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    Re: 50ppm Diesel in Angola?

    Iíve lived and worked in Namibe, Angola for the past 6 years. My neighbor is a mechanical engineer for Sonangol and has educated me well on all things regarding fuel here. There are no PPM...
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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    I did this exact same thing to my Miskruier a while back when the reflective rain fly was aluminium covered. It was a bit of a schlep to hook and unhook. I found that I always wanted to use it, and...
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    Re: Bushlapa bushwing side panels

    I have BL321, which was uses the original bushwing design. Iíve seen it been updated once or twice since. We bought it with full sides as well as the room divider.

    What we use frequently as a...
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    Re: Trailer Brake System

    This x 1000

    Also, you shouldnít lift up one side and spin one wheel. Both need to be spinning forwards at the same time, then engage the handbrake. If both wheels donít stop together at the same...
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    Re: Trailer Brake System

    Likely that the brakes just need adjusting at the drums. https://youtu.be/PKReZhdmHxg This link is a really good video on how to adjust them. Itís not really complicated. It is a two person job...
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    Re: <1ton <R250K off road caravan

    I cannot comment on the Compass, but have BL Miskruier 321 from around 2013-14. I bought it when we were a family of 4, then kept using it as a family of 5 and now we are 6. Itís too small for 6 of...
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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    Yessir, happened to me after 6 yrs of use and abuse. My geyser bottom bracket had the spot welds break last week or so. I pulled the whole thing off and it’s sitting in a storage container along with...
  8. Thread: Bruder

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    Re: Bruder

    Yes please! Weíre currently looking at 6 sleeper caravans as weíve outgrown our BL Miskruier. Bruder looks really nice, but that price! 😬 Iíll be looking forward to reading your review.
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    Re: Shoebox 1.5kg package to Windhoek

    Thanks Gert! Package is meant for me in Namibe, Angola. I greatly appreciate your help. I sent you a PM with my WhatsApp should you need it for an address Iím Windhoek.

    Thanks again!
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    Re: Mustek LifePO4 battery

    Storage is below bed like in the image someone else posted above. Currently have 2 x battery boxes, but could make a plan. Temps in the summer can be a high of 50C in the sun and 46C in the shade....
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    Re: Mustek LifePO4 battery

    Hey everyone,

    Thanks for some interesting reading. I have BL Miskruier 321, and that came with a Ctek charger, and a NL battery monitor. I have 2 x Enertec 105ah sealed deep cycle batteries....
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    Re: Senario : Only Bushlapa available

    I also have an LC diesel V8. I have been towing a Miskruier for 6 yrs or so. My 2 colleagues here in Angola have a Baobab and a Ratel 6. Iíve towed both with my cruiser. I find the Ratel more...
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    Re: Caravan stone protector

    Mate, this is what Iím looking for, or at least the closest thing to it. I lost my rear window to stones, then have peppered the rear of my cruiser with grit and stones. Thatís with a nose cone...
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    Re: Adjusting Run in Brake

    Just a follow up on my run in brake adjustment process. I had one wheel still doing all the braking, so I redid the adjustment per the video. Save I was in the bush working when I did it. Worked...
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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    Not sure what wheels and tyres your Disco is using, but if at all possible, matching your caravan wheels and tyres to your Disco as well as the axle width to your vehicle will help down the road....
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    Re: Adjusting Run in Brake

    Thanks for that Marius!
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    Re: Adjusting Run in Brake

    Thanks for the tip Henris. Iíll keep that in mind when I check my wheel bearings. I generally check the wheels and hubs whenever I stop the car, especially when Iím airing up or down. Just a force of...
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    Re: Adjusting Run in Brake

    Thanks for the link. That’s a really good PDF for ALKO product maintenance/adjustment procedures. Would be great to pin that somewhere on this forum for others to use.

    So my coupler is made by...
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    Re: Adjusting Run in Brake

    Hey Peter, thanks for the reply. Unfortunately what would seem to be an easy option in RZA and Namibia is not an option in Angola. To further complicate things, Iíd have to drive 2 days and cross an...
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    Re: Adjusting Run in Brake

    So, Iíve yet to tow for testing purposes, but after doing the adjustment per video, my handbrake is perpendicular to the coupler. Itís not been like this in more than 5 yrs.
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    Re: Adjusting Run in Brake

    Ran across this youtube video from Burquip. Gonna give this a go as itís different than what Iíve done previously. https://youtu.be/PKReZhdmHxg
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    Re: Adjusting Run in Brake

    So, the shock is definitely not the problem. When engaging/disengaging the hand brake, I thought it was quite firm. Still, I removed it to check. That thing was very stiff. It took me 2 hrs with two...
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    Re: Adjusting Run in Brake

    Iíve not. Iíll check today. What is the expected life span of a tow bar shock? How often should I replace it? I tow that caravan off-road between 2-4 times a month depending on the month.
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    Adjusting Run in Brake

    Hey everyone,

    Iíve got a BL Miskruier Iíve been using for 6+ years. Itís a great van, but Iíve never been a huge fan of the run in brake system. It used to actually engage the brake, but for...
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    That makes 2 of us. Iím seriously thinking of pulling mine out.
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    Re: Why are Bush Lapa's so popular?

    Regarding the 180 degree bush wing extension, this addition will require two people to set it up and tear it down. If youíre kids are older and your wife is tall enough and doesnít mind, then go for...
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    Re: Why are Bush Lapa's so popular?

    If I were to answer in one word, it would be ďKooskopĒ. You can research his thread on here about previously owning a commander, and trading it for a Miskruier before BL got big.

    When we were...
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    This is definitely more common than you might think. I was shocked at easy it is for the u-bolts to contact the chassis. I've even upgraded axle and springs on my Miskruier to the heavier Baobab ones...
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    Re: Water tank increase Bushlapa

    I also inquired about this. What I decided in the end was to use the tank water exclusively for washing dishes and bathing, and for bathing, to not use the hot water geyser. It wastes to much water...
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    Re: Stones, Trailers & Rear windows

    How do you guys with bumper mounted conveyor belt type protectors fare when going off-road? I built something of the sort and attached to my towbar. It seemed to function well until I had to cross...
  31. Re: Thoughts & Opinions on the new Conqueror UEV-25

    From the photos it looks nice, but I'm not sure that it's practical for even moderate off-road use. The approach and departure angle on that caravan are begging for off-road damage. When I tow my...
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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    Thanks Michael. I appreciate the quick phone call. Now to source some new BFG KO2's in that size without having to go to Namibia! ::)
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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    Anyone ever fit a 285/70R17 KO2 or similar to their BL? I currently have 285/65R17 Dunlops from my cruiser on them, but after having lost 2 sidewalls, I'm looking to change over to the KO2's I have...
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    Re: National Luna 90L Twin Fault ID Issues

    Thanks for the replies. Strangely, his light only blinks once and then tries to reset the fridge. The book didn't have a troubleshoot for that. My fridge did the once every four seconds blink and in...
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    National Luna 90L Twin Fault ID Issues

    Hey everyone, I'm posting on behalf of a buddy of mine. He's using a BL Baobab caravan which is only a year old. He's powering the caravan with 2 x AGM batteries and has no issues with keeping them...
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