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    Angry Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oreo View Post
    Have you ever seen the damage that these vehicles do to road edges [nesting bee-eaters etc] & trees on the Parks?
    It's hardly surprising that that some Parks are already banning them.
    The Iveco has the same wheeltrack as most of the double cab bakkies!
    It easily fits in the twee spoor tracks in any Reserve! I have yet to see or hear (apart from your unproven/unsubstantiated comment) of ANY reserve "banning" them! Your comment is unfounded - till you provide proof of "damage" to road "edges"!
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    Default Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    On reflection. I wud not travel through Eksteenfontein, rather lekkersing. I did eksteenfontein and found the road really rough after Eksteenfontein

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    Default Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    You should be fine... I had to back-up/inch forward on some tight bends in a Prado 150... In places where it gets narrow, especially into riverbeds, there should still be enough space... If people were getting 4x4 trailers/caravans through, it should be even easier for your all-in-one-motorhome...

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    Default Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    If you including the Community section of Richtersveld (Part of the Namakwa Eco Trail) the I would avoid going down the 4x4 route to (and back the same way) Kamgab on the river bank.
    There is one section which it very narrow although possible to do with an offroad caravan.
    I personally, would not attempt that with an Iveco (If I was fortunate enough to own one in the first place.)
    In the national park section I do not think you will have any problem apart from one or two "careful" areas mentioned in above comments.
    Answering the call of the wild is just so much beter than answering the telephone.
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    Default Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frog View Post
    We are thinking of doing a trip through the Richtersveld National Park
    Is it easily doable in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?
    I've read that there are some rocky narrow passes.
    How bad are these, as I do not want to put ourselves or the vehicle at risk?
    We would obviously stay clear of the "4x4 only" routes.
    Any advise would be appreciated
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    Ek het orange river rafting geslaap en vanaf daar gery tot op sendelingdrif en van daar deur die Akkedis pas verby de hoop kamp en vanaf tatasberg het ek helskloof teruggekom.
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    Default Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    Mikeml

    Any chance you can post pics of your rig ?

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    Default Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

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    At Scottburgh helping with radio comms for the Scottburgh to Brighton Surf Ski race in June.


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    Default Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeml View Post
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    At Scottburgh helping with radio comms for the Scottburgh to Brighton Surf Ski race in June.
    What a lovely picture.
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    Default Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    for interest how is the fuel consumption on the rig

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    Default Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    Quote Originally Posted by vidalbum View Post
    for interest how is the fuel consumption on the rig
    Driving at 90-100 I get 7.5km traveling along the coast north of Dbn. Driving up to Jhg from Pmb at 100km/hr returns just under 6km/l. Pottering around in low range gets 5 to 5.5km/l

    It's very similar to the consumption on by D3 V8, but at slower speeds. It certainly has better consumption than the 4.5 petrol 79 series


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    Default Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    that seems fair for a vehicle like that, my arse is itching for a capable of road motor home

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    Default Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    I average 16 litres per 100km

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    Default Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frog View Post
    I average 16 litres per 100km
    Not bad for an average - mine is probably very similar on average.


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    Default Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

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    What great pic!

    Can you fit 3 in or is it a 2 seater cab?

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    Default Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slowones View Post
    What great pic!

    Can you fit 3 in or is it a 2 seater cab?
    It comes with a driver's seat and a bench seat, so 3 seater. But we replaced the bench seat with a comfortable single seat, as it is just the 2 of us.

    We could make it a legal 3 seater by fitting a seat belt to one of the bench seats at the dining table in the back. Or to rig up a "jump seat" with seat back in the walk-through.


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    Default Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    Thank you for the reply.

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    Default Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frog View Post
    We are thinking of doing a trip through the Richtersveld National Park
    Is it easily doable in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?
    I've read that there are some rocky narrow passes.
    How bad are these, as I do not want to put ourselves or the vehicle at risk?
    We would obviously stay clear of the "4x4 only" routes.
    Any advise would be appreciated
    Went there in July 19 and found a Motor home on its way to de Hoop from Sendelings, might give you some insight see You tube https://youtu.be/Bt74TSt-MU4

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    Default Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    Made it easily with Toyota DC and Imagine Off road. Most enjoyable. Kokerboom a must do.

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    Default Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    Just do it.
    We have been to many places that we were told we could not do with our small trailer and RTT mounted on it.
    Not without some "adventures" in the process sometimes - however - Just DO IT.
    Drive slowly and carefully, "FEEL" for your vehicle, and you should be OK.
    Most of it is a walk in the park so to speak.
    Answering the call of the wild is just so much beter than answering the telephone.
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    Default Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frog View Post
    We are thinking of doing a trip through the Richtersveld National Park
    Is it easily doable in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?
    I've read that there are some rocky narrow passes.
    How bad are these, as I do not want to put ourselves or the vehicle at risk?
    We would obviously stay clear of the "4x4 only" routes.
    Any advise would be appreciated

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