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    Swaziland - national road MR16

    Hi. Can anyone advise if the upgrading work on the MR16 road which runs from 8k’s north west of Big Bend northwards for 40k’s to Lukhula has been completed and if the road is open to the public....
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Everest 2 litre 4x4 auto gear selection

    Thanks guys. Problem solved
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Everest 2 litre 4x4 auto gear selection

    Hi Fly340. Thanks for your reply and comments. I do understand the permanent 4x4, the diff lock and the different driving mode operation but, with respect, what I would like to understand is what...
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    Ford & Mazda Everest 2 litre 4x4 auto gear selection

    Hi. The new ten gear auto two litre 4x4 Everest has a knob in the center console titled “4x4 Low”. Does anyone know what happens when this knob is depressed. In most vehicles when low is selected a...
  5. Re: Botswana - Kubu Island and Nxai Pan approach roads.

    Hi Ungie. Thanks for your reply and advice. We’ll try to get an update at the gate otherwise we’ll probably take your route as well. Cheers
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    Hi Stevies. Thanks for your reply and helpful advice. We will stick to our plan. Anyone else able to comment on Nxai Pan. Regards, Don
  7. Botswana - Kubu Island and Nxai Pan approach roads.

    Good day. In about ten days time my wife and I together with another two couples will be leaving SA for a three week camping holiday in Botswana. Amongst other destinations we will be staying at both...
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    Re: Looking for Disco 3 Owners Manual in Durban

    Hello Rod. Give me a shout sometime. Maybe I can give you some leads. Best wishes, Don (Rowan and Warren’s Dad)
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    Discovery 3 Discovery help in Nelspruit

    Hi. On Thursday night whilst in Kruger I discovered that my Disco3 front wheel bearing had failed. We were due to return to Durban early on Friday morning. I contacted Alexander Forbes (my short term...
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    Re: kubu island

    We’re camping there in August and many have done so before us. You do have to be completely self sufficient as apart from a rudimentary toilet there is nothing. We booked our whole holiday, including...
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    Re: Wrnd

    Thanks for your response and recommendations. I have been in touch with 4x4 Direct and will almost definitely purchase through them
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    Wrnd

    Hi. I’m interested in the possibility of buying a WRND dc to dc auxiliary battery charger but have had no success in contacting the company. I have tried calling them a number of times but each time...
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    Re: Botswana - Tshaa to Thobolo’s

    Hi Hendrikk.

    Thanks so much for your reply and for the useful information. We have taken note cf your comments. Regards, Don
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    Botswana - Tshaa to Thobolo’s

    In August this year we’re looking at a booking at Tshaa followed by one at Thobolo’s. According to Google Maps it’s a 204k run and the best estimate I can make off Tracks for Africa maps is 162k and...
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    Re: Botswana August holiday

    Thanks WayneMan and Lekhubu 943 for your replies and comments. Hmmmmm, me thinks???.
    Any other input?
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    Botswana August holiday

    Good morning. My wife and I plus another two couples are presently planning a three week camping holiday in Botswana in August this year. One couple will be driving a twin cab Ranger and sleeping in...
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    Re: Botswana - Kuba Island

    Hi Witklipbank and Roberto. Thanks for your novel ideas on toilet seats. A couple of years back I used an old camping stool frame onto which I attached a standard toilet seat for a trip week did into...
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    Re: Botswana - Kuba Island

    Hi Graham. Thanks a ton for your input. I have read your wife’s blog from beginning to end and really enjoyed it. Please congratulate her on her photography and writing skills. The section on Kuba is...
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    Re: Botswana - Kuba Island

    Thanks to both Graham and Hans for taking the trouble to respond. Interesting views albeit somewhat divergent opinions. I’ve taken a look at the Makgadikgadi Adventure Camp link and will be bouncing...
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    Re: Botswana - Kuba Island

    Thanks for comments. I think that our mindset is ok but with one of our party being over 80 I was hoping to find a little easier way of doing it
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    Botswana - Kuba Island

    Hi. My wife and I plus another two couples, and maybe a forth, all senior citizens, are planning a two to three week trip to Botswana later this year - probably around August. We are all campers with...
  22. Discovery 3 Ultra Sound cleaning of turbo vanes on a TDV6

    Good morning. Has anyone had the experience of cleaning turbo vanes with ultra sound and how successful (or otherwise) it has been. From a labour cost point of view, I would not like to remove, clean...
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    A further thank you for the additional comments

    A further thank you for the additional comments
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    Oh my goodness. Not very positive stuff. We've...

    Oh my goodness. Not very positive stuff. We've already paid in full for the two nights and have not been there before so I guess we'll still give it a go. Thanks for taking the trouble to send you...
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    Augrabies - baboons

    Good morning. In two weeks time my wife and I are spending two nights camping in Augrabies Falls N P on our way up to Kgalagadi. Are the baboons still a problem/nuisance? We will be locking our tent...
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    Hi Jaques. Thanks for your help and description....

    Hi Jaques. Thanks for your help and description. It worked. The panel is off. Regards, Don
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    Thanks again for your reply. Now that I've taken...

    Thanks again for your reply. Now that I've taken a better look I see that there are a number of points where studs are welded to the body for earthing purposes, some behind the plastic trim inside...
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    Hi PWGG. Thanks for the useful tips. Are you...

    Hi PWGG. Thanks for the useful tips. Are you possibly able to help regarding my question on a spot to earth the system.
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    OK, so that sorts out the fuses. Thanks for the...

    OK, so that sorts out the fuses. Thanks for the advice. Today I want to connect onto the car's starter battery. Connecting onto the positive terminal is no problem as there's an unused 8mm threaded...
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    Thanks, Don

    Thanks, Don
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    Discovery 3 Windscreen washer pump leak

    Good morning. I have a leak from the bottom of the little windscreen washer pump situated at the bottom front left hand side of the vehicle. Can anyone advise on a remedy apart from replacing it or,...
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    CTEK D250S Dual installation

    I am busy installing a D250S Dual CTEK charger into my Disco3 for the charging of an auxiliary battery. (No solar panel at this stage). The wiring is pretty simple and the User Manual provides a...
  33. Thread: CTEK Chargers

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    Thanks for the comments/advice. The rubber...

    Thanks for the comments/advice. The rubber grommet is easy to access from the engine side (just above and to the right looking from the front of where the steering column comes through the firewall)...
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    Getting electric cables from Disco3 engine compartment into the passenger compartme

    Good evening George.

    Can you help me by recommending the best way to get a positive and negative cable from my Disco3 starter battery into the passenger compartment as I would like to set up one...
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    Hi Stefan. Thanks for your reply and for going to...

    Hi Stefan. Thanks for your reply and for going to the trouble to provide the info that you did. I'm meeting with the other couple we're holidaying with tomorrow and we'll definitely consider some of...
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