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    Re: Used trailer choices around R100K

    Caravan places had a lot of stock up to the lifting province to province restriction. It looks like quite a bit of the stock is sold. Prices at dealers were good and you get proper warranty for 3 to...
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    I managed to do most of the installations on the van. Xplorer is half loaded. The first stop SWAMBO's sister and after that towards West. Do we have a plan? What is a plan? Bookings - not one.
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    Re: Brad Harrison installation

    I had it installed couple years back at 4x4 Megaworls at Strijdom Park. From the highway turn on R512 towards Randburg. On right hand side. I think it is the first robot. I was there today. They will...
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    Re: Jurgens Xplorer Fan Club

    We took the van for a test trip. Good thing we did. Only about 23 km on sand but several items did get loose. Looks like everything has to be triple bolted down... with XT120 I had no issues.
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    Re: Ewiks movers remote cable question.

    Previous owner installed aircon into the front box. I would not do such thing but it is there. There is one benefit. There is exactly right size gap between the aircon and side wall for the...
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    Re: What's this vehicle?

    Generally these "older" Chinese copies are not copies of American or German. They are copies of Russian copies of American or German original. Americans sent a lot of stuff to Soviet Union during...
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    Re: DC-DC Charger Comparison

    I go for brands. I used to buy the same brand jeans as one of the richest family in the country. RT from Mr. Price. ;D I just buy brands that give value :cool:

    I had Ctek in XT120 (installed by...
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    Re: DC-DC Charger Comparison

    This is explained in the manual. I bought and installed the unit during the week. I did not make the provision for car battery charging. On limited trials works 100% from the car and 2 x 80W solar....
  9. Thread: Wifi in trailer

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    Re: Wifi in trailer

    I carry Huawei router. I have one spare. Upto now I have had Cell C 12 months data card for it. We have some Vodacom data and can easily load MTN data on the road. I do need to get 12 V power cord....
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    Re: Grand Cherokee WJ towing 1.6 tn off roader

    We loaded the van nearly fully kitted. Some food and clothes missing but we had every piece of the tent to sort out the poles etc. Test drive to cottage. Just over 100 km including about 11 km on...
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    I assume it doesn't really count but we took our newly bought Xplorer for a test drive to our cottage. Place is next door Dinokeng (Post #4936) but we have more to see ;D Cannot have a long trip...
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    Re: Jurgens Xplorer Fan Club

    We installed Ewiks mover. I made short paper on it. Apparently this model Xplorer is a problem case. There are 3 different kits for Xplorer. Installation took time but was OK.
  13. Thread: Retirement trip

    by Jouko
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    Re: Retirement trip

    Why to wait until retirement? Priority should be to plan the life so that work (if required to pay the bills) can be done when travelling :cool:

    Why to plan? We should be on the road but new van...
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    Re: Jurgens Xplorer Fan Club

    We have to strap down some odds and ends on the floor and on the bed. This includes chairs, tables, two hard solar panels. There are some ring bolts on the floor but not enough. I was recommended...
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    Re: Jurgens Xplorer Fan Club

    We will use the clamps SWAMBO bought but will use the method to fix Paul#25 has used. Step son will do the welding part.

    We did the "heavy lifting" today. Ewiks mower installation. Apparently my...
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    Re: Jurgens Xplorer Fan Club

    I saw earlier posting. I am sure it was yours. I had the clamps made for my XT120 but just now I cannot get to the factory. Steel place said they cannot bend but told SWAMBO to go to this plumbing...
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    Re: Jurgens Xplorer Fan Club

    When looking for Xprorer we saw several vans where 110 mm pipe fixed to the back had either completely lost or partially so. In all cases clamp holding the pipe had broken.

    Has anybody used these...
  18. Thread: Trailer Adverts

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    Re: Trailer Adverts

    We went 6 dealers and I looked at online also. There was plenty stock. On line prices were not better. I found it easier to go and see. Same conclusion when I bought the trailer few year back. We...
  19. Re: Xplorer/Xcell - Planne om gewig te verminder.

    Kyle mentioned that there is somebody in your part of the world having the same van and installers do not want to do the job. I doubt that it was you.

    The plan was to install the unit this weekend...
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    Re: 7 pin trailer socket - tip

    I bought mine from AutoZone. Very similar is on their site:
    https://autozone.co.za/autokraft%207%20pin%20female%20trailer%20plug-elp.ts7

    under different name. This looks also stronger that that...
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    Re: 7 pin trailer socket - tip

    Hope the images help. If more info required let me know. Those bar codes could be by Autozone.
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    7 pin trailer socket - tip

    Practically every shop is selling 7 pin sockets for the cars with absolutely totally useless cover design. That cover/lid breaks off and then the trailer plug falls off... AutoZone is selling proper...
  23. Thread: Retirement trip

    by Jouko
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    Re: Retirement trip

    Don't want to copy the full text.

    I agree. I just have seen problems with people planning their retirement but not actually planning. "We buy property on coast..." or what ever. If a person has...
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    Re: Retirement trip

    Many do so. I run a small business with world wide customer base. Rare but it happens: Two/three e mails and invoice R100 000.00 on software sale. I do not want to miss such :D

    The point is: Do...
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    Re: Retirement trip

    When travelling there is the cost issue. When calculating many tend to make a mistake or two:
    - Food is not an additional cost/travelling cost. We all have to eat also at home.
    - There are savings:...
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    Re: Retirement trip

    We have traveled with a van and what ever local, we were 4 years overseas and visited 20 countries and many repeats during that time in addition take some 16 years overseas travels from SA. During...
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    Re: NL DC-DC is actually a Benton.

    Swedish consumer protection agency found out years back that the same fridge was sold under 17 different brands. They took action on a bases that the consumers are "stupid and taken for a ride" as...
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    Re: Jurgens Xplorer Fan Club

    I did get my 2009 single door last week. Busy starting to kit it up. I would like to know which parts cause problems. I know of:
    - Doors coming off. In this van every hinge has one through bolt and...
  29. Re: Xplorer/Xcell - Planne om gewig te verminder.

    There are 3 chassis on Explorer = 3 installation kits. Ewiks will answer very quick - their support seems to be very good. Do it your self package is currently a bit over R12 k delivered. I get my...
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    Re: Xplorer towing and mover

    2009 model I need help on Ewiks. I do not weld. Those "protection" pipes have to be cut and very cleverly cut pieces used after welding. Ewiks phoned me and warned that this model is tricky to...
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    Re: Gas leak detector

    Nose :D There is very small change not to notice a gas leak when person is not sleeping. For the night close gas bottles if worried.
  32. Re: Xplorer/Xcell - Planne om gewig te verminder.

    21 kg on over 1000 kg van will not make a difference. Washing the van after muddy road is more.

    We just got our 2009 one door model. We travel light since 20 years. Shower tent = no use, rally...
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    Re: Xplorer towing and mover

    Did get the Xplorer today. It was delayed. When the inside province camping was allowed many people wanted to get their newly bought van for the long weekend. We were not in a hurry so we stepped...
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    Re: Grand Cherokee WJ towing 1.6 tn off roader

    I did get the Xplorer today. No load excluding tents the vehicle back dropped a bit too much for my liking. I am going to put air helpers.

    Towing Xplorer was better than unloaded X120. X120 is...
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    Re: VERY VERY Disappointed in GARMIN !!!!

    I have few years old top range Garmin in a car for Southern Africa driving. If it breaks I buy an other. Add to that paper map, Garmin map on laptop for route planning, 3 phones and one pad with HERE...
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