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  1. Re: Namibia re-opens to international tourists 1 Sept

    Westair are operating flights on 1 October. It is the only day they have something scheduled.

    Windhoek->Capetown (fully booked)
    Capetown -> Windhoek (seats avail)
    Windhoek -> Johannesburg...
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    Re: Huge land rover dilemma

    We do not normally - unless very steep (it was, where we got stuck in this case) - probably also part of the issue - very rarely used.
  3. Re: Namibia re-opens to international tourists 1 Sept

    I'd think anybody would be just guessing at this point. If I were to guess, I would guess:

    - Yes, via the 18 borders that were open previously for freight.
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    Re: Huge land rover dilemma

    The drive unit, as far as I understand it, gets full of dirt and jams. The gears in there are plastic, and strip. There are replacement gears made from metal aftermarket.

    Irritatingly, the...
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    Re: Leisure travel to Botswana.

    And are there any money back guarantees? :)
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    Re: Huge land rover dilemma

    mine jammed and the cable release did not work either. Really the only serious issue Iíve had. Rebuilt with metal gears vice plastic by overlandworxs. No problem with it since.
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    Re: Leisure travel to Botswana.

    Perhaps because nobody else on here asked for a refund. So, if you asked an operator for a refund, and they refused, and the terms of sale were such that a refund was available, then you should...
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    Re: Discovery 4 12v Anderson Socket Rear

    If you are looking for someone to do it for you, call Tino - G4Outdoor - on WhatsApp - Oh 82 Eight 93 Seventeen Thirty Six. He's done a lot of work on vehicles of mine - always very high quality,...
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    Re: Jeep Cherokee to Discovery 4 V8

    lol. Having owned both, they both have their upsides and downsides. My grand Cherokee (2010) was one of the most unreliable vehicles I ever owned and was crap off road (of course, came after owning...
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    Re: Leisure travel to Botswana.

    I think the issue is that the problems you are commenting on are not widely experienced. We had no issues, many others had no issues, rescheduling. I didn’t even think of asking for a refund,...
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    Re: Silent generator/inverter or solar panel

    The fold up panels actually ride in between the stacked mattresses - nothing else will fit there - so for me it works. We also RTT camp sometimes too so itís good to have the flexibility. The...
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    Re: Silent generator/inverter or solar panel

    Im with you to an extent. We typically run 2x NL 90s, electric blankets at night, 2 CPAP machines, and an ice maker. We need more than a few hours of sun. I have two 130w on roof and 2x 120w and...
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    Re: Silent generator/inverter or solar panel

    There are some very interesting threads on here from people who have built their own using second life cells + bms. Most who have them very much like the BlueNova product- many threads here on them...
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    Re: Silent generator/inverter or solar panel

    Im not familiar with the intervolt system so canít comment there. I use BlueNova 104ah LIFEP04s in my companion (2 of them). I have a 40a NL DCDC in the companion. Iíd think (but could be wrong)...
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    Re: Silent generator/inverter or solar panel

    Also - consider using the fold-up ones so that you can put the panels in the sun, and stay in the shade - unless you want to put panels on the roof AND have portables. Very rarely do I find myself...
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    Re: Electrical Queston - Driving Lights

    I agree - not nearly as annoying as those leaving high beams on or light bars - but over crests etc. it is distracting. We have extra lights on ours - they are on a relay but also a switch. The...
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    Re: Jeep Cherokee to Discovery 4 V8

    As a small data point I do not get 11.5 out of my D4 3.0 SDV6 diesel. More like 12.5-13. If I had it to do over again I would have gone v8. As u said, got to drive ALOT of Kms for there to be any...
  18. Re: Namibia re-opens to international tourists 1 Sept

    Westair may have some flights (from Cape Town) - I am waiting on details... Thanks for the info on Airlink.
  19. Re: Namibia re-opens to international tourists 1 Sept

    I think the bureaucrats pose a bigger risk than COVID.

    Inconsistent interpretation, last minute rule changes, etc..., while this situation normalizes. When "special things" are required - such as...
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    Re: Leisure travel to Botswana.

    We amended a trip with Botswana footprints with no problem - it took a while, but everything got sorted...?
  21. Re: Namibia re-opens to international tourists 1 Sept

    Except that nobody is operating flights direct. Right now, she'd need to go via Addis Ababa on Ethiopian... Not exactly direct.

    Air Namibia may resume at some point. SAA and COMAIR (BA) are not...
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    Re: Best Insurance

    We’ve been very pleased with Tuff Stuff.
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    Re: Conqueror Fan Club

    Mine has the Insta-Awn on it, and I then had walls made for it. It adds poles at the front left and rear left corners, so it is rectangular. Also has a "vestibule" of sorts that comes out a bit, at...
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    Re: Turn by turn instructions

    Also, unfortunately, t4A has not been configured for CarPlay, which is a shame. Waze, Google Maps, Apple Maps - all work on CarPlay. Not T4A.
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    Re: Turn by turn instructions

    To me Waze is best on road (app for Android or iPhone). Based on google maps but has better traffic rerouting, as it uses live data also from users, and gives info on police and other hazards. Good...
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    Re: Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure options

    I have had horrible luck with those tyres. 6 sidewall punctures in 2 years. 2 ply sidewalls. If you do anything off-road - try to find a 3 ply. I will never buy them again.
  27. Thread: Roof Boxes

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    Re: Roof Boxes

    I have one we don't use anymore - a Thule.

    We used it in northern EU, lots of rain!! And it seals tight. We actually took it with us into Bots (CKGR) before we added a roof rack.

    If you're...
  28. Re: Anyone care for a landy camper project with a twist?

    Yes thanks :)
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    Re: Huge land rover dilemma

    2017 SDV6 - 65,000 km, not a single warranty issue, ever.

    2012 SDV6 - 240,000 km, gone all over Southern Africa with it, many places pulling a conqueror companion - and including in remote places...
  30. Re: Anyone care for a landy camper project with a twist?

    I would be game...except they spelled ambulance backwards ;-)
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    Re: Huge land rover dilemma

    He took the time to provide a lot of detailed information in there which I found interesting. It doesnít align with your particular view of the vehicle. So itís pathetic. Thatís pathetic. Thanks...
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    Re: Lithium vs Lead Acid

    Wow. Iíd assumed that was their ďnewerĒ product (hence Bluetooth) - wonder what happened.
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    Re: Diesel heater for caravan or trailer

    I used to work in the boat business - we fitted lots of Webasto units - canít speak to agents here - but they were a very reliable product and simple to install. They get fitted in lorries as well. ...
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    Re: Lithium vs Lead Acid

    Takealot was cheaper than Bushpower. Bushpower service was much much better tho!
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    Re: Lithium vs Lead Acid

    The 104ah 1300w has bluetooth - I have 4 of them...
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