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    Default Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    So we made our Kgalagadi reservation for next year and, based on experience, know the temperatures can drop to -7 'C. Is this not a risk to the water pipes and pump in the Bush Lapa? Firstly ice can burst pipes but I'm sure switching on the pump when it's frozen solid can't be good either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Musashi View Post
    So we made our Kgalagadi reservation for next year and, based on experience, know the temperatures can drop to -7 'C. Is this not a risk to the water pipes and pump in the Bush Lapa? Firstly ice can burst pipes but I'm sure switching on the pump when it's frozen solid can't be good either.
    We hit -10 in the Drakensberg and we had no issues with burst pipes or the like. I did however not open the tap until later in the day. Keep water in a flask to re-heat for your early morning coffee....
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    This thread is quiet. It is getting the views though... Still number 1!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kooskop View Post
    This thread is quiet. It is getting the views though... Still number 1!
    Must rename it to Bush Lapa Goggas, then we can all be part of it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohalloran View Post
    Must rename it to Bush Lapa Goggas, then we can all be part of it..

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    True... but when this thread was started, you could choose any model from Bush Lapa as long as it was a Miskruier.... That was the one and only model at the time. Humble beginnings..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kooskop View Post
    True... but when this thread was started, you could choose any model from Bush Lapa as long as it was a Miskruier.... That was the one and only model at the time. Humble beginnings..
    OK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kooskop View Post
    .... Humble beginnings..
    Indeed and in my opinion, the thread name must remain as is in honour of, and as a reminder for all of those humble beginnings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lekhubu943 View Post
    Indeed and in my opinion, the thread name must remain as is in honour and as a reminder for all of those humble beginnings.
    Indeed.

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    There was also other BL threads started later, like the Baobab one....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCTheron View Post
    There was also other BL threads started later, like the Baobab one....

    Jip. This is not even all of them but moving towards the 4 million mark!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kooskop View Post
    True... but when this thread was started, you could choose any model from Bush Lapa as long as it was a Miskruier.... That was the one and only model at the time. Humble beginnings..
    And still no other Afri van can follow or keep up with our Spoor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceHun View Post
    And still no other Afri van can follow or keep up with our Spoor.
    And unfortunately due to the stigma created, a lot of people will probably chose the one above the other
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcs View Post
    And unfortunately due to the stigma created, a lot of people will probably chose the one above the other
    Please share details of the stigma

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    O dear What have I started. Well so glad.. Spending over 3.5 k on a caravan, worth every cent.

    WHY, because the BL group is a Family and I am in due course going to be a real part of this Family. BL1942

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohalloran View Post
    O dear What have I started. Well so glad.. Spending over 3.5 k on a caravan, worth every cent.

    WHY, because the BL group is a Family and I am in due course going to be a real part of this Family. BL1942

    The Pros and Cons, what a pleasure.

    Can't wait, as someone mentioned to me "like a kid a month before Christmas"

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    There is a spot under the sun for all of us. We are all like-minded "family" enjoying nature, the outdoor life....the whole "experience His beauty" thing . As long as we can get out there, the tow vehicle and van we choose is of little importance .

    I'm looking forward to this 4 night long weekend and the get together in October!
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    I'm not a BL owner but it is purely a financial consideration. And also don't want to argue the pro's and con's for my decision. But I've just rented BL Miskruier No.24 from Kubu Trailers for a 2 week trip to Botswana so here is my 10 cents review.

    1. Loved it and if it made financial sense to me I would have own one.
    2. Towing it (behind a LC 100 series VX) was a dream. Didn't even new it was behind us. Handled all the rough roads of CKGR, Moremi and going to Kubu with no problems.
    3. Compact (which it is intended to be) but had enough space for my wife and I to go through morning and evening routines when we got our "system" worked out. Think it will be very tight for 4 people (which it can sleep).
    4. We removed the mattress for the second double bed to have more packing space for chairs etc. So the Boskriek would have delivered the same comfort.
    5. Setting up and closing down was a breeze. Not even worth timing it.
    6. Plenty storage.
    7. Would be great to have a water level indicator. We didn't run into trouble but it would be a good help.
    8. If it was my own, I would have had a removable solar panel. We had one campsite on our trip with plenty trees and very limited solar time which impacted on the fridge.

    So as long as Jannie can keep his rental prices, I'm fine to rent and not to own one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kooskop View Post
    There is a spot under the sun for all of us. We are all like-minded "family" enjoying nature, the outdoor life....the whole "experience His beauty" thing . As long as we can get out there, the tow vehicle and van we choose is of little importance .

    I'm looking forward to this 4 night long weekend and the get together in October!
    Unless of course it is an ugly Fjou cruiser

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    Thirteen months ago I described our decision to buy a Boskriek:

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/299934-Choosing-our-off-road-camper-went-like-this


    But as they say, the proof is in the pudding. So after 13 months of ownership, 3 long trips and couple of short ones, about 50 overnight stays, how does our Boskriek match up to our original expectations?

    1. Yes, it is 100% off-road capable; with not a single problem, including 2 trips into the Richtersveld and one to the Kgalagadi.

    2. It does really tow like a dream . . . The only risk is that in your dream you forget it is there. After towing a variety of caravans and boats and trailers through the years, the Boskriek definitely handles more like a trailer.

    3. Set up is so quick and easy that for on-the-road overnight stays, you can really be ready to eat and/or sleep in less than 10 minutes. For longer stays, 15 minutes max and that includes making the coffee.

    4. For longer stays, using the awning becomes a decision. Putting it out is a pleasure and it works fantastic in the sun or the rain or the wind; but it is not always necessary. Putting it back definitely takes a bit longer and I have sometimes taken a while to get it back in the bag properly. During a service visit to the BL factory, I did ask them to show me again how to pack the bushwing and it goes better now knowing a few tricks. Also helps to have a little one-step ladder, needed for this job only.

    5. More than enough cleverly designed packing space. Enough said.

    6. The overall design works perfectly for us and the bed is super comfortable, although we did get an extra thin memory foam layer which I am sure makes a difference.

    7. The only extra we got that has disappointed is the geyser. Not sure that I would install one again. In practice it has been temperamental in starting up; but more important than that is we tend to go to water-scarce places, and even when it gets going, we use too much water getting the temperature balance right for a shower. And in water-plenty places there tends to be showers available, so we have not to used the geyser much in practice. And athough small, it also intrudes on a key packing space that could be more useful to us.

    8. Conversely, the 140W solar panel and Victron MPPT solar charger have been awesome. We have just been traveling for up to 10 days without any 240V electricity, even standing in shady spots and some overcast days and the batteries have held up extremely well. Still don’t have a BradH charger off the vehicle battery, although the Boskriek provides a plug for one.

    9. Matching our BL tyres and rims with our tow vehicle has worked well for us, giving us an extra spare and a trailer that tracks the Prado easily.

    10. Finally a bonus that we had not yet considered when buying, is the service we have got from BL themselves. Easy to deal with, under promising and over delivering, looking for solutions and not problems. Just great.

    Would we buy the Boskriek again? What do you think?!!
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    7. The only extra we got that has disappointed is the geyser. Not sure that I would install one again. In practice it has been temperamental in starting up; but more important than that is we tend to go to water-scarce places, and even when it gets going, we use too much water getting the temperature balance right for a shower. And in water-plenty places there tends to be showers available, so we have not to used the geyser much in practice. And athough small, it also intrudes on a key packing space that could be more useful to us.

    Hi Pedro

    Your experience with the geyser is interesting.

    We’ve had a slightly different one in that we’ve found it to be really useful for washing up with hot water.

    My understanding for getting the temperature right is that this only needs to be done once and can then be left on the selected settings? We’ve only used the shower a couple of times and I was amazed at how well it works especially the water pressure which was more than sufficient.

    Ive realised that having a water monitor is essential for not running out of water. It’s amazing how quickly you can use our 105 litre water tank. Pity the tank wasn’t just a wee bit larger.

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