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    Re: LED Light Bar Covers In Cape Town

    Hi Morton Berg

    This is what the Road Traffic Regulations say :

    184. Manner in which lamps to be fitted and maintained
    (1) The head lamps of a motor vehicle shall be fittedó
    (a) at a height of...
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    Re: LED Light Bar Covers In Cape Town

    The lightbar is mounted on the roof of the car .....

    The regulations say that you may not mount a light higher than 1.4 m above the ground.

    But apart from this I would still like to see how...
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    Re: Charging camera batteries in the bush.

    I would rather stay at Royís Restcamp (70km before Mururani)

    Johan 😎
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    Re: Charging camera batteries in the bush.

    Hi Slowones

    Your camera and laptop batteries consume so little power while charging, that you donít need an extra battery in the vehicle just for that purpose.

    If you are really concerned about...
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    Re: Cape Town Cycle Tour (Argus) 2020

    I've entered for my 27th one ;D

    Johan 8)
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    Re: Expired vehicle license in Namibia

    I see where you are headed ......

    None of the license discs on my vehicles have ever been scanned at a border post. They only check the expiry date st road blocks.

    Johan 😎
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    Re: Gelukkige 50 000km verjaarsdag Amarok

    50 000km in 6 jaar .......

    Lyk my jy is bang om die bakkie ry !

    Johan 😎
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    Re: Die Hel (Gautenger seeking some info)

    Is there also not a sign prohibiting vehicles longer than 6m ?

    Johan 😎
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    Re: Die Hel (Gautenger seeking some info)

    As far as I know there are ďNo TowingĒ signs on Swartberg Pass, so you cannot legally take a trailer to ďDie HelĒ

    Johan 😎
  10. Re: Toyota Prado 150 + Wild Earth RTT - Carrying 4 Jerry Cans?

    I did the trip in August 2015

    If you are doing the same trip, your last fuel will be at Terace Bay and the next fuel at Palmwag - 1072km away. You might be able to get fuel at Puros, but do not...
  11. Re: Toyota Prado 150 + Wild Earth RTT - Carrying 4 Jerry Cans?

    My recommendation ......

    Carry some diesel in those 5 litre water bottles, that you buy water in, inside the car. If you are concerned about leakage, wrap them in cling wrap and put them in a...
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    Re: Battery charging via solar

    You do need a solar regulator to charge the battery with a solar panel.

    I built myself a small battery box containing 2 x 9Ah batteries to power the Garmin fish finder, lights, etc on my small...
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    Re: Hiking the Wolfberg Cracks

    Hiking in the Cederberg was one of my favourite activities when I still lived in SA.

    Attached, is a trip report (in Afrikaans) dating from a few years ago.

    Johan 8)
  14. Cherokee Re: What minimum equipment I should take for a trip to the dunes

    ??????????

    The OP mentioned that they will be going into the dunes and that there are guide vehicles going along. Not many tyre repair places or farms in the dunes .....

    Find out from the...
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    Re: Power-line Service Trails

    Hi Estee

    Unfortunately not .....

    All land in South Africa belongs to someone (private, business, local authority, government, etc) and you cannot access it without the owner's permission -...
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    Re: Just don't get some people...

    About a year ago one of the members of this forum posted a photograph of himself doing a "spirited U-turn" with his vehicle during their Namibian holiday .....

    I know Namibia better than most and...
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    Re: Charging camera batteries in the bush.

    I make use of a small 180W pure sine wave inverter and it has more than enough power to charge batteries, but Iím fairly sure that that a modified sine wave will also serve that purpose.

    Johan 😎
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    Re: Charging camera batteries in the bush.

    Most (all ?) electronic toys come with a dedicated mains charger. Now you want to buy a dedicated 12v charger for each and every one ?????

    Just get a small inverter and you donít have that hassle...
  19. Re: 10 Reasons Why you should NOT build a Heavy 4WD Tourer

    Iíve done more than 1m km on overland trips since 1994 - most of it with a solo vehicle.

    When I did the research for my books on the Kaokoland, Damaraland and NE Namibia, it was better to travel...
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    Re: So much Dust in my RSI Canopy :(

    You are not going to get airflow via aerofoils or roofracks when doing low speeds in conditions like these ....

    Johan 8)
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    Re: Water Epupa falls

    This is what Epupa Falls looked like on 24 August 2019 (2 weeks ago)

    Johan 8)
  22. Re: Good overland / rest camps from Windhoek to Cape Town

    That gives you about 500km/day.

    1st day can take you to Springbok (600km) Sleep in one of the rooms at Kokerboom Motel as the campsite is not that far from the main road. Not expensive.

    2nd day...
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    Re: Requirements to take a dog into Namibia

    Maybe you should read post #4 (the one above your one) s l o w l y ........

    We travel with our dogs between Windhoek and the Western Cape about 3 times per year - and my post explains how it...
  24. Re: Good overland / rest camps from Windhoek to Cape Town

    How far do you want to drive in a day ?

    From Cape Town to the border is about 700km and from there to Windhoek is about 800km.

    Johan 😎
  25. Thread: Go Big?

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    Re: Go Big?

    Hi Pieterk

    As far as I know the "Go Big" model was actually a much bigger vehicle than the one it replaced, although I do not have the dimensions at hand. The 300dti engine produced 96kW and 280Nm...
  26. Re: 10 Reasons Why you should NOT build a Heavy 4WD Tourer

    Very good !!!!!!!!

    I come from a hiking background where everything that goes with on a trip has to be carried on your back. I've been weighing stuff and counting food for years and today my fully...
  27. Re: 10 Reasons Why you should NOT build a Heavy 4WD Tourer

    There must be a business opportunity in this ........

    You can make stuff out of lightweight plastic that looks like the real thing. So, how about plastic bull bars, winches, roof racks, rooftop...
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    Re: So much Dust in my RSI Canopy :(

    I took this photo in the Khowareb Schlucht today ! (Phone seems to load in upside down ....)

    Johan 😎
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    Kamanjab tonight !

    Johan 😎
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    Re: So much Dust in my RSI Canopy :(

    +1 on sealing all the gaps in the load bin.

    Please remember that the lip at the bottom of the rear door will not prevent dust from falling into the canopy when you open it. To prevent that, you...
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    Re: Input on tough MTs

    Keep in mind that they make use of SPONSORED tyres. The same as Kingsley Holgate with Coopers, etc

    Tyres you donít have to pay for are always the best !

    Johan 😎
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    Re: How many amps from national luna box

    Iíve had a 2007 Dmax Isuzu, 2x 2016 D-tech Isuzuís and now a new dc d-tech Isuzu and none of them have had a problem charging a high cycle aux battery via a solenoid system !
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    by J Snyman
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    Sticky: Re: Isuzu pics...

    1.8 Front and 2.2 Rear

    The original General AT 255/60R18ís are very soft and will pinch if too soft with a load on them.

    What I normally do is +10% above normal pressure for long distance tar,...
  34. Re: Dec 2019 Swakopmund north up the coast to Kunene River Mouth

    Something like this ?

    Johan 8)
  35. Re: Dec 2019 Swakopmund north up the coast to Kunene River Mouth

    Itís a concession route, so you cannot do it on your own.

    Johan 😎
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