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    Re: Rooftop Trailer Tent Setup Times

    This is the full Monty that takes us 6 minutes to set up, I know a lot of people are going to say BS but if you want I have a video that is just short of 6 min.
    I designed the tent and awnings to be...
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    Re: Jaguar Caravan

    Is Jacques Serfontein's baby. Had the pleasure of working on one and was pleasantly surprised wit the quality and ingenuity of this caravan. Quality is as good if not better than similar ones and you...
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    Re: Buying Malaria medication on route?

    Bud just one point not mentioned and that is the interaction of malaria meds and blood pressure meds. I have been told by my pharmacist that certain malaria meds does not do well with my blood...
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    Re: Warning - Hyena inside Lower Sabie camp

    The Tamboti Badgers are well known, they are not shy anymore and will often challenge you for your braai meat while it is still on the braai. They have been captured a few times and relocated to...
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    Re: Warning - Hyena inside Lower Sabie camp

    I also find this disrespectful, if only for his age have some respect. Peter puts himself out for ridicule with a lot of his posts this time he is economical with the real facts. I have been an...
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    Re: Providing Water To Cats In CKGR?

    Wild animals have an instinctive fear of humans and that is what allows us to have great interactions with them. Break down that fear barrier and tragedy will strike and of course the rogue animal...
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    Re: Kosi bay Nature Reserve camping

    You are in for a great time, not as hot and not as humid with a low probability of rain. The parksboard camp is well established and reasonably well maintained. Ablutions are not new but kept pretty...
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    Re: Corrugated gravel tire pressure

    I presume the 255/50/20 are for an audi. My son and I did a rough road trip to Mnyamene falls in transkei a couple of years back in his V12. The same trip was done in his V8 diesel with 18" wheels a...
  9. Re: Camper trailer/Offroader Advice, Price and Options

    Sold just after hard lockdown last year. Went for 30k but the body and interior was shot, the powder coating did not take well to the abuse it suffered. Not sure about the powder coating, had many...
  10. Re: Camper trailer/Offroader Advice, Price and Options

    The bubble doors give a lot extra to the trailer and in my book is a must so great guns for that, the locking bars......cant beat that concept.

    I mentioned the 3cr12 but for a different reason,...
  11. Re: Camper trailer/Offroader Advice, Price and Options

    I am going to tackle your choices first, I have worked on all of them more than once and have a reasonable idea.

    The African backbone is a ding dong nice trailer and their claim of low weight is...
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    Re: Elephants in the KNP

    Too many ellies in Kruger..... heck yeah, far too many. Ideally they would like 12 - 15k.
    Like the original rhino reintroduced the elephant also found fertile grounds t increase their numbers and...
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    Re: Bush Lapa Canvas

    I have no idea why it gets wet....wicking or tiny stitch holes..... But ... with the new ripstop that your tents are made you have none of the cotton canvas issues. You can safely wash it with a mild...
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    Re: Snorkel vs snorkel

    A deep water crossing is a dangerous thing and one that can leave you stranded for more reasons than just water ingestion by your engine. Generally one relies on the bow wave formed in front of the...
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    Re: Snorkel vs snorkel

    Wrong A snorkel does not turn your vehicle in to a submarine, what it does is to take cleaner air in at a higher level and it also takes in cooler air than at the level that your normal intake does....
  16. Re: A Toyota Motor can't make a Land Rover stop leaking Oil

    Well there will always be a land rover as the winner of the camel trophy, the organizers made sure of that by only allowing land rovers to enter. Dont know what it says about landy but it says...
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    Re: What's the attraction of an iKamper?

    Christoff has one very important part of his viideos waxed, he does not fall in to the common pitfall of "I have one so it is the best" attitude. His reviews are unbiassed and credible, unfortunately...
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    Re: Van Zyl's Rus road

    If a Pajero can do it dare I say a milk bottle should do it without any issue>:D
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    Re: Van Zyl's Rus road

    I hear what you say but...... on my last trip the road was so bumpy that I had coke bottles burst due to chafing. Good today and crappy tomorrow phone the cops
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    Re: What's the attraction of an iKamper?

    I can not comment on the IKamper as I have never slept in one but with Christof's review ...... it might be a bit short for me at 2,1m. In my book a soft shell RTT is a huge problem, no space for...
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    Re: Sikaflex alternative for sealing caravan

    Peter I have had reasonable results with acetone, does nothing to powder coating but........test a small inconspicuous area
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    Re: Van Zyl's Rus road

    Phone the SAP at v Zyls rus they drive those roads on a daily basis and are more than helpful
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    Re: Sikaflex alternative for sealing caravan

    Soudaflex - same as sika just more economical. NEVER use silicone, acetic acid chows alu or any metal for that matter even stainless
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    Re: 2x4 na 4x4 ombouing?

    Yoh John, dis nou 'n bek vol. My persoonlike opinie is dar dit makliker is om bietjie koetswerk op 'n bestaande 4x4 te doem as om 'n bestaande voertuig na 4x4 te omskep. Daar is wel 'n paar sulke...
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    Re: Are you familiar with these shocks?

    Good stuff, as for shelf life, no time limit. Once you fit them the shelf life ends and then it starts wearing out>:D
  26. Thread: Water pump

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    Re: Water pump

    Caravan spares stock a submersible that should do what you want. Keep the pipe work as short as possible as it has quite a bit of friction
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    Re: Tough off road trailer

    And a little while back it was the skipper oyster as being the flavor of the day>:D>:D

    Hendrik you said tough well I have worked on or in most of them and in my book Toughness #1 must go to...
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    Re: Twist-lock fasteners for canvas

    Of all the things I have lost in life I miss my mind the most.

    Tanks
  29. Re: Little bugger tried to interrupt a conference call

    No You will just make things worse, bee venom responds well to hot wate and bluebottle responds well to hottentots fig juice bt scorpion venom is different, not even doctors can relieve the pain.
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    Re: Twist-lock fasteners for canvas

    Known in the trade as Turnbuckles>:D
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    Re: Water Pump - Wanted

    Shureflo you can get from 4X4Direct

    https://4x4direct.co.za/waterpumps/9536-shurflo-7-lpm-silent-water-pump-12vdc-with-fittings.html
  32. Re: Little bugger tried to interrupt a conference call

    Only if you are sure that you are dealing with a mature scorpion. Scorpions are soft when born and only get their exoskeleton after the first molt, this happens 4 - 7 times before adulthood
  33. Defender Re: Kitted out Defender vs towing a kitted trailer

    Keep on looking and cherish all the wonderful camping experiences while exploring and searching, one day you will look back and see the real treasure
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    Hope this is the start of becoming active>:D

    The ultimate setup like the mythical pot of gold under the rainbow does not exist, my ultimate setup has changed over the years and like yours is doing...
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    Re: Crocks on the loose

    At least they are not so dangerous they are captive bred and do not hunt and in all probability will starve>:D
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