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    Re: Richtersveld advice please

    I went up in a 2 vehicle (a Freelander and a Prado) party to the Richters in Jul/Aug 2018... We saw lots of caravans/trailers so you'll be fine... The Freelander struggled with clearance and the...
  2. Re: Prado 150/2017 VX D4D - 6th wheel/mag needed

    Hi JanTripleSeven... So Claude doesn't work at RT anymore and the very helpful lady who answered my call thinks my only option is to buy from Toyota...

    So the 3 options look like:
    1) Spend R8K (+...
  3. Re: Prado 150/2017 VX D4D - 6th wheel/mag needed

    PedroD, the application is same as yours - Southern Africa overlanding to all the destinations you mentioned (plus more)... If I can't find a matching wheel, your approach is definitely Plan B...
    ...
  4. Re: Calling all Fj Cruiser/Wrangler/Fortuner and Everest owners.

    Which one would you recommend and why? The FJ - loved it and forever regret selling it. Best 4x4 EVER
    Where would one find accessories for the FJ Cruiser? They're around... from Toyota, Forum...
  5. Re: Prado 150/2017 VX D4D - 6th wheel/mag needed

    ...I believe they're 18" stock/standard wheels...
  6. Prado 150/2017 VX D4D - 6th wheel/mag needed

    Hi - I'd like to carry another spare up on the roof rack... Does anyone out there (i.e. on the 4x4 Community Forum) know where I can get a mag?

    I've tried various Joburg scrapyards with zero...
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    Re: Where to mount my Hi Lift Jack

    Thanks everyone for chiming in...
    Following the various forum inputs, my own research and, of course, some money wasted, I'm going to buy a full HLJ cover from the Rhino guys in Randburg and carry...
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    Re: Where to mount my Hi Lift Jack

    Iím jumping on this thread because I have a question on the same topic...

    Is anyone aware of a high-lift jack mount that clamps onto a towball and either sits the HLJ vertically or horizontally?...
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    Re: What's wrong with the Prado 150?

    Helskloof Pass
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    Re: What's wrong with the Prado 150?

    Nothing at all wrong with my 2017 3l D4D VX... I drive it to/from work daily and it's handled hectic sand in Liuwa/Okavango with ease as well as highly technical terrain in the Richtersveld.
    It...
  11. Prado 150/2017 VX D4D - Rear replacement bumper options?

    I'm looking for a rear replacement bumper for my 2017 Prado 150 that:
    1) is compatible with high-lift/farm jacking
    2) isn't too in-your-face - blends in with the vehicle and doesn't look like an...
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    Re: AT Tyre recommendations for Prado

    Cooper AT3s carried my 2017 Prado VX through Namibia, Botswana and Zambia without flinching... hectic sand in Liuwa and the Delta, lots of high speed tarmac and dirt roads - all fine... I put the...
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    Re: Rhino Bumpers on Prado

    So I went ahead with the bumper fitment and am stoked with the result! It looks and feels great... the number plate flips up on hinges to reveal the winch rope/hook, etc.

    Pic attached...
  14. Thread: Snorkel

    by RichM
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    Re: Snorkel

    Yes, Iím aware... the point is that the bumper guys (Rhino 4x4) might know where the snorkelís from if they worked on the vehicle...
  15. Thread: Snorkel

    by RichM
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    Re: Snorkel

    That looks like a Rhino 4x4 bikini bumper - ask them: #+27 (10) 595-0229‬
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    Re: Trip to LIUWA; Nov. 2018

    Kabula lodge is fantastic - everything you need with the added plus of a campsite with lawn underfoot.

    As everyone says, Katoyana is the best Liuwa campsite option... However, with one ablution (2...
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    Re: Where would you not go with a Prado

    Got a 2017 150 VX TD thatís managed confidently whilst carrying a WildEarth RTT + 2 jerries and an awning (no towing) over/through: Nata Bird Sanctuary tough sections; Guma Lagoon deep sand...
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    Re: Prado 150 hanging to right

    Halfway 4Ways bled the KDSS system and it's fine now...
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    Re: Prado 150 hanging to right

    Checked this - the left/back is 3 cm higher than the right/back... Now to reach out to Halfway 4Ways Toyota and see what happens next...
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    Re: Prado 150 hanging to right

    Allan - Iíll pay you 8K to do the same to mine...
  21. Thread: Liuwa Lion Cubs

    by RichM
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    Re: Liuwa Lion Cubs

    We (4 vehicles, 10 pax) were in Liuwa Plain (Katoyana camp) early Dec'17 and drove the Plain stukkend over 5 days... we heard lions at night but saw nada...
  22. Re: Zambia, Liuwa Plain Nov/Dec'17 concise trip report

    One of the vehicles (Toyota Hilux) was rented from Hemingways. I think they're Livingston based but deliver to Lusaka...
  23. Re: 1st gen Fortuner, Prado 150, Freelander2, Lusaka hire off to Liuwa late Nov

    trip report here: http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/288768-Zambia-Liuwa-Plain-Nov-Dec-17-concise-trip-report
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    Re: Slim rooftop tent

    My wife and I did 2 fairly substantial overland trips in 2017, each for 2 weeks (Botswana/Caprivi solo and Botswana/Caprivi/Liuwa Plain in a convoy) and the setup I have worked perfectly...
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    Re: Crossing into Zambia at Vic Falls

    Phone Inter Africa Bureau de Changes' call centre (check on interafrica.co.za) and ask them which of their retail outlets has ZMK... I was able to pick up ZMK at their ORT outlet on my way back from...
  26. Sticky: Re: Stuck in no man's land-what to have and what to do.

    This sticky thread touches on my experience since my wife and I only really started serious overlanding in August 2017 and have already had to unpack our vehicle twice to get at the recovery gear...
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    Re: Slim rooftop tent

    I'm probably replying a bit late but the attached pic showing a Frontrunner rack/WildEarth RTT/2 x jerries worked like a dream...
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    Re: Head on collision, but no airbag deployment

    Lucky the Kuga didn't go up in flames...
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    Re: Prado 150 hanging to right

    Need to check this on mine...
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    Re: Crossing into Zambia at Vic Falls

    Crossing into/out of Zambia via road is generally inconsistent and disorganised... My advice based on recent border crossings and time spent living/working in Zambia: Budget 1 hour; take ZMK1000 cash...
  31. Thread: Ratel 5 or 6

    by RichM
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    Re: Ratel 5 or 6

    Hey Dave, suggest you go with the ratel EAOS - it's a great game viewing platform (see pic)

    :-D
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    Re: Rhino 4x4 Evolution Bumper on Prado VX

    As an update: My insurance has paid me out for stock replacement parts so, as soon as everyone gets back to work after xmas/new year, I'm probably going to "pull the trigger" on the Rhino Evolution...
  33. Re: 2017 Prado 3.0 VX - Requesting suspension bottoming out advice

    Thanks Bastian B... I will certainly keep your advice/experience/fix in mind when I take the car in for its next 10K...
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    Re: Pradoís cargo bay AC220V/100W 2 pin plug point

    Thanks JLK for the advice... I'm going to stay with the current off-line battery system until its time to upgrade to your recommendation...

    For now, the permutations I switch between seem to be...
  35. Re: 2017 Prado 3.0 VX - Requesting suspension bottoming out advice

    @lekuhubu943
    @darth vader
    @Francois111

    Thanks a lot for the quick/quality advice... The Prado goes into 4Ways Halfway for its 10K service in a couple of weeks - I'll ask them to check it out... ...
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