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  1. Re: Aftermarket tyre pressure monitoring system

    See:

    https://4x4direct.co.za/514-tyre-pressure-monitor
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    Re: Gas bottle monitor

    Get a pull scale from your local fishing tackle shop....
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    Re: BF Goodrich KO2.

    I must say that looks typically like overheating due to under inflation.... .
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    Re: BF Goodrich KO2.

    After many years driving Patrols (heavy vehicle) I have settled on BFGs, regardless of their price
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    Re: Fridge, cover or not?

    i also let dry my wet towels on top of my fridges
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    Re: Fridge, cover or not?

    Bump...
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    Re: How long will fridge run on dual battery

    The more you calculate the more you want to calculate.....After years I have settled with the following as a minimum, especially if you are stationary / not charging from alternator. -: 1 x 105Ah...
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    Re: Batteries AGM Which Brand

    Whatever fits your space. The proven recipe is 1 x 105Ah battery and 1 x set of 2 x 80W panels per fridge as a minimum. Flooded,sealed, AGM whatever, is not important. Its the capacity and charge...
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    Re: I need a new vehicle

    Join the Patrol4x4.co.za forum. Then get hold of Tinus Lotz
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    Re: Fridge, cover or not?

    I actually put another 12mm of Polystyrene sheeting between the fridges sides and the covers.....
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    Re: Koro Koro land claim - gobsmacked

    In the short, medium term maybe. Once the land is transferred the "entitled" eventually take over with their own set of "needs and rules" - then all falls apart....

    Our continent has an...
  12. Re: Doors or canvas with zips for caravan cupboards?

    Simple answer...happy wife happy life
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    Re: Lang termyn kampwa

    Yes we need to know that

    But - start with a list of stuff you need/want/have to cart along
    Where will you be packing all of it is very important
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    Re: DC-DC Charger Comparison

    I will happily take that 12A one off your hands....
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    Re: National Luna DC25 Power Pack

    Quickly, get while there are still available...

    https://4x4direct.co.za/battery-accessories/5957-hcdp-volt-and-amp-monitor-for-batteries.html


    Your other option is the Victron BM 700 series -...
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    Re: Approximate tyre volume?

    Beware

    Those calcs seem to work from a base : Volume @ 1 Bar

    Therefore

    For that spreadsheet to work properly you have to add 14.5 PSI to your intended Gauge pressure and then insert that ...
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    Re: Ford or Merc - what would you do?

    Run away from both....

    If you do want a Double Cab - get a Toyota

    (Disclaimer : I am a Nissan Patrol Fanatic.....)
  18. Re: Replacing car battery with gate motor batteries

    That is why I use Dixon 105. I can maintain the electrolyte properly...
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    Re: Kyron M200 xdi Fuel injectors

    We get good service and reasonable prices from:
    https://www.northerndiesel.co.za/
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    Re: National Luna DC25 Power Pack

    The link you gave in the OP does show the max battery size. So you can check the battery spec of what you intend to buy yourself.


    But, yes in general that size given will accommodate most 105Ah...
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    Re: DC-DC Charger Comparison

    This one does:
    https://4x4direct.co.za/dc-to-dc-chargers/9215-12v-20a-dc-to-dc-waterproof-charger-with-mppt-solar-panel-control-hcdp.html

    There are only a few left with 4x4xDirect - I do not see...
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    Re: Solenoid versus DC-DC dual battery system.

    An Emergency Plan B for keeping beers cold when a DC-DC drops you

    - Do the 16mm^2 installation as planned initially
    - Add Anderson plugs just upstream and downstream of the DC-DC
    - When the...
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    Taking my chances. Booked the last available at Bontle Marekele
  24. Thread: Knp

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    Re: Knp

    For wat it is worth I had some email exchanges with Mr Phaala recently. Sad to say he was simply rude....
  25. Re: Replacing car battery with gate motor batteries

    Yep - this was the first thing that crossed my mind

    Rather select largest possible of one of these that fit:

    https://www.bluenova.co.za/mobile-power-series/
  26. Thread: Knp

    by Dungbeetle
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    Re: Knp

    Would love to hear from someone actually on location right now...
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    Re: Difference in spare to driving wheels

    My 2c but I am no expert:

    The Diameter difference between those 2 tyres is 53mm !

    Fitted to the front in 2H not such big issue but still I would not drive far with it.
    Fitted to back - only...
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    Re: You know you are stuck when...

    It is because those wheels are being subjected to 70 deg slopes - (the wall of sand in front of it)

    Now imaging the traction required to heave that beast up 70 deg slope

    Hulle is net plain...
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    Re: You know you are stuck when...

    Some obviously never heard of letting the tyre pressure down...
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    Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    The way I learned to drink it on the Kibbutz in Israel: (..that was back in 1984 !)

    1 Thick walled mug
    2 teaspoons of decent ground coffee
    Sugar/Sweetener to taste

    Important:
    Boil the water...
  31. Re: 1998 Nissan Sani 3.0 V6 4x4 needs a starter

    Sorry , checked I do not have one....
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    Re: What's this vehicle?

    That is funny....
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    Re: Oblong, angled light for a canopy

    Might be an overkill for you but we use these as inside and outside light for Field Service/Maintenance Canopies on our Pick-ups:
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    Re: Solar Panel Size

    2 x 100W panels setup is good, but they are long in size

    2 x 80W much easier to pack away

    (I run 2 fridges and some other small stuff - 2 sets of 2x80W = 320W total, plus 1x80W extra as backup)
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    Re: Opinions need regarding Nissan NP300

    Basic old school. Bullet proof. Do not compare to other vehicles in terms of luxury space ergonomics etc. But bang for your bucks nothing comes close. And best of all...you do not have to go China...
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