Search:

Type: Posts; User: Ama-newbie; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 23 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.07 seconds.

  1. Replies
    67
    Views
    3,857

    Re: Portable Lithium Box

    615571

    Leon, as promised, a pic of my setup, going the "DB board" route as opposed to a box. Yes, it is less portable, but seeing as I may only be camping 3-4 times per year, it is "reasonably...
  2. Replies
    67
    Views
    3,857

    Re: Portable Lithium Box

    Mine draws about the same (from the manual), which is why I have it on a separate 50A circuit... And I run it off my aux battery
  3. Replies
    67
    Views
    3,857

    Re: Portable Lithium Box

    Great - thanks, Leon. I'm rushing off now, but will take and post some pics later this afternoon, or some time tomorrow.
  4. Replies
    67
    Views
    3,857

    Re: Portable Lithium Box

    Damn, Leon - why didn't you start this thread about 6 months ago when I was starting my build! :) Not to take anything away from offline valuable advice I received from people like Fluffy.

    I also...
  5. Replies
    5
    Views
    356

    Re: Name this jet please

    I think you may be right about it being the mustang - 3 windows...
  6. Replies
    5
    Views
    356

    Re: Name this jet please

    I would go with Cessna Citation M2
  7. Replies
    103
    Views
    6,403

    Re: What's your Biggest pet peeve?

    Fortunately for me, my wheelbarrow Service Centre is very close to my MTB Service shop...

    (private joke, only Fluffy will get it...)
  8. Replies
    63
    Views
    8,292

    Re: Recovery boards from China

    So, just some feedback. On the recent Klein Pella trip I did manage to get myself bogged in soft, deep sand at the top of a dune that I had just managed to negotiate. Rookie mistake in that all...
  9. Replies
    3
    Views
    293

    Re: Ranger towbar with removable towball

    Maybe try Seikel. They did mine on the Amarok for a reasonable price. While I was there a guy came in with a Hilux; in other words I think they do more than just VW...
  10. Re: Wood in Hartbeespoort - Don't Buy Next to the Road

    Is this also suitable for braai-ing? The blurb (Big flame...) seems to indicate only suitable for fireplaces?
  11. Re: Wood in Hartbeespoort - Don't Buy Next to the Road

    This was exactly how I fell into the trap of buying 10 bags (which I still have in my carport). Had I known the story, I wouldn't have touched the wood, but at R10 per bag it seemed a bargain....
  12. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,126

    Re: Amarok recall

    Sorry, Tyron, I also went in due to the recall and was told it was purely an anti-theft device (lock nut similar to those on the wheels). Due to my non-standard (according to VW) rims, they could not...
  13. Replies
    34
    Views
    1,524

    Re: Klein Pella - Easter 2021

    As someone whose preference is not "to do a trail for doing a trail's sake", the trip from Riemvasmaak to Klein Pella was most definitely the highlight for me personally!!! Although I also enjoyed...
  14. Re: Braai wood - where and what do you buy Pretoria area

    I was lambasted for doing just that :) Apparently that wood is not responsibly sourced, nor is it properly dry...

    I haven't used any of the 10 bags I bought, so I can't testify to the dryness....
  15. Re: Braai wood - where and what do you buy Pretoria area

    Those are great prices. I paid I think R40 or R50 per bag for "Namibian hardwood" for the KP trip from a nursery close to where I live in Fourways. Which is why I bought wood at Harties for R10 per...
  16. Re: May 2021 Traction Challenge V.2 Brekkie Run with a Twist.

    Much better chance of me making it - even if just to spectate... ;D
  17. Re: May 2021 Traction Challenge V.2 Brekkie Run with a Twist.

    Yes. I can testify to that...
  18. Re: May 2021 Traction Challenge V.2 Brekkie Run with a Twist.

    Thanks, Andrew, but I'm a 50/50.

    It's my son's birthday that day and we have a few "family issues" (not with him!) at the moment. But if I CAN make it I will, although quite possibly with street...
  19. Re: We need to define what exactly “camping” is.

    Valid points... It's still just in the "thought phase" at this time. And it would only be for the first trip, unless I find another experienced group of forum members to tag along with.

    Setting...
  20. Re: We need to define what exactly “camping” is.

    This might be an interesting discussion. Due to my inexperience, I'm contemplating that my first proper touring experience to say Botswana might be done with one of those companies that setup up camp...
  21. Re: We need to define what exactly “camping” is.

    Because they usually are just canvas chalets; well, in most cases. And it detracts from the experience of setting up your own camp.

    Also, they are, like chalets/rondawels, usually set apart from...
  22. Re: We need to define what exactly “camping” is.

    For me, camping is taking your own shelter with you and setting it up. Could be a caravan, off-road trailer, tent or under the stars. Campsite could be a resort, bushcamp, or out in the wild.
    ...
  23. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,606

    Re: Aluminium Canopy decisions

    I'll add my vote for the Bushtech, am very happy with mine; however I can't speak for any other manufacturer. Lots of little extras, like a channel down either side on the inside of the canopy onto...
  24. Re: Is a portable braai a necessity when overlanding.

    I have one of those folding braai grids with the clip-on feet. I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but are they any good, or a PITA?
    ...
  25. Replies
    15
    Views
    663

    Re: Roof Tents & Amarok's

    I have a Bushtech canopy, and was advised I could put 400kg (spread load) on the canopy roof. Of course that is ludicrous, but nice to know the canopy can take that weight. I'm not sure about the...
  26. Replies
    15
    Views
    663

    Re: Roof Tents & Amarok's

    <thumbs up icon> :)
  27. Replies
    15
    Views
    663

    Re: Roof Tents & Amarok's

    If you see the link I posted, they recommend only 66kg in off-road conditions. So I think 100kg is static load...???

    Which is one of the reasons I have put my solar panels over the cab - the...
  28. Replies
    15
    Views
    663

    Re: Roof Tents & Amarok's

    Hi

    I found this:

    Maximum permissible load is 100kg (220lbs) for two crossbars including the weight of the crossbars, 5kg (11lbs). When crossbars are to be used in off-road conditions, please...
  29. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,925

    Re: When do you call a kebab a sosatie?

    Well, kinda but not quite.. :)
  30. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,925

    Re: When do you call a kebab a sosatie?

    Kebab when I'm talking English, sosatie as ek Afrikaans praat..
  31. Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    Reckon that's one category in which I'd score in the top 5 ;D
  32. Replies
    51
    Views
    5,473

    Re: Mustek LifePO4 battery

    And this makes these even more attractive, if one wants to go 200Ah or more:



    2500 cycles at 100 % discharge
    4000 cycles at 80 % discharge



    And this gizmo might be of interest :...
  33. Replies
    51
    Views
    5,473

    Re: Mustek LifePO4 battery

    True! Maybe I should just use the Blue Nova for loadshedding "entertainment" duty. It's unlikely that I will get to the 3,000 cycles as advertised even with loadshedding and camping! And because it's...
  34. Replies
    51
    Views
    5,473

    Re: Mustek LifePO4 battery

    Have only used it a few times (about 5), but very happy so far. Fridge is a NL 60 litre, and I think averages about 2A-4A, 5A peak. Solar panels are mounted on the roof of my cab (i.e. sub-optimal...
  35. Replies
    51
    Views
    5,473

    Re: Mustek LifePO4 battery

    Could you not connect in series (up to 4, apparently) and go either 24V or 48V, and still get more power out of them?

    I just want to run a TV, streaming device, Rain router and maybe a laptop...
Results 1 to 35 of 785
Page 1 of 23 1 2 3 4