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    Re: New Defender arrived today

    Have a look here compare the New Defender to the Discovery 4... Discovery 4 bigger ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2fBTD12YtQ
  2. Re: Kitting out my Defender 110 for overlanding

    My only recommendation is long range tank and solar panels so you are not relying on electricity. I hate jerry cans full of fuel and flat batteries.. Get everything second hand and overlanding...
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    Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    Quality not quantity and pumping your ass off keeps you fit ;D
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    Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    Best manual portable hand held coffee maker I have ever used and makes great coffee (litchi)

    this is how it works

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWVoHst2kDg

    bought on ebay
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    Re: Guys, PLEASE!!! ALWAYS 4x4 on gravel

    Maybe add to slow down as speed causes bouncing of the wheel which causes corrugations
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    Re: Guys, PLEASE!!! ALWAYS 4x4 on gravel

    L

    so after reading all of this... I look at it like this

    it does not matter if the wheel is driven or not corrugations will form on any soft surface

    corrugations happen at speed on soft...
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    Re: Definitive SA bush camp list

    for a more budget accommodation try

    https://www.campitumela.com/

    For two nights Khama Rhino is great but just for a stop over when you arrive at 1600hrs and leave early in the morning it is...
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    Re: African Ranches River Camp

    If your looking for other camps that may be better have a look here

    http://campsa.co.za/camp-detail/?n=boelamien

    or look here
    ...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Defender tire size

    I have 265/75R16 on my TD5

    have a look here (interesting read)

    https://forums.lr4x4.com/topic/33418-wolf-rims/

    https://www.lrukforums.com/threads/tyre-choice-on-wolf-rims.34490/
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    Defender Re: Td5 Comparisons

    Most TD5 do have rev counters. At 90km/h I'm running at about 2500-2600rpm which is good enough for me to control the vehicle on the road
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    Re: Best route to Hwange from Kruger

    From Punda Maria quickest way is through Beitbridge then A6 to Bulawayo, A8 Hwange. If you need to stay the night on the road from Beitbridge to Bulawayo just before West Nicholson there is Tods...
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    Re: Last proper overlander?

    I think this guy is missing the point on a few things. For overlanding do you really need a huge gas guzzler that every 2 minutes you have to stop at a fuel station to fill up. Is the Defender...
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    Re: RTTs and weight

    I have a featherlite rooftop tent , also I modified my own stretcher tent and it can be like sleeping under the stars or with the cover over. its called an Oztrail stretcher queen tent, weight of...
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    Re: Do you like the new Defender?

    My honest question. How many farmers or commercial operators out there were thinking it would be a rugged work horse and now feel the market has changed and are a little disappointed. I wonder if...
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    Re: Do you like the new Defender?

    Seems like it has been designed by car designers, not how I would have thought it to be but letís see how it pans out. The Defender to me was always an overlanding vehicle.
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    Re: Do you like the new Defender?

    Looks like just another discovery but until we see it who knows

    have a look here quite interesting

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3kK04fvDRQ
  17. Re: What would the perfect rooftop tent look like?

    Space on top of the vehicle is something to consider if you do not tow a trailer like me. The rooftop tent I have opens out over the back of the landy so only half of the roof rack is taken up by...
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    Re: Botswana not how it used to be..

    this is exactly what Iím talking about but I have to accept that this is going to be the norm for Botswana in the future
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    Re: Maximum load on roof rack

    150kg on Land Rover Defender

    look here

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/19819-Weight-on-a-Defender-s-Roof
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    Re: Mapungubwe area bush camping

    Have a look at Boelamien river camp, Limpopo close to Platjan Border awesome camp on the river with great views. I would consider this better than Ratho bush camp
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    Re: Rooftop tent buy, bedding stays inside?

    I don't keep my bedding in my rooftop tend while traveling distance. I have a frontronner and if i pass through a thunder shower sometimes the inside of part of the tent gets wet and wet bedding...
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    Re: Again robbery Ihaha

    If something is not done, these incidents or robberies will continue to happen to all who camp there at any time and could get more serious. Cameras, spy or camera traps are good but they do not...
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    Re: Distance (hrs) Muchenje Kwhai

    Hi Chris


    I would drive and not stop at Savuti but do the whole drive from Kwhai to Muchenje. Spend that extra night at Muchenje and avoid an extra day park fees and Savuti camping.

    My...
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    Re: Botswana not how it used to be..

    wow 1966 must have been an awesome African experience
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    Re: Botswana not how it used to be..

    Yes i agree with you... the old ablutions were terrible and yes refurbished goes a long way but if no money is spent on them shortly they will be back to the old state of disrepair with the camp...
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    Re: Botswana not how it used to be..

    thanks for your comment but with my wife who has lived and worked in Botswana we both know the National Parks and campsites well.

    I'm just giving the forum an honest opinion. From living in...
  27. Re: Balance pipe on auxiliary wing tank TD5 Defender

    Feedback

    Well i fitted the Auxiliary fuel tank and it took me about 3/4 of a day as everything has to be perfect with no leaks.

    1st pic is of the tank fitted

    2nd with the gravity feed pipe...
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    Botswana not how it used to be..

    Just done an overland from Nelspruit SA through Botswana and back

    Nelspruit - Boelamien (On South African side limpopo river camping close Platjan border )
    Boelamien - Francistown...
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    Re: Zimbabwe update

    I love Zim but it’s not the best at the moment but be strong and everything will go as planned, drive carefully on the dirt roads looking out for potholes ect

    my suggestion.. take as much spare...
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    Re: Worthy Successor to Defender?

    Not nearly worthy successor of the Defender. But good try .....

    The Gurkha is an SUV manufactured by Force Motors, the manufacturer of Traveller minibuses and the Trax utility vehicle in India....
  31. Re: Balance pipe on auxiliary wing tank TD5 Defender

    I think you have to make the wire tool and fit the bolt and fibre washer on the wire and feed it into the tank, push through.. then tighten from the outside. The problem I have is because one tank...
  32. Re: Balance pipe on auxiliary wing tank TD5 Defender

    Have a look here at the instructions

    https://frontrunner.thirdlight.com/file/42477464469
  33. Balance pipe on auxiliary wing tank TD5 Defender

    I have to fit an auxiliary wing fuel tank to my Defender next week for a Botswana trip as I am sick and tired of lifting fuel containers on to the roof rack plus leaking diesel fuel Jerry cans on the...
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    Re: Again robbery Ihaha

    Please see here explains everything on YouTube

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oN1TnQtRUfw
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    Re: Zim border crossing what is the needs?

    Please don't pay a bribe..... it just makes it harder for the next person.. and be honest. Ask Bushlore for a police verification letter stamped by the police just to make sure the vehicle you are...
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