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02 May 2016 @ 18:45:01 pm
Gawegawie
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Anyone got any Anti-Monkey gadgets for Caravans to keep monkeys away, or out of Caravans when parked in Game Reserves.

We recently saw someones caravan pop-top canvas ripped by a troupe of monkeys to get into the caravan where fruit had been left out on the counter.

I saw some Monkey Bars that someone had fitted to his caravan windows to keep monkeys out, while still able to keep the windows open, and a breeze flowing through the caravan for his afternoon snoozes.

Thought it was a very good idea, so this long weekend, I have made my own and fitted them to our Caravan windows for the upcoming Kruger trip in August.
No more monkey worries for us.
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02 May 2016 @ 19:19:01 pm
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Nice idea Gavin, it might also keep some other unwanted guests out.laughing

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02 May 2016 @ 19:19:59 pm
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Is dit soos swembadnet? Lyk goed👍
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02 May 2016 @ 19:21:04 pm
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Baie goeie idee die. Gaan vinige vjbvers uit hou ook.
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02 May 2016 @ 19:26:16 pm
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Is dit soos swembadnet? Lyk goed👍

Dis nogal 'n idee, lekker lig en sterk.

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02 May 2016 @ 19:27:16 pm
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50 x 50 Galvanised wire mesh and Aluminium bar bought from Builders.
Total cost about R750 for all 4 windows, and about 6 hrs sweat and labour.
Aluminium bar secures wire mesh on inside of window frame, and looks good too.
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02 May 2016 @ 19:30:00 pm
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Great idea, keep them comming.
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02 May 2016 @ 20:02:06 pm
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It is amazing how you have to organise yourself when you camp in a park where there are monkeys.laughingundecided  You really love and hate them at the same time.  Their intelligence impresses you and can be entertaining, but they really make life difficult for you.  Always hiding food, inside and outside, even your non-food stuffs are in danger.  They snatch and investigate everything.   But, as Nico says, burglar bars may become a necessity in a caravan, for more than monkeys!!

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03 May 2016 @ 05:06:16 am
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Goeie idee, hoe gaan jy maak met die dak se seil.

Ek moet niks.

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03 May 2016 @ 06:27:50 am
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Good day Gavin,

Could you please post us the drawings or a more closer photo to see how you have secured the mesh to the aluminium bar.
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03 May 2016 @ 07:25:27 am
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Hi almal

Die dak sal ons maar moet net sak as ons diere gaan soek soos altyd, ek het geen ideas vir daardie problem nie, dalk het n ander brein n kans om iets uit te dink vir daardie een.

Ek sal later nog fotos neem en post as ek by die huis kom, van hoe ek dit vas gemaak het.

Skoonma is nogals ook beindruk met die "Burglar Bars" soos sy dit noem.
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03 May 2016 @ 09:24:31 am
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close the roof - the easiest solution.
and a piece of fake leopard fur or a stuffed leopard also is supposed to do the trick
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03 May 2016 @ 09:26:04 am
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also keep in mind how extremely strong the monkeys and baboons are. i fear they will easily break any bars fitted to the windows and cause more damage to the van
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03 May 2016 @ 09:45:56 am
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Gavin - please put up some photos of  your monkey proof bars. Both with windows open and fittings and if possible, explination on the installation.

If you want to, email me the whole lot, story and all, and I'll polish it and post it on this thread.

This is a very good idea and I'm sure other Forums members will want to do the same.

Willie@sacctn.co.za

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03 May 2016 @ 10:02:48 am
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Goeie idee, dankie vir die wenk.


As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

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03 May 2016 @ 10:38:55 am
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Baie nice, maar probleem is die dak, om elke keer as jy ry toe te maak nogal n slep.
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03 May 2016 @ 11:47:46 am
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Baie nice, maar probleem is die dak, om elke keer as jy ry toe te maak nogal n slep.

Al gesien dat n ou n cargo net bo-oor wa span om ape weg te hou van dak gaas/seil
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03 May 2016 @ 13:06:03 pm
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Al gesien dat n ou n cargo net bo-oor wa span om ape weg te hou van dak gaas/seil

Geert daai plan kan werk.

Ek moet niks.

Fuelly
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03 May 2016 @ 17:23:36 pm
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Nice idea. We have seen recently at Cape Vidal in KZN that a lot of the guys with pop up roofs are fitting the nylin version of your fensing around the upright section and have had much success with this. I intend doing mine soon. When you leave you cut cable ties where it joins and then roll it up for the next time.

Those "blou ape " love getting in through the lift up roof. One morning in Vidal we decided to have a sleep in and were awoken by one tearing the netting at the window opposite our bed that was slightly open. Drolle!!

Another day closer to the next time away.....!
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03 May 2016 @ 21:13:04 pm
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Dankie vir die inligting
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04 May 2016 @ 07:43:06 am
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The cargo type net idea is a very good one, so decided to find out more about it.
I phoned Honeydew Nets yesterday, they do all types of nets, cargo nets, Pool nets, etc, and recommended what they use for Cricket Net's it is a 2.5mm braid, with a 45mm x 45mm square grid. Cost for a 5m x 5m net would be in the region of about R900.00 and weighs about 4 kg and can roll up fairly small.


I have attached the additional photos of the inside of the caravan to show how everything is secured on the inside
I used an aluminium lipped bar roughly 1cm with a 3mm lip and about 2mm thick for securing, nice and light, and easy to work with.
The reason why I used the lipped bar, was so that it would cover the grid from view once secured in place, which worked out really well.
I used the Galvanised Wired mesh from Builders, 50mm x 50mm 2mm thick 5m roll costs about R560.00
I drilled the holes so that the screws would place on the inside of the wire grid square, thus holding the grid in place even if tugged and pulled very hard as it has no way of slipping out from the anchor.
Sides and Bottom are anchored with bar all the way.
Top, I have made 3 brackets about 2 cm long for each window, and screwed in just above the Window rubber seal and just below the curtain rail.
The front side windows aren't square, so I had to cut the wire grid in to make fit as best I could, and secure with 2 aluminium bars as per pics.
Everything is covered by the net curtain on the inside, so you do not see any of the grid or aluminium bars on the inside at all.

I tested the strength of this on a piece of board, to see how hard I would have to pull to get it to pull lose, and literally had to use almost all my force to get some of the screws to pull lose out of the wood to get the grid loose.
Gonna have to be a really strong monkey to pull that out!!

Pushing it inwards would be a bit easier to get it loose than pulling, due to there being less resistance from being pulled across the rubber frame, but am hoping that the instinct would be to try pull it out rather than pushing.
That being said, would also be hard for a monkey to get enough of a foothold to be able to push inwards with enough force to dislodge any of the securing bars.

Hope this helps and answers any questions you may of had.
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04 May 2016 @ 07:56:58 am
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Mens kry n kleiner cargo net ook. Dalk die een wat gebruik word by die swembaddens. wat lekker oor die dak gegooi kan word.

Ek het n 95 % silwer skadunet laat maak wat ek aan die verkeerde kant van die wn inryg om n soort van afdak ve die jeep te genereer,
4 meter lank x 3 meter + nog 3meter wyd = R1600
Indien jy so iets bo-oor die karavaan kan span, kan dit die ape weg hou en dien as n verkoeling sisteem ala blinkseil. Die gewig is relatief laag.
As die kar nie daar staan nie dan span ons dit styf teen die grond en sodoende hou dit die son weg van die kant van die wa.
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04 May 2016 @ 08:06:35 am
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Kry kleiner cargo net by aquanet in centurion
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04 May 2016 @ 08:07:57 am
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Kry kleiner cargo net by aquanet in centurion

50x50...hulle gebruik dit vir fishponds
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04 May 2016 @ 09:22:39 am
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Very well done Gavin. Looks neat as well.

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04 May 2016 @ 09:49:30 am
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Ek hou van die bars. Gaan ook help vjr iemand wat hand deur venster steek en iets vat. Ek is seker as jy daai ronde krimp terminals op elke draat punt sit en vas skroef gaan hy sterk wees
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04 May 2016 @ 12:58:41 pm
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Indien die bars vasgeskroef is, hoe kry jy die venster oop of toe as die openings te klein is. Veral ekke met groot hande en dom vingers.
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04 May 2016 @ 13:11:37 pm
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Oom Koos, redlik maklik en vat net n paar sekondes langer.

Vingers kannie dikker as 50mm x 50mm wees, al het n mens baaaaiiieee gedrink, en te min gepieps.
Ek sit net n vinger deur die draad, en maak die venster klip oop.
(Die venster klip is reg by die draad as jy mooi kyk na die fotos).
As almal oop is, kan jy die venster van buite af oop trek.

Toe maak is net die reverse.

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04 May 2016 @ 14:32:33 pm
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Congrats on a job well done.
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04 May 2016 @ 15:02:51 pm
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I am thinking, one could try to fit storm netting, cut to size, around the popup suround, with some elastic band to pull it inwards when closing the rooftop.

Just to find a place to secure it onto the roofs without picking up a water leak.

Alternatively, have the storm net over the whole roof.

I like your idea Gawegawielaughing

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04 May 2016 @ 15:36:37 pm
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Gawie, janee jys reg. Ek like ook. Ek like ook ski se idee van die terminale op die punte. Nous daai bars behoorlik vas sonder losstaande punte wat aan iets kan haak.
Die net bo-oor kan mos aan die rugkant in die trusion vas kom en aan tent kant met lang toue geanker word. In lengte en breedtemet toue aan voor en agterkant van wa se handvatsels.

Sommer lus en maak ve my ook sulke gadgets. Het baie tyd,,,, sal biekie rondshop ve nog planne.
Baie dankie. Sulke planne is mos waarvoor die forum daar is... en ek is n regte gadget man.
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04 May 2016 @ 15:42:10 pm
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LMGA
Sien julle nou waar kom al die gewig vandaan wat die waens so swaar maak.
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04 May 2016 @ 15:50:16 pm
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Ek hou van die bars. Gaan ook help vjr iemand wat hand deur venster steek en iets vat. Ek is seker as jy daai ronde krimp terminals op elke draat punt sit en vas skroef gaan hy sterk wees

Nico.
Installeer n gillotien aan binnekant, as hand deurkom aktiveer dit die meganisme en "wap" af is die hand. Hehehe.
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04 May 2016 @ 20:44:10 pm
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Gavin,welgedaan,goed gedoen.
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09 May 2016 @ 08:10:46 am
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Lol that sorts the Kruger, now how do we sort the rest. My caravan was emptied a month ago and trashed inside while resting in my back yard. It was just not worth the effort so sold it and starting from scratch. Will surely look into this for the new one, very neat idea.
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09 May 2016 @ 10:07:46 am
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Hi

I have attached some pics of the Aluminium bar I used, as well as how I used the drilled hold to secure the screw on the inside of the wire Grid to prevent it from being able to be pulled out if pulled.
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09 May 2016 @ 10:51:10 am
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Baie mooi. Kan even poprivets wat so omkrul insit dan is dit nog sterker.
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09 May 2016 @ 11:21:18 am
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Gaan gou die draad hijack. nico jy praat van mense wat hande deur die venster sit.

Ek ken 'n ou oom wat tuindienste gedoen het wat 'n wallet met 'n 5mm kabel aan die sitplek van die bakkie vas gemaak het met vis hoekke deur die wallet gedruk. Skelems het net eenkeer die wallet by 'n verkeerslig probeer vat. Daarna was dit bekend, los daardie bakkie uit.

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