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    Question CoDriver London to Joburg vi West Africa

    My son Nic and I are planning to Leave London on 5 Jan 2012 with 2 Landcruisers. The LWB 1996 Prado 90series will transport Nic's Family (Wife and 1 year old daughter).
    The SWB 1993 70 series will be me and hopefully a second person.
    He/she must be willing to help with driving,provide own food and accommodation.
    Most time we will camp.
    I have OZ tent that we can share. No funny stuff.
    Duration of trip 3-4 months.
    I will be away from 9 Aug till 6 Oct 2011 to finalize details so you have time to think about it.
    Hope when I return (and even before I go) I get some great response.

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    That should be a geat trip! Pity you are doing it in such a rush. It took me 6 months that way, and boy, that was 6 months too quick!

    Just watch the little piccie with regard to malaria........too young for the meds.

    Why don't you post on the Hubb, and on Thorn Tree? If you don't find anyone to do the whole trip, you'll certainly be able to pick people up along the way.......which at least gives you the option of dumping them when they become too much of a pain in the neck!

    It'd be great to hear your plans. Everyone seems to have a website these days for this sort of thing, so is there somewhere we can look up your proposed route etc?

    Mike
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    Thanks MikeAG, will contact THE HUB and others.
    Son Nic is a doctor so I hope he knows what he is doing.
    We are definitely preparing a web site.
    Yes it is quick, I have the time but unfortunately son Nic does not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeAG View Post
    That should be a geat trip! Pity you are doing it in such a rush. It took me 6 months that way, and boy, that was 6 months too quick!

    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocicat58 View Post
    6 months - heaven help my boys. They trying it in 10 days. http://london-capetown.com
    Yeah, but those old boys did enjoy every single day of those 6 months, I'm sure. I'm also sure those youngsters racing it in 10 days will only remember this race as pure physical suffering. But then again, the 6 months slow goers will never have their names mentioned in some Guines World Record book to brag about..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ortelius View Post
    Yeah, but those old boys did enjoy every single day of those 6 months, I'm sure. I'm also sure those youngsters racing it in 10 days will only remember this race as pure physical suffering. But then again, the 6 months slow goers will never have their names mentioned in some Guines World Record book to brag about..
    It all came to pieces in Senegal, they were ahead of schedule, and pushed it a bit much on the worst roads possible. They broke the chassis, aft of the rear axle, and are having it welded up at the local welder they have managed to find
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