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River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Postby Jules » 11 Aug 2015 08:04

Maggies dit lyk great, het enige iemand skade gehad ? en sal interresant wees om die verskillende lorries se brandstof verbruik te hoor

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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Postby SJC » 11 Aug 2015 08:16

Ek het 'n klein duik op my plastic bumper voor links(tyd vir 'n ordentlikke replacement bumper!), agterste mudflaps het bietjie gebuig en dan het my leafspring mounts pakslae gekry...een kant lyk of dit bietjie gebuig het.


P.S. Josh, dankie vir my nuwe profile pic. :thumbup:
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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Postby SCUBA Patrol » 11 Aug 2015 08:26

Leeekkeeeer, beter as die rugby!!!!

Hoop om nog fotos te sien, Russ maybe we should look for a similar adventure down here in the Cape!!
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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Postby Alex Roux » 11 Aug 2015 08:30

I cut the sidewall of one of my rear tyres.
Ironically on the very last turn after all the much more techinical stuff was done.
I am still going to try and get it fixed.

Consumption inside the river was 2.5k per litre!
I know that as I spent 80 litres before the light come on. That was 200km.
But I got to know how to drive the car more economically in the sand later on.
There is more than enough torque to run in 4th low range at around 1200 rpm.
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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Postby ricster » 11 Aug 2015 08:55

Man.... waking up this morning was just not the same !!!

What an EPIC trip !!!.... Graham and Vanessa..... You guys rock!!! Huge thanks to you and your sponsors !!!

I'll get to look at the wifes camera tonight and post a few pics !!
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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Postby SJC » 11 Aug 2015 09:10

Yip, its going to be a long day today, back at work. I replaced my desktop background with one of Piet's photos.
Dankie Piet. :thumbup:
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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Postby bogeyman » 11 Aug 2015 09:11

I filled up in Tzaneen and had to add 40l at the end of Molototsi. That much fun can not be bought for ten times more.
The consumption could be good because I was at the front doing Recce and made the first tracks in virgin sand. (and I packed light)

Got recovered once by Dirk from a mud bog :redface: but that happens when you make the first tracks.

I had the privilege to do the "higher grade" section in Klein Letaba with Thinus , Micael and Alex. It can be described as 500m of grade 4 and very tough.
Thanks to those who waited and encouraged us through there.
The GQ never missed a beat and is home in the same condition it left.
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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Postby Wilkie » 11 Aug 2015 09:23

Awesome weekend and a pleasure meeting all of you :thumbup:
Graham en Vanessa.....julle is ongelooflike mense DANKIE!!!
My fuel consumption...mmmm how much would you pay to be like a kid again for a couple of days..PRICELESS :salute:
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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Postby Nissan KingCab » 11 Aug 2015 09:25

Dit was nou vir jou 'n lekker trip in die twee riviere af en op! Ek het nou vir die eerste keer al die mense op die forum ontmoet, moet sê ek sal sonder huiwer weer 'n trip saam met die ouens aanpak.

Hier is maar net 'n paar fotos van my oogpunt af! (sal nou nie met Mr Connan se werk kan by hou nie) :rolling:

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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Postby Tinus lotz » 11 Aug 2015 10:10

Mooi kietjies manne plak nog baie....ek het vir Evan en Piet in die kar gehad so ek het nie baie geneem nie...lol
Petrol verbruik...........was 1.95km per lieter sonder my 10% op afstand by maar die hoeveelheid crop circles en drag races waaraan Piet my gevorseer het om deel te wees kan ek nie baie meer verwag het nie......great trip manne wanna gaan ons weer???? :salute: :salute: :salute:
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