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    Re: Those who said, electric vehicle, NEVER!

    The USA like their guzzlers so a fair comparison I think. 2% of car sales in the USA is electric (Hybrid sales is about 5%) so that would put it at around 8 000 cars per year in SA based on the...
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    Re: Those who said, electric vehicle, NEVER!

    Tesla sales stats. The trend is only up. The key to EV sale is directly linked to OEM's establishing charging network. From the Mercedes announcements it is confirmed. There will come a tipping point...
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    Re: Those who said, electric vehicle, NEVER!

    More on the plans that Merc is making. Rolling out the charging grid is part of it.
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    Re: Replacement front seats for LC 100 VX

    This was the one option I've heard from. The other is Recargo but it doesn't look like they have representation locally. Can also not see if one will keep your electric functions. Sheel Mann shows...
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    Re: Replacement front seats for LC 100 VX

    Also a good option yes. What were the names that came up please? would still like to investigate.
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    Replacement front seats for LC 100 VX

    My 100 series VX LC is now 24 years old and the front seats can do with replacement. After all this is where one spend the most time on long overland trips. Any suggestions of a quality replacement...
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    Re: Zim Parks bookings 2022

    I didnít contact them on Wapp. The person responsible for the reservation contacted me on WApp after my first mail to the general number. So it all depends on who handles your reservation. Just make...
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    Re: Zim Parks bookings 2022

    I started planning last year may for a short detour into Hwange (during a Botswana trip). The experience was interesting but very pleasant. I've sent an enquiry to their general mail address...
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    Re: Those who said, electric vehicle, NEVER!

    The Audi experience in the Dakar is also great to see for development of electric cars. I'm not a tech head but there is a lot of research being done by car manufacturers and their performance on the...
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    Re: Those who said, electric vehicle, NEVER!

    Agree with Dirk. There is a mindset shift required to take benefit from electricity vehicles. I'm working for a global hipping line and we are investing heavily in ships that will have a reduced...
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    Re: Those who said, electric vehicle, NEVER!

    Most of us over landers carry extra fuel in jerry cans or have extra fuel tanks fitted to our cars to get extra range. If my LC was a hybrid that would charge a battery during driving my range will...
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    Re: Hard Shell Roof Top Tents

    Is it now what Gobi-X calls the Tankwa RTT? https://www.gobi-x.co.za/shop/ford/ranger/tankwa-tent/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emc1UOhFg_w
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    Re: Tankwa Road Trip

    Great fotos en verslag. Baie dankie vir die deel daarvan. Gou 'n vragie - Kan mens die Oubergpas af vat met 'n boswa?
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    Would love to see this. Can you please post us the link here once you have posted it.
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    Super solution Khakibush. What did this project cost you?
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    ;););););););)
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    Re: Summit Trailers fan club

    Nice light stands ;);)
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    Re: Summit Trailers fan club

    You can also put a layer of flattened old carton boxes underneath the mattress as insulation to deal with cold coming up from the ground. I've been doing that for years in my tent when sleeping with...
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    Re: Habituated wild animals

    You cannot call yourself a professional if you do this.
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    Het al lankal die som gemaak om 'n boswa te huur wanner ek dit nodig het. Teen die koste van koopprys, versekering, stoorspasie, onderhoud, ekstra brandstofverbruik moet mens baie kamp voordat huur...
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    Re: Your 4x4 being used what its MADE FOR.

    Drove the Hel Pass two weeks ago. Not another vehicle in sight. Great road with wide open vista over the Knersvlakte. Your challange is going to be to find the main road again once you have reached...
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    Re: Basecamp/Google Earth "Training"

    I can no longer transfer data between by Zumo 660 and Basecamp (using version 4.8.11) on a MacBook Pro. I could always do this in the past but after updating to the new Basecamp version the...
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    Re: smart charger working under load

    I'm no tech wizz so would not know. Price wise it looks like 6 of the one and half a dozen of the other. Question is if it is worth having it checked out or do I get a new one.
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    Re: smart charger working under load

    My Midas PSD008 smart charger is giving problems when in Float/Pulse mode. It switches on and off with less than second intervals and does that without stopping. It does not actually go through the...
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    Re: WRND still relevent?

    What is the model number of your WRND?
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    Which DC/DC chargers are lithium compatible?
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    My Kalahari Kis - Lockdown project

    Like many of us, I also had to say good bye to a few trips to favourite places by now due to the Covid-19 lockdown. I used the time to add something to my camping setup in the Land Cruiser. Was...
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    Re: Resting place for big lens during safari

    As quick as un-screwing the two bolds between the two units. Probably would not need to because where the big lens goes, the other one follows. Will just separate for storage.
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    Re: Resting place for big lens during safari

    Lockdown kept me from the bush but I had time to do a few things. So after using my platform for the big lens for a few years, I made a plan for the second body with the 70-200 that has always been...
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    Re: Hard Shell Roof Top Tents

    And that adds to the cost of a RTT. I could not do it because the modifications to my garage door would have been too much. By then you can rather buy a smaller type off road trailer with a cheaper...
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    Re: Hard Shell Roof Top Tents

    You know my view on this :rolleyes: Think their local price is linked to protecting their export market and local distribution setup. The best RTT product on the market in my view - but too...
  32. Re: Indeflate - Inflate, or deflate two tyres simultaneously!

    I have an Indeflate and it is one of the best pieces of kit I have. The one thing that is a bit annoying is that you cannot see to where you have delated whilst you are busy doing it. Has anyone...
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    Re: Resting place for big lens during safari

    The foot plate was one that I bought many moons ago from Outdoorphoto. I have now replaced this with the Badger Ground Pod. Much better en stronger setup....
  34. Has Botswana stopped tourist form South Africans - Covid-19?

    The interpretation form this video is that Botswana defines high risk countries as "countries with local transmission of covid 19" which South Africa does have. The rules seem to be:
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    Re: One night accommodation Jwaneng/Sekoma

    Does it mean there is no accommodation or has nobody ever needed some in these locations?
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