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    Re: Dust proofing a defender 130 tailgate

    I don't know. I travel with my sliding window behind cab open and it is dust free in the back. I am talking about Namibia dust.
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    Re: your experiences with a PortaPotti

    A word of advice (from experience) place it on a level surface to avoid rolling off and landing with your feet in the air. The higher the better. It can be difficult getting up off a very low one....
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    Re: Defender 110-Terrafirma Shocks

    I have Big bore on my 130 and am happy. The other Terrafirma on my Disco leak and I have snapped a few almost new one's at the weld. Not sure I would recommend them.
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    How much water do you want to carry. My drawer system does not extend to the back wall of the canopy. There is a 400mm gap at least. I have used it for batteries but it could easily be used for a...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Yes it was sprayed. I carry water according to where I am going . Drinking water in 20 litre plastic drums behind the seat or in the canopy. Other water on the front roof rack or canopy . I have a...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Photo's of my setup.
    Looking at the back I have 2 fridges one behind the other.
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    I carry my spare wheel as in your photo. I have toyed with the idea about the swing arm and I think it would irritate me opening it every time I needed access to the rear. The other option is on the...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Hi. I left my kitchen door opening down. It becomes a very useful area to put the salt and plates and whatever. I also installed a led strip light in here with a switch . The one with amber or white...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Your vehicle looks exactly like mine with the same canopy doors etc. If it was green I would have had to look twice.
  10. Thread: TD5 blowby?

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    Re: TD5 blowby?

    That is what I was waiting for. Somebody who knows a lot more about it than I do.
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    Re: TD5 blowby?

    Thanks. I knew somebody could explain better than me. I also had to replace all the pipes. I forgot about that. My engine was fine after replacing by the way. The oil cooler corroded and leaked it...
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    Re: TD5 blowby?

    This is a first for me.
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    Re: TD5 blowby?

    Not really. I am not a mechanic but there is a cooler that corrodes inside the coolant system. When it develops a small leak it puts oil in the coolant system and obviously pressurises the coolant...
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    Re: TD5 blowby?

    You can get a blowback through the dipstick if your "oilcooler"" develops a leak . (I think it is the oil cooler or some cooler) . This happened to me and luckily my mechanic checked it and saved me...
  15. Re: Is this how the Garmins are supposed to show the route?

    Mine does the same. If I want full details I have to take out the destination so I just look at the map
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    Re: Defender 130 camping setups and vehicle mods

    I have kept my tires standard size. Never had any issues. I have added double shocks at the rear only for redundancy. Drinking water for me is easy just buy and fill up 10 liter plastic bottles I...
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    Re: Defender 130 camping setups and vehicle mods

    I have a hard shell RTT over the cab. No issues at all. I do have about 2cm clearance over the cab
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    Re: Defender 130 camping setups and vehicle mods

    That is why I bought a plastic step for R200
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    Re: Defender 130 camping setups and vehicle mods

    Thanks. My fridges are not on slides I open the side doors on the canopy to access them. We also carry a step as it is difficult to get to the bottom of the fridges from the outside. One thing I...
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    Re: Defender 130 camping setups and vehicle mods

    I have a second fuel tank under the seat but could mount this on top of that . Thanks it looks really good.
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    Re: Defender 130 camping setups and vehicle mods

    This seems like the ideal platform to ask about tire pressure. On standard size tires what do you run your tires at for long distance tar.
    I run mine at 2,4 and 2,8 bar.
    My biggest challenge is the...
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    Re: Defender 130 camping setups and vehicle mods

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    My baby is only for overlanding and specifically for no facilities overnight camping.
    I installed
    3 fridge freezers. A 60 litre snomaster, 40 litre National Luna and a 18 litre...
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    Re: Toyota Dilemma ...

    You did this trip in a 130 with no problems. You will be hard pressed to better this with any vehicle.
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    Re: Riots in Potchefstroom - N12 closed

    Count how many people involved. Why these situations are allowed to escalate is anybodies guess.
  25. Re: Windhoek Gardens Hotel refusing to return money

    I am in the industry. If you book through booking.com then your issue is with booking.com. If you booked direct with the hotel then your issue would be with the hotel. You can't have it both ways.
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    Re: Swartpan is Very Dry & Desolate

    I would never recommend going to Swartpan for one night.
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    Re: Would you help someone in distress? My story….

    Not what you do obviously
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    Re: Would you help someone in distress? My story….

    Absolutely no excuse.
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    Re: Which 12v fridge to choose from?!

    All below are good.
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    Re: Am I just full of sh#t

    Bit of a bugger if you slip.
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    Re: Linyanti campsite to Kwai North Gate

    I have not done it for about 2 years now but the direct route from Savuti to Linyanti with a caravan would be challenging imo. Challenging as people struggle without any trailer.
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    Re: Semonkong waterfall ruined

    People get greedy. They need to exploit the fact that the waterfall attracts tourists to the area and not exploit the waterfall. If you are not prepared to pay you and a lot of others will drive...
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    Re: Khaudum National Park

    We have done it often with only one vehicle. Sikereti is not the nicest place to camp in any case. I have never seen animals around the camp site itself.
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    Re: Again robbery Ihaha

    I am with Stan on this. I love the campsite but never sleep well there. You need to be very vigilant. I am not 100% certain it is always people from over the border.
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    Re: Solar charging while driving

    I do and have had no issues. Not sure why there should be.
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