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    Re: Deep Cycle battery for trailer (Echo)

    Did the same exercise a year ago.

    Had to look around quite a bit to find a 70 ah deep cycle. Wanted to fit a 105 but they are to high to fit under the lid. Dealers from Durbanville wanted to...
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    Re: Just don't get some people...

    The way you act in certain circumstances are unfortunaly lots of times a reflection of the way you were brought up. Will leave it at that.

    What seems to be commen sense to most of us, are not...
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    Re: Trip round the Brandberg Mountain

    Hi.

    So my trip around the mountain has been done. I will quickly give some feedback as someone might find it helpfull. Firstly we started the trip in Swakop, so I did not want to do it from...
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    Re: Softroader to Khadum possible?

    Softroaders (some not all ) are very underrated. I definately agree with that. Seen that first hand with one in the dunes. But, when you go to Khaudum the biggest attraction for me are the animals...
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    Re: Softroader to Khadum possible?

    It seems you really want to go.

    What do you want to get the t-shirt for? For having gone to the Khaudum, or for going there with your particular car. My advise would be this. Forget about going...
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    Trip round the Brandberg Mountain

    Hi to all.<br><br>Want to take some friends for a "trip around the mountain" in 3 weeks time.&nbsp; We plan to start at Sptizkoppe and drive towards Ugab rhino camp, using as much "off grid roads" as...
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    Re: Which Wheel bearing kits for Echo ??

    Don't know about the rest. Unbraked round axle definately 32005 and 32007. Did mine yesterday. Got a Timken kit from Bearing man for R700.
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    Re: Hoanib river track south to Palmwag

    Thank you Tony Weaver and Haboob
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    Re: Hoanib river track south to Palmwag

    Hi Combretumkrone

    It seems you did not get the feedback before you went on your trip. That's kind of sad. Maybe you can fill me in with the answers on the questions you asked before you went. I...
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    Re: Ongongo to Swakop

    You buy a permit at springbokwasser to go via torra bay. What would be your alternative route, because the way I look at the map this looks like the shortest/fastest route.
  11. Re: Fortuner fitted with General Grabber Tyres

    Had 3 sets of grabbers. Never had any problems
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    Re: Ctek 250S + aux. battery problem

    I have a CTEK 250. I have 2 batteries in my bakkie of around 200Ah. They run two 40l Engel fridges. I have been on 5 trips over the last 4 years where temps have been in the higher than average...
  13. Thread: Khaudum Park

    by Bloutrein
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    Re: Khaudum Park

    Was eenkeer in Junie/Julie 2018 daar.
    Ons het In Khaudum kamp 3 stelle mense gesien.
    Onder in Sikereti het ons net die ander mense gesien wat min of meer dieselfde roete as ons gery het.
    Ons het...
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    Re: Dunlop AT3 Feedback

    I run mine same allround when not loaded. 2.1 Front and rear on tar. Gravel 1.8 allround, loaded or empty.
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    Re: Good idea, bad idea...

    Should not be a problem.
    Have seen guys do it with big Jurgens explorer caravans. They did get stuck a few times but that was because of not deflating tyres properly. I did it with a echo 4...
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    Re: Dunlop AT3 Feedback

    There is a difference. AT3 not the same as AT3G. There is another and more recent thread about these tyres. I will give you my take on the AT3G anyway. Bought a set and have driven about 10 000km...
  17. D4D Hilux suspension upgrade/maintenance

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    Been doing overlanding since 2006. Have had 3 different 4x4's. First one had full OME suspension on it. Was kind of essential since it was a SFA Hilux. Fortuner and Hilux after that only...
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    Re: Fortuner 2008 3 0 d4d

    Had the exact same car.

    Never should have sold it. Sold it on about the same km's. The things the guys above mentioned is it. Even if one or two
    of those still are a issue, none will break the...
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    Re: fridge or chiller

    If you are going to go camping more than 3 times in your life then go and buy one. If the money is a issue, go make a cash loan, sell some sperm or put in on the card if you need to.
    The sooner...
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    Re: Namibia with Kids Apr 2019

    Hi

    Don't want to sound negative. But if kids don't enjoy nature and are not used to long driving it is going to be a long holiday. That is kind of the
    main themes in Botswana and Namibia. No...
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    Re: 3 week NAM trip - Must stop places

    From Mata Mata for about first +-40 to 50 km if my memory serves me right there is three nice farm stalls. First one just inside Nam border. (Sitzas) Then Kalahari farm stall
    and forgot the third...
  22. Re: Enquiery: Road from Sehithwa/Lake ngami to Shakawe

    I drove that road last year june/july holiday.

    We did not know that a tar road could look like that. We drove all the way from Kang and was heading for Shakawe in one day. Think it was between...
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    Re: Khaudum Namibia

    Go!
    Go!
    Just Gggggooooo!!!!!!

    Don't buy a winch. Leave the high lift jack. Air jack is more than fine for the sand if you do get stuck. Just don't get stuck.
    Sandy roads, but not that...
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    Re: Botswana with a Jurgens Explorer

    I would suggest the following:
    Timing your drive as mentioned above is a very good idea.
    Have a go with tyres deflated properly to see what the conditions feel like. If it feels like the bakkie is...
  25. Thread: Khaudum

    by Bloutrein
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    MediaRelease: Re: Khaudum

    I would definately drive through the Kaudum reserve if I am going anyware near that area.

    How difficult is it? Depends how difficult you make it. Sand is only in northern part. North of Tari...
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    Re: Dunlop At3g and Cooper St Maxx

    Never used a dunlop tyre in my life.

    The only reason I found out about AT3G was when I lost a tyre during a Namibia trip. Was shown the AT3G but didn't think
    to much about it. When I got back...
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    Re: Kaa area: Botswana

    You don't make any bookings beforehand. You just show up and camp. Whenever you then go through Zutswa
    you stop at the selfserve permit station and pay then. We stayed 3 nights at peach pan and I...
  28. Re: Anyone with experience with the new Dunlop Grandtrek AT3G

    I've got the same size and that is what I paid at Dunlop in Paarl. Not all dunlop zones give that prize unless you press
    them a bit. Done about 7000km with mine now. Did a bit of gravel driving...
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    Re: Tips for 4X2 trip in Naminia

    Brings back great memories of our first trip to nam in 2006.

    Vast majority of nam's famous places are acessable with a 2x4. Been going there every year since 2006. In my opinion tyres are
    the...
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    Re: How low can I go?

    Tyres can go much lower than the average person feels comfotable with.

    Back in the day starting in 2007 we used to do a whole Namibia trip on gravel for about 5000km
    a pop at 1.6 bar fully...
  31. Re: Anyone with experience with the new Dunlop Grandtrek AT3G

    I am very keen to see them (AT3G 265/65/17) perform. Been going back and forth since my Namibia trip in June whether I should stick with the General Grabbers
    or go to the Grandtreks. Grabbers AT2...
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    Re: Camping grounds advice needed

    Basic recipe is there.

    Don't change your plans according to everybody's opinion. You know what they say about opinions.

    Sounds like there should be given oppotunity to be allowed a free...
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    Re: Camping grounds advice needed

    Setting is most important. Find the right places on the property for the sites. Second most important is privacy. If it is fairly level then that is it. Especially if you only want to make a few...
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    Re: BF Gooddridge Hilux Dakar

    They use dunlop grand trek AT tyres. Not that likely that tyres shops will trade in tyres. Definitely not a big chain like tiger wheel. If it was me I would negotiate with the dealer that I bought...
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    Re: Kaa area: Botswana

    You are allowed to travel along the cutline from Mabua to Kaa. From Mabua the road goes north towards Hukuntzi. This is the border of the Mabuasehube park. After about 40km the road turns left...
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