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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    I was looking at tents last night and thought combining the following would be good.

    - On the kitchen side the tent should be straight up or be slightly wider than the base - like the echo mk4...
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    We have a flimsy popup one and works well -it drys very quickly and doesn't take op much space. It doesn't have a floor which i think is better. It also doesn't have a roof. We used ours at the beach...
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    Re: Independent trailer suspension DIY question

    The Aussies are quite fond of the DO35 hitches that articulate 360. One of the claims is that they prevents vehicle rollovers. Which probably makes sense if you have a 2.5 ton caravan. But I was...
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    Are you back yet ;D;D

    Would be keen to see more pics
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    I like the awning - it would be nice to see how easy the tent is to pitch.

    Looks like a bit like a space ship :)

    How durable is the reflective coating ?
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    Any links or pics of the Metalian tent ? I cant seem to find anything.
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    Re: ? Re-sell value Howling moon TTT

    I doubt HW would give you an answer.

    How long would a tent last ? 10 years 15 years, 20 years ? It's already 5 years old.

    At 18k you need a buyer that was already looking at a tent at 14k you...
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    Re: Conqueror Comfort Awning

    Looks good. Did you have Velcro on both sides of the tent or did you add it ?
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    Re: Braai-ing chicken

    I do the same hot fire, turn allot cut into pieces 3/4 throughout.

    I eat breast meat and skin if I have a choice, and hate dry chicken
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    Re: Crazy French family taking on Africa!

    Looks like they are back today
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    Re: Crazy French family taking on Africa!

    I was looking for inspiration but can't seem to find attached of the videos anymore :(
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    Re: New conqueror uev range

    The Conqueror Patriot Forward Fold looks like the Ezy trail Stirling GT2

    https://trailercamperaustralia.com.au/ezytrail-stirling-gt-mk2-off-road-hard-floor-camper-trailer.html
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    Re: New conqueror uev range

    For example the MODCON and and MDC trailers look almost the same but the Modcon tent pops up with one bar that needs to be extended, the MDC has 7 spreader bars to pitch the tent.

    The one has...
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    Re: New conqueror uev range

    The patriot branded ones look like the Chinese build trailers in Aus - Eazytrail/ Black series/ MDC / Modcon.

    There are a large number of them, some are quite good, but some are blind copies and...
  15. Re: Cost effective sound deadening/proofing, vibration dampening, thermal insulation

    Great post
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    Re: New 4X4 vans at the Beeld/Pta show

    Regarding towball weight in Aus they believe that you need at least 10% of your trailer weight on the hitch. Combined with the fact that many of their vans are 2t plus.

    Many 4x4 in Aus have...
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    Re: Exporting caravan/offroader

    https://www.caravancampingsales.com.au/items/conqueror/
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    Re: Exporting caravan/offroader

    Australia has a huge range of camping trailers from
    $15k for Chinese built forward folds to $38k for a Metallian
    $50k for a patriot

    Off road caravans like conqueror or bushlapa is closer to...
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    Re: Exporting caravan/offroader

    We wanted to - but ran out of steam.

    We did not have jobs before we moved and was concerned that the logistics whould be to difficult.

    Where to store it, where to get a car to tow it where to...
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    Re: Cell Phone Camera Photo's - PLEASE contribute

    Train to Sydneyhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190217/2d18807612337ec2cf155064177e9317.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190217/ae9b4866507832649b9953f263958c4e.jpg

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    Re: Mana Pools - advice needed

    Our stay at Chitake was scary, I cant recall which site it was though.

    It was end November boiling hot and there was fresh lion tracks when we arrived and 30 minutes before sunset 2 female lions...
  22. Re: In need of an Australian trailer coupler

    Metalian use a d035 coupler which doesn't use a 50mm ball and uses electric brakes .

    From the pics, Bushlapa seem to use a standard Knott coupler with overrun brakes.

    The conqueror s I've...
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    Are the awning lift brackets available seperately ? Will an awning like the howling moon 270 or bunduawn 360 fit ?
    How much are the lift brackets ?
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    Re: Which one of the 270 degree awnings

    Are you still happy with the Howling Moon 270 awning ?

    How does it hold up in the rain ?
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    Re: Boskriek te koop

    In die classifieds - https://www.4x4community.co.za/classifieds/showcat.php/cat/18
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    Re: Kgalagadi

    Cell C was fine 2 years ago probably still is. We roamed in Vodacom quite often
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    Re: Conqueror Compact I - Braked/not?

    We had one it had the same brakes as the conquest, was a 2008 model.
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    Yes it was Jannies the plan was to take it with to Aus and as such we did some work on it.
    As for the year that was what it was sold to me as 2013 and what the registration papers say.
    If its not...
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    Is there any one in the centurion/Pretoria area that is willing to show me their Maxi Trailer, one evening this week ?


    Phillip Grobler
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    It looks really nice.

    Is the area covered by the BunduAwn sufficient ?
    And with the sides on ?
    Is it the 2.45 and 2.95 m ?
    Did it hold up fine in afternoon breeze ?
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    Is your bundu awn mounted on the metalian ? Would you post pics of how its mounted ?
  32. Re: mana pools to kafue(?) in november 2017-advice needed

    Have you been to Kubu Island ? If not Id stop there after CKGR.

    I'd also stay longer in Mana.

    And perhaps I'd go to see the bats at Kasanka but it might be a bit far off.
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    Re: Wildebeest kalfie vs Metalian Mini

    I was curious - I have a pajero - monocoque - where the Monique chassis is sometimes seen as a liability ?

    I also have a Conqueror Conquest - frame and a Metalian maxi - monocoque.

    My...
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    Re: Wildebeest kalfie vs Metalian Mini

    Why is the monocoque design considered better ?
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    I could not figure out how to remove them with out removing the slider first.

    Ended up dismantling the sliders, the shelves, water pump and the lights - will put it all back together again next...
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