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    Re: How to move forward

    Hang on, are you saying you will keep the special edition AND then buy another one to kit out, or, will you need to sell the special addition to be able to buy another one?

    Im understadning it at...
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    Re: Nissan Patrol info

    I think the prado will have better consumption, but then its a smaller motor, and a lighter car (I think).
    I would seriously consider a bicycle or something else to rather do the trip to work...
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    Re: Insurance reject stolen vehicle claim.

    Seems unfortunately so. And I predict some PKs are going to be dished out shortly too
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    Re: Nissan Patrol info

    It all comes down to consumption though. If you can stomach 18 to 20 l/100, then there really is nothing else to worry about. Honestly.

    You'll find a nice 4.8 auto, or, at least, between the guys...
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    Re: Insurance reject stolen vehicle claim.

    Thats what Im struggling with too - to me it doesnt mention anywhere from the time of the incident?
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    Re: Insurance reject stolen vehicle claim.

    Ai, what a headache to have to deal with in the week of the birth of your child!

    I dont have any input on the insurance stuff, but please let me know if I can lend a hand with any transport stuff...
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    Re: My Botswana trip: 5 May 2019 to 5 June 2019

    Thanks Johan.
    Yes, we've done that route before, but over three days - we stayed over at linyanti and savuti, so because we took it so easy I wasnt actually sure if that could be do-able in a day,...
  8. Thread: kubu island

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    Re: kubu island

    Id recommend working through one of the booking agents. Either Botswana Footprints or NDM. Easy and painless
  9. Thread: Crispy Toyota

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    Re: Crispy Toyota

    But we NEEED TO KNOW!!

    Youre right, some perspective is always good :)
  10. Thread: Crispy Toyota

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    Re: Crispy Toyota

    I dont understand. Erik, do you not know yourself what the cause is?
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    Re: My Botswana trip: 5 May 2019 to 5 June 2019

    Great report so far, thank you!

    Just one thing Im not clear on - your trip from Muchenje to Savuti and Linyanti -did you do this for a day drive, ie, stayed back at Muchenje again, or did you stay...
  12. Re: What did you accidentally bring back after a camping trip?

    A field mouse from Savuti.
    He eventually only came out of the car attached to a mouse trap, stomach full of plastic and insulation
  13. Re: Hardshell RTT & Gas bottle?? Where to store it?

    Thank you!
  14. Re: Hardshell RTT & Gas bottle?? Where to store it?

    Also interested to know please
  15. Thread: kubu island

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    Re: kubu island

    Yes, you can camp there, but, you need to book, you cant just rock up
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    Re: How hard can it be? 3 kids, will travel.

    You have big balls to have committed to doing this, so congratulations!

    My wife and I have discussed something similar to this for many years, and stared at budget spreadsheets until we went...
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    Re: Discovery 4 or Nissan Patrol

    Ive never been in a Disco before, but from what Iíve seen on the roads, when the driver puts foot those things disappear into the distance.

    The patrol 4.8 has power, but itís a heavy brute, so go...
  18. Defender Re: Road speed vibration goes away when clutch depressed

    My first thought is prop shafts? HOWEVER, my mechanical knowledge isnt great, in my mind the prop wont spin (under power) when the clutch is depressed? I could be very wrong
  19. Re: V8 Defenders.....tell us your tales, experiences, the good, the bad and the ugly.

    I wouldnt spend more than R50k.

    I sold mine for R40k eventually, and it was on the market for a very very long time. She only had 120 000kms on as well
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    Sticky: Re: Photos of your nissans !

    Agreed. Ive noticed no difference with mine if the rack and/or tent is on or off.
    Im actually considering strapping the spare wheel to the roof rack to save my rear door a little
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    Re: Fatal accident, Broederstroom

    Hmm, now youre actually making me think why specifically I hate it, Im trying to think exactly why :-[.

    Lets try:
    Its a terribly ugly area, eroded gravel on the side of the road, packed to the...
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    Re: Fatal accident, Broederstroom

    Aha, thats a very interesting map, thanks for that! So that bridge in the middle of nowwhere at woodys kind of makes sense now. Theyre just joining the dots now.
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    Re: Fatal accident, Broederstroom

    Yip, its going to be very interesting to the see the impact that that new connection is going to have on the little broederstroom road, and the (hopefully) future plans they have for that section....
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    Re: Semonkong waterfall ruined

    Looks to me like that water is still falling? :confused:
  25. Re: After buying a 4x4 what should the first item be to spend money on improving it?

    100%. We dont need any modifications to a 4x4 to enjoy it actually. The modifications part is just part of the 4x4 "lifestyle" I believe. we modify and add goodies to our 4x4s because we enjoy doing...
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    Re: Ponta Malongane update

    I always thought the advise should actually be "avoid ponta and malongane at all costs, unless you are seriously kommin in which you'll feel right at home >:D
  27. Re: Camping between Moremi and Savuti. Dijara or Magotho?

    Thats great to see that Dizhana is up and running - seemed there were some major issues with it in the past in terms of bookings and maintenance etc. We camped in that very same site two years back....
  28. Re: V8 Defenders.....tell us your tales, experiences, the good, the bad and the ugly.

    I fitted a VERY free flowing exhaust to mine, think I only put one small silencer on it, and the exhaust ended halfway under the car. Remember now, I was still just a kid ;D.

    It had no effect on...
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    Re: Upgrade my car carrier

    Liked!
  30. Thread: Stuck

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    Re: Stuck

    What did you do?
  31. Discovery 4 Re: Disco 4 - Is it worth the headache to look at buying one

    All I think of each time I read this thread is, I wouldnt DARE get another LR, purely based on the fact if it did (does) break down on me, my wife would kill me dead for making such a bad decision...
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    Re: Land Rover Discovery 3 TDV6 buying advice

    No. Just no.

    Ignoring the R100k you Will have to drop on it down the line, thereís all the other D3 expenses.

    Everynow and then I think a d3 v8 would be an awesome buy and I start doing the...
  33. Re: V8 Defenders.....tell us your tales, experiences, the good, the bad and the ugly.

    To be completely honest - I search gumtree for v8 defenders literally once a week, and occasionally even go as far as contacting the seller to see if itís still available, but, every single time my...
  34. Re: V8 Defenders.....tell us your tales, experiences, the good, the bad and the ugly.

    Ignoring the sentimental stuff that comes with every defender I guess though, the following is my cold hearted view of them:

    Theyíre underpowered, not dangerously so, but youíre not going to get...
  35. Re: V8 Defenders.....tell us your tales, experiences, the good, the bad and the ugly.

    Ah my old v8. I owned mine for 10 years. Was the first car I bought on my own in my first job.
    Youre so right about the reaction of people when you tell them you have a v8 defender!

    i miss mine...
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