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  1. Re: Kaokoland, Damaraland and their Riverbeds - Mini Trip Report

    Thanks for summary. Do you have more info on the above, where were you alerted to this?
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    Re: Jors Malan Videos

    Couldn't agree more, I feel like I'm in on the adventure, exploring!

    Thanks Jors.
  3. Thread: Flying

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    Re: Flying

    FAFK to fam near Willowmore.
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    Re: Tsumkwe via backroads

    So true. The back roads from Gobabis to Mariental, through the red sand areas, Nossob River etc, are also awesome.
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    Re: Tsumkwe via backroads

    No, we didn't do that route, see the pic of route we took (yellow). You definitely can do the Otjinene to Gam road though. I suspect your route will be a little more scenic but I wanted to see the...
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    Re: Tsumkwe via backroads

    Yes, on 28 May.
    From Gobabis B6, M119, D3810, M114 to Gam, M114/C44 Tsumkwe
    Anything I can possibly assist with?
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    Re: Land Cruiser 300 - 3.3L V6 diesel

    Off original topic, sorry.
    Jurgen, 295/70/17 is the limit. It really influences power though, not advisable. It was a failed experiment and within 2 days changed to 285/70/17 which are perfect.
    ...
  8. Re: Kaokoland, Damaraland and their Riverbeds - Mini Trip Report

    Thanks for the excellent report thus far!
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    Re: Solar Powering my Pool Pump

    Wouldn't you also need at least a 65A controller?

    I'm sure the experts will correct me but I wouldn't attempt this constant 750w draw (and weather variability) without at least 500 to 1000A of...
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    Re: Khaudum National Park

    Bit of an update: Current park fees and some pictures of progress at Sikereti at end May 2021.

    There are 6 tented units nearing completion (5th pic) and also what appears to be a communal block...
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    Re: Building my first house - low budget

    Some really nice connection details there Patrick L.

    Must admit, I have never heard of a ‘specialist floor engineer’ or a ‘specialist wall engineer’.

    When there is a decent architect on a...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 300 - 3.3L V6 diesel

    One of the Australian Car websites speculated that it may be to increase the payload compared to the 200 series.

    Saw this graph on the launch video for anyone interested in comparing the torque...
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    Re: Covid and Namibia

    Just a heads-up, Vioolsdrift/Noordoewer border was closed last night and only expected to open either much later today 17May 2021 or tomorrow. Possibly phone ahead to find out yourself when it will...
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    Re: New (to me) Landcruiser 200 advice

    Very interesting trends.
    In May/June 2017 when I was hunting for a VX 200, the 2014 models were selling for R750-R790k, the 2015’s selling at about R850k.
    Here we are 4 years later and the...
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    Re: Diesel consumption LC 200 VX

    Round trip CT to Cunene through river beds etc, Marienflus, back via Opuwo/Epupa falls towing slightly heavier caravan gave 20L/100km. I’d plan for 17L/100 on the tarmac and 25L/100 towing in thicker...
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    Re: 79 Cruiser tow capacity

    This doesn't apply to your vehicle I know, but it's worth noting that the standard 2x16mm bolt towball also has SANS code limitations.
    You may find it interesting that it is not legal for example to...
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    Re: Lithium vs Lead Acid

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/335989-Bluenova-two-or-one
    Post #2
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    Re: Why are Bush Lapa's so popular?

    I don’t own a BL but do own a great off-road caravan (none mentioned below btw) so will offer my 2 cents.

    BL offer a product that is light, uncomplicated, understated, flexible with their design,...
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    Re: Overland Cape Town to Cairo

    Hi Barry

    Here's the link to the blog you refer to. (username is now Jeleze)

    https://www.followtheaardvark.com/
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    Re: Elephant Song campsite contact details?

    Assume you mean the Hoanib one? There is also an Elephant Song south of Kaudum (20km north of Tsumkwe).

    If Hoanib, I'd suggest you get hold of Caesar Zandberg. He and his wife run Khowarib Lodge...
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    Re: Machaniwa pan camp site

    Hi all, Would anyone have the GPS co-ordinates for the Machaniwa pan exclusive site in Northern Gonarezhou?. We have booked for May next year and putting the trip into my GPs but cannot find the...
  22. Re: Unnamed road between Calitzdorp and Swartberg pass

    Hopefully AfriqueDS sees this, it's his turf. If not, PM him.
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    Re: Bridgestone PE plant closing....

    Another good link below
    http://www.offroaders.com/technical/tire-terminology-information-about-tires/
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    Re: Bridgestone PE plant closing....

    Correct, they produce Bias tyres, not Radial.
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    Re: Land cruiser 200 vx limp mode

    Check the last post on this page. May possibly assist.

    https://au.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/topic/53710-lc-200-limp-mode-fault-codes/
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    Re: 2021 Kaokoland Trip planning

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/256997-Kaokoland-trip-July-2016-with-two-caravans

    This should get you even keener. This is where my planning started for a similar trip I did...
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    Re: 48mm Tow Balls warning

    Wow, that's scary. For the benefit of others who may want to check, here's the actual SANS 1505 requirement for towballs and couplers. These are 3 separate parts to the code, hence the same numbering.
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    Re: Extension to towbar

    Just to cover yourself, consider getting a copy of the relevant parts of SANS 1505 if you intend doing this commercially, it's not a simple case of applying a conservative vertical load, there's more...
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    Hi Peter
    I called the cell number given for Tsendze earlier today, 0828021113, and the lady said they are open from 14th. If Tsendze doesn't fit your description then apologies.
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    He said 'month-end'. Kruger opens this coming Friday (14th), accommodation included.
    I see that Kgalagadi reservation online bookings are also avail from 14 Aug.
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    Re: Cape Town Harbour experts?

    My money is on you!
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    Re: When are campsites opening?

    The department of tourism has updated the gazette and shares on their facebook page.

    https://www.facebook.com/NationalDepartmentOfTourism/

    My interpretation (do your own please):

    So if...
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    Re: When are campsites opening?

    When it gets released it will appear as an amendment on the right side of this page.
    https://www.gov.za/coronavirus/alert-level-3
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    Re: When are campsites opening?

    yes. max 2 persons per room. Nothing specific on camping but will probably be covered when the gazette is updated
  35. Re: Land cruiser 200 v8 Diesel - new car price history

    Pleasure. I always knew there was a reason why I was keeping hundreds of old CAR magazines :)
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