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  1. Thread: Namibia 2022

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    Re: Namibia 2022

    So our updated & booked Plan is as follows for Namibia road trip April 2022.
    As even on day booking was open for Kgalagadi, it was all booked out.



    PE to Upington, a long day, B&B
    Upington...
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    Die Hel Road Trip - 24 to 27 Sept

    Die Hel Road Trip - 24 to 27 Sept
    Die Hel, Willowmore, Prince Albert, Plettenberg Bay

    More info on run at:...
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    Hogsback Road trip - 6 to 9 Aug

    Hogsback Run - 6 to 9 Aug
    Hogsback, Eastern Cape

    More info at following link:...
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    Geelhoutboom trail - 17 July

    Geelhoutboom trail - 17 July
    Kirkwood, Eastern Cape

    More info at following link:...
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    Gravel travel - 16 June

    Gravel travel- 16 June
    Gamtoos Valley, Nelson Mandela Bay

    More info on link below....
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    Night Run - 12 June

    Night Run a t Bushpig Adventures - 12 June
    Eastern Cape, Nelson Mandela Bay

    More info on link below....
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    Re: Vehicle GVM for overlanding

    Not just the Roof top.
    Quick Pitch aluminium Roof top, included bedding etc., roof rack, awning, recovery tracks, solar panel, spade, gas bottle, Potjie pot, LED lights & roof top table - total...
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    Re: Vehicle GVM for overlanding

    In SA they don't really do GVM upgrade, which is a must and strictly controlled in Australia. But in SA they do the same as a GVM upgrade but just call it a suspension upgrade. You can however still...
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    Re: Vehicle GVM for overlanding

    No, not worried about reclassifying the GVM, but to have a suspension that can properly deal with the maximum GVM as the normal load.
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    Re: Vehicle GVM for overlanding

    Just have the single rear mounted spare as fitted to the vehicle. Vehicle is standard apart from the roof top and fittings. No bullbar or rear bumper etc.
    GVM = Gross Vehicle Mass, ie. maximum...
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    Vehicle GVM for overlanding

    Just wondering how many of you have taken your GVM and axle weights into consideration when fitting extras and loading your vehicles etc.

    I am busy getting my vehicle set up with extras which...
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    Prado 150 roof top items

    What do Prado 150 owners have on their Roof tops and do they know how much weight etc. they are carrying on top?

    I am in the process of getting aluminium roof top tent fitted, with custom roof...
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    Suspension Re: Prado VX lift with strut spacer

    The comfort settings make a huge difference when traveling on gravel. so I dont want to loose that as we do a lot of gravel travel trips. Just cam back from 3 days on gravel and it was a pleasure in...
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    Suspension Prado VX lift with strut spacer

    I have been doing research on best way to lift the Prado suspension for body/chassis clearance whilst keeping all the vehicle standard suspension systems etc.

    I do a lot of overloading and touring...
  15. Re: Suggestions for 2 nights between Etosha and SA Border

    Waterberg is nice, but if I remember to actually explore it you have to go on a guided trip in their vehicles.
    Another Place is the QuiverTree Forest Camp near Keetmanshoop. Giants playground...
  16. Re: TRIP REPORT and photos. Short visit to MOUNTAIN ZEBRA and ADDO NPs 2021

    We are regular visitors to Addo, which extend beyond the main camp to Woody Cape, Zuurberg, Nyathi, Kabouga & Darlington etc. We also visit the other Frontier Parks often, Mtn Zebra, Camdeboo &...
  17. Thread: Namibia 2022

    by Danman67
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    Re: Namibia 2022

    Reason to go past Outjo, is the Bakery for lunch & better stock up options, but can always deviate and do so at Kamanjab if we are happy etc. Plan for the longer option and perhaps take the shorter...
  18. Thread: Namibia 2022

    by Danman67
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    Re: Namibia 2022

    Decided to update and change the route plan slightly in order to cater for the possibility of border closures etc.
    Looks like around 8500km, with about 2900 on gravel.
    Dates we are looking at leave...
  19. Thread: Namibia 2022

    by Danman67
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    Namibia 2022

    Busy planning a Namibia Road trip for 2022.
    With all the Covid issues and travel we decided to postpone our Zimbabwe Trip.
    Plan is as follows for Namibia road trip.
    April May for 28 days, which...
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    Re: Prado 150 - 3rd row removal

    My Prado 150 Auxiliary power system coming on slowly.
    Third battery installed, Inverter, 230V wiring, circuit breakers & change over breaker etc. Installed.
    Sits behind the passenger seats in...
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    Re: Travel through EC coastal region

    Drive the Zuurberg pass and do the gravel road through woody cape to Canon Rocks. Easy and scenic routes.
  22. Re: Road conditions : Whittlesea, Katberg pass, Seymore to Hoggsback

    We bypass the forest section by going left and around down to the village. The villagers will inform you if the route back to the right is passable (river bed crossing) or you need to continue to the...
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    Prado 150 vhf/29Meg radio fitment

    Who has fitted a VHF or 29 Meg radio or both to their Prado 150.

    Pictures of the fitment would be a big help.

    Looking to fit one down the side of the front passenger side of the centre consol. ...
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    Re: Prado 150 suspension

    Yep, that is my dilemma. Also have to consider the implications on my extended warranty etc. But I definitely would feel better with that extra 40 to 50mm chassis clearance, as I am used to on the...
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    Prado 150 suspension

    Who still rides with the original 3lt VX standard suspension and does a lot of off-road and 4x4?

    I absolutely love the Prado 150, but am disappointed with the low chassis clearance.

    The ground...
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    Re: Prado 150 - 3rd row removal

    Yep, had that in my old Prado 90. Decided to get fancy with the new system. Plan is to have removable draw inners as well. Will see how workable that is :)
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    Re: Prado 150 - 3rd row removal

    Slowly getting there with the custom drawer system.
    Still got to make up all the draws, finish of the carpet finish, fit the auxiliary power system etc.
    But can use it in the mean time.
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    Re: Prado 150 - 3rd row removal

    The custom draw system is coming along slowly. Taking time to work out the puzzle to maximise the usable space. Will still be using the second row of seats. In the end will have 4 draws, a fridge, a...
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    Re: Prado 150 - 3rd row removal

    Got the third row out.
    Busy building the storage draw unit now. 604032
    Will mount the base to the 8 seat mounting points with metal brackets so that the rear sensor is not interfered with & T-nuts...
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    prado 150 tyre pressure sensors

    Has any one changed their Toyota tyre pressure sensors?
    I put in an aftermarket set of 6, that give me real time pressure and temperature on a display.
    But now the tyre pressure light keeps coming...
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    prado 150 accessories

    So my 2016 Prado 150 3lt Deisel VX arrives this weekend.
    Feel like a kid in a candy shop.

    But all the research on the online forums has made me nervous.
    I was all set to put on the metal bumper...
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    Re: Prado 150 - 3rd row removal

    I did something similar, but with slide in storage underneath, in my old prado 90 and will adapt it to fit the prado 150.
    The measurements indicate it will fit if I remove the foldaway seats and...
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    Re: Prado 150: our packing solution

    I did something similar, but with slide in storage underneath, in my old prado 90 and will adapt it to fit the prado 150.
    The measurements indicate it will fit if I remove the foldaway seats and...
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    Prado 150 - 3rd row removal

    Looks like I will be getting a 2016 Prado VX Deisel with 150k on the clock.
    Just to do the paper work and do the purchase now. 😁

    Has any one removed the 3rd row of seats to use for extra storage...
  35. Thread: Prado 150

    by Danman67
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    Re: Prado 150

    looks like most available are VX so would be 18" 60 profile.
    so would need to get 16" or 17" with 70 or 75 profile.
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