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    Re: My Namibia Trip Report

    Haha sorry all, I have been holidaying it up and neglecting my trip report writing. I will continue trip report 3 right away, stay tuned!


    Gareth
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    Re: My Namibia Trip Report

    CalDriver,

    Thanks! I have heard of a number of 4.2's doing this trip, I don't think its a show stopper, you will just show everyone how much of a better driver you are than those with the big...
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    Re: My Namibia Trip Report

    JJJ,

    Cheers!

    All of the above? I think it was mostly mass, Frank is set for touring and so everything is in built, I had to continue my journey for another month in the bush after the Faces...
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    Re: My Namibia Trip Report

    Haha I couldn't take the pics when I was digging ;)

    But yes, she was a good digger!

    I have a 2 year old Sony A6500, excellent and very compact mirrorless camera, sigma 30mm 1.4 lens (because...
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    Re: My Namibia Trip Report

    Hi all,

    Trip report 2 has been uploaded to the original post, I hope you enjoy!
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    Re: My Namibia Trip Report

    I Just re-read the report (I am not very good at proof reading, my MSc supervisor hated me), and I really apologize for the extensive spelling mistakes, worse than usual!

    I will have an edit this...
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    My Namibia Trip Report

    In March/April I took a short drive around Namibia, well 7000km kind of short. 6 Weeks in total, it is such a beautiful country and there is plenty more to see.

    I hope you all enjoy this report,...
  8. Sticky: Re: A collection of epic african overland journeys

    In 2016 4 mates and myself drove from Johannesburg to the Serengeti and back in an old Hilux, and an even older Land Rover, not a trip report or as informative as the rest, but some light hearted...
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    Sticky: Re: Post photos of your Suzuki here

    Francois, Is this the medium grey model?

    Very good looking! Did you purchase the new grill separately or placed it with your order?
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    Re: Subaru camping conversions for ballies!

    http://www.tauro.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Renault-Duster-Spare-Wheel.2.jpg
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    Re: Subaru camping conversions for ballies!

    Tauro (I believe on this forum), Johannesburg based, make cargo barriers and towbar mounted swing out wheel carriers, a far easier solution for you, mounts to the towbar mount, no need for drilling...
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    Re: Forum members on Instagram

    For those interested in a 100 series touring Southern Africa (and the occasional work pic at sea):

    Gman_ZA
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    Discovery 2: Re: TD5 to travel the east of southern Africa

    I drove a 110 300TDi through the same route as you about 4 years ago with some friends. We broke down every 500km or so. We found parts were available, Tanzania particularly was easy (gov still uses...
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    Re: Awning, Yes or No

    Chong,

    What are you selling? Have you put anything on the classifieds yet?

    I may be keen on some kit. Particularly an awning.
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    Re: Awning, Yes or No

    Does anyone have a pic of the Custom Leisure Tech awning mounted? Particularly the brackets used? Chong?
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    Re: Recovery Tracks

    Cheers Walnut,

    I really want to keep them external so I will try make a plan with what ever I buy.

    Henkus,

    Those do look really good, I will inquire about them.
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    Re: Recovery Tracks

    Thanks all for your great advice, yet again!

    I think it will depend on where I am able to mount them as to what I will pick.
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    Recovery Tracks

    Hi all,

    I have browsed the forum, and there is plenty of info, however any updates from those of you who have used and tested different recovery tracks?

    I am looking at some for my cruiser,...
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    Re: 4x4 for holidy - buy or rent?

    I would recommend renting a car/van for the time you don't need a 4x4, and then renting a 4x4 for the time you need it.
    The costs will seem high, but there is no stress about insurance, proof of...
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    BFG A/T KO2 tyre pressure

    Hi All,

    I posted this to the LCCSA but I thought it may be useful here too.

    I was trying to find out the forums tyre pressures they run at as my cruiser looks a bit low at recommended...
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    Re: March/April 2019 Nam trip plan

    Sniper, I appreciate the heads up, but I am all talk, no game - anyone keen to bundu bash into the wild and have beers with me around a camp fire are welcome.
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    Re: March/April 2019 Nam trip plan

    Thanks Caracal,

    Yes I originally had Epupa too, trying to trim it down. The distances other than the first day arent bad though, always around 100/150 km on average. And my camp takes about 5 Min...
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    March/April 2019 Nam trip plan

    Hi all,

    My upcoming trip itinerary/plan:

    19/03: Depart Jozi, stay at Monate Lodge (near Upington)
    20/03: Canyon Road House
    21/03: Hobas camp
    22/03: Luderitz (most likely not camp due to...
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    Re: 4 Weeks to explore Nam, where to go?

    Thanks all for the valuable info!

    Sorry for the late response to it all.

    My original post had an error - I meant Ghanzi border.

    After reading up a load, would it be worth postponing my...
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    Re: Best South African-made Roof top tent?

    190mm
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    Re: Best South African-made Roof top tent?

    I have been extremely happy with my Custom Leisure Tech hardshell RTT. Paul has been great to deal with, the tent is half the price of the Alucab version, and well worth the money.
    Mattress is...
  27. Re: Custom Leisure Tech- Quick Pitch Roof Top Tent

    A bit late, but I have a hardshell RTT from them - Really good value for money. super easy to pitch, comfortable mattress. And great service from Paul at CLT.

    Well worth half the price of an...
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    4 Weeks to explore Nam, where to go?

    Hi all, I have 4-6 weeks to do Namibia, starting in the south, ending in Gweta (Nam bots border).

    What would you all suggest I do, obviously see the classics, but with so much more time than the...
  29. Trusted Land Cruiser mechanic - Rustenburg/Pretoria/Johannesburg area

    Hi guys,

    I am looking for a trusted LC mechanic for my 100 series 4.2TD VX in the Rustenburg/Pretoria/Johannesburg area (excluding Baillies - not impressed with their online correspondence)
    ...
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    Re: Help: What's My Land Cruiser Worth?

    If I had the cash, I wouldn't mind paying that much for the cruiser, having all the kit and extremely low km's. Maybe more around R420k.

    If I could sell my 100 series and come up with the rest of...
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    Re: Camping grounds advice needed

    Sj4x4,

    I am doing a 6 week 'overland' trip through South Africa in Oct/Nov, and would love to be your first customer with zero facilities! I am fully kitted, just looking for some lovely remote...
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    Re: Offroad Caravan vs Charlets?

    It has been mentioned plenty of times, but it is truly down to your personal preference, the money factor/cost analysis won't help one bit. You can skew those details (like all statistics) to show...
  33. Re: LC 100 Dual battery (from standard OME dual starter batteries)

    Hi Kobus,

    I am not sure at all, where do I check? I recently purchased the vehicle.

    Gareth
  34. LC 100 Dual battery (from standard OME dual starter batteries)

    (Posted elsewhere on the forum but probably better suited here under Toyota)

    Hi everyone,

    I am trying to figure out if I can convert my dual batteries in the engine bay that come standard to...
  35. LC 100 Dual battery (from standard OME dual battery - starters)

    Hi everyone,

    I am trying to figure out if I can convert my dual batteries in the engine bay that come standard to one starter and one Deep cycle for fridge etc.
    Has anyone done this?

    If it...
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