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    Re: Sleep van waentjie

    * Skuif hak op dropplate na die boonste gate, sodat waentjie se as meer horisontaal kan wees.*
    Persoonlik dink ek dat daai dropplate te dun is! Op my voertuie is die staal 20mm dik en daai dropplate...
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    Re: 2 year solo 4x4 africa exploration

    A great number of people gave their inputs and by the end of the day SMCS has to buy a Unimog for his trips! Letís go back to SMCS first entry to this forum:

    1/ I am planning an extended (1, 2,...
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    Re: 2 year solo 4x4 africa exploration

    Oreo, sorry to say but you can not charge DSLR camera batteries with that device, only "point and shoot" type cameras that allow you to use a usb cable! You need an inverter (12v to 220v and best to...
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    Re: 2 year solo 4x4 africa exploration

    I was also thinking of installing my 25 Amp Ctek charger more permanenly in the engine bay with a seperate female caravan plug and cable in the front .


    Don't place the Ctek in the engine bay,...
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    Re: New 4X4 vans at the Beeld/Pta show

    No, not the Duo but a new camper called Cheeky!
  6. Re: helping\pulling someone, will damage my vehicle?

    I also offer my assistance when I see a stuck vehicle especially in Savuti or Khwai. Did this twice, the first was a stuck vehicle with a heavy trailer attached. Deep sand and said to the driver to...
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    Re: New 4X4 vans at the Beeld/Pta show

    I donít want to defend the high prices of the off-road camping trailers or caravans but you have to remember many manufacturers are renting workshops, big users of electricity, close to 20 workers to...
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    Re: Awning, Yes or No

    Got a eezi awn since 1997, the roll out type. When I bought it I got the 3 sides as well for in case I need to use it as a tent which I did only once. Thereafter only used it twice and on one of my...
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    Re: Recovery Tracks

    Recovering driving solo can be fun or can be a nightmare! For years I like driving to remote places going solo as my wife hates the rock and roll of the Landy, she would rather walk in front and...
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    Re: 2 year solo 4x4 africa exploration

    Tony Weaver, I am now a strong believer taking 2 spare wheels and a spare tube on my solo trips. I also read many of your trip reports, thank you so much for them!

    I donít have the same expedition...
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    Re: 2 year solo 4x4 africa exploration

    I would tend to go double cab and not to sleep on the back seat but to build drawers for your camera equipment and to keep reading matter close by. The front passenger seat can be used if you need a...
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    Re: Tent for overlanding

    Pieter de Waal, I think you are stirring the pot!! I've read a lot of the comments and returned to your original post and I don't really understand the reason for your post or complaint! You must be...
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    Re: Off-road caravans, what am I missing here...

    Dear Hyades, you donít mention the size of your party and age and where you want to travel and camp. But I hear your frustration! I recently retired and my wife is a bit younger. After we got married...
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    Sticky: Re: Post a photo of your Land Rover here please

    Two images of my 1996 Defender Tdi300 taken by a friend during our week holiday at Golden Gate.
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    Re: Leaving Etosha with meat at Galton Gate

    My freezer was inspected at Garlton were I exited Etosha heading north and I had to cook all meat including chicken due to bird-flu, not sure if there were any bird-fly! That was in July 2017.
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    Re: Defender 110 winch electrics

    Thank you all for the info, looks like I will follow Wise One's idea and try and connect the positive wire to the starter motor might have to make the nut a bit thinner! Thinking of connecting the...
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    Defender 110 winch electrics

    Recently installed a 12000 pound winch to the front of my 110. Now I have to connect the red cable + to the battery but the cable is to short! Thought that I could connect it at the stater motor as...
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    Re: Report: A trip to Pemba

    It has been said: FANTASTIC TRIP REPORT!!! During 2017 I visited mainly Northern Namibia including Sossusvlei. On my return back in the concrete jungle I though of writing my trip report and to say...
  19. Re: Direct route between Drotsky's Caves and Tsodillo Hills

    As far as I know there are no other tracks from Aha Hills straight to Tsodilo. A few years ago I also had a look on Google Earth and noticed several "tracks" but could not track them to Tsodilo....
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    Re: Slightly Stressed: Namibia for 23 Days

    Question: Why a 1500watt inverter?
  21. Re: Orapa to Gweta through the pans - advice please!

    Please advise if it's possible to go from Orapa to Gweta through the pans with little 4x4 experience.

    A bit confused! First you are asking from Orapa to Gweta. This is possible through the...
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    Re: Co-driver for a recovery.

    Hi Henri, het vir jou 'n sms gestuur, eks beskikbaar om saam te ry, het ook EB lisensie en geelkoors kaart indien nodig. Bly in Roodepoort.
  23. Re: Gom vir dun aluminuim plaat op hout raam (RTT)

    Thank you for all input. Was under pressure and visited Kennis Caravans in Witpoortjie and bought Sikaflex 221(R310-00!!) and so far its working. Across Builders in Roodepoort is a new hardware shop:...
  24. Re: Gom vir dun aluminuim plaat op hout raam (RTT)

    Thought about Sikafkex but where to find it in and around Roodepoort?
  25. Gom vir dun aluminuim plaat op hout raam (RTT)

    DagsÍ vriende. Die dun aluminium plaat (beide kante van 'n roof top tent bodem) het begin los trek en ek wil net vra watter tipe gom kan ek gebruik om dit weer vas te plak: Gemken of Alcolin (iemand...
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    Re: Payment of Bots park fees

    Bastiaan, try to arrive at Savuti Camp by 12:00, then ask if they can accommodate you but you will need cash. If they can not then you will have time to reach Mababe region and camp at the community...
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    Re: Which Recovery Bridle

    I will go for the longer and higher rated strap. You can always shorten the longer strap, when stuck in mud the vehicle's "weight" is much more compared to sand.
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    Re: Breakheart Pass Kaokoland - Ramp!

    Back home I replace the back left - long - side shaft as well as both drive shaft members. Did not weld on the springs at all, someone else story. However the bottom nut of the right back wheel shock...
  29. Re: Dijara ; Dizhana ; Tshaa ; Mababe Trust Wilderness camp sites

    Great to hear Andre is back in his bush! However, I had a look at NDM Website: www.ndmtravelagency.com but there are no mention of these three camps! Andre, you beter get your Facebook running again...
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    Re: Etosha Roadside Campsite

    I camped there in June 2017 just as sun was setting and exiting Etosha. Very nice and rustic campsites and the two gentelmen were very friendly. Just remember this is still "wild" as I decided to...
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    Breakheart Pass Kaokoland - Ramp!

    Gedurende Junie 2017 het ek en twee vriende onder andere Kaokoland besoek. Na twee wonderlike dae by Epupavalle het ons na Marienfluss vertrek. Die plan was om nie oor Van Zylspas te gaan nie maar...
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    Re: From Spain, looking for advices

    Agree, sleep over in Windhoek on night one!
    In June this year I traveled from Sesriem campsite via Solitaire and Kuferberg Pass (C26) to Windhoek all on gravel roads a distance of about 350km. I did...
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    Re: Crowthers 4x4 trail Palmwag

    RodS thank you for your comment. It was on my list this June to travel from Amspoort via Crowthers but had some side-shaft problems as well as a broken back damper and decided to carry on with Hoanib...
  34. Re: Part 2 of our 2015 trip to Namibia has been posted

    Great story and photos! You saw much more than me in Etosha (June 2017) but yes, game parks are not zoos, hope that next time the viewing will be better.
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    Re: Okaukuejo camp sites

    Hi Stan, I agree with you regarding Ostrich but the guys at Galton Gate and at Palmwag (going south) said itís a BIRD and have to be cooked! Iíve asked for a document at Galton Gate and the officer...
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