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  1. Re: Covid and extended overlanding, what will make you feel good enough to go?

    Youíre right. I had the sad duty 3 years ago of helping a German lady get out of DRC after her German husband was killed by thieves....
  2. Re: Are the LC 70 series V8's really THAT problematic in Africa?

    Been there, tried that. They only sell to UN, international agencies and NPOs ...
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    Re: SA vehicle in Tanzania - how long?

    If driving a SA registered vehicle out of SA and shipping back in: make sure to temporarily export your vehicle. If you donít you risk having to pay duties on re-entry by sea. You can claim that back...
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    Re: SA vehicle in Tanzania - how long?

    True for most countries: shipping in by sea requires a carnet. Also valid for Namibia and South Africa. Driving in by land: TIP or carnet
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    Re: SA vehicle in Tanzania - how long?

    The key piece of info from AASA is that they also accept a SA bank guarantee for the deposit (so you donít necessarily have to have the money), that the deposit is in ZAR (not so suitable for...
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    Re: Overland Cape Town to Cairo

    There was a 80+ year old South African lady who drove her little Toyota starlet to Europe in 2018. All alone. Makes you think hey?
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    Re: SA vehicle in Tanzania - how long?

    For such a long period I would consider getting a carnet from AASA. The people there are very helpful and knowledgeable. https://www.aa.co.za/travel/carnet-de-passage-en-douane
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    Re: SA vehicle in Tanzania - how long?

    This depends per country (Kenya is only 15 days for instance) but if I recall TZ is indeed 3 months.
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    Re: Overland Cape Town to Cairo

    Thatís a pity. I think you would find the discussions and information very interesting. By the looks of it you would have good contributions yourself!
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    Re: To Serengeti via Zambia

    I guess they woke up and smelled the coffee! Agree on the (substantially) higher tariffs for the >2 tons, but that has been the case for a while now.
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    Re: Overland Cape Town to Cairo

    A joker saw the popularity of the first group and started a second one [emoji51] It is indeed the >7k member one that you should join
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    Re: Overland Cape Town to Cairo

    Hi WW, if you send me a message with your FB details I will arrange that you get in. Same applies for any other members seeking to get in. One of the perks of being moderator ;-)
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    To Serengeti via Zambia

    In my experience nobody checks the weight of your vehicle so you can often get away with mentioning it weighs 1980 kg ;-)
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    Re: Overland Cape Town to Cairo

    I can echo the messages that suggest to postpone - if you can. As mentioned above the Overlanding Africa fb group has lots of information. With things changing all the time the info of people on the...
  15. Re: Looking for current info on Djibouti/Ethiopia and Ethiopia/Kenya border posts

    Nice to hear you made it through.

    Just for peopleís reference the overlanding fb group is https://www.facebook.com/groups/OverlandingAfrica/

    I moderate the group so let me know if there are...
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    Re: Covid and overlanding

    I work in DRC and East Africa (Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania) and I can tell from my experience that although Covid cases are increasing they are still very much lower than one would expect. My gut...
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    Re: Covid and overlanding

    Hi gentlemen. Have read the thread with interest. Many valid points being made by people more experienced (hats off to Stan) and knowledgeable (medical professionals) than I.

    What I would like to...
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    Re: Second line "Homemade" car security systems

    Here is a nice idea I saw on another forum. For diesel engines you would not put it on the Coil but on the diesel pump or on the fuel shutoff valve. The nice thing is that the thief sees a perfectly...
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    Re: LC79 DC. Rear Seat Storage

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    Re: LC79 DC. Rear Seat Storage

    Will do in the AM. I have a very nifty tool called gravity that keeps it right where it should ;-)
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    Re: LC79 DC. Rear Seat Storage

    Hi there. Are you wanting to keep the rear bench in or to remove it? We kept them in (for the kids) and installed an organiser behind the bench (had to drill a few holes in the rear window surround)....
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    Re: Flashlube Diesel Filter

    Mapog if you mean the 2H is a tough engine I agree, although I have just refurbished my injection pump because water had entered in it. Want to prevent a repeat :-)
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    Re: Flashlube Diesel Filter

    Hi people. Any updates on this discussion? I am looking to install a pre-filter for my HJ47 landcruiser. Price of Raccor vs Flashlube? Experiences? Would love to hear more
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    Re: Overland Vehicle Mods

    Oh and check your suspension! That is the area most overland vehicles get into problems with
  25. Re: LC79 sagging spring leaves after trip to Egypt - re-tension or replace?

    Jeez, sorry for that experience! I guess the OEM suspension is just not meant for overland travel, where the car is loaded to GVM or more most of the time.
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    Re: Overland Vehicle Mods

    Hi John

    I did the same trip in 2016. Here are my thoughts:
    - take 1 spare. If it is 1 thing you can do anywhere in Africa it is to get your tire fixed. Saves you 30 kg in weight
    - dual struts...
  27. Re: LC79 sagging spring leaves after trip to Egypt - re-tension or replace?

    Hi there. I must admit that I am ashamed that I never saw this post ... I imagine your issue has been solved long ago. If not please let me know and I will oblige!
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    Re: TMax winch remote connector

    Great news! Thanks Gareth. Dealer is 4x4 Megaworld, right?
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    TMax winch remote connector

    Hi all, the innards of my Tmax remote connector on the control box are buggered. Some water got in there and corroded the pins. Have tried searching of a replacement on the interweb, but can't find...
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    Re: Nonal Luna DC25 Power Pack

    You guys seem to be in the know, so would love to ask a couple of questions if you don't mind. I don't have a dual batt system in my car yet, so need to start from scratch. Reading from the comments...
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    Re: Egypt - Ban on 4x4s

    I have had first hand confirmation that 4x4's are now allowed in again (coming from Sudan) and that the obligation to install trackers has been cancelled. Alexandria same story, but that's anecdotal....
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    Re: Weighbridge near me (Noordhoek, Cape Town)

    Thanks man!
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    Re: Weighbridge near me (Noordhoek, Cape Town)

    Thanks. Do you know if they give certificates as well? I am in need of a MMC (mass measuring certificate). Bas
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    Re: Weighbridge near me (Noordhoek, Cape Town)

    Thanks. Do you if they give certificates as well? I am in need of a MMC (mass measuring certificate). Bas
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    Weighbridge near me (Noordhoek, Cape Town)

    Hi all,

    I need to get my vehicle weighed for licensing (recently imported). The car is currently in Noordhoek, Cape Town, so I am looking for the nearest weighbridge. Can anyone help point me in...
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