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11 Feb 2014 @ 13:54:12 pm
PaulR
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Hi all on the forum

Well we decided that we want to give our kids the experience that we had as kids , by enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of camping .

Well i had certain ideas of what i want , my wife's only requirement was that we must go camping .

So i started the search and two weeks ago bought a Jurgens Exclusive in very good condition , drove to Port Elizabeth from Somerset West to fetch the van . And here is my first surprise my Caravelle kombi , tows the caravan like a dream , i was worried that it might be a bit on the pap side but no worries anymore .

Now the questions to the experienced campers will start , as the fleetline that we camped in 30 odd years ago had none of the luxuries of today vans .

For one what do you put in the porta potti , how do you clean it etc .

How do you guys mark your poles to make to erection easy without having to go though the divorce court ?

What should i buy as you have found it essential in your camping , and same what should i be aware of that looks good but does not work .

Oh shut so man questions , we going as a family on our first weekend away the 21-23 February , so any tips would be appreciated .

Best regards

Paul
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11 Feb 2014 @ 14:29:54 pm
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On the exclusive ,mover is a must, the cemicals for the toilet is availeble at any caravan place .cleaning of the toilet all the places has got a porta potty place to emty the pot ,if not a toilet is also ok, the poles on the rally or tent i used a permenent marker and market the poles 12345 what ever, welcome on the forum you will see al the guys is going to tell you the same things all over again but that is this forum.Laughing or they are going to tell you they agree.Laughing

How great is our GOD
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11 Feb 2014 @ 14:48:57 pm
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Paul

Welcome to the forum. 

What is the Tare weight of your combi?

And by the way Willem is right Sealed

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11 Feb 2014 @ 15:30:14 pm
Kurt
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Hallo Paul
Ons het ook n Jurgens Exclusive. Wat n plesier.
Willem het raat gegee oor die porta. Reel 1. Hy word net snags gebruik, en dit vir nommer1. Sorry nommer 2 moet hulle loop.

Die merk van die penne. Ek het die tent opgeslaan en toe begin by die eerste T stuk. Al die punte wat daar bymekaar kom met n kleur insulation tape gemerk. Die tweede dak se pype met n ander kleur. Kyk op fotos wat ek as voorbeeld saamgestuur het.

Ek maak ook nooit die twee dakke van mekaar los as ek oppak nie, vou hulle saam op.

Sterkte en lekker kamp

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11 Feb 2014 @ 16:33:31 pm
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Hi Paul,

Welkom.

Ja die manne het alles genoem wat genoem moes word.  As ek ook 'n tiekie in die beker mag gooi.    Is die Carvelle se trekstang se hoogte nie so 'n rapsie te laag nie.?    Volgens die foto wil dit voorkom of jou karavaan so bietjie kop in die grond loop en die Carvele is nog nie gelaai nie (Dit lyk so) Ek mag verkeerd wees.

Jy en die gesin moet die karavaan geniet.

Kamp Groete
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11 Feb 2014 @ 16:58:31 pm
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Baie welkom hier Paul. Ja kyk hier gaan jy klas advies kry en genoeg ook, want is gretig om mekaar te help met raad en daad.

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11 Feb 2014 @ 19:36:47 pm
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On the exclusive ,mover is a must, the cemicals for the toilet is availeble at any caravan place .cleaning of the toilet all the places has got a porta potty place to emty the pot ,if not a toilet is also ok, the poles on the rally or tent i used a permenent marker and market the poles 12345 what ever, welcome on the forum you will see al the guys is going to tell you the same things all over again but that is this forum.Laughing or they are going to tell you they agree.Laughing



Willem baie dankie vir die raad sal beslis ag neem van alles wat die manne vir my gee
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11 Feb 2014 @ 19:38:13 pm
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Brian , The weights are within specs , I firstly went to the guys from Cara camp in Somerset West to find out , and after checking (sorry cant remember figures ) they are happy with the weight
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11 Feb 2014 @ 19:39:40 pm
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Dankie Kurt , Ek dink dit is wat ek sal doen , nog n vraag die stort wil nou nie aankom as die kraan oop gemaak word nie , die wasbak langsaan werk wel , waar kan ek begin soek .
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11 Feb 2014 @ 19:41:19 pm
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Pieta jy is reg die karavaan loop bietjie laag , maar ek kan nie trekstang verhoo nie , is een van daai verwyderbare trekstange , ek sal maar baie versigtig moet wees .
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11 Feb 2014 @ 19:42:00 pm
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Dankie Johann , Ek leer reeds en lyk my die ouens is baie vriendelik hier
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11 Feb 2014 @ 19:47:08 pm
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Welcome and congrats on your caravan.

Here is a link to the tent erection manual.

http://www.jurgens.co.za/main/tent-erection-manuals.html

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11 Feb 2014 @ 20:07:06 pm
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Welkom Paul. Jy kan die pale merk maar na so een of twee keer se opslaan sal jy omthou hoe.

Porta Potti soos jy weet gebruik "Chemicals" die is nie so vriendelik met "French Drains" wat normal weg by oorde gebruik word nie want dit maak die organismes in daai putte dood. Dus bevestig net met oord bestuur voordat jy sommer in 'n toilet leegmaak. Sulke oorde het gewoonlik 'n spesifieke plek om die Porta leeg te maak.
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11 Feb 2014 @ 20:50:43 pm
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Hi PaulR
I dont mark my poles at all.The first time I put up my full tent I really battled and I declared I will never battle again erecting the tent.As my Van is garaged in private garages I took my tent poles home laid them out and had a good look at them.
There are only so many vertical ones and horizontal poles which when laid out is easy to see where they go.

When we go camping now my wife helps me feed the awning into the extrusions only, then I take over and erect the full tent by myself while she unpacks and keeps my thirst at bay.In bad weather we erect the full tent together.

We normally use a rally awning on weekends which is simple to erect.

Get to know your poles and the battle is won.

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11 Feb 2014 @ 20:52:23 pm
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Paul
My stort het ook ophou loop. Ek het die 4 skroefies wat die glasveselomhulsel vashou losgemaak. Toe gesien dat die pype wat van onder kom geknak het. Ek het die pype korter gesny em die probleem is opgelos. ONHOU NET OM TE KYK WATER PYP GAAN WAAR, anders is jou warm koud en andersom.

Kyk bietjie by die opskrif "moeg om water tenk vol te maak". Daar het ek beskrywing gegee hoe om jou watertenk te "modify" om hom permanent vol te hou.
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11 Feb 2014 @ 22:55:20 pm
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Paul welkom gesels lekker saam kamp bly koning
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12 Feb 2014 @ 07:41:51 am
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Paul die kraan het n micro skakelaar op, hulle gee in so nou en dan,Laughing hulle is beskikbaar by die karavaan plekke vir R85 as die pype geknak is sal die pomp nog loop

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12 Feb 2014 @ 11:16:43 am
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Dankie Willem , sal n ou met ses duime hom kan ruil ?
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12 Feb 2014 @ 13:50:13 pm
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I marked the poles with insulation tape. Red for Port, Green for Starboard & white in the middle. All the connectors were similarly marked.
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13 Feb 2014 @ 17:26:51 pm
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Hallo Paul,

Welkom by die kampeer wereld en lewe.
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13 Feb 2014 @ 22:51:59 pm
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Welkom en lekker saam gesels.
Froggy ons Sprinter bussie Harry & Yvonne
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14 Feb 2014 @ 09:31:54 am
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Ek is bly ek het by hierdie forum aangesluit. Na al die vrae wat Paul gevra het, het ek ook terselfdertyd goeie inligting bekom want ek is ook 'n nuwe kamper. Ek het vir my 'n 1994 Gypsey Carravette 6B gekoop by 'n vriend wat slegs 1 keer per jaar gebruik was en die res van die tyd onder dak gestaan het (Baie goeie toestand). Ek gaan hom gedurende Augustus uittoets sodra ek en my vrou terugkeer SA toe en sal alle raad baie waardeer. Ek sleep of sal ek s beplan om met my Nissan X-Trail te sleep met verstelbare trekstang en Stablelizer. Ongelukkig moes ek ook maar 'n Porta potty koop want ons pensioenarisse sukkel mos maar met die blaas deur die nag. Ek beplan om eers alles by die huis op te slaan alhoewel my vriend ook die pale gemerk het maar vir naweke sal ek slegs die Rally tent gebruik en die vol tent vir 14 dae en langer. Gee maar raad oor wat ek solank kan koop om aan te vul. Die braaidrom is natuurlik 'n "given"
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14 Feb 2014 @ 09:48:55 am
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Hallo Yohan

Baie welkom. Ek is nog nie met pensioen nie, maar het ook n porta gekoop toe ek nog die penta gesleep het. Hy was net in die nag gebruik. Dis darem baie gemakliker as om te moet stap, veral as jy in die winter kamp en dit so vrek koud is. Geniet die kamp en al die lekker saam gesels.
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14 Feb 2014 @ 10:03:47 am
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Dankie Kurt janee ek stem saam met die nag se gelopery. Ek sien hulle het my naam verkeerd gespel dis eitlik Johan nie soos die Franse dit uitspreek met 'n "Y" nie. So tussen hakies ek is bly om te sien jy is 'n Sharks ondersteuner....
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14 Feb 2014 @ 10:15:21 am
Kurt
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Ons afrigtingspan lyk goed die jaar. Sal maar sien.
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14 Feb 2014 @ 10:26:54 am
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Stem saam ''BLACK & WHITE'' is ''DYNAMITE'' en dit nog saam met Jake White.

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14 Feb 2014 @ 12:57:11 pm
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Insulation tape marking is the only way to go. Red & Blue Right side. Green & Yelo Left side. Black & White Centre. I cannot find my other pics.

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14 Feb 2014 @ 14:36:34 pm
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Welkom Yohann en lekker saam gesels

Froggy ons Sprinter bussie Harry & Yvonne
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14 Feb 2014 @ 14:56:04 pm
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Baie welkom Yohan (Johan) 

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