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  1. Re: How long will we be able to keep the internal combustion engine running?

    You may have provided your own solution to governments not being able to provide the capacity for charging millions of EVs by noting how relatively less expensive home solar implementations are...
  2. Re: How long will we be able to keep the internal combustion engine running?

    I remember someone saying "the Stone Age ended, not because they ran out of stones".

    ICE will end because we develop something better. Whatever that motivation might be - we can rely on...
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    Re: Has Toyota lost their marbles!??

    In 2000 I bought a 2,700 Hilux for R143,000. Sold it in 2012 on 450,000km for R75k. I felt hard done by ...
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    Re: Has Toyota lost their marbles!??

    I was going to replace my vehicle now, but I've indefinitely postponed it. For me normality will be when I can go to 4 different dealers, they all have stock, and I can pick and choose deals. Until...
  5. Re: Trip to Kruger Best route from Durban

    Did that route in April, towing a Cheetah. The bulk haul trucks were a PITA but ok if you're patient. Driving the same route on Thursday, staying over in Chrissiesmeer, then in at Malelane Gate....
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    Re: CONDITION of the THIRD BRIDGE

    There wasnt even a path from Bodumatali. We had to go back to within a few clicks of South Gate. Attached map showed the path in June. Perhaps something has dried up towards Bodumatali
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    Re: Puncture repairs

    Some threads are can be used as a calendar without even looking at the date. The reaction, overreaction and the kick/bite/scratch is a certain indication that it's close to year end and everyone...
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    Re: First Botswana self drive

    On the Ghanzi stay it's a big thumbs down for Tautona - had a horrible experience there on the way up in June, but found Palm Afrique brilliant and it'll be our regular from now on. Tautona has just...
  9. Re: Leaving quality Solar Panels outside in Light rain

    Agree with Keith - if they're not producing anything, pack them away. They're ultra portable and small, so no big job. I can't find an IP rating on them, check with Flexopower if their 2 year...
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    Re: First Botswana self drive

    Definitely longer in Ihaha and 1 night at Elephant Sands. The close up of elephants at water you'll see aplenty in Ihaha and Senyati. In fact by the time you leave Mogotho you'll have had plenty...
  11. Re: What has been your favorite 4x4 trail, 4x4 trip?

    Lebombo Eco Trail. It's not absolutely a 4x4 trail although you'd really struggle without 4x4 (not allowed actually), but 5 days of the outer reaches of Kruger, zero other people, wild camping in...
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    Re: Recommend Durban swimming pool guy

    Eeisch. I posted this earlier today, then had to pick my car up from a service, nearly got taken out by a Robust Pools bakkie doing a 3 lane jump to the right on North Coast Road at Redhill. Made a...
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    Recommend Durban swimming pool guy

    I have some issues with my pool, pump and filter. It's a new Spec pump, put in about 6 months ago. 600mm sand filter, 95,000l pool.

    Bought a new Creepy because the old one (at least 12 years old,...
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    Re: The Diesel and Petrol price thread

    Agree. It's the unavoidable cost for us since there is no public transport, they can gut us with impunity. What they recover in crude or ROE they'll just take in tax. Hurrying us back to the dark...
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    Re: Has Toyota lost their marbles!??

    I'm a Toyota guy, I'll not be persuaded to buy anything else, but I can't imagine why anyone would buy this. Why bother with a DC if you are going to dress it up in a petticoat and a cross-your-heart...
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    Re: The Diesel and Petrol price thread

    Actually, if you were willing to take delivery of crude they would have paid you. Some buyers didn't realise when buying futures you had to accept physical delivery at expiry, cost them buckets of...
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    Re: The Diesel and Petrol price thread

    Nine out of ten people on this forum want to tax you for cycling ... ;D::)
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    Re: The Diesel and Petrol price thread

    https://www.news24.com/fin24/companies/industrial/big-fuel-price-hikes-announced-for-wednesday-20211129

    Lube up and assume the position ... no mercy at the pumps
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    Re: Fridge moving

    Surely the fridge needs to be strapped down. The Afrispoors have holes up against the edge of the slide, underneath the handles of the NL. A standard tie-down goes through these and through similar...
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    Re: Repaint fibreglass waterslide

    Glatex 8. We always used it kayaks to finish off fibreglass repairs.
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    Re: The antishanty

    More suited to European and North America winter type camping, expanded camper van kind of thing. An evolution on the old VW Kombi camper my wife and I had in the late 80's in the UK.
  22. Re: Advice for making apartment more loadshedding resistant

    I think that's you answer. Check how the 3 circuits are wired and see if you can isolate one, even two, for the high draw items that will stay on direct mains feed, sort the lights and the other...
  23. Re: Advice for making apartment more loadshedding resistant

    What does your distribution board look like, how many breakers for plugs. If it's very small and just a limited number of plug breakers, buy a decent sized UPS, a small surface mount UPS DB next to...
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    Re: EVs dirtier than fossil fuelled vehicles

    The key is probably also "Eskom coal stations...". We burn low quality coal (stations are specifically designed for it) and a lot of the time the scrubbers aren't turned on, so yeah, big polluters....
  25. Re: Pajero Sport vs Pajero: why the big price difference?

    Not according to the blurb, but I'm not certain of the whole vehicle weight combination calc - Apoc would know.

    https://www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au/vehicles/pajero-sport.html
  26. Re: Camping fridges... the good, the bad, the ugly

    Anecdotal - when we first started overlanding I bought a Snowmaster. It worked perfectly until I bought my Echo trailer and the nosecone was too small for the Snowmaster 90, so I sold it to my BIL...
  27. Re: Beginner Birding Binoculars - Which to buy?

    Some decent discussion here:

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/265617-Which-Binoculars-amp-where-to-find-Binoculars?highlight=binoculars
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    Re: Centurion power failure

    Into our third session today. 06:00 till 09:45 (some little poison dwarf just forgot to switch is on again), 14:00 to 16:00 and now 22:00 to midnight, if the mugwump turns us on again. My UPSs had no...
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    Some coincidences are amazing. We were camping up the north coast recently and helped an elderly couple who's Landy had let them down in Matuba. They're from that part of the world, we asked them for...
  30. Re: Black liquid from exhaust - brand new hilux

    I suspect that if cars ever chowed an extra hot Durban mutton bunny chow then that would be the natural result ...
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    Re: Eskom buying batteries worth R14 billion

    The problem is South Africa is water scarce and dams horribly environmentally damaging, and need maintenance. Pumped storage is a really good option, cureently in use, I don't know why they don't use...
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    Re: Eskom buying batteries worth R14 billion

    They could if they use renewables to charge the batteries and add the stable battery output to the grid. It's way beyond my pay grade but it seems to me it's a way of adding capacity and taking out...
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    Re: Hilux Starter sluggish

    Mine very sluggish now, my indi completely certain it needs a recon. It's worked damned hard, we're very keen wildlife watchers and birders so on our breaks the car is off and on all the time,...
  34. Re: 2007 Fortuner d4d 4x4 buying advice please

    Before my Bots trip in June this year (Moremi South Gate, Third Bridge, Khwai) I though this might be the last trip before I trade her in and buy my "last" overlanding vehicle, aiming at another 12...
  35. Re: 2007 Fortuner d4d 4x4 buying advice please

    If anecdotal advice is any use we have 3 Tunas in our overlanding crowd. A 2011 4x2 on 260k, two 2012 4x4s on 250k and 240k respectively, none been opened. Mine (2012) had had a clutch done, the 2011...
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