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    Re: Advice on what jack to use

    Ok, those are good - I did not see that on their page. Like you say, their advantage is their low profile. You also get 3 stage ones, but have not found one locally yet.
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    Re: Advice on what jack to use

    They are good jacks, but the "2-stage" is misleading. They count the threaded top as one stage. The hydraulic part is only 1 stage.

    Midas used to sell a proper 2 stage. They called it a 3...
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    Re: To GPS or not to GPS?

    Yip. I think Johan from T4A gave it a bad review recently in another thread?
  4. Re: Vioolsdrift breaks record: hottest day in Africa...ever

    Yip. Lack of pride, workmanship etc not calibrating equipment beforehand. Add the high standard of SA maths into the equation where 53.2 gets rounded to 54.

    The calibration must be way out if...
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    Re: Heavy duty braai grids

    To those who clean their SS grids, don't you have problems with meat sticking to the grid?
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    Re: Polo TSI - what a nice car!

    Detracting slightly, we hire the Nissan Almero now on a regular basis. True about being boring. However it has more leg space in the back to accommodate a tall 6'3" man easily, and a bigger boot...
  7. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    I guess I need stronger glasses ;D To me it looks like a futuristic design as visioned in the 60s.

    Fortunately there are no rights or wrongs with what different people believe to be beautiful or...
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    Re: To GPS or not to GPS?

    An interesting statement re paper map accuracy 5 years ago. I dumped urban paper maps nearly 20 years ago as the GPS versions back then were better than the paper maps at that time and I never...
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    Re: Badger semi-flex panels

    On one of the Australian camper forums, many also complain about semi flexible panel failures, where panels are stuck to their roofs. General advice given is given not to use these as fixed panels...
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    Re: Consumption seems high

    Based on your figures above of approx 10l/100km @ 110km, 8.5km/l sounds spot on for 120 to140km/hr

    Drag forces really come into play at higher speeds above 80km/hr. Drag forces are 19% higher at...
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    Re: To GPS or not to GPS?

    I drive with my GPSr whether I drive to the local shop or on a holiday trip - it's become my trip logger and speedometer. The entry level Nuvis and other makes are cheap enough, and built to be on...
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    Re: Consumption seems high

    Yip. Drag forces are 44% higher at 140km/hr than at 120km/hr
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    Re: Lead Carbon Batteries

    The problem is that our aux batteries remain fully charged most of the time (70-90%) while we use the vehicle for normal use, without having fridges and other camping stuff connected. While on...
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    Discovery 1 Re: 300 Tdi coolant temp sensor relocation

    Yes, that's what I did. The standard gauge only starts moving from the normal position at 98 deg C.
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    Re: Alternator Operation

    The old standard alternators were all constant voltage units, where the regulator tried to keep a constant voltage, irrespective of battery charge. High current draw and heat can effect the voltage,...
  16. Re: 220 v standup fridge 170 ltr in offroad caravan

    That seems excessive.

    I run a 80l upright fridge in the camper. It is a 220V Snomaster freezer, with drawers, which Snomaster converted to 12V. I wonder if they would be willing/able to convert...
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    Re: Vetgat Toere 2019 - The Absent Friends Toere

    Thanks for another fantastic read!
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    Re: Load shedding and caravans or trailers!

    There was a recent thread where some brands were discussed which used proportional power and not switching pulses at full power. A mate uses a Russell Hobbs though his MeanWell inverter, and that...
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    Re: Load shedding and caravans or trailers!

    Same with us. Most is 12V. We don't use a microwave when camping. Battery chargers, fans, lights pumps, fridge, freezer etc are all 12V. the stove is gas. The I've been too lazy to get a 12V...
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    Re: Why do you drive a Land Rover?

    The one vehicle I truly loved and trusted was my 1985 Defender PUP, ex Bots police, where he was abused. It was rebuilt locally and I bought it with the 2.5 petrol engine. I replaced this flat...
  21. Thread: Caravan Aircon

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    Re: Caravan Aircon

    What battery bank do you have and what inverter? And how long does the aircon operate from this?
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    Discovery 1 Re: 300 Tdi Rings and bearings replacement job?

    I think you mean 12l/100km? That's what I got. Some get closer to 10km/l.

    570 deg C EGT is well in the safe zone
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    Re: Semi Flex Solar panel

    Which is why I'm interested to see how they removed the old plastic film
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    Re: Semi Flex Solar panel

    that could well be the reason that you get decent voltage, but little current. How did you manage to remove some of the baked protective plastic?
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    Re: Wishful thinking???? D1 for R139 990????

    What's your lowest price? ;D;D;D
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    Re: Wishful thinking???? D1 for R139 990????

    D1s go for R30-40k. Add R10k for the good condition, and we all know that extras seldom fetch more money - they just make the sale more attractive. I don't think I will get R80k for my D3 V8, which...
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    Re: Uniglide and the future

    I see you have become a Vet and do spays as well ;D

    Do they still recommend 10% dilution for the first treatment and then a less?
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    Re: Uniglide and the future

    I used Uniglide many years back. I never kept the vehicles long enough to see if it worked - mind you, the Defender lasted many 100k km, but then many others without did as well. The demos about...
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    Re: Low water pressure

    Class 16 was used as an example only, showing that even 40mm with a thick wall (Cl16) would be fine. Class 6 would be more than strong enough, and deliver more flow rate.
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    Re: Low water pressure

    30m head is plenty of pressure for your house. Upstairs we can shower with less than 1b pressure. The trick is big enough pipe size.

    As an example, if you want a flow rate of 50 litres per...
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    Re: Best cooler box?

    We bought the 48 litre below many years ago in Durban, before we bought a fridge. Can't remember from whom. It's got 40mm thick insulated walls, and really worked very well. For long weekends we...
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    Re: What size solar panel

    For camping, my experience is 1W panel per 1AH battery, minimum.

    I did calcs initially on sizing, which showed that 80W per 105AH battery driving 1 x Engel fridge and about 2 hrs of LED...
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    Re: fish farm back up

    That would only work in PE ;D

    Even if you had wind 100% of the time, how would you use the windmill for circulating water? The windmill head is typically over 10m above ground and oscillates a...
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    Re: Caravan camping in Northern KZN.

    He does have a nice spot there - the river section is great - have not been there yet on his farm, just a bit further upstream at Cumberland Nature Reserve.

    Say hi to him from me - he hosts one...
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    Re: Caravan camping in Northern KZN.

    They are also very friendly hosts! :)

    If you came up from Salt Rock via the R614, you would have come past my place
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