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 Post subject: Re: shocking state of the gravel roads
Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:46 pm 
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In KTP its essential you reduce your tyre pressures and of course the surface is very different to Kruger, being sandy.
I would think one has to be very careful on Kruger's roads due to any sharp stones etc that could easily cut the side wall of the tyre if it was deflated, of course this is just my very non technical opinion! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Why isn't it obligatory to deflate your tyres in Kruger
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Thanks Hippogratus, I'm so glad to read your post this morning, as that's more or less what I posted last night.
I tried to tell Noeg that KTP and Kruger are two very different places, but I seemed to be on my own with my thoughts at that point, and not being an expert, I was not sure enough of my facts to pursue the matter!!!! :redface:
If it had been practical, I'm sure it would have been in force after all these years, and the fact that it isn't says it all!! :thumbs_up: !!


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 Post subject: Re: Why isn't it obligatory to deflate your tyres in Kruger
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Rooies I figured you knew it. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Why isn't it obligatory to deflate your tyres in Kruger
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I always deflate my tyres while krugerparking, to me its the norm, have no idea why more people dont do the same. At game viewing speed it provides us with a much more pleasent drive on a sand road. Travelling at game viewing speed (on sand roads)(or on tar) definately makes a difference to our comfort and enjoyment. I have deflated my tyres from a small sedan to a double cab bakkie(pick up).
If the corregations on the sand road make driving uncomfortable, your tyres are to hard or you are driving to fast, slow down and drive according to the corregations.

After all that , never had a puncture but the gear stick fell out of its mountings, was rescued by fellow visitors and KNP staff.

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 Post subject: Re: shocking state of the gravel roads
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Is it worth having a list of roads and their current conditions? The river road from Letaba to Olifants nearly destroyed the VWs suspension last year!

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 Post subject: Re: shocking state of the gravel roads
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Graham_5000 wrote:
The river road from Letaba to Olifants nearly destroyed the VWs suspension last year!



Get yourself a Landy . You'll save the suspension - but you will lose your false teeth :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: shocking state of the gravel roads
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Okie With a landy you have to be able to drive while using the right arm to keep the door shut..... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: shocking state of the gravel roads
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Haha yeah - you also need more money than I have!

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 Post subject: Re: shocking state of the gravel roads
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Okie With a landy you have to be able to drive while using the right arm to keep the door shut..... :lol:


DrPhil - I drive my Landy with my knees . I use the one hand to keep the door shut , and with the other hand I hold onto my SO to stop her from falling out :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: shocking state of the gravel roads
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Graham_5000 wrote:
Haha yeah - you also need more money than I have!


Graham , you don't need much money for a Landy :doh: You just need a well-stocked toolbox , and a friend who is good at fixing motorcars :P

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 Post subject: Re: shocking state of the gravel roads
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okie wrote:
DrPhil wrote:
Okie With a landy you have to be able to drive while using the right arm to keep the door shut..... :lol:


DrPhil - I drive my Landy with my knees . I use the one hand to keep the door shut , and with the other hand I hold onto my SO to stop her from falling out :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: shocking state of the gravel roads
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okie wrote:
DrPhil wrote:
Okie With a landy you have to be able to drive while using the right arm to keep the door shut..... :lol:


DrPhil - I drive my Landy with my knees . I use the one hand to keep the door shut , and with the other hand I hold onto my SO to stop her from falling out :roll:



Okie, I will sponsor you with some ratchet straps to keep the doors closed then you have a free hand to allow you to keep your camera from bouncing through the gap in the door... :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: shocking state of the gravel roads
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Ok so by what I have read in this thread ...My assumption is all people with false teeth should only travel on the tar roads. :hmz: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: shocking state of the gravel roads
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It seems like it Trrp-trrrrrrrr . Even loose fitting clothing and underwear could be problematic under such road conditions. It is better to remove everything that rattles and shake and to tighten up prior to the journey being undertaken on one of those S’s.

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 Post subject: Re: shocking state of the gravel roads
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