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    Die tannie is benoud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post
    Die tannie is benoud.

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    Hoop hy het extended breathers op sy diffs...
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    Ja dink hulle ry die grondpad gereeld en ken die pad. Dan die groot ding is die water het stil gestaan baie makliker om daar deur te ry as water wat loop.

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    If I got the vrou to walk the route, she would need an extended snorkel
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    If I got the vrou to walk the route, she would need an extended snorkel
    If I got the vrou to WALK the route I would need a better medical aid!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Hannes View Post
    If I got the vrou to WALK the route I would need a better medical aid!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    Whahaha
    I once crossed the Limpopo at Pafuri in Moz, not very deep, halfway up the knees, but very wide and lots of crocs a few km's downstream at Crooks Corner in Kruger. Took a large tentpeg on
    instruction from the wife for defence and walked it first. Wife sat on the roofrack and filmed the crossing. The ones with the Colt was in the Mamili game reserve in the Caprivi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PierredW View Post
    I once crossed the Limpopo at Pafuri in Moz, not very deep, halfway up the knees, but very wide and lots of crocs a few km's downstream at Crooks Corner in Kruger. Took a large tentpeg on
    instruction from the wife for defence and walked it first. Wife sat on the roofrack and filmed the crossing. The ones with the Colt was in the Mamili game reserve in the Caprivi.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v1TZ5wDSmg&t=21s
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    How do you keep the water out of the cab? My deepest crossing, about the third of this depth, resulted in a bit of water coming somewhere through the floor. And what about the electrics under the bonnet - surely they can't survive being submerged?

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    Die tannie is benoud?

    I would also be benoud.

    In 2014, I drove like that in Botswana on the main tar road some way out of Francis Town towards and around Nata. Well, almost like... Not nearly as deep but I remember water everywhere... Must go find the video!

    Wonder what that water pressure can do to your radiator fan.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pantoffel View Post

    Wonder what that water pressure can do to your radiator fan.
    From what my dad told me, if you have a direct driven fan eg series landy, then you remove your fan belt before the water crossing and replace when out of the water. But I believe with centrifugal fan clutches, it's not nesaary to remove fan belts. I also see some guys use a bonnet bra (hope that is the correct name).
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    Quote Originally Posted by shfish View Post
    How do you keep the water out of the cab? My deepest crossing, about the third of this depth, resulted in a bit of water coming somewhere through the floor. And what about the electrics under the bonnet - surely they can't survive being submerged?
    I never had any water inside but was always moving. I guess if you stop or get stuck the water will get in.

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