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    Re: Trail Grading - Worth another look?

    Not an expert but from a 4x2er with diffy lock point of view.. If it counts[emoji23].

    Grade 1...smooth dirt road with a 2mm pebble, no inclines greater than 10 degree, citi golf travelable with...
  2. Defender Re: Kitted out Defender vs towing a kitted trailer

    Not an expert but a dad. Kids sleeping in tent and mom and dad in the RTT is a big NO NO to me, especially in areas with wild life. Selling a trailer that is set up to a smaller trailer with half the...
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    Re: Best pegs for West Coast soft sand

    Fill sand bag and tie closed. Dig hole for sand bag. Use guy rope end to tie onto sand bag, bury sand bag. If you don't know how to tie a release knot, then stab a L shape or normal tent peg behind...
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    Re: Margate Hotel Stay Over

    Heck, never knew it was still in operation. Went there as kid.
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    Re: Increased consumption

    Not an expert but glow plugs don't effect fuel consumption, just their to aid a quick start in cold conditions. Maybe get computer reset.
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    Re: Height indicating "antenna"

    Actually, this is the best most economical advice given... Just a hint, when you see a storm, remove long antenna.
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    Re: Best pegs for West Coast soft sand

    I'm going to weld my L type pegs to the back of a piece of angle iron to give more resistance in sandy and soft almost muddy type soil.
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    Re: Motorised jockey wheel for boat trailer

    Just fit a tow hitch to front of vehicle.
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    Re: Best pegs for West Coast soft sand

    Wrt using a rubber mallet vs steel hammer. I found the rubber mallet bent my tent pegs in hard ground where as the steel hammer sunk those pegs beautifully into hard ground.

    The Danforth looking...
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    Re: Height indicating "antenna"

    Save the beer money, get the wife to sit on the RTT. When a low branch is coming, she will squeal.... Depending how much you love her, you can always accelerate and leave her hanging[emoji23]
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    Re: Height indicating "antenna"

    Get fancy, mount a bar horizontal extending 500mm off RTT frame towards front of vehicle. Mount a solid tube on a pivot arm that operates a microswitch underneath. Wire switch with 12v to light in...
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    Re: Waeco special on takealot

    What is the current draw on that unit.
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    Re: Best pegs for West Coast soft sand

    Tony, Paul just wants to hold his tent down, not tie up and gag his missus [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]

    Here is an interesting sand peg. ...
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    Re: Best pegs for West Coast soft sand

    Take a plank about 300mm long by 50mm wide by 10mm thick. Tie guy rope around middle of plank. Dig hole into sand, bury tied plank so that flat surface is pulling towards tent ie becomes an anchor.
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    Re: Secondhand Bakkie advise needed

    To the OP. Do you have R300k cash up front or will you be paying the vehicle off. If you have cash up front, then why not buy an old Isuzu 280D, strip and rebuild it, recon motor etc etc. Once done,...
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    Re: Secondhand Bakkie advise needed

    Don't the Mahindra have gear box problems.
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    Re: 2.8 Isuzu service and inspections

    Yeshttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210222/ecfb8177bf1f156933c8f6b39f172f2c.jpg
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    Re: 2.8 Isuzu service and inspections

    Take diesel pump and injectors in for a service.

    Front and rear suspensions ie ball joints, rubbers etc.

    Replace all rubber fuel hoses by tank and in engine bay.

    Replace all shocks and...
  19. Re: Protecting your vehicle from catching alight while travelling through grass

    Silly idea but drop your exhaust down a bit so that there is a lot of gap between exhaust and body/chassis. Not an expert but imho exhaust pipes mounted close to the body provide spaces for grass...
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    Re: SOS if going Remote in Botswana

    Won't hiring a satellite phone work out cheaper.
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    Re: 280 DT Wheel bearings - 1999

    Best advice is remove the outer and inner bearings, take to agents or bearing man and get replacements. Nothing more frustrating then starting a job only to find bakkie bearings purchased are for...
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    Re: Slide on canopies

    I have seen two slide on Campers. One camper slides into back of bakkie and if owner wants to go site seeing, they drop down the sturdy jacks, jack camper off bakkie and utilise bakkie. It's...
  23. Thread: Snomaster

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    Re: Snomaster

    Clever[emoji23][emoji23]
  24. Re: New fuel and engine misfire. Possibility or coincidence?

    Did you not put wrong fuel into tank ie petrol into diesel or visa versa[emoji16][emoji16]or garage fuel is dirty or has water in it.
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    Re: Home Solar/Victron install - DIY bit by bit

    I hope your qualified sparky can give you a COC for that work.
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    Re: Home Solar/Victron install - DIY bit by bit

    On your old panel with terminal pict... Why so many terminals and who do those wires from the terminals feed.
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    Re: Good Eating, Port Elizabeth

    Kfc
    MacDonalds
    Fishaways
    Nandos
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  28. Thread: Snomaster

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    Re: Snomaster

    Agree being a bigger compressor it will cool faster, but guessing uses more battery current..
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    Re: Snomaster

    Does that mean it draws more current to run?
  30. Re: National Luna 60L dual compartment Protector Jacket

    Why buy then sell it, rather use it. Don't they sell for over R1200
  31. Re: defender puma - guess the noise and win a 6 pack of beer(turn the vol up)

    Steering box or idler arm
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    Re: What Camping Shower

    Take a cleaned 20lt oil drum, boil water in it over fire. Take another cleaned 20ltr oil drum with a tap and rose connected underneath. Top of open drum fix a thick piece of wire used to hang up in...
  33. Re: defender puma - guess the noise and win a 6 pack of beer(turn the vol up)

    Maybe steering tube damper in steering colum that has worn out ie metal to metal.
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    Re: Rockslider damaged - help please.

    Why not toss those steps and get a proper set of rock sliders made up to look eacat like those steps.. Win win
  35. Defender Re: Vents on bonnet to cool down under bonnet temperature

    OK apologies, this discusses inter cooler scoops but is still applicable. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210209/96b12cf4c1041b34a030f42f7ca8e8c2.jpg
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