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 Post subject: Re: KTP via Van Zyls Rus
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:21 pm 
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Hi Tobieo

Thanks for the details!

I would just like to know what sort of vehicle you drive (can pm me if you would rather not say openly) - but only like bakkie/soft SUV... Then, what is the GVM of your packed vehicle and the tyre pressure you found the best on this road?

What speed did you find you could average?

Did you stop in VZR for breakfast? (if so, and the place was good, please pm me a recommendation?)

In terms of actual stopping time, how long were the Kuruman-VZR roadworks each (maximum expected)?

What route did you take to Kuruman that had all the roadworks? Would like to avoid that if I can...

Thanks for the info. Hope to see some pics from the trip posted soon :big_eyes:

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 Post subject: Re: KTP via Van Zyls Rus
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:24 pm 
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Hi MxM, I hope I have all the answers. :D

I drive a bakkie and lowered tyre pressure to 10% lower than normal tar for dirt road and to 1.5 bar in park. I could average 80 to 90kph on dirt road (coming back, going there had lots of time and averaged lower speed) I travelled on N14 from Pretoria and road was in excellent condition. Delareyville to Vryburg and then to Kuruman had some stop and goes. Total delay probably 30 min in total.

I stopped for breakfast in Vryburg going there at well know food chain but normally pack padkos and stop at nice (and safe) spot on the way.

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 Post subject: Re: KTP via Van Zyls Rus
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:23 pm 
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Hi Tobieo

Thanks for all the detail, sure my medium SUV will be able to handle it (have normal tyres at least). Also not sure I will race through, am planning on stopping for landscape work as I go, have a thing for windmills. Good to know though how quickly I can go, gives a nice indication of the road condition.

I may now (if I can get it approved) take a leave a week ealier to relax and get in the mood sooner. This will also mean that I need to stress about making Kuruman, but may even reach VZR, or maybe Hotazel. If anyone had a nice place to stay over here, please pm me.

Also, if there is a nice breakfast stop in VZR that someone can recommend, please pm me.

Have a :dance: day

John

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 Post subject: Re: KTP via Van Zyls Rus
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:46 pm 
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Hi everyone. What time does it approximately take from Kuruman to KTP?
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