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AIRVENTS BY DIE YSKAS

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18 Nov 2014 @ 11:03:18 am
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Nuwe yskas gemonteer in die karavaan--hoegemaak met die stof op die pad wat deur die airvents kom--is daar 'n cover vir dit of moet ek maar 'n "makeshift" een maak terwyl ek op die pad is en afhaal wanneer ek staan?--wat doen julle met julle vol tente as julle net vir 'n naweek weggaan en net die rally opsit--los julle dit by die huis of karwei julle daai ekstra gewig saam?
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18 Nov 2014 @ 11:10:01 am
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Ek stoor myne in die gangkas haal hom net uit as ek gaan langkamp doenLaughingDie ralley lyk baie mooi

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18 Nov 2014 @ 11:15:20 am
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Nico daai airvents vir die yskas bly maar oop. Ek het so stoorplek kassie onder die yskas dus kan ek met tye maklik daar skoon maak.

Die voltent bly by die huis op 'n rak. Pak hom net in as ek weet ek gaan hom verseker gebruik.

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18 Nov 2014 @ 11:16:57 am
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Nico, oor die tent. Los maar by die huis sowel as ekstra toue, penne en pale. Geleer met die tyd dat selfs kos ens. is geredelik beskikbaar waar jy ook al stop. Ekstra items = Ekstra gewig. 

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18 Nov 2014 @ 12:14:09 pm
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Leave it at home when going for a weekend.....extra weight.
Hie gan os alwee
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18 Nov 2014 @ 12:21:57 pm
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Thx--yes--I also came to that conclusion--if weather does become a problem we will hide in the caravan---airvents I will "makeshift" a cover---colleague here at work was caught in heavy storm on the road and a passing truck flooded that airvent on the bypass--ever problems with his fridge after that.
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18 Nov 2014 @ 12:29:29 pm
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Not a bad idea to close off the vents while traveling, especially those vans with the fridge's on the on coming traffic side
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18 Nov 2014 @ 13:52:53 pm
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Thx--yes--I also came to that conclusion--if weather does become a problem we will hide in the caravan---airvents I will "makeshift" a cover---colleague here at work was caught in heavy storm on the road and a passing truck flooded that airvent on the bypass--ever problems with his fridge after that.

Good idea Potyster. That cover will also come in handy when a winter wind is blowing through the vent.

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18 Nov 2014 @ 14:51:11 pm
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Nico, during my tour through Namibia I made some make-shift covers for rthe vent to keep dust out.

Cut from thin foam (5-6 mm thick) rectangles  the size of the vent opening PLUS 6-10 mm larger.

Open the plastic grid of the vent, hold  the cut foam pieceapprox. centered  on the inside of the grid, while slowly closing the grid. 

The rim of the cut foam (larger than the opening) will then be squeezed between the rim of the grid and the opening.

Although this is not an absolute perfect solution for Namibia (dust still enters, and also in other places), it takes care of most of the dust and should be fine for your purposes  on civilized roads  .

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18 Nov 2014 @ 15:29:27 pm
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The tent well if i had one it would be packed away in a store room.

The vents I have cut thick plastic to fit on the inside of the vents which clip off easlily enough. I only use them when I'm going to travel on a gravel road for more than 2 or 3 Km's.

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18 Nov 2014 @ 17:17:06 pm
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Potyster ek het vir n naweek net rally opgesit vol tent by huis gelos sodra ek vakansie staan voltent saam en rally tent by huis gelos
Haak daai wa kamp bly koning
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18 Nov 2014 @ 19:21:01 pm
AndrewPhilip (sadly leaving SA)
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Potyster...brilliant caravan you have thereCool. Just replaced my fridge as well...bit of a mission! I leave the tent in a cupboard in my garage, although at the moment I am putting it up even for a weekend away....thanks to a 20 month old that thinks its fun to wake up at 4am..!!!! At least there is somewhere to entertain her. Fortunately it's a dead simple design that goes up in 30 mins flat.

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18 Nov 2014 @ 22:25:24 pm
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Nico,

Dis darm n mooi wa in die motorfiets se plek, geniet hom en verlang na die fiets.

Los ook groot tent by die huis.

As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

Die jonge Fransies. (Parys - Frankryk)
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19 Nov 2014 @ 08:58:27 am
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Hallo almal--ja nee--ek voel nes julle--dankie vir die saampraat--ek is so excited oor die karavaan kamp ding dat ek nie sommer terug verlang motorfiets toe nie---het wel vir 30 jaar fiets gery--sal ook maar die vents toemaak met so 'n sponserige ding--moet maklik wees om af te haal wanneer ek stilstaan.Is amper officially klaar met die karavaan--yskas is in--mikrogolf is in--nuwe novilon vloer is in--vrou is klaar met al die gordyne--elektriesiteit is spikeries-nou nog net al die bearings op die wiele vervang dan kamp ons.
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19 Nov 2014 @ 09:07:33 am
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Nico,dit klink asof jy die veranderinge aan die karavaan geniet het,ander dinge ander gedagtes,die kampding bly die lekkerste,geniet!
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19 Nov 2014 @ 09:09:12 am
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Lekker man Nico, geniet die wa.

Ek wens ek kon my groot tent los, maar ek belowe myself elk maand, ek en ma gaan net een naeweek stoksiel alleen kamp, maar dan soos die kamp nader kom, begin ek planne maak om my kleinseun saam te vat, hy kan nie kamp mis nie.Laughing

Natuurlik gaan my dogter dan ook saam, en so groei die kamp geselskap soms tot 6 mense. Dit bly maar lekker.

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19 Nov 2014 @ 11:19:34 am
AndrewPhilip (sadly leaving SA)
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Nico, 

One thing to bear in mind with the Escape that we both have...for some reason they have a tendency to strip the screw that holds the jockey wheel in place. No idea why since it is the same frame as an older van that did'nt have the same problem.

I have spoken to a number of owners and they all have experienced it at some stage. So keep your toes clear when moving it around, every now and then they drop  on you!

I have had the screw on the inside of the Aframe drilled out and replaced...hopefully it will solve the issue.

I towed my Escape with the same Drifter you have (assuming it is the diesel)....it barely even noticed the caravan behind it, even up Cape mountain passes. Brilliant vehicle, BUT don't use 5th gear unless there is NO strain. 

Enjoy!

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23 Nov 2014 @ 23:57:18 pm
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Nico, ek vat meestal my groot tent se dak saam, nog nooit eers my sykante gebruik nie, nie eens oor desembers nie.. dit maak n lekker groot rally, en maak nogal verskil.. vat nie veel langer om op te slaan nie
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24 Nov 2014 @ 07:38:08 am
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Potyster het ook 40 jaar fiets gery, die eerste jaar in my lewe dat daar nie n fiets in die motorhuis staan nie, maar as daai manne so by my vir by kom trek my hard na n puntLaughinglekker

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24 Nov 2014 @ 13:06:44 pm
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Hallo WJ--lieflike motorfiets--ek was altyd maar net te bang vir die superbikes--het wel groot gery maar soos my seun gesÍ het--"pa ry op 'n lazyboy"--nee daai goed was te vinnig vir my.
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