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by Peter Connan
09 Dec 2018 19:32
Forum: 24. Trip Reports
Topic: Metsimohlabe River Run 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Metsimohlabe River Run 2018

Now that looks like great fun Craig!

Thanks for sharing.
by Peter Connan
09 Dec 2018 06:00
Forum: 19. Overlanding/Camping Equipment
Topic: Camping power requirements
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: Camping power requirements

Thanks David and Barry David, yes, this is for parking the trailer up for an extended period, but the fridge in the trailer will be the high-use one. There will eventually be a second fridge in the car, which will be used as the deep freeze and opened only once a day. Barry, many solar panels come w...
by Peter Connan
08 Dec 2018 14:02
Forum: 15. Other Patrol Stuff
Topic: how much does your Patrol weigh?
Replies: 35
Views: 5435

Re: how much does your Patrol weigh?

Tijmen had his GQ on a weigh bridge the other day. Roof rack with spare wheel, RTT and shower enclosure, and presumably his fridge and drawer system installed, winch, 1/2 a bull bar on the front and bash plates but with standard rear bumper and tinfoil side steps, as well as 1/4 tank diesel and driv...
by Peter Connan
08 Dec 2018 12:27
Forum: 19. Overlanding/Camping Equipment
Topic: Camping power requirements
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: Camping power requirements

And here is the spreadsheet, if anybody wants to have their own fiddle:
Camping Solar.xlsx
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by Peter Connan
08 Dec 2018 12:26
Forum: 19. Overlanding/Camping Equipment
Topic: Camping power requirements
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: Camping power requirements

The reason I started doing calculations at all was because of a conversation with a friend about solar panels, and the ensuing desire to figure out how much solar panel one actually needs. This is is thus an attempt to determine how much solar capacity I would need to be able to park my trailer effe...
by Peter Connan
08 Dec 2018 12:01
Forum: 19. Overlanding/Camping Equipment
Topic: Camping power requirements
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: Camping power requirements

Here is a screenshot of the fridge power calculations: FridgePowerUsage.JPG As you can see, opening the fridge makes a huge difference to how much power one needs. It makes far more difference than increasing the temperature differential. This goes a long way toward proving that the best way to cons...
by Peter Connan
08 Dec 2018 11:58
Forum: 19. Overlanding/Camping Equipment
Topic: Camping power requirements
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Camping power requirements

I have now been camping for several years. And a common feature of most trips is that the electricity runs out at some point in time. And I suspect I am not alone in this... This has at long last driven me to the point of mathematics. This is always a bad sign, but bear with me. I guess the most imp...
by Peter Connan
05 Dec 2018 10:34
Forum: 24. Trip Reports
Topic: Botswana 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Botswana 2019

Nee wat. Een van ons pelle is tot daar deur met 'n karavaan.
by Peter Connan
04 Dec 2018 17:57
Forum: 24. Trip Reports
Topic: Botswana 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Botswana 2019

Lyk na 'n baie lekker trip Carel, julle moet dit baie geniet!
by Peter Connan
26 Nov 2018 17:36
Forum: 21. DIY Projects
Topic: Roof rack question
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Roof rack question

I suspect they are not interchangeable. Thus, for a front runner rack, contact front runner etc.

Alternatively, any decent fabricator would be able to make up a set to match a particular rack, but where to find one in your area is a different question...

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