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Topaz Topaz / Re: tyre pressures
« Last post by Gryphen on November 29, 2020, 04:07:47 PM »
Here's an article that might help figure it out based upon your actual tyres and the van
Topaz Topaz / Re: tyre pressures
« Last post by boobook on November 29, 2020, 04:00:25 PM »
I'll go with Bob Jane. 40 on bitumen, 28 to 30 on dirt. and 24 to 26 for heavier corrugations.
Topaz Topaz / tyre pressures
« Last post by glsgls on November 29, 2020, 02:58:20 PM »
Am seeking some information on correct tyre pressures for a Topaz.  I have 265/70/17 wheels and as the manufacturer advises to run 32psi I feel that is too low.  Bob Jane recommended 40psi and a local caravan agent 45psi.  Now I am confused.  What other recommendations do you have.  :)

For Sale or Wanted / Topaz T Van foam mattress
« Last post by glsgls on November 29, 2020, 02:53:32 PM »
I have a foam mattress that has had very little use and is in excellent condition, that has come out of my Topaz as we upgraded to an inner sprung mattress.  Dimensions approximately L 1860  W1500  D150 with black cover. 
I am asking a mere $50.  :)
For Sale or Wanted / Re: WTB quick fit rear canvas
« Last post by Ianmcn on November 28, 2020, 08:00:10 PM »
Don, Would you be willing to post?
Destinations / Dirk Hartog Island - Tvan Adventure 2021
« Last post by Dirk Hartog Island on November 28, 2020, 02:41:48 PM »
Discover the Dirk Hartog Island's amazing landscapes, wildflowers, secluded beach's, watch the passing parade of whales and visit the landing site of the first recorded European in Australia, Dirk Hartog.

Our annual event sees Tvan enthusiasts gather for a week on Dirk Hartog Island where we offer guided tours, group meals, whale watching and much more. Next year's event is going to be held from Sat 7th - Fri 13th Aug 2021 for a 6 night / 7 day package stay.

Exclusive Tvan Owner's Special: $870 includes:  2 adults, return 4WD, trailer and passenger transfers. Homestead Camp Fees, camp kitchen, toilets and hot showers.  Also includes 2x dinner meals and 1x morning tea (homemade scones) at Inscription Cafe & Bar. Tag-a-long tours to Cape Inscription and Herald Heights watching Australia's Last Sunset.

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Topaz Topaz / Re: dc dc help
« Last post by glsgls on November 28, 2020, 12:44:12 PM »
thanks for the reply harry will place Anderson plug there then thanks rob :)
Electrical and Wiring / Re: Radio Upgrade
« Last post by boobook on November 28, 2020, 06:15:36 AM »
A class D amplifier one is best. A good example is the Sony dsx-gs80.

Most car stereo's are class AB and 50w RMS

The advantages in a camper of Class D compared to a normal class AB are:
- They are about 90 -95% power efficient compared to 60- 70% - So you use around 30% less battery power for the same volume.
- Normal stereos need 13.8V and are designed to operate when the alternator is charging. Many will have noticed that their stereos in the camper have a lot of distortion, especially as the battery charge lowers. Class D stereos can go down to about 10V with little more distortion. Normal ones hate anything below about 12.8V
-Normal stereos are limited to 50W RMS per channel, a class D can go higher if you select the right one.
- They run cooler.

I swapped a few years ago. It is a world of difference, especially as you have to turn the volume up a little if you are listening to music outside the van.

For Sale or Wanted / Re: WTB - Mk11 Annex Walls
« Last post by davandeb on November 27, 2020, 10:14:07 PM »
Thanks Kate & Allen regarding the annex wall etc.  I look forward to completing the logistics next week  :D
Dave & Deb
Topaz Topaz / Re: dc dc help
« Last post by Harry Lissimore on November 27, 2020, 09:30:23 PM »
Track put it next to the 240V power in.  It hooks directly  into the BCDC Charger.  However, if your portable solar panels have their own controller, then you can plug them directly into a merit plug and I think there may be one near the 240V inlet. I wouldn't plug more than one x 120W solar panel into a merit plug though as the standard Topaz wiring to merit plugs is about 10-15A..  Others may be able to confirm that.
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