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    Re: Disco Sport as tow vehicle

    I have no doubt is has the power to do it - want to know about stability and handling while towing etc.
    Thanks
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    Disco Sport as tow vehicle

    Hi guys

    Are there any owners of Disco Sports who tow heavy caravans like Xplorers who can give feedback on how they handle this?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Generator advice

    Picking up on the comments in this thread relating to noise reduction/silencing of standby generators - I have a 7.5 Kva generator properly installed in my garage in Durbanville with change over...
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    Re: Namakwa NP

    Thanks for all the feedback - much appreciated!
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    Re: Namakwa NP

    Hi shfish

    Thanks for the information.

    It will be down to 0.8 bar on the car and the caravan then! :)
  6. Thread: Namakwa NP

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    Re: Namakwa NP

    Hi Malcolm

    Any bad patches of soft sand on the main track between Groenrivier and Koringkorrelbaai?

    Thanks!
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    Re: How much did you pay for Tyres today ?

    great price - who was it from?
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    Re: Camping south of Groenriviermond

    According to YR it is going to be very cold out that way but dry until Sunday - let's hope they are at least reasonable accurate! :)

    We will be armed with a lot of wood and red wine to deal with...
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    Re: Camping south of Groenriviermond

    Hi shfish and thanks for the feedback.

    The idea is that these few days are totally no bookings - see where we are late afternoon and then find a place for the night. If that happens to be at...
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    Re: Camping south of Groenriviermond

    Thanks, RiaanJ
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    Camping south of Groenriviermond

    Hi guys

    I would just like to quickly confirm that this stretch of land is still available for wild camping?

    We are fully self sufficient and everything we take in will come out with us - we...
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    Re: Fuel gauge on Disco 3 not working

    I had mine replaced by Elrico Motors in February this year - cost was R3,526 plus vat for the 2 senders plus I think 3 hours labour - total cost was around R4,650 plus Vat.

    Hope that helps!
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    Re: Towing Xplorer with Freelander 2?

    Hi Etienne

    Thanks for the very detailed and useful input - much appreciated.

    Of the points raised the 1 I will need to do a bit of homework on is the height of the towbar - very valid.
    ...
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    Re: Towing Xplorer with Freelander 2?

    It's always with me anyway when on a trip 8);D
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    Re: Towing Xplorer with Freelander 2?

    Thanks, Douglas.
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    Re: Towing Xplorer with Freelander 2?

    Thanks again, JJJ.
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    Re: Towing Xplorer with Freelander 2?

    Thanks mountainboy1974 - feedback appreciated!
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    Re: Towing Xplorer with Freelander 2?

    Thanks JJJ!

    I see you have the 171kw petrol version I am leaning towards. Do you tow with it and do you use it for trips similar to the ones I described in my opening post?

    What have your...
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    Re: Towing Xplorer with Freelander 2?

    Thanks, MikeBob - feedback appreciated!
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    Towing Xplorer with Freelander 2?

    Hi guys

    I currently own a Disco 3 V8 with which I tow our Jurgens Xplorer and it obviously does the job with ease.

    The time might, however, have come to consider replacing the Disco. Seeing as...
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    Re: Where to buy 12v Fans

    Thanks Thomas. That sounds very promising - we are off to Kgalagadi at end Feb and this will come in very handy indeed!
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    Re: Where to buy 12v Fans

    Hi Thomas

    No rush, but if you don't mind please post a pic or 2 when you get a chance to show how you fitted them in your Xplorer.

    Also do they "travel well" - no problem with them coming loose...
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    Re: Klipkrans - what is it like?

    Agreed - 100%
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    Re: To emigrate or not to

    Out of interest - how regularly would this residence permit need to be renewed?
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    Re: Replacing Control arms

    Agreed - I have had the same experience with polyurethane bushes.
  26. Re: Fastest route from Wilderness to Addo Main camp?

    Thanks!
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    Hi Willem

    Thanks for that - I assume that would be the dirt road that runs through the middle of Addo - the one you cross when driving from the main camp down to the Mathyolweni Gate?

    Is there...
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    We normally eat out the night before we leave - will keep them in mind - thanks!

    The menu looks lovely and the prices remind me of prices in CT about 7 years ago - hope you guys appreciate that! :)
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    Thanks, Lazyboy!
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    OK - done some more investigating now.....

    Ebb and Flow to Nanaga - 356km or 3h56 minutes

    Tucking into coffee and some of the obvious delights - 1 hour

    Nanaga to Addo main camp - 46.1 km or...
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    Becoming more and more difficult to focus on the original objective of getting there as early as possible... :):)

    Any serious time wasting road works around these routes at the moment that anybody...
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    Thanks, Lazyboy. Nice to get some really local input!
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    Now how do I NOT stop there after that teaser.....?? :):)
  34. Fastest route from Wilderness to Addo Main camp?

    We will be travelling from Ebb and Flow in Wilderness to Addo Main camp in about 6 weeks' time - towing our Xplorer.

    We would want to get there as early as possible to try and secure the best...
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    Discovery Sport experience

    What have been the first hand experiences with the Discovery Sport so far - more specifically the petrol models but in general too?

    Anybody towing something with a weight similar to the Xplorer...
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