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    I don't think I have one. Where do u get them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by roarman75 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey Badger View Post
    So I looked and looked and looked and eventually saw why. Missing the rubber stopper/pickup thingamajigs at the end. Where would I get a bunch of these - I think I counted 4 missing (fridge and one rear drawer) but best I get 6.
    Tried Furnlock for rubber stoppers and all they wanted to do was sell me sliders. They don't have the rubber stoppers. I also quizzed them for additional keys for nose cone pressure lever locks. We only have one key and I just know it is going to "walk" one-day. Again Furnlock let themselves down saying I have to buy new locks to get the matching keys.
    Nee wat, nou moet ek 'n ander plan maak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey Badger View Post
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    Nee wat, nou moet ek 'n ander plan maak.
    Wat is die nommer op die slot? Baie moontlik dat ek kan help
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    Quote Originally Posted by hbannink View Post
    Wat is die nommer op die slot? Baie moontlik dat ek kan help
    Thanks Henk. Will bring number along today. See you at 11h00.
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    Post Fix 03- Installing Ultimate Overland's kitchen shelf canvas

    We fiddled, and fiddled and tried this and that but could not get the flip.... zipping canvas to work as we thought it should. Something was missing. And the lower shelf on the right had a piece of canvas that also looked odd (green block). One times visit to Henk and Jenny and, after they laughed pretty loudly, all sorted.

    I raised the shelf one notch. Although all the holes are pre-drilled, this was easier said than done as some bolts were behind the rear drawer sliders. Also saw that the canvas needs to rivitted in place (red circles, pic courtesy Kubu4x4) and then zips etc work. The previous owner also said they couldn't work out how it installed (yellow block). Now that I relook at various pics I see what was missed first time around. Dummy.

    Me that is, not the previous owner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey Badger View Post
    We fiddled, and fiddled and tried this and that but could not get the flip.... zipping canvas to work as we thought it should. Something was missing. And the lower shelf on the right had a piece of canvas that also looked odd (green block). One times visit to Henk and Jenny and, after they laughed pretty loudly, all sorted.

    I raised the shelf one notch. Although all the holes are pre-drilled, this was easier said than done as some bolts were behind the rear drawer sliders. Also saw that the canvas needs to rivitted in place (red circles, pic courtesy Kubu4x4) and then zips etc work. The previous owner also said they couldn't work out how it installed (yellow block). Now that I relook at various pics I see what was missed first time around. Dummy.

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    Hi guys, at what voltage will the hcdp panel cut power from the battery when running off 12v system. I presume it has a system to prevent damage to the battery.

    Then what is recommended wrt towing with water tanks. Should you always fill them 100% or can you fill them with as much as needed for a trip (a weekend trip you won't need 150l)?
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    I speak under correction on the panel, which I think is 10.5 v. What is important to know though is that should the panel shut down, you may need to switch the DC switch off and on to "kickstart" it after charge has been re-connected.

    As for the water question, travelling with less weight makes obvious sense. As far as "sloshing" is concerned, a full tank will not slosh, so the maximum slosh effect you will get is with half full tanks i.e. 75 kgs directly over the axles with very low COG on a trailer that may weigh 800kgs, I doubt you will notice this.

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    Great. Many thanks Heinz.
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    Post Fix 04 - Water tank access port leak

    Hi guys, going to need some assistance here to fix a water leak from the top access panel of one water tank (Maxi, 2 x 75L system). All nuts were pretty tight but we could see water oozing out on the one side.

    Couple of pics attached to show what I found... bolts and some washers rusted from the leak. Previous owner did say he opened tanks at one time to clean some debris/glue. You can see lower cup (through the open port ) that protrudes below body of trailer to ensure tanks empty completely.

    Quite scary how many small pieces of plastic and rust were inside tanks. That in-line mesh strainer I don't have is going in before I use tanks again.

    Henk - you mention in a post to "open and reseal the tank's lid, clean the stainless with a bit of acetone to remove all traces of oil and don't be afraid of the sika it is your friend" - where would I put Sika? Do I get rid of the rubber seal and replace with Sika? Or do I use both? Is Sikaflex 552AT the one?

    Heinz - I note the switch to Stainless Steel and better access port - saw the new ones at Ultimate Overland recently - nice. We checked our tanks for the water taste problem and traced it to a 1.5m PVC pipe the previous owner used to fill from underneath. Tossed the pipe, replaced with good old garden irrigation pipe (thanks for idea Henk) and did multiple tests and no more bad taste at all.

    Thanks for any help.
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    Honey Badger what are you referring to when you mention "switch to ss"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartman71 View Post
    Honey Badger what are you referring to when you mention "switch to ss"?
    Stainless steel - fixed post, my fault.
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    Ok got it now 👍
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    If there is no further leaks than the top panel leave well enough alone. The sealant ingressing in the lower cup is fine, it might look like cholesterol but is completely harmless.

    Clean everything well with some acetone and replace the spring washers. The spring washers and the captive nuts moulded in to the tanks are electroplated and was not intended to have contact with water. The bit of surface rust on the lid and bolts are merely stains transferred from the rivnuts and spring washers, they are high quality stainless and you can use a magnet to verify. High quality stainless is not magnetic.

    With everything (including the rubber) clean and oil free spread a generous bead of Sika on the outer edge of the tank. In theory it should not be necessary to put sealant on top of the rubber but I prefer to do so as well so put a similar bead on the underside of the stainless lid. be sure to seal around the inside of the bolt holes( see pic) to ensure that no water can get to the rivnuts and spill past the bolts. Mate the rubber seal and the lid and fit to tank.

    If your hands are not full of sika it means you are a doctor and used a pair of surgical gloves. If they are dirty or the space around the tank is full of sika use some turpentine to remove it.

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    Haha, if everything is full of sika you did it right.
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    We offer a 6 inch plastic access hatch (screw in lid) that can be fitted in place of the steel plate. To fit this you need to cut out the "moulded in" stainless steel ring all along the outer edge of the ring. You can then fit the hatch surround and glue and bolt this in place. (For the new tanks we only fit the 4 inch hatches.)

    To explain the rust on the bolts. The internal ring and rivnuts are indeed stainless steel. We provided these to the roto moulders to fit into the mould. When fitting the ring into the mould, they used ordinary washers to space the ring a few mm into the tank. While this does not look good, the rust is only on the outside, and these washers can be dug out of their position and discarded. They serve no other purpose than to hold the ring in position during he moulding process. With hindsight, we should have done this, but we did not anticipate these rusting.

    Other issues we had was that the plastic tanks shrink tremendously on cooling but the ring stays the same size and this often warped the ring and made sealing onto the ring difficult.

    Metalian has never fitted piping that is not food grade from the 30 series onwards. (around July 2011)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hbannink View Post
    Clean everything well with some acetone and replace the spring washers... spread a generous bead of Sika on the outer edge of the tank. ... put sealant on top of the rubber ... be sure to seal around the inside of the bolt holes ... Mate the rubber seal and the lid and fit to tank.
    Cool, excellent instructions, will give this a bash Henk.

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    We offer a 6 inch plastic access hatch (screw in lid) that can be fitted in place of the steel plate.
    That sounds like the way to go... but for now Sika it's going to be.

    Quote Originally Posted by Heinz Modricky View Post
    ... When fitting the ring into the mould, they used ordinary washers to space the ring a few mm into the tank. While this does not look good, the rust is only on the outside, and these washers can be dug out of their position and discarded. They serve no other purpose than to hold the ring in position during he moulding process. With hindsight, we should have done this, but we did not anticipate these rusting.
    Now that makes more sense to me. Didn't find any washers yet, just the spring washers. Discard or replace (Henk's earlier post suggests replace)

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    Metalian has never fitted piping that is not food grade from the 30 series onwards. (around July 2011)
    Correct. Previous owner had hardware-store-special PVC pipe (pic) installed. I took a shortcut and filled tanks through it resulting in yucky water. All fixed now. Extra piping I need for in-line strainer install will be Helisteel food grade pipe from Hose Centre in Edenvale. Looks exactly like the piping we have in our Maxi. (http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...postcount=2097.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey Badger View Post
    Correct. Previous owner had hardware-store-special PVC pipe (pic) installed. I took a shortcut and filled tanks through it resulting in yucky water. All fixed now. Extra piping I need for in-line strainer install will be Helisteel food grade pipe from Hose Centre in Edenvale. Looks exactly like the piping we have in our Maxi. (http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...postcount=2097.)
    The pipe is neatly done but don't you run the risk of a stone puncturing the soft pipe while travelling and potentially loosing most of your water. Would it not be better to store the soft pipe in the trailer and only attach it when needed?

    Well that's what I do. I have a spare piece of pipe with a tap on the end of it so that I can attach it to the bottom of the tank if the pump in the trailer stops working or I need a lot of water that does not need to go through my kitchen's tap filter.
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