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    Re: Advice regarding an old caravan

    Having recently bought a very old Jurgens Slipstream myself I can comment as follows:

    Bought (Delivered to my home ) at R 25 000 in generally good condition.

    Work done:
    Replaced tyres...
  2. Re: Breakfast Meeting at 3 Provinces 4x4 Adventure - January 2022

    When we were there a few years back for Willies memorial weekend one of the guys snapped a half shaft on that obstacle. It took two others in unison with winches to pull him out.
    The Suuz did the...
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    Re: Christmas period getaway ??

    On enquiry the campsite informs me that they will be closed over the Xmas period.
    So this is a no-go.
    Pity but it is what it is.:(
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    Christmas period getaway ??

    So: It will be just the two of us oldies over Xmas.

    Thinking of going slightly inland from Pinetown for a few days including Xmas day, but probably before New year. (Dates not set in stone)...
  5. Discovery 4 Re: 2010 Disco 4 rear entertainment headphones

    I have just seconds ago bought Senheiser HD 206 Over ear headphones from Takealot for R 685 on their special (Ends today).
    Good value for money and good reviews.
  6. Re: Breakfast Meeting at 3 Provinces 4x4 Adventure - January 2022

    Ons will graag kom camp daar met julle maar sal nie deelneem aan die "trails" nie.
    Ek het al met Ronel gesals en informasie gekry.
    Ongelluking moet ek tot net n week of twee wag voordat ek betaal...
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    Re: George floods

    As you will know, I grew up in George and attended the Outeniqua High School there.

    When I was in Std 6 or 7 I think (As known at the time) we had flooding in George.
    I was standing on the...
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    Re: Puzzling problem

    Yes, this has been suggested before but revolting stuff to work with if having to remove the tyre at some time for any reason.
    I may try that though.
    On the other hand would new tyres not eventualy...
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    Re: Puzzling problem

    I have a similar (but different) problem with the old Suuz and we do not have children around here and the tenants would not DARE to tamper with my old girl.
    Jokes aside. In my case it does stay...
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    Re: Importing Car parts

    I am not sure of the background to this question, so may be on the wrong track.
    However, when I still had my 32 year old BMW 518 Auto I used to get our local BMW agent to "piggyback" my parts needs...
  11. Thread: Kruger North

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    Re: Kruger North

    If camping and not power dependent - don't forget Tzendze Rustic Camp (Next to Mooiplaas picnic site)
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    Poll: Re: Will you make this climb with your 4x4?

    Bex you're amazing and your videos are very entertaining and come accross as totally genuine.

    I'm not into that heavy off road trail stuff obviously with the old Suuz.
    I am also not THAT brave...
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    Re: Garmin.. New or used?

    And my Nuvi 500 has lost its maps including the full T4A all Africa version.
    So now just a dead piece of electronics with old cables, chargers etc. taking up space.
    Buy new I guess, but I am not...
  14. Re: Drifting the KZN East Coast - suggestions please

    For birding .. Mkuze GR, but the campsite is presently ooo, so you would need to stay in the chalets etc.
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    Re: Running a standerd geyser element on pv

    I am an idiot when it comes to electricity.
    Having made that admission.

    We have three Geyserwize controllers on separate geysers and have had for many years without problem.
    They save a...
  16. Re: In-line linear actuators to lift a caravan roof

    The antiquated coil spring assisted manual mechanical system on our newly acquired 35 + year old Jurgens Siesta 4 is crude and takes up some space mainly when lowered but also in the raised position....
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    Re: New 4ja1 engine or old low km

    As an afterthought - CAN you even GET a new Isuzu KB280 DT engine of any type from anywhere at any price anymore ?????
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    Re: New 4ja1 engine or old low km

    REMTEC (REMTECH ?) in Port Elizabeth (Qua-whatever).
    They factory rebuilt our old Suuz engine giving a 1 year or 100 000 Km warranty.
    As far as I know they used genuine Isuzu parts, but be that as...
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    Re: 220V supply during load shedding.

    Agree

    We have two 110 AH ultra deep cycle batteries via a 1 000 W inverter and charge (mainly off the grid with a 12 amp charger between outages).
    If sunny and daytime we use one 90 W solar panel...
  20. Re: Isuzu KB 280 Oil pressure sensor failures

    Huge thanks to Heinz and Marais who assisted us (Richards Bay) and directed us to Cliff Auto where Cliff himself went out of his way to assist, checking the pressure and sent his man to obtain a new...
  21. Isuzu KB 280 Oil pressure sensor failures

    Anyone else experiencing regular failure of the oil pressure sensor ?

    It starts with a slight leak (If you even notice it) it would seem.
    Anyway, for whatever reason the oil light comes on....
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    Re: Breakfast on the beach - Sunday 7 November

    Really a great days outing.
    Hint: Do not follow the eample of the old goat who left his tyres at 3 bar plus because ?????
    EISH!!!
    After deflating no more trouble.Should flipping know better by...
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    Re: Trailercuff fix

    An excellent product indeed.
    Our is the lighter "weight" model for "civilized" on the road use, but has done trails covering hundreds of km without an issue.
    The key to all this though is "Do not...
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    Good service reports - Pinetown

    CV Specialists, Crompton Road, New Germany.

    Just had the old Suuz CV's serviced and new boots fitted.
    One was torn and I just decided to replace the others as well.
    Cleaned out, re-packed with...
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    Off to Richards Bay on Friday for an extended weekend and will join with some other forumites on the Breakfast on the beach sand drive through the coastal forest.
    Hoping a few more locals will join...
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    Re: What makes a good campsite to you

    It kind of depends on whether you speak of a "conventional" campsite with ablutions, tourist facilities, etc. OR a campsite in the "bush".
    For us a good campsite would be in a remote place with...
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    Re: Breakfast on the beach - Sunday 7 November

    Confirmed with Heinz yesterday that we will be camping there at RB Caravan park over the weekend and will join the breakfast run on Sunday.
    Providing, as said above, that "all hell" has not broken...
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    Re: Overlanding full time....

    Because you state that you have sold everything and by implication that "everything" is now going to be invested into the new lifestyle, I am concerned that you may not have a backup plan.
    If I have...
  29. Re: Breakfast Meeting at 3 Provinces 4x4 Adventure - January 2022

    "I talk to the trees, but they don't listen to me".
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    Re: Breakfast on the beach - Sunday 7 November

    Given that Monday is vote day and a "holiday", I am slightly nervous that there may be some (again) "issues" politically related.
    This may resonate with others as well.
    So, if anything crazy...
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    Re: Breakfast on the beach - Sunday 7 November

    Just bumping this up.
    Will anyone else be interested in camping at RB caravan park for that weekend ?
    Then we could join the "breakfast run" on the Sunday.
    We would probably come through on the...
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    Poll: Re: Will you make this climb with your 4x4?

    I thought that the correct answer to this question was: "Because it is there".
    The problem with picture of off road tracks etc. is that they seem to somehow "level" out the terrain and do not give...
  33. Re: Breakfast Meeting at 3 Provinces 4x4 Adventure - January 2022

    Some alterations additions since then but apart from new tyres nothing affecting ground clearance, chassis, etc.
    Internal changes mainly.
  34. Re: Breakfast Meeting at 3 Provinces 4x4 Adventure - January 2022

    I have used their response form on the website.
    Hoping to hear from them by email.
    I need to KNOW if our small road caravan can make it without damage to and from the campsite.
    We would be camping...
  35. Re: LED's in plastic tube - xtra tent lighting

    Before these things even became well known - my auto electrician (individual) made one up for me, exactly as described by OP.
    12V on a very long cord with a "fridge type" connector directly to the...
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