into your laptop. If you do not have an SD socket, most PC stores have a usb adaptor for under R200. I do this with an old canon...
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    Re: Matjiesrivier to Wupperthal

    Last time it was a road was in the 1990's. More of a track now.:)

    Was there last week. Very slow going but any vehicle with high clearance should do it. Low range or a very low first gear will...
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    Re: Replacement Seats on a Landcruiser 79

    Looking at something similar. Look at
    http://landcruiserclub.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?f=104&t=60663

    Could try:
    Fortuner/hilux seats
    Prado 120 or 100vx seats
    Specialist seats such as stratos...
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    Re: NL DC-DC is actually a Benton.

    The NL 25A DC-DC charger may well be a product developed an manufactured by NL in South Africa but rebranded by others.
    ...
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    Re: Which Binoculars?

    For me: 10x is difficult to hand-hold - too much shake - the extra magnification works against you. 50 mm is too large and heavy. Go for the most expensive 8 x 40 you can afford.

    (There is a...
  6. Re: Namibian Trip: Report 27th September 31st October 2019

    Hi John, really enjoyed reading your report. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: 2010 Prado VX - Camera Help

    The visibility down the sides of the 150VX and especially to the front is much worse than a Hilux or LC79. Most of the time this is not a problem.
    However it becomes a problem when you want to...
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    Re: Which jumpstarter?

    Removed... off topic.
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    Re: 3.0 vs 4.0 on Prado

    What JohanHilux said 👍

    When I bought my Prado in 2012, I tested the 3.0 D4D diesel. It felt pap... worst that the 3.0 D4D hilux it was replacing.

    I average slightly more than Johan... around...
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    Re: Liquid metal FE1 from Wurth

    I've repaired two petrol tanks while in the veld. First forced soft soap (still damp in a plastic bag in my washbag) into the leaking crack. This stops the flow. Cleaned the area with petrol 😊...
  11. Re: Best solution for car battery maintenance during this time

    I've used a Victron smart charger's recondition function on two batteries which had been completely discharged. They would not hold a charge. After repeated conditioning they held some charge. Got...
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    Re: Amarok dust ingress

    Dustproofed 3 bakkie canopies over the years, using professional kits initially, then DIY. They work up to a point. As said before, pressurizing is still the most effective. Opening the slide...
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    Re: Nightmare new VW engine

    VW can still do do a simple engine: my VW Vivo is almost as simple as my old Vauxall Viva.

    To get back to simplicity, looks like we have to go electric.
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    Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    We use a CrushGrind manual grinder and an Aeropress when travelling. Add cream and 1.5 sugars.

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    Sticky: Re: Weekend Action

    An interpretation could be that you can do day-trips but may not stay overnight.
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    Re: Aftermarket TPMS ?

    Steelemate and TyreMoni will do the job.
    There are quite a few other makes on the internet for under R1000. Don't know how good these are.

    On tar, you quickly feel when something is wrong with...
  17. Re: Possible to charge main battery using solar and NL25 dc-dc?

    Been considering something similar for my NL 25A DC-DC setup.
    A marine change-over switch would work but is expensive.
    Could use a DB type change-over switch if inside the vehicle and not under...
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    Re: What features important for TPMS?

    I would add the following to your list:

    Robustness (several of my sensors have failed)
    Reliability
    No false alarms (one unit gives false alarms several time per week)

    These are difficult to...
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    Re: Spark plugs 101

    Is that the famous Ford 3L V6 that went into Cortinas and transplanted into VW Combies?

    If you just want to keep the vehicle going, have several spare plugs. Change the plug regularly then, when...
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    Re: Landcruiser 79 WHAT COLOUR!!

    Landcruiser 70 series - sand beige

    Any other 4WD - white.
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    Re: Prado VX 150 suspension upgrade

    Hi Bernd, Photos added to post #30

    Before with Air Suspension:

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    Re: Stop me from buying Unimog

    There's a brand new Mog parked next to my Landcruiser at Alu-Innovations. It is being converted to a camper with upgraded suspension, air-con, additional fuel, etc. It looks spectacular and very...
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    Re: Action camera - do we really need one?

    I've had the GoPro 5 for a few years now. It is great for capturing the "feel" of a trip. To get around the battery life problem, I take 10 second clips (or longer, then edit.) Battery then lasts a...
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    Re: Prado VX 150 suspension upgrade

    2012 prado 150 vx v6 105k km:

    Reliability in an overlanding vehicle is important, so when my air suspension failed a second time, I got the rear air suspension removed and replaced with OME coils...
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    Sticky: Re: Toyota Problems!

    Model: Prado 150 VX V6
    Year: 2012
    Mileage: 105 000
    Problem: Rear air suspension error message. Suspension went to max height.
    Cause of problem(if known): see below
    Specifics of repair work...
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    Re: Carry Second spare wheel on Hilux

    On my previous Hilux, I strengthened the fibreglass canopy and put the second spare on top. I would put it inside the canopy when travelling on the open road, then put it on the roof when the...
  27. Re: Prado 150 Tailgate Squeak - fixed in facelift?

    @byaru1, have you checked if the rear door strut touches the plastic trim? You will see wear marks on the plastic. This could cause the squeaks.

    Also have the 2012 Prado VX. Had several...
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    Re: Toyota Hilux - Manual or Automatic

    @TimTDP, Congrats on your auto. You will enjoy the power on tap of the torque converter.

    In an obstacle (boulder river crossing, etc.), use gentle left-foot braking while right foot keeps the...
  29. Re: Getting into Namibia without one numberplate.

    You could have a go at making up your car number using black insulation tape on a white bumper, using a sharp knife. It may not be legal but would attract less attention. I did this in Botswana...
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    Re: Khaudum,Sikereti Reservations

    Was there middle of 2019. Got an A3 map printed on both sides. Scanned to pdf on 4 A4 sheets - attached.
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    Re: Who needs custom fabrications?

    Go for it!

    As a retired structural engineer, I've always felt that there is quite a lot in the "aftermarket" that can do with better design and, perhaps, complete re-thinking. Light-weight,...
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    Re: Fortuner modifications

    Tried it on my Prado 150 a few years back. Only 1.8 m from the back of the front seats - move the front seats forward when sleeping. Fitting the 40L Engel fridge in was also a problem (You have to...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Smart alternator

    On my Prado, I ran some flex from my battery to inside the car. Attached this to my volt meter (multi-meter). Did a few trips to and from work - about 35 mins each way. For the first 5 minutes,...
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    Re: To GPS or not to GPS?

    Hardly every use my car (2013 Prado) Sat Nav for navigation. Use it for road names, etc. though.
    Use Google maps on my cellphone in town - excellent.

    When overlanding or traveling, use my Garmin...
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    Re: Tarp vs Gazebo- advice appreciated

    Cristy Sport in Diepriver sell tent poles, canvas, tarps, etc. They make up any size. (Got one of my tent poles replaced there recently.)
    http://www.cristys.co.za
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