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    Re: Triton owners towing heavy trailer / caravan

    Another thing is I believe the 1500kg limit is based on chassis attachment and towbar design, not the power capability. In this case the general law advising you that your trailer cannot exceed the...
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    Re: Triton owners towing heavy trailer / caravan

    I also have a Triton and your situation is similar to mine when I wanted to buy an Explorer. You are limited to a maximum trailer weight of 1500kg, which means you only have 120kg from 1380kg, not...
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    Re: Conqueror or Echo?

    I have owned an Echo Kavango for 5 years now and it is a superb van. I didn't really have any issues with Echo as far as service is concerned, but it is not complicated and most you can do yourself....
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    Baviaans for 6 days
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    Balies Gat in the Cederberg
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    Re: 4x4 Caravan through Baviaanskloof

    I understand your concerns. Our plan this time as it was last to have two vehicles linked by radio one to go ahead to check the availability of the road and to help if I get stuck.

    I think it's...
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    Re: 4x4 Caravan through Baviaanskloof

    Thanks very much
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    4x4 Caravan through Baviaanskloof

    Has anyone recently taken a 4x4 Caravan through Baviaanskloof.?

    I have a Kavango, paired with my Triton 4x4. I have previously done the route with a V8 Disco and a Jurgens Explorer in 1995. I...
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    Yes the Hanson. Exactly the same issue on two...

    Yes the Hanson. Exactly the same issue on two caravans. I got hold of the local office and they told me to go to the dealer. Apart from replacing the steel baffle and metal exhaust they did...
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    A mate and I each have a Kavango and we have the...

    A mate and I each have a Kavango and we have the same problem on gas. I can't remember the brand of geyser but it is the same as my old Explorer. We have tried everything including replacing the...
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    I had exactly the same thing, first on my butt,...

    I had exactly the same thing, first on my butt, doc removed all the infected flesh and it took weeks to heal. I also thought is was a spider. Exactly the same pus sacks. Then I got a second one,...
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    Going to Die Gatjie in the near Citrusdal this...

    Going to Die Gatjie in the near Citrusdal this weekend with a large group of mates
  13. First take the measurements and weight of the lid...

    First take the measurements and weight of the lid and use the calculations given on the pdf file attached.

    Then buy the gas struts from MacNaughtens get them with low pressure. Fit them and then...
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    I had the same problem with my Kavango reversing...

    I had the same problem with my Kavango reversing it up a steepish driveway. I found if I start on the uphill, i.e. the van is higher up, the weight of the van has engaged the brakes and when I try...
  15. Been there done that, Disco and Explorer in 1998

    Been there done that, Disco and Explorer in 1998
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    Tks for the detailed description Cobus, I guess...

    Tks for the detailed description Cobus, I guess even Dave Pepler get's it wrong now and then;)

    They are still magnificent as is the whole region
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    Look here ...

    Look here

    http://www.seweweekspoort.co.za/index.php?p=1
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    My caravan is built by Echo, the same guys who do...

    My caravan is built by Echo, the same guys who do the trailers. Perhaps the trailer league of staff are in a different facility?
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    Not to mention all the sand roads, beautiful,...

    Not to mention all the sand roads, beautiful, especially that little route from Kruisrivier to Calitzdorp via the dam. Stunning vistas

    I saw a program in Kyknet called 'Groen'. They mentioned...
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    Another point to consider, these batteries are...

    Another point to consider, these batteries are simply not under a bed with air ventilation flowing freely between the batteries and the cabin. In the Kavango's case there is a table and seats at the...
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    I understand your concerns, I have personally had...

    I understand your concerns, I have personally had a battery overcharge in an light aircraft I was flying and the smell was not pleasant.

    However I never leave my caravan on uncontrolled...
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    I have had 3 caravans and none of them had the...

    I have had 3 caravans and none of them had the batteries installed in the nose. They are normally located under the bed, near the wheel so as not to affect the centre of gravity too much. Batteries...
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    Just put it into a decent plastic battery box,...

    Just put it into a decent plastic battery box, that is securely mounted.

    My batteries are installed from the factory, under my bed, in this manner
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    Yes you can install a deep cycle battery into the...

    Yes you can install a deep cycle battery into the Caravan, all off road trailers and vans use them.

    I would look at installing a DC-DC Battery Charger inside the caravanan, to enable charging the...
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    Book through Cape Nature. There is no...

    Book through Cape Nature. There is no electricity down there, but I do see they have gas at least.

    If you are keen to camp in the area don't look at De Hoek, it is in a very sad state. I...
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    Me too, bought mine in November and have done 2...

    Me too, bought mine in November and have done 2 trips, one two days the other 4. Very happy with the comfort. Put it egg shell side facing up, and covered it and the original mattress with a fitted...
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    I did the route this December, and the road going...

    I did the route this December, and the road going into Gamkaskloof has no edge/barrier. Just a sheer drop. At one corner an FJ Cruiser nearly hit us. We were going out, him in, and he was driving...
  28. Thread: Jurgens Xcape

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    The purpose of the Trapezium is to move the pivot...

    The purpose of the Trapezium is to move the pivot point of the tow ball closer to the axle of the towcar, thus making it more stable. However this is only necessary if the towcar's weight is close...
  29. Thread: Camp size?

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    The park managers should control this, and make...

    The park managers should control this, and make sure the sites are clearly demarcated
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    The little ones are normally much more expensive....

    The little ones are normally much more expensive. Snomaster have a 60liter coming in soon

    http://snomaster.co.za/product-category/domestic-refrigerators-freezers/
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    A mate of mine bought a small one from Adendorffs...

    A mate of mine bought a small one from Adendorffs for R399. Rated to 2 tones which is more than enough

    http://www.tooltime.co.za/

    I use my bottle jack from the Bakkie. I would also make sure...
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    Looks like the Extreme shop is gone what about...

    Looks like the Extreme shop is gone

    what about these guys ?

    http://www.topcctv.co.za/catalog/64?page=1
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    https://law.resource.org/pub/za/ibr/za.sans.10087....

    https://law.resource.org/pub/za/ibr/za.sans.10087.2.2011.html

    6.3.2 d. Containers shall not be mounted on the rear bumper of the vehicle and if mounted on the rear wall of a mobile unit shall be...
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    I have been using one of these for years. The...

    I have been using one of these for years. The only issue is those grids directly over the flame get red hot and bend. Stupid design. The lekker thing is the cadac flat and griddle plates fit it...
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    Dwarskersbos by the sea!!!

    Dwarskersbos by the sea!!!
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