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    My Namibia December holiday.

    Hi all.

    I tried to post it here, but the pictures doesn't come along, but here is a copy of my trip report after touring Namibia over the December holdidays.


    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...449#post252449



    I know this is a wood work forum , but I have to share this beautiful country with you!

    Regrards
    Uys
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    Uys is pronounced "Ace" - it's Dutch

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    Great pics Uys, that is beautiful country for sure Thanks for sharing for trip. Yes beautiful country!

    Tom

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    Wow. Outstanding pics. That's a beautiful place. The burnt dinner looks like something they make the contestants on Survivor eat though
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    Thanks for posting Uys I've read just about every Wilbur Smith book there is about SA and just loved seeing some of the sights. Looks like a good time was had by all. I can relate to "thin lips and short sentences"
    Aloha,

    What goes around, comes around.

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    Fascinating.
    The photos leave a mix of emotions and reactions in me.
    I'm amazed that you ventured on a trip like that with a fairly ordinary car and not Land Rover.
    There were many dangers but the water would scare me the most.
    Glad you and your family stayed well.

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    That looks like a great trip, Uys. Thanks for posting the links, and for going to the trouble to translate from your original version.

    Frank, I suspect that fairly ordinary car might surprise you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    That looks like a great trip, Uys. Thanks for posting the links, and for going to the trouble to translate from your original version.

    Frank, I suspect that fairly ordinary car might surprise you.
    IT DID!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post


    IT DID!
    It surprises a lot of Land Rovers as well!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uys van Rooyen View Post
    It surprises a lot of Land Rovers as well!!
    I'm assuming the "Fortuner" in your signature line on that forum is the model of your car. Here in the states that's the "Highlander". Not real common for off-roading here, but yours obviously gets the job done nicely.

    I've got the Lexus based on that Toyota chassis, the RX300. It's only front wheel drive, without the low range and the diesel engine, so I don't really consider it to be an off-road vehicle. Makes for a very comfy city and highway vehicle, though.
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    Vaughn

    Yes, the Fortuner is based on the Hilux Pick up platform. I have a 3.0l Common rail intercooled diesel which is good for 120kW and 343 Nm. Instead of the rear leaf springs, it has coils, which is not very good for load carrying, but is for comfort. To overcome the load carrying I fitted air helper springs, which is basically a air bag fitted inside my rear coil springs.

    I thought all RX300 are AWD? In SA they are.
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