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

    Hi Frog!

    Put a KTM sticker on the Iveco - then no problem!

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

    An update. We just got back from our Richtersveld trip in our Iveco 4x4 motorhome.
    Drove from Vioolsdrift over Helskloof Pass to Eksteenfontein - Sendlingsdrift - De Hoop campsite via Akkidispas and Kookerboom camp
    Did not attempt the Helskloof Pass that is inside the park after hearing from fellow campers that it was really bad.
    Eksteenfontein road is terribly corrugated.
    The Iveco did not miss a beat.

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

    And most of the locals drive old battered 2wd bakkies and platkarre

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

    Want to do the Richtersveld with a Hilux v6 4x4 and Explorer caravan. Is it a good ide? or rather with a 4x4 trailer.
    Want to do the mountain passes also.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Nico H View Post
    Want to do the Richtersveld with a Hilux v6 4x4 and Explorer caravan. Is it a good ide? or rather with a 4x4 trailer.
    Want to do the mountain passes also.
    The Explorer should be fine. I saw two Mobilodges at De Hoop camp

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

    Quote Originally Posted by grips View Post
    And most of the locals drive old battered 2wd bakkies and platkarre
    Having driven those roads last week, I suspect these bakkies and platkarre were brand new a year ago. Those roads PUNISH a vehicle.

    PS: I'm referring to the last 20km to the gate. The roads in the park are actually quite decent.
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    Default Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome? - Update - Yes it is

    Yes those dirt roads before the gate are bad - totally depends when they are graded. The first trip I did to Richters in my 110 my mirror literally fell off on the way there. When you fat starts to jeuk from all the wobble On the way home we prepared ourselves for the worst only to have a smooth highways of freshly graded desert

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

    The roads to Eksteenfontein and then on to Sendlingsdrif I would rate as the worst corrugated roads that I have ever ridden on.
    If your vehicle/trailer/caravan/motorhome can survive relatively unscathed then it should be able to handle anything.
    I spoke to someone who got back from there recently and he told me that his geyser in his Afrispoor trailer had broken loose and many bolts and screws had fallen out.
    We drove back via Alexander Bay and Port Nolloth which was a better option

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

    We came across an old 2.4 diesel HiLux 2 wheel drive on Tatasberg having 11 passengers and a goat on the back. We stopped to make way for him, and I asked him how he manages to gets around with only a 2x4. His answer was "Maar meneer, dis mos net 'n man wat nie kan dryf nie wat 'n 4x4 nodig het."( But sir, it is only a man who cannot drive who needs a 4x4.")

    Many moons ago I attended an event at the then Durbanville Race Course where they had a special off-road track with salesman displaying the abilities of their 4 wheel drive vehicles. A young farmer with a 2x4 HiLux asked to attempt the course, and was refused. He then said he will wait until the event was over. He went over that course as if he drove a 4x4, including the see-saw balancing poles.

    I decided my skills does not compare and to rather stick to my Defender that could hide my inabilities.
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    Default Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    Quote Originally Posted by Poen View Post
    We came across an old 2.4 diesel HiLux 2 wheel drive on Tatasberg having 11 passengers and a goat on the back. We stopped to make way for him, and I asked him how he manages to gets around with only a 2x4. His answer was "Maar meneer, dis mos net 'n man wat nie kan dryf nie wat 'n 4x4 nodig het."( But sir, it is only a man who cannot drive who needs a 4x4.")
    Ja jong. Some members here consider this pass a challenge in 4x4:

    https://www.google.co.za/maps/place/...6!4d27.4433333

    The locals go over that pass in Citi Golfs and BMWs and taxis.
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    Default Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    Quote Originally Posted by Poen View Post
    We came across an old 2.4 diesel HiLux 2 wheel drive on Tatasberg having 11 passengers and a goat on the back. We stopped to make way for him, and I asked him how he manages to gets around with only a 2x4. His answer was "Maar meneer, dis mos net 'n man wat nie kan dryf nie wat 'n 4x4 nodig het."( But sir, it is only a man who cannot drive who needs a 4x4.")

    Many moons ago I attended an event at the then Durbanville Race Course where they had a special off-road track with salesman displaying the abilities of their 4 wheel drive vehicles. A young farmer with a 2x4 HiLux asked to attempt the course, and was refused. He then said he will wait until the event was over. He went over that course as if he drove a 4x4, including the see-saw balancing poles.

    I decided my skills does not compare and to rather stick to my Defender that could hide my inabilities.
    There are a few similar stories of farmers coming to rescue stuck 4x4 with their 4x2 bakkies. Many years ago, a group of relatively experienced 4x4 guys entered Lesotho from one of the passes south of Sani, probably Qachas Nek. They were embarrassed by a 6t 4x2 truck hooting at their convoy trying to get past them, after they engaged 4x4
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    Default Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    Having 4x4 in Richtersveld makes life easier but not a really a necessity or even a requirement. The park just recommends a high clearance vehicle.
    For peace of mind though I prefer travelling with a 4x4 vehicle.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Frog View Post
    The roads to Eksteenfontein and then on to Sendlingsdrif I would rate as the worst corrugated roads that I have ever ridden on.
    If your vehicle/trailer/caravan/motorhome can survive relatively unscathed then it should be able to handle anything.
    I spoke to someone who got back from there recently and he told me that his geyser in his Afrispoor trailer had broken loose and many bolts and screws had fallen out.
    We drove back via Alexander Bay and Port Nolloth which was a better option
    Steady now. That road really is not that bad... I can think of several roads one can take a drive on which are much, much worse. These include any tar road in the Madibeng/Brits area.
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    Default Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    Quote Originally Posted by iandvl View Post
    Steady now. That road really is not that bad... I can think of several roads one can take a on which are much, much worse. These include any tar road in the Madibeng/Brits area.
    True. Perhaps I should specify as worst long distance sand road
    Last edited by Frog; 2021/07/23 at 09:39 AM.

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