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    Re: Dumb me

    Now this is BS !!! the graph is good for LOW BEAM a light bar is a HIGH BEAM enhancement and should only work with the high beam setting and dim when going back to low.

    Have you ever parked in...
  2. Re: Bad Shot - The now legal Elephant hunt in Botswana

    Emotional driven facts to a big extent >:D
    ... and a whole lot of stupidity and ignorance ::)
  3. Re: Bad Shot - The now legal Elephant hunt in Botswana

    Being aware that there are 3 sides to a story (.................) "Yes" but what the locals say is having it's merit.

    Apart from the disgusting collar issue, the fact that elephants behave...
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    Re: Liuwa Plains & Kasanka Nov 2019

    Yup, predators need to be fed as well.

    In perspective, during the birth phase the wildebeest population explodes by almost 30% each year as every female is giving birth, so it is a fair assumption...
  5. Bad Shot - The now legal Elephant hunt in Botswana

    This is the outcome of the lifted ban on hunting in Botswana from the perspective of the indigenous population living in the elephant territory.

    All the arguments in PRO-hunting are explained to...
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    Re: Liuwa Plains & Kasanka Nov 2019

    Thanks Malcolm,
    Interesting reading, glad you enjoyed the trip.

    The tracks in Liuwa seem much more defined than some years back where navigation was an issue.
    It seems you were a bit early for...
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    Re: Few notes on Ihaha

    Consortium of Bots / Zam and SA contractors.
    Joint management between Bots and Zam.
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    Re: Few notes on Ihaha

    Nope, Japanese finance this time.
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    Re: Few notes on Ihaha

    Thanks Malcolm, looks like a genius masterpiece of engineering.

    We can look forward to the use pretty soon ;D;D
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    Re: Gearbox Specialist Cape Town

    Not on your side of town but go to TRIANGLE Transmissions in Brakenfell.
    They are doing just that Gearboxes and Automatic Transmissions.

    Very professional service indeed.
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    Re: Massive rain system Botswana. Be safe

    We are waiting - to fill the dams ;D

    Will park the cars outside for a good wash then 8-)
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    Re: DWNP not responding

    Send me your details for the booking and I can try to pass by that office to see to a transaction.
    PM is enough.

    Edit:
    Have been away from the pc (thread open) and only saw now that you are...
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    Re: Few notes on Ihaha

    Thanks for that mate, not lot of changes then indeed.

    Would you mind to post a picture of the bridge at this stage of construction?

    Last saw it almost a year ago ^-^

    Maybe add one for Ihaha...
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    Re: X class no more! End of a new class!

    Indeed very confusing.

    One look at the advert running on SA TV (DSTV) where they promote the X-class as "the new arrival" in the market where in the background production has already stopped.
    ...
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    Re: Patrol leaking Water................

    I had one done in the similar vehicle from brass material with 3 core, increasing the capacity by 30% (radiator capacity).

    My original alu / plastic one gave in after the shroud has worked itself...
  16. Re: Buying a Cruizer in Southern Africa?

    Many people are doing this. But you need a local address to be able to register it in your name and insure it.

    Consider to check alternative storage like in Windhoek like Farm Elisenheim or so for...
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    Re: Grid Tied Solar

    Obviously "industrial size" systems not from Victron.
    They use the 15kVA systems and pool it together which could become a serious cost factor.

    I am sure it will do the job, but to maintain the...
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    Re: Grid Tied Solar

    Victron Energy is very user friendly, but I am not sure if you could find an inverter / charger to handle the energy produced by 120 x 400W (50 KW) @ 48V = 1000 Amps.
    You might to install multiple...
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    Re: Inverter batteries - Newest trend?

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by LandyLove https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png
    Depends if you cycle them every...
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    Re: Inverter batteries - Newest trend?

    Pylontech US3000 (x2) gives you 7kW
    6000 cycles if discharge is set at 20% residual
    Extended warranty on line when registering product.
    Price for 2 - R 40k (approx) delivered with mounting bracket...
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    Re: Australian killed by Elephant Kunene

    That one is pushing it a bit, isn't it?
    How can you put yourselves into the same sentence as Stan, or even into the same paragraph?

    I've never seen Stan giving advise of the sorts you are...
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    Re: Australian killed by Elephant Kunene

    [/B]
    Now as we don't have the "like" button anymore I was just short of saying the very same in above post.

    In essence what it is and giving false lead to the unsuspecting visitors to this thread.
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    Re: Australian killed by Elephant Kunene

    Common man, live it up.

    In this thread we are talking of camping in the Namibian riverbeds and one guy wants to brag how close he gets to ellies (not in one picture but in many).
    This means to...
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    Re: Australian killed by Elephant Kunene

    Sorry we were talking of the Nam riverbeds and the vegetation is pretty similar.
    If one mixes locations then it of course confuses the outcome.

    Jan, why would you post a photo from Mana into a...
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    Re: Info on best route and stops

    I would skip Mankwe all together and chose Mbudi and Khwai instead.
    From Mankwe you have to drive into Moremi which is a shlep whereas from Mbudi and/or Khwai you sit where the animals are.

    Same...
  26. Re: My 98 Patrol 4500 GL - Cleanup Pics, Etc Etc

    The fuel pump is an assembly with the float (for the gauge reading) and filter combined.
    At Nissan they will set you back as much as R 2'000.00

    But you can buy an aftermarket Bosch or VDO (Midas)...
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    Re: Pandamatenga border crossing

    Not sure where the M10 in Zambia comes into the play (M10 - Mongu to Lusaka -??)

    As for the Panda crossing, no problem whatsoever, not much border traffic direction Zim.
    Be prepared for some...
  28. Re: My 98 Patrol 4500 GL - Cleanup Pics, Etc Etc

    When are you selling it, I think I should extend my fleet a bit ;D8-)
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    Re: Patrol 4500 vs 4800........??

    Standard feature on the 4.5GL
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    Re: Australian killed by Elephant Kunene

    Not sure if that camping picture replicates on the reply. Post #37 refers

    But what sticks out here is that the camping spot has been chosen very poorly, it is right in the ellies browsing area...
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    Re: Patrol 4500 vs 4800........??

    Nothing wrong with the 4.5GL had mine since new more than 20 years ago.
    Gone anywhere, towed offroad most of the time and done 350k km in harsh (Safari) conditions.
    Blew an engine in a water...
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    Re: Namibia Bookings

    awesome - almost there :)

    Tell me when you cross the border this side ;D
  33. Re: Kgalagadi - Bots to Sa Side Traveling

    hollydog is correct on this one. Wilderness trail is minimum 2 vehicles 2 days (one compulsory overnight stay at Mosomane) and pre-booking.
    Now if you decide to miss out the overnight stay the only...
  34. Re: Continuing saga of the painted wolves of Mana Pools

    Thanks Paul, interesting read and fantastic story telling from the part of the author.

    Not so easy for the casual visitor of Mana to find them in their action circle.
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    Re: Mabua Polenstwa road

    It would definitely help to gain that extra clearance, however
    - it won't be the only issue as the track is worn out and bumpy and you cannot build up momentum without risking damage
    - tyre...
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