Recent content by mike morrison

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    Full Size Overlanding In Namibia/Botswana?

    The track of a full size rig is the major problem. Most of the “roads“ are 2 spoor ( tracks) created by Land cruiser, Landies etc which would necessitate a full size vehicle riding with one side in the track and the other uphill in the bush - not impossible but making it an unpleasant journey
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    Around Africa in a Shorty - Now includes Australia in an older Shorty

    Great pics - Namibia gets under ones skin. We leave for Damaraland and Kaokoland in 2 weeks time - can’t wait
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    40 Guy builds a 100 Series

    Any reason you didn’t make the front face of the fridge drawer the same height as the left drawer so they match?
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    Best warm weather desert tent?

    We have an OzTent RV5 and have used it in both Namibia and Botswana. Daytime temperatures were in the low 40 deg C and not much lower at night. We also slept through a sand storm in the Namib desert. I cannot recommend it highly enough for desert conditions. It is made from a ripstop polycotton...
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    2020 Defender Spy Shots....

    I think the interior is a work of art with more than a nod to both the Defender & early Disco
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    Let's talk frying pans

    This is what we use - brilliant quality, easy stack ability and can be used on gas, electric and the fire http://smartspace-cookware.com/
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    Around Africa in a Shorty - Now includes Australia in an older Shorty

    Check out 4x4community.co.za - lots of info re Southern Africa travel
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    Camp Cover Ammo Boxes

    In South Africa most of the camping/4x4 suppliers offer the same wolf boxes but with their own branding on them.
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    New to me G550

    Check out Front Runner for roof rack and ladder https://www.frontrunneroutfitters.com and Entdecker G wagon for other cool ideas for a G https://www.mercedes-g-entdecker.com
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    WATER JERRY CAN WITH TAP - BY FRONT RUNNER

    Front runner can - no leaks from the tap but did have to file top of the filler smooth so the cap would seat properly to eliminate that leak.
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    DC-DC battery charger under hood?

    We have a Cetek 250 dual mounted in the engine compartment and on our Botswana trip external temperatures reached 42 deg C and the charger was fine even though the specs state a max operating temperature of 50 deg C. Another option is the Projecta IDC25 Projecta.com.au that is designed for...
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    Post up your drawer/storage system

    Laser Punch and Bend in Port Elizabeth South Africa - unfortunately other side of pond from you - but any engineering works with a CNC press brake and punch should be able to provide
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    Post up your drawer/storage system

    Already had the fridge and wanted the lid to open fully, so drawer unit had to go next to fridge not underneath. Designed the drawer unit out of 2mm aluminium plate with 40kg medium duty full extention drawer glides, had the parts laser punched and bent and then assembled with 4mm rivets. I was...
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    Securing fridge to flat pull out

    How about an eyebolt attached to the pullout with a T-nut and a turnbuckle between the handle and the eyebolt
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    I want a 270...Alu-Cab or Ezi Awn?

    I looked at both and have recently bought the Eezi-Awn Bat 270 The Alu-Cab is 2.6m vs 2.3 for the Eezi-Awn which would make it too long for our vehicle The Alu-Cab weighs almost double of the Eezi-Awn and as we have the awning fixed to the side of a roof rack I was worried about the bending...
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