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    Re: Just don't get some people...

    About a year ago one of the members of this forum posted a photograph of himself doing a "spirited U-turn" with his vehicle during their Namibian holiday .....

    I know Namibia better than most and...
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    Re: Charging camera batteries in the bush.

    I make use of a small 180W pure sine wave inverter and it has more than enough power to charge batteries, but Iím fairly sure that that a modified sine wave will also serve that purpose.

    Johan 😎
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    Re: Charging camera batteries in the bush.

    Most (all ?) electronic toys come with a dedicated mains charger. Now you want to buy a dedicated 12v charger for each and every one ?????

    Just get a small inverter and you donít have that hassle...
  4. Re: 10 Reasons Why you should NOT build a Heavy 4WD Tourer

    Iíve done more than 1m km on overland trips since 1994 - most of it with a solo vehicle.

    When I did the research for my books on the Kaokoland, Damaraland and NE Namibia, it was better to travel...
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    Re: So much Dust in my RSI Canopy :(

    You are not going to get airflow via aerofoils or roofracks when doing low speeds in conditions like these ....

    Johan 8)
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    Re: Water Epupa falls

    This is what Epupa Falls looked like on 24 August 2019 (2 weeks ago)

    Johan 8)
  7. Re: Good overland / rest camps from Windhoek to Cape Town

    That gives you about 500km/day.

    1st day can take you to Springbok (600km) Sleep in one of the rooms at Kokerboom Motel as the campsite is not that far from the main road. Not expensive.

    2nd day...
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    Re: Requirements to take a dog into Namibia

    Maybe you should read post #4 (the one above your one) s l o w l y ........

    We travel with our dogs between Windhoek and the Western Cape about 3 times per year - and my post explains how it...
  9. Re: Good overland / rest camps from Windhoek to Cape Town

    How far do you want to drive in a day ?

    From Cape Town to the border is about 700km and from there to Windhoek is about 800km.

    Johan 😎
  10. Thread: Go Big?

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    Re: Go Big?

    Hi Pieterk

    As far as I know the "Go Big" model was actually a much bigger vehicle than the one it replaced, although I do not have the dimensions at hand. The 300dti engine produced 96kW and 280Nm...
  11. Re: 10 Reasons Why you should NOT build a Heavy 4WD Tourer

    Very good !!!!!!!!

    I come from a hiking background where everything that goes with on a trip has to be carried on your back. I've been weighing stuff and counting food for years and today my fully...
  12. Re: 10 Reasons Why you should NOT build a Heavy 4WD Tourer

    There must be a business opportunity in this ........

    You can make stuff out of lightweight plastic that looks like the real thing. So, how about plastic bull bars, winches, roof racks, rooftop...
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    Re: So much Dust in my RSI Canopy :(

    I took this photo in the Khowareb Schlucht today ! (Phone seems to load in upside down ....)

    Johan 😎
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    Kamanjab tonight !

    Johan 😎
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    Re: So much Dust in my RSI Canopy :(

    +1 on sealing all the gaps in the load bin.

    Please remember that the lip at the bottom of the rear door will not prevent dust from falling into the canopy when you open it. To prevent that, you...
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    Re: Input on tough MTs

    Keep in mind that they make use of SPONSORED tyres. The same as Kingsley Holgate with Coopers, etc

    Tyres you donít have to pay for are always the best !

    Johan 😎
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    Re: How many amps from national luna box

    Iíve had a 2007 Dmax Isuzu, 2x 2016 D-tech Isuzuís and now a new dc d-tech Isuzu and none of them have had a problem charging a high cycle aux battery via a solenoid system !
  18. Thread: Isuzu pics...

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    Sticky: Re: Isuzu pics...

    1.8 Front and 2.2 Rear

    The original General AT 255/60R18ís are very soft and will pinch if too soft with a load on them.

    What I normally do is +10% above normal pressure for long distance tar,...
  19. Re: Dec 2019 Swakopmund north up the coast to Kunene River Mouth

    Something like this ?

    Johan 8)
  20. Re: Dec 2019 Swakopmund north up the coast to Kunene River Mouth

    Itís a concession route, so you cannot do it on your own.

    Johan 😎
  21. Thread: Isuzu pics...

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    Sticky: Re: Isuzu pics...

    Mineís packed for another short ďworkingĒ trip to the Kaokoland on Friday.

    Nothing very difficult this time, and about 2000km.

    The following ones were taken in Van Zylís pass 4 months ago
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    Re: Input on tough MTs

    Why donít you get 2 sets if tyres. A pair of super heavy duty off road tyres and a pair of good AT type tyres ?

    Seeing that the MTís will then only be used off-road they could even be re-treads or...
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    Re: How many amps from national luna box

    Are you sure all the connections are secure ?

    In the past I had a problem with the red connection going into the box. Every time the connection is interrupted, the timer is activated

    Johan 😎
  24. Thread: Isuzu pics...

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    Sticky: Re: Isuzu pics...

    I was actually shocked to see the physical difference in size between the 1994 model Isuzu (same as the one we stated overlanding with) and my (current model) one ! :o:o:o

    Johan 8)
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    Re: Battery Advice/Thoughts

    The solar panel tagged in your post is a complete overkill for such a small battery !

    The attached picture shows the modified "battery box" that I use on the rubber duck. It is one of those "clip...
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    Re: Alucab Gen 3 Rooftop Tent

    Some photo's to illustrate post #12 ...

    Photo no 1 : 4000km round trip from Windhoek to Southern Cape. 24kg kayak, 8kg road bike and 14kg mountain bike on roof.

    Photo no 2 : 1500km Damaraland...
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    Re: Battery Advice/Thoughts

    Will the 12V battery used for alarms and gates not work ? I use a 9Ah one to power my GPS/fish finder on my rubber duck and a small solar panel to charge the battery

    Johan 😎
  28. Re: Dual battery recommendations. What to get? High vs Deep

    My thoughts exactly !!!!!!!!

    Iíve been into ďseriousĒ overlanding for about 25 years and have done more than 1m km on trips to date.

    So far a solenoid system with high cycle batteries have...
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    Re: Inverter for laptop charging

    Hi Ron

    I use a 180w inverter. Smaller might work as the input charge to the laptop is not very high.

    What I have found is that if you want to use the laptop while it is powered by the inverter,...
  30. Re: Dual battery recommendations. What to get? High vs Deep

    And for how long do you need to drive for the dc-dc charger to charge the battery to 100% ?

    Johan 😎
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    Re: Windhoek grocery store order ahead?

    Hi MSI

    Woermann and Brock in Sam Nujoma Ave (Īopposite the Shell Garage) can help you. The contact is either Marlene or Frieda and the e-mail address is aigams at woermannbrock dot com

    The Spar...
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    Re: Alucab Gen 3 Rooftop Tent

    Have you had a look at the Outlook Penthouse ?

    I had a similar predicament 3 years ago, and this was the only one that worked. It has full length roof rails and can carry 50kg on top of it. I...
  33. Re: EMERGENGY / NOODGEVAL - Missing Australian self drive visitors... Vermiste klient

    Do you know where they checked in before they went missing ? Normally, most lodging in Namibia lets you complete a register upon arrival where you have to give your contact details and vehicle...
  34. Re: Can aftermarket diesel filter systems save pumps/injectors from bad fuel?

    According to the sellers of these aftermarket systems, yes .....

    I am of the opinion that you can get 2 types of contaminants i.e. one with particles and the other some type of liquid.

    The...
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    Re: Cooked meat into Namibia

    Cooked meat is fine

    Johan 😎
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