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    Re: Forum GTG 2021

    Hi Mike
    We are booked in from tomorrow - not sure what time we will be there, probably late morning.
    Will probably meet up with Chris and Sylvia. I think at the campsite (?).
    Sorry was meant to be...
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    We are also very interested in any update on the camping facilities please.
    It is a very long time since we were last there and the interim reports that I have read have not been fantastic as...
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    Re: Automatic gearboxes and towing heavy loads

    That's where "sport mode" is useful - Kicks down sooner, but in my opinion still too late.
    Already taking strain - that's why I prefer pre-selecting manually.
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    Re: Kruger adventure 2021 July/August

    As Stan has said.
    We also prefer the more remote etc.
    However KNP is disregarded by some due to the unfortunate commercialization going on there.
    In spite of that - the central and northern parts,...
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    Re: Full time 4wheel or Rear wheel

    THIS !!!! But probably only true for the older models.
    I find that TWD rear in low range and if needed rear diff lock goes most places.
    Of course my aged KB has manually lockable hubs up front and...
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    Re: Automatic gearboxes and towing heavy loads

    OK - my experience with auto boxes may be a bit out of date.
    Take it from whence it comes:

    My last auto box experience was with my Ranchero Outback 4L straight six with fuel injection and engine...
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    Re: Trailer with axle to the rear

    Agree totally with Wetkit and Andrew although maybe for different reasons.
    Yes it does require careful planning on the load distribution to avoid to heavy or light load on the towball.
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    We plan to be at Eagles View (near Wartburg, KZN) to test our (at this time) still only partially modified Slipstream van and see what more needs to change before we finish off the project.
    Main aim...
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    Re: Forum GTG 2021

    We have now unfortunately also booked and paid for a weekend at Eagles View near Wartburg.
    Next time ....
  10. Re: How to protect your trailer from stone damage?

    We have used only mud flaps front and back wheels on the Suuz and before that on the Ranchero.
    Only once ever lost the front facing window on the caravan that we had at that time (Our very first...
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    Re: Old caravan questions

    I am not keen to have an extra cable between "car" and van but do get your point.
    Maybe I should just pre-freeze everything and use those ice pack sachets that SWAMBO's meds come with (Some kinda...
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    Re: Old caravan questions

    My old one does not even had the floor vent but I was going to put one in - could not source, then thought about it and decided it was not needed.
    I have fitted mine with new commercial grade tyres...
  13. Thread: Undercoating

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    Re: Undercoating

    Good point.
    Thank you.
    It seems to be in good nick as it is, so maybe just let sleeping dogs be.
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    Re: Old caravan questions

    I have the same problem with the old Slipstream that we bought.
    However, if not using a gas fridge inside and using the sealed maintenance free type battery I do not think it would be an issue to...
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    Re: Forum GTG 2021

    Needing an update on this.
    We are planning to do a trial run of the partially completed Slipstream alterations, and total change in style of "camping" and would like to attend the GTG if still on...
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    Re: Undercoating

    Also interested for the new (old) caravan after making the changes ....
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    Re: Crooks Corner - Kruger North

    100 m ?
    I have parked along that fence line a few times in the past and the electrical points were a bit further away than I would have preferred, but not that far.
    Maybe the closer ones were out...
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    Re: Estee's Botched, not Bought Thread

    Seems to me that your schemes just get betterer and betterer.
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    Re: Estee's Botched, not Bought Thread

    Maybe ex professional but registered not. :p
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    Re: Estee's Botched, not Bought Thread

    I'm sure that my pineapple beer is slightly less toxic. Correction: I THINK my pineapple beer is less toxic.
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    Re: New to forum

    Welcome !
    And go for it.
    Maybe we will meet up somewhere along the road with our new to us (old) Jurgens Streamline Siesta pop up caravan which is being re-purposed right now so that we can travel...
  22. Re: Bush Camping Power Supply solution that works well for me

    Looks very professional and amazing but the cost ?

    Since we stopped overlanding about 2 years back, I relocated and upgraded our usual setup from the Isuzu to my home workshop where it now serves...
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    Re: Crooks Corner - Kruger North

    This is one of our (many) favourite areas in KNP.
    Hope to be returning sometime yet again.
    Thank you for posting this - interesting historically as well.
    If I remember correctly there was a place...
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    Re: Trailer tyre advice

    He said no drop plate type solution (Not sure why since that may be the simplest solution.
    Yes - that means that he needs to change something on the trailer.
    More info. needed to help with any...
  25. Thread: Garmin Nuvi

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    Re: Garmin Nuvi

    I have an old Garmin Nuvi 500 still "working" but it seems that it has lost all T4A and historical routes, mapping etc.
    I am not sure that it is worth restricting.
    I do have Basecamp on my PC with...
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    Re: Why do you want to camp without electricity?

    YES - This, thank you.
    But we do manage for short periods (two or so days) without 220v AC provided we are doing a lot of driving every day.
    Game viewing or touring or just overnighting.
    Otherwise...
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    Re: Why do you want to camp without electricity?

    Eish - nice one ! ;D:cool:>:D
    Enough emoji's ?
    But, yes.
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    Re: Why do you want to camp without electricity?

    This brings back memories.
    There is little to beat that sound of the gas lantern and the circle of light in the campsite, adding ambiance to the natural sounds.
    Even better though when you turn it...
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    Re: Camping near 1000 hills

    New ownership - cultural / religious issues.
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    Re: Camping near 1000 hills

    We have been referred to Eagle View Caravan Park near Wartville and close to PMB.
    They seem to have various types of accommodation and come highly recommended.

    We are planning a three night away...
  31. Re: What are the 3 most reliable bakkie engines that will last the longest

    Yup !
    Quite right !dear Jelo.
    But then I did not own it from day 1.
    What happened in the first 280 000 Km - who knows ?:rolleyes:
  32. Re: What are the 3 most reliable bakkie engines that will last the longest

    Isuzu KB 280 - some variants.
    Caveat: MUST be regularly and properly serviced within manufacturer's spec. and Km and OEM engine oil ONLY !
    Good for 700 K + if these conditions are met.
    Fo Sho. ;D...
  33. Jurgens Slipstream Siesta re-purpose project

    So, I bought a 1985 Jurgens Slipstream Siesta pop-up caravan in basically VERY good condition considering age. ..
    This was necessitated due to some SWAMBO disability issues and some of my own.
    A...
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    Re: Mapungubwe in a Jimny and Defender

    I have previously investigated the Jimney as a possible replacement for my very aged Isuzu KB D/C.
    Main issues: (I am keeping the old Suuz going for4 now.)
    Cannot tow anything.
    Packing space....
  35. Re: Public Awareness - Front Runner Kyalami Problems on the road

    Strongs to you Tim !!!

    The ONLY thing I do not like about his videos is the background (ambient, whatever, sound track- Less trident would be better) - or even better, just the ambient sounds of...
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