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Off road caravan

Unread post by Charles Wilgers » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:33 am

On the normal routes in Kgalagadi will you be able to use/tow your off road caravan.

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Re: Off road caravan

Unread post by MATTHYS » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:35 am

Welcome to the forums, Charles Wilgers :D
Please read through the Kgalagadi: trailers, caravans & motorhomes topic.
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Re: Off road caravan

Unread post by ruthp » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:59 pm

Yes... :thumbs_up: .we toured with our Scout "gravelroader" some years ago and had absolutely no problems. Just remember to lower your tyre pressure - a lot! - on the car and the 'van

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Re: Off road caravan

Unread post by Son godin » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:43 pm

Charles Wilgers wrote:On the normal routes in Kgalagadi will you be able to use/tow your off road caravan.

Normally not a problem, but make sure your caravan is in good condition and you do have spares to replace. What caravan do you have? We had two problems with ours on separate holidays. The one was a power shortage on the battery due to the batteries moving too much. Luckily the last night, but if we did not spot it could have caused a fire.

The other problem was on the spring coil that came loose due to the strap breaking. We only saw it at the camp site as you will not know that some-thing is wrong while driving on very corrugated road.

Maybe just bad luck, but always good that everything is packed tightly and trailer / caravan in good condition. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Off road caravan

Unread post by PNF » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:14 am

Son Godin has given you some good advice about carrying spares - Murphy's Law says that if you have spares with you they will not be needed :) Seriously though, we have had no trouble in towing an off-roader in Kgalagadi - just take it easy, don't rush over the corrugations and let the tyres down!
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Re: Off road caravan

Unread post by gryskoos » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:56 pm

We tow an Xplorer offroad caravan and had been to the KTP twice the last 3 years. No problems experienced other than a cupboard door which kept opening. Duck taped it shut as temporary measure. Deflate tyres to 1.2 bar (depend on the kind of tyres on your van) and pack everything tight.

We are leaving for the KTP this saturday for a 7 nights. Again towing the Xplorer. :thumbs_up:
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