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    Re: Taking meat into Botswana

    Did you have any problem bringing meat back into SA after your trip ?
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    Re: Botswana road trip advice please

    It is a very long detour from Cape Town to Kruger to Kgalagadi back to Cape Town ( I assume).
    It is a long way for 4-5 days in Kgalagadi - assuming that you will still get accommodation at this...
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    Gas bottle for Echo 4

    The older Echo trailers have a gas bottle compartment that is only 29 cm deep. Which presents a problem since all new generation gas bottles seem to be at least 32 ++ cm high.
    Even my old...
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    Re: Stones, Trailers & Rear windows

    I find that the stonenet ( made out of shade cloth material) sold by Echo works just fine. Cost about R 800 .
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    Re: Trailer 12v / 220v wiring

    Which batteries are you using ?

    The standard Echo battery box can only accommodate batteries with a max height of around 200mm and they are hard to find.
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    Which Wheel bearing kits for Echo ??

    Hi,

    Can somebody confirm what Al-Ko wheel bearing kits will fit on the following Echo trailers :

    Echo 1 - 2006 ( round axle)
    Echo 3 - 2010 ( Unbraked Round axle)
    Echo 4 - 2006 ( Braked square...
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    Requirements to take a dog into Namibia

    Can anybody help me with the requirements to take a dog into Namibia from RSA while touring.
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    Re: Mabuasehube info needed, PLEASE!!

    We have been on CKGr & Kutse Dec 2018. The temperature usually was around 40 - 50 degrees.

    Yes it was hot but not unbearably so. One acclimatizes within couple of days. Take plenty water with....
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    South east Namibia - advice needed

    I want to go and explore the south eastern side of Namibia at end April 2019. That spans the area North from the RSA border , east of the B1 up to say around Aranos / Mariental.
    The idea is then...
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    Re: Karasburg Camp sites & 4x4 trails

    Dis you have any success Jerrycan? I am thinking of doing a meander through the south east of Namibia early next year

    Thanks
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    Re: Do you use polarizer for wildlife?

    Never used or needed one for wild life .It is just another complication I do not need while taking action shots.

    They are however useful for landscapes.
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    Re: Verskil tussen Tamron Lens & Sigma Lens

    Ek het 'n Sigma 150-600 C wat ek met my D750 gebruik.
    Aanvanklik was ek kinderlik ongelukkig met hoe skerp die lens was. Maar dit het alles dramaties verander sedert ek die Sigma USB dock...
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    Poll: Re: Fridge in Loadbox of trailer

    So it would seem as if there is no real consensus on this.

    I have an old Zero compressor fridge that traveled in the back of my Pajero, and then Landy and then Hilux for the past 15+ odd years. ...
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    Poll: Fridge in Loadbox of trailer

    Hi,

    There seem to be a school of thought that advises against putting a fridge in the load box ( vs nosecone) of a trailer. Apparently it is not good for the compressor. the trailer will be an...
  15. Thread: Zambia 2019

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    Zambia 2019

    Hi, I need some advice please.

    We are planning a trip to the Luiwa plains & Kasanka NP to see the wildebeest & bat migration. This is likely to be October / November 2019. I have approx 21 days in...
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    Re: Angola scrap visas for more Countries.

    Does that also mean that you no longer need an invitation to visit the country ??
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    Re: Trailer servicing Southern Suburbs, Cape Town

    Dave, did you manage to track a repairer down ?
  18. Thread: Wheel bearings

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    Wheel bearings

    As a rule of thumb - how often should I service the wheel bearings on my Echo 4 trailer?
  19. Cape Town - Malawi via Moz & return via Zambia & Bots

    Hi all, I need some general input please. We are seasoned overlanders and are thinking of doing a trip Cape Town - Malawi via Moz & return via Zambia & Bots during December 2019.

    Current it is ...
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    CKGR - Passarge 2

    We just returned from an trip through CKGR and Khutse.

    The area is VERY dry but we never the less spotted a fair amount of game - including several lions.

    We only used Bigfoot camps and found...
  21. Maun - to book or not to book - that is the question ...

    Hi, some advice please.

    We will be arriving in Maun on 1 Jan 2018 and will stand over until 3 or 4 Jan.

    we are 7 with 3 vehicles.

    Can somebody give advice on how busy Maun is that time...
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    Re: Battery for Ech0 4 - advice needed.

    90l Fridge set at -18 on a 100watt panel in hot weather is less than optimal combination. The fridge simply has to work to hard to keep that temp consuming more power than the 100w panel can deliver....
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    Battery for Ech0 4 - advice needed.

    I am busy pulling hair out - I need to replace the 74 ah high cycle battery in my Echo 4 with a deep cycle or similar.

    But the battery box is only 200m high. Deep Cycle batteries are around 210+...
  24. Thread: Kamp plek

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    Kamp plek

    Raad asb.

    Ons gaan gegdurende die eerste week van Januarie met die agterpaaie van Gobabis na Onseepkans ry. Die idee is op die C20 / C17 .
    Iets soos Gobabis, Leonardville, Aranos,...
  25. Thread: Maun camping

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    Maun camping

    Need some advice please.

    We will be in Maun on 1-3 Jan 2018. Any advice on a decent campsite on the river with electricity. A plus will be if we can hire a boat for a scenic trip directly from the...
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    Payment of Bots park fees

    Greetings ! can somebody give me an update on the payment of park fees ?

    We will be entering at Mccarthy's rest en route to Khutse and from there to CKGR via Ganzi.

    Where and how will be the...
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    Re: Just returned from CKGR

    I ma going in December - please tell me more about the map mentioned above.
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    Re: R31 between Kuruman and Askham condition

    Hi Richard,
    I will appreciate your feedback since I am planning to use that road during the last week of April.
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    Re: Camping in Southern Bots

    Thanks, that looks like a viable option.

    Is it a sand road & in what condition is the between Tsabong & Kang?

    how long should it take to travel from Tsabong to Kang ?

    Distance from...
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    Camping in Southern Bots

    We will be traveling to Khutse via McCarthy's rest during December.

    What is the best route to Khutse from Tsabong.

    I estimate thaat we need to overnight roughly 1/2 way between Tsabong &...
  31. Thread: Monopods

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    Re: Monopods

    Or mail order one from Orms ....
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    Re: Pressure pump is driving me up the wall !

    Ok so now I got to the bottom of my problem (after having a chat with Propump).

    It turns out that the flow rate ( 12l/min) is way to big for what I am using the pump for which is not good for...
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    Northern Cape Meander

    I am planning a Karoo / Northern Cape meander and would appreciate some input re accommodation and condition of roads.

    Travel plan over 10 days :

    Cape Town > Sutherland > Fraserburg > Loxton...
  34. Thread: Molopo Eco trail

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    Molopo Eco trail

    Can anybody tell me whether one has to book for this trail or do I just rock up & drive the route ?? If so - where do I book ??

    Thanks
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    Re: Trail / Track Cameras

    I bought a Moultree M999i & Tasco for exactly this purpose - Setting it up around the camp at night to see what bumps in the night.

    Will you share your findings with us once you are back ?
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