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  1. Thread: Input on tough MTs

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    Re: Input on tough MTs

    Maxxis 772 ... I understand were designed for max puncture resistance...eg for mining vehicles.
    A friend has them on his overland cruiser ..very happy so far.
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    Re: Helmets:Shoei vs Shark vs Schuberth

    Shark catches, pinlock are problematic, i am sorry i did not buy Schuberth, way better quality but pricey.
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    Re: Mana Pools or Gonarezhou NP?

    Gona game viewing not nearly as good as Mana, but spectacular, varied, quiet and well run by Frankfurt Zoological Society.
    Beit Bridge border no longer a problem on Zim side. Contact Zim Tourism to...
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    Re: Honda CVR 2.2 Diesel

    Mine is a 2016 2l manual 2wd not 4x4 and I do drive carefully so thats prob why I get good consumption...6.2 - 7.5l/100
    The car has more than sufficient power for my needs, but do test a petrol...
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    Re: Honda CVR 2.2 Diesel

    I suggest also consider the petrol version. My 2l manual does 6.2/100 going down to Kruger. 7.2/100 back uphill & 7.5-8 l/100 around town.
    Honda spares are not cheap and I would not like to face...
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    Re: Light weight 2 burner stove?

    Ok found at Echo 4x4 ... they fit them to their trailers, so I recon they must be good, if pricey at R1300 for 2 burner.
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    Re: Light weight 2 burner stove?

    These seem to be low pressure stoves, but they dont specify the pressure or gas consumption.
    No one have any knowledge of the Foker stoves?
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    Light weight 2 burner stove?

    I am looking for a compact light stove to attach to my canopy door. It will travel in the vertical plane and swing down for use. I have a very light Totai single burner stove but the tap leaks and...
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    Re: Mpopo camp at Niassa

    We were there in May... its definitely still going strong. Just very slow going as the roads are prob worse after the rains. Took us 3 days from Cape Mclear. But there is a lot of road construction...
  10. Re: Travelling from Cahora Bassa via Tete to Pafuri

    I mean crossing Save at Massangena where there is no bridge, the river is still too high.
    The route south through Moz on the En1 is quite a bit slower than via Zim.
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    Re: Inhassoro to Harare. Where to go and stay

    I would not drive the EN1 north of Inhassoro with a caravan.. unless the road has been repaired. The potholes are craters and its hectic with trucks.
    Do check on Drivemoz or Mozguide before...
  12. Re: Travelling from Cahora Bassa via Tete to Pafuri

    Easier would be via Mukumbura or Mutare into Zim.
    And the Save is not crossable for a while yet, so you have to go thro Zim... i guess for another month.
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    Re: Quality Mountainbike brands?

    There is a big sale on Merida at Solomons cycles, but theyre already running out...not sure which branch is closest, I saved 30%. And they may have trade ins... esp 26" wheels

    I think there are...
  14. Re: Zim, Cahora Bassa, Niassa lake and reserve May.

    I am looking for lodge or camping on Moz side, pref closer to Lichinga
  15. Zim, Cahora Bassa, Niassa lake and reserve May.

    We would like to explore via Zim, Mukumbura, Magoe, Songo, Tete, Liwonde, Lichinga.
    Would the track from Mukumbura to Songo be passable in May? esp after Idai..
    Suggestions for quiet accom,...
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    Cooked meat across borders practical?

    Planning May trip to Zim, Moz, Malawi. Is a problem to take cooked frozen meat and chicken through the borders? Thinking of taking frozen packs of Bolognaise, pork belly, chicken etc and buying...
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    Re: Definitive SA bush camp list

    U

    This link doesnít seem to work on my iPad, it just goes to the usual Google maps page, how can I access this Definitive sa Bushcamps layer?
    The review page works fine,
    many thx
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    Re: Help with selling vehicle!

    https://www.weelee.co.za
    They claim to be the best... has anyone tried them?
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    Re: RTT telescopic ladder, remove section?

    Yes I could just adjust it, but its better if I can just extend to the full length... and save on weight.
    Do you keep your ladder out of the dust? I also worry about dust affecting the sliding...
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    RTT telescopic ladder, remove section?

    I just bought one of these on Takelot. It seems rather flimsy and quite heavy, also a bit too long. But nice and wide and easier to stow.
    Does anyone have experience of these for overland use... are...
  21. Thread: Cracked BFG KO2

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    Re: Cracked BFG KO2

    Bfg has stronger, harder sidewalls, it stands to reason the ride will be harsher for a given pressure. High tyre pressure on rough roads is a bad idea, for the tyres, suspension, comfort and the road...
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    Re: Hwange to Mana Pools

    We did this a couple of years ago, nice drive but slow going.
    Not sure of road conditions now but surely no better...And if there is a fuel problem?
    You will need to overnight at least once. We...
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    Re: 4x4 for holidy - buy or rent?

    The problem is selling it, which can take a looong time .. not something you want to be forced into because you have to leave the country. As friends of mine from Germany found, they could not sell...
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    Re: pensioner friendly 4x4 thoughts

    Compared to which SUV at the price?
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    Re: pensioner friendly 4x4 thoughts

    No question the best option by far! And you can find them well equipped for much less than R300k. Service and spares availability much better than anything else and most importantly NO ELECTRONICS....
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    Re: Tent for overlanding

    Clearly..if you camp at the coast esp the Cape this becomes an issue, but you cant have it all!
    If overlanding as we do, space and weight become crucial. In 3 months of overlanding through Africa...
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    Re: Tent for overlanding

    Looks great esp being semi porous... but the game gazebo side walls will pack to about 25% of the size of that netting and are ready to use without extra work.
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    Re: Tent for overlanding

    We used the sidewalls mainly as wind/light rain protection.... often they make the difference of being able to sit outside or not. Probably doubles the amount we use the awning.
    we have spent many...
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    Re: Tent for overlanding

    We used gazebo side walls from a cheap Game gazebo, available separately on our Easiawn 270 awning. They are very light, pack very small and come with hooks and loops so we have a cheap workable...
  30. Thread: Zambia update

    by jay
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    Re: Zambia update

    Itís no problem and cheaper just getting insurance at the border
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    Re: Eggplant, aubergine, brinjal

    That'd be great but I see youre in K'dorp... I'm in Pretoria so its a bit too far to collect.
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    Re: Eggplant, aubergine, brinjal

    Where did you buy Ijvar? I have never made it successfully.
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    Re: Canvas vs steel canopy

    No need to buy a canopy... rent one for the odd occasions you need it
    http://www.blinkgatproducts.com/campers.html
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    Re: Buying advice please

    Honda CRV.... car of the year many times for good reason... same used price range as Xtrail but superior build quality and longevity.
  35. Thread: Rav4

    by jay
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    Re: Rav4

    CRV 2.0 Manual on eco setting, driving carefully 7.8l/100 in town and seems to be around 7 open road but have not done any real distance on open road yet... will use it Dec/Jan to the cape.
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