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    I bought a Gen4 Jimny!

    Hi all,

    I just took delivery of my 2020 Jimny...

    I will be building it up to be a bit of a micro overlander for the UK and Europe, as I probably won't be able to get home to SA anytime soon...
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    Sticky: Re: Post photos of your Suzuki here

    So after a few years of really really wanting one, ordering one in ZA, then Covid happened and I couldn't get back to ZA to collect it, I finally sourced one in the UK where I will be based for the...
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    Re: Dometic PLB 40 Battery box/pack

    I tried to delete as I moved it to another section, but I couldn't figure out how.
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    Dometic PLB 40 Battery box/pack

    https://www.dometic.com/en-gb/uk/products/power-and-control/energy-and-lighting/batteries/dometic-plb40-_-195560

    Has anyone seen the above battery pack from Dometic? any real life experience from...
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    Dometic PLB 40 Battery box/pack

    https://www.dometic.com/en-gb/uk/products/power-and-control/energy-and-lighting/batteries/dometic-plb40-_-195560

    Has anyone seen the above battery pack from Dometic? any real life experience from...
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    Re: Engel's 30L drawer fridge

    I think this fridge would be ideal for somewhere with limited space, such as the jimny, as you can pack up and build all around it, while still having access to it without needing to keep the top...
  7. Re: Single Cab "poor man's" camper idea (canvas canopy?)

    Very good points all, cheers. An aluminium one does make more sense.
    I will look into it, maybe custom Leisure Tech or some of the smaller manufacturers may be able to help with this project.
    ...
  8. Single Cab "poor man's" camper idea (canvas canopy?)

    Hi all,

    I am toying with the idea of getting a single cab bakkie, and having a canvas canopy on the rear, but tall enough to be a camper of some sorts. Only to sleep, like a small tent that you...
  9. Re: In a slight pickle.. Needing to find Land cruiser back diff in Botswana

    Serbian chap in Phakalane who works on 4x4's and overlanders, even rebuilds old FJ cruisers, your best cruiser and 4x4 specialist that I know of

    Goran - +267 73 870 444
    Not sure about this...
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    Re: Self-drive Botswana special from BWP450

    BushwaysBots,

    With regards to the lock down and state of emergency in Botswana, if someone were to book a whole trip now through you, and the state of emergency was exteneded or boarders remain...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 4.5 V8 diesel consumption

    Simple and cheapest solution, just slow down! I could get around 8km/L (one long trip even closer to 9km/L) on my 2002 100 Series 4.2TD, which was extremely heavy with overlanding kit. To get this, I...
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    Re: Houseboat safari down the Zambezi Sept 2017

    This trip looks amazing, something right up my alley.

    Any websites I could use to look at/book through?
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    Re: 10 ppm vs 50ppm

    I work on cruise ships, we have 4 V16 17500 KW diesel generators and 2 V12's to keep the lights on and ship moving.

    We used to use high sulphur fuel oil (up to 3.5% sulfur content), then the new...
  14. Thread: Roof top tent

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    Re: Roof top tent

    I lived out of my 100 series touring Southern Africa for 2 years (on and off 12 week cycles while working abroad), I had a Custom leisure Tech (based in Pretoria) aluminium hard shell RTT. Man did I...
  15. Thread: Buying a car

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    Re: Buying a car

    CalDriver,

    Where do you currently store you vehicle? I am looking at starting up my holiday 4x4 life in SA and remain overseas for work, so will need frequent storage of my vehicle?


    I would...
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    Bots 30th Trek Route/options (June 2020)

    Howzit guys,

    For my 30th in June I will be visiting my favourite place, Bots of course.

    The plan at the moment:

    6th June - Folks congregate in Ftown area coming up from SA
    7th June - Kubu...
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    Re: Molapo Bush Camp

    Has anyone been recently?

    Any further updates on what the camp is like, animals around, prices?

    Cheers!
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    Re: Bathroom breaks at night in Botswana!

    So a couple of years ago a few friends and I drove through Southern Africa for 3 months on an adventure, I got severly ill at one point from some dodgy water in Zambia, and spent a week or two dying...
  19. Re: FOR SALE : 2010 L/Cruiser 76 Series 4,2 D in MINT NICK

    I would 100% be interested if it did not have that turbo, makes me really sad when I keep seeing these donkeys being made into something they are not.
  20. Re: Trip report Malawi, Zambia, Namibia,Botswana etc

    Very cool trip report, I was a huge fan of Shiwa Ngandu, the book was incredible, higly recommended to give it a read.

    I miss Malawi big time, Zambia not so much, always felt like I was being...
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    Re: Do Not Start Overlanding Article

    Ahhh This is the worst disease to have.

    I spent the last 2 years living on the road (on and of, I work 12 weeks at sea, 12 weeks on leave), I recently sold my cruiser to attempt to adult, buy a...
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    Re: D4D Motor - How long will it last?

    A friend of mine has a 2012 Fortuner D4-d (2x4) on 565 000 km now. No major issues, just regular maintenance.

    Her mother owns a transfer business in the lowveld, hence the high milage. They tried...
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    Re: Ozzie Style Camper Build

    Do you have a rough price estimate on this build?
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    2019 Jimny packing/overlanding thread

    Hey all,

    I am interested in seeing all of your packing ideas/solutions with the new Jimny?

    I'm desperate for a new Jimny, and spend 2-3 months at a time bundu bashing.
    I used to own the Gen3...
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    Re: My Namibia Trip Report

    Hi all,

    SO sorry for the delay in posting part 3 of my trip report to Namibia,

    I am back at sea (work) and time to myself is limited.

    Part 3 of my Namibia trip taken earlier this year:
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    Re: My sister's cruiser 1HZ - 76 wagon

    I was wondering the same, I thought he may have pegged so I went on a mission to find him last holidays, his workshop is in the Tarlton raceway, found it from his old instagram pics, he was very...
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    Re: My sister's cruiser 1HZ - 76 wagon

    I used Ralph (Toyo service centre) for all the work on my 100 series, and I was very impressed, very good rates, and I gave him free rain to spend all that needed to be spent on making it perfect, he...
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    Re: Did the Jimny get a facelift?

    And if (when) I order my future jimny, it will definitely be getting this grill. I love it.

    its R3217 more for that grill (plus VAT), for those that are interested.
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    Re: Lesotho December 2019 Trip

    Rhodes as in Rhodes uni?
    I was very impressed with that campsite last year (by Gray Dam, just on the outskirts of Gtown), I studied there for years and never thought anything of it, but individual...
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    Re: My Namibia Trip Report

    Haha sorry all, I have been holidaying it up and neglecting my trip report writing. I will continue trip report 3 right away, stay tuned!


    Gareth
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    Re: My Namibia Trip Report

    CalDriver,

    Thanks! I have heard of a number of 4.2's doing this trip, I don't think its a show stopper, you will just show everyone how much of a better driver you are than those with the big...
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    Re: My Namibia Trip Report

    JJJ,

    Cheers!

    All of the above? I think it was mostly mass, Frank is set for touring and so everything is in built, I had to continue my journey for another month in the bush after the Faces...
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    Re: My Namibia Trip Report

    Haha I couldn't take the pics when I was digging ;)

    But yes, she was a good digger!

    I have a 2 year old Sony A6500, excellent and very compact mirrorless camera, sigma 30mm 1.4 lens (because...
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    Re: My Namibia Trip Report

    Hi all,

    Trip report 2 has been uploaded to the original post, I hope you enjoy!
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    Re: My Namibia Trip Report

    I Just re-read the report (I am not very good at proof reading, my MSc supervisor hated me), and I really apologize for the extensive spelling mistakes, worse than usual!

    I will have an edit this...
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