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    Re: orange river near pella

    It is!

    The place I worked has a particularly stunning section of the river - you wont see anyone else, just your party.

    You can choose between self-catering or everything laid on.
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    Re: orange river near pella

    I would recommend taking time out for a canoe safari. There is no better way to commune with the Orange river.

    I worked for a while as a river guide for an outfit callled Kalahari Adventure...
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    Re: Kgalagadi in December

    Wet long sleeved shirt, wring it out and put it on.
    When it's starting to get dry, wet it again.
    And so forth - works great!
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    Re: Badger semi-flex panels

    Thank you Dangermouse for the idea.

    What I did was completely cover the panels in duct tape, let it stand in the sun for a day, let it cool down overnight, then pulled off the duct tape.

    See...
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    Re: suspension

    Gross vehicle mass (GVM) is the maximum load the vehicle can carry, including the vehicle itself.

    Gross combination mas (GCM) is the maximum load, vehicle and trailer combined.
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    Re: What did you see on the road today?

    It was a junior, seniors generally know the rules of the road
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    Re: What did you see on the road today?

    If that cyclist was 5 seconds earlier...
    And if there wasn't space to get past I would have been tempted to put his engine on his lap!
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    Re: What did you see on the road today?

    How to negotiate a roundabout mzanzi style!


    https://youtu.be/gtawhWfHIl8
  9. Thread: Stedi lightbar

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    Re: Stedi lightbar

    Speaking of the OP, he never said whether he went with the Stedi light bar or whether this thread brought him to his senses!

    I see that you are currently browsing this thread so before you...
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    Re: Stedi lightbar

    bfreesani, yes we have a deal in that auxilarry lights are a more accurate term than spots, which refer to the lights legal only on emergency vehicles.

    I disagree with the second and third...
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    Re: suspension

    Refer to the Gross Combination Mass on the plate under the bonnet. I think you will find that a suspension upgrade to tow an 850kg trailer is not really necessary.
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    Re: Stedi lightbar

    I don't know about other brands but the ones I have (70w night raiders from Extreme Lights) have the E1 certification embossed on the lenses.

    To the best of my knowledge, this E certification...
  13. Thread: Stedi lightbar

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    Re: Stedi lightbar

    100% exactly right!
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    Re: Stedi lightbar

    Ah - I was wondering if you posted that and then went to make popcorn!;)
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    Re: Stedi lightbar

    The box that the spots come in says 'for off-road use only'. This would not be possible if they are wired to always come on with the main beam and plenty of people would get blinded by these...
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    Re: I need some direction....pleeeeeeeeeease!

    If the Snomaster is a cheap Chinese nockoff - I recon I got a pretty good deal, a solid, well-made product that works perfectly!
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    Re: I need some direction....pleeeeeeeeeease!

    I'm amazed at this - some people have been saying on this forum that the Snomaster is a cheap Chinese knock-off of the Engel but the Snomaster has a low-voltage cut-off.
    Surely a low-voltage...
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    Re: Stedi lightbar

    It is best to give it to an auto elecrtrician. As I understand it, the harness for the spots incorporates a fuse and a relay, this relay is connected to the high beam circuit.
    The idea is for the...
  19. Re: Mahindra scorpio pik up, new pik up wheel spacers

    Sorry to answer in English but be careful that the spacers don't cause the tyres to rub.
    With the A-line alloys, a 25mm positive offset versus a 0 offset is the difference between the tyres...
  20. Thread: Stedi lightbar

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    Re: Stedi lightbar

    That is a good point.
    Most of the time, off-road, you catch a flash of and approaching car a long time in advance.
    What I do at that point is switch off the spots, leaving the high beams on and...
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    Re: Badger semi-flex panels

    Thank you all for the suggestions.
    Will try duct tape but not optimistic because that stuff seems to be melted on.
    Q20 or any solvent based product risks damaging the panel itself because it is...
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    Re: Stedi lightbar

    True that.
    Also, the spots have to be on a separate switch to be legal, can't just come on with the high beams.
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    Re: Stedi lightbar

    Agreed!

    The legal alternatives work much better anyway
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    Re: Stedi lightbar

    I started a thread where I posted a picture of my lightbar with a cover on.

    That sparked a furious debate and Jelo ate lots of popcorn during that, I'm sure!

    I wanted more light for...
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    Re: Badger semi-flex panels

    I've seen panels blown away in the wind, I've seen someone reverse over his panels after forgetting he'd deployed them.
    It's obviously a matter of choice, but for me, the hassle of packing the...
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    Re: Badger semi-flex panels

    Sikaflex :( a across the centre from corner to corner around the edges to stop them flapping.
    You make a good point about semi-flex, if they flap in the wind on top while you are driving, the...
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    Re: Badger semi-flex panels

    Hell no!
    I suspect that you are being ironic but in case you aren't: I would have needed to be psychic to know about the protective layer (and it turns out that I am not the first, according to 4x4...
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    Re: 75mm Freeflow Exhaust

    Have you taken it for a roadworthy test yet?
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    Re: Mahindra Pikup (Scorpio) Recovery Points

    I think the rest of New Zealand would disagree with you about us taking the cup!
    See you at the final!

    And let us know how you got on with the recovery points.
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    Re: Badger semi-flex panels

    Fluffy, 100% on the first 2.
    The cracked glass effect is the pristine panel underneath showing through.

    To answer Spidergear's questions: 1) the panels are not damaged, under all of that...
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    Badger semi-flex panels

    This post is to warn anyone in the market for solar panels not to make the mistake I did.

    See alarming photo below, taken after 10 months.

    I sent the photo and receipt to 4x4 direct yesterday...
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    Re: solar panel to sell

    Ok wait!

    I sent the photo and receipt to 4x4 direct yesterday after posting the photo.

    Got a call from their Boksburg branch this morning.

    They explained that there is a protective plastic...
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    Re: Mahindra Pikup (Scorpio) Recovery Points

    Estee's advice is good re checking with the fitment guys.

    It depends whether the mounting onto the chassis is strong enough for what you want to do.

    The photo is of the Mahindra-approved bundu...
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    Re: solar panel to sell

    I bought flexible panels (badger from 4x4 direct) becuase of weight considerations. Photo below is after 1 year. Although they still work, am thinking of getting glass because there is no plastic...
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    Re: How to manage your fridge

    Best advice already described below - ice bricks and cooler boxes.
    Also, when you have AC, get the temperature down to it's lowest setting (my snowmaster goes down to -22c)
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