National Luna’s new portable power pack (grey box) with Bluetooth connectivity

Back in 2018, National Luna launched a new battery-box option that their customers nicknamed : ‘The Black Box’. The product featured a patented faceplate design that was a big leap forward from their original Portable Power Pack (Aka: The Grey Box) where the plug points are mounted on the side of the unit.

What temperature should I set my camping fridge?

This month, we’re looking at how various temperature settings affect the energy use of the same 60-litre single-compartment fridge. We’ve done this by following the same methodology

How much power does a camping fridge use?

Knowing how much power your camping fridge uses is an important step in knowing how much battery energy you need. It also helps when calculating your required solar-panel size. While several factors affect your fridge’s energy use, ambient temperature is one of the most impactful

HOW MUCH SOLAR POWER DO I NEED FOR CAMPING?

Considering that an 85W panel produces roughly 5 amps per hour in ideal conditions, you would need at least 7-hours to replenish 35 amps

Do tyres have an expiry date?

If you recently bought a used vehicle you may be wondering if the tyres have expired.Unfortunately, tread depth is not a reliable means…

WHY YOUR SOLAR PANEL MAY BE DYING AN EARLY DEATH

Unless you’re using a foldable solar panel for camping, you may be tempted to save boot space by mounting your solar panel on your vehicle’s roof…

National Luna’s new 40A DC-DC Green Box

So why would you want a 40A DC-DC power pack instead of a 25A unit? Well, the higher amperage is beneficial when…

How to remove rust from an old car – best product

Guest blog by Andrew Gain One of my favourite pastimes on the weekend is classic-car restoration. But as any jalopy owner will tell you, the greatest challenge of any restoration project is... Rust!...

What size dc-dc charger do you need?

Is a 40 amp DC-DC charger better than a 25 amp DC-DC charger? Not necessarily. National Luna explains why…

What are beadlock rims and are they worth it?

Last month we chatted about steel rims vs alloy rims, and pointed out that steel rims are preferable in extreme off-road situations where damage to the rim is likely to occur. In these cases, an alloy rim is more likely to crack due to impact

How much power does a camping fridge use?

How much power does a camping fridge use?

Knowing how much power your camping fridge uses is an important step in knowing how much battery energy you need. It also helps when calculating your required solar-panel size. While several factors affect your fridge’s energy use, ambient temperature is one of the most impactful

Is the 4×4 market in a boom cycle?

Is the 4×4 market in a boom cycle?

I recently did a factory tour of a local 4×4 accessories manufacturer who had gone from 100 employees at the start of 2020, to 400 employees at the end of 2021…

MY FIRST ROOFTOP TENT EXPERIENCE

MY FIRST ROOFTOP TENT EXPERIENCE

By Grant Spolander I think it was back in 2008 that I had my first rooftop tent experience. It was not a good one. Prior to that I’d heard many reports about the benefits of sleeping off the ground, mainly, that it was safer in terms of predators. Admittedly, I felt a...

Do tyres have an expiry date?

Do tyres have an expiry date?

If you recently bought a used vehicle you may be wondering if the tyres have expired.Unfortunately, tread depth is not a reliable means…

How to remove rust from an old car – best product

How to remove rust from an old car – best product

Guest blog by Andrew Gain One of my favourite pastimes on the weekend is classic-car restoration. But as any jalopy owner will tell you, the greatest challenge of any restoration project is... Rust! Needless to say, when it comes to rust, shortcuts are the enemy. A...

What’s the best trail-driving 4×4?

What’s the best trail-driving 4×4?

We’ve all heard the debate. It generally starts with a simple comparison between suspension types, but before you know it it’s morphed into a raging argument about lockers, sway-bars, and a dispute between petrol and diesel engines.

What are beadlock rims and are they worth it?

What are beadlock rims and are they worth it?

Last month we chatted about steel rims vs alloy rims, and pointed out that steel rims are preferable in extreme off-road situations where damage to the rim is likely to occur. In these cases, an alloy rim is more likely to crack due to impact

How to rotate 4×4 tyres

How to rotate 4×4 tyres

If your vehicle has recently picked up a slight vibration and some road noise, it could be an indication that your tyres need rotating. Other symptoms of an overdue tyre-service include:

11 Tips for a safe 4×4 recovery

11 Tips for a safe 4×4 recovery

When you start strapping vehicles together, or using equipment that is specifically designed for an off-road recovery, there are a few important points to remember

Are OEM tyres the same as aftermarket?

Are OEM tyres the same as aftermarket?

It was shortly after cramming 14 tyre repair plugs into one puncture that I first started thinking about tyres. We were on a game-counting trip in the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique

What is a Dual-Battery System?

What is a Dual-Battery System?

Like most camping gear, a dual-battery system is not a necessity. However, it can make life a whole lot easier if you’re camping in remote locations.

Fox Shocks for sale in South Africa

Fox Shocks for sale in South Africa

While the off-road market frequently squabbles over 4×4 suspension debates, any mention of the name ‘FOX’ sees most brand loyalists nod in agreement: FOX Shocks are undisputed.

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