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    Re: Kgalagadi behaviour

    I seriously believe in that concept of the 'reasonable man' thing. In short, rules are not black and white, but are various scales of grey.

    Hogging power from an ablution is not reasonable....
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    Re: Kgalagadi behaviour

    This is my point.
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    Re: Kgalagadi behaviour

    I presume you read a single post of mine and not my later comments ? Seriously. You must also be a blast to be around.

    I think there should always be some give and take. The writer obviously only...
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    Re: Cluck sound when pulling in 4x4

    Thanks - that makes sense. I missed the reference to the Namib stuff at the beginning of the original post. Bad me... :(

    To the OP - I am on my way to Namibia again. I will be driving for the next...
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    Re: Richtersveld campsites and drinking water

    As pointed out - De Hoop has water.

    No idea about Richtersberg.

    Kokerboomkloof also has water, but this is not guaranteed. From what I understand it is more not there than there, although we...
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    Re: Cluck sound when pulling in 4x4

    Oom Christo, I also considered it. However, that is very low kilos, and the vehicle has rarely been used offroad. So I discounted it - unless it was driven on tar in 4x4 for a long distance or abused...
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    Re: Cluck sound when pulling in 4x4

    Right - just a few notes then.

    1: Free-Wheel Hubs

    The free-wheel hubs are automatic generally, and can lock specifically. This you know. If ever doing severe off-road stuff, lock them. The lock...
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    Re: Cluck sound when pulling in 4x4

    Patrol UJ's don't just go. Start by doing a lube job on the front prop-shaft slip-yoke and UJ's. Use the correct specification grease. Cannot remember the specs off-hand - I will post an update when...
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    Re: Cluck sound when pulling in 4x4

    A strange cluck is normally indicative of the auto freewheel hubs locking and unlocking. However if you locked your hubs, this would go away.

    You mention that you don't regularly use the vehicle...
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    Having one of my homebrews whilst I get the truck rigged for another tour into Southern Namibia. It is a mix between camping and chaleting, but we will be travelling reasonably far. Not as far as my...
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    Re: Kgalagadi behaviour

    Patrick, I actually get that. However, having a discussion with people as opposed to being passive aggressive and simply unplugging stuff or moving the stuff whilst people are out is probably more...
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    Re: Is bigger BETTER? Camping fridge!!!!

    Pretty much what Teryos just said. Rather spend a few ZAR more and get a proper fridge. Thermoelectrics are useless... :|
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    Re: Kgalagadi behaviour

    Nobody to chew out ? Weird. Thought that I would have made it less fun.

    Look - I'm with you in terms of people just arbitrarily brunching at open camp sites. That is not on. However, simply...
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    Re: Kgalagadi behaviour

    I never indicated that the behaviour was acceptable. I am actually very considerate of other people when I camp.

    However, neither do I find Peter's behaviour acceptable. I find his behaviour just...
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    Re: Kgalagadi behaviour

    Life will never be complete without the camp policeman.

    You must be a real blast to be around.

    Seriously - if stuff like this riles you so much, why do you even bother to go camping ?
  16. Re: Wood in Hartbeespoort - Don't Buy Next to the Road

    Should I change the title to something very negative and have it moved to the Toyota section? It will get plenty traffic then... :)
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    Re: Terrain Tamer Parts worth the price?

    In my honest opinion, it is worth it. An example:

    The Patrol forum took a trip through Botswana in the rainy season a few years ago. The mud took a massive toll on brake shoes and clutches. I...
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    Re: Terrain Tamer Parts worth the price?

    I'm a big fan of Terrain Tamer parts. But I have never considered them being double the price of what I would have paid at the dealers. I've always felt that they have generally been very well-priced.
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    I'm going to ping this before every weekend for a bit. Until it is imprinted for most forum regulars at any rate... :)

    I've seen the charcoal bicycles in Zambia as well. I think I recall seeing...
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    The local munipality of Madibeng is probably one of the most useless and corrupt municipalities in the country. In other words: the local authorities are too busy protecting their little fiefdoms in...
  21. Re: Wood in Hartbeespoort - Don't Buy Next to the Road

    I've chatted with a bunch of people about this.

    I honestly think that people don't really know that it is stolen / poached wood.

    I mean - it is so in your face obviously being sold next to the...
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    Re: Brits - Thabazimbi

    Andrew - I responded based on this. I presume W3771M will be coming from Pretoria based on his location. In this case, the easiest road is going to be via Bela Bela.
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    Thanks - I just want to raise a bit of awareness of the issue. Every time I drive through there I see people loading up tons of wood next to the road.

    It's cheap, but it's crappy wood. And it is...
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    It is a Friday, with a public holiday on Tuesday next week. I presume the roads through to the bushveld will be full this weekend and many people will be travelling through Hartbeespoort.

    So I'm...
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    Re: Brits - Thabazimbi

    There are a gazillion stop-goes on the R511 North between Brits and Thabas. The easiest route will be via Bela-Bela.

    Personal opinion - that is what I would do.
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    I didn't notice too much - they gents' were very clean and very tidy as always. But I'm a philistine. The lady-friend mentioned that the ladies' ablutions were all totally new inside and was very...
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    We were there quite recently - my first time with the new owners, the lady-friend's first time ever. It was still fantastic, and there have been improvements. The ablutions are something else now,...
  28. Thread: Mals next tjor.

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    Re: Mals next tjor.

    Awesome Hannes. Congrats. Many safe kilo-litres... :)
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    Re: Is bigger BETTER? Camping fridge!!!!

    I'm personally not a massive fan of split unit camping fridges. I don't see the requirement for a freezer. I've never toured so far remotely that I've not been able to resupply en-route. And when...
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    Re: Brake loss on dirt road

    Thanks for this. Something that I did not know at all...
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    Enjoy. I love Willemsrus. It is my favourite 'nearby' campsite. :)
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    Sticky: Re: Gauteng Member Sightings

    Forgot to post yesterday.

    Spotted this LR Disco 2 (I think - I am a moron with Landrovers) on the corner of Solomon Mahlangu and Jacqueline drive yesterday. Nice truck. Who are you ?
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  33. Thread: Brewing Issues

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    Re: Brewing Issues

    Sorry - only noticed your post now. I will have to check when it is and figure out if I am going to be available or not. My weekends are all over the place for a bit. If I can make it, I guess I will...
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    This happens... My kids rebel and insist on 'on grid camping' too occasionally....

    It is still better than being stuck at home.

    Enjoy. :)
  35. Re: Crossing the Namib From Kanaan to Meob bay to Walvis bay

    Ek wou se dis seker syne gewees. Ek het hom net nie geken met daai "Kitchen" stickers op nie. :)
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