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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    Total length of the "box" is 2660 half of that is 1330 - 10% or 266 = 1064 from the rear, that is if you are pedantic but yours is in the ball park. from 50% and forward it is not well behaved behind...
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    The rule of thumb for the axle position is 50% of the load body + 10% back, in theory that is the sweet spot for good towing behavior. Any further back makes for a much more stable tow at the cost of...
  3. Re: Kgalagadi pictures thread, NO cat pics allowed!

    Ama zing shot, you have captured the feeling of the stars enveloping you. Is this a stacked image?
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    Re: Welding machine for R998

    For a DIY home welder the inverter is just better value for money. Agreed Mig is waaaay better but the issue with gas bottles and deposits/ rental is a big issue. The small domestic cylinders are...
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    Re: Welding machine for R998

    David you need to do a U motion on the sides of the angled joint or small circles.

    Another point is your rod size in relation to your heat, smaller rod or more amperage might just do the trick
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    Re: Building offroad caravan.

    Verrry nice Peter Verrry nice
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    Eish :-[:-[:-[ old age:rolleyes: https://www.universalply.com/product/wisa-form-maxi-birch/

    Had a tester in a drum of water for more than a year and nothing happened
  8. Re: Robbery at Manyane (Pilanesberg) - 1 robber killed

    In what dreamworld do you live>:D There will never be a director or shareholders that will forfeit any money:rolleyes: Shareholders invest for profit nothing else and directors don't work for love...
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    Anton you are off to a wise start, plenty of questions to be asked and lots of lessons to be learned. It is good fun creating something from scratch so go for it.

    Build in lightness, probably the...
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    Re: Welding machine for R998

    I was taught on the mine, if a steam pipe failed on night shift you had to make a plan and get the plant up asap. Gary Player said " the more I practice the luckier I get" well this applies to...
  11. Re: Kgalagadi pictures thread, NO cat pics allowed!

    One of the best features for me is the colors of the late afternoons, the redder than red dunes with the almost indigo blue sky. Truly a place of beauty.

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  12. Re: Kgalagadi pictures thread, NO cat pics allowed!

    There are more to KTP predators than cats>:D, the cats are majestic and regal but some of the other smaller ones will give them a go for their money


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    Cute and even cuddly but a vicious,...
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    MediaRelease: Re: Whatís my tent worth?

    Definition of a good deal is if both parties feel they have been screwed>:D
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    Re: Broken bushwing arm

    I share your disappointment, I would also have hoped that there would have been some feed back although I did not really expect it. You are quite right in hoping for full length frames but in reality...
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    Re: Roof top tent restoration

    You can get the resin, that the original ripstop fabric was impregnated with, at Hayfords. You are probably looking at R300 per 2l but that will have the color as well as the waterproofing back to as...
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    Re: Woodturning - Centurion / Pretoria

    Pragtige hout dit was die "royal" hot van die Zulus, net die koning kon dit gebruik. Peet jy mag maar jou draaibank werk en skeppens vermoŽ is tops
  17. Thread: Trailer mags

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    Re: Trailer mags

    Just get hold of that dog>:D>:D
  18. Re: Chameleon from the Midlands hitched a ride to Jozi

    Indigenous wildlife may only be kept ot traded with a permit so buying one would be difficult. These reptiles are very sensitive to changes in their climate so there might be some sadness in future:'(
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    Re: Fridge Confusion

    The only reason for questioning that I can see is the fact that you must own the Waeco or Dometic brand and feel threatened by the findings>:( Johan is in dual battery systems not used cars or...
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    Re: Marius's Gen4 Pajero life thread

    Those white goodies you used to replace regularly>:D

    If I can throw 5c worth of advice, put something in the bottom of the new cradle. Many Km on dirt roads lik you do can damage the battery...
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    Re: 90kw engine life (milk bottle?)

    I was one of the naysayers like Jelo, never thought that a 2l would survive in such a big body never mind 4x4. Well I was hugely surprised but since then my sons got themselves disinherited by...
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    Re: Marius's Gen4 Pajero life thread

    And next thing you are going to say is that your spark plugs last longer than mine;D
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    Re: Marius's Gen4 Pajero life thread

    I think it is time you go for commercial status instead of this kind of behind the scene money making schemes, do the right thing>:(
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    Re: Marius's Gen4 Pajero life thread

    Quick one what is circled in red?

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    Re: running cable in an aluminium canopy

    Sika can stick wires to powder coating I am sure the paint in the canopy is not an issue but......... you need to support the wires/ trunking while the sika dries. Take masking tape and sick a piece...
  26. Re: 90w solar charge controller - HCPD Power Pack Mk2

    90W is the most that the panel can handle but as said you can go 180w with an external controller, that would be the minimum I would trust. Set the freezer to -7 at least otherwise the stuff starts...
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    Re: Marius's Gen4 Pajero life thread

    Why not post a pic or 6 of how it should look, share your knowledge :rolleyes:
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    Re: Any trailer builders on the forum?

    Anton you are on the right track in my opinion. Get someone like X factor to build your chassis and have it registered and then do your own thing. On the retesting and official weight and description...
  29. Thread: Family tent

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    Re: Family tent

    Agree HM was jurgen's tent division and went the same way as the caravans. I have had a lot of repairs for the new trailer tops, quality and build not to HM specs from before.

    Look at the tentco...
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    Re: Bat Identification Please

    Epauletted fruit bat, common species around South Africa. Spends the first part of the night feeding and then starts calling the girls with a monotonous Chooie call. Can drive some people up the...
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    Re: Pipe Insulation

    Kuyashisa baba;D;D
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    Re: Pipe Insulation

    In your neck of the woods it might be a bit tricky but there is always an alternative. Go to the toy store and get yourself a pool noodle>:D don't laugh it works and is more uv resistant than the...
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    Re: Broken bushwing arm

    More than a page on how bad BL welding is and how this should not happen and ...and.... ...

    We are quick to forget that these units are hand built by human machines, those machines have their off...
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    Re: How to remove silicone from windscreen

    Acetone kills silicone, we often use it here in the workshop, give it a go
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    Re: Performance increase with only oil/coolant

    There are generally a lot more horses hidden in your engine than what the manufacturers tend to take out. You get a tuner from Boksburg with an oily rag stuffed in the back pocket of his dirty one...
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