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    Re: Okavango delta and your vehicle

    I drive a Land Rover Defender with no snorkel but with component breathers but I still do not drive through water. One never knows what you will find in the murky stuff!!!
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    Re: Rude awaking, Defender Tyres

    [QUOTE=Going;4181969]Hi AllSo yesterday I was woken to be told my tyres had been stolen the night before, are defender tyres new on the steal list.I have never heard of any defender tyres been stolen...
  3. Re: Brad Harrison/Anderson etc plugs/connectors

    Daryl, the plugs are a bit different as in that the pole between the pins change and do not allow interchangability, some are square, others might be right angled and there might be other shapes but...
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    Re: 2011 Santa Fe 2.2 CRDI

    Hello Kavesh, are the front tyre pressures equal? If so, then what usually happens is the camber settings are made equal but because of the road camber the car will tend to pull left, to counteract...
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    Discovery 2: Re: TD5 wont start...

    Check the emergency switch under the bonnet in the middle of the firewall, it caught me out the other day!!!
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    Re: 2012 D4D Turbo problems...

    There could be another problem that the engine is revved directly after startup so the turbo shaft runs without oil for a short while before the oil pressure has developed. This will do the same as...
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    Hello halfpint, my wife and I did a tour of Bots...

    Hello halfpint, my wife and I did a tour of Bots in 2016. We went from Nossob through the Kaa gate to Zutswa, Hukuntsi and up the western side of the delta then back down and up to Maun and through...
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    Re: Is ball weight the only issue?

    The heavier the nose is the more stable is the tow, but the legal towball weight is 75Kg although some caravans exceed this while empty so who knows or who checks these things. Try to move your water...
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    Re: Sidewall damage. Is this bad?

    Hello Graham, I also did this to one of my BFG's on a trip through Zim, this happened while travelling along the mountains just south of Kariba in 2014, the tyre is still on my Landie and I am going...
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    Re: Slightly Stressed: Namibia for 23 Days

    Zapiture, try Tuff Stuff Insurance, if you are going to do this regularly they are the only ones and I have had the experience of their service. Their number is logged into my Sat phone permanently....
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    Re: Hello from Arizona, USA

    I just briefly googled this and it looks very pretty with a campsite in the valley. Is this correct? If so, would you propose visiting this before or after Sanbona in addition to Tsitsikama National...
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    Re: 4x4 Community stickers available

    Hello Bernopunt, I would also like one if you still have. I live in Parklands and my number is 0824901182.
    Thank you
    Desert Ship
  13. Re: Dijara ; Dizhana ; Tshaa ; Mababe Trust Wilderness camp sites

    Well done Andre, we really enjoyed staying at Dijara last year and we will be back!!!
    Regards Ron Clark
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    Re: wives and rooftop tent ladders

    Hello Ralton, I have a Defender 110 with an Alu Cab clamshell tent on top. The unit is fairly high off the ground and my wife and I do not have a problem climbing the ladder to get into the tent. I...
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    Re: To all Long term campers

    [QUOTE=Finn McCool;3678646]Hello good people...

    I've reached a stage which is a tad more premature than originally intended but due to the economic climate and the absolute emotional agony of...
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    Re: Trailer leveling

    I bought legs from Alko that one can attach to either side at the back of the trailer and then wind the feet down to level the trailer. These are the same legs as fitted to the Echo Kovango caravan.
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    Re: Off road trailer - 2nd hand

    Hello Jouko, I have an Echo 3 that I am wanting to sell. I have travelled extensively as the stickers on the back can testify. I have modified it to carry a 40Lt engel which does not come with the...
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    Re: Makro trailers

    Guys, I am from Cape Town, bought an Echo 3 trailer nine years ago, been to Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana besides a few other places and my trailer took a bit of a beating in Bots. It is currently...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: 2.2 Ranger Turbo Damaged

    Johann, there has definately been something through those blades and if the engine has an intercooler it will get stuck in the fins so would not find it's way into the engine.
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    Re: Kalahari is not for sissies

    We have just come back from a trip to Botswana and part was through the CKGR in the beginning of September. There is plenty of dust, fairly deep ruts and in some places some sand but totally awesome...
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    Strange Land Rover defender 110 v8

    I came across a Landy near Savuti the other day with the same sort of symptoms, sounded just like fuel starvation but what happened was that the gearbox mounting had failed and evcery time the engine...
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    Re: Waeco Special on Takealot

    My personal choice is Engel of which I have a 40Lt and a 32Lt. But while in Aus earlier in the year I found that Waeco are pretty popular there.
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    Re: self-drive tourists

    Hi, thanks very much we will definitely take you up on this offer sometime in August.
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    This also happened to me when I was a bit younger...

    This also happened to me when I was a bit younger and I rinsed with a permanganate of potash solution for about three or four hours. The eye was a bit tender to sunlight for the next day but after...
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    report response

    Thanks for the great report. We have been to the park a number of times and enjoy every visit. We were last there in February and had to cool ourselves off with mist sprayers, poured water over...
  26. Thanks guys, I am going there next year for the...

    Thanks guys, I am going there next year for the first time and I appreciate all of the advice and will use some of it making my life either easier or safer.
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    Welcome to the forum. When I grow up I am also...

    Welcome to the forum. When I grow up I am also going to buy me a Jimny!!!
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    Request for water tank

    Hello Swerwer, I have read your thread about your trailer. I see that you have removed your water tank to make way for your new nosecone, I am in need of a tank and Echo do not supply the tank for...
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    Echo 3 underslung water tank.

    Good day to all members. I am looking for an underslung water tank to fit a 2007 Echo 3 trailer. I have already spoken to Echo and these tanks are not manufactured any more as the trailer design has...
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    My wife and I have in May come back from...

    My wife and I have in May come back from Zimbabwe, covered 9000 Kms and she drove the whole way. Also went on the "road" around the bottom of Kariba and she did very well. Took 17.5Hrs to get from...
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    As a naturalised South African from Zambia for...

    As a naturalised South African from Zambia for the last 37 years I cannot see any reason to move. With a positive and happy disposition the response is usually reciprocated. Only a few "otherwise"...
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    Hello Guys, we are all in the same boat with the...

    Hello Guys, we are all in the same boat with the misbehaviour but when you see how some of us drive on the open roads - overtaking on bridges, solid white lines and on crests of hills one can clearly...
  33. Thanks very much to the memebers who responded to...

    Thanks very much to the memebers who responded to my request.
  34. Possible accomodation in and around Harare

    Hello Guys,
    My wife and I will be travelling to Harare in April next year. We will be going to Gonarezhou, to Vumba and on to Inyanga. from there we intend to go through Harare, stock up on supplies...
  35. Favourite Campsites

    My favourite campsites are:

    1 Kgalagadi. The unique solitude of the whole area is addictive and food for the soul. ;D
    2 Namaqua Coastal Park. Brings one very close to nature. :-*
    3 Augrabies....
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