cars/tyres/fridges ect.

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 12:58
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hi all i just found this site and had to join straight away.
great information ect.
im about to buy a 4wd and need to know a few things hope you can all help.
1 whats better toyota or nissan.
2 cooper tyres or bfg.
3 whats the best air compressor
4 whats better weaco or engel
5 whats a good duel battery system.
i would be greatfull for any information at all.
and once again i love this site.
thank you one and all.famous for the saying
as dumb as an emu.
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Reply By: Gajm - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 13:02

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 13:02
You forgot
Hf radios,
Petrol or diesel
Towing camper trailers over the Simpson

and you haven't got a long lost twin by any chance?
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Follow Up By: emu(new member) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 13:07

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 13:07
sorry about that im only new.
i have lost a couple of close friends out in the desert but i dont think any of them were a twinfamous for the saying
as dumb as an emu.
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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 18:01

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 18:01
sshhh ugly bonnet your wearingWow, am I cute! The extra long legs are built-in prevention against ducks disease. Great looks and a real goer. Doesnt waddle along like some.
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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Thursday, Feb 19, 2004 at 16:44

Thursday, Feb 19, 2004 at 16:44
Diamond, You can upload your lovely Jemima pic
the imposter is dead!Wow, am I cute! The extra long legs are built-in prevention against ducks disease. Great looks and a real goer. Doesnt waddle along like some.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Thursday, Feb 19, 2004 at 17:07

Thursday, Feb 19, 2004 at 17:07
am I reallyI am human ...I think?
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Reply By: Emo - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 13:09

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 13:09
Answers.

1. Subjective. Some people prefer Nissans and some people prefer Toyota. 100 Series Landcruiser has gone for IFS which isn't the best offroad and Nissan are having some problems with the early version of the 3.0litre turbo.
2. BFG All-Terrain (try and get the ones made in USA)
3. Bushranger Max Air
4. Subjective. Waeco are probably cheaper than Engel but Waeco, Engel and Evakool (another good fridge) all use the Danfoss compressor. Some people say that Evakool is better due to it's insulation qualities.
5. A dual battery system means that you can run the fridge in your vehicle without fear of not having enough battery power to start it when you want to.
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Follow Up By: emu(new member) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 13:16

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 13:16
thank you very much for your quick reply.
i guess thats a good starting point.
we nearly have the same name hahafamous for the saying
as dumb as an emu.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Thursday, Feb 19, 2004 at 18:05

Thursday, Feb 19, 2004 at 18:05
engel do not use Danfoss compressor
They use a Matshuita ( problably spelt wrong...something simmilar anyway) swing compressor. It is not even closely related to the reciprocating typeI am human ...I think?
Must be....make too many mistakes!
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Follow Up By: Emo - Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 03:17

Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 03:17
Got that one wrong didn't I. Engel use a Sawafuji Swing Motor.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 10:06

Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 10:06
yeah that the one
knew i was close! lolI am human ...I think?
Must be....make too many mistakes!
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Reply By: flappan - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 13:31

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 13:31
OK then.

1. Depends on why you are asking , and what you want to do with it.
2. Big Fan of the BFG AT's . Run them on both my trucks. Cooper ST-C 's are supposed to be a BIG improvement over the ST's they replaced.
3. Bushranger Max Air are pretty good value.
4. Neither. get yourself an EvaKool.
5. Can't help you with that one. Cant fit one in my Truck.
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Follow Up By: 10 Para- Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 13:48

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 13:48
Flappan,
Put one in the back, i put the odessey 1500 its got 900 granking and is also a deep cycle and dry cell great unit sits on the black widow drawers between the fridge and the wheel arch never knows its there.

RegardsGoing soon can't wait
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Follow Up By: flappan - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 14:06

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 14:06
Cant Para. I use all 6 seats (2A & 4K) .

It isn't really a drama cause the only time I really need dual batts , is when we take the camper, which has a battery on it (and ITS about to become dual batteries). the fridge lives in the trailer.
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Follow Up By: emu(new member) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 17:44

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 17:44
thanks flappin.
what was the problem with the coopes s/t.
thank you very much.famous for the saying
as dumb as an emu.
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Reply By: Baldrick - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 13:38

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 13:38
1. Land Rover
2. BFGs on the front and Coopers on the back (with a Bridgestone spare)
3. A foot pump
4. Neither - try the Kimberley Cooler
5. A manual switch

;)
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Follow Up By: emu(new member) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 17:42

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 17:42
thank you baldrick.
i think this is the best advice ive been given yet but i better keep looking down the list just in case someone has a better option than a foot pump.
im way to lazy to use one of them.
thank you any wayfamous for the saying
as dumb as an emu.
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Reply By: Coops (Pilbara) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 14:00

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 14:00
Try using the search engine on this forum Emu.

Type in any one of those things and you will get literally thousands of forum responses from days gone by and will find all the information you will need right there. Now that you're a member you'll and will be coming back often you'll have plenty of time to sieve thru all the info.

Welcome aboardLive the life you love -
Love the life you live !!!
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Follow Up By: emu(new member) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 17:46

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 17:46
thanks coops.
but as the saying goes as dumb as an emu i wouldnt know where to begin looking in the search engine.you see even though i have a big head it contains a small brain.but thanks for your input it is greatly apreciated and have a great day.famous for the saying
as dumb as an emu.
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Reply By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 14:17

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 14:17
G'day Emu, Firstly let me welcome you aboard this great site.
Most of your questions can be answered very well by another member called Diamond or Jemima Puddle Duck as he likes to be called sometimes.
His experiance and knowledge are unsurpassed by most other forumites here.
Look forward to seeing you out and about.
There is a trip to the little dessert coming up soon and it would be great to see you there as well as your family. Just bring your own drinkies though
Happy Travels
Jim......I'd rather have my bum on a beach in Broome
Than be stuck here in this damn room.
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Follow Up By: emu(new member) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 17:50

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 17:50
gday des.
i cant believe how nice the people are here ive had so much helpfull advice already and an invatation to a trip ill try my best to make it where and when is it ill see what i can do.also noticed that diamond/jamima seems to be an absalute wealth of knowledge on this forom i would love to meet him/her and find out all i need to know in an evening of drinkys.do you know if he/she is going to little dessert.
thank you so much for your great help.famous for the saying
as dumb as an emu.
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 23:58

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 23:58
emu, i'm led to believe that the learned gentleman is going to the LD (Little Desert) as we experianced forumateers refer to it. I have not previously had the pleasure of meeting this gem of a man and I do so look forward to the honour of making his aquaintance. He has a couple of friends on this forum that I would encourage you to treat with great respect. One goes by the name of Toonfish, a chef of some note and a lovely lady known throughout the forum as Mrs Al. I have the pleasure of dining with her and her partner on Saturday next. I do so look forward to that encounter as well.

A little criticism if I may. I realise that you are an uneducated simple minded flightless bird, but your spelling and announciation are appalling.
I do think you could do well to undertake some gramatical and elocution lessons.

Respectfully yours

DesmondI'd rather have my bum on a beach in Broome
Than be stuck here in this damn room.
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Reply By: Leroy - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 15:02

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 15:02
You're all a wacky bunch aren't you??? LOL

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 15:14

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 15:14
some more whacky than others....Life - Live it , Love it !





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Follow Up By: emu(new member) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 17:54

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 17:54
hi there leroy.
i think its the wacky bunch of people who seem to frequent here that helped me join up straight away.it seems like every one on here has a great sense of humour i hope this is so.
thanks for your input and have a great day.famous for the saying
as dumb as an emu.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 10:13

Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 10:13
Are you also famous for "Slow as a Snail" ?I am human ...I think?
Must be....make too many mistakes!
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 10:15

Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 10:15
Why do you keep a pic of Eskimo mmmmmmmmm?
your not ..... eh?I am human ...I think?
Must be....make too many mistakes!
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 10:24

Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 10:24
Hey nudie boy, that sure is a great pic, is that you or one of your mistakes?Life - Live it , Love it !





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Follow Up By: . - Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 10:47

Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 10:47
it taken him a while but he has been going on about how cute he is .must have been time to show his real face lol. only picture i could find that wouldnt
annoy/upset/confuse/stir any one
unless your a snail
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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 09:38

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 09:38
I am cute
look at the pic below
cant say the same for nude nut but lol lol lolWow, am I cute! The extra long legs are built-in prevention against ducks disease. Great looks and a real goer. Doesnt waddle along like some.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 09:40

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 09:40
at least I'm human...(I think)
and not afraid to show my face mrs Al?I am human ...I think?
Must be....make too many mistakes!
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 17:17

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 17:17
neither and I nudie boy...here's me and Tegan..I'll let you figure it out...Life - Live it , Love it !





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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 19:29

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 19:29
Yeah Great pic of Tegan eh?
and btw..it wasnt my mistake, it was my Mum'sI am human ...I think?
Must be....make too many mistakes!
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Reply By: Rod W - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 15:21

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 15:21
I think you just sucked everyone in didn't you? You've been around on this site for yonks!
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Follow Up By: emu(new member) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 17:56

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 17:56
no i think you are thinking of another guy i have since found out also has a picture of an emu i hope my picture does not offfend him or i will change my picture i wouldnt want to upset any one .
thank you and have a wonderfull day tommorow.famous for the saying
as dumb as an emu.
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Reply By: rads - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 15:24

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 15:24
Must be the weather.
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Follow Up By: emu(new member) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 17:58

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 17:58
will the weather help me decide what tyres ect to buy because its very hot here and it hasnt rained in months.thank you so much for your help.
i hope you have a great day tommorow.famous for the saying
as dumb as an emu.
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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 17:59

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 17:59
or is it the drink hahahaWow, am I cute! The extra long legs are built-in prevention against ducks disease. Great looks and a real goer. Doesnt waddle along like some.
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Follow Up By: emu(new member) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 18:40

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 18:40
wow you look like me are we related.famous for the saying
as dumb as an emu.
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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 21:40

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 21:40
i hope not cos your bums too close to the ground
ps your bonnet is ugly
pps have you been able to figure it out? heheheWow, am I cute! The extra long legs are built-in prevention against ducks disease. Great looks and a real goer. Doesnt waddle along like some.
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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 21:41

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 21:41
ooops I think I just stuffed up! lol lol lolWow, am I cute! The extra long legs are built-in prevention against ducks disease. Great looks and a real goer. Doesnt waddle along like some.
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Follow Up By: . - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 22:14

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 22:14
i sussed it out straight away lolol.
have a look at what members are logged on hahaha only picture i could find that wouldnt
annoy/upset/confuse/stir any one
unless your a snail
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 18:50

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 18:50
i dunno people but ireckon those going to ld may get a double feed of emu

steveimagine a 03 gu 4.2tdin the picture
as i am having trouble sizing the picture
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Reply By: Richard - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 19:25

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 19:25
I'm just about to do the Simpson in comfort in the IFS Pajero. Running Cooper ST-C's. A cheap $99 compressor. 40litre Engel. Pirahna isolator and Optima battery in the rear. Plus GPS, UHF, Lift, 2nd 60l fuel tank
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Reply By: Michelle from ExplorOz - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 20:03

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 20:03
I have already worked out that there was a mistake with the award of complimentary membership to a member who didn't log on when he bought from the shop so the system award him membership - silly billy, you could have earned Member Money instead of all the mess around for us to try to resolve what on earth is going on here. I've now found 2 member records for the same person and will delete the newer one. But that doesn't match up with the email address I have access to see of emu (new member) who has stolen the other members rig pic. If you would like to save me some time please email me with obviously mistaken details so we can all get on with it.ExplorOz
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Follow Up By: emu(new member) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 21:08

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 21:08
sorry if any confusion has been had im just playing a little game with member eskimo its all fun and games thats all.
ill change my pic to keep you happy.
famous for the saying
as dumb as an emu.
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Follow Up By: Jemima - Thursday, Feb 19, 2004 at 09:22

Thursday, Feb 19, 2004 at 09:22
Cost me heaps to do this

Only hope david will transfer my memeber expiry to my old alias?
How about it David? or have i lost it? The real Jemima.
Where is that Imposter hiding
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Reply By: uther - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 21:26

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 21:26
I wish you were a snake(and I,m sure you are) then I could just skids the brakes over you and watch you squirm....... get rid of this thing , if you want to keep what is a worthwhile and interesting site. Emu...I hope when you stp injecting that stuff into yourself you will wise up and go on your way..Uther
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Follow Up By: . - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 21:39

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 21:39
so what does uther mean.
a complete and uther moron.
you wouldnt know what a bit of fun was if it bit you on the ass.
if you dont like it go the uther way and stop being really annoying.
lets hope this worthwhile and interesting site isnt full of morons like you then it wiould just be like all them other forums.
grow up jerk only picture i could find that wouldnt
annoy/upset/confuse/stir any one
unless your a snail
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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Thursday, Feb 19, 2004 at 09:33

Thursday, Feb 19, 2004 at 09:33
what are you on uther!Wow, am I cute! The extra long legs are built-in prevention against ducks disease. Great looks and a real goer. Doesnt waddle along like some.
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Reply By: D-Jack - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 23:45

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 23:45
1 whats better toyota or nissan.
2 cooper tyres or bfg.
3 whats the best air compressor
4 whats better weaco or engel
5 whats a good duel battery system.

Correct Answers:

1. 1999 Holden Jackaroo TD with 60000 on the clock for $23000 (if you can't afford the $40000 for a same model same K's Toyota or slightly less for the Nissan
2. Dunno - but don't get Goodyear Wranglers
3. Blue Tongue are the best because they have a continuos rating - I pump up my 245/70R16s and two of my mates 265/75/R16s while he pumps his up with his cheapie - and I do not have to stop in between.
4. Engel - just look at the two and there is no comarrison for rugged build and looks and unsurpassed performance record. Casing won't melt & distort in extreme sun (I have seen this happen)
5. Pirahna ($600 fitted with 2xbattery monitor) is a good system - Rotronics independent system is best but for $1500 fitted its your decision. DON'T GO A SMART SOLENOID SUCH AS REDARC BECAUSE IF YOU DO AND IT WORKS GOOD I WILL BE SPEWING FOR WASTING THE EXTRA MONEY!

Hope this has helped!!!!????
D-Jack

Hope this has helped
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Follow Up By: D-Jack - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 23:53

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 23:53
Emu (New member) - if you're still alive - I thought this was an interesting thread the way it started with 4x4 stuff and all, and then disintegrated from there, but I've pulled it back with my above post. Just to keep it on track, and to see if anyone out there knows anything about them, how does a redarc work and is it better than a Pirahna or Rotronics?!
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Follow Up By: -OzyGuy- - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 21:00

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 21:00
D-Jack
what model Pirahna is it ?

as to a redarc being better than a Pirahna... don't joke!

they are two totally different systems, redarc you have to buy the unit then all the wireing and 2 fuses and clips seperately, with the Pirahna everything is included in the kit - no extras to buy.

the Redarc is only suitable for battery systems where the two batteries are identical
eg; same age, size, style and type, amp/hr or cca that is stated on the Redarc specification sheet.

however the Pirahna is suitable for any size and any type of batteries including cranking and Deep Cycle combinations, as it is a different system altogether and that is also stated on the Pirahna specification sheet.
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Follow Up By: D-Jack - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 06:41

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 06:41
OZYGUY - I think you just agreed with me if you go back and read my reply. I have the Pirahna, latest greatest model whatever it is, and I said not to go the redarc.

However, there is much debate (just read previous forums) over whether the Pirhana system (not being an independent charging system) will charge two different batteries any better than a smart solenoid.

I liked the 3 year warranty, expert installation and the dual battery monitoring system.
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Follow Up By: -OzyGuy- - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 15:55

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 15:55
D-Jack,

....I did agree with you....
....I do agree with you....
....I will agree with you....
....I can agree with you....

See I am agreeable!!!

Because what you say about Isolators is what the relevant manufacturers print on their specification sheets, but not on their advertising blurb.
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Thursday, Feb 19, 2004 at 11:33

Thursday, Feb 19, 2004 at 11:33
Gday sunshine, Nice aerials youv'e got on the front of your rig........Not a bad canopy either....leaves a slippery trail behind but.. must be a Rover .. Ha HaJust killin time till easter...............go and play in the dirt, instead of workin in it......
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Reply By: -OzyGuy- - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 19:40

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 19:40
Emu,
Good to see you are prepared to ask questions....

As to the first three questions they are more personal choice...

1... go for DIESEL whatever the brand.
2... STEEL Belted sidewalls not pollyester
3... Air Compressor- Ummm mine is only about $90 from K Mart. It works, it is not noisey, it is smallish, it does the job.

4....
My own choice... A "REEFER" Fridge/Freezer, their web site is--> www.refrigerationresearch.com.au
they are Stainless Steel not plastic or fibreglass built up to a quality not down to a price.

5....
My own choice... Two "Delkor" 80a/h Deep Cycle batteries wired in parallel seperated by a "Pirahna" Electronic Battery Isolator, as Pirahna is suitable to isolate BOTH cranking AND Deep Cycle batteries in the same system, whereby some other brands are not suitable for different styles of batteries, the batteries MUST be the same.

6... Consider a quality 80wt SOLAR Panel, if you are likely to be camped for long (week +) in the one spot to recharge your batteries.
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Reply By: -OzyGuy- - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 19:40

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 19:40
Emu,
Good to see you are prepared to ask questions....

As to the first three questions they are more personal choice...

1... go for DIESEL whatever the brand.
2... STEEL Belted sidewalls not pollyester
3... Air Compressor- Ummm mine is only about $90 from K Mart. It works, it is not noisey, it is smallish, it does the job.

4....
My own choice... A "REEFER" Fridge/Freezer, their web site is--> www.refrigerationresearch.com.au
they are Stainless Steel not plastic or fibreglass built up to a quality not down to a price.

5....
My own choice... Two "Delkor" 80a/h Deep Cycle batteries wired in parallel seperated by a "Pirahna" Electronic Battery Isolator, as Pirahna is suitable to isolate BOTH cranking AND Deep Cycle batteries in the same system, whereby some other brands are not suitable for different styles of batteries, the batteries MUST be the same.

6... Consider a quality 80wt SOLAR Panel, if you are likely to be camped for long (week +) in the one spot to recharge your batteries.
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