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    Re: Overlanding.. Do you really need a 4x4?

    Now I am wondering if a Subaru Forester qualifies and a 4x4 and if it can do overland trips..........but not extreme destinations! Will it get me out of small troubles?
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    Clarens to Underberg via Lesotho

    Is this route feasible in the google time mentioned of 5 hours (see map)? Does anyone know what the road conditions are? -


    I will be coming form Johannesburg and stopping in Fouriesburg...
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    Re: Subaru camping conversions for ballies!

    Phew! That's a big fridge.... The drawers on the back seat sound like a good idea. I like the spare wheel placement. I am reluctant to trail anything other than my small boat
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    Re: Subaru camping conversions for ballies!

    I have been doing some thinking and have come up with this.....
    Go small and light on EVERYTHING! Take nothing unnecessary. The less we take the less there is to clean pack etc the less work to...
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    Re: Subaru camping conversions for ballies!

    I want to agree with you regarding the car in stock standard form! Yes, Weight is an issue, never a problem with my Hilux, but certainly need to trim right down to basics. The kitchen box I want is...
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    Re: Subaru camping conversions for ballies!

    I was also advised by someone to invest in a lift kit (+ longer swaybar links), and possibly HD rear springs, different tyres and protection for the sump - and to consider fitting an Alu radiator
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    Re: Subaru camping conversions for ballies!

    I think that the swing arm is the best solution for me

    I want the wheel out the way so that I can use the "fixed" kitchen.....something like these pics. stove and fridge slide out on either side...
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    Re: Subaru camping conversions for ballies!

    that does look like a good idea! I will look into it further..thanks for the kind offer.......
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    Re: Subaru camping conversions for ballies!

    Exactly what is needed but expensive a R4999! But, nothing is cheap these days.......
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    Re: Subaru camping conversions for ballies!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMF4eGBLHsA

    Spare wheel thing - too drastic!
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    Re: Subaru camping conversions for ballies!

    roof racks a definite - Also thought of a roof basket carrier - or one of those pods
    10l jerry cans - the obvious solution!!!
    rear bumper bracket - yes, I thought the only way is to get one made...
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    Re: Subaru camping conversions for ballies!

    I have to trim down my Hilux camping list for sure. Yes, trim down weight as much as possible and not add extra stuff - roof rack is ok provided there is nothing heavy placed there - and I dont like...
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    Re: Subaru camping conversions for ballies!

    exactly!!!!!
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    Re: Subaru camping conversions for ballies!

    I saw this - earlier - some great ideas - but I am looking sof stuff that one can easily get in SA
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    Re: Subaru camping conversions for ballies!

    No trailer! cuz I will trail my little boat sometimes - but not always. Also, prefer to be without trailer
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    Subaru camping conversions for ballies!

    My wife and I want to do some longer trips - sometimes staying just overnight, or a couple of days- camping all the way in our "sedate" Subaru Forester. . We used to have a Hilux which had masses...
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    I have attached a bread making tutorial (for a...

    I have attached a bread making tutorial (for a rustic loaf and ciabatta)

    I bake the rustic loaf when camping using a plat bottomed potjie and a round cake tin which fits snugly inside. I preheat...
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