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    Re: SOS if going Remote in Botswana

    There is nothing like the peace of mind carrying a sat phone inspite of the cost. To be able to communicate verbally when in trouble is a major bonus.
    If one cannot afford a sat phone then hire one...
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    Re: Redownload T4A software / Maps?

    For the future download JaVaWA. You can store all your maps on the site and then transfer to a new computer. It is a great map manager site. Free
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    Re: Old tyres disposal

    We take our old tyres to Tankwa Padstal, Middelpos, Tankwa tented camp, Bike X and any other out of the way place where anyone who wrecks a tyre can at least get home, At least we help the person in...
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    Re: 3rd Generation Jimny Long Range Tank

    Total 80L works for me. Cost R2 000 to manufacture. Travelled all through Namibia, Angola. Gives me just under 800km range
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    Re: Suzuki Jimny Van Zyls pass

    Easy in a Jimny with no load on top. Carry 80L fuel more than enough to get to Fort Sesfontein or Palmwag. Loading on the roof rack is crazy
  6. Frontrunner roof rack swop for Vitara flush roof bars

    A friend Yvette Olivier 082 775 8348 has just bought a 2012 Grand Vitara with a Front Runner roof rack. She wants to swop it for a set of original flush bars

    Thank you the swop has taken place....
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    Vitara roof rack wanted

    A friend of mine has joined the Suzuki owners and has bought a second hand Grand Vitara and is the happiest owner around. He is looking for a roof rack.
    Anyone has one please call Carl on 084 582...
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    Re: gps? Garmin Maps276cx or Overlander

    If you are just going to use the GPS to follow a map, IE: Tracks for Africa maps. buy the cheapest.
    If you plot your own routes and tracks before travelling and load the info on to a GPS then buy...
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    Re: What Garmin to chose?

    Cheaper to buy a good paper map of Botswana.
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    Re: Tracks4Africa vs. Maps.me

    OSM for maps on the GPS and Google Earth for planning a route and tracks. No need for T4 except if you are trying to find a petrol station or restaurant
  11. Re: Jimny damage on roof where the roof rack fits on to the roof

    The most I would ever put on my Jimnys roof rack. Just clothes and camping equipment. The rest inside or fuel on the tow hitch


    https://youtu.be/HSgHOsYPWfY
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    Re: My Garmin is Shaky! help?

    Here it is mounted
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    Re: My Garmin is Shaky! help?

    Firstly take out the battery. Makes the unit lighter and better.
    My ram mount on the bars of my crf Rally and Africa Twin creates no shake
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    Re: T4A Tri Planning

    Load basecamp as it is the best way to move planned routes from the computer to the GPS or visa Versa.
    Then it is easy to plan routes on Google earth and you will see all the side roads and tracks....
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    Re: Suzuki Jimny - Replacement Battery Advice

    The only way to keep your battery alive is to have it continuously on charge. All our vehicles including our delivery vehicles once parked go immediately on to smart chargers. Plus my motorcycle,...
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    Re: CTek D to DC charger

    Have run my WRND for thre years and it works very well and keeps my aux battery fully charged. Plus it is local and half the price of many others. But best to keep it and the aux battery in the car
  17. Thread: GPSMAP 276Cx

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    Re: GPSMAP 276Cx

    No Problem.
    Two alternatives>
    1. We investigate the basics of where we would like to go before leaving a base which has wifi. Then open Google Earth and draw several routes.
    Most times done well...
  18. Thread: GPSMAP 276Cx

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    Re: GPSMAP 276Cx

    Google Earth both in the bush and in the cities worldwide
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    Re: What do you use as a Bush knife?

    Who needs more knife. Done well for 50 years
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    Transport petrol carrier to Gauteng

    Please if anyone can help transport a petrol can holder from Cape Town to Gauteng for a friend Louis De Klerk, he would be very grateful.
    If so I can be contacted in Cape Town and I will deliver it...
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    Re: Garmin Montana 610 issues

    It all depends what you use your maps for! T4 or garmaps are good for searching for petrol stations, restaurants, places of interest but no better than OSm maps for tracking.
    We use our GPS and...
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    Re: Garmin Montana 610 issues

    When you reload basecamp. Only load 4.6.1 or .2. Stay away from 4.7, which was the latest update from basecamp. When booting up basecamp it will ask to update each time. Hit later. Do not let it...
  23. Re: OpenStreetMap Topo - BaseCamp, Garmin and Android

    Open basecamp and your downloads and drag the OSM logo onto Basecamp. Then check your maps. Should be on basecamp.
    If you have basecamp 4.7 dump it and go back into google and load basecamp 4.6.1 or...
  24. Re: OpenStreetMap Topo - BaseCamp, Garmin and Android

    Once done JaVaWa gives you the facility to move your saved maps from GPS card into the device hardware or visa versa. Plus onto any new SD card
  25. Re: OpenStreetMap Topo - BaseCamp, Garmin and Android

    Load JaVaWa GMTK and JaVaWa device an dyou can sort it all out. Move maps onto JaVaWa then insert a new Sd card into your GPS and load the maps back onto the new card.
    Then download any maps ie:...
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    Re: Latest version 18 upload problems

    If you have loaded basecamp 4.7 dump it and then load 4.6.1 or 4.6.2. And you will be able to work with Tracks 4 africa maps.
    4.7 for some reason is not fully compatable with T4 maps.
    Then when you...
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    Re: Protected SD card in GPS

    Download JaVaWa Device and JaVaWa GMTK. Then you can save the cards maps and transfer to another GPs
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    Re: Tyre pressure gauge

    Many years ago a motoring journalist on one of the local motoring magazines gathered together every tyre pressure guage available from the simple pencil type to the most sophisticated digital guage....
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    Re: Mabuashube Jimny trip June 2019

    Fits on the towbar. carries 2 20l metal cans or 2 25l plastic petrol cans. Plenty of clerance easy to take on and off. Low centre of gravity.
    Trialed over more than 50 000km offroad in Namibia,...
  30. Re: Would you buy a Garmap64S for city navigation?

    Yes ideal for your use
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    Re: A-line Outback 4x4 Steel Rims

    steel rims on a Jimny
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    Re: A-line Outback 4x4 Steel Rims

    Fitted steel rims and will never go back to alloys.
  33. Re: Anyone with experience with the new Dunlop Grandtrek AT3G

    215/75/15 on 15 inch X 7 inch wide steel rims
  34. Re: Anyone with experience with the new Dunlop Grandtrek AT3G

    215/75/15 on 7 inch steel rims.
  35. Re: Anyone with experience with the new Dunlop Grandtrek AT3G

    I have now completed 45 000km on a set of Grandtrek AT3. And they have been hammered on all terrain in Namibia, N Cape, Lesotho and cannot complain. They handle everything running offroad at 1bar on...
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