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    Re: Tankwa Karoo Nasionale Park

    This tire pressure question is a knotty one. A few years ago there was a similar thread about the "Tire-eating roads" in this area and the conclusion was that you should keep your pressures fairly...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Thanks Keith. Your description is just as fascinating as the pic.
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Keith: Thank you for the photo of that absolutely astonishing plant with the orange trumpet flowers. Any idea what it is? We were up there looking at flowers the previous week (Niewoudtville and...
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    Re: Trip Report - LD over, we head north/west.

    Thank you so much for this enjoyable report. I think that I will go and fill my water tanks, just feel that I am getting closer to the desert.
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    Re: Trip Report - LD over, we head north/west.

    Looking forward to more. Subscribed
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    Re: Cameras in basecamp

    I'm also groping my way through the latest version of T4A. I think that the cameras indicate Viewpoints, i.e. places where you can stop and take your own photo. With regard to the lists, a list...
  7. Thread: Garmin Nuvi

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    Re: Garmin Nuvi

    It's yours if you can figure out a way to bridge the gap between JBG and Somerset West. Any ideas? Our local Post Office is right in the middle of the Taxi terminus, and I'm not keen on going ...
  8. Thread: Garmin Nuvi

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    Re: Garmin Nuvi

    This thread jolted me into remembering that I have a working Nuvi 2259 lying in my bottom drawer. I put it there when I bought a Montana in 2015. It even has an old T4A on it.

    Free to a good...
  9. Re: Trip Report: Tankwa, Cederberg, West Coast & Northern Cape

    Thank you Frans, I thoroughly enjoyed this. I must go and find the other report that you refer to.
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    Re: why do drum brakes still exist?

    Years ago, when disk brakes first appeared, the arguments for keeping drums on the rear included that this is the Parking Brake. The low pressures involved meant that you could operate this via a...
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    Re: Angola Trip Report December 2019

    Wat se jy Elize. Sal ons mekaar Julie maand op Foz de Cunene Kry?

    Julle mag voor ry
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    Re: Blinkgat camper-First Impressions

    Unless you need your bakkie for a daily drive, I recommend going the Full Monty Blinkgat camper. Drop the roof 5 minutes. Fold the chairs and put through the door on the floor. Bundle up the...
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    Re: Angola Trip Report December 2019

    Ek geniet rerig jou skryf styl. Ek het so 'gestress' gevoel dat ek hom halfpad deur moes 'pause' en n koffietjie gaan maak voor ek verder kon kyk.
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    Re: Angola Trip Report December 2019

    Wonderful. Just my kind of country, and I completely understand the pleasure of solitude.
    Keep posting, not all of us respond every time.
  15. Re: Looking to join a self-drive group to tour Botswana 2020 (or 2021)

    JACKAROO, I support your plans completely. When we had just acquired a 4x4 a few years ago we were also clueless about off road travel. My found an organised trip which spent 5-6 days taking us...
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    Re: Marrow bones on toast

    My mother occasionally used to do this for a Sunday night supper, and I really enjoyed it as a child.
    But, after 50+ years of relentless pro-lettuce propaganda, I wonder if I could even bring myself...
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    Re: Blinkgatproducts Camper op Toyota

    Hello Elize!
    This unit looks very similar to the one you built for us, and I thought I should let you (and other interested readers) know that we are very happy with it. We have been living in it...
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    Re: Overlanding vs Offroading: The difference

    Thanks Tony
    Since my own newly modified overlander is now on the water heading for the Americas, I read this with keen attention!

    Signed up for the site as well
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    Having just changed my Hilux set-up from an RTT to a Blinkgat Camper conversion, it looks as if my previously basic electrical system must be improved by increasing the service battery capacity. ...
  20. Re: "full size" slide on camper on Nissan Navarra/Ford Ranger

    This is an exciting project, and I think you are going to get an enormous amount of satisfaction out of it. However, everybody is so damned positive about it that I thought it was time for some...
  21. Re: charging a small 7amp (alarm) battery in the bush

    We are very happy with our camper but, owing to the speed with which it was designed and built, there are a few detailed issues which make it necessary to ship my 12 V drill and pop riveter off to...
  22. Re: charging a small 7amp (alarm) battery in the bush

    I am very happy with my LUMENO charger setup, which, as has been said above is actually just a cigarette lighter port mounted on the 7 Ah battery in a convenient package. In my case, the small...
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    Re: Colt d/c half height Ali canopy

    So, what's your point? :)

    Are we going on holiday, or are we going on the TOTAL Economy Challenge?
    I think it is far more important to have packing space, and then just drive more slowly and...
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    Re: Mattress Underlay RTT

    I am interested in this, as the mattress on my new camper is in a three-sided aluminium box. I read a blog by a Dutch couple in the tropics who say a woolen blanket works well enough, by wicking...
  25. Re: charging a small 7amp (alarm) battery in the bush

    I concur with my learned friend Eggie. I spent R350 on a special DC-DC charger for these batteries at Car-a-Camp, and when I got it home it turned out to be nothing but a plastic clip-on hat for...
  26. Re: TR Botswana Jan/Feb 2018: of highs and lows and draught and rain

    Anne: I don't know how I missed this thread. I only spotted it half an hour ago. What an wonderful time you had of it, and thank you for this entertaining and informative report.
    Rod
  27. Re: Our African Ramblings - a blog about our African safaris

    Ortelius, you amaze me. You can write faster than I can read! :)
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    Re: Alucab Poptop tent dreams shattered

    I think you are seriously mistaken. I'm picking mine up next week. Yours is probably the following week. :)
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    Re: Alucab Poptop tent dreams shattered

    I don't know what @frogstar's motives are, but I am in the process of selling my Wild Earth RTT, and Sarel at Blinkgat is busy doing a camper conversion on my Hilux, very similar to the pics shown by...
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    Re: Alucab Poptop tent dreams shattered

    Try ECO VELD GEAR in Brackenfell. Their website is all about trailers, but I saw a slide-on camper with their name on it parked in the Helderberg Nature Reserve two weeks ago, and I was really...
  31. Re: Our African Ramblings - a blog about our African safaris

    Thanks Ortelius and WW. I am much too lazy for a complete rewrite, so I have uploaded each of my report chapters to Media as a singe large PDF, and I think it works pretty well.
    Even though...
  32. Re: Our African Ramblings - a blog about our African safaris

    Really impressive Ortelius. Are you actually re-writing your old reports into Wordpress de novo? A labour of love indeed. I am in the process of starting a blog, in preparation for our South...
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    Re: Billy and Julie's Big African Adventure

    You seem to have as much trouble sleeping as I do!

    Enjoy the trip.
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    Re: Billy and Julie's Big African Adventure

    Welcome Julie (and Billy). It looks as if you have set up a worth-wile experience,and I look forward to reading your progress reports from now on. I hope we have had some rain here before you...
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    Re: Report: A trip to Pemba

    @opsafari
    Thanks for your kind words. I must say that I am not discipline enough to take notes. Provided that I do my report fairly quickly, I find that the photographs bring it all back in...
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