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  1. Thread: TV in caravan

    by Alit
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    Re: TV in caravan

    When Swambo and I set of camping, we leave Tv`s and Radios at home. Only take a cell phone for emergencies. Have no problems with signals, signal finders and antennas. Leaves much more time for...
  2. Thread: Inverter s

    by Alit
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    Re: Inverter s

    Thanks for all the significant feed back and advice.
    I will give it some thought, but I think a a independent camping fridge freezer with its own independent 12 volt power source
    is safest way to...
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    Re: There are LIONS in our camp

    Leeus in die kamo in Bots se widtuine is nie ongewoon nie. Het by Luiperdkamp in Sentraal Kalahari gekamp in `n grondtent. Net ek en Swambu. Die aand by die vuur `n potjie gebou, ge eet en die pot...
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    Re: Camping Fridge recommendation

    Hi. the answer is simple: National Luna.They are most reliable, even under extreme heat conditions. Sales AND service easily obtainable in Edenvale Gauteng. and it is a "proudly South...
  5. Thread: Inverter s

    by Alit
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    Inverter s

    Hi. a question to the (electrical) experts on the forum. But first some background to my question:

    Modern caravans are only furnished with a 220 v (domestic type) refrigerator, designed to fit in...
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    Re: Big 5 area - wild camping 3 hours from Gauteng

    Hi Kaingo.
    I think there is a big market for wild camping and I will support such a venue.
    My preference would be as follows:
    1. a plain and simple campsite with no electricity, no braai pits....
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    Re: Crossing the Kalahari

    [QUOTE=Christoff;4412111]Hi Folks,

    Here is my trip report and campsites review for the Central Kalahari Game Reserve;
    Video; https://youtu.be/PQAhHYrLS2Y
    Blog post;...
  8. Thread: Jockey Wheels

    by Alit
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    Re: Jockey Wheels

    Thanks to all of you. Looks like heavy nose weights on trailers and caravans are the rather the rule than the exception.
    I will experiment with a second single jockey wheel.
    Mooi loop.
  9. Thread: Jockey Wheels

    by Alit
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    Jockey Wheels

    Hi all.
    Generally the nose weight of an off road caravan/ bush trailer is pretty heavy. These rigs are normally fitted with a heavy duty jockey wheel on a 60 mm shaft and a 190 mm rubber wheel....
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    Re: Trip Report Strange days, empty land.

    Great trip! Traveled that route in 2018.
    Be sure to camp at Mirabib. Beautiful views of the Namib and very tranquil.
    Enjoy!
  11. Re: Down Van Zyls Pass Towing Trailers and Caravans: Patrol, Cruiser, and Jimny

    Well done you guys & congrats!!!
    We did the trip in 2012 with a Ford Ranger 2.4, 4x4 towing a Venter Trailer with rooftop tent, as well as a Mitshibusi Colt 2.8 4x4, towing a Birmac bush trailer....
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    Re: Bush Caravan Water Tanks

    Thanks Guys.
    I will give Milton a go and like the idea of leaving it filled up between trips.

    Alit
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    Bush Caravan Water Tanks

    My Imagine Trailvan is fitted with an 80 lit plastic water tank. When the trailer is stored between trips, I empty the tank completely and is left with drain plug in the open position for breathing...
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    Re: Etosha - never again

    Ons geniet boskampering en 4x4 uitstappies en was al 6 keer in Namibia. Maar ons ervaring was ook dat "Namibia Wildlife Resorts" se fasiliteite oor die jare maar erg agteruit gegaan het. Daarom vermy...
  15. Thread: 4x2 and Die Hel

    by Alit
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    Re: 4x2 and Die Hel

    Die pad af en teug in Die Hel is rof en teen die einde van die kloof baie steil en baie glyerig. maar dit kan gedoen word met `n 4x2.
    Maar aangesien jy belangstel om rowwe plekke soos die hel aan te...
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    Re: Checking interest - Would anyone camp here:

    Ja, verseker: as die prys billik is. Meskien sommer `n nag of 5.
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    Re: Johannesburg Heatwave

    Die hitte kan ek nog vat-----Mar die droogte! Alles in die tuin verdor en alles bly stowwerig! Eish !!!
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    Re: Thoughts & Opinions on the new Conqueror UEV-25

    Hi. as a seasoned caravaner and off roader, I don`t think you would like to invest in a Unimog 4x4 truck, to tow this van to the deep bush destinations of Bostwana. Lightweight trailers and vans do...
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    Poll: Re: Do you agree \ disagree.

    When I bought my Imagine Trailvan, I agreed to supply the second battery, but requested that the factory "fit" the battery in an a battery box. When I took delivery, the second battery was connected...
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    Re: Overlanding.. Do you really need a 4x4?

    No matter how well you plan your trip before hand. chances are good that somewhere you may decide on the spur of the moment to add another destination to your planned route and then being stuck with...
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    Re: Solo Richtersveld trip - good or bad idea?

    Hi Elsabe. Dir Richtersveld is taai en ongenaakbaar,maar beslis `n toer om te onderneem, selfs vrou alleen.

    Wees goed voorbereid om self onderhoudend te wees. (Water kos, ekstra brandstof en...
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    Re: Your 4x4 being used what its MADE FOR.

    Richtersveld (Akkedispas) Maart2019
  23. Thread: Mabua Lions

    by Alit
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    Re: Mabua Lions

    Hi Almal.
    Ek is jammer ek het nie die video kon sien nie. Maar in Mrt 2015 het ons ook `n "once in a life time experience" gehad by Mabuapan kamp no 4. Net so 21h00 sit ons onder die lapa langs die...
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    Re: Which old Caravan to convert to Gravel Roader??

    Hi. My recommendation would be Jurgens 4 or Jurgens 6 Those models still had solid axles with leaf spring suspension and pose the option to lift the suspension and fit bigger size wheels. Although...
  25. Re: Fridge/Freezer idea - on to something or crazy thinking?

    Hi. I have been bush camping for many years and have tried all sorts of (self made) gadgets to save space and costs. And from my experience my honest opinion is: don`t cut corners and buy the right...
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    Re: Kruger Park Camping

    Hi, For what it is worth, here are my views: When it comes to a camping fridge, sooner than later you are going to be investing in the real thing: bigger fridge, deep cycle battery, charging system...
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    Re: Vic falls, Or Sani

    Actually this is not a brain teaser. Visit Vic False. Stay in Kasane. Find a local Tour Operator who will take you to Vic False and back with out any worries. Contact African Bush Lovers (+267)...
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    Witsand Camping Northern Cape

    Hi. Has anybody recently camped at Witsand Nature Reserve, close to Groblershoop in the Northern Cape?
    There are 10 campsites. Which ones are the best ones, from a shade point of view?
    Kindly advise
  29. Re: 4x4 accessories needed for camping in Central Kalahari and Mabuasehube

    Khutse and Mabua is not that that difficult to do solo. Done it twice. Sat phone is a MUST and EXTRA Water is a definite. Be aware lions may visit your campsite, unannounced. Do not sleep in a ground...
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    Re: Which Tyres would you choose.

    I got 63k kms out of my first set of BF`s on my Ford Ranger with no punctures. Vehicle mainly used for off road trips, including Caprivi, Kaokoland and Van Zyl`s pass. But I liked the "looks" of the...
  31. Thread: Manyane ??

    by Alit
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    Re: Manyane ??

    Have just returned from Manyane after a week long stay. Pilanesberg is still great with plenty of sightings, but it is for sure declining.
    The baboons and the monkeys in Manyane remain a pest. Don`t...
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    Re: Off-road caravans, what am I missing here...

    Finding an off road caravan that suits the needs of yourself and your wife/partner, is hard work. My research stopped the moment we entered the factory of Imagine Trailvans in Pretoria.
    Google...
  33. Thread: Camp safety

    by Alit
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    Re: Camp safety

    At 9h00, sitting at a campfire at Mabua Camp no 4, by sheer luck, we noticed a male and female lion making their way towards our camp. By the time we reached the safety of our bakkie, they were in or...
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    Re: N14 Service Delivery Protests - North West

    Hi, not sure what this was all about, but we returned yesterday (Sunday 29 Apr) from Kurruman to Roodepoort via the N14. Whilst there was enough evidence op protesting before, the road was ok and we...
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    Re: Ford Ranger 2.5 Gearbox Problems.

    Thanks every one for your contributions to the thread. The box has been repaired and feels fine. We are about to take the Imagine on a back road trip through Namibia.(no serious of roading). So ons...
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