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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    I am in same boat, did not know thats the price [emoji15]

    I think I am going to see my local canvas company, they have made some impressive things in the past.

    A while back I was there and they...
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    Congrats John! Enjoy and happy travels.
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    Re: Bush Lapa : experience HIS beauty @

    Snow on the Swartberg Pass 4 Octoberhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211008/6a6204b3b0302c234ed5cd8b5efb8702.jpg
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    Re: Bush Lapa : experience HIS beauty @

    Oppi dam, Oudshoornhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211008/3cb6565901c309e37561db03997b7178.jpg
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    Re: Bush Lapa : experience HIS beauty @

    Buffelsbaaihttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211008/63e93daf624452deec5f8c0e15dd49f2.jpg
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    Re: Automatic gearboxes and towing heavy loads

    The Toyota engineers actually tell you (In the Hilux Manual) that when towing you should use S4. I think if you tow 3.5 tons as allowed by Toyota (but not legal in SA on a Hilux) one should stick to...
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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    Hallo Henk,

    Hier het BL myne gesit, op die voorkant van mudguard onder die bed.

    Cheers
  8. Re: How to protect your trailer from stone damage?

    I have tried the horizontal canvas between vehicle and caravan... what a schlep! Then made some oversize mudflaps on removable brackets for the Fortuner. That, combined with full front covers for the...
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    Re: Electronics 101 on a trailer

    I can offer only one bit of advice... loose the soundbar... it will provide you with more problems that will NOT be electronics related.

    Plus what Fluffy & Half-Pint said....

    Grumbles
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    Re: 15 inch Tyres needed for my bakkie

    I have 3 x Goodyear Wranglers for you, only done 3500km.

    265/75/R15

    Only problem is they are in PE.

    R2000 for all 3... they need to go.

    Send me a PM if you want to chat about them.
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    Re: Standard 16"rims offset

    hahaha
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    Re: Standard 16"rims offset

    Ekt nie n idee wat dit beteken nie…
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    Re: Standard 16"rims offset

    Why do you want to add spacers?
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    Re: Standard 16"rims offset

    Land Cruiser Troopy… not Trophy Truck is what Finn is talking about.
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    Re: Standard 16"rims offset

    He is actually lengthening the axle to get the track same as front. Then he is adding overfenders to cover the tyres as its illegal in Oz to have them stick out.

    Thats how I have it.
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    Re: Seperate Battery Supply

    That is a very nice upgrade. I have their MK1 box and use it now in the house for a 12V lights load shedding solution (say that 10x fast ;D)

    Tim If you want a complete separate system that is very...
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    Re: Fridge wiring - What mm cable?

    So reading the OP's very first question (2013), he mentions "do not ground the negative terminal on the vehicle chassis"

    Trying to learn why not, as on a Hilux (and probably other vehicles) the...
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    Re: Miskruier or BorderX Extreme?

    Personally, if I had a 12-year son, I would be cracking a cold one as soon as we stop and watch him pitch the van (any van)... he must earn his holiday somehow!

    You need a 3 sleeper, I do not see...
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    Re: Bedrogsfontein to Zuurberg pass

    Nice, is that a trailer with boat behind your Landy? Can't make out.

    Reason I ask is we want to camp there next to the Sundays at the start, then take the Lapa over the top to the dam. Not sure if...
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    Re: Conqueror UEV25

    Dankie, ja en jy kan die BMV netwerk met die ander Victron eenhede sodat hulle met mekaar praat en die batterye mooi beheer en wys. Dis hoe myne in die karavaan is. Natuurlik ook as die een breek...
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    Re: Conqueror UEV25

    Julle manne het mooi karavane.

    Net n vraag, hoekom die NL 40-40 vervang met twee Victrons? Iets fout met die NL?

    Ek gebruik Victron in my karavaan (alles) maar het die NL 25 in hulle groen boks...
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    Re: Flying

    Some mornings are just better than others when looking out the office window... :cool:

    and... NO... that aircraft is not on fire... just normal for the Antonov AN-12 "Turbo Diesel" ;D
  23. Re: Kaokoland, Damaraland and their Riverbeds - Mini Trip Report

    Thanks for the report Searcher, great pics... man this post with the riverbed photos is what keeps me awake at night!! We wanted to go 2019, 2020 and this year... but ja, those plans came and went....
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    Re: Flat water hose

    Thanks just ordered two from your site, to replace my heavy, bulky 30m hose and reel.

    Will see how it holds up.

    Grumbles
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    Re: Off Road Driving Tips

    I think the best thing is to have a two-way radio. Driver only has to listen, no replies so hands on steering. These licence free radios are cheap these days and available everywhere.
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    Re: Off Road Driving Tips

    On my very first outing in my Tuna in 2013, went up a very steep loose rocky mountain road on my Uncle's farm high in the Stormberg mountains... First attempt failed as the more I spun the more right...
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    Sticky: Re: Baviaans Kloof and Kouga Route Road Conditions

    Thanks, ja I was thinking of the Osseberg Trail that follows the Grootrivier and ends close to Kudu Kaya. (Magenta on my pic)

    Grumbles
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    Sticky: Re: Baviaans Kloof and Kouga Route Road Conditions

    Thanks, which of the routes did you take in the pic below?

    We want to do that route at some point.

    Cheers
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    Sticky: Re: Baviaans Kloof and Kouga Route Road Conditions

    Do you have some pics to share?

    I was under the impression the Osseberg Trail via Grootrivier was closed?

    Thanks,

    Grumbles
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    Re: December 2021 Eastern Cape Road Trip Advice

    Yes if you are spending two nights there, then you can do a day trip into and back through the Eastern gate, maybe as far as Smitskraal for lunch, then back.

    Other option is one night Patensie...
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    Re: December 2021 Eastern Cape Road Trip Advice

    Option 2... nothing dodgy about winding Eastern Cape highlands roads with a 4x4 and a Bushlapa... in fact we CHOOSE those kind of roads / routes to make a trip more interesting.

    If you have more...
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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    That's no good! Will have to inspect mine and make a plan to strengthen it.
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    Re: New 150 Kw Hilux 2,8.......Impressions

    I love mine, Raider Auto DC. Great power delivery, and really tows my caravan well (1.7 tons). The closest I can compare it to was towing the same van with a Merc X-class (140kw / 450nm 7 speed...
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    Re: Bedrogsfontein to Zuurberg pass

    Sounds like a leke little trip…

    Where does one sleep over at the dam?

    Grumbles
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    Re: Conqueror Commander suspension issues

    Maybe the coils are "moeg" ???

    Other thing is tyre pressure on soft sidewalled tyres, I had the issue on my van (Not a Commander) but I had to pump the tyres to 2.8 when loaded, Goodyear Wranglers...
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