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  1. Re: To Afrispoor or not to Afrispoor, that is the question.

    There is not much difference between the two in build quality and materials.

    There is nothing wrong with the Afrispoor, it just did not fit and ticked all our boxes.

    I have not heard of any...
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    Re: Advice on what jack to use

    I use a mechanical bottle jack.

    Had a few of the 3 ton oil operating jacks and they worked very well up to a point.
    They unfortunately do not like dust and sand and they tend to leak oil when...
  3. Re: To Afrispoor or not to Afrispoor, that is the question.

    We looked at a few different options in 2017 when we decided to upgrade from the Echo 4

    Afrispoor, Bush Lapa and Echo were the three finalists.

    We ended up buying the Bush Lapa.
    The Afrispoor...
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    Re: Load shedding and caravans or trailers!

    Friend of us just bought a new road caravan and he requested 12V system.
    They converted the lights but refused to do the fridge and installed a snappy chef.
    He carries a portable gas cooker for the...
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    Re: How much did you pay for Tyres today ?

    Personally I will not put Coopers on again.

    Bit pricey and I have a lot of issues.
    They chip and flake.
    Rotation and then they battle to balance them (once a year wheel alignment and balancing...
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    Re: Load shedding and caravans or trailers!

    Many years ago we went 12V all over (our brand new '83 Gypsey was made 12V only)
    We had the odd occasions where we ended up in camps with no 220V, since then we stuck to it.

    Currently on our 2017...
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    Re: License disc position

    I have used them for years pop riveted to the left side of the nose cone or left on top (current), just replaced the screws with Allen Key heads.
    Had a bright one that took the disk one day with the...
  8. Re: First fridge/freezer - Help me make the right decision please

    We now run a 65 L dual SnoMaster and 40 L SnoMaster.
    Before that we had a 70L Dual SnoMaster that was really abused, dropped x 3 and so on.

    The 65 L Dual stay in the bakkie always on and the 40 L...
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    Re: Why shouldn’t I buy a Ford

    We had :- Toy, Nissan, GM and Ford
    Toy was fine, had a few issues and engine rebuild out of warranty - used many years
    Nissan lasted 2.5 years and 52 000 km before I flogged it, could not keep up...
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    Re: Royal Deep Cycle Batteries.

    Have to agree with Eggie.

    Had a look at Royal DC 31 batteries the other day, they were selling for R1500.
    Got the meter out and they were sitting at 12.7 V (assumed they were charged a bit before...
  11. Thread: Earth tremor ?

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    Re: Earth tremor ?

    Hi Peter,
    Good to know you survived the little tremor.
    Seems things are falling apart there ;D
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    Re: Camping Safety Paranoia

    For us as pensioners there are very few places where we actually feel safe.
    When we stayed in KZN the coast up and down from Durban were our stomping grounds.

    The last 4-5 years more and more...
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    Re: Problem with Aluminium tentpoles

    We have done the same.
    No more issues.

    Just found that after a few years you have to clean again and respray - we are in the process of doing it again.
  14. Re: Are the EB license requirements killing the camping industry?

    I read all the "writes", sat back and smiled.

    Got my code 8 in '72.
    As a farm boytjie I towed heavy trailers and learned the hard way how to load and revers before having a license.
    Must admit...
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    Re: The truth about snowmaster

    We procured a 70L dual SnoMaster many years ago due to price.

    It served us well over many years and many kms off road.
    Got dropped 3 times from the bakkie and then started to give some issues....
  16. Re: Fooling Around with a Middle Aged Gypsy.......with Pics

    Netjies, sal enige typ met so 'n wa gaan kamp.
    Reken daar is baie wat jaloers sal wees.

    So paar fotos gedeel met mense wat nie op die forum is nie, hulle is jaloers
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    Re: If looks was everything

    Been there, done it, got the T-shirt.
    Good luck finding one that will fit like a glove

    We have been looking around for a few years before we purchased a Echo 4 basic/empty.
    Made some changes,...
  18. Re: Fooling Around with a Middle Aged Gypsy.......with Pics

    Kry 'n stuk pyp wat onder binne die jockey wiel se pyp styf pas en so 150-200 mm lank is.
    Sweis 'n plat plaat aan die een punt en maak die aan die A-raam vas.
    Dit mag nodig wees om die bo punt van...
  19. Re: Fooling Around with a Middle Aged Gypsy.......with Pics

    Petri jy moet kyk by 4x4 Direct, pos bestel diens en hulle lewer binne 24-48 uur af per courier.
    Ek het al baie goed by hulle gekoop en orals installeer.

    Hul pryse is baie billik, somtyds tot 50%...
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    Re: Queensburgh Camping

    Hi Heinz,
    We are popping in to TO Strand in May 2020 - booked and paid.

    Thinking of doing 2-3 days there.

    Thanks for the info, will see closer to the date.
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    Re: Caravan camping in Northern KZN.

    Not nice, we used to camp there.
    Ablutions was old but acceptable.

    Place otherwise fine

    Last time we were there, Feb 2016
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    Re: Want a fridge ??

    This issue has caught a few people out, myself included.
    The Rangers battery was a bit old and one cold morning required a jump start from a GWM ^-^
    This has not been forgotten by a certain crowd....
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    Re: Queensburgh Camping

    Used to be a nice place.
    Our parents stayed there quite often when they came down to KZN.

    Have not been there in 5-7 years.
    Heard some bad and good stories about it specially in the last 2 years...
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    Re: Want a fridge ??

    My home grown battery pack

    BH Red - input from alternator
    BH Grey - load to fridge
    BH Blue - solar input

    Then 2 x USB, 1 x cigarette and 1 x Hella output

    Circute breaker at bottom as main...
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    Re: Want a fridge ??

    We have a SnoMaster 65 L dual that resides sort of permanently in the Ranger.
    Got a home grown battery box in the Ranger with solar controller, Victron charger and NL solenoid.
    Ranger is parked off...
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    Re: Water requirements for wild camping

    We carry 100L water in the BL Kewer water tank with a gas shower.
    Use approx 3-5L per person for shower and dishes

    For drinking water and food 2-4 L per person per day.
    We have 6 x 5 L bottles...
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    Re: Accessories worth it, or a money pit

    Just a bad money pit >:D.

    For me the minimum is done:-
    Fridge tray
    NL solenoid
    Canopy and dust proof system
    Recovery points or front bumper

    2.4 D Toy had lift, bull bar, more power and the...
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    Re: Lorry / Car accident

    Things which I have noticed when driving.
    A truck takes a longtime to stop, you have tons pushing when you hit the brakes.
    When in traffic and you cannot see anything in your mirrors you might have...
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    Re: Trailer padlocks

    I have seen this happen to the ching discus locks, the steel over the barrel is very thin.
    Once you chip this away the barrel pops out.
    The Ford Knox ones I bought many years ago seems to have a...
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    Re: Want a fridge ??

    We have two SnoMasters, 40L and 65L dual.
    The 40 L is in the BL Kewer and the 65L lives in the bakkie or in the Braai kamer for ice and drinks.
    Both run 24 x7 with no issues connected to 12 and 220...
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    Re: Trailer padlocks

    I went and bought a box of discus (moon) locks all keyed alike
    (10 per box and there are a few brand names on the market, some cheap others you need a lot of money).
    They are VERY PRICEY !!!...
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    Re: Reversing a trailer ??

    Grew up on a small farm on Houtkop and at 14/15 years could revers the two wheel trailer into small places.

    Doing it with a 4 wheel trailer was a difficult one and by the time I got my licence it...
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    Re: Km/l or l/100 km

    Our 3.2 Ranger on 140 000 km is averaging 10.6L/100km over the distance, that includes 4x4 and towing the BL - Kewer (Echo 4 before that).

    Other way around is 9.4 Km/L ;D

    Prefer L/km, just...
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    Re: K100 Flying Brick

    Would not mind having one on my lot, but the blonds in my live will kill me for sure.
    After the last hard grounding issue, 2 wheels became part of my history.:-[
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    Poll: Re: Bush Rash What do you do?

    I just ride with the scratches, some has good stories to tell.
    Dents I have repaired.

    Over a 177 000 km you get a lot of scratches and a few dents.
    Current vehicle has 140 000 km on and a bit...
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