RE: [Overland] Maun to Moremi

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et...@yebo.co.za

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Jul 23, 2021, 3:40:40 AMJul 23
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To South Gate with ease.  In the Park It should manage the sand roads in the dry season  but won’t the weight of the motorhome be too much for those timber bridges even if they are in good repair?

Henry Townsend

 

From: overlan...@googlegroups.com <overlan...@googlegroups.com> On Behalf Of Douw Kruger
Sent: Friday, 23 July 2021 09:03
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Subject: [Overland] Maun to Moremi

 

I am asking this on behalf of a friend who is buying a (2x4) Discoverer 4 motorhome.

 

Can one drive the sandy route from Maun to Moremi and Kasane through Chobe/Savuti with such a 2x4 motorhome? Ground clearance should not be a problem.

 

Douw

 

On Sat, 17 Jul 2021, 05:39 , <overlan...@googlegroups.com> wrote:

·    Sale of fuel into containers - 4 Updates

Bruce Turner <bjtu...@gmail.com>: Jul 16 08:00AM +0200

I’ve just filled up two 200ltr drums with diesel for delivery vehicles and
our generator.
 
No problems.
 
Rgds
BruceT
 
 

<et...@yebo.co.za>: Jul 16 11:52AM +0200

I wouldn’t describe a 200l barrel as a small container. Apart from it being 3 x the size of my vehicles fuel tank, I can’t see anyone picking it up with one hand either.
 
Henry Townsend
 

 
From: overlan...@googlegroups.com <overlan...@googlegroups.com> On Behalf Of Bruce Turner
Sent: Friday, 16 July 2021 08:01
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Subject: Re: [Overland] Sale of fuel into containers
 

 

 
I’ve just filled up two 200ltr drums with diesel for delivery vehicles and our generator.
 

 
No problems.
 

 
Rgds
 
BruceT
 

 

 
On Thu, 15 Jul 2021 at 22:31, Geoff Hill <hill....@gmail.com <mailto:hill....@gmail.com> > wrote:
 
My golf cart is petrol my car is diesel.
 

 
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The tank also has a drain pipe….
 

 
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On 15 Jul 2021, at 8:27 PM, Glen Roberts <glen.r...@afriweather.co.za <mailto:glen.r...@afriweather.co.za> > wrote:
 

 
The fuel tank in my vehicle has a anti- theft device in that prevents fuel being siphoned. As do most vehicles these days.
 
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On Jul 15, 2021, at 17:51, Johan Snyman <joh...@iway.na <mailto:joh...@iway.na> > wrote:
 
Why don’t you just syphon fuel out of the tank into your containers ?
 
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On 15 Jul 2021, at 4:08 PM, Glen Roberts <glen.r...@afriweather.co.za <mailto:glen.r...@afriweather.co.za> > wrote:
 
 Officially all of SA, but I filled up all my Petrol and Diesel cans today without issues. The service station owner stated that the ban in the Western Cape will come into effect this weekend. I don't know how they expect us to keep our generators etc on the farm filled if we cannot use cans to transport fuel? Once again, no logical thought process behind decisions that are made.
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On 2021/07/15 15:02, Brian wrote:
 
All of SA. Here is the news :
 

 
https://www.news24.com/fin24/economy/its-now-illegal-to-buy-fuel-in-a-container-in-sa-20210715
 

 

 

 

 
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From: overlan...@googlegroups.com <mailto:overlan...@googlegroups.com> [mailto:overlan...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Mike
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Subject: [Overland] Sale of fuel into containers
 

 
I heard that the sale of fuel into containers was banned.
 
1. Is this true and if so
 
1. For how long (i.e. will we be able to fill them come Xmas?)
 
2. Is this only for Gauteng and Natal?
 
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Derrick Slogrove <derrick....@gmail.com>: Jul 16 08:50PM +0200

Seems the situation regarding containers is clarified. Approved containers
are permitted
 
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Glen Roberts <glen.r...@afriweather.co.za>: Jul 16 09:14PM +0200

All good and well, except that it has always been illegal for service stations to fill containers that are not designed for fuel. I have been at filling stations where attendants have refused to fill for example 5l water containers with fuel.
Bottom line then, is that nothing has actually changed.
Regards
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grahambowring2

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Jul 23, 2021, 3:45:02 AMJul 23
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Probably be OK most years but reckon he/she better take a long handled shovel plus a strong back and allow plenty of time...


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Jul 23, 2021, 5:44:36 AMJul 23
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We did this route in 2017, with our 4x4 motorhome. Honestly, I would put chances of success without damage to vehicle at 5%. Those vehicles (Discoverer) are low. I'm not sure what you mean by "ground clearance should not be a problem". The middlemannetjie is high in places. Entry and exit angles will be problematic crossing bridges, and even deep puddles are going to be an issue.

Bridge coming out of 3rd bridge camp is going to be impassable.

Bridges are rated at 5 ton...so from that point of view ok, but the terrain...won't work.


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Peter Levey

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Jul 23, 2021, 6:45:49 AMJul 23
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I believe it would be very irresponsible to even try as the likelihood of doing damage to the vehicle and the track in the park is very high.

Peter

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Jul 23, 2021, 7:17:07 AMJul 23
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And you are placing a burden on others to help you when stuck or damaged.
Not a good match, stick to the tarmac routes in Bots with that machine.

Nico Roets

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Jul 23, 2021, 8:23:08 AMJul 23
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I must agree with Peter and others



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