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17 Nov 2018 @ 12:57:28 pm
Jan Meyer
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Piet bly Kyle kon jou probleem oplos en dat Ewiks 'n egte Suid Afrikaanse produk is met goeie ondersteuning. 

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17 Nov 2018 @ 14:52:14 pm
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Pieter ek kan jou ongelukkig nie antwoord oor die binnegoed van die groter bord nie. Dit is heelwat groter in omtrek as die vorige een. Wat ek wel uiterlik kan sien is dat daar nou "trip" skakelaars (2) in is in die plek van die sekerings. Die verskil in prys kan ek ook nie dadelik vir jou se nie. Ek het eers gistermiddag die uitslag van die proefneming met die groter bord aan Kyle deurgegee nadat ek die karavaan gaan stoor het. Hy het my ou paneel(wat nog basies nuut was) met die nuwe "trip" sekerings gehou en omdat ek die karavaan heen en weer moes karwei Durban toe en terug , en dit vir hulle ook n nuwe proefneming was , sal hy nog vir my n faktuur laat kry om die verskil in te betaal. Weereens goeie diens van Kyle om my te vertrou om daar weg te ry en niks te betaal nie en eers as die sukses daar is sal ons geld praat. Dit is nou voorwaar n firma wat by sy produk staan.

Danie soos ek se weet ek nog nie wat die verskil in prys gaan wees nie. Tot n mate stem ek saam dat die groter bord die regte besluit vir my sou wees. As ons in ag neem dat dit dalk vir die volgende ou die verskil tussen n mover of niks kan wees nie is daar dalk plek vir die kleiner bord. Dalk kan ons dit vergelyk tussen n 1300cc en n 1600cc. Die 1300cc is bekostigbaar vir die klient en n 1600cc Golf net buite sy bereik. Maar net my gevoel. Onthou ek het hierbo gese ek het 3 maande gelede 7600km getoer met die karavaan en die ou stelsel en nooit n probleem ondervind nie. Die movers was met hierdie blommetoer feitlik elke 2de of 3de dag gebruik. 

Jan soos jy tereg se is dit voorwaar puik diens van Ewiks. Dit is n eg Suid Afrikaanse produk en hulle staan by hulle produk. Kyle en sy personeel het voorwaar die ekstra myl geloop om hierdie probleem van my op te los. Onthou my probleem is redelik uniek en nie almal gaan dit ondervind nie.(miskien by dik los sand). Iemand vra my of my Fleetline nie te swaar gelaai was teen die opdraand uit nie. Nee, my karavaan word, afgesien van potte en panne en koppies pierings en borde, leeg gestoor. Ek stoor al my tente en ander toebehore in n Venter sleepwa weg van die karavaan af.

Ek dink dit is my verhaal met die movers. Die basiese movers is goed as jy nie beplan om moeilikke terrein te betree nie. As jy dit dalk in die vooruitsig het om dalk moeilikke plekke te betree vra dan uit die staanspoor die groter eenheid as jy jou mover bestel en betaal die verskil in. Die idee is net dat al my kampvriende moet weet daar is so n opsie en as jy die ekstra fondse het........:go for it".

 

Ons drink uit die piering want ons koppie loop oor.
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28 Apr 2019 @ 09:12:24 am
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Spoke to Kyle, they are developing a wireless remote control unit for their EWIKS mover. Prototype tested. Production unit should be available in 2 to 3 months time. Replaces the wired controler box completely, i.e. not an external add on.

I had a wireless remote control EWIKS on my Penta, what a pleasure. I realy dont like this wired remote.

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28 Apr 2019 @ 09:17:20 am
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hi paul, is that a windlass in your profile picture.

two roads diverged in a wood and i took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
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28 Apr 2019 @ 09:22:55 am
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It will also be equiped with a 40A DC trip per motor. 30A was the max they could find in the car blade fuse. I see overseas they go up to 100A.

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28 Apr 2019 @ 09:29:50 am
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hi paul, is that a windlass in your profile picture.

Hi George, yes. That was my previous trike. Flew her for 600+ hours. Now I have an Aquilla. Done about 300 hrs on her.

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28 Apr 2019 @ 12:31:57 pm
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Hi George, yes. That was my previous trike. Flew her for 600+ hours. Now I have an Aquilla. Done about 300 hrs on her.

Ek het saam met so een gevlieg by Ballito (die ouens vat jou vir n trip oor die strand).......was lekker, maar het lekker "genip" toe die wind opsteek.

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28 Apr 2019 @ 18:59:49 pm
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hi paul, did my licence in 95 and flew for a little over 21 years untill i could no longer pass the medical.

two roads diverged in a wood and i took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
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29 Apr 2019 @ 12:38:33 pm
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George, jip that is a late 80's Solo Wings 503 Windlass Trike. My first was an MFledge (Pterodactile Ptraveler). Reg was/is ZS-WCW. Flew her from 1981 until 1989.

Pitty about your medical. I am still passing easily. Only 61 yrs old.

Sorry guys for the hijack....we will stop now :)

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10 May 2019 @ 19:40:08 pm
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A story about my EWIKS mover.  We were travelling back to CT from Cederbergs a few months ago and just North of Moorreesburg the right hand caravan tyre tread delaminated at about 90km/h.  I pulled over and the tyre was still inflated but there was tread all over the place some of it imbedded in the trims around the wheel arch!

I drove slowly to a place where we could change the tyre, a trucker assisted me and changed the tyre for me so i was not paying full attention to the tyre/wheel arch.  Nevertheless when we got home and I tried to move the van into its parking spot and only one mover worked.  When I had a better look the right hand mover motor was completely missing!  The tread had smacked it with such force that it sheared it clean off! 

I ordered a new motor and replaced it but it turned out to be an expensive trip.  The lesson to be learned...replace your caravan tyres irrespective of tread wear after the recommended 5 years.

It's a great mover with great service and I like buying SA products that are developed and manufactured locally.

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11 May 2019 @ 13:19:49 pm
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Thanks Chris. It must have been an enormous force to remove the mover completely. It is mounted on a steel square tube. On three occasions I have lost a tyre on my Gypsey. The last resulted in significant damage (R10000) to the caravan side and chassis. Luckily I didn't have a mover fitted. I changed to Hi-Fly 6ply C rated tyres and never had a failure again. Also, fitting tyre pressure monitors on the caravan is a very good idea.

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12 May 2019 @ 11:53:07 am
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Yes, I think a fat piece of rubber being swung around at that speed has some force!  I think the motor took the brunt of the "attack" which saved the wheel arch.  The bolts holding the motor sheared off so fortunately no damage to the bracket or square tube.

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14 May 2019 @ 07:57:10 am
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Very glad for your sake that no further damage was caused to the caravan.

Just for interest sake .............. are the mover motors mounted infront or behind the wheels?

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14 May 2019 @ 10:18:22 am
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Hi Leon, single axle behind the wheels. Double axle, one in front and one behind per side. 4 movers for EWIKS. If you engage only the behind ones, it moves the Exclusive but if it encounters an obsticle the 30A fuse blows. If you only engage the front ones and you encounter an obsticle it slips on the wheel. Double axle needs 4 EWIKS movers to work properly. 

I rode my Exclisive onto a leveling block and the wheel encountering the leveling block blew its fuse. I must say, only on the third attempt to mount the block did it blow. I replaced the fuse and mounted the block no problem. I think the fuses become "moeg", "worn" with every overload and then their rating goes down. I now put 5 spare fuses into the fuse box. Aparently a 40A would be correct but is not available as car blade fuse in SA.

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14 May 2019 @ 11:42:14 am
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Ewiks Auto reset fuses. 

Good day, I don't know if you know about the Auto Reset Fuses yet. We really feel that this is a huge improvement to our existing Caravan Mover customers. Please see the below article written by Erik. 

Automotive fuses have been used in my product since inception early in 2010. Recent research has revealed a more user-friendly option in the form of a PTC (positive temperature coefficient), which is effectively an automatically resettable fuse. Like a conventional fuse, the energy handled by the device heats it up, a large amount of energy heats it up quicker than a smaller amount. The difference with the PTC is that it does not have to be replaced like a fuse which melts. After a trip, when power is removed, the device cools down and resets itself. Product development is fraught with surprises which come to light only from "ïn the field" operation. We have tested this development extensively and are happy with it and so are now cautiously introducing it into the field for the ultimate tests. To mitigate rework complications in the event that this does not work out, we are just replacing the two motor fuses with these devices, which requires a special cover. In the event that these devices fail, the system can be returned back to 30 amp blade fuses. All that is needed is the yellow PTC devices need to be pulled out of the fuse box body and replaced with the original blade fuse. The central fixing screw has to be removed to gain access to the fuses. If there is need to revert back to the blade fuses, the clear plastic lid can be replaced secured with its own thumb screw (This can be found inside the relay box). Operationally the benefits are great, no more having to replace fuses in the middle of a moving task. The PTC's have been chosen with a higher rating than the original fuses. We will appreciate any feedback, negative is very important and will help us, and positive is also good in order for us to move forward with confidence. Kind regards, Erik Warburg 0824874950 Also Kyle Warburg 0843300606

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15 May 2019 @ 06:54:20 am
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This is a great improvement.  I should think that is would be more user friendly.  

Did any Ewiks owners experience the blowing of the original type of fuses during a moving task?  First time I see this is mentioned.  Well it must be an issue if Erik saw it fit to change the fuse with the I call it kick out fuses.

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15 May 2019 @ 07:17:00 am
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PietG het  April 2018 op hierdie selfde draad genoem van die probleem wat hy ondervind het. 

Daar was 'n hele klomp besprekings rondom die onderwerp en Erik het toe al die nuwe produk bespreek. 

Moeg geploeg.
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15 May 2019 @ 07:17:35 am
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Yes, when working hard or just over time. We have found that the blade fuse will melt. Unfortunately, this occurs at the worst possible moment. ie when you are under pressure and when the caravan is packed. Adding to the stress of having to find and change the blade fuse. 

This PTC does not solve all the problems, but it greatly improves your caravan mover and camping experience. 

 

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15 May 2019 @ 08:28:46 am
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Again great when a product is improved. More great that its been discussed here and made visible to all. Client liason I think they call it. Great stuff.

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15 May 2019 @ 17:42:18 pm
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Yes we discussed this problem a while ago. My problem was when i parked my Fleetline in my carport up a steep incline. The original blade fuses did not do the trick and even the PTC fuses struggled. You have to understand that my circumstances was extreme. Eric and Kyle solved my problem by replacing my entire control box with the off road caravans trip switches box. Ja this comes at a price but in my exreme situation it works 100%.  Since that replacement my system works like a dream. 

Ons drink uit die piering want ons koppie loop oor.
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03 Jul 2019 @ 14:26:39 pm
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Ek verneem dat Willie van der Merwe oorlede is? Sy seun het nou oorgeneem?

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Kampeer is aansteeklik en verslawend 😁
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07 Aug 2019 @ 23:03:59 pm
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08 Aug 2019 @ 08:20:18 am
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Gooie nuus Geert. Dit is nou n' opsie. Ek wonder hoe vorder EWIKS met hulle nuwe cordless control box en hoeveel gaan die omskakeling kos by hulle?

My Penta het n' cordless EWIKS gehad. Dit was n' Switserse model deur Comet geinstaleer. EWIKS se hulle het probleeme gegee. By my foutloos gewerk.

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08 Aug 2019 @ 16:30:54 pm
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Daar is ook blykbaar 'n APP wat vanaf jou foon kan werk...


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08 Aug 2019 @ 17:40:31 pm
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Daar is ook blykbaar 'n APP wat vanaf jou foon kan werk...

Ja...dis blykbaar n receiver of iets wat jy op board koppel en dan via selfoon werk....kos so R1000. Ek persoonlik sou bogenoemde opsie met eie remote verkies. Ek dink opsie hierbo is die geld werd. Jy sal hom seker nog steeds manual moet engage/disengage 

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08 Aug 2019 @ 17:52:13 pm
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Ek weet nou nie of ek net met min tevrede is of nie. Ek het die Ewiks remote se draad verleng en dit op n oprol meganisme laat oprol in die neuskas. Dit stel my instaat om feitlik reg om die karavaan te loop as dit nodig sou wees met die Ewiks remote in my hand. Ek dink nie ek gaan soveel betaal vir n koordlose remote nie. Net maar my eie opinie.

Ons drink uit die piering want ons koppie loop oor.
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08 Aug 2019 @ 20:12:07 pm
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Ek weet nou nie of ek net met min tevrede is of nie. Ek het die Ewiks remote se draad verleng en dit op n oprol meganisme laat oprol in die neuskas. Dit stel my instaat om feitlik reg om die karavaan te loop as dit nodig sou wees met die Ewiks remote in my hand. Ek dink nie ek gaan soveel betaal vir n koordlose remote nie. Net maar my eie opinie.

Hier is ek met jou..

Ek het my mover se beheer nou agter die yskas installeer. Ek maak enige tyd net my yskas se "lug-vents" oop en haal die remote uit en loop met hom om die karavaan.

Die bietjie wat ek dit gebruik by kampe regverdig dit vir my

 


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09 Aug 2019 @ 08:11:15 am
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Ja, elke een tot homself. Die draad is vir my baia lastig. Hy haak onder die neus wiel off ek val oor hom. Sal ek R2300 uitgee om die las te verwyder, ek dink daaraan. Met die Exclusive gebruik ek die mover gereeld en ek kamp gereeld.

Piet, hoe werk jou "oprol meganisme"? As ek die draad kon oprol en styf hou sou dit my probleeme oplos. Die ontkoek elke keer is ook n' beslomerniss.

Die app is net op Android en ek verkies die remote appart van my foon.

Ek wens my Cell Foon was soos my landlyn, met n' lang coily draad wat ek elke keer moet in plug as ek dit will gebruik....meeaoww!wink

Groete,
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09 Aug 2019 @ 22:04:32 pm
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Ja, elke een tot homself. Die draad is vir my baia lastig. Hy haak onder die neus wiel off ek val oor hom. Sal ek R2300 uitgee om die las te verwyder, ek dink daaraan. Met die Exclusive gebruik ek die mover gereeld en ek kamp gereeld.

Piet, hoe werk jou "oprol meganisme"? As ek die draad kon oprol en styf hou sou dit my probleeme oplos. Die ontkoek elke keer is ook n' beslomerniss.

Die app is net op Android en ek verkies die remote appart van my foon.

Ek wens my Cell Foon was soos my landlyn, met n' lang coily draad wat ek elke keer moet in plug as ek dit will gebruik....meeaoww!wink

Selfde hier....ek is seker al te bederf sonder draad. Ek is dieselfde met n grassnyer....kan nie sny met n elektriese een met draad nie.

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10 Aug 2019 @ 09:51:07 am
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Paul my oprol "katrol" werk maar soos n visstok katrol. rol af sover ek benodig en katrol dan terug as ek klaar is. Ek hou van jou idee om n patent te prakseer wat die draad sal styf hou terwyl jy afkatrol. Ek sal bietjie my gedagtes laat gaan, dit behoort nie te moeilik te wees om so iets te prakseer nie. 

Ek hou ook van Piet (Brommer) se idee om die remote agter die yskas vent te sit. Dit gaan baie makliker oral kan bykom, veral as hy dan op die springaksie katrol kan werk.

Ons drink uit die piering want ons koppie loop oor.
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