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General Discussion / Re: EGT gauge, which one
« Last post by 4runnernomore on Yesterday at 10:36:34 PM »
Vern, their website has little info at present so can you tell us how much $$'s, are all function sensors included and what is the accuracy of the data it provides, please?

Here you go.  https://www.madman.co.za/index.php

Madman is made in Africa initially for Landrovers by a landy tragic.

I am running a EMS1 in my Disco 2.

Monitoring Egt's' coolant temp, gearbox temp, voltage, hours, and oil pressure. These can be all brought up on one display or you can toggle through and monitor them all individually. It is also monitoring low coolant as an alarm.

The alert alarms for over or under range and  is quite loud and  the display will default to what is running out of range.

I bought mine from this sight in Africa approx 4 years ago with all the sensors included. Cost around $ 500 including postage from memory.

Highly recommend the unit. If you get one ensure you follow the installation instructions otherwise you will have issues with false alerts from bad earthing issues Don't ask how I know.
I am considering swapping my oil pressure to boost . Unfortunately the unit can't monitor both at the same time. Still deciding on that one or whether I should run a seperate boost gauge.

Cheers Chris
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General Discussion / Re: Requesting advice - Soft floor CT
« Last post by Garfish on Yesterday at 10:35:35 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions everyone so far. Of the ones suggested we look at so far, probably the one Bird linked (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=52693.0) is closest to fulfilling our requirements, unfortunately we are located in Sydney, so thats not quite an option.

We agree with most of your points about needing to look for a soft floor - most likely used - due to our budget. And the only reason I mentioned a 12 ft tent is that that future proofs us if another child is to come along in the future. Our current camper is most likely a 9ft tent and there isn't much extra space for a second child once you put a porta cot in, everyone's bags and the step to the bed. All of that being said, it is possible a 9ft walk though might just be big enough to solve that problem, but I'll need to walk through some and see.
And you are absolutely right, the 9ft one is easy to put up and down by myself. I have never tried using a 12 ft tent so appreciate that it might be significantly harder to put up single handed.



I have a lifestyle similar to the one bird showed you, the 10ft standard on the lifestyle walk up gives you a soft floor area of 10ft X 10 ft or approx 3x3 m or the size of a small bedroom,  I have 3 kids on stretchers in ours and we can still play board games in the space on the floor, with 2 there's a lot of room and unless it is pouring spend most of the time outside. 
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General Discussion / Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Last post by rockrat on Yesterday at 10:12:49 PM »
The whole NBN thing reminds me of the old saying - good, fast (Built), cheap, pick any two.

If we had the NBN we want when we want it (now) it would be too expensive.

If we wait for the technology to develop to drive prices down to what we want to pay, we wouldn’t have it yet.

And if it was the price we were willing to pay to have it now, it would be too slow.

The pace of technology development is so high that no matter what you do, if it takes more than a couple of years to build something you can guarantee a better, cheaper version will come out first.

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General Discussion / Re: EGT gauge, which one
« Last post by jr on Yesterday at 09:57:35 PM »
Does 6 sensors and low coolant, adjustable alarms for high and low on each
Have a look at maker website, has manuals and install
Pricing was pretty goood considering what it can do
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe_LoaYnAQU
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Cheeky bugger
So I said “ Cause they’re still looking for it”

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General Discussion / Re: EGT gauge, which one
« Last post by RebsWA on Yesterday at 08:58:50 PM »
Vern, their website has little info at present so can you tell us how much $$'s, are all function sensors included and what is the accuracy of the data it provides, please?
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General Discussion / Re: Requesting advice - Soft floor CT
« Last post by Alyosius on Yesterday at 08:06:22 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions everyone so far. Of the ones suggested we look at so far, probably the one Bird linked (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=52693.0) is closest to fulfilling our requirements, unfortunately we are located in Sydney, so thats not quite an option.

For a budget of (ideally) sub-$10k you need to be looking at used soft-floor campers. You mentioned 12’ but with only one child I would recommend a 9’ which would be more than adequate and is a tad faster / easier to set-up.

Like this one (add a Drifta storage box): http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=53915.0
Or this one: http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=52532.0


We agree with most of your points about needing to look for a soft floor - most likely used - due to our budget. And the only reason I mentioned a 12 ft tent is that that future proofs us if another child is to come along in the future. Our current camper is most likely a 9ft tent and there isn't much extra space for a second child once you put a porta cot in, everyone's bags and the step to the bed. All of that being said, it is possible a 9ft walk though might just be big enough to solve that problem, but I'll need to walk through some and see.
And you are absolutely right, the 9ft one is easy to put up and down by myself. I have never tried using a 12 ft tent so appreciate that it might be significantly harder to put up single handed.

In the $10-15k range you might consider a second-hand Cub camper (Supamatic or Spacematic) which might be easier for a 1-person set-up and would easily fit a porta-cot. They come with slide-out kitchens and pantries and some (esp. mothers of v young children) like campers like this that keep everyone off the ground.


When we last went to a 4wd show we had a look through the campers and walked through the cub display. One thing we noticed was how small the cub's floor feels compared to a side fold, due to the width limitation imposed. If the kid/s were old enough that a porta cot wasn't an issue, then one of them with a set of camp bunks could probably work quite well, but we just couldn't see how to fit a porta cot and a child on a stretcher into that + 2 adults.
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General Discussion / Re: EGT gauge, which one
« Last post by vern on Yesterday at 07:27:49 PM »
Madman EMS1 or 2

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