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    Re: Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

    I too purchased Tireguard from Abraham. He was very easy to deal with, even had patience to deal with a technoidiot like me, we met near Pretoria and he spent 25 minutes going through everything....
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    Re: Why are Bush Lapa's so popular?

    We have a Baobab which doesn't have an angled roof. We have a 190w fixed solar on the roof. We prefer not to park under a tree as we hate sap or bird droppings on the caravan roof and bushwing, in...
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    Re: Suzuki Jimny Roof Ratings.

    Absolutely, when manufacturer's are quoting their maximum roof load they are normally referring to their dynamic load, ie load when travelling, the static load is the load when stationery and is...
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    Re: Suzuki Jimny Roof Ratings.

    So where does this leave a gen3 (jb43) Jimny with its roof load rating that is probably not any thing close to a 2020 hilux of 75kg.

    In fact Ronny Dahl has been in touch with Toyota Australia and...
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    Re: Best RTT for 2021?

    I think the recent YouTube by Ronny Dahl and Tyler Thompson has changed many views in Australia re weights on vehicle's roof and should be checked;

    (1) I STUFFED UP!! Overloaded my Roof - YouTube...
  6. Re: Is Toyota consciously limiting stock to inflate demand and thus prices?

    This problem is not confined to RSA. I searched for a new car over the last fortnight, the two I shortlisted, Nissan Patrol Y62 TI and Toyota Prado 150 GXL are only available in July and June 2021...
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    Re: Why are Bush Lapa's so popular?

    Oops, Pandora's Box .........................................
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    Re: 22 months/13 countries, needs check

    The 7 month trip was indeed only part of the intended journey, at the longer end we are thinking of a full two year trip. This may change depending upon health and other factors. May 2022 will be the...
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    Re: What Prado to buy now?

    Hi David, it was our WhatsApp conversation that really got me thinking about the Prado, thanks for opening up that possibility to me ;D
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    Re: 22 months/13 countries, needs check

    Hi Bud, I'm sorry to hear that although I've been watching your posts with interest wandering when I would see you post something like this. For our part we have delayed our May 2021 Botswana start,...
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    Re: Best RTT for 2021?

    Have you read through this recent thread, it has plenty of information about the Bundutop and Alucab and will answer plenty of your questions.

    Comments on Bundutop rooftop tent on a 2003 Prado VX...
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    Re: 22 months/13 countries, needs check

    Hi Bud, I'm pleased to see your planning is all coming together. I believe every month in KTP is a good month, we have been three times with our stays varying from 12 to 37 days, we have only stayed...
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    Re: 22 months/13 countries, needs check

    Yes WW, very important, our trip booked to CKGR is constrained by that limitation. We have booked 10 nights there. We will carry 160 litres of fuel and 140 litres of water so we will need to be very...
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    Re: 22 months/13 countries, needs check

    Fuel is almost always available at Twee Rivieren, Nossob and Mata Mata. Very occasionally we believe they may run out but we have never personally experienced empty tanks at any of them. We also have...
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    Re: 22 months/13 countries, needs check

    It is not often that I have occasion to have a differing opinion to one of my East African mentors, but this is one of those. As mentioned by WW I think with 22 months in your pocket you have plenty...
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    Re: What Prado to buy now?

    We paid our deposit on a AUD67,900 (ZAR777,000) Prado earlier today, only extras were a towbar (not standard), and a Redarc break controller. Not sure what the South African price is. The latest...
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    Re: What Prado to buy now?

    So pleased to read all these positive reviews on the Prado. We are in Australia and trying to buy a retirement vehicle. In retirement we will be a single car family and choices were 2nd hand Toyota...
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    Re: Gonarezhou Itinerary Sept 2021

    Absolutely agree with Mike, Chipinda to Khama in one day would be a terrible ask, there is no reason to spend upwards of 12 hours in your vehicle when you have 22 months on the road. Matobo outside...
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    Re: How are you documenting your travels?

    Following with interest too!!
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    Re: Richtersveld Camp Questions

    We went to Richtersveld in September 2019. We stayed at Brandkaros Resort for 2 nights, it was a good stopover, would recommend it. We stayed at De Hoop and Kokerboom, De Hoop was our favourite, we...
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    Re: To Serengeti via Zambia

    Yes WW, we examine South African trends daily as we are hoping to return in November this year by which time we hope Linda's foot has been sorted and that we have been vaccinated. Vaccines in...
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    Re: To Serengeti via Zambia

    WW, I see Riekertb has not been on the forum since 27/1/21. Hopefully not a family problem, Covid still seems to be playing havoc in the USA. Would be interested to see what his plans are moving...
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    Re: Why are Bush Lapa's so popular?

    Absolutely agree with you Peter. There is no "one size fits all", there will always be some compromise. The problems you mention affect us too so you have to make plans to circumvent. For these...
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    Re: Why are Bush Lapa's so popular?

    I researched offroad caravans for about 6 months before settling on a Bushlapa (BL) Baobab. Final choice was reduced to BL, Bushwakka and two other well-known South African brands, I wont mention...
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    Re: Overland Cape Town to Cairo

    Very welcome, we will post a comprehensive trip report as we travel. If you are interested we have been actively seeking advice and received plenty from the good members on this forum, just search "7...
  26. Re: Advice re vehicle long term storage/insurance/foreign purchaser - Joburg

    It is very difficult to purchase a vehicle or caravan in SA if you are not resident, they will check your passport. It may well prove impossible. If you purchase you may well need to register it in...
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    Re: Overland Cape Town to Cairo

    Hi Alan, the one I joined has 7.2k members. This is the one that allows you to access the Overlanding Africa Forum on the internet. I don't know anything about the second FB group you refer to.
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    Re: Overland Cape Town to Cairo

    I too joined last month, received acceptance within 12 hours, found both the FB page and the forum very useful. Even with our limited overlanding knowledge we have been able to assist a few people.
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    Re: WRND still relevent?

    We purchased one from 4x4 Direct after reading various reports about difficulties purchasing direct from supplier. It is in the rear of our Hilux D/C, used every day for a 9 month period. We have a...
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    Re: To Serengeti via Zambia

    I agree 100% with WW. I did ask Riekertb in his/her original post whether this trip was planned for 2021 or 2022, perhaps he/she never saw my query. We originally intended following a similar route...
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    Re: Overland Cape Town to Cairo

    I believe the recommendation to postpone your trip is excellent advice. We too were due to do a seven month overland trip RSA / Botswana / Zimbabwe / Zambia / Malawi / Tanzania / Rwanda / Uganda /...
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    Re: Trip Report - Etosha/Damaraland

    Great post from a P.E.S. "old" boy. Enjoying this.
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    Oops sorry I said spare wheel, I meant spare tyre only, ie no rim. The Alucab is rated at 50kgs. On another thread J Snyman posted a photo as attached, I'm sure he wouldn't mind me re-sharing. He...
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    Re: 7 Month Southern/East African Trip Zambia

    As I'm the OP and this will be my first trip I can't really comment. Perhaps you need to give a bit more detail ie which route you wish to go others like Stan and WW may be able to assist. Are you...
  35. Re: Comments on Bundutop rooftop tent on a 2003 Prado VX

    Thanks Stan and Pierre for your input. Of course what you have had to say has me thinking about what the better option is for our travels. Ive spent the last day looking at the many options South...
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