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  1. #1
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    Default Wildebeest Discussion thread

    Finally got some pictures of my executive wildebeest trailer and thought I'd post them. Got my trailer in December and since then I added a tentco TTT and solar panels (which fit in nicely underneath the tent).

    It is an excellent trailer ( can't really be objective, as its my first trailer (previously owned a caravan)). It's a dream to tow and very easy to move by hand. Juan and them did an excellent job in the details and adding the little touches.

    So currently it's on power, but can easily go off grid with the solar panels. Juan also added Brad Harrison plug to my bakkie as well as the trailer. With a wire running to the solenoid, it charges the battery while I am driving.

    Why did I buy it? It was affordable and the factory is close by (literally 5 minutes). And I have not regretted the purchase at all.

    One of the things I still want to add is a water tank ( there is a switch for a pump in the trailer and it's irritating the crap out of me that it's not doing anything currently ) and a pump. But that is a bit pricey so I'll wait a bit. And of course, awnings for the tent ( orders from the missus)

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    Default Re: Wildebeest Discussion thread

    Congrats - I am sure you will put it to good use!

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    Looks like a nice setup you have there - well kitted. Sure you will enjoy very much. Congrats.
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    Default Re: Wildebeest Discussion thread

    Have my Wildebeest for almost 2 years now, still very happy with it.

    I notice that on your trailer the "waterhole" is mounted on the kitchen side and the jerry can holder on the sleeping side. Mine is the other way round and is not practical at all, when the tent is pitched it is impossible to open the "waterhole" door, the tent wall is in the way, even when the wall is opened. I have the Howling Moon tent.

    I have discussed this with Juan and he is willing to change it for me, just have not had the time to take it back to the workshop.

    It makes sense to have the jerry can holder on the sleeping side as it will be behind the tent wall and access to it is not required.

    My next trip is coming up in 2x weeks time, 10 days to Kgalagadi and southern Namibia. Can't wait!
    Gert v Vuuren
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    Default Re: Wildebeest Discussion thread

    a Buddy of mine that also has a wildebeest has the exact same config as yours. But he is a pansy and opted for it to be a makeup table thingy for the missus. My wife did not want me to treat the tent as my personal bar, so that is why I asked Juan to put it on the kitchen side

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    Default Re: Wildebeest Discussion thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Gothan View Post
    a Buddy of mine that also has a wildebeest has the exact same config as yours. But he is a pansy and opted for it to be a makeup table thingy for the missus. My wife did not want me to treat the tent as my personal bar, so that is why I asked Juan to put it on the kitchen side

    Got my Wildebeest trailer back from Juan, had it serviced after our Namibian trip. Touching up the black paint work, some gravel road sandblasting despite the Swambo home made stone protector.

    Juan swapped the waterhole and jerry can holder around, so waterhole now on kitchen side. Also, upgraded the HcDP Power panel to the 180w model. I had some issues on our Namibian trip, it turned out that the neutral wire from the mains power socket broke off, I was unable to charge from 220v. All fixed now. Trailer looks brand new.

    Camping at Marakele the 16 June long weekend.
    Gert v Vuuren
    2009 Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4D
    Wildebeest Offroad Trailer
    2009 VW Polo (Swambo)

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