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  1. Thread: Bush Lapa mods

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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    I'm sure most have seen this YouTube video showing effects of excessive weight on back of caravan/trailer, I'm with Musashi on this one

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mW_gzdh6to
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    Re: Very short trip report Mapungubwe and KNP

    Thanks Luka, we are sitting in Australia and we are very jealous, hopefully we will be back early in the new year. We were in the Northern Kruger in August last year and were very impressed with the...
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    Re: Silent generator/inverter or solar panel

    I too will be in the market for Lithium batteries when my current 2 x 105ah AGMs give up the ghost. What exactly are "2nd life cells"? I see the Mercer 200ah are 2nd life cells, are good for 1,500...
  4. South African Reopening Select Land Borders 1 October 2020?

    I found the attached news article on the probability of South Africa reopening select road borders on 1 October 2020.
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    Re: Leisure travel to Botswana.

    I'm not certain about refunds per se but rebookings are certainly being made. Our travel plans, like many, were adversely impacted by the worldwide lockdown. We have credits with the following...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    Such great contrasting colours
  7. Re: G'day from Australia and thanks for admitting me.

    Seems like Zimbabwean borders will be opening too, word is that some international flights will resume on 1 October 2020
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    Re: Lithium vs Lead Acid

    Thanks Jeev, that is exactly what I was trying to explain. Maybe I never explained properly, I was trying to understand why the adverts constantly use Ion rather than what I believe should be Iron. I...
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    Re: Lithium vs Lead Acid

    The problem is that their advert reads "LiFePO4 Lithium Ion". My understanding is that this is not possible. "IF" I am correct, and I'm not certain I am, it is impossible to have a LiFePO4 Lithium...
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    Re: Lithium vs Lead Acid

    If I was in SA now, instead of sitting waiting in Australia, I would certainly look very closely at the BN13V-154-2k Mini that Tron mentions. These are currently on a special at sustainable.co.za for...
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    Re: Lithium vs Lead Acid

    Please can someone out there assist this technoidiot with his understanding. Once I get back to Southern Africa I will almost certainly need to replace my batteries in my Bush Lapa and I want to go...
  12. Thread: Bush Lapa mods

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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    Welcome to the family Campjunky
  13. Re: campingsites FOR hwange - MANA POOLS JULY / AUG 2021

    Lets hope that Covid allows your African trip to occur. Fuel does not need to be a consideration, fuel stations have 2 queues, one for local currency and one for those paying in USD, the USD queue is...
  14. Re: G'day from Australia and thanks for admitting me.

    Hi Fitzy

    Swambo and I are Zimbabwean Aussies. We retired from Harare in June last year and set off with plans to travel around Southern/Central Africa for 3 years before ultimately returning to...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    Not the best photo but this sighting in Kgalagadi in November 2017 created a debate on the Birding Zimbabwe FaceBook page. Final consensus was that it was a Black Harrier, Roberts shows them as being...
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    Re: Lithium Battery Review

    Be careful these batteries are different technologies, BlueNova batteries are Lithium Iron (Phosphate) whereas Dixon advertise their Relion batteries as Lithium Ion. Unless I am mistaken users would...
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    Re: Kgalagadi pictures thread, NO cat pics allowed!

    Non-cat predators

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=587472&d=1599296906

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=587471&d=1599296906
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    Re: Malawi to SA repatriation

    Pleasure Mark, just be careful of fuel in containers brought into Zimbabwe, the containers must be metal or some special form of UN approved plastic!!! The attached has rulings that pertained to...
  19. Thread: Bush Lapa mods

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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    Michael (Kooskop) provided a solution (see post 3278) whereby you bend the end of the spring. We had an ongoing problem with ours whilst having strong winds in Namibia last year. We followed his...
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    Re: Malawi to SA repatriation

    Hi Mark, ordinarily we are in Zim, but sitting our the virus with kids in Australia. I just contacted a mate in Bulawayo and he says there are separate fuel queues for those paying in Zimbabwean...
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    Re: Port Noloth camping

    We travelled from Springbok to Richtersveld in September last year and were in the same predicament. Someone advised us to look at Brandkaros Resort. It was 27kms past Alexander Bay and about 256kms...
  22. Re: Caravan easy store drop rims at half price. Cape Town area.

    PM sent, thanks
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    Sticky: Re: Nature Photo's for Comments & Criticism

    Kgalagadi - 2 hours into our first visit
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    Stunning photos Savuti. I have 2 x 7D mk2s, one with a 70-300 Canon and one with a 150-600 Sigma. I think that if I suggested changing these up to the 5D mk4 SWAMBO would divorce me - now there is an...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    At Kunene River Lodge in October 2019, a few local specials

    A couple of Cinderella Waxbills - we searched for many hours...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    Our favourite bird
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    Re: Bush Lapa buying advice

    Yes you are correct. Swambo and I both have our distinctive jobs, she has hers, I have mine, a few of them overlap but in our 186 nights we have set up Kamba 59 times so are very familiar with what...
  28. Re: Kgalagadi wilderness camps and river chalets

    For wilderness camps I would choose Kieliekrankie or Grootkolk but don't think you will find it easy to get in.

    Nossob river chalets are great, I'm sure Mata Mata ones are too, but generally...
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    Re: Kgalagadi pictures thread, NO cat pics allowed!

    There is no cat in this picture - but there was one pretty close behind me :o :o
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    Re: Discover EV27A 100A/h Problems

    Hi Heyyahhey, yes you are correct. However the requirements of the battery seem to exactly match the "Normal" 14.4v settings as per the table in my post above ie absorption at 14.4v, float at 13.8v...
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    Re: Discover EV27A 100A/h Problems

    Hi Wolley, thanks for your response, you have most interesting findings, I am pleased you managed to find a solution to your problem. Unfortunately your solution will not be possible for me. At...
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    Re: Bush Lapa owners list

    Hi Henk

    Please add us to the list

    BL nr - 1715
    Model - Baobab (Kewer type configuration)
    Names of owners - John and Linda Marais
    Forum Alias - Tedx2
    Country - Zimbabwe (first one I think)...
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    Re: Bush Lapa buying advice

    Bruce I know a bit off the topic but recommendations on the LifePo4 battery please. We left Africa in a terrible hurry to get to our kids in Australia, SWAMBO has a medical condition that would be...
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    Re: Bush Lapa buying advice

    We have done both and undoubtedly the Gogga was marginally quicker to put up than the Baobab, but we're talking maybe 5 minutes. Much of this time is because we have Alko stabilisers on the Baobab...
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    Re: Bush Lapa buying advice

    To give credit where credit is due, we never initiated this change but rather followed some of the changes initiated by a fellow BL owner, Tinusvn from Durbanville. I don't have as good photographs...
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