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    Made a bracket to fit a light winch on the towbar. 500kg only, and will do double, with a snatchblock.
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    Sometimes its all you need to get you out of trouble. You guys are welcome to copy. I made the plate the same width as the winch. The hole for the towball is slightly bigger than 50mm. If i remember correctly. The slot was 35 mm wide. The plate length will be determined by the length of the crank handle+ 150mm. Holes for the winch can also differ between makes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieterk View Post
    Made a bracket to fit a light winch on the towbar. 500kg only, and will do double, with a snatchblock.
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    Sometimes its all you need to get you out of trouble.
    Very cool, are these available for purchase?

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    Quote Originally Posted by d7e7r7 View Post
    Very cool, are these available for purchase?
    Roadque sells the manual winches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alberto View Post
    nou in die righters veld was, toe haal ek die pomp uit en daar val alles uitmekaar en toe prop ek dit maar alles so terug ook en maak plan vandag daai pompe pomp gou gou, kan nie verstaan dat mense klein pompe koop nie .bly ek kon help.
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    Bought two of those olive green small and cheap volcano pumps.
    Carry two, if I am in a rush, I use them together and they are probably just as quick as the big pumps.
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    This is the first time I am posting on this thread, as I look at all the good ideas with wonder.

    However I made the decision long ago to use ONLY stainless-steel screws etc on my gear. This kills rust which ALWAYS comes out after a holiday.
    My tip therefore is 'Replace with stainless when possible'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d7e7r7 View Post
    Very cool, are these available for purchase?
    Very easy to make yourself. 6mm plate. 3 holes for winch and the big hole with slot for tow ball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieterk View Post
    Very easy to make yourself. 6mm plate. 3 holes for winch and the big hole with slot for tow ball.
    Everything's easy if you have the equipment and know-how hey...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick View Post
    This is the first time I am posting on this thread, as I look at all the good ideas with wonder.

    However I made the decision long ago to use ONLY stainless-steel screws etc on my gear. This kills rust which ALWAYS comes out after a holiday.
    My tip therefore is 'Replace with stainless when possible'.
    Just watch out for galvanic corrosion.

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    Yes. No signs after many years of Galvanic corrosion where I have used stainless, but looking out for it anyway. Thanks for a valuable, and to-the-point rider. Mick
    Last edited by Mick; 2020/03/18 at 08:04 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    OK, here is my DIY double battery project. The existing one is a NL portapac. I used Anderson plugs from the 2nd battery to plug into the NL box. The theory being that I have a degree of protection from the circuitry. It can be now used both off and on the vehicle.

    Pic 1 shows how I can use both battery's in the house to run an inverter off the grey Anderson plug

    Pic 2 shows how I can link both batteries and still receive charge from the alternator via the red input plug on the portapac

    other pics just show wiring. There is a battery monitor on the NL box and a dual one in the vehicle. A single one on the separate box.

    I can also when camping disconnect the 2nd(3rd) battery to use in camp or tent.

    Quite chuffed with my little project
    @Stranger - where did you buy the battery box for the 2nd battery, not the NL box? TIA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieterk View Post
    Made a bracket to fit a light winch on the towbar. 500kg only, and will do double, with a snatchblock.
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    Sometimes its all you need to get you out of trouble.
    Dis nou n bakgat idee.....kan ons dit maar 'copy'? Dis seker nie geregistreerde patent of hoe? Wil net een vir myself hę. Ek ry al jare so 'n los winch met n staalkabel soos daardie, saam; sogenaamde 'comealong' maar hierdie sal beter werk.....solank jy agtertoe kan trek en iets het om aan vas te maak. Ek ry ook 'n ysterpaal van so 1,2m lengte en 'n groot hamer saam vir sulke gebeurlikhede en ingeval daar nie n boom of ander voertuig is nie. Gelukkig nog nooit nodig gekry nie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johannvisser View Post
    Brilliant!
    Great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick View Post
    Yes. No signs after many years of Galvanic corrosion where I have used stainless, but looking out for it anyway. Thanks for a valuable, and to-the-point rider. Mick
    SS is used extensively in the food industry. It creates its own problems. The biggest problem with stainless is when you tighten it properly, it tends to start seizing up. This is much worse if the nut is also SS. When you need to take it out it seizes solid. You then have to turn it right off, drill it and hope there is enough meat left to re-tap. A drop of nickle-antiseize at installation normally solves that. Coppa-slip also works but not as well. Problem with that, it affects the torque applied. Do not use SS on critical bolts and especially not on bolts that need to be torqued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieterk View Post
    Made a bracket to fit a light winch on the towbar. 500kg only, and will do double, with a snatchblock.
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    Sometimes its all you need to get you out of trouble.
    gonna steal that idea, have one of those in the workshop that I was wondering what to do with
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieter de Waal View Post
    SS is used extensively in the food industry. It creates its own problems. The biggest problem with stainless is when you tighten it properly, it tends to start seizing up. This is much worse if the nut is also SS. When you need to take it out it seizes solid. You then have to turn it right off, drill it and hope there is enough meat left to re-tap. A drop of nickle-antiseize at installation normally solves that. Coppa-slip also works but not as well. Problem with that, it affects the torque applied. Do not use SS on critical bolts and especially not on bolts that need to be torqued.
    Look up “Galling” for some info on various steel bolts and nuts.

    Solved a lot of headaches with this.
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    IF I am concerned with taking the stainless screw or bolt out again, (& IF I remember to apply an anti-sieze compound) I use to a squirt of Tectyl 506 (an old rustproofing trick - more about rustproofing later) to make it take-out-able after a time.
    I have also found that the blue-lined self-locking stainless nuts work well.
    I seldom have faced these issues though, and for purposes of this site, I stick to my original comment : 'Replace with stainless when possible'.
    Last edited by Mick; 2020/03/24 at 05:31 PM.
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