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    Re: Jimny Gen 4.Towing Test..

    That is impressive.
  2. Re: Suzuki GV 2.4 Summit A/T 2014 Good buy? Looking for advice, recommendations?

    My 2014 Summit (M) uses the ABS to control wheel spin on steep gravel roads. Works really well.

    Travelling through the Transkei, which are the only long trips I have done and not exceeding about...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    So how did the holiday season go, Keith, and have you been able to fully sort out Aesir's leg?
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Keith, you are far too quiet. All well there on the West Coast?
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    Re: New Grand Vitara on the horizon!

    I thought the 4 door Jimny was just a matter of time?

    I wonder if a new GV would still have a LR transfer case though, or if it would just have some lower gears like the Amarok? The article refers...
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    Re: Days of Unrest.

    While I do not favour violent protest - be it by students, trade unions or whomever - I am even less supportive of the Chinese Tiananmen Square approach.
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    Re: Is there a Chinese vehicle in your future?

    As I understand it, when the big furore arose over Trump trying to throttle or ban Hauwei products in the US, the UK was unable to follow suit because most of their data networks run on Hauwei...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    What happened in your part of the world last month, Keith?
  9. Re: New Fortuner Build 2021 - final input required

    Only thing I qualify to comment on is colour.

    Bear in mind that metallic paint shows every scratch if you drive though or past bushy scrub. For that reason if I were buying I would avoid it and...
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    Re: Eagles View Campsite (Near Wartburg KZN)

    Great to see that you guys are able to get out again.
  11. Thread: Addo elephant

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    Re: Addo elephant

    To me 2 or three days in Addo would give you a good look at everything. At the moment most of the game is in the south.
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    Re: GV turning on hard surface

    Shouldn't be the case. The TC is not locked in AWD mode.

    I haven't noticed this. Were you doing a tight 3 point turn?
  13. Re: Mapungubwe NP - My attempt at a video Trip Report

    Thank you for sharing your holiday with us.
    Very interesting, and has me thinking!
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    I am back to nag you for an update, Keith!
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    Re: FS : 1985 Slipstream Siesta Caravan

    I know, I know, but can't improve on those in the first two posts here.
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    Re: FS : 1985 Slipstream Siesta Caravan

    Delivered in person by Petrie to its new home base.

    Just visited it at its new home. Going to be an absolute boon for the new owners.
  17. Thread: Forum GTG 2021

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    Re: Forum GTG 2021

    Strong probability.
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    Re: Travelling from KZN to FS

    Before you leave to go anywhere, bear in mind that most fuel stations have locked down, even in relatively safe areas in the leafy suburbs.
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    Re: Days of Unrest.

    Karol, is it still reasonably quiet, and are you guys feeling a bit safer?

    News from Nhlangano (through contacts of my missionary friends) is that 5 people were killed there, and that the library...
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    Re: Days of Unrest.

    I had a friend (recently passed away, although not from Covid) whose family were missionaries in eSwatini, and who was on first name terms with some of the present king's brothers.

    Mswati has...
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    Re: Days of Unrest.

    Karol,

    Please keep us updated?

    Prayers to keep you and your family safe.
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Time to tell us more of what is happening in your part of the world, Keith.

    We need something other than Zuma shenanigans or anti-vaxxers to read about.
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    Re: Bypass Harrismith

    When I open that it seems to indicate a route on the N3?
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    Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    That was a lovely, prompt start. Well done.
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Time to nag you for an update. How is Aesir's recovery going? Any sign of Covid vaccinations in that part of the world?
  26. Thread: Home Affairs

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    Re: Home Affairs

    Renewed my passport and got an ID card at the same time at the Scottburgh office. It's actually at Park Rynie.

    Arrived 7.45am and out by 11.30am. Did get pushed up the queue a bit cause over 60....
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    Re: Southern Lesotho trip report

    Really well put together and narrated. Lovely area which I hope to be visiting next year.
  28. Re: Kazungula Bridge and 1-stop terminal opening on 12-May 2021

    But provided that the processing of the border formalities is up to scratch, it will allow a much faster flow of traffic.

    SA may need to capacitate its border crossings into Botswana.
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    Re: Ithala Doornkraal Campsite

    A beautiful reserve, with a whole variety of habitats that are really worth seeing.
  30. Thread: Jimny 4 door

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    Re: Jimny 4 door

    I hear you. But the 2 door is also a 4 seater, so will the 4 door be that much bigger?
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    Re: Medical oxygen tanks

    There is unlikely to be a medical oxygen shortage in SA (well, I hope not).

    I presume you are thinking of a severe Covid 3rd wave? What might be more useful as a front line tool is to buy an...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Thanks, Keith. Always enjoy your adventures. Congratulations on having your name in the credits - you have probably done enough work to qualify for letters after your name in other circumstances.
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  33. Thread: Jimny 4 door

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    Re: Jimny 4 door

    Bringing it here would not create a spares investment burden, so it may well appear. Depends on demand elsewhere and whether they can get the margin they want in our market.
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    A month down the line, and it's time for an update on West Coast life, Keith?

    No excuses this time. Dog pictures are compulsory.
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    Re: Drivers license renewal.

    If an official in East London told me that I first have to get a temporary licence, I would ask him / her for a copy of the relevant regulation and their full names and staff number.
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