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03 Apr 2014 @ 20:22:02 pm
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04 Apr 2014 @ 07:04:17 am
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Hi Bob,

I noticed you asked "what" and not "who" - in both cases. MY WIFE!

Surprised

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04 Apr 2014 @ 07:23:02 am
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2012 Penta with 3.2 Ford Ranger Auto
Drive safe and be Safe
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04 Apr 2014 @ 07:38:55 am
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David, you beat me to it........... my wife Smile

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04 Apr 2014 @ 08:26:42 am
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Hi Dorian,

My wife may be a "what" but honestly, I think it would be boring if I went alone, even though I walk around at night from one fire to the next!

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04 Apr 2014 @ 10:19:41 am
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Binnekort XUV500 met Camplite

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04 Apr 2014 @ 10:37:48 am
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David you and Dorian are really stirring, I think we need to instatute a wooden spoon award on the forum and so far David you are the first recipiant.Wink

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04 Apr 2014 @ 11:15:22 am
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All in good spirit - all in good spirit - life is too short to be serious all the time, especially in my line of work!

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04 Apr 2014 @ 11:16:21 am
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Innocent

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04 Apr 2014 @ 11:22:44 am
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Sorry Gents, Duncan has had that title for years!

I tow with a 2006 Kia Sportage manual 2.0 CRDi 4wd. Just getting run in at 201 000ks.

Towing a 1994 Sprite Escape, soon to be extensively modifiedMoney mouth

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04 Apr 2014 @ 11:30:23 am
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Actually Duncan, on second thoughts, he can keep it - I'll buy my own.....afterall, why should I share it?

By the way, back to the topic - my rig is alongside ...... probably the smallest engine used to tow on the forum 1248c.c. and it does a brilliant job with the C'6 (better than a Granada I used to tow a Gypsey 5 back in '85.

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04 Apr 2014 @ 12:53:21 pm
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I tow a 1992 Gypsey Caravette 2 with a 2003 Mercedes Benz A-class 160.

Wonderlik en sonder probleme. 

Die enigste bekommerniss is n bietjie min asem in Sabie se wereld.

I don't have the smallest engine but I think I have the smallest (non-foldable)van.

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04 Apr 2014 @ 12:56:06 pm
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Hi Gerd - Ek het in Nelspruit groot geword - daar is geen sleep voertuig wat in daardie wereld genoeg asem het nie. Moenie sleg voel nie.

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04 Apr 2014 @ 13:01:52 pm
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2007 Jurgens Exclusive en tou hom met 2013 Ford Ranger 4x4, 2.2 Diesel.  Sleep hom soos 'n droom gebruik meestal 5de rat.

Kamp ook so af en toe nog met net die tent.

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04 Apr 2014 @ 13:32:10 pm
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Gypsy Romany of Echo 3 bos wa en my voertuig is 'n Isuzu 3l Dteq 4x4

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04 Apr 2014 @ 15:21:14 pm
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OK, apart from the wife, a GWM 2.4 Steed 5 D/C towing a Elite 6 Venter trailer with all the gear. We are still doing the tent thing. One day when I grow up maybe the tents will grow into a beautiful caravan?

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04 Apr 2014 @ 19:24:41 pm
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I camp with my girlfriend, my wife she no like camping.
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04 Apr 2014 @ 19:32:07 pm
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David (DR) and Gerd, if you talk Nelspruit most probably Longtom Pass??? Many, many moons ago I had a 1984 Sprite Sunway, and the drive machine was a 350SE Merc, 1976 model. One year we had to to leave our holiday destination (Eiland???) in a hurry because of sick child, the 24th of December, very, very hot!!!

I glided up that pass in 2nd, with aircon on!!!!, and at all the possible stopping places there were Ford 3l bakkies and sedans, all BOILING!!!!, just waving at us!!! That day I got respect for the Merc!!!, OK, fuel was cheap!!!, and money was not an issue, so we did not complain about usage of less than 4kilos per liter!!!!!

 

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04 Apr 2014 @ 19:36:34 pm
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Back to the thread, as per my avatar, we don't camp no moreCry, but we thank the Lord for the many years we had the oppertunity to do so!!!! and will NEVER forget that, it is imprinted in our minds, and we can recall it any time (again, thank the Lord for that!!!!)

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04 Apr 2014 @ 20:00:07 pm
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Mine is a 1995 Isuzu 2.8 DTE d/c 387 000 Km and 1995 Sprite Escape II and is probably the oldest combination here except Andrew beats me by a year Kiss

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04 Apr 2014 @ 21:03:01 pm
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Captiva en n Jurgens XT140 Boswa die captiva lig in die broek gaan volgende jaar Devender of Ford Ranger 2.2 koop
Haak daai wa kamp bly koning
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04 Apr 2014 @ 21:07:39 pm
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Toyota Fortuner met 'n Caravette 6
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04 Apr 2014 @ 21:08:23 pm
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O ja en soom met my vetplantjie!!
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05 Apr 2014 @ 08:11:15 am
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Frans, Dr. Drake , not neccessarily only Long Tom Pass, I think there are similarily steep - if not steeper sections around elsewhere, where the towing car also suffers in 2. gear.

But yes, Merc is fine regarding coolant temperatures. November 2012 I travelled in Namibia (without van) in 38 - 44 degrees outside temperatures for hours on end and with aircon on.

NO Problem whatsoever.....brilliant..

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05 Apr 2014 @ 09:28:58 am
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1996 Gypsey Romany with Merc C200K (2002) but I have access to company cars also which means that we could end up towing with a different tow vehicle each year. We have toyed with the idea of a bigger caravan but due to uncertainty of engine size of next co car - we rather stick to the Romany, which by the way is a great caravan.

On other side - since I also love motorcycles - occasionally camp with 2 man tent!
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05 Apr 2014 @ 12:41:26 pm
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05 Apr 2014 @ 16:51:35 pm
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I tow a 2008 Sprite Swing Nomad with a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 2dr 2011 or with a Isuzu DC 3L DTEC 4x4 2013
Regards ELNOR (Else & Norbury)

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05 Apr 2014 @ 17:02:19 pm
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Here are my two options
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05 Apr 2014 @ 19:47:35 pm
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I tow with 2011 Kia Sedona 2.9 CRDI auto and I camp in my  2005 Penta thats my is my dream come true.

I think the only vehicle that will tow longtom in top would be the Discovery 4 and that with a venter behind itLaughing.

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05 Apr 2014 @ 21:23:14 pm
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Ek sleep my 2013 Exclusive met n 2013 Chev Trailblazer 4x4 auto en my Bushwakka trailer met n 2014 Isuzu 3l D/C 4x4. Beste kombinasies wat ek al ooit gehad het
Lekker kamp
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09 Apr 2014 @ 10:21:11 am
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Hi All!
My first post.
Tow vehicle Land Rover Discovery.
Camp with Jurgens XT120 fitted with Tentco RTT.
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09 Apr 2014 @ 10:21:19 am
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Hi All!
My first post.
Tow vehicle Land Rover Discovery.
Camp with Jurgens XT120 fitted with Tentco RTT.
Gary W
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Jurgens XT120
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09 Apr 2014 @ 10:52:26 am
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Dammit ELNOR...that's just rubbing noses in it!!! Jealously makes me nasty!

@Alan, I would have loved the Escape 2 that you have...could'nt find one at the time...wanna swop?Smile

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10 Apr 2014 @ 04:27:11 am
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Dammit ELNOR...that's just rubbing noses in it!!! Jealously makes me nasty!

@Alan, I would have loved the Escape 2 that you have...could'nt find one at the time...wanna swop?Smile

. Not a chance. Love it, it's very nice.
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10 Apr 2014 @ 07:15:05 am
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Hi All!
My first post.
Tow vehicle Land Rover Discovery.
Camp with Jurgens XT120 fitted with Tentco RTT.

Hi Gary,

Welcome to the forum and enjoy our company.

 

 

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10 Apr 2014 @ 19:35:27 pm
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13 May 2014 @ 19:33:44 pm
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Well, my rig is a cantankerous Td 5 Defender 90 and probibly SA's very first canvas mini caravan.

Oh heck, just look at the pics...Cool

Slightly quicker downhill....
These days a teeny-tiny bit more slightly quicker....
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13 May 2014 @ 19:38:10 pm
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Netjies kompak Warren en jy alles wat jy benodig vir kamp. Geniet hom !!

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13 May 2014 @ 20:34:50 pm
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Pathfinder pulling a Dethleffs 80-II and loving both of them Wink 

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14 May 2014 @ 07:05:52 am
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Jurgens Classique en Ford Ranger.
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14 May 2014 @ 07:23:47 am
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Subaru Forester 2.5 XEL, alternatively Hyundai Accent GLS pulling a Sherpa Tiny. Van only weighs 420 kg so is a breeze for the Subaru, Accent goes down to about 80km an hr pulling up Town hill in Pietermaritzberg. This van is amazingly stable and the aerodynamic design make it quite easy to almost forget it is being towed so it is easy to exceed the speed limit without feeling it. Our van is registered as an Imboza so would love to know the history as it is a Sherpa in all aspects.
Try and keep it simple
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14 May 2014 @ 07:52:11 am
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Paul I've never heard of an Imboza caravan before. What model (year) was it first registered?

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14 May 2014 @ 09:37:52 am
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Brian,
I think it was 1997 but cannot be sure, would have to look up in my registration papers. There are 2 other vans that look as if they come from the same mould as the Sherpa, the Scotty and the Panthera, and I do not know if there is something like copy rights to stop a competitor taking a mould and making their own van with one or two minor changes. It would be really annoying to develop a product and have someone else rip off the design. I have seen and considered buying the Skotty first but the build quality was not up to the same standard as the Sherpa, and we got ours second hand for a good price.
Try and keep it simple
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14 May 2014 @ 10:03:35 am
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Ons Kamp met n 1993 Gypsy Caravette 6B en ons sleep met n 2005 Nissan Pathfider 2.5 Diesel

 

As jy iets doen doen dit goed of glad nie
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14 May 2014 @ 12:04:46 pm
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Warren, that looks very cool. How about some pics of the interior? Does the canvas stay up for towing, or fold flat?

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14 May 2014 @ 17:09:12 pm
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Conqueror comfort trailer with either Defender 110 double cab or Defender 90
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Ook einteindelik weer gekamp met camplite en XUV500

oppad

 

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15 May 2014 @ 04:18:44 am
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Well, my rig is a cantankerous Td 5 Defender 90 and probibly SA's very first canvas mini caravan.

Oh heck, just look at the pics...Cool

. How dose it take to set up, and then pack up again?
Regards ELNOR (Else & Norbury)

Happy camping
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15 May 2014 @ 04:19:14 am
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Well, my rig is a cantankerous Td 5 Defender 90 and probibly SA's very first canvas mini caravan.

Oh heck, just look at the pics...Cool

. How long dose it take to set up, and then pack up again?
Regards ELNOR (Else & Norbury)

Happy camping
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15 May 2014 @ 04:21:02 am
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Ook einteindelik weer gekamp met camplite en XUV500

oppad

 

. Set up time and pack up time?
Regards ELNOR (Else & Norbury)

Happy camping
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15 May 2014 @ 19:42:37 pm
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. Set up time and pack up time?

Hi Elnor,

Depends, From zip-open-climb-in-zip-closed-sleep to:-

add 15 - 20 min for the awning

add 10 min for the screen

add 10 min for the kitchen

The rest I fiddle in after coffee, 14 pages from my book, n' rond-stappie, nog n' slukkie Coke Cola...Laughing

on my own... 

Slightly quicker downhill....
These days a teeny-tiny bit more slightly quicker....
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