Search:

Type: Posts; User: JJJ; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 29 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. Replies
    3
    Views
    263

    Freelander II Re: 19 inch rims and tyres for gravel roads

    If you're buying from a dealer, ask them to swop the wheels for those on a lesser model. 17" is fitted to the base model.

    If you can't, when the time comes to replace the tyres, upsize to 255...
  2. Replies
    25
    Views
    2,980

    Freelander II Re: Freelander 2 - Gert Se Klip

    Don't know about the Kgalagadi - have not been there - but Richtersveld, easy.
  3. Replies
    230
    Views
    42,188

    Re: Shoot the Churches...

    Cathedral of La Plata - 60kms east of Buenos Aires.

    633535

    633536

    With bust of Evita in the garden.
    633537
  4. Replies
    230
    Views
    42,188

    Re: Shoot the Churches...

    This must have been placed previously, but possibly not with the moon in an overcast sky. Moederkerk Stellenbosch.
    633213
  5. Re: Groenrivier Coastal Rest Camp with Boskriek and Mobi Lodge?

    Hi Thole,

    Is that two-lane road common in the region?

    I initially thought you were on your way back from the Spoegrivier caves, where we travelled a similar road last month.
  6. Replies
    1,350
    Views
    256,227

    Sticky: Re: Cell Phone Camera Photo's - PLEASE contribute

    Richtersberg, Samsung A72.

    632775
  7. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,371

    Re: Richtersveld Sep 2021 Tour

    In the Lessons Learnt section, the distance to Richtersberg due to the incorrectly reported thick sand between De Hoop and Richtersberg, was measured from Potjiespram.

    This is not very useful,...
  8. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,371

    Re: Richtersveld Sep 2021 Tour

    In reference to the video clips promised in Post #1, I've had to give up on the post-stabilization. I had no success with the online packages. It just keeps on uploading.

    Even the free trial...
  9. Re: Road condition from Centurion to Upington to St.Helena bay

    Try here: https://aa.co.za/road-conditions-and-distance-calculator/

    You may get more responses if you move the post from the Namibian section to the Northern or Western Cape.
  10. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,371

    Re: Richtersveld Sep 2021 Tour

    Thanks Cecil.

    I remember your setup. The Serval was pointed out to us by Adriaan, our guy with the Cheetah.

    You parked a bit closer to the exit road, more or less in line where we used to exit...
  11. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,371

    Re: Richtersveld Sep 2021 Tour

    Herewith the report on the second part of the tour.

    I've added a link to a fellow forum member's video - with permission - of the sand roads around Kwas se Baai.

    This is virtually identical to...
  12. Re: Volvo XC60 Translation: The "S" in SUV from "snow" to "sand"

    Report-back following Richtersveld Tour: Richtersveld Sep 2021 Tour (4x4community.co.za)

    The car went well. The roofbox clamping mod had no issues. Not a single puncture.

    And the MDF hinged...
  13. Thread: Bogenfels enquiry

    by JJJ
    Replies
    19
    Views
    1,790

    Re: Bogenfels enquiry

    At last!

    So do I understand correctly: Sandwich Harbour 44 now holds the Bogenfels concession. They paid R3.5m for it.

    Coastway Tours did not get it. Or does the concession holder sublet to...
  14. Replies
    37
    Views
    5,327

    Re: Portable Solar Panels

    From googling, I understand the following:

    The other thread compared mono and poly chrystaline solar panels. There are differences in price, efficiency, colour, lifespan and the ability to...
  15. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,371

    Re: Richtersveld Sep 2021 Tour

    Thanks fish,

    I'll take credit for that walkway down to the river's edge. I borrowed the spade, though :).

    And yes, that tree was lovely - crucial, really.

    Funny thing was, when we arrived...
  16. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,371

    Richtersveld Sep 2021 Tour

    Attached a report on our recent - 4 to 12 September - Richtersveld tour, which consisted of a convoy of 5 cars, each containing lots of stuff with just enough space left to also squeeze in a married...
  17. Replies
    20
    Views
    1,851

    Re: Richtersberg Canpsite

    Richtersberg was goed, maar daar is min staanplek, eintlik net onder teen die rivier. Bly weg van die bome af as jy kan, anders maak die ape jou mal. Onderhoud is bietjie agter. Slegs 1 toilet, stort...
  18. Thread: Brand se baai

    by JJJ
    Replies
    36
    Views
    20,043

    Re: Brand se baai

    Just been down that way.

    There is an interesting route which we stumbled across by mistake, 2 weeks ago. I will post in detail in a week or so, but exiting Doringbaai, we turned right a km or so...
  19. Replies
    20
    Views
    1,851

    Re: Richtersberg Canpsite

    Ry Alexanderbaai om Sendelingsdrif toe, nie via Lekkersing nie. Was 3 weke gelede daar en dis die beter roete.

    Onthou die Sendelingsdrif winkel maak toe na die middag op 'n Sondag. Jy kan wel nog...
  20. Replies
    230
    Views
    42,188

    Re: Shoot the Churches...

    Verbasend moderne argitektuur vir Garies.

    631484
  21. Replies
    230
    Views
    42,188

    Re: Shoot the Churches...

    Here's another, slightly different view, with better detail of the "bell tower" and showing the colourful context within which it is situated.

    But cheerful, yes :).

    631477
  22. Thread: Bogenfels enquiry

    by JJJ
    Replies
    19
    Views
    1,790

    Re: Bogenfels enquiry

    Could you get to Bogenfels?
  23. Replies
    9
    Views
    771

    Re: Elizabeth Bay "Ghost" Town Visit

    Just a heads-up, reported elsewhere on Bogenfels.

    Coastway Tours, by the last week in August, had still not received their government approved concession to visit Bogenfels. They could only take...
  24. Replies
    230
    Views
    42,188

    Re: Shoot the Churches...

    Bitterfontein township.

    631335
  25. Replies
    108
    Views
    23,087

    Re: "Affordable" foldable solar panels

    I have not looked at the foldable panels closely, but is it not an opportunity just waiting for a DIYer to add Velcro loops through which tent posts can be fed to stiffen up the array and indeed get...
  26. Replies
    108
    Views
    23,087

    Re: "Affordable" foldable solar panels

    Question related to these panels:

    Say it is advertized as a 150W panel.

    Reading the detailed specification, 3 voltage outputs are given: max possible 22V, no load output 18V, output at...
  27. Replies
    11
    Views
    401

    Re: Garmin Oregon 550 car power cable

    The connector below. Super cheap.
    630850

    Here is how the wiring should be done - from a Garmin document:

    630849

    I have done this mod, and it works, charging the GPS via a USB 5V output.
    ...
  28. Replies
    11
    Views
    401

    Re: Garmin Oregon 550 car power cable

    Garmin distinguishes a power cable from a data cable by connecting the 5th pin of the connector at the GPS end to ground via a specific resistor value. This ensures that you buy THEIR cable instead...
  29. Thread: Volvo XC60: Review

    by JJJ
    Replies
    48
    Views
    17,942

    Re: Volvo XC60: Review

    Something non-optimal on the XC60
    I don't want to call it a negative, as it is only prevalent under a specific condition, outside of most owners' application. But here goes:

    During our recent 8...
  30. Replies
    24
    Views
    2,323

    Re: Tyre presure help deep sand/dunes

    Just done a day excursion to the Spoegriver Caves in the Namaqua National Park, which fits your "West Coast somewhere" location.

    Where the really thick sand starts, they recommend 1.2 bar for...
  31. Re: Richtersveld would you rooftop or take an explorer ?

    The Alexander Bay road was good 2 weeks ago. Especially the wide bit through the mining area.

    Tyres deflated to 1.8 bar and speed attempted around 70km/h. When you drop down to 40km/h and you...
  32. Re: Richtersveld would you rooftop or take an explorer ?

    Still working our way back home from 8 days in the Richtersveld with 5 vehicles.

    Two 4x4 bakkies with an Echo 4 and Afrispoor Cheetah respectively, one 4x2 difflocked bakkie with rooftop tent and...
  33. Thread: Sand trax

    by JJJ
    Replies
    23
    Views
    1,668

    Re: Sand trax

    We used these in the Richtersveld 2 weeks ago:...
  34. Thread: Sand trax

    by JJJ
    Replies
    23
    Views
    1,668

    Re: Sand trax

    I've seen a different concept at Rubberite Hennopspark the other day.

    A set of 4 rubber blocks with straps which you attach to the tread of the tyre, feeding the strap through the spokes.

    So...
  35. Replies
    9
    Views
    483

    Freelander II Re: Freelander 2 PTU/Transfer Case advice

    This sounds like the Haldex clutch binding, which disconnects above 40km/h in normal road mode, explaining why the issue disappears at higher speeds.

    First pull the AWD/Haldex fuse. The propshaft...
Results 1 to 35 of 999
Page 1 of 29 1 2 3 4