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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    Iíve been hearing a bird call for weeks now that sounds more like a Cape Bulbul than anything else. Havenít been able to spot it since itís mostly sitting in the neighborís tree. Finally spotted it...
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    Re: Victron only - Hilux Aux Batt setup change

    Youíre not going to be sorry, very nice piece of kit! Enjoy the testing
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    Re: Victron only - Hilux Aux Batt setup change

    You cannot use the steca or NL battery monitor (or any equipment that measure volts only) for SOC readings on your fancy LiFeP04 battery. The discharge curve of the LiFeP04 is almost completely flat,...
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    Re: Drawer system in SUV

    Personally I think thereís few systems thatís really optimized for space. Usually thereís a lot of space wasted around the fridge because they design it for an average size fridge, and not for a...
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    Re: Hilux Driver Air Bag recall

    Nothing showing up for my 2018 hilux in the Ďcheck campaigní section in the Toyota app, but thatís not to say thereís non
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    Sticky: Re: Nature Photo's for Comments & Criticism

    How much did you pay him to pose like that? ;) Thatís a wonderful sighting in Addo, Iíve never seen any action like that here! Properly jealous ;)
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    Re: Resting place for big lens during safari

    During lockdown I revamped our system also and added a place for the binoculars. Iím really happy with the result and preliminary testing:
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    Re: Victron only - Hilux Aux Batt setup change

    Hmm, thatís interesting. Havenít come upon that yet. I wonder if that would also work for a pairing between orion and SmartSolar. I donít understand why theyíve not added VE.smart to the orion, itís...
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    Victron only - Hilux Aux Batt setup change

    Iím pretty sure they cannot talk to each other (no comm port and no VE.smart connectivity) but they can be connected in parallel according to victronís website. But then Iím sure you will have them...
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    Sticky: Nature Photo's for Comments & Criticism

    Thanks to all, I wasnít really expecting the elephant photo to be such a hit. The day I took the photos wasnít as exciting as we hoped (we were driving in a convoy in a private game reserve, barely...
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    Re: Victron only - Hilux Aux Batt setup change

    But not all fridges have the low voltage cut out feature, and fridges are not the only load on the battery. Yes technically the BP is not essential, but in the long run it will definitely save you...
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    Re: Victron only - Hilux Aux Batt setup change

    The #1 thing I always recommend to install is the victron battery protect unit. It is golden.

    The second thing I would highly recommend is the BMV712, then you know exactly how much charge you...
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    WRND DC-DC chargers

    All your questions should be answered here:

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/187502-Electrickery-for-camping



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    Re: Pre-charge capacitors

    Use a regular kitchen kettle. It takes a minute longer, but the switch of the kettle comes in handy.
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    Car door mount

    It does look like very good quality. How quickly can you detach the camera from the gimbal? Iím thinking a sudden dust wind or an animal showing some interest in your camera scenario.
    Also how long...
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    Sticky: Nature Photo's for Comments & Criticism

    Caught this little guy snooping around our campsite last weekend:

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    Re: Gd6: Decent Control

    As far as I know it only operates under 30km/h, and only in 4WD (high or low range), and with the rear differential lock disabled.
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    Sticky: Re: Nature Photo's for Comments & Criticism

    The fighting oryx will always get my vote! If I could I would cover an entire wall with that canvas.

    Second place is difficult because they are all wonderful... I think the kudu wins the buffalo...
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    Re: Hard Shell Roof Top Tents

    Donít forget condensation/moist buildup under your mattress. We added a layer of spaghetti mat under our mattress, helps 99.99%
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    Hose connectors

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    All of that should have you covered...
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    Re: Engel 40 Litre Failure

    Iím in the opposite boat with a very old 40L engel. Bought it second hand, but a week later the compressor gave in. Unfortunately they also donít sell the compressors anymore. If you like we could...
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    Re: Hard Shell Roof Top Tents

    Iím curious if youíre planning to add a solar panel on top of the stealth? Would like to see some photos afterwards if you do please
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    Sticky: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    Didn't think I captured anything worth while over the weekend, but was pleasantly surprised with the bounty:

    Rooibekkakelaar...
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    Re: Booking an Addo day trip

    I know some people phoned them directly, that seemed to work the easiest.




    Watch out for the rhino, hy is BAIE befoeterd
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    Re: Baviaans Reserve now open 01/07/2020

    Thank you!
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    Re: SnapBridge - Nikon D500

    I had a quick look again, and Iím pretty sure it was the Bluetooth connection that I had to delete on the camera:

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    Re: Camping Shower and Pump

    Having to make a fire first was my main gripe also when you want to leave early morning, and where do you pack away that dirty jerrycan them?
    We use the bundu shower from http://bundushowers.com....
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    SnapBridge - Nikon D500

    At which exact step does it stop when you attempt to re-do the connection between camera and cellphone? Which cellphone do you have?

    A while ago I had the same issue. Also did a firmware update...
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    Re: ADDO Nasionale Olifant Park

    Lekker! Was die piekniek mandjies net gepak om in die kar te eet, of kon julle piekniek by Jack's?
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    Citrus Wood - Port Elizabeth

    Thanks, will stop there next time weíre in the Hage
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    Re: Citrus Wood - Port Elizabeth

    Where do you buy it in Uitenhage at that very attractive price? And is it a full streepsak?
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    Baviaans at the moment - Closed

    Thanks imgreg, just saw your other post with numbers now. Last week we tried to go to poortjies for the day, but alas.
    They were doing some restoration/building at Tjaart vd Walt monument about 2...
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    Re: Road condition: Baviaanskloof

    Does anyone have any info regarding when the R332 through the park will open again? Apparently it was open a while ago for a couple of days, but then closed again...
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    Re: Baviaans at the moment - OPEN

    Does anyone have any info regarding when the R332 through the park will open again? Apparently it was open a while ago for a couple of days, but then closed again...
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