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  1. Re: Weskus Weekend Elandsbaai/lambertsbaai route and early flowers?

    A tip when flower tripping is to plan the trip so the sun is at your back... and you are looking into the flowers. So morning move east to west and afternoons west to east.
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    Re: Atlantis Dunes - coordinates

    Nope. Their locations have not changed much... ;D
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    MediaRelease: Re: Adendorf Hi Lift Jack

    I mount the bar, crank pole and foot on the roofrack and just the mechanism goes inside the drawer in at the back. jack is about 10 years old now and mechanism looks like new, bar is due a respray. I...
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    Re: Trip round the Brandberg Mountain

    Too go to Spitskop and pass to the west of Brandberg will require some back tracking. I would do it the other way around and pass to the east of Brandberg. So Spitskoppe to Uis, White lady and then...
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    Re: Race to the sun

    http://www.desertdashnamibia.com/

    You need to try this. 4 Man 2017; 2 man 2018 and going for a dual again this year!!
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    Re: Nissan Patrol info

    I am biased but settled on a patrol because it has lots of space, offorad ability second to none and can tow anything. It is comfortable offroad and almost every experienced bad roader has grudgingly...
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    Re: Geology books and maps

    Ouarzazate

    Does your shelf look like this? ;D
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    Re: Southern Namibia Tour: 2nd Spare or not?

    If you have a common tyre size don't sweat it. If not then just take a tyre, I am going to make a bottom and a lid so I can pack stuff in mine... I was t
    Also thinking of getting a water bladder...
  9. Transport item Namibia to CapeTown before 4 June!!

    Hello all. I am at panic stations...

    A zebra skin I managed to get my hands on for a good price (culled) the export papers expire 4 June. It had been sitting around waiting for me to collect it...
  10. Thread: Etosha camping

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    Re: Etosha camping

    I stay a few hours from Etosha and frequently tasked to take our international visitors to the park (tough job but someone has to do it). My experiences of camping, accommodation and services are as...
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    Re: Jurgens Xplorer Fan Club

    We have had the 2011 Xplorer for 5 years now. We have traveled extensively in Namibia while it was based here. So lots of corregations at the time I was towing with an X5 and 120km/h on the open...
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    Re: Re Batteries

    I throw the breaker that sits next to the battery box if it is going to stand for less than a couple of months. Isolating the battery. I do that with about 3/4 charge in the battery, if you do not...
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    Re: Am I being paranoid about camp safety?

    You are being paranoid.

    I have never once felt unsafe in a caravan park mainly because I pick my venues carefully and steer away from Hilbrow Caravan Park. Obviously general precautions are...
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    Re: Erindi in February

    More a case of the capacity of the facilities. Before they enforced the rule you could not find a place to sit on the deck at the lodge. Not pleasant when you pay "ASTRONOMICAL"prices for a room and...
  15. South African vehicle running over live seals N of Henties

    This is from ISAP. A reputable anti poaching non-profit in Namibia



    I only post this as ISAP is a reputable organisation and I am sure they have the facts right. This gives South Africans a...
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    Re: Small solar kit

    There are a number of similar chinese ones on the market and they all seem pretty much the same. Mine is very similar to the one pictured but different name and they are the bomb. Had ours set up in...
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    Re: New 4X4 vans at the Beeld/Pta show

    That sounds about right. My folks have had caravans for over 30 years and my folks have always gotten back about what they paid for a caravan.



    Hmm, ja but the reason an offroad caravan is so...
  18. Re: Fridge/Freezer idea - on to something or crazy thinking?

    For bang for buck and space a fridge freezer combo is what you need. 12V will keep cool and frozen. hassle free. 2nd battery is essential. So getting expensive.
    For just bang for your buck, a...
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    Re: Caravan accident on N1 north to Warmbad

    So for those of you that want to correct your speed because you are now towing a caravan...

    Assuming that the only reasoning behind this is you have extra weight on board:

    a 1.5t vehicle at...
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    Re: Awning, Yes or No

    This is why you need an awning:)
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    Re: building cost survey

    So we got a reasonable quote from a reputable builder. He built my BILs house a few years back.

    R5,100/sqm

    That included inside finishing off and extra insulation.

    Building has commenced;D
  22. Thread: Tow balls kill

    by Biggles
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    Re: Tow balls kill

    It is nice to see how this debate has matured over the years!!

    I find the "hype"that has people doing hissy fits over someone putting a loop over their tow hitch is related to these things the...
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    Re: Shopify has shut us down!!!

    Yes, and you will find that their restricted items are illegal for sale in Canada, the parent companies home country. So its sorta understandable they restricting items that they consider illegal.
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    Re: Caravan accident on N1 north to Warmbad

    I have seen a stabilized caravan sway. It is just a plaster on a bigger problem.

    I have the correct weight distribution on the explorer and I must say I have pulled off some very violent...
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    Re: Awning, Yes or No

    If you have a roofrack permanently mounted then an awning is a no brainer. If doesn't create much more drag than the roofrack and then you need it you will be a hero. I recently did a trip to...
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    Re: building cost survey

    Thanks for the replies. They confirm my general opinion that the quote is on the high side. I am getting a few more quotes in the week. I will put up what they come too.

    I use a per sqm cost as...
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    Re: building cost survey

    It is in Cape Town. Definitely not trying to lowball. Just want decent value for money.
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    building cost survey

    Yes, another one of those threads::)

    Plans were approved for my garage extension and following the first quote I want to get a good idea of a reasonable building rate.

    62m2 Garage (3 garage)...
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    Re: Bad tasting water in caravan water tank

    I have had several problems with the caravan with funny tastes and vrot water until at the end of a trip I put in a few litres of water added some miltons and ran the taps so all the pipes had the...
  30. Re: Cable attached to activate brake instead of traditional chain over tow ball.

    Interesting discussion.

    My concern is at high speeds if you have a detatch. At low speeds the chain is a hands down better solution. For high speed I like the the break away cable as I have had...
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    Re: Cant find Coopers for Patrol in Windhoek

    I run 16 inch steelies on my GRX. So you should be fine with those. Make very sure they are patrol rims you get. The spiggot size is different for most other makes you will have difficulty fitting...
  32. Re: 3 popular cars targeted by South African hijackers 24Nov2018

    The list is usually directly proportional to sales figures... people want to steal what people buy. Sooo... the Ranger was the best selling bakkie for a period. So with there being lots of them is...
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    Re: Where to mount my Hi Lift Jack

    As K-9 says split it.

    My mechanism lives under the front seat and looks like the day I bought it. I have seen too many non-functioning and dangerous mechanisms that lived outside for too long.
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    Re: Jurgens Xplorer Fan Club

    Can you not just let down the tyres? Then pump them up again. 5 or so meters slowly on flat tyres would not damage them?
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    Re: Solar Experts please help

    Just as a bench mark. I have 2x 90W panels connected parallel through an MPPT solar controller and I maintain the Xplorer with 80l fridge and LED lighting, water pump, etc. That is enough from fully...
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