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    Default BorderX launching at 4x4 Outdoor Show

    Have you guys seen the latest addition to the 4x4 caravan market launching at the 4x4 Outdoor Show at Zwartkops Racetrack in 2 weeks' time.
    Looks like a very attractive upmarket addition to the market! I followed their 5 weeks journey through Nam and Bots and pretty amazing concept.

    https://www.facebook.com/61632219539...401856&sfns=mo
    https://www.facebook.com/61632219539...401856&sfns=mo

    They also got some pretty decent magazine coverage:
    https://www.facebook.com/61632219539...401856&sfns=mo

    Something to take note of for the future market in SA I think

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    Lyk interessant. Wonder oor die prys en gewig.

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    I wonder where one can go with that where a gravel roader couldn't go? Serious off road towing doesn't really seem to be possible, with that length.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HugoNotte View Post
    I wonder where one can go with that where a gravel roader couldn't go? Serious off road towing doesn't really seem to be possible, with that length.
    You'd also need a pretty substantial vehicle to tow that thing fully laden 4x4.

    Suppose it'll be able to go onto far rougher ground than a conventional gypsy type caravan but I can't see it going very far off the beaten track.

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    Pretty decent over lander I think. How many of us really take our caravans over Van Zyl's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    You'd also need a pretty substantial vehicle to tow that thing fully laden 4x4.

    Suppose it'll be able to go onto far rougher ground than a conventional gypsy type caravan but I can't see it going very far off the beaten track.
    Maybe take a look at their trip report before making uninformed comments
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    Default Re: BorderX launching at 4x4 Outdoor Show

    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    You'd also need a pretty substantial vehicle to tow that thing fully laden 4x4.

    Suppose it'll be able to go onto far rougher ground than a conventional gypsy type caravan but I can't see it going very far off the beaten track.
    You obviously comment before you read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pretorjn View Post
    Maybe take a look at their trip report before making uninformed comments
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    You obviously comment before you read.
    No Facebook??
    Either way better hope it's chassis is bloody strong. Imagine trying to reverse that thing deep in the bush
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    Quote Originally Posted by HugoNotte View Post
    I wonder where one can go with that where a gravel roader couldn't go? Serious off road towing doesn't really seem to be possible, with that length.
    Apart from the passes where you are not really allowed to tow a trailer or caravan (Sani, Gamkaskloof, Van Zyls etc) where do you often go that you envisage a problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    You'd also need a pretty substantial vehicle to tow that thing fully laden 4x4.

    Suppose it'll be able to go onto far rougher ground than a conventional gypsy type caravan but I can't see it going very far off the beaten track.
    I think so too. They use a Prado V6, which can tow a load quite well. Unfortunately I couldn't find any specifications as to measurements and weight, but the twin axle sort of gives it away, that this is not a feather weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ejay View Post
    Apart from the passes where you are not really allowed to tow a trailer or caravan (Sani, Gamkaskloof, Van Zyls etc) where do you often go that you envisage a problem?
    It's not really relevant where I go, is it?
    Look at the length of that caravan: it's longer than the Prado itself. Twisty turns, even on tarred passes will make for interesting driving.
    The twin axle is probably not just there for cosmetic reasons, it might be an indication that this caravan is quite heavy.
    The articulation or break over angle of the entire rig would be far less than that of let's say a BL or any other compact caravan. Pull this through a deep and narrow dip and there will be lots of scraping.

    Look at Petri's 1983 Gypsy: it certainly isn't that sturdy, so it wouldn't hold up well on really bad gravel roads. But it got the same ground clearance as the BorderX, might even be a little shorter.

    I guess it's a wonderful luxury barge and I wouldn't mind owning one, if I had the cash and vehicle to tow it.
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    Default Re: BorderX launching at 4x4 Outdoor Show

    Looks like this one already driving around in Oz for a few years, very nice, although obviously not made friends with it in person yet

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=rao14joQE-4

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobscratchit View Post
    Looks like this one already driving around in Oz for a few years, very nice, although obviously not made friends with it in person yet

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=rao14joQE-4
    Yip, they did take ideas from all makes of available offroad vans.

    Good luck to them. I still believe the proper offroad market is geared towards smaller and lighter. Not sure if this will be a huge success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HugoNotte View Post
    It's not really relevant where I go, is it?
    Look at the length of that caravan: it's longer than the Prado itself. Twisty turns, even on tarred passes will make for interesting driving.
    The twin axle is probably not just there for cosmetic reasons, it might be an indication that this caravan is quite heavy.
    The articulation or break over angle of the entire rig would be far less than that of let's say a BL or any other compact caravan. Pull this through a deep and narrow dip and there will be lots of scraping.

    Look at Petri's 1983 Gypsy: it certainly isn't that sturdy, so it wouldn't hold up well on really bad gravel roads. But it got the same ground clearance as the BorderX, might even be a little shorter.

    I guess it's a wonderful luxury barge and I wouldn't mind owning one, if I had the cash and vehicle to tow it.

    I used to have a Jurgens Exclusive which is slightly longer and lower.
    Took it on many gravel roads and passes with never really being challenged or damaged
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    Default Re: BorderX launching at 4x4 Outdoor Show

    that bruder is a machine i cant see this being in that league as far a refinement and fit and finish

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