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    Default Re: De Wild's "new trail" this Saturday? (Oct 21, 2017)

    Can I maybe join as a spectator for the Mogs?

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    Default Re: De Wild's "new trail" this Saturday? (Oct 21, 2017)

    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlash657 View Post
    Sakkie, ek was daar met 37" op `n Rubi, die gids het met `n 2.4l Nissan Hardbody gery en daar was `n standaard Land Rover 90 saam met standaard bande, XJ`s en `n TJ. Ek het die meeste gesukkel want dit was my eerste trail na ek van auto na manual verander het.

    Dis ek wat gesÍ het dit is `n teleurstelling want ons het die 1.5 km in omtrent `n uur gery en het toe ander plekke gaan soek om pad te maak. As daar nie `n stuk bygekom het sedert die opening nie, of verander is sederdien weet ek nie meer so mooi nie.

    Om agter `n Nisaan Hardbody aan te ry met `n extreme Jeep het dieselfde gevoel as toe ons in Lesotho met `n klomp Jeeps gery het en heel voor ry `n Toyota Cressida.
    Daai 1.5km is net die eerste gedeelte. Julle het heelwaarskynlik bokant naby Gert se klip uitgekom. Die tweede helfte is langer - so tussen 2 en 2.5km. Dis oopgekap maar soos ek verstaan het niemand dit nog gery nie. Ek verstaan ook daar is 'n paar uitdagende "trappies"..
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    Default Re: De Wild's "new trail" this Saturday? (Oct 21, 2017)

    Quote Originally Posted by carlp View Post
    Can I maybe join as a spectator for the Mogs?
    Absolutely :-) Just meet us there.
    Stay subscribed to this thread for updates.
    It's looking like we may have to make it the Sunday (5 Nov).
    Turns out that Saturday is Discworld Day which my wife has been waiting all year for.
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    Default Re: De Wild's "new trail" this Saturday? (Oct 21, 2017)

    Quote Originally Posted by saxj View Post
    He looked pretty bored at Carnage Canyon
    Vic!! Are you bringing the Jimny?
    I'll just drive in front this time, then I should be less bored....
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    Default Re: De Wild's "new trail" this Saturday? (Oct 21, 2017)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawid Loubser View Post
    Vic!! Are you bringing the Jimny?
    I'll just drive in front this time, then I should be less bored....
    Unfortunately, I'm in the cape that weekend, otherwise I would be there in a flash.
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    Default Re: De Wild's "new trail" this Saturday? (Oct 21, 2017)

    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlash657 View Post
    Dis ek wat gesÍ het dit is `n teleurstelling want ons het die 1.5 km in omtrent `n uur gery en het toe ander plekke gaan soek om pad te maak.
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    Daai 1.5km is net die eerste gedeelte.
    Okay, nou begin dinge sin maak.


    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlash657 View Post
    .... dieselfde gevoel as toe ons in Lesotho met `n klomp Jeeps gery het en heel voor ry `n Toyota Cressida.
    Hey, ek het al sedans op snaakse plekke gekry in Lesotho.
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    Default Confirmed for SUNDAY, 22 Oct 2017

    Ok, confirmed for THIS Sunday, 22 Oct 2017, 09:00 at De Wildt4x4.

    At least 3 Unimogs will be going, possibly 5.
    Bring your civilian 4x4 if you dare ;-)
    Or just come to spectate.

    I'm in the Beige Unimog Doka - come say Hi!
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    Default Re: De Wild's "new trail" this Saturday? (Oct 21, 2017)

    Quote Originally Posted by johanswift View Post
    Daai 1.5km is net die eerste gedeelte. Julle het heelwaarskynlik bokant naby Gert se klip uitgekom. Die tweede helfte is langer - so tussen 2 en 2.5km. Dis oopgekap maar soos ek verstaan het niemand dit nog gery nie. Ek verstaan ook daar is 'n paar uitdagende "trappies"..
    Ons was in Mei daar ( die tweede groep na die opening ) en dit was net die eerste 1.5km wat oopgekap was. Ek kan glad nie kommentaar lewer oor die res en het ook nie. Ons het na die 1.5km die berg gaan uitry wat glo sou deel word van die roete. Die linkerkant van die kloof is maklik en regs het net ek opgery, daar is `n lelike trap daar wat ek dink baie moeilik sal wees vir `n SWB. Die TJ in ons groep met dubbel lockers wou agteroor val.
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    Default Re: De Wild's "new trail" this Saturday? (Oct 21, 2017)

    Update on who/what will be coming on Sunday that I now of:

    * Myself in Unimog 416 Doka (Beige)
    * Ferdi in Unimog 416 Doka (Dark green)
    * Gerrie will be driving Ferdi's stripped-down Unimog 416 "Ousus" - shocks stripped out for max articulation, no cabin glass, roll cage, etc ;-)
    * Ettienne in a Toyota Hilux
    * Johan in a Mercedes G-Wagen

    Anybody else joining us?
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    Default Re: De Wild's "new trail" this Saturday? (Oct 21, 2017)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawid Loubser View Post
    Update on who/what will be coming on Sunday that I now of:

    * Myself in Unimog 416 Doka (Beige)
    * Ferdi in Unimog 416 Doka (Dark green)
    * Gerrie will be driving Ferdi's stripped-down Unimog 416 "Ousus" - shocks stripped out for max articulation, no cabin glass, roll cage, etc ;-)
    * Ettienne in a Toyota Hilux
    * Johan in a Mercedes G-Wagen

    Anybody else joining us?
    I might join
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    Default Re: De Wild's "new trail" this Saturday? (Oct 21, 2017)

    Hey, don't leave us hanging now.....how did it go.
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    Default Re: De Wild's "new trail" this Saturday? (Oct 21, 2017)

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    Default Re: De Wild's "new trail" this Saturday? (Oct 21, 2017)

    We had great fun! I don't have a lot of time to do a full writeup or post pics just now, but will asap.

    In a nutshell:

    Ferdi's Unimog developed an unfortunate power steering reservoir leak on the way there, and he was towing the other Unimog on a trailer. My NATO tow hook is far too high, so they had to abandon - leaving my Mog as the only one there.

    At the start of the trail, a couple of manne attempted to drive with their Toyota Highluxes. The first hillclimb over loose rocks convinced them all to turn around, leaving only me in the Mog, Steven in his Range Rover Classic, and a Nissan Patrol.

    On the second tough-ish obstacle, the Patrol's difflock proved unreliable, causing them to drop out.

    This trail is impossible without a diff lock, and if you don't have the sort of competition-bred impressive skill exhibited by Steven in the Range Rover, you had better have front, rear, and central diff locks. Especially on a day like yesterdy, just after the rains. It's loose rocks over soft sand on inclines.

    The first part was great fun. When it came to the second part, the trail literally did not exist yet, and we had great fun spending a couple of hours together with Alexander the owner building new trail, with the Rangie being literally the first vehicle to drive there, with the Unimog for support.

    The part on top of and down the other side of the mountain was really quite tough, going was very slow as we had to move trees and rocks out the way. It's every 4x4ers dream to drive on truly virgin, rough territory, and I'm priviledged to have been part of that.

    On a particularly steep slope (which the previous outing of Jeeps apparently went down, and we had to go up) the Range Rover, not having double diff locks, simply couldn't make it up, despite an very impressive effort by all involved.

    Had fun driving up the side of the hill past him, and recovering him with my Werner F64 PTO winch. Unfortunately, I wasn't thinking straight (it was a *very* steep incline) and after disconnecting the vehicle, I didn't mechanically disengage my winch in the front, planning to do it when I drove out the way. When reversing back up the hill, my PTO gear lever in the cab slipped back into gear, and many many tons of force winched in upon itself, caused my winch to implode (separate thread with pics to follow). An important lesson - when you work with a powerful mechanical winch, double- and triple-think through EVERYTHING that you do. I'm mad at myself, but the winch is repairable I believe.

    There is a whole further potential trail dow the back of the mountain through the stream, but it's potentially an extremely challenging and dangerous drive down - we left that one for another day. Either through guts or stupidity, I think my Mog will have no trouble crawling down there, but it would have had to be alone, and if you roll down there, it's a far roll until landing in the steam down below. Extreme care would be required.

    After a chat with Alexander, we plan to go back there - probably with a couple of Unimogs only - and try to explore that part of a potential trail. I think most 4x4s would roll over too easily on that part, and double diff locks, massive wheels, and low crawling gears would be a necessity. Of course, some of the supermod jeeps / Sakkie's crazy Isuzu Frontier that attended Carnage Canyon could do that section too.

    The amount of rocks you have to drive over on this trail is just crazy. Three mostly standard (and one very lifted) Toyota Hiluxes had to turn around at the first obstacle.

    I am stiff and sore today, and my brave wife is bruised and almost concussed after being thrown around in the Unimog for several hours on end.

    Yesterday was not a day for sissies! Looking forward to doing it again and going even further. There is much to explore and conquer still, but it was great to expand the route to where there was none before. You guys missed out on some proper off-roading fun.
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    Default Re: De Wild's "new trail" this Sunday (Oct 22, 2017) - Unimogs

    Jis man. Next time please arange for a saturday... I am going crazy to see the mogs in action.

    Cant wait for the pictures.

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    Default Re: De Wild's "new trail" this Saturday? (Oct 21, 2017)

    Thanks for the feedback Dawid. That sounds very inviting!!!
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    Default Re: De Wild's "new trail" this Saturday? (Oct 21, 2017)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sakkie View Post
    Thanks for the feedback Dawid. That sounds very inviting!!!
    We need you there next time!
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    Default Video: Steven (Range Rover Classic)

    I'm slowly managing to upload some videos. In this one, you can see Steven traverse the first part of the truly virgin territory. Lovely sound, that Rover V8.

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    Default Re: De Wild's "new trail" this Saturday? (Oct 21, 2017)

    And straight on Steven's heels, me with the Mog:

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    Default Re: De Wild's "new trail" this Sunday (Oct 22, 2017) - Unimogs

    That Mog makes everything look easy

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    Default Re: De Wild's "new trail" this Saturday? (Oct 21, 2017)

    Just wanted to post an update: Ferdi and I want back to conquer the rest of this trail - read all about it here :-)
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