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    Quote Originally Posted by eloffmare View Post
    BruceH, so whats happened to the Bush Lapa Boskriek?
    sorry, just a canopy...Boskriek will be collected in Jan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceHun View Post
    sorry, just a canopy...Boskriek will be collected in Jan.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shippy View Post
    Right so as usual, one email, one phone call and by the end of the day I have the waybill - another pump on the way to me over night delivery. Thanks once again to Heinz, Gareth and his team for their willing assistance and superb service!
    Pump arrived first thing yesterday morning, less then 24 hours from my call to Metalian. Last night I am installing, and because it is the same pump I should technically have no problems, all holes are the same etc... I take my time, sipping on an ice cold beer, working in my trailer - as one does. Everything works like it should and before the second cold one I am out and ready to try the pump. Eventually the missus gets home and the games begin. still in her work clothes I have her stationed at the tap and the switch. We do a couple of trial/practice runs and agree on the code should a disaster happen, what to switch off when and in what order.
    All ready - we switch on and the pump runs, and runs, and runs and no water? I thought they were self priming? So eventually I start taking off hoses and sucking the water through - first on the incoming side. Loads of water. nothing coming out of the pump, so I disconnect at the filter - which I was hoping to avoid because that is where we had all the problems - never the less - with touch of a brick layer I get the pipe out and can now stand next to the trailer - relief on cramping muscles. So "pump on!" and I suck - nothing. Try again. I now know what it must be like to be water boarded like in the movies. I must have breathed in about 5 litres of bloody water! so we let the pump run for a bit, switch off, reconnect and now fellow metalianers we are in super business, water from the tap! pumps runs on its own, when tap is open and off as soon as you close.

    Many thanks to Gareth and Heinz for being so helpful and punctual! Brilliant.
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    Ok so maiden voyage to Mountain Zebra National Park. It was 38 degs when we arrived and the trailer was very hot. The water had a plastic taste but I had flushed the tanks a week ago and used small dose of miltons. Could the excessive heat cause the plastic taste?

    I used bottled water from Pure Vida and piped it in with a short clear pipe that one would use in a water feature. See pic. Could this pipe have caused the plastic taste??
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    The pump is a diaphragm type and therefor is self priming to a few meters height at least, so in the position so close to the water source (tanks), it should have no problem pulling the water through. The filter however should be after the pump so that the pump pushes the water through the filter rather than pulling this through. (I'm not sure is you have a strainer fitted before the pump - we never used to fit these, but now do so on installations, and helps prevent the problem described below.)

    If you run the pump without the inlet connected to a supply, and place your finger over the pump inlet, you should feel a suction on the inlet. If not (and the pump is running), the common problem is a minute piece of dirt, grass, etc.. trapped in the diaphragm.

    It is an easy clean by unscrewing the 4 bolts and exposing the diaphragm. Look closely because you will be surprised at how insignificant a piece can sabotage the pump.

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    Hi Heinz

    No problem with pressure. Water is flowing well. I don't have a filter after the pump. Would a filter help with the plastic taste?

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    There appears to be a filter on the pump. Do you install extra filters?

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    Exclamation PVC pipe bad juju for water tanks

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    DO NOT use that PVC pipe !!!!
    That is exactly the same pipe we had on our Maxi and it was the cause of the bad, plastic taste (it was installed by previous owner, not Heinz and co). I filled tanks once using it and yuck. Removed it and replaced with black, garden irrigation pipe so I could fill from inlet port underneath trailer and all solved. (see post #2112)

    I only have mesh strainer before pump and no other filters so not convinced extra filters necessary. We camped recently with temps 41C and although water was warmish from tanks at end of trip, it had no bad taste. If in doubt, fill pipe with water and leave in sun 30mins then drink it. You will have your answer. In fact I did this with the hosepipe we use to fill tanks, it gives no taste to water.
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    Tks Honey Badger. I hope that's the solution..
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    Maxi all packed and ready to leave at the crack of dawn tomorrow morning on it's first fairly long trip. This this truly is a monster - fully packed for a family of four (2 teenage girls < nuff said!) and there's room to spare! :O


    Itinerary as follows: Camdeboo Nat. Park; Kouga Wilderness Bush Camp; Baviaans - Uitspan; Baviaans - Rooihoek; Family Farm outside Grahamstown!


    Just on 3000 km's round trip - can't wait to stretch it's legs!
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    Drive safely and enjoy the trip
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    Default Leaning towards the Maxi...

    So, after starting a thread about Echo trailers.....

    .... I have become hooked on this.....

    and it seems that Swambo also is rather impressed....

    BUT, without a TTT!

    So, who is in the Eastern Cape, with a Maxi, for us to have a look at?

    Thanks in advance,

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    Hi Ian

    I'm based in East London if you want to come check it out sometime.
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    A couple of pics with and one without the tailgate patio with our HM classic TTT. Warm day at Mountain Zebra after a very cold night.
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    We're in the same boat. Also undertaking 1st long trip starting tomorrow. We go Rooiputs, mata mata, ai-ais, sousiesvlei, swakopmund, etosha (all 3 camps), rundu, katima, ihaha, elephant sands and home. Should get a good idea of what all it can and can't do. Not worries though if I am honest, nice piece of kit and I think I am ready.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartman71 View Post
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    Looking good Ross, fantastic looking trailer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartman71 View Post
    Hi Heinz

    No problem with pressure. Water is flowing well. I don't have a filter after the pump. Would a filter help with the plastic taste?

    Tks
    The filter on the pump is called the strainer and is just a stainless steel wire gauze that catches any small bits. We do also fit what is called a taste and odour filter made from charcoaled coconut shells. They're cheap at about R100 from most water purification shops.

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    So weight at towball was about 100kg which I think is a bit heavy. No matter what I moved it didn't help much. Would having the spare wheel bracket fitted and moving the spare to the rear help with the towball weight?
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