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  1. Thread: December Trip

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    Re: December Trip

    Maybe head via northern KZN, good game viewing, then down the coast..transkie is beautiful, en route, with some good off roading..
    if you have the time, would be a great trip
  2. Re: OVERLAND REPORT: SUDAN via EAST AFRICA, 2015/6. SLOW DONKEY.

    Hi Stan

    I have just finished reading your report, and have thoroughly enjoyed it!
    ( as well as having a good belly laugh at many of your understated descriptions)

    Many thanks for taking the...
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    Re: Botswana Trip report - the Corona tour

    This last Friday, the lower ball joint failed on my Prado, a fairly common problem with this model.
    I had done about 700km, since Bots trip.
    Luckily an easy recovery, took less than 1hr to get it...
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    Re: Botswana Trip report - the Corona tour

    Hi Noize

    Many thanks for the compliment

    Mike is a great guy, and his skills & knowledge were a really good addition.
    Markus is also super skilled in the bush too :)
    Our good friends were...
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    Re: Botswana Trip report - the Corona tour

    Hi Tobie4x4

    Very sorry to hear your trip was cancelled.. We got lucky in that the border we needed was still open, and upon leaving home,
    weren't sure we'd be allowed in.. and we were lucky in...
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    Re: Botswana Trip report - the Corona tour

    Hi CalDriver

    Many thanks..

    I think we squeezed the most out of it, once we knew we were resigned to a quarantine after,
    & we got so lucky in many respects.. some of the best moments, and...
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    Re: Botswana Trip report - the Corona tour

    Thanks Stan & B Naude

    I had fun writing it up..
    We got really lucky with our extended stay, could have been far worse :)
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    Botswana Trip report - the Corona tour

    Hi All

    Having enjoyed many trip reports, and with some time to spare in May,
    I've written up my first one..

    Who would be crazy enough to leave SA on 20th March 2020, for a 2 week trip up to ...
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    Re: Drawer system in SUV

    I've built myself a system, with a 900D x 350Wx 250? H drawer, and a fridge slide alongside it at base level..
    the top deck extends over wheel arches, and has made packing much easier, and...
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    Re: Need help with tailgate table

    Hi Uli

    I've just started mine, with back board, and used 6mm rivnuts.. the existing holes in Prado 90 were 8,8mm, for plastic grommet were that size, otherwise 5mm rivnuts would have worked fine,...
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    Re: Camping Fridge recommendation

    I bought a rather large ( 90L?) Snowmaster a couple years ago, as it was a good second hand deal..
    probably 7 years old, but good condition.. hasn't let me down yet.. over a couple 2 weeks trips,...
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    Re: Moremi in the Wet Season VLog

    Hi Tim

    Really enjoyed Ep 4.. That was some deep water.. Yoh!! .. Did you have extended breather pipes ( diff & G box) installed prior to your trip?
    Oil contamination can be a concern..
    Moremi...
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    Re: Prado 95 1KZ-TE - advise please.

    I have the 2002 turbo diesel, unfortunately had a cracked head when purchased, at 375K km.. replaced with an AMC head, for 15K, incl labour,
    and been loving it since.. Lower ball joints are a weak...
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    Re: Essential overlanding mods

    Hi Voyager

    Have just read through all, and have been through the process of kitting my Prado 95 up, over the last 2 years..

    Some very good points made..

    1. Med kit - I keep a printed list...
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    Re: Moremi in the Wet Season VLog

    Hi Tim

    Cant wait for the next episode, we had to leave Moremi 30th March, and had some fun after that, en route back to SA.. seems we were there around the same...
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    Re: Custom drawer system project

    Hi Nature Calls

    I also went with the home build route, for various reasons, cost, and custom for my needs being top, as well as enjoying building..

    I made up a light weight steel frame, then...
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    Re: Moremi in the Wet Season VLog

    Hi Tim

    Really enjoyed those ( I went to the beginning & watched from there)
    Was in Moremi end of March, although still very wet, nothing like this..

    Many pleasant memories, we drove some of...
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    Re: CKGR after LOCKDOWN: Trip Report.

    Hi Pat

    Thanks very much for the report, a group of us were there just before lockdown, ( 21st - 25th March)
    Travelled up from south gate, spending 3 nights in Kori.. Very special place, cant wait...
  19. Re: Packing/Arranging a Drawer System - How and What??

    Hi Petri

    I have a self built system, and have arranged my packing into mostly kitchen essentials, and stuff I need on a daily basis.
    the system has a fridge slide, and a large drawer, on the...
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    Re: Border posts open or closed?

    We are leaving for CKRNP on Friday 20th, crossing via Kopfontien on a 2 week trip, ,that includes Moremi, some island camping, and returning
    back April 3rd through another one of the open borders.....
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    Re: 6V charging - is inverter neccesary

    Awesome, thanks Dungbeetle, didn't think of that..
    Easy fix :)
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    6V charging - is inverter neccesary

    Hi All

    Quick question, I have a couple Magneto camping lamps, which I like.
    They have removable 6V batteries.. & are fitted with an inbuilt charger, which connects to 220V..
    Is it possible to...
  23. Thread: Rebar Pegs

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    Re: Rebar Pegs

    Hi John

    Been there, and also learnt the hard way about this..
    I've susequently made myself a set of HD rebar pegs, 8mm for ground tent, about 250mm long,
    12 - 14mm for bigger stuff..
    The...
  24. Re: First fridge/freezer - Help me make the right decision please

    I am running a large (80l) Snowmaster dual, which I'm very happy with..
    ( my first fridge/freezer - bought second hand)
    Really glad it's a dual compartment, I'd be shopping again by now...
  25. Thread: Camping Kosi Bay

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    Re: Camping Kosi Bay

    Camped at Utshwaelo, camping great, and close to the mouth.. swimming pool, & well stocked communal kitchen..
    Diving at the reef in the mouth was super, beware, never seen so many moray eels
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    Re: I bought a fridge...now what

    Hope this helps..
    I bought an 80l Snowmaster dual ( 2nd hand) & it sat in my garage for 2 years..
    Was originally planned for outfitting my hilux single cab, but in the interim bought an old Prado...
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    Re: Prado 95 Suspension & Shock advice

    Many thanks Shwam

    I'll investigate this option :)
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    Prado 95 Suspension & Shock advice

    Hello All :)

    Took delivery of a 2001 KZTE Prado late last year, and have been very busy kitting out & loving it..
    Couple trips under the belt, with new head fitted, and next in line is suspension...
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    Quick report back... After spice into ignition, via wiper motor, charger worked well... not sure why it drew off main below 12,3V, but all went well for the trip.. had ice when I got home :) ( beers...
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    Thanks DC Polokwane, thats what I thought too
    Spliced + into wiper motor, now blue light comes on when ignition is on, and blue light is off when ignition is off..
    hopefully all good, into bots...
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    Thanks Ekkekan
    I'm on it, gonna be a late night :(
    without going through the dash, is there a + point I can use?
    Sorry for the late questions, leaving tomoorow on a trip hahaha
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    quick question for the electricians.. :)
    wired a WRMD charger in, has been chariging dual nicely..
    However, main batt is dropping when freezer is running ( whilst not driving)
    ignored the...
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    Re: Quick WRMD question

    Thanks all for the input..
    Water pentration also occurred to me, but its sitting pretty high up, just below bonnet, so hopefully ok..
    I've gone with a sideways mount, but have space to change it.....
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    Re: Quick WRMD question

    Thanks Ekkekan

    Thought the same, and have done so :)
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    Quick WRMD question

    Hello all :)
    Busy with a dual battery install, and have purchased WRMD charger.
    Instructions say to install unit vertically - ie with wires running downwards out of unit..
    I have built battery box...
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