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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    Dave, no, the MPPT controller is not standard. When I decided to put on the solar panels (as an extra), it was recommended by several people to also upgrade to the MPPT controller, specifically to...
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    Re: Bush Lapa general discussions

    Hi Dave,
    The iPhone has built-in GPS. For my iPad I use a Garmin Glo GPS receiver which links via Bluetooth. An iPad with 3G would also have built in GPS capability.
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    Re: Bush Lapa general discussions

    Hi Voyageur, seems like our paths have crossed a bit just recently. We have also just returned from 2 weeks in and around the Richtersveld. I cannot give you a consensus on navigation software, but...
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    Yes, it is water usage more than hot water that is really the issue. We were also surprised at running out of water after only (?) three days. But now we have changed our water ways significantly...
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    Thirteen months ago I described our decision to buy a Boskriek:

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/299934-Choosing-our-off-road-camper-went-like-this

    But as they say, the proof...
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    Digital portfolios

    Dunno about you, but I have been feeling overwhelmed with all my digital photo's. I know that the only way to go is to select the "best" from our different journey's through life (and delete the...
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    Sticky: Re: 4x4 Training - Western Cape

    I know this is an oldish thread, but it will always be a relevant topic. My wife and I did the one day training session with Bruce this week and it was informative, challenging and fun. Bruce took...
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    Re: Axle failure be carefull

    All of us who tow will follow this thread with interest and I hope that the issue continues to be explored and understood better. But I am not comforted by the response quoted from Buirquip above!
  9. Re: Prado 150/2017 VX D4D - 6th wheel/mag needed

    I should just mention that I also sourced a set of tyres and mag's for our Bush Lapa. Found a set on for sale privately that came off a Fortuner (the guy was upgrading both rims and tires) and paid...
  10. Re: Prado 150/2017 VX D4D - 6th wheel/mag needed

    Hi RichM, not sure what your application is, but just a thought: I was faced with the same dilemma in the Prado for our trip to the Richtersveld, Namibia and the Kgalagadi recently. From all that I...
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    Re: Augrabies-Richtersveld-Ais Ais-KTP trip

    Yes, we also did exactly that route in September and really well worth it. After Eksteenfontein we experienced badly corrugated roads in the way up to Sendlingsdrift, but fantastic scenery. We...
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    Re: Prado 120 - Bicycle carrier options

    A few more thoughts on the Thule. It clips on and off the towbar very easily and also has a very good locking system. When we stopped overnight or somewhere that we are not using the bikes, we just...
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    Re: Prado 120 - Bicycle carrier options

    We have also used the Thule 3 bike platform for many years. It works very well. It does impede you from fully opening the back door when the bikes are on, but there is an option to hinge the...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    FZ200. But I have had it for 8 years nearly have traveled a lot with it and its autofocus is just not up to scratch anymore. Have also lost some pixels on the screen. So you can hear I have an...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    Spent a great weekend in the Platbos forest, admiring their beautiful trees and elusive forest birds. I have great respect now for all you forest birders and photographers. Low dappled light, high...
  16. Thread: Bush Lapa mods

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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    Hello Doring Danie, Just interested how the batteries lasted at your bush camp this weekend?. We also have a new Boskriek, also set up as the unit Grumbles mentioned . . 140W panel, Victron 75/15...
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    Just to follow up . . . see the three Kokerboom Trip reports now in the Overland forum.
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    Sticky: Re: Nature Photo's for Comments & Criticism

    Eastern Tiger Snake sharing a meal of a gecko with some ants in the Kruger National Park.
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    Re: Bush Lapa : experience HIS beauty @

    Febuarie sal baie warm wees in die Sederberge! Die meeste van die kampplekke het gelukking bome en skaduwee. Daar is vreeslik lekker staproetes, maar beplan om hulle baie vroeg oggends aan te pak. ...
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    Re: How to save a location from the map?

    No takers? Well so I worked it out myself eventually.

    It is easy to do once you know how, but you can only select the additional Waypoints under certain conditions and following a particular...
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    How to save a location from the map?

    I am using the T4A navigation app on an iPad, which works great. The only thing that I am struggling to do is to mark a random point on the map as a waypoint or to save it as a location. No problem...
  22. Thread: Route planning

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    Re: Route planning

    George, how is your route planning going for your trip next year? We are looking at something very similar and thought of going via the R62 to Oudtshoorn . . . N12 to De Rust via Meringspoort . . ....
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    Re: 4x4 campsites in South Africa

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/305687-Definative-SA-bush-camp-list
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    Re: Definative SA bush camp list

    Nylsvley is definitely on our list to visit again. We were last there in 2009.

    Great thread Christoff - we have already booked one the campsites on this thread for next weekend.
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    Re: Prado 150 mods, pics and upgrades

    Looks great - like you mean business! What roof rack have you fitted?
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    Re: Bush Lapa owners list

    BL 1451 forum handle now "PedroD"
  27. Thread: Bush Lapa mods

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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    I took it to the BL factory :)

    I did look at doing it myself, but it needed removing and replacing of various rivets and brackets, and as the Boskriek was going in for a service anyway, this was...
  28. Thread: Bush Lapa mods

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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    OK, so the Boskriek was nearly perfect ex-factory. But it is nice (dis mos lekker!) to do a few things to suit what you are going to do with it. I have been told before that "no photo = it did not...
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    Re: Bush Lapa : experience HIS beauty @

    This quote was the main point I wanted to make for this thread :)
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    Re: Bush Lapa : experience HIS beauty @

    And probably needs its own thread, because it applies to all towed vehicles . . . not just BL.
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    Re: Bush Lapa : experience HIS beauty @

    Took our Boskriek into the BL factory this week for some minor fixes and mod's after our first hectic trip with it through the Richtersveld etc. Just wanted to say that we received fantastic service...
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    Re: Richtersveld scorpion ID

    Glad we did not field test this risk!
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    Re: Richtersveld scorpion ID

    Thank you Andrew . . . I had not progressed to gender ID yet. As a matter of interest, what will you do with all the off-spring of your P.Trans?
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    Richtersveld scorpion ID

    We recently met this scorpion crossing the road in the Richtersveld during the day. We guessed it to be nearly 15 cm long. Doing some research, it seems to be a Parabuthus villosus? Also known as...
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    Re: Crime warning - Paarl birders attacked

    Sorry to hear that Paul . . . at least you sound OK? Where exactly did it happen?
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