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by brianc
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Availability of 'Connect it' fittings
Replies: 12
Views: 484

Re: Availability of 'Connect it' fittings

I found that 4x4Direct were the only supplier who also stocked the correct wall thickness of Al square tube to fit the connect-it fittings.
Service from Boksburg branch to Ladybrand excellent.
by brianc
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: HELP IDENTIFY THE CAUSE
Replies: 12
Views: 1175

Re: HELP IDENTIFY THE CAUSE

Check that it's not deposit from your battery. There is normally a breather pipe on the battery which allows the battery to vent low down. Maybe this vent pipe is missing.
by brianc
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Aftermarket rear view/reverse cameras
Replies: 9
Views: 1885

Re: Aftermarket rear view/reverse cameras

Try Top CCTV - http://www.topcctv.co.za/catalog/rear-v ... ra-systems" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I have bought from them and satisfied with their products.
by brianc
Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Carbon Canister
Replies: 11
Views: 875

Re: Carbon Canister

The breather on my second tank is connected into the filler neck so it remains a closed system.
by brianc
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Carbon Canister
Replies: 11
Views: 875

Re: Carbon Canister

I copied this from a previous post on the Hilux Forum - FYI Subject: HILUX PETROL BREATHER OPERATION "Operation The evaporative emission control system prevents the release of unburned hydrocarbons from the liquid gasoline vapor into the atmosphere. Evaporative fuel vapor from the tank is routed to ...
by brianc
Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Tyrewatch TPMS Internal Sensors
Replies: 0
Views: 377

Tyrewatch TPMS Internal Sensors

I have been having a look for TPMS System with internal sensors. TYrewatch are sold by Errol's Tyres.
I notice that they are also sold in the UK & Australia.

Does anyone have experience of these or is there a better option in terms of make of TPMS ?

Feedback would be appreciated.
by brianc
Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Please sign this Petition
Replies: 38
Views: 2053

Re: Please sign this Petition

We get LM Radio on 104FM here in Ladybrand, broadcasting from Maseru.
If travelling on the R26 between Ficksburg & Hobhouse or N8 up to Tweespruit depending on weather conditions reception is good.
by brianc
Sat May 07, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: IFS door open light fault
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: IFS door open light fault

Stupid question has it ever worked ?
I have a 2002 IFS Raider 4x4 and I have no door open light on the instrument cluster, only the interior light above the rear view mirror.
by brianc
Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Rear Drums
Replies: 34
Views: 2201

Re: Rear Drums

Slag off the adjuster and then use 2 M8 bolts about 80mm long in the holes provided on the drum and turn the bolts that it move the drum away. Had a problem with one drum and the 2x 8mm bolts did the job. Also learnt that the adjusters work the same on both sides and not opposite as with some other...
by brianc
Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: LM Radio Petition - Please Sign!
Replies: 22
Views: 1230

Re: LM Radio Petition - Please Sign!

We are 20km by road and quite hilly from Maseru.
We can normally get reception just past Tweespruit on the N8 and close to Ficksburg and Wepener on the R26.
What a pleasure.
by brianc
Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: LM Radio Petition - Please Sign!
Replies: 22
Views: 1230

Re: LM Radio Petition - Please Sign!

We get LM radio on 104 FM in Ladybrand broadcast from Maseru. There is fair coverage on the R26 and N8 also.
Also 921 on Dstv Audio
by brianc
Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Which / Watter SUV?
Replies: 16
Views: 965

Re: Which / Watter SUV?

Have a look at the Suzuki GV. Very happy with mine.
by brianc
Tue May 12, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Air helpers; do they help??
Replies: 33
Views: 4777

Re: Air helpers; do they help??

Rod - I agree with your suggestions.
To get the ride height correct when loaded, I have a short length of dowel stick with a piece of tape wrapped around it to give me the minimum distance between rim and wheel arch. I find it quicker than hauling out a tape every time.
by brianc
Mon May 11, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Air helpers; do they help??
Replies: 33
Views: 4777

Re: Air helpers; do they help??

I agree with Pieter. When I had the Prado, I weighed everything that went into the vehicle & onto the roofrack to ensure that I was not overloaded. I will be doing the same with the Hilux, knowing what the Canopy Caravan weighs to avoid overloading. I am certain that there will be items that are lef...
by brianc
Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Air helpers; do they help??
Replies: 33
Views: 4777

Re: Air helpers; do they help??

I had Firestone Airsprings on my Prado for 7 years and they were great, especially when fully loaded for long trips. I have fitted Firestone Airsprings to my Hilux and they make a big difference when I mount the Canopy caravan. When lightly loaded they do soften the rear end a bit which makes for mo...
by brianc
Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Diefstal..voorkoming ....."hide"
Replies: 26
Views: 1811

Re: Diefstal..voorkoming ....."hide"

PM sent
by brianc
Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: 2002 2,7 Raider S/C 4x4 Airsprings
Replies: 16
Views: 1607

Re: 2002 2,7 Raider S/C 4x4 Airsprings

There's a bit more info in my first post.
by brianc
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: 2002 2,7 Raider S/C 4x4 Airsprings
Replies: 16
Views: 1607

Re: 2002 2,7 Raider S/C 4x4 Airsprings

Hi Andre - Ja well no fine - a blond moment. They are Firestone Airsprings - http://www.assc.co.za/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

By the way, I have just taken the Caravan Canopy to the factory for some mods and the Airsprings make a huge difference to the ride and handling.
by brianc
Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: 2002 2,7 Raider S/C 4x4 Airsprings
Replies: 16
Views: 1607

Re: 2002 2,7 Raider S/C 4x4 Airsprings

Hi Andre - this is a Canopy Caravan. You can find info on their website.
There are quite a few different manufacturers around who sell similar units.
The arthritis has caught up with me and pitching tents is no longer enjoyable, so I was fortunate to get this combo from friends here in Ladybrand.
by brianc
Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: 2002 2,7 Raider S/C 4x4 Airsprings
Replies: 16
Views: 1607

Re: 2002 2,7 Raider S/C 4x4 Airsprings

Hi Johan - yes, after initially reading your thread, I asked for the same kit which you have got. My air springs just fit between the chassis and spring pack. In fact I had to compress them a bit to get them into place. The distance between the chassis and spring pack is 215mm and not 300+ as with o...
by brianc
Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: 2002 2,7 Raider S/C 4x4 Airsprings
Replies: 16
Views: 1607

Re: 2002 2,7 Raider S/C 4x4 Airsprings

Hi Edge - here are some photo's of the Canopy Caravan. I bought it from friends who have had it for 10 years and it has been all over the place. e.g. Namibia -van Zyls pass, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Lesotho plus all over RSA. I bought the Hilux & Canopy Caravan as a set because they are custom...
by brianc
Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: 2002 2,7 Raider S/C 4x4 Airsprings
Replies: 16
Views: 1607

2002 2,7 Raider S/C 4x4 Airsprings

I have fitted Airsprings to compensate for the load of the Canopy Caravan on my Single cab. Part number - LS5062. I had to cut the upper bumpstop away because the distance from Springs to chassis is only 220mm. There is an Air Alert 1/2011 regarding this from Air Spring Supply Company. There was app...
by brianc
Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Random Alarm
Replies: 13
Views: 4173

Re: Random Alarm

I have found the best method to free a sticky key / lock is to sprinkle graphite powder on the key and if possible into the keyhole. Any liquid leaves a residue which dust sticks to.
You should be able to get the graphite powder from a locksmith.
by brianc
Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Greetings to All
Replies: 16
Views: 840

Re: Greetings to All - Previous Setup

Here is a photo of my previous setup, taken at Kubu Island in April this year.
Had to sell the Prado KZTE Import because of Lesotho registration and no longer involvement in Lesotho. Was a very sad day !
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Prado with 2 x 65W solar panels & RV4 Oztent.
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by brianc
Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Greetings to All
Replies: 16
Views: 840

Re: Greetings to All - Inside Photo's

Here are some photo's of the inside of the Canopy Caravan. I can't lift the roof inside the garage. Once the roof is raised I can stand right up to the fridge. Still got some work to do as it is >10 years old and I want to do some customising. Plenty of cupboard space and also hatches under the bunk...
by brianc
Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Greetings to All
Replies: 16
Views: 840

Re: Greetings to All

No Steve - pushing a button would be great.
The camper has a wheeled frame for removal & fitting. Takes about 45 minutes to mount / dismount.
I use a fredlin hoist for the canopy.
by brianc
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Greetings to All
Replies: 16
Views: 840

Greetings to All

Hi there - joined the forum a while back and need to say Hi.

Had to get rid of my 1999 Prado Import because I am no longer involved in Lesotho and bought a 2002 Hilux with Canopy Caravan.
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Hilux with Camper Fitted
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