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    Re: How old is your mobile fridge?

    Waeco 50. 20 years old. Still good.
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    Re: Air compressor power

    You omitted to mention the RPM, bore and stroke.....
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    Re: Stealers!! Why??

    They managed to diagnose a battery, glow plugs and glow plug relay problem on a warm diesel that cut out while running and cranks endlessly? These are a bunch of sharks. They probably knew the...
  4. Re: Stainless steel braai grids - do's and dont's

    There are different grades of stainless steel. Anything under 316 will eventually corrode, albeit slowly. My 316 grid is 24 years old and left outside in the braai after use. It is never cleaned. It...
  5. Re: Moremi, Savuti and Linyanti in a 2019 Jimny (May/ June 2020)

    Where do you plan on sleeping? The entire area has Elephant, Hippo, Lion and Hyena that visit your campsite at night. The weight of the supplies you'll be carrying depends on the duration of the...
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    Re: Stealers!! Why??

    Happens plenty. One major spares retailer delivers parts to the stealers by motorcycle. All OEM parts are made by the same company. In SA the same batch is packed into branded and other brand box.
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    Re: No Start with Quick Start

    Quickstart should never be used with a diesel. It's intended to be ignited by a spark plug. Diesel ignites due to vaporisation in the hot temperature of the compressed air in the cylinder. The reason...
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    Re: Stealers!! Why??

    As I have said before. No OEM makes all their own parts. They're imported and the same batch is put in different boxes. Original box for the stealers and another box for the trade.
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    Re: Show your grid/rooster

    304 Stainless will corrode. My 316 stainless is 24 years old this year and still in use. Never cleaned except by burning it clean. Just chucked into a black bin bag when camping to stop it dirtying...
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    Re: Do I need to book?

    Don't even think of camping in Luderitz. You might find your tent in the Congo the way the wind blows. The world wind surfing speed record was set there.

    Swakop - Sophia Dale. Just arrive.
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    Re: Windhoek accommodation

    Arrebusch. Not far from the centre but secluded and private. Next to Eros airport. Best buffet breakfast anywhere.
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    Re: Cooking batteries

    a battery can develop an internal short at any time. Within 5 minutes of purchase or many years later. The most likely time is much later. Just accept it, replace it and move on.
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    Re: Code 10 vs code 8 vehicle

    Remember that you cannot drive a Ford F250 with a B or EB licence. What you know as a code 8, as it weighs more than 3500 kg.
  14. Re: Why dont we see super capacitors to power stuff ?

    What a lot of people don't know is that Lithium is highly flammable when exposed to the atmosphere. Anyone remember the kid who stole some lithium from the science lab at school and put it in his...
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    Re: Understanding a BMS

    A Battery Monitoring System does not charge batteries. It only monitors their condition and state of charge, hence the thin wires. There's a lot of circuitry missing from your drawing and also a lot...
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    Re: High lift Jack

    Ensure the extension has play on the foot of the jack. Then this won't happen.
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    Re: High lift Jack

    I bought a hi lift jack 20 years ago and have never used it for recovery overlanding except to practice with. But here are some hints.

    1. Keep dust and dirt out of the mechanism, otherwise it...
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    Re: Wheel Alignment Issues?

    When last was the fitment centre's wheel alignment machinery calibrated? I had the same done on my JMC in Bloem in 2014 (Alignment settings are for a 2001 Isuzu KB) and the one front tyre was visibly...
  19. Re: Global NCAP zero stars for the 2019 Nissan NP300 Hardbody

    Thinking of putting a sign on my Landy Series 2A -


    WARNING!

    YOU are my crumple zone
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    Unless you wear glasses like I do. I've seen the trauma caused by a combination of an airbag and glasses. In the only collision I have ever had (Hit hard from behind while stopped and pushed into the...
  21. Re: Global NCAP zero stars for the 2019 Nissan NP300 Hardbody

    Airbags are not going to help if you hit a Kudu at speed. Seen plenty of those vehicles in this area. The Kudu tends to end up inside the vehicle with the occupants. One occupant usually impaled by...
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    Re: Swb land rover series 2/3

    I know of one. PM me.
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    Re: What camera to take on trip

    If you can use those Canon EOS features and have another longer lens, I would opt for one of them.
  24. Re: Global NCAP zero stars for the 2019 Nissan NP300 Hardbody

    Some of us don't want some of the safety features in working vehicles. I would have had both the Isuzu Frontier 4x4 and JMC 4x4 written off had they had air bags. I hit a small buck at 110km'h on a...
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    Re: What camera to take on trip

    Depends what you plan on photographing.
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    Re: Wheel hub lockers

    That's the norm here. Even members that have no idea of a subject are willing to answer and even tell those who have been in an industry for years that they are wrong.
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    Re: Some advice for chobe and Moremi please.

    You can definitely do what you asked. But would you want to? Linyanti - Savuti is a days hard 4x4 low range drive all on it's own as are parts of the rest. You need more rest than time on the road.
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    Re: 12v Sparks flying!!

    Just wrap it in insulation tape.
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    Re: Isuzu Frontier front axles/bearings

    I had the same diagnosis when my wife took it to someone to check the play in the steering. He diagnosed wheel bearings. When he took out a hammer and chisel from his toolbox, my wife knew he didn't...
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    Re: Decent accomodation near etosha gates

    I mentioned Mokuti Lodge right outside Namutoni Gate on the left. Cost around R800 PPPD. for s 3 - 5 star lodge. Less than half the price for a chalet at Etosh and a bit more than the camping cost at...
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    Re: Adventure bikes in BNP

    Thanks Johan. But I have yet to encounter gravel in the BNP's. Only thick sand, black cotton soil and mud so far.
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    Re: How to know when the power is back?

    This was your question:-



    You did not state the generator was supplying the room you were in.[/COLOR]
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    Re: How to know when the power is back?

    Leave your light on in the room where you are. Immediate notice and can't be damaged by surges.
  34. Re: Etosha July 2020:- Eat Sleep Drive Repeat

    10 Days in Etosha or 10 days for the entire trip from Cape Town?

    It will take you about 2 (At a push) or 3 days to reach Etosha by tar from Cape Town to Namutoni Gate. You will be shattered by...
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    Re: Botswana travel

    Just checked your route again. Some of those roads require slow low range and 50 km can take you 4 hours. Botswana is also not suitable for driving at night due to the number of animals on the roads....
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