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    Re: Please identify - fruit from Botswana

    Apparently they grow only round locals houses. The pips has to go thr' a stomach to be able to germinate.
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    Re: T4A on new Garmin Overlander

    What I understood is that the garmin maps loaded on the unit has T4A maps incorporated.

    If you a T4A SD card T4A will work.
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    Re: Best vehicle to tow an Invader Quattro

    Prado V6 or 3l tows quit good. The 200 series is the ultimate, but not necessary. I towed an Echo kavango caravan down the west coast from Oranjemund some time back without any issues with my 3l...
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    Re: Runva Winches - Any experience?

    I got a 12000lb one on my SC for 4 years now, used it a few times and its still working. Yes the price is good.

    I also have a 12000lb Kingone on my DC, which compete with the rest in terms of...
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    Re: Keeping cool in a tent - tips?

    Been doing Koakoveld and Kalahari in December with a canvas dome tent quit a few times. You sit outside or in the vehicle under a tree during the day. :)
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    Re: T4A on new Garmin Overlander

    For what its worth.

    I bought the Overlander. I could only found the T4A POIs in the drive section, a separate Icon, but could nowhere see T4A maps, but was able to downloaded it with Base...
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    Re: SIM Card for Nam, Bots & Zim

    What I am saying is, using a Nam card outside Nam for data is not cheap, and even calls.
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    Re: SIM Card for Nam, Bots & Zim

    Here is only MTC. It will work in Bots and Zim, but for data you will have to put quit an amount on that card.

    For calls it might be even cheaper to use the sat phone outside Namibia. We...
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    Re: Snomaster vs Dometic (80l)

    I had a 60l snomaster, a 40l kellerman, 15l weaco, and still have 20l and 25l dometics, another 15l weaco as the one was replaced under warranty, a 80 engel and 2 x 90 NL. 1 20l dometic now is...
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    Re: Landcruiser 79 update in 2020?

    Just did a 6000 km trip in Zambia with the V6 and a abba camper on it. Average 5.57km/l. Speed varied from 120 kpu on long hauls to slow sand tracks driving.

    Over the last 40 k km the average is...
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    Re: Land Cruisers too uneconomical?

    Basically what I did all along with the other vehicle I use, but up to 140 k km, then it still sells good. After that less buyers will take it.

    With a cruiser kilos dont matter , even a V8 with...
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    Re: Land Cruisers too uneconomical?

    Agree, I always had another 'softer' vehicle for running around. And never use the dealers after the warranty expired. And will probably never buy a V8 either. :)
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    Re: Land Cruisers too uneconomical?

    I tried one hilux on the farm and went back to LC. Bumpers , cover plates, CV rubber boots had to be replaced. None of that on the cruiser. I used a 1Hz on the farm and only took it every 40k km...
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    Re: Anyone travelling Khaudum NP in october?

    No cell phone reception there. A sat phone for just in case.
  15. Re: FJ Cruiser front tyres rubbing - Spacers or Narrower Tyres?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVuXTlHMprU
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    Re: How to manage your fridge

    With the engel fridge we used to set it to -5 deg. Frozen stuff at the bottom, then the drinks etc will not freeze on top. I tried to get half depth baskets for it, but could not although Engel...
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    Re: Raptor or Amarok V6

    Depends what you want to use it for, and how long you want to keep it. Both of the soft side for hard work. :)
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    Re: Hardekool hout braai manne

    Lead wood grain is finer and a dull brown with the typical white soft wood round it, if chopped. https://tinroofhome.com/product/furniture/african-leadwood-table/

    Mpone is more reddish like.
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    Re: Hardekool hout braai manne

    Not sure if all the pieces is lead wood but yes some are. That red hard wood of lead wood burns quit slow and its ashes tend to smother it. Mopane don't do that, thats way it makes a better a braai...
  20. Re: Khaudum NP recommended route from South to North.

    No, I found that cow groups are maybe a more agitating with vehicles than any bull there, but also depends how close you get to them.
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    Re: Fridges that shut down automatically

    Cigarette plug usually have limit of watts it can supply, but dont think it will be less than what the fridge can draw. If the cigarette socket is dead when the ignition is off why worried about...
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    Re: Landrover and Toyota owner conversation

    Knowing something about ##### as a farmer, I know a bit of landrovers also, as it was my first 4x4. :)>:D
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    Re: Selfdrive Zimbabwe - Botswana - Namibia

    Many just do that, and many companies cater for that, but there were some incidents where they got stuck for days not knowing how to put it in 4x4 etc. If you are comfortable driving a 4x4, gravel...
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    Re: Landcruiser 79 update in 2020?

    Aus never had the V6 79 series, but the HD-eft which we never had. The FJ is long off their market and never had a V6 Prado. Would be interesting what engine they would get if the V8 is phased out....
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    Re: Expired vehicle license in Namibia

    Going north they do check, vin number the works.
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    Re: Expired vehicle license in Namibia

    It might be possible, but expired license is basically not a licence vehicle on the road here.
  27. Re: What Time of Year Is there low temps but high water in falls

    May ideally. March can be wet still and you may not see much game.
  28. Re: What Time of Year Is there low temps but high water in falls

    Ruacana falls are dry most of the time, as said only in high floods it has water, when the hydro cant take the flow. Epupa falls always has some flow, from the Ruacana hydro station.
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    Sticky: Re: Namibia Road Updates

    No official information.

    Probably just a re-gravel action. With the shortage of water there regraveling don't last long, it cant be compacted properly and just ravels out, although very good...
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    Re: My LC 79 v8 Journey

    :) Even empty the V8 will not match the V6 in the dunes. But for overlanding the V8 will idle what ever you load on it.

    I had 285/75 tyres on the 1HD-t engine, and it was quit comfortable with...
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    Re: Anyone been stopped at a speed trap near Gobabis?

    :) No, stupidness and reckless driving do. But yes the many drivers should not be allowed to drive more than 60kpu.>:D
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    Re: What Garmin to chose?

    Yes the Overlander do more or less what the Drives do. It records a track, but you can set the frequency. To view it you need to save in Garmin Explore.

    But report back please anyway, its maybe...
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    Re: What Garmin to chose?

    https://www.shopandship.co.za/electronics/gps-devices/outdoor/garmin-overlander-detail

    Advertised wth T4A preloaded
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    Re: 6mm˛ or 10mm˛ for solar extension lead

    I use up to 240 Watt panels. 6sq mm will probably also work. I just tried to use the panels as effective as possible.

    Watt is also Volts x amps. Thus the volt drops gives you less watt. With a...
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    Re: 6mm˛ or 10mm˛ for solar extension lead

    2.5 sq mm cable cant do any work, I was told by an electrician.>:D

    I use a 10m x 10sqmm cable.
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