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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip du Plooy 1205 View Post
    Ek dink Dudley hou nog te lekker vakansie ��
    Ja en nee Phillip! Het nie kans gekry om te kom kyk wat aangaan nie.
    Lizette, dis 'n vreemde patent daai! Dit is een van daai rakstelsels wat winkels gebruik om goed aan op te hang. Eintlik 'n vertikale panel met rye gaatjies waar hulle sulke lang stafies aan inhaak om pakkies skroewe of wat ookal aan op te hang. Hoop jy verstaan wat ek bedoel. Die ding het 'n raam reg rondom en is van staal gemaak.
    Het die ding by Builders Warehouse agter in die stoor sien sien staan en 'n ou omgepraat om dit aan my as skrot te verkoop. R50,00. Ek moes hom so bietjie korter en nouer maak en weer verf. Met swaardiens "slides" hom op aluminium "hoekyster" gemonteer wat aan die vloer van die sleepwa vasgeskroef is. Toe die ding met mat uitgevoer. Die ding werk nogal baie goed.
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    Dankie vir die terug voering Dudley.

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    Het uiteindelik na vele uitstel gou die awning in die parkie gaan opslaan. Die wind het nogal gewaai oor die vlaktes, wat goed was want dit gee mens in 'n mate 'n idee van wat in swak toestande kan gebeur. 'n Paar dinge is wel duidelik:
    1. Die awning het vir seker ondersteuning in die middel nodig. Selfs aan die bakkie het dit bars gegaan om hom lekker stygespan te kry;
    2. Die sand in die parkie, ten spite van 'n teenwoordigheid van gras, het my getoon dat groot ankers nodig is. Kleineres het eenvoudig uitgetrek en kon ons nie die guy ropes regtig behoorlik styftrek nie;
    3. Dat dit 'n lekker skadukol sal gee is vir seker.


    Ek sal 'n paal moet maak a la karavane se rally canopies van die sleepwa na die middelste paal van die awning. Maklik genoeg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dudley View Post
    Het uiteindelik na vele uitstel gou die awning in die parkie gaan opslaan. Die wind het nogal gewaai oor die vlaktes, wat goed was want dit gee mens in 'n mate 'n idee van wat in swak toestande kan gebeur. 'n Paar dinge is wel duidelik:
    1. Die awning het vir seker ondersteuning in die middel nodig. Selfs aan die bakkie het dit bars gegaan om hom lekker stygespan te kry;
    2. Die sand in die parkie, ten spite van 'n teenwoordigheid van gras, het my getoon dat groot ankers nodig is. Kleineres het eenvoudig uitgetrek en kon ons nie die guy ropes regtig behoorlik styftrek nie;
    3. Dat dit 'n lekker skadukol sal gee is vir seker.


    Ek sal 'n paal moet maak a la karavane se rally canopies van die sleepwa na die middelste paal van die awning. Maklik genoeg.
    Like hoe die gas bottel support...
    Lyk vinnig en maklik en wat mens soek. Keep it simple.

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    Hehehe.......! Ja man, die verdomde ankertjies het heeltyd uitgetrek. Dis 'n vol gasbottel wat toe nogal die job doen!
    Is nogal heel vining om die ding op te slaan. Het klaar my idee vir ondersteuning uitgewerk en sal oor die naweek gou 'n plan maak.
    Ek wil ook kyk of ek nie die guy ropes wat by die sleepwa is kan uitskakel nie. Hulle het baie potensiaal om in die pad te wees, veral die een aan die kant wat op die foto is. Die aluminium strokie oor die boks op die modderskerm is waar 'n raam vir die opwasbak/droograk vasknip.
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    To the guys putting slides in these trailers, how are you mounting them to the floor of the trailer?

    The skin seems a bit thin to simply bolt the slide to the floor and take the full weight of the fridge when extended.

    Indeed, if you are putting full sliders in for ammo boxes and other stuff, are you building frames inside the trailer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonB View Post
    To the guys putting slides in these trailers, how are you mounting them to the floor of the trailer?

    The skin seems a bit thin to simply bolt the slide to the floor and take the full weight of the fridge when extended.

    Indeed, if you are putting full sliders in for ammo boxes and other stuff, are you building frames inside the trailer?
    Simon, my Challenger Bundu Basher came with the fridge slide factory mounted to the floor. I have done 2 Kgalagadi trips already with fridge fully loaded with no issues.

    Similarly, in the back of the trailer, I have a 25mm alu square tubing frame which house 2 slides on which ammo boxes, 2plate stover & oven, porta potti, gazebo etc are stored, and the alu frame is also just mounted to the floor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonB View Post
    To the guys putting slides in these trailers, how are you mounting them to the floor of the trailer?

    The skin seems a bit thin to simply bolt the slide to the floor and take the full weight of the fridge when extended.

    Indeed, if you are putting full sliders in for ammo boxes and other stuff, are you building frames inside the trailer?
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    SimonB, I've used aluminium angle for the drawer rails.
    On the trailer bed, I drilled the holes thru the support channels under the trailer. So the bolt is not on the plate alone but thru the channel also.
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    I ordered my 310 today. Now the wait and planning starts
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonB View Post
    I ordered my 310 today. Now the wait and planning starts
    Enjoy playing. Always such a good feeling when you sit at a camp spot and you "rigged"

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    Dudley. On a previous post you showed the electrics in your "new" nose cone. It looks like you have mounted all the electrics to a panel which in turn is mounted to the back of the nose cone. Is that correct? I'm seeking ideas to mount all the electrics to the back of the nosecone but to minimize drilling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonB View Post
    Dudley. On a previous post you showed the electrics in your "new" nose cone. It looks like you have mounted all the electrics to a panel which in turn is mounted to the back of the nose cone. Is that correct? I'm seeking ideas to mount all the electrics to the back of the nosecone but to minimize drilling.

    I'm also busy redoing the electrics on my trailer. I'm mounting everything to the back of a piece of aluminium checkered plate.

    I'm using the original holes on the back of the nosecone that holds the nosecone to the trailer body for the top mounting holes, I replaced the original bolts with a bit longer ones and fasten the nosecone to the body as per usual and then a second nut to hold the aluminium plate to the nosecone. I then drilled two holes lower down to hold the bottom of the aluminium plate to the nosecone. The bottom holes I only drill through the nosecone and not through the front side of the trailer body and give it a nice chamfer. I then use countersunk screws with a nut on the inside between the back wall of the nosecone and the checkered plate. So the aluminium checkered plate is about 7 to 8mm away from the back wall of the nosecone.

    All the components I'm adding will be mounted on M4 countersunk screws that protrude from the back of the aluminium plate (the side facing the back of the nosecone). The screws also have lock nuts first to fasten the screws to the aluminium plate then the component is bolted down with a second nut so that I don't have to remove the plate should I need to remove one of the components and should help with heat dissipation from the charger and the inverter.

    Hope it makes sense

    It's not prepared to pose for pictures as yet I should be (must be) finished by Monday next week.
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    Thanks Flagster. Sounds good. And how are you securing the battery?

    Pictures would be great. I've got time still
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    I've installed a small DB for the electrics and a Benton BX2 to charge the battery.
    The power (12v) from the battery comes back into the DB and is connected (separately from the 220V) to the 12V switch.
    So I can turn off all the stuff that run of the battery, including the water pump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonB View Post
    Thanks Flagster. Sounds good. And how are you securing the battery?

    Pictures would be great. I've got time still
    I have two 100AH batteries, each of them is about 330mm long. The mounting points for the nosecone to the A-frame is about 680mm apart and about 100mm from the back of the nosecone, perfect! so I'll put the batteries next to each other against the back of the nosecone ontop of a piece of plywood. The plywood will have a angle iron tray for the batteries to sit in and the bolts that holds the nosecone to the A-frame will be replaced with those "hook bolts"(??). The new bolts will hold down the batteries and hold the plywood in place.

    That should do the trick.

    Again, this should all be done by Monday...hopefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flagster View Post



    Again, this should all be done by Monday...hopefully.

    Looking forward to it...
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    Simon, what is the update on your trailer? Regarding drilling, you will to dril at least 5/6 holes. 4 for the DB board mounting and 1/2 for the wires. I build my own DB box and works well. Its only for 220. The 12v is still a project on its own.

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    Phillip

    I only got notification today that it was ready for collection. But I'm in Wilderness until next Monday. Poor timing I know.
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    Simon, pm me an email address and I'll send you a picture of the layout of my nosecone if you are interested.

    I'm a bit embarrassed to post it here. I did above but then I took it off again.

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