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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    Was see toe gewees.

    Lucky Bay, Kalbarri, Western Australia.

    Even saw a South African caravan.


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    Re: Post a Photo of your Camping Setup

    Tried a new spot last weekend 500km down south in Western Australia.
    Situated in the Karri Forrest.

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    There is a...
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    Re: Topargee bluetooth water meter

    I dont have one of those.

    My comment is purely based with regards to the bluetooth.

    As stated before, the bluetooth novelty is going to bug you in the end.

    Rather opt for a digital LCD...
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    Re: Will I enjoy it/is it worth it

    Rent first.....!!!

    Many people see other people enjoying their caravans, then go out and buy a brand new one only to sell it again months later not enjoying it at all.
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    Re: The big, busy campsites, I get it now

    Ballance....

    Dont stop doing the quiet bush camps. Just do less of them.

    Sure, the kids love the activities offered at the big busy places, but there is a LOT of good family bonding to be had...
  6. Re: Elektrisiteit en kampplek. Hoeveel is genoeg.

    I have only seen a couple of photos of your spot Reenen.

    To me, it sure does look like a place where the type of camping to be done there does not require power.

    However, how about only having...
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    Re: TV in caravan

    You should be able to get a 12v TV in ZA also. They usually have an external transformer like a laptop. Most also have a built in DVD drive (probably obsolete these days)

    You can then mount the tv...
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    He he .... I can see why you would say that.
    Here is another angle. We arrived in the dark of night. Picked the first spot we could find.

    Had to max out the jockey wheel in order to get the nose...
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    Took our caravan for its first semi offroad trip on Friday.
    Thanks to all the advice from Heinz at Metalian, we opted for a single solid axle instead of independent suspension.
    Cant wait to try it...
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    Caravan Towing Dynamics

    I found this article. My head struggles with some of the descriptions, but the parts I do somewhat understand seems helpful.

    Ties in of some of the things Heinz has mentioned in the past.

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    Your Lockdown Projects

    We did not really have a full lock down like you guys, but we are not allowed to venture out of our postcode areas. So no camping or weekend drives.

    Bought an old Fronius Tig welder on Gumtree for...
  12. Re: How much could I deflate 225/55 R19 tyres (Kgalagadi)

    Hi Civic
    My advice would be to get a set of wheels with rims on Gumtree to suit your car which has some tread left and has a higher side wall profile. Take a spare with as well as a repair kit for...
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    Re: Antique piano restoration

    Hi 4e
    Mu mom use to restore antique furniture as a hobby. She did a couple of piano/organs too. The type where you had to pump with your foot to keep the air flowing.

    I remember the following...
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    Re: Caravan Movers

    The best of the movers attach to you main wheels of the caravan. The ones which is basically a jockey wheel is ok if on level terrain, but they lose traction when doing inclines.

    I built a mover...
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    Re: Birds of Australia

    Join up to take part

    https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2019/10/the-annual-aussie-backyard-bird-count-is-almost-here/
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    Re: Ideas for a hoist

    Owner of a farm we went 4x4’ng had a single pole planted into ground. Small lattice girder which is welded to a slightly biger nominal bore pipe so the whole lattice can swing out of the way.
    2...
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    Re: Look what I found

    Both of the pictures you see from the outside were taken in China. If you look at the building on the first pic on the far left, you will make out the building name. I cant tell you what the building...
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    Re: Look what I found

    That is all just bling bling they add to lure the people towards the current trend.

    Everyone wants 32” muddies on their caravans with black rims and everyone wants independent suspension also.
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    Look what I found

    Was paging through Alibaba and then came upon this. Chinese manufacturer making what seems to be direct copy.
    $6k

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    Re: Snomaster fridge and solar

    2.5 to 3 amps per hour is pretty much the average for most fridges. (while running)



    Ignore the start up draw of up to 7 amps. More importantly is the compressor will only run when the temp...
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    Re: Frozen Snoek - What to do?

    Makes one miss the days long gone of R2-50 for a snoek on the jetty.
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    Re: Frozen Snoek - What to do?

    I loved reading this thread.

    Brings back waaaaay too many memories.

    Out of interest, what would a snoek cost now days on the slipway? And how much in the shop?
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    Re: Independent trailer suspension DIY question

    Ah, just like when you go over a speed bump. Better to take it at a slight angle than straight ahead..?
    My ute has pretty hard leafs at the rear to compensate for the load of items in the back and...
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    Re: CTek D to DC charger

    Thanks, I will have a look at the website and try ringing him rather.
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    Re: CTek D to DC charger

    I do believe you did the right thing.

    For the price of the C-Tek (in Souf Effrika) it is hugely overpriced and do NOT do what it is advertising and supposed to do 100%.

    I am yet to hear anyone...
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    CTek D to DC charger

    Which learned me a bit of an expensive lesson.
    My cranking battery has seen better days. Started to really struggle a bit in the colder mornings, but I figuired I will just replace it a bit later...
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    Re: CTek D to DC charger

    Which then begs the question, why would an Swede made C-tek be more expensive in ZA than AU?

    But ja, I understand now what you now mean by ‘Australian Product’.

    I have emailed WRND to see if...
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    Re: CTek D to DC charger

    Both have the ability for the user to set what chemistry their batteries are. I cant afford lithium batteries, so will stick with AGM for now until the price per AH comes down a bit more on the...
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    Re: CTek D to DC charger

    At this point either Redarc or Baintech
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    Re: CTek D to DC charger

    Strange you should say that. Pricing seemed a bit high to me.
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    Re: CTek D to DC charger

    WRND

    I would love to know if any of the WRND developers are on this forum??
  32. Re: Kampeerplek op Riviersonderend

    Wowee Reenen. Ek ken jou nie, maar ek volg so paar threads hier op die forum. Hierdie een is een van hulle....

    Jy het werklik ietsie spesiaals daar beet.
    Soos hulle hier in Kangarooville se...
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    Re: Air locker compressor died

    What brand of compressor was it? Also ARB?
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    Re: Ontwerp van rocksliders/sidestep

    I bought a pipe bender from a bloke who made a couple of rock sliders for himself and his mates.
    He made them heavy duty where they bolt to the chassis as this was also the place where the highlift...
  35. Re: Camper Trailer of the Year 2018 in Australia: Metalian Maxi

    WOW !!! That is a HUGE achievement Heinz. Well done mate....

    That price bracket is a tough one and the Ozzies are pretty set in their ways and dont like change. Innovation usually comes second to...
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