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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB 9 View Post
    Subscribed......

    Just bought a mint condition 2013 model on Friday.

    Been reading through this thread ever since.
    Welcome to the club!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Trollope View Post
    Just had an upgraded Panel installed, with fuse boxes, new Solar Controller and charge system - all done through PBE

    (Please excuse the low quality pics, I'll take better pics when the van is back from Bearing replacement)


    Before
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    After
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    New Panel
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    New Panel with backlights
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    Stuff removed
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    Cleaner Battery Compartment
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    Amazing and proper job done by PBE. Best sytem on the market in my view. Well done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsu Fan View Post
    That's clever Paul!
    Someone else had done this and posted on here before so I just copied the concept. I used a 50x50x3mm angle iron section for the top section. The vertical leg of the angle got trimmed to 25mm for clearance to the fridge. The boards are hollow with cross pieces at intervals. I fitted 20x60mm pieces of Meranti into the hollow ends of the board securing them with long screws from the ends. It all seems to be be nice and stable when down. It's only two of us using the van so we don't need to use the front as a bed. The plan is to have the section above the fridge open for easy access to the fridge and the other side folded down. This will optimise the available worktop space for us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul#25 View Post
    Someone else had done this and posted on here before so I just copied the concept. I used a 50x50x3mm angle iron section for the top section. The vertical leg of the angle got trimmed to 25mm for clearance to the fridge. The boards are hollow with cross pieces at intervals. I fitted 20x60mm pieces of Meranti into the hollow ends of the board securing them with long screws from the ends. It all seems to be be nice and stable when down. It's only two of us using the van so we don't need to use the front as a bed. The plan is to have the section above the fridge open for easy access to the fridge and the other side folded down. This will optimise the available worktop space for us.
    Paul you obviously dont have the front mattress in position then?
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    Any of you at Buffelspoort this weekend? Saw a newer Explorer pull in yesterday (the one with the black trimming)
    Last edited by Gerhardvr26; 2018/11/25 at 07:22 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsu Fan View Post
    Paul you obviously dont have the front mattress in position then?
    The front mattress gets left at home when it's just the 2 of us. If we need to use the area as a bed on any occasion it can still be done.
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    Bought National Luna LED lights at the Kempton Caravan sale yesterday. They will replace the standard fluorescent lights that are fitted outside and inside the van. The outside lights are the type that can be switched between white and yellow to reduce the bugs in the living area.
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    I just want to confirm something that you all already know; the Jurgens Explorer is a tough and amazing off road caravan!

    We own a 2017 model and just complete a four weeks safari of over 7300 km in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

    We visited remote nature parks, Nxai and Chobe in Botswana, Liuwa, Kafue, Kasanka and Lower Zambezi in Zambia.

    We experience extreme off road conditions. Deep sand, mud, bad roads, dust, rain and rocks. We got dirty, we got wet and very hot.
    We saw, we learn and we enjoy.

    In all this, the caravan perform faultlessly. Just check your wheel nuts regularly! We nearly lost one wheel due loose wheel nuts.

    Ladies and gentlemen, enjoy your caravan!

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    Sounds like an amazing trip Laevelder. Can’t wait for our Bots trip next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laevelder View Post
    I just want to confirm something that you all already know; the Jurgens Explorer is a tough and amazing off road caravan!

    We own a 2017 model and just complete a four weeks safari of over 7300 km in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

    We visited remote nature parks, Nxai and Chobe in Botswana, Liuwa, Kafue, Kasanka and Lower Zambezi in Zambia.

    We experience extreme off road conditions. Deep sand, mud, bad roads, dust, rain and rocks. We got dirty, we got wet and very hot.
    We saw, we learn and we enjoy.

    In all this, the caravan perform faultlessly. Just check your wheel nuts regularly! We nearly lost one wheel due loose wheel nuts.

    Ladies and gentlemen, enjoy your caravan!
    Very nice. What tow vehicle were you using?
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    Thanks for the report.

    Our 7000 km trip through Namibia in September was just as uneventful.

    The front stabilizers feet and handles took a hammering on the dirt roads and had to be replaced for all of R280.

    Oh and the roof struts gave in but they were buggered before we left. R700 at Bosch Diesel Electric in Windhoek.

    Cant speak for mud and water. Nam doesn't have that stuff!

    I must go check my wheel nuts again....

    I must add: Wheel nuts mostly come loose because the paint is not removed where the nuts seats on the recess on the rim. Just make sure yours are clean to the metal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul#25 View Post
    Very nice. What tow vehicle were you using?
    Toyota Hilux DC four wheel drive, Legend 45

    On three occasions I got bog down. Got help from my friend with his Land Rover.

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    Hey guys. I did search on the thread, but didn't find anything about the topic of mud flaps...

    And this is why:
    The parentals are old and didn't want to push a caravan around, thus they installed movers onto their Explorer, which works well, but sacrificed the mud flaps of the caravan. Now when we go anywhere no one can follow closely as the caravan has no deflection of stones etc. to the car behind the caravan (We normally have a convoy of a few), so we want to look at installing a piece of conveyor belt/*something to mount at the back by the frame.

    Anyone done anything like this before and have some tips/tricks/photos for us?

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    TheCraps, I'm watching this with interest, I've got std mud flaps, but they are looking sad, so I'd also be eager to see what solutions others have found.

    Just over a week to go, and I'm off to Namibia (6400km planned route)! Explorer is mechanically ready to go, and this weekend it's the big pack! Cannot wait!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCraps View Post
    Hey guys. I did search on the thread, but didn't find anything about the topic of mud flaps...

    And this is why:
    The parentals are old and didn't want to push a caravan around, thus they installed movers onto their Explorer, which works well, but sacrificed the mud flaps of the caravan. Now when we go anywhere no one can follow closely as the caravan has no deflection of stones etc. to the car behind the caravan (We normally have a convoy of a few), so we want to look at installing a piece of conveyor belt/*something to mount at the back by the frame.

    Anyone done anything like this before and have some tips/tricks/photos for us?
    On my 2004 model there are rubber sheets pop-riveted to the square tube for the steady supports / legs just behind the wheels. I'll try get photos and add them here before the weekend.
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    I moved my flaps to the rear of the bracket holding the flaps. The flaps are now only slightly draped over the movers. Ewiks btw 8)

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    Slowly recovering from the Nam roads in September.
    Still need to replace the reflective tape
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsu Fan View Post
    Slowly recovering from the Nam roads in September.
    Still need to replace the reflective tape
    Must be why they went backnto the system where you remove them again and store on the back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke1098 View Post
    I moved my flaps to the rear of the bracket holding the flaps. The flaps are now only slightly draped over the movers. Ewiks btw 8)
    Ah thanks, have you got photos perhaps? We haven't really spend much time under the caravan looking at what to do just yet. Just thought I'd get a head start with some good ideas. So if this is possible it is one option, and maybe even a bit back as well.

    Thanks man

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