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    Re: first confirmed corona cases, travel ban in effect.

    Plaas toe getrek, en werkers verbied om enige kuier gaste te kry.:)
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    Re: Dometic CF80 used permanently as a freezer

    It may run continuously when using as freezer, and may not reach -18 deg if that is required, in higher ambient temps. Thus it might not be as efficient as a normal freezer.
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    Re: Which charging source is better

    110 watt solar will give you 110/18x6 Ah max (36 Ah) , alternator will give more than that in 1 hour. Better to start with fully charged battery when arrived at the camp site else the solar may...
  4. Re: Adjustable air helper kits / Air springs advice please.

    My tyre monitor can take 6 sensors, 2 of them sits on that valves of the airbags.
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    Re: Which charging source is better

    Meaning alternator or solar? Use both. When driving charge from the alternator, just disconnect when stationery and connect the solar.

    You can use DC to DC charger that does both, or just get a...
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    Re: Noisy Cooper ST Maxx on Patrol

    My first set of BFG were KMs, thought its requirement to have KM (muds) for farm and overlanding, not that noisy bit still. After that I only bought KOs (AT), and they do excellent without that...
  7. Re: Not in Africa, however a report on our Australia trip.

    Nice. Any issues with the temporary import of the vehicle, or procedure?
  8. Re: 2020 Defender Namibia, koakoland, Van Zyls Pass driving impressions

    Not LR fan, due to two that I had many years back, but these luxury ones is maybe one of the best drive one can get on a gravel roads. I will stop here.>:D
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    Re: Engines have come a long way!

    Oil changes was much shorter intervals than today. Maybe too many skipped oil changes. ;D
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    Re: Engines have come a long way!

    Yes the older engines rarely made 100k miles, but was cheap and easy to repair. But I would also not drive some of the manufactures of today more than 100k km >:D
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    Re: Small fridge on timer?

    No, its on normal use.

    I bought one of those 3 point plug mechanical timers. Must now just get the timing more or less right.
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    Re: Toyota Hilux - Manual or Automatic

    Off road I meant 'off the road':) where you need to control the power to the wheels. Most places one go an auto is fine, and probably more comfortable, especially if you are used to an auto.
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    Small fridge on timer?

    I got an old Dometic 16 cdf fridge, 12V only, decided to run non stop, its a freezer now:mad:. I tried to have it repaired, the first place told me they're not able to get parts, the second place...
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    Re: Fire fighter build fred

    As said the higher the pressure the better for grass, and goes much further,quicker and more efficient.

    One lodge owner here built a 3000l truck fire fighter himself, with very high pressure...
  15. Thread: Diff issue.

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    Re: Diff issue.

    I have the Portuguese SC, 2016 model. The front diff casing was replaced, but only after I did some inquiry, still under guarantee. Some agents were not even aware of that. I guess if you did not...
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    Re: Solar panels for trailer

    With the ice maker maybe not. Depends how many ice you need. But looks like you need that 400 watt:), but then you need min 25 Amp controller.
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    Re: Solar panels for trailer

    400 watt is maybe an oversupply or what is running from it? The Victron controller must be connected directly to the batteries.
    If there is no dc to dc charger to charge the batteries from the...
  18. Re: what tyres are being used and recommended on North western Namibia bad gravel ro

    I have no experience with Nankangs, Hangkooks etc under the cruisers as I changed to BFG only after testing all brand on the farm vehicle. Mileage min 80 k km under die cruisers, and 140 k km under a...
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    Re: Engel 40 as freezer at home

    Yes, enels dont have the best isolation. From setting 2 above it struggles to keep the temperature when outside temperature is rising. But is still quit efficient on power.

    According to engel at...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 4.2 1HZ Double cab speed uphill?

    Well done!. Every time I hear a 1Hz, I am wondering If I should have stayed with an 1Hz:).
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    Re: Land Cruiser 4.2 1HZ Double cab speed uphill?

    Thought so. :)
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    Re: Land Cruiser 4.2 1HZ Double cab speed uphill?

    According the TSA website the rear and front overhang on the 79 is less than the 76, and have better approach angles. :confused:
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    Re: Toyota Hilux - Manual or Automatic

    Been owning some auto 4x4 and manuals, I still prefer manual for off road situations, but in low range the auto is quit comparable. In high range its difficult to control torque to the wheels. As a...
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    Re: Smart battery Charger - Charging advice.

    Yes, charger 5a x 24h = 120 Ah, 90 NL Fridge , Leds, pump in my caravan ~ 55Ah .
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    Re: first confirmed corona cases, travel ban in effect.

    Flights between SA and Nam are not effected. Today's Republikein.
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    Re: first confirmed corona cases, travel ban in effect.

    Yes trading continuing. The only issue is whether the factories will be able to continue producing, which will be by then a world wide issue. And is cheaper to be on holiday here.:) And if...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 4.2 1HZ Double cab speed uphill?

    Yes, I also had looked at alternative ways of carrying 2 sparewheels, and eventually fitted a rear bumper carrier. I even calculated the lift effect of the front wheels to see how it will be...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 4.2 1HZ Double cab speed uphill?

    I asked the local Toy agent about that at that time, but they were unaware of that?! But what they told me is you can get a heavier set from them. So I end up buying Outback Armour springs.
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    Re: Land Cruiser 4.2 1HZ Double cab speed uphill?

    ;D Have you tried it. >:D
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    Re: Land Cruiser 4.2 1HZ Double cab speed uphill?

    Correct same engine but different emission control. The 200 engine can use 500 ppm diesel but not the 79 series:(

    Anyway if you remove the filter/catalyst what ever the 79 series has once...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 4.2 1HZ Double cab speed uphill?

    Yes, Governments, lodges etc only use 1Hz
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    Re: Minimum energy requirements for engel

    It was 3 x 50 panels hinges together. Extra panels that I had from borehole installation. Those days you needed a bank loan to buy the panels:). Sold it with the vehicle. The controller was a ctek...
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    Re: Minimum energy requirements for engel

    I could run in Desember in the Koakoveld a 80l engel of a 90Ah battery and 150 watt panels. Engel set at -5 deg.
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    Re: Land Cruiser 4.2 1HZ Double cab speed uphill?

    With the DC all the load in the load bin is behind the wheels therefor it sagging quit a bit with any load. You can either use a aftermarket springs if there is a permanent load like canopy and...
  35. Thread: a "New" FJ40

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    Re: a "New" FJ40

    I see the suspension was changed, the original suspension was extremely harsh.:)
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