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    Re: Jeep Cherokee to Discovery 4 V8

    We had a Grand Cherokee, Living on the farm the Cherokee showed up its weaknesses on bush roads. Fantastic vehicle though. We wrote ours of in Zimbabwe after hitting a cow. We walked away unscathed....
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    Re: Ford Ranger 3.2 T6 Auto Gearbox

    The worst is when you are stopping at a robot and your wife decides to apply lipstick and you get that "kick up the but" experience. Not happy.
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    Jeep Cherokee to Discovery 4 V8

    At present we have Jeep Cherokee 3,7 Petrol that is rather thirsty. We also run a Ford Ranger Double Cab for the farm. We are thinking of selling the Cherokee which has done just over 100,000 kms and...
  4. Re: Modify old Venter trailer to use as a camping trailer

    [QUOTE=jelo;4471172]The Ozzies make great use of low CoG tagalong trailers as Outback kit carriers. That is basically what I have mine for. I have a built in 90 litre Cooler Box. Basically an old...
  5. Re: Modify old Venter trailer to use as a camping trailer

    In Modifying my Venter 6ft I found 14 inch tyres more than adequate over any terrain. I have 14 inch x 195's. I opted for the 8 blade Venter springs as well. With the Venter trailer you have to...
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    Re: Kruger Park - Post Lockdown

    We went to the Nelspruit Branch and they were very efficient. We received 100% credit for the bookings we could not use and have rebooked the same time next year as we are entertaining guests from...
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    Re: Roadtripper teardrop

    Road -tripper trailers have already made and sold 55 units over 20 odd months. They make to order and the customer can input their requirements. They have various models and they are built for off...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Bruce, the rear end looks under strain, A bit weighty. Have you got the correct rear suspension. Nothing worst than bottoming out. Tyres and wheels look great. Maybe the picture is giving the wrong...
  9. Thread: ADV Trailers

    by MikevR
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    Re: ADV Trailers

    This Trailer has great potential. There are a number of configurations one can dream up. I love the suspension. I would have liked to see some form of awning that could be raised when opening.
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    Re: Another new trailer - Infanta

    Not a bad looking trailer
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    Re: Another new trailer - Infanta

    Not a bad looking trailer
  12. Thread: Ostro trailer

    by MikevR
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    Re: Ostro trailer

    Here are some more details on this Trailer. It looks well built. I have asked for some feedback on ride quality to answer MikeN 's query.
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    Re: Any news on the 2.8 Prado?

    Is this it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBCztAF9OtM
  14. Thread: T&C 210 Trailer

    by MikevR
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    Re: T&C 210 Trailer

    Sorry one picture upside down.
  15. Thread: T&C 210 Trailer

    by MikevR
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    Re: T&C 210 Trailer

    Hi Scott, I went to 195 /14inch tyre and rims and I added blades to springs and I had more than sufficient height. see pics. I also made my own axle and added VW golf rear hubs. It tows like a dream...
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    Grand Cherokee Re: Grand Cherokee Suspension Query

    I understand this dilemma but fortunately it is not often you need to go to Max level. As a matter of interest, Is there no spacer kit for this vehicle or any othermeans of lifting without changing...
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    Re: Overland vehicle prep... What would you do?

    Something not often thought about. Take 20 to 30 empty 50kg agricultural type bags with you. They roll up into a small bundle. They are great to fill up with sand to fix a road or construct a...
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    Grand Cherokee Re: Grand Cherokee Suspension Query

    I would also like to know the answer to this. We live on a farm about 35 kms from Nelspruit and we use the SAPPI forestry roads that are very corrugated at times plus the potholes that come with...
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    Grand Cherokee Grand Cherokee Suspension Query

    Having enjoyed our previous Grand Cherokee up to when we wrote it off when hitting a cow in Zimbabwe, we have decided to relook at the WK2 model range. My query is which years did the WK2 come out...
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    Sticky: Re: Nature Photo's for Comments & Criticism

    Some of photos from our Kruger Park trip last Friday. No Tourist and very little traffic.
  21. Mwachumeni And Niavasha Camps operated by Shangani Safaris

    These camp are outside of Gonarezhou but could be used as locations to day trip into Gonarezhou. See literature and pictures
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    Amust read for Gonarezhou Fans

    https://africageographic.com/stories/gonarezhou-land-giants/?fbclid=IwAR1VwlI6ai-GRdfeW6ot5vDRywd2eprZlB6n44OoTUmjJ7yepF-u3I2kP1Y#shentonsafaris
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    Re: New Ford Bronco 2018

    The big let down is it does not appear to be coming to South Africa or Australia as it will not be made available in Right hand drive. I hope Ford change their minds???
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    thank you MikevR. What detail would you like? Should I wait until itís finished or as I progress?[/QUOTE] -----------------------------------I will follow this thread Bruce and let you know - I think...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Hi Bruce, Your vehicle is really coming along nicely. Can you give us a bit more detail on the inside of the bakkie area please. I wonder what length the Grenadier Bakkie will be. If it came to SA it...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    We visited Kruger yesterday and we experienced two Bateleur Eagles with a juvenile. The juvenile (Immature) was firstly an unusual colouring as if it was not related to the adults in behaviour as...
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    Re: New Defender arrived today

    The new Defender is a great looker. It has arrived in Nelspruit but I question whether it would not be a better option to buy one of the D4's coming on the market. The D4 has definitely got a better...
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    Re: Trailer registration renewal

    All I did with photograph my previous licence disc and an agent in Nelspruit renewed my licence. I paid a small fee for the service.
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    Re: New Defender arrived today

    [QUOTE=Ubbo;4427341]At R1. +million I think the Fugly factor will be too much to swallow. Who will take an expensive vehicle like that down the Mabuasehube cutline and risk the Kalahari pinstriping?...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Bruce No. 4 looks great. What size tyres are you putting on?
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    Re: Gonarezhou in either April or August 2021

    I also understand that You can no longer book camps in April
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    Re: Gonarezhou in either April or August 2021

    Hi RobWith the new causeway you can virtually traverse the whole North on either side of the Runde River. From Chinguli South you can go all the way to Machinawa via the cliffs and North you can...
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    Re: Trailer(s) for a farm in Mozambique

    [QUOTE=acajus;4408833]I live in Gauteng, but have a farm in central Mozambique. Roads are bad and wear & tear are grave on vehicles. I am seeking advise as to a good source for buying several (not...
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    Re: Planned trip Gonarezhou

    The picture by MikeN shows camp 3 with the tree - MikeN I have always wanted to do the bottom road. Now that Gonarezhou has taken over the old Hunting areas of Malapati and having an input on...
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    Re: Planned trip Gonarezhou

    Hi Henk,I still prefer the Beit Bridge route with a stop over at Lion and Elephant. Coming from Pietersburg it is possible via Beit Bridge to get to Mabalauta in one day. Just after the main bridge...
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