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Re: KTP - Trailer advice PLEASE

Unread postby lion queen » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:09 pm

Hi LauraC and welcome to the forum!!!......... :thumbs_up:

I would think twice before going with a normal Venter trailer. We've seen so many of them broken down next to the road over the years. You'll be doing quite a lot of traveling between camps so your trailer will be taking some beating on the roads. Saw a bakkie earlier the month stranded with broken Spring blades.

Maybe of of the musketeers have a brilliant solution on how we could give your Venter some botox????
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Re: KTP - Trailer advice PLEASE

Unread postby LauraC » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:41 pm

Thank you so much .....don't know why it's taken me so long to join.....and also for the info, much appreciated!

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Re: KTP - Trailer advice PLEASE

Unread postby lion queen » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:47 pm

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Re: KTP - Trailer advice PLEASE

Unread postby Hugh » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:49 pm

How about one of those Thule roof carriers then you dont have to tow anything its all on top . All the lightweight stuff can be stored there Go to Europe no one has trailers they all have these carriers on the roof. Easy to handle and are sealed so no dust can get in .and can be removed with ease .
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Re: KTP - Trailer advice PLEASE

Unread postby LauraC » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:17 pm

lion queen wrote:Pleasure and now you are more than welcome to join in the fun on all the other topics.......... :gflower:

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Re: KTP - Trailer advice PLEASE

Unread postby LauraC » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:28 pm

Hugh wrote:How about one of those Thule roof carriers then you dont have to tow anything its all on top . All the lightweight stuff can be stored there Go to Europe no one has trailers they all have these carriers on the roof. Easy to handle and are sealed so no dust can get in .and can be removed with ease .
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I've looked at those before.....but they seem so small tho??? Am needing to take bulky duvets so we don't freeze in June. Also will have 2 freezers in the car with meat and frozen essentials, so that takes a lot of room.....water, beer, wine wood and charcoal and clothes added..... I don't know if it will all fit into that little capsule and the car??

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Re: KTP - Trailer advice PLEASE

Unread postby lion queen » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:44 pm

LauraC, I really don't think you need to take duvets with.

All the chalets/tents you'll be in, does have extra blankets. I would rather buy some of those fleece blankets that is small and light and put that in the bed under the duvet, we did that last year in KNP and it worked like a dream!!! You could pack that in the car to cover your legs on the way to the park.
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Re: KTP - Trailer advice PLEASE

Unread postby LauraC » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:05 pm

lion queen wrote:LauraC, I really don't think you need to take duvets with.

All the chalets/tents you'll be in, does have extra blankets. I would rather buy some of those fleas blankets that is small and light and put that in the bed under the duvet, we did that last year in KNP and it worked like a dream!!! You could pack that in the car to cover your legs on the way to the park.

Thank you Lion Queen.....sjoe....that's a big help...great that don't have to take duvets. That makes a big bunch more space! My problem is that I have been talking to 1 group of friends who only camps and have gone there in mid winter a few times

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Re: KTP - Trailer advice PLEASE

Unread postby Foxy » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:15 pm

Hi and welcome LauraC. Also take hot water bottles for each passenger.

As far as packing meat it concerned. I pack our meat per meal into zip locks and freeze. Much more fits into the freezer section of the fridge freezer - just take sure the size ziplock fits into the basket. Also do that with cooked rice.

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Re: KTP - Trailer advice PLEASE

Unread postby LauraC » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:37 pm

Foxy wrote:Hi and welcome LauraC. Also take hot water bottles for each passenger.

As far as packing meat it concerned. I pack our meat per meal into zip locks and freeze. Much more fits into the freezer section of the fridge freezer - just take sure the size ziplock fits into the basket. Also do that with cooked rice.

Enjoy your trip.

Thanks Foxy......hot water bottles will definitely go down a treat! Good idea re packing the meat as well.

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Re: KTP - Trailer advice PLEASE

Unread postby LauraC » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:49 pm

I have found an empty Bushbaby trailer for hire today for a reasonable price .... after much running around. So have now booked it!! Thanks Lion Queen for your guidance. Went and looked at the capsules for the top of the car as well, but they only hold max 100Kg's, which is not going to help. Getting organised :P

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Re: KTP - Trailer advice PLEASE

Unread postby Dotty » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:50 pm

Glad you are all sorted out Laura. I will merge this topic to Kgalagadi: trailers, caravans & motor homes shortly in the index Enjoy your stay :)
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Re: Kgalagadi: trailers, caravans & motorhomes

Unread postby expat » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:34 pm

I see this thread has not been used in a while but trust it is still open. Can anyone tell me if it's OK to bring a Motorhome in at TR and travel up to Nossob where we would exit into Namibia? We are planning a trip for 2015 and I know the road conditions will be different then, but I have never seen a motorhome during our previous trips.
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Re: Kgalagadi: trailers, caravans & motorhomes

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:36 am

Hi Expat,

I'm not sure whether I misunderstood you, but you can not exit from Nossob to Namibia. Only from Mata Mata.

I've seen one or two Motorhomes over the years in Kgalagadi. It's not something I would recommend, but it's doable.
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Re: Kgalagadi: trailers, caravans & motorhomes

Unread postby expat » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:51 pm

Thanks, Lion Queen! In my anticipation of another Kgalagadi trip, I got my camps all muddled up! Mata Mata it was!
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