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    Re: Keeping cool in a tent - tips?

    What about the fine mist sprayers normally used under veranda's?

    Surely they can be applied in some way.
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    Re: I don't like NP300

    The other day I gave mine a quick "Free State tune-up" ;D on the freeway and it went past 160 km/h on the speedo quickly and easily. OK that was before I fitted the canopy.

    Did not push it all the...
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    Re: I don't like NP300

    Correct. Max power is 98 kW at 3600 rpm and 304 nm at 2000 rpm.

    Turbo lag not to bad but once you reach 2000 rpm you veel that proverbial kick in the bud as it revs up very quickly till way past...
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    Re: I don't like NP300

    I use my 2.5 TD (2x4) D/C with canopy for work purposes only. I deliberately went for the NP300 because its old school and does not have too much expensive electrinics. The other motivation was of...
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    Re: I don't like NP300

    Dit lyk soos die ou Navara se bumper.
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    Re: Namakwa Eko 4x4 roete

    Kyk ek het grootgeword op Springbok.

    Meeste van die gebied vannaf Pela (Pofader teerpad waar die roete begin tot by die Vioolsdrift teerpad) was en is sovÍr ek weet nog staatsgrond

    Dit was in...
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    Re: Hardekool hout braai manne

    For many years now, I put a layer of decent briquettes (Camp Master at Makro) topped by a few peaces of whatever braai wood is at hand (Swarthak, Soetdoring, Karee or Prosopus).

    Free State...
  8. Thread: Kgalagadi

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    Re: Kgalagadi

    Eland are very high on the menu for Kalahari lions.

    Reason being that they are not nearly running as fast as the other large antelope found in the Kgalagadi. Theyr running style are very similar...
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    Re: Altenative to RTT

    I do have a mozzi screen for the slider in front of the canopy (between canopy and bakkie cab). Use it in conjunction with the large open flap of the tailgate tent to cause a draft when it is hot.
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    Re: Altenative to RTT

    I had mine made by OFS Canvas in Bloemfontein in 2015. It is made of a nice thick nylon and it cost me around R1.6k at the time.

    I have used YKK zips for the mosquito screen as well as the storm...
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    Re: Altenative to RTT

    Yes, this can be a problem when you pack for a large trip. But when alone, I pack light and travel light and then lock all stuff inside the Hilux for security.

    If I am wild camping and in a really...
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    Re: Altenative to RTT

    I have used my Tailgate tent for a few years now and just love it.

    Used it just the other day (Braaidag) again on a quick solo fishing trip and one night sleepover at the Modder River outside...
  13. Re: Namaqua, Tankwa Karoo and Karoo National Park

    Die pad tussen Kimberley en Groblershoop is uitstekend en een van die mooiste paaie in die Noordkaap.
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    Re: Destructive actions in campsite

    In the Free State Province it is prohibited by law (Nature Conservation Ordnance) to damage or destroy any indigenous plant or ANY PART THEREOF without being in possession of the WRITTEN CONSENT of...
  15. Re: Are the EB license requirements killing the camping industry?

    I also went through a few licencing processes myself.

    First code 8 in high school, code 10 in the Army, then G6 (46 tones) during military training camps.

    Back in sivvy street I had to do my...
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    Re: Isuzu 250 diesel help required

    I also still own one of those old war horses (1989 model).

    I once had a problem where it did crank but did not start.

    Put new fuel filter in but still did not start.

    In the end I removed the...
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    Re: Snomaster fridge and solar

    I made a light alluminum bracket for my 100W ridged solar panel and mounted it inside and up in the roof of my glass fibre canopy.

    I have used aluminium channel for the panel to slide into.
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    Re: The do's and dont's of sand driving

    If you came to a stop in thick sand for some reason. Before you drive off again, slowly reverse straight back for about two meters on your existing tracks. Then continue forward from there.

    Your...
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    Re: Expiring vehicle license...issue?

    The grace period must devenitely still be in existance.

    I renewed a vehicle licence just last week at my local Post Office, a couple of days after it had expired and no penelty.

    I used my new...
  20. Re: Tent Pole Clips Push Button Spring Snap Clip

    I bought a few plastic ones about two years ago at Campworld in Bloemfontein to replase some broken pins on my Howling Moon Gazebo frame.

    Would like to get hold of the metal ones.
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    Re: I bought a hatchet

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    Wiel, ek het presies dieselfde handbyltjie op die Boeremark in Langenhovenpark, Bloemfontein so 'n paar jaar terug gekoop.

    Gaan nÍrens kamp sonder hom nie.

    Uit een stuk staal gemaak...
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    Re: Petrol mix met Diesel

    Ek ry die 2.5 D-4D SRX D/C en hy het 'n 83 lt tank.
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    Re: Namakwa Eko 4x4 roete

    I would hate to make a choice between Rhamansdrift and Khamgab and recommends both of them if at all possable.

    Coming from Klein Pella, you will pass Rhamansdrift first, just before you get to...
  24. Thread: Kgalagadi

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    Re: Kgalagadi

    Ok, booking was taken.
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    Re: Kgalagadi

    Reservation for Kgalagadi Wilderness camps trip, to be taken over.
    Otherwise we will just cancel it.
    Reason; Double booking.

    Deposit to be paid 22 August 2019.

    11/07/2020 - 12/07/2020 ...
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    Re: Namakwa Eko 4x4 roete

    Julle moet dit groot geniet. Ek's jaloers.

    Julle het die regte kampplekke gekies. Bietjie te stowerig na my sin onder Groot Melkboom.

    Ek het hom einde April 2016 heeltemal alleen gery oor 4...
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    Re: Can I drive on 4H on tarred roads?

    It sometimes happens that you are driving very steep gravel mountain pass where the worst parts are paved for better traction and to protect the road and it sometimes incudes bends as well.
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    Re: Rooftop tent alternative?

    [CUOTE]=How well does this contraption work for you guys?[/QUOTE]

    For me it works very well and I just love it.

    So far I have only use it olone as in just me sleeping in the load bay.

    It was...
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    Re: Rooftop tent alternative?

    [QUOTE=Gifmonster;4074304]I have played with this idea before, as stated dc load bins are only 1.5m long but if you flip out the lid it becomes 1.90, then you just lfit the canopies back door and...
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    Re: pensioner friendly 4x4 thoughts

    Hilux 2.5 D-4D SRX 4x4 D/C.

    11 -11.5 km/l at 100km/h GPS speed fully loaded. Lots of space, comfortable, quite capable off road, low maintenance costs and of coarse, boringly reliable. I know this...
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    Re: Namaqualand eco trail - Richtersveld combo

    Namaqua 4x4 Eco Route is all about wild camping in a remote wilderness.

    Except for Klein Pella Camping site, camping on the first section of the Namaqua 4x4 Eco trail is explicitly wild camping.
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    Re: Namaqualand eco trail - Richtersveld combo

    The time of year will be good for visiting the area.

    Normally the route is driven from East to West, but it is no problem driving it from West to East and it is allowed. The roads used by the...
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    Re: Namaqua 4x4 Eco trail

    I did this route from Pella to Vioolsdrift in 2016, totally solo as in only me and my Hilux. But then I grew up at Springbok and still has family and friends there in case I needed help.

    I camped...
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    Re: Headlamp / koplig

    I stil have an older model Petzil, but it was not bright enough and was fixed so could not be adjusted for angle an also did not had a red light.

    I use Energizer for a few years now and are quite...
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    Re: Isuzu losing power when towing

    Few years ago I had a slight problem on a Nissan Hardbody 3.0 16VTD. When ecxelarating hard say from a traffic light, it would feel like dirty diesel or a blocked diesel filter. It felt like the...
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