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    Re: Leisure travel to Botswana.

    What a broad statement and full of detail. I agree you should boycott Botswana but I don't think I will.
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    Re: Traveling During Curfew hours

    I would mention that your planning is really not fantastic.
    Get a letter stamped at the police station covering everybody in the vehicle for travel. The police stamp is the key. Type up the letter...
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    Re: BEST Landrover mechanics in the Western Cape?

    Schalk Burger is a gearbox specialist.
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    Re: DIY Solar install questions

    It's a disease. We run around turning on and off lights etc to measure how many watts they are using. We know exactly how much a panel heater pulls and would rather sit in the cold than turn it on...
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    Re: Where to servive

    First welcome to Hermanus.
    Is Isuzu able to service under warranty ? The now Renault dealer used to be isuzu and probably still does the servicing.
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    Re: Ngorongoro Crater

    What are the prices though ? If Serengeti is 10 times more expensive then that would equal 3,5 million visitors to the Kruger's 1,8 million and size how would that compare to the Kruger etc.
    I...
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    Re: 2.8 GD6 gearbox.....not happy

    Please let us know if you are happy with the results
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    A lift looks good but do you need it. I just put double shocks at the back.
  9. Re: What happens if there is a fire in the campsite area?

    I have fought fires in Makgadigadi Game reserve and as has been said mainly grass and low vegetation so never felt in danger. Very different with thick tall grass or higher bushes, trees etc. Just...
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    Re: 2017 Ford Ranger handling issues

    Have you looked at the front shocks yourself. I had an issue where it snapped off 3 times on a hired vehicle (3 consecutive vehicles with upgraded shocks) at the bottom weld. Shock fell onto axle...
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    Re: Metalian Genie video ad.

    Nice
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    Re: What kind of animal is this????

    Guys like you really annoy me. Now I am going to spend the whole day wondering how you get to live on a private concession in the Linyanti with a house on the river.
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    Re: Elephants dying in huge numbers ?

    From day 1 I have been concerned it was poison but could not understand why elephant only died. Have the results ever been released from the samples taken.
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    Re: Elephants dying in huge numbers ?

    Sorry Zac but you don't know what you are talking about. Your statement is true but elephant would probably be the last to die from starvation and in an area with abundant food it seems like...
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    Re: Defender D240 or P400

    If I ever buy a defender for on road performance then shoot me.
    I want to go as slow as possible over the most difficult terrain.
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    Re: VERY VERY Disappointed in GARMIN !!!!

    Obviously a lot of responses come from people who don't overland or think they do. Even in traffic can you imagine pulling out a map or looking it up on your phone if your data is out. Crazy world...
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    Re: Driving Cape Town to Maun - which route?

    I have not found a faster way from Hermanus to Maun. They are all about the same. It is easier for me to go through Namibia as accommodation is easier to find. I do not book anywhere and stop when I...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Is the spare wheel carrier from front runner ? What do you think of quality and ease of opening closing when a spare wheel is on.
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    Re: Defender 130 Suspension Upgrade - who?

    A lot of businesses are having stock problems with resupply because of the lock down. However, the phones are still working but they seem to forget that.
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    Re: Defender 130 Suspension Upgrade - who?

    Can't help to much.
    I decided a lift was out and for overlanding in some quite tricky terrain I have never been caught. I was also worried about being top heavy as we already load on roof etc. I did...
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    Re: Makgadikgadi Pans

    We are all different. I would stay at Khumaga and just visit Baines. The river drive at Khumaga is fantastic.
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    Re: Kgalagadi to Mabua road prep.

    I have bought all the equipment a couple of times upgrading. The more I overland the more I realise I use a spade and snatch strap almost exclusively. The strap to pull out other vehicles and the...
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    Re: Your Idea of a Beginner Overland Vehicle

    It is a go anywhere vehicle but you need to know your stuff. It was my first overland vehicle and I still have it.
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    Re: Best Head torch for Overlanding & Camping ???

    Led lensers do switch off when older but it is usually because battery is old and needs replacement.
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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.
  34. 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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