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    Re: What's the attraction of an iKamper?

    ... at Richiards Bay campsite once the wind
    lifted caravans clean off the ground ... only just restrained by anchoring nets !
    We were in a Dome in a very sheltered position and survived though...
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    Re: What's the attraction of an iKamper?

    ... Ive camped in very high winds near Kommetjie and elsewhere along the Cape coast and up at Tiffendal and wonder if such rooftops would survive at all,
    ... I used a Tentco Dome with a lot of...
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    Sticky: Re: Gauteng Breakfast Schedule - 2021

    ... I think you mean:
    ... 3 Breakfasts in 3 Provinces ...
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    Re: Uys's tractor fred

    ... does it have a 'steering assist' set up on the front axle ? ... as I've read such can be adapted for use on Series Land Rovers
    instead of power steering ...
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    Re: TD5 130 P/Up Tank on Support Bars

    ... yes tank is polypropylene (?) and
    protected, for the most, by a bash plate shield
    though not on the sides where the supports pass far too close to exposed fuel tank... :o ...
    ... as per...
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    Re: TD5 130 P/Up Tank on Support Bars

    ... sorry ... only just seen this.
    Below is photo looking down the support
    with the towplate bolts showing to rt of photo.
    So yes support is pinned at lowest hole setting on tow plate.
    What I...
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    Poll: Re: The Kgalagadi is overrated

    ... in our parks animals do get old and some may also get sickly etc but thats no reason to surround them with vehicles at very close quarters and have your windows down and have your arm exposed and...
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    Poll: Re: The Kgalagadi is overrated

    ... done me bit Boet ... I retired ... !!!
    ... so going 'out of business' ???

    ������
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    Re: Basecamp/Google Earth "Training"

    OK Thanks ! ... Im sure your videos will
    guide me through the right waypoints !
    Many Thanks.
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    Poll: Re: The Kgalagadi is overrated

    ... ironically,
    its best not to deal in Half-Measures ... !
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    Poll: Re: The Kgalagadi is overrated

    That 'they' should have to pay in full is the very least they should have to forfeit !
    They are abusing our parks and us citizens who have every right to access and enjoy our own National...
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    Poll: Re: The Kgalagadi is overrated

    ... my main complaint is the Kalagadi Pigs ...
    The abusive exploitive 'Safari Operators'
    that mass-book the limited camp-sites
    without using or cancelling ...
    and generally breaking the park...
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    Re: How practical is a Porta Potty?

    ... in my early life , only had long drops,
    now never use them , let alone Porta Pottis !!
    Have a proper camping throne & spade ...
    ... in Lion country etc we plan our lives
    around eventualities...
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    Re: Basecamp/Google Earth "Training"

    Hi Danie,
    ... also missed your first session as I was in place without internet...
    but doing my homework now, working through the 3 Videos ... many thanks .

    Please send me a Teams Invite to...
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    Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    ... Maybe try VHF ?
  16. Re: Namakwa Ecotrail Part 2 plus West Coast Questions

    Camping at Tierhoek was an absolute privilege.
    A place of great serenity & solitude.

    "What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow
    Out of this stony rubbish? Son of man,
    You cannot say,...
  17. Defender Re: Kitted out Defender vs towing a kitted trailer

    ... I often tow a MiniMetalian with an
    EasyAwn RTT on it (>TTT !) behind a 130
    and it often makes me anxious to know if
    its still actually there,
    ... as I cant always see it ...
  18. Defender Re: Kitted out Defender vs towing a kitted trailer

    ... one idea might be to buy an OzTent
    to set up and attach to the side of the canopy... Can make up a narrow intermediate
    section that beads onto an Al extrusion (along your roofrack side or...
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    Re: Rubber duck trip down Orangeriver

    .... eddies or ellies ????
    🤔
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    Re: TD5 130 P/Up Tank on Support Bars

    ... yes have steel under-tank protective shield but, no, neither, tank nor shield, resting on the supports, but toooo close to them ... so occassional abrasive action ...
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    Re: Why a "high lift jack"

    ... its a time-tested piece of equipment, like a hammer etc ...
    ... not some new fandangled gadget ...
    ... so cant understand logic of giving it the hoof ...
    Guys say its dangerous , yet same...
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    TD5 130 P/Up Tank on Support Bars

    My 130 P/Up Defenders fuel tank
    sits too close to the 2 support bars that extend from the Tow Plate back
    to the Chassis Rails.
    At some stage the abrasion may give rise to a leak developing from ...
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    Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    ... my money would be on double diff lock vehicles.
    Single diff-lock vs traction control over 4 wheels not a fair test.
    ... then there’s crawlers ....
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    Re: Defender 130 camping setups and vehicle mods

    yu

    ... that is a lot ... esp as 130 has a
    large bin overhang (+26cm ?) beyond
    the rear chassis cross member ...
    Land Cruiser commonly have duel
    Spares at the back ( often on duel
    swingarms,...
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    Sticky: Re: LR parts offered / required

    ... I have an 81 2-door Classic and may be interested in the cylindrical aircon compressor
    if it is the same (?), in working condition and depending on price ... ?
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    Re: ASPW's latest build in Oz

    ... if you sell this modern tech stuff,
    its a good quick way to make money.

    ... but if you buy and use it, often find
    it doesnt really do the job or its got a very short useful lifespan, if at...
  27. Thread: My Awning

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    Re: My Awning

    I would like a 270 but in nearly all
    cases one need also have a sturdy/permanent roof rack for attachment of the fulcrum brackets etc and be sure that height clearances are still OK for garages...
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    Re: Roberts Bird app

    ... so my wife downloaded Roberts App by using these Apple Cards one can buy at stationers etc
    Now I want to also use it on my phone via the 'Family Sharing' option...
    ... but system seems to ask...
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    Re: Moving back home from Norway

    ... bring back a reindeer skin to keep warm in your RTT ...
    I regret not doing so after doing
    a Nthn Lights trip to Norway in 2019 ...
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    Re: Présentation

    Tres Bien, Mon Ami
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    Sticky: Re: LR parts offered / required

    Hi Rian,
    I would like the rest ie in particular:

    *The Galvanised smaller fittings for doors & tailgate ie for latches & incl door handle
    *The distributor
    *The Chassis Cross Member

    ... or...
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    Re: Tyre pressure sensors

    ... surely these TPM system sensors report wrt The Ideal Gas Law etc ... ?
  33. Re: Is a Nissan Patrol better than a Toyota Landcruiser?

    ... No ... !

    ... & it probly couldn't even get there
    ... or out !
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    Re: One Last Hurrah

    ... beware of charging Hartebees !!

    How you doing !

    ...
  35. Thread: Aviary help

    by BushNomad
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    Re: Aviary help

    The capturing and keeping of wild birds is generally not allowed in SA
    though there is a good variety of
    other 'aviary birds' to choose from.
    The bigger the aviary the better (>3m*5m) pref with 1...
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