English & Afrikaans Forums
Total Topics: 22 608
Total Replies: 253 852
Total Views: 83 282 615
topics: 418
replies: 4 070
views: 1 484 653
Talk about the current road conditions throughout the country

Carisleshoespruit Pass

replies: 16
views: 4272
25 Jun 2015 @ 11:59:42 am
Robby
Titanium Member
100% Profile Strength
Posts: 494
Joined: 19 Feb 2013
Experience: 47 years

Our featured pass this week is the incredibly steep Carlisleshoekspruit Pass between Rhodes and Tiffindell in the Eastern Cape. Only a tractor would get a caravan up there. It would be interesting to know if anyone has ever attempted towing a caravan up this pass. Some of the gradients are at 1:2!!!

Watch the video and voice your opinion....

MPSA Latest News!

Trygve Roberts
Businessman, writer, photographer, editor, father, brother and husband.
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
25 Jun 2015 @ 12:26:22 pm
It'l dodat
Uranus Member
96% Profile Strength
Posts: 3326
Joined: 12 May 2014
Experience: 62 years

I drive a tractor.....laughing

Slightly quicker downhill....
These days a teeny-tiny bit more slightly quicker....
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
25 Jun 2015 @ 12:30:15 pm
Ty
Gold Member
85% Profile Strength
Posts: 137
Joined: 17 May 2015
Experience: 16 years

Goeie Donderdag surprised I watched the video, in reverseinnocent I would not even attemp going down the pass let alone up.

Lucky for me, I do not own an Off-Road trailer/caravan.

Live without Limits.
You only have one life, live it to the full. Life is what you make of it!
FEAR . . . has two meanings:
F - Face
E - Everything
A - And
R - Run . . . or . . . Face Everything And RISE
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
25 Jun 2015 @ 13:01:30 pm
Relaxed Camper
Luhman 16 Member
100% Profile Strength
Posts: 17520
Joined: 05 May 2015
Experience: 7 years
I'll give that pass a skip
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
25 Jun 2015 @ 13:24:21 pm
chameleon
Uranus Member
85% Profile Strength
Posts: 3145
Joined: 22 Mar 2014
Experience: 48 years

Warren you just need the caravaan 😮

Camping is a collection of memories .... make each one count
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
25 Jun 2015 @ 13:25:52 pm
chameleon
Uranus Member
85% Profile Strength
Posts: 3145
Joined: 22 Mar 2014
Experience: 48 years

Trygve thanks for the info

Camping is a collection of memories .... make each one count
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
25 Jun 2015 @ 14:33:25 pm
It'l dodat
Uranus Member
96% Profile Strength
Posts: 3326
Joined: 12 May 2014
Experience: 62 years

Thanks Ty... That's one of the passes of the 8 passes Challenge, which is on my bucket list.

Actually, I'm hoping to tick that box December this year, as I've been frustrated by conditions over the last 2 years, and I want to do them at one time, or "sitting' as it where....

Go down from JHB, and do 1 or 2 passes each day / 2nd day... I've mentioned that to you before...

BTW, did you ever get and use the photos of my tandem rig that I towed up Joubert's & Naudes (Tug / van & boat)???

@ Chamelion... laughing...laughing

Bwahahahahahaha,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,hahahahahahawwwwaaaaha Snifff-sniffcry

But I've got a caravan.... it's a canvass one......, It's "plakked aanmekaar", It's different but it still a one-berth-caravan....laughing

Will a feather-light, home-built, canvass one-berth caravan towed behind my TD5 Landrover tractor count?..laughing

I got's diff lock & low range..........

 

Slightly quicker downhill....
These days a teeny-tiny bit more slightly quicker....
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
25 Jun 2015 @ 15:02:55 pm
Robby
Titanium Member
100% Profile Strength
Posts: 494
Joined: 19 Feb 2013
Experience: 47 years

Gee - I never know when you guys are serious or not? First drive the pass without a trailer/caravan and you will know quickly enough if you are willing to risk towing a van up there. You could be setting a new towing record in the process, but to be fair, it doesn't sound like your rig actually qualifies as a caravan. I'm not the Master at Arms here, but I would hazard a guess of a minimum towing weight of 800 kgs would make a worthwhile claim. Warren, I have copied and filed all your photos and I will use some of them when I get back to the next phase on the site. At the moment we are focussing on adding the last 200 passes to get the project more or less complete with a total of aprox. 700 passes listed. Only once that is done, will we go back and add all the edits and snippets of info into the various passes that so many of our readers have sent in. We have two lever arch files crammed with pending updates and there are only so many hours in a day. But we will get there eventually. Eish....

 

Trygve Roberts
Businessman, writer, photographer, editor, father, brother and husband.
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
25 Jun 2015 @ 15:53:08 pm
chameleon
Uranus Member
85% Profile Strength
Posts: 3145
Joined: 22 Mar 2014
Experience: 48 years

Warren  was thinking one of the forum members would borrow his caravaan but i see no response

Camping is a collection of memories .... make each one count
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
25 Jun 2015 @ 16:16:07 pm
It'l dodat
Uranus Member
96% Profile Strength
Posts: 3326
Joined: 12 May 2014
Experience: 62 years

Sniff!

Its a caravan...laughing

I say's so....tongue-out

It's got just as much gear as any Jurgens... And better build quality.... And lighter.... 

 

Slightly quicker downhill....
These days a teeny-tiny bit more slightly quicker....
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
25 Jun 2015 @ 20:28:04 pm
Ty
Gold Member
85% Profile Strength
Posts: 137
Joined: 17 May 2015
Experience: 16 years

Warren.

Ofcourse it's lighter . . . everthing is on top or inside the Landy wink

Live without Limits.
You only have one life, live it to the full. Life is what you make of it!
FEAR . . . has two meanings:
F - Face
E - Everything
A - And
R - Run . . . or . . . Face Everything And RISE
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
26 Jun 2015 @ 07:30:08 am
Bostoe
Pluto Member
92% Profile Strength
Posts: 4770
Joined: 11 Dec 2013
Experience: 35 years
Nee ek mis hom ook maar eish
Haak daai wa kamp bly koning
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
26 Jun 2015 @ 10:26:11 am
Chuck Norris
Alpha Centauri Member
100% Profile Strength
Posts: 9891
Joined: 13 Jan 2014
Experience: 40 years
Sal hom ook nie met die wa aandurf nie, netnou bly die wa agter. En die GIRL hou nie van loop nie.

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

Die jonge Fransies. (Parys - Frankryk)
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
26 Jun 2015 @ 16:29:04 pm
Hagar
Jupiter Member
100% Profile Strength
Posts: 1563
Joined: 20 Dec 2014
Experience: 32 years

Ander naam is die Bidstonepass. Nie seker waar dit vandaan kom nie.

👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
26 Jun 2015 @ 17:40:18 pm
Robby
Titanium Member
100% Profile Strength
Posts: 494
Joined: 19 Feb 2013
Experience: 47 years

Hagar - The Bidstone Pass is a different pass to Carlisleshoekspruit. It runs on the other side of the mountain (west) and connects Tiffindell with the Wartrail area.

The alternative name for the Bidstone Pass is Volunteershoek. It is a 4x4 only route and much longer than the Carlisleshoekspruit pass. A considerable portion of that pass is a long traverse over the spine of the mountains at very high altitude. That section is quite an easy 4x4 drive (when it's not snowing). Both passes give access to the ski resort. You can watch that video here: It was snowing heavily on the day of filming and it is the only video we have driving in active snow conditions. The road was invisible and we had the GPS on super zoom to make sure we remained on the jeep track. The video shows the conditions.

MPSA - BIDSTONE PASS

Trygve Roberts
Businessman, writer, photographer, editor, father, brother and husband.
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
29 Jun 2015 @ 11:31:45 am
Hagar
Jupiter Member
100% Profile Strength
Posts: 1563
Joined: 20 Dec 2014
Experience: 32 years

Trygve, my mistake. I changes Volunteershoek and Carlislehoekspruit around. Apologies. I will be there on the 14/16 July. Hope to still see snow. That is an absolute beautiful part of our country. I grew up about 40km from tifendell more towards Moshes'sfrord area.

👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
29 Jun 2015 @ 11:48:17 am
Robby
Titanium Member
100% Profile Strength
Posts: 494
Joined: 19 Feb 2013
Experience: 47 years

No problem! As long as everyone's happy :-)

Trygve Roberts
Businessman, writer, photographer, editor, father, brother and husband.
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
Reply to Topic
Anonymous
Sign In Required
View First
Stay home and stay safe, visit the official website: sacoronavirus.co.za