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Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

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Re: Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

Postby Picasso » 28 Sep 2016 08:34

georgeb wrote:
Picasso wrote:The location of the spare wheel you have just confirmed... but why inside and not on the door ? :think:


Morning Henning

My opinion is that the normal location of the spare wheel on the back door is the only flaw in the Patrol setup. I am using one bigger tyre size and I have seen that when driving with that big tyre on the back door - even on tar roads - the cabin lights now and then flashes due to the back door shaking under the weight of the tyre with the door.

A friend of mine's Patrol rear door cracked with the normal size wheel on it, so that is why I have removed it from my back door.


Morning George

..... that is what I thought.

mine does the same on bad corrugations.

What happens is that the RH Barn door unlocks... the door appears still closed as it is still locked at the top + in the middle but its unlocked at the bottom.

This triggers the Ajar switch on the bottom left to show the open signal on your dashboard.
Readjusting the strikers to create more tension on the barn door assembly helps sometimes. :salute:
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Re: Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

Postby ricster » 28 Sep 2016 09:16

Yip, I did the same to mine. I pulled the catch in a little and now get a much better closing action and grip. The switch is a pain in the donkey, so I put a small square piece of high density foam to press the plunger in a few extra mm to prevent the flickering interior disco light.
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Re: Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

Postby georgeb » 28 Sep 2016 09:36

Day 2 - a few more pictures...

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On Route to Canon Roadhouse
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All the vehicles in our touring party...
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The sticker above the yellow arrow to the left is our Harties Kameradri logo that we placed up there during our 2013 tour of Southern Namibia...
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Kameradri Sticker
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Something for the team spirit...
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Team Spirit
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Time to fill up...
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Fill Up
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Better picture of Luderitz Nest hotel
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Nest
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Re: Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

Postby Jorrie » 28 Sep 2016 09:53

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Hoeveel Jerrykanne petrol het jy saam gedra?
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Re: Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

Postby iandvl » 28 Sep 2016 10:14

Jorrie wrote:George
Hoeveel Jerrykanne petrol het jy saam gedra?


Jorrie - as ek kyk na die twede laaste foto, waar George volmaak - het hy seker gemaak hy het *genoeg* petrol saamgery... :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:
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Re: Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

Postby Michael » 28 Sep 2016 10:18

Awesome trip and pics!!

Impressive fuel consumption and I think it helps allot when others want to plan the same trip to sort of estimate how much fuel to take along.
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Re: Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

Postby georgeb » 28 Sep 2016 11:11

iandvl wrote:
Jorrie wrote:George
Hoeveel Jerrykanne petrol het jy saam gedra?


Jorrie - as ek kyk na die twede laaste foto, waar George volmaak - het hy seker gemaak hy het *genoeg* petrol saamgery... :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:


Hallo Jorrie/Ian

Ek het 10 Jerry's saamgery so in total so naastenby 335 liter en ja, dit het ons deurgeneem Walvis toe - ek het 106.95 liter in Walvis ingegooi so ek het nog so 29 liter in die tenk gehad na die woestyn ryery.
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Re: Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

Postby georgeb » 28 Sep 2016 11:14

Michael wrote:Awesome trip and pics!!

Impressive fuel consumption and I think it helps allot when others want to plan the same trip to sort of estimate how much fuel to take along.


Hi Michael

I was also satisfied with the consumption on tar - obviously it was a different story while in the dunes - more about this later in my report.
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Re: Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

Postby SJC » 28 Sep 2016 11:45

Picasso wrote:Readjusting the strikers to create more tension on the barn door assembly helps sometimes. :salute:

Bit off topic, but is there a thread or youtube video somewhere on how to do this?
Mine also got a horrible squeak..
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Re: Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

Postby Oetie » 28 Sep 2016 12:09

Thank you for the report George!! This is also on my bucket list....

Focus is obviously on the Patrol's but would like to hear how the 2.5 Navara handled the dunes... being close to my 2.5 Pathy...

Looking forward to more photo's and to hear (read) the whole story.
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