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by Dowe Koos
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 33
Views: 486

Re: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

Thanks Ricky. Yea, it was one of my best.
by Dowe Koos
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 33
Views: 486

Re: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

Hello Johann. When I buy my Garmin GPS, I had load it up via Base camp with the newest map from T4A. So whay else can it be then.
by Dowe Koos
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 33
Views: 486

Re: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

Hi Jose. I didn't take any anti-malaria pills with me. There are different opinions about it. Some make people sick, some of these anti- malaria is banned in certain countries and other stories. Even don't use the one that is manufactured in India. Many people go into malaria areas and don't get sic...
by Dowe Koos
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 33
Views: 486

Re: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

Thanks Eric. Next will be Khalagadi, Kadoum and Caprivi. When I had my guts together, then Zimbabwe. Then, I could say I had done the whole Southern Africa.
by Dowe Koos
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 33
Views: 486

Re: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

Thanks Andy
by Dowe Koos
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 33
Views: 486

Re: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

4 July Now the last morning of our overlanding trip had arrived. We greeted Edge and Vivian as we were going in different directions. We were going home and they were still on holiday. We filled up for the last time with cheap Botswana petrol at Sherwood, close to Martins drift border post. The exit...
by Dowe Koos
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 33
Views: 486

Re: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

3 July We were ready to leave Zambia. In order to get to the ferry to Kazungula early, we left Livingstone at half past five that morning. The trip to the border post went well and we arrived there just before seven o'clock. Although we had passed a lot of trucks, queuing for customs, we were the th...
by Dowe Koos
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 33
Views: 486

Re: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

2 July We departed at 7 o'clock from Lake View Lodge and Campsite to Choma which was a tarred road in a mountainous region, with a lot of potholes. As we entered Choma to turn off to Livingstone a traffic cop pulled me off. For the first time of our trip, we found an unfriendly cop. He asked for our...
by Dowe Koos
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 33
Views: 486

Re: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

1 July This morning we departed at 5 o'clock as we had a very long way to go again. We were going to the Kariba dam wall and then to the middle of the lake somewhere at Sinazongwe. All the way to Kariba was a tarred road that was in a fairly good condition although a bit narrow. After crossing Kafue...
by Dowe Koos
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 33
Views: 486

Re: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

30 June Again we departed at 7 o'clock after a freezing cold night, the coldest on our whole trip. Our hands were frozen and our fingers felt as if they had frostbite. Normally I would start the pick-up after everything had been packed away and we are ready to go. But this morning I started the pick...
by Dowe Koos
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 33
Views: 486

Re: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

29 June The previous night we decided that we would only leave at 7 o'clock as the day’s drive was only 350 km on tarred road. The first thing we wanted to do this morning was to go to Samfay where the Bangweula Lake was situated. What a sight it was. I think I could say it was the most beautiful of...
by Dowe Koos
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 33
Views: 486

Re: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

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by Dowe Koos
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 33
Views: 486

Re: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

28 June We left Lake Chila lodge at 5 o'clock for a long drive to Nchelenge which is situated on the banks of Mweru Lake. From Mbala to Senga Hill was a tarred road in good condition, but then we turned off into the western direction via Mporokoso to Nchelenge. This road was gravel, sand and hard ba...
by Dowe Koos
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 33
Views: 486

Re: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

27 June Now we were on the way to Mbala, we needed to take the road back to Nakonde and just 8 km before Nakonde we turned off north to Mbala. Although it was very hilly it was a good tar road all the way to Mbala. Naturally, at every village packed with stalls, you needed to slow down to 60 km per ...
by Dowe Koos
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 33
Views: 486

Re: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

26 June This morning was the start of the third leg of our trip and that was Zambia. We departed from Khondowe to Koronga where we filled up our tanks again. The roads were mostly flat up to Koronga and as we turned off to Chitipa, but then it became very hilly with bushveld-like scenery. At the Chi...
by Dowe Koos
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 33
Views: 486

Re: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

25 June. After filling up and drawing cash again, we left Mzuzu for Khondowe. It was very mountainous with lot of passes which were beautiful. I really love these hilly and mountainous roads, it is as if you are dancing with them. We arrived at Khondowe and at the centre of this small village, there...
by Dowe Koos
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 33
Views: 486

Re: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

24 June We filled up again at Salima and drew some cash in meticas at the bank and then departed for Nkhata Bay. From Nkhotakota to Nkhata Bay was hilly and mountainous. It also reminded me of the Valley of a Thousands Hills. About 29 kilometers before Nkhata Bay, we drove through Vizara rubber plan...
by Dowe Koos
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 33
Views: 486

Re: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

23 June From Zomba Plateau, we drove via Liwonde to Monkey Bay and Cape Maclear. Unfortunately there was nothing to get excited about. It showed us again, not to believe what the media and advertizing agencies sell us. They describethese exotic places as paradise on earth, when in fact it is very fa...
by Dowe Koos
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 33
Views: 486

Re: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

22 June The second leg of the trip was to Malawi and that was about 130 km away. Before leaving Tete we filled up again at the filling station, having heard that fuel in Malawi is very expensive. Tete is divided by the Zambezi river which you can cross by the old bridge, the Samora Machel Bridge whi...
by Dowe Koos
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 33
Views: 486

Re: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

21 June The following morning all the boats were out on the lake. Lazzo explained to me that he was waiting for a specific boat to come back and later on I understood why. In general, most of the boats are small with lots of patchwork to keep them afloat but this one was in a mint condition and was ...
by Dowe Koos
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 33
Views: 486

Re: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

20 June Today was the day I had dreamed of for many years and that was to see Cahora Bassa lake. Over that long bridge again and on to the road back to Changara for about 30 km from Tete where we turned off to Cahora Bassa. After about 120 km we turned off west for another 100 km where we turned nor...
by Dowe Koos
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 33
Views: 486

Re: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

19 June The next day after we had packed up, we went to town to see if somebody could fix Edge’s two tires. It was just after ten by the time we left Espungabera for our next sleep over at Pungue Sul or Pink Papaya Overlanders camp just outside Chimoio on the way to Comacha. Espungabera is a border ...
by Dowe Koos
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 33
Views: 486

Re: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

18 June The standard wake up time was 5 o'clock and departure 6 o'clock. We made our way to Massangena and arrived there at 7H40. I was looking for a place where I could get a bolt for my RTT cover as one of the bolts had snapped off. We found one shop that had either 6 mm or ten mm bolts but no 8 m...
by Dowe Koos
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 33
Views: 486

Re: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

17 June At 4 o'clock the next morning we departed from Musina to Pafuri gate of KNP and arrived there at 6H00, once again paying our day visitor fees. This time we saw nyalas on the way to the border post. We arrived at the border post early and it was still closed. While we were waiting, we chatted...
by Dowe Koos
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 33
Views: 486

Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

15 June After months of planning and preparation, we departed from Pretoria at 5 o'clock to Mozambique via Pafuri gate. We had to fill up again at Tshipise Engen filling station and arrived at Pafuri River Camp at about 4 o'clock. We had to pay the difference of the camping fees after having booked ...
by Dowe Koos
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Olifants 2019. To be or not to be
Replies: 8
Views: 540

Re: Olifants 2019. To be or not to be

Van waar tot waar is dit.
by Dowe Koos
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: Berakah 6 Julie
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: Berakah 6 Julie

Hallo Johan. Ons is geboek vir die 3de Aug. Sal lekker wees en sien julle dan daar.
by Dowe Koos
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: Berakah 6 Julie
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: Berakah 6 Julie

Rigardt. Ons kom daai dag van ons Mosambiek, Malawi, Zambië en Botswana trip. Aug sal ons beter pas. Wou nog altyd die Berakah gedoen het. Laat weet ons.
by Dowe Koos
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Accessories for Sale
Topic: Kenwood 2 way mobile radio's + Antenna + Base mount + Mic - R2000 per set
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: Kenwood 2 way mobile radio's + Antenna + Base mount + Mic - R2000 per set

Kan dit ORRA KANALE gebruik en is dit gelisenseer vir onmiddelike gebruik.
by Dowe Koos
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Alu Canopy en Eie krag
Replies: 94
Views: 11818

Re: Alu Canopy en Eie krag

Die onderste rak is volgepak met trommels. Die centre of gravity gaan nie rêrig enige invloed hê daar nie.
by Dowe Koos
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Alu Canopy en Eie krag
Replies: 94
Views: 11818

Re: Alu Canopy en Eie krag

Daar is dit.
My klerekas is nou klaar.
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Daardie geel houer is nou my wasmasjien, haha.
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by Dowe Koos
Fri May 17, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2011 Dd4 4x4 Transfer & diff olies
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: 2011 Dd4 4x4 Transfer & diff olies

Hallo Quintus. Dis nou my twee sent mening. Ek gooi al die jare Castrol olie in hetsy dit nou engin, ratkas en diff is. Ek gebruik ook net die mineraal een.
by Dowe Koos
Fri May 17, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: DIY Tubular Replacement Bumper Tube Thickness
Replies: 14
Views: 374

Re: DIY Tubular Replacement Bumper Tube Thickness

I will then also get a tank protection plat. And ill only build the rear diff protector out of 8mm plate. What do you guys think of the wish bone skid plats. 4/5 mm will be more than enough for your rear diff protector and again aluminium will be sufficient for wish bone skid plate. Remember, the s...
by Dowe Koos
Fri May 17, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: DIY Tubular Replacement Bumper Tube Thickness
Replies: 14
Views: 374

Re: DIY Tubular Replacement Bumper Tube Thickness

Hi Hendrik. I buy all my aluminium from Copalcor here in Pretoria. Don't know if there is a branch in Durban. They are the cheapest in Pretoria and do off-cuts. I had buy 5 sheets of 550 mm by 1250 mm by 3 mm thick for R100 each which is very cheap. I am a teacher, so I make everything myself to sav...
by Dowe Koos
Fri May 17, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: DIY Tubular Replacement Bumper Tube Thickness
Replies: 14
Views: 374

Re: DIY Tubular Replacement Bumper Tube Thickness

[/quote] Seeing that i have to buy an entire sheet of plat i was thinking of saving some money and build my own bash plates. [/quote]
I had laser cut all my required plate and it was not expensive. Was still cheaper than those who would make it for me.
by Dowe Koos
Fri May 17, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: DIY Tubular Replacement Bumper Tube Thickness
Replies: 14
Views: 374

Re: DIY Tubular Replacement Bumper Tube Thickness

What type of steel tubing should be used would mild steel work. = standard mild steel will do. = 3 mm what thickness of steel tubing should be used for the bumper. = 3 mm what thickness of steel tubing should be used for the Fender Rail. 2 mm - Agreed with Andy, what for. Do you want to go extreme. ...
by Dowe Koos
Thu May 16, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Alu Canopy en Eie krag
Replies: 94
Views: 11818

Re: Alu Canopy en Eie krag

:laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:
by Dowe Koos
Wed May 15, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Alu Canopy en Eie krag
Replies: 94
Views: 11818

Re: Alu Canopy en Eie krag

Ja Edge. het my wasgoed balie gekoop, sal die naweek kyk hoe gaan ek dit mount. Wasgoed lyn is uitgesorteer.
Ek het mos verlede jaar my eenmaal 'n jaar se swem oorskry, so ek gaan nie hierdie jaar swem nie. :laugh2: :lmao: :yahoo:
by Dowe Koos
Mon May 13, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Alu Canopy en Eie krag
Replies: 94
Views: 11818

Re: Alu Canopy en Eie krag

Dankie Edge. Ek het so 'n plat stel wat aan die skarniere vas is agter en wat met 'n rek die voorste deel teen die dak hou vir my tafel en stoele. Ja die tools gaan nou na die agterste trommel wat in my laaistelstel is. Dis mos goeters wat die minste gebruik word op 'n trip. Sal net die basiese tool...
by Dowe Koos
Sun May 12, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Alu Canopy en Eie krag
Replies: 94
Views: 11818

Re: Alu Canopy en Eie krag

Dagsê mense. Na die Suidwes trip verlede jaar, het ek besluit om so paar veranderinge aan te bring. Dit is wat ek sover al gedoen het. Hier kan julle sien voor die verandering - yskas bo op 'n slider en die battery onder. a.jpg Nou is die yskas onder en die battery bo aa.jpg Aan die regterkantse se ...
by Dowe Koos
Thu May 02, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Radio programering in Pretoria
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Radio programering in Pretoria

The Legend wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 6:49 pm
Dowe Koos wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 1:22 pm
Seker maar by Eric van Klerksdorp. Something dog of dog something. Hy is mos groot honde liefhenber.
FAMILY DOG
Dankie Dawie
by Dowe Koos
Thu May 02, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Radio programering in Pretoria
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Radio programering in Pretoria

Family dog
by Dowe Koos
Thu May 02, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Radio programering in Pretoria
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Radio programering in Pretoria

Seker maar by Eric van Klerksdorp. Something dog of dog something. Hy is mos groot honde liefhenber.
by Dowe Koos
Thu May 02, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Proverbs, paste your favorites.
Replies: 216
Views: 9891

Re: Proverbs, paste your favorites.

Moenie wees wat ander mense wil hê jy moet wees, wees jouself.
by Dowe Koos
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Radio programering in Pretoria
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Radio programering in Pretoria

Hallo Thabo, Probeer hierdie ouens.
Radio Communication Consultants
Tel: 012 335 9585
Office Number: 066 221 9059
Business Hours: Mon – Fri: 08h00 – 16h30
Closed weekends and Public Holidays
Email: sales@rccradios.co.za
Fax: 012 335 9759
Physical Address:
675 Steve Biko Road
Gezina
0031
by Dowe Koos
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Uiteindelik...
Replies: 14
Views: 430

Re: Uiteindelik...

:thumbup:
by Dowe Koos
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Spot light recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 323

Re: Spot light recommendation

:thumbup:
by Dowe Koos
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Spot light recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 323

Re: Spot light recommendation

Hallo Stefan, wat is die prys daar en kan jy dit nog kry.
by Dowe Koos
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rear Bumper Mounting Bolts?
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Rear Bumper Mounting Bolts?

Hi Stephen, I agree with Tim and Pieter. It's the best way what they suggested.
by Dowe Koos
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Klein canvas werk in Pretoria
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Klein canvas werk in Pretoria

Dankie JP. Ek onthou nou, het heeltemal vergeet van hulle. Dit is Tentoria.
by Dowe Koos
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Klein canvas werk in Pretoria
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Klein canvas werk in Pretoria

Dagsê mense. Wie weet waar ek klein canvas werk kan laat doen hier in Pretoria. Ek weet van twee plekke in die Oosrand maar dit is te ver om te ry vir klein werkies. Groot dankie.
by Dowe Koos
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Replacing shocks
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: Replacing shocks

Meaning Kaput. :laugh2:
by Dowe Koos
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Great thanks to MIKEM
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: Great thanks to MIKEM

Dankie Edge, sal volgende naweek fotos opsit van wat ek verander het.
by Dowe Koos
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Replacing shocks
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: Replacing shocks

mine was 9 years old and they was really kaput, finish, klaar
by Dowe Koos
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 1981 4WD Hilux RN Restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Re: 1981 4WD Hilux RN Restoration

Wow , what a beauty. Mine was a 84 model, R18 engine. Will keep an eye on your post.
by Dowe Koos
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Replacing shocks
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: Replacing shocks

Rayn, Go for Bilstein. price is about R9000.00.

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