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    Re: your experiences with a PortaPotti

    I am definitely part of the 10% and will happily stay in that group. Absolutely with Hilux01's wife here. I usually give the longdrop a bit of TLC or we use the spade and chair.

    For bathroom...
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    bump

    Just asking again, can someone maybe just have a look on their BL what the rating of the pop-up roof gas struts is for a slanted roof. Pretty please :):p
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    No change in design, the slanted roofs are all the same. They say 480 nm on them. :-\



    Ja ek sal waardeer as iemand kan loer. Beterhelfte sÍ hy dink oues was 200 nm. Ons sal dit sommer self...
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    It was tested yes.

    Either way, they are not correct. I am going to end up injuring myself (my job to close the roof).

    Just thought someone might know the correct rating otherwise hubby will...
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    Bruce I had a look now, there is a figure in nm on them. I cannot close the roof at all and hubby nearly pulled the handle out of the roof yesterday. I don't think it is right. The old one's...
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    Wheel bearings is al paar keer vervang, maar my man diens dit self.

    Wat nou vervang is was die wing (dit het onderonsie met boomtak gehad en verloor), die rubbers van die dak, agterdeur en sybed...
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    Sjoe and at last the other member of our family is home with a few new bits and bobs. I am relieved.
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    Re: Photo trip report, Namibia south and west

    Dit kan jy sowaar weer se!

    Die trip voel al so ver terug in die verlede, maar dankie dat jy gelees het. :)
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    Re: Towing with GD6 Auto...

    The second part I agree 100% with oom Johan, only people who have towed with a V6 Prado will understand what gear hunting really is. ;):-X

    I can honestly not say that I find the gearbox hunting in...
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    Re: Towing with GD6 Auto...

    Auto.

    Generally it does not hunt. Only ever locked it in a gear while towing in thick sand.
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    Re: National Parks Opens

    Botswana's state of emergency might end in October, but that does not by default mean that SA will open it's borders then.

    Personally, I will not be inclined to make any bookings in a...
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    Re: Corona Virus is over

    O nice.

    1. The way I feel today, I can spend all the available time at Polentswa no 2 or Khiding. Just park off there, gaze over the pan, enjoy the sunsets and hope to hear a lion roar.

    2....
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    Re: Savuti to Kasane. Best easiest road

    You are confusing yourself. OP said South Gate. It is and have always been in Moremi.

    South Camp is in Nxai.
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    Re: Savuti to Kasane. Best easiest road

    Welcome.

    First: for when/what time of year is this trip planned? You are aware that borders will probably not open this year? Also you are looking at prime spots and you will need to book...
  15. Re: Mabua (Mpaya campsites) - Number of vehicles

    Exactly, if someone will just bother to enforce the limits.

    As Stan says: 3 vehicles/ 8 people per campsite are more than generous.
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    Re: Overland December2020-January 2021

    This ^^^

    Hectic trip in possible wet conditions.

    Plus, I would not be planning (and paying for) any cross-border trip until it is clear when borders will open permanently.
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    Re: Camping prices in Botswana is ridiculous

    The whole private operator thing started due to DWNP being incapable to properly manage their campsites. Think of Xakanaka, Savuti, the old Serondela, South Gate, 3rd Bridge, Nxai pan some 20 or 25...
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    Re: Camping prices in Botswana is ridiculous

    Exactly Pat!

    That clearing in the bush, the solitude, no other person for 20 or 50 km, seeing no other vehicle for days on end is absolutely priceless to me. I cannot afford it multiple times a...
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    Re: Pilot dies, passenger lands King Air

    Agreed, he did very well. Even 80 hours in a simple 172 cockpit cannot prepare a person for that King Air cockpit. Not to mention the difference in speed and power between the 2 planes. But he got...
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    Re: Camping prices in Botswana is ridiculous

    Camping prices in Botswana will not change as it is linked to their low volume, high price model. And they will not change the model. In my opinion rightly so.
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    Re: Camping prices in Botswana is ridiculous

    The OP is referring to Moremi and Chobe. The DWPN run campsites in Moremi and Chobe are:

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    Boat cruises in Moremi, which he is also referring to, is pretty much standard...
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    I wonder when the BL factory will open again. Our TLC for BL78 was seriously disrupted by lockdown and a few other factors. :(
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    I cannot see that happening before we are in stage 2. As I understand it travel is still prohibited between provinces and municipalities in stage 3 and 4.
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    Re: 6 month state of emercency Bots

    I don't quite see the problem. The establishment is willing to move your booking to a later date. They have held up their side AFAIK. The fact that you cannot fit into your schedule is not really...
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    Re: Photo trip report, Namibia south and west

    Pleasure Stan and Frans.

    Yes normal will no doubt take long, but I guess we have to be patient for now and keep drawing on memories for strength.
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    Re: Photo trip report, Namibia south and west

    And that, as they say ..... is it folks !8-)
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    Re: Photo trip report, Namibia south and west

    We did a quick look see at the Canyon the next day, but my photos was a bit disappointing. I suspect we were a bit late and the light was too harsh by then.

    But just to show we were there. 8-)
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    Re: Photo trip report, Namibia south and west

    More Canyon Roadhouse.
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    Re: Photo trip report, Namibia south and west

    Canyon Roadhouse is very funky with all the old cars. Interesting, but fairly clean ablutions. And a blooming cold pool for such a hot place.
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    Re: Photo trip report, Namibia south and west

    I was sort of dreading opening this thread due to lockdown blues. How far away this trip seems now and how much are most of us in need of a breakaway and some quality time in nature. ::)

    But it...
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    Re: Some trip Pics to look at.

    After I searched my foggy memory I sort of recalled that the one on the way to Kachikau is not on hill, the approach is flat. And I think the track is wider. It has been more than 20 years. ::):-X ...
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    Re: Some trip Pics to look at.

    To the left of the middle lion, there is a small tuft of an ear peeking out behind the rock.

    Is that tree in the middle of the road not close to Kachikau?
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    Re: Vic Falls Current Flow - wow

    Stunning to see that. Just imagine standing there and feeling the earth vibrate!8-)
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    Re: Biltong

    Yes, absolutely. I use pre-mix spices, it is what it is. Sprinkle meat liberally and rub. Then sprinkle with brown grape vinegar and rub some more. I leave mine for 2 full days to soak.
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  35. Re: Adjustable air helper kits / Air springs advice please.

    Yes, we inflate when towing. With no load I try to keep them at 0.6 - 0.8 but usually forget to check. They are not supposed to loose air though and mine does not so I have never found them...
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