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    Re: I purchased an old caravan

    Not really>:D I could do 110 with relative ease and on certain stretches 120 was quite possible but having a lightweight tow vehicle made me keep it at 100 for safety. Had a 1500 engine up front...
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    Re: I purchased an old caravan

    Weight is your big enemy and where to load it should be your biggest concern. Icepick has the right idea regarding the bags for the tent only nowdays we make square or rectangular bags with top...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    Great spot that little one, for what it's worth it is a red data species that is becoming very scarce

    The Cape Rockjumper is one of South Africa's most sought-after and charismatic endemics. It is...
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    Re: I purchased an old caravan

    I can live with that>:D a point that I did not mention is that those fridges had some great insulation and for them to lose ( increase ) temperaure in an 8hr trip is not a huge problem. I have one in...
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    Re: I purchased an old caravan

    Ettienne you have bought one of the best caravans out. Those wilks were built with quality and luxury in mind. From the photos yours look as if it is in a great condition.

    These babies tow like a...
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    Re: Howling Moon trailer tent base repair

    Ok, that is due to not having support under the overhang, that small piece of metal supports the whole tent and even gets pulled down more when you tighten your ropes. It is a piece of thin Aluminium...
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    I have done numerous bed extensions on all makes of tents to allow folks to sleep crossways and I have yet to meet someone that asks me to remove it. I have a bed extension in my mini and that is...
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    Re: Engine Coolant

    60 -40 And even 70 - 30 works well actually optimum. Ethanol glycol is a bad conductor of heat and having too much in the cooling system hampers the operation. The main purpose of anti freeze is of...
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    Re: Hi Cycle of Diep Cycle

    Look after your battery by keeping it fully charged and not overcharged and it will give you great service. I am sitting with an Ennertec at the moment that is relatively new but got discharged to 0v...
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    Re: South coast camping advice

    Even without a boat , Beaver creek coffee farm, petrified forrest with a 4x4 you can go to the Mnyamene falls or on to the titanium red dunes. I have a property in Palm beach know the area like the...
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    Re: Hi Cycle of Diep Cycle

    Mark most manufacturers have a "leisure battery" What my experience has been is that the 105A/h batteries are usually the Hi cycle while the deep cycle are 102 or 100Ah with the AGM or Absorbent...
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    Re: Hi Cycle of Diep Cycle

    Ek gebruik hi cycle in al die waentjies wat ek bou want dit laai vinniger as diep siklus. Die diep siklus kan ou wel so bietjie laer sak sonder skade maar vir my is dit nie genoeg rede om die ekstra...
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    Re: High Lift Jack

    Dit wys net dat jy banger is vir die hi lift as die draad tang>:D die masjien gereedskap stuk met die meeste ongelukke is die gewone ou elektriese boor. Mense is vrek bang vir die rolsaag en behandel...
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    Re: High Lift Jack

    Soos John hier se die ding kan seermaak so pas op, en saamstem dat dit seker een van die handigste bybehore is. Hier is so paar klein tips om die angel so effe uit sy stert te trek

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  15. Re: Teardrop Trailers/Caravans- Why are they not popular?

    I think these babies are awesome and @ Sean I think you might ditch your bivvie>:D

    I did not realize the time went so fast but this was a 2019 thread and a great result if I might say so, just...
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    Re: Rooftop Trailer Tent Setup Times

    This is the full Monty that takes us 6 minutes to set up, I know a lot of people are going to say BS but if you want I have a video that is just short of 6 min.
    I designed the tent and awnings to be...
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    Re: Jaguar Caravan

    Is Jacques Serfontein's baby. Had the pleasure of working on one and was pleasantly surprised wit the quality and ingenuity of this caravan. Quality is as good if not better than similar ones and you...
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    Re: Buying Malaria medication on route?

    Bud just one point not mentioned and that is the interaction of malaria meds and blood pressure meds. I have been told by my pharmacist that certain malaria meds does not do well with my blood...
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    Re: Warning - Hyena inside Lower Sabie camp

    The Tamboti Badgers are well known, they are not shy anymore and will often challenge you for your braai meat while it is still on the braai. They have been captured a few times and relocated to...
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    Re: Warning - Hyena inside Lower Sabie camp

    I also find this disrespectful, if only for his age have some respect. Peter puts himself out for ridicule with a lot of his posts this time he is economical with the real facts. I have been an...
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    Re: Providing Water To Cats In CKGR?

    Wild animals have an instinctive fear of humans and that is what allows us to have great interactions with them. Break down that fear barrier and tragedy will strike and of course the rogue animal...
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    Re: Kosi bay Nature Reserve camping

    You are in for a great time, not as hot and not as humid with a low probability of rain. The parksboard camp is well established and reasonably well maintained. Ablutions are not new but kept pretty...
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    Re: Corrugated gravel tire pressure

    I presume the 255/50/20 are for an audi. My son and I did a rough road trip to Mnyamene falls in transkei a couple of years back in his V12. The same trip was done in his V8 diesel with 18" wheels a...
  24. Re: Camper trailer/Offroader Advice, Price and Options

    Sold just after hard lockdown last year. Went for 30k but the body and interior was shot, the powder coating did not take well to the abuse it suffered. Not sure about the powder coating, had many...
  25. Re: Camper trailer/Offroader Advice, Price and Options

    The bubble doors give a lot extra to the trailer and in my book is a must so great guns for that, the locking bars......cant beat that concept.

    I mentioned the 3cr12 but for a different reason,...
  26. Re: Camper trailer/Offroader Advice, Price and Options

    I am going to tackle your choices first, I have worked on all of them more than once and have a reasonable idea.

    The African backbone is a ding dong nice trailer and their claim of low weight is...
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    Re: Elephants in the KNP

    Too many ellies in Kruger..... heck yeah, far too many. Ideally they would like 12 - 15k.
    Like the original rhino reintroduced the elephant also found fertile grounds t increase their numbers and...
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    Re: Bush Lapa Canvas

    I have no idea why it gets wet....wicking or tiny stitch holes..... But ... with the new ripstop that your tents are made you have none of the cotton canvas issues. You can safely wash it with a mild...
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    Re: Snorkel vs snorkel

    A deep water crossing is a dangerous thing and one that can leave you stranded for more reasons than just water ingestion by your engine. Generally one relies on the bow wave formed in front of the...
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    Re: Snorkel vs snorkel

    Wrong A snorkel does not turn your vehicle in to a submarine, what it does is to take cleaner air in at a higher level and it also takes in cooler air than at the level that your normal intake does....
  31. Re: A Toyota Motor can't make a Land Rover stop leaking Oil

    Well there will always be a land rover as the winner of the camel trophy, the organizers made sure of that by only allowing land rovers to enter. Dont know what it says about landy but it says...
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    Re: What's the attraction of an iKamper?

    Christoff has one very important part of his viideos waxed, he does not fall in to the common pitfall of "I have one so it is the best" attitude. His reviews are unbiassed and credible, unfortunately...
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    Re: Van Zyl's Rus road

    If a Pajero can do it dare I say a milk bottle should do it without any issue>:D
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    Re: Van Zyl's Rus road

    I hear what you say but...... on my last trip the road was so bumpy that I had coke bottles burst due to chafing. Good today and crappy tomorrow phone the cops
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    Re: What's the attraction of an iKamper?

    I can not comment on the IKamper as I have never slept in one but with Christof's review ...... it might be a bit short for me at 2,1m. In my book a soft shell RTT is a huge problem, no space for...
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