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Special Interest Groups => Motorhomes, Campers and Caravans => Topic started by: Gerrard on November 09, 2021, 09:42:28 am

Title: Show and Tell.
Post by: Gerrard on November 09, 2021, 09:42:28 am
Yes we cannot afford a holiday home, but this is where you show us how you spend R100's of R1000's to live like the homeless.

Show and tell us about your camper, whatever it may be.
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: Black_Hawk on November 09, 2021, 10:22:16 am
Ek "roof-kyk" ook maar hier..... :sip:
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: Gerrard on November 09, 2021, 10:30:06 am
Ek "roof-kyk" ook maar hier..... :sip:

Doen dit net. My dertig jaar gevat.  :lol8: Maar as jy aanhou droom kom jy daar.
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: m0lt3n on November 09, 2021, 11:10:03 am
Volg!
sal ook later fotos op sit, ons doen maar die vloer chopper tent en die daktent ding.

Maar wou laas naweek gaan kamp, haal als uit, begin pak maar toe met addisionele familie lid wat moet saam was daar nie plek vir als nie, slaan toe maar die tent op op my grasperk vir die kinders.
So boswa (woonwa) is nou op kortlys. Maar ek hoop vir beter pryse so Februarie se kant so tyd tot dan om navorsing te doen
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: Gerrard on November 09, 2021, 11:24:14 am
Elke ou doen dit op die manier wat vir hom lekker is en wat werk. Een van ons 'hobbies' is om by kamplekke rond te loop kuier en mense se kampopset uit te kyk. Ons is nie skaam nie. Nie een ou s'n werk soos die ander nie en almal is interessant.
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: Big E on November 09, 2021, 12:33:43 pm
Dis nou nie n Bush-Lapa, maar n goedkoper alternatief en dit werk lekker vir ons doeleindes.

Ons het hom die Februarie voor Lock-down gekoop en tydens lock-down het ons sommer besluit om in die tuin te kamp (Foto hieronder)
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: caconcepts on November 09, 2021, 01:22:28 pm
We like to keep it small, compact, uncomplicated and low key.........sadly, this is not mine, we just built the tent..... :drif: :drif: :drif:
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: RoddieJ on November 09, 2021, 01:39:00 pm
We like to keep it small, compact, uncomplicated and low key.........sadly, this is not mine, we just built the tent..... :drif: :drif: :drif:
Both slipstream and tents look an absolutely stunning setup
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: caconcepts on November 09, 2021, 02:06:14 pm
Thanks Roddie, it is actually a disused DC9 fuselage which looks like a airstream, all I know is it weights about 3500kg and it looks flippen cool.
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: briv on November 10, 2021, 10:13:07 am
Vir twee mense, is die nog die lekkerste !
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: windswept on November 10, 2021, 11:16:42 am
That looks like an easy setup. 10 minutes and you're chilling.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: Neo_za on November 10, 2021, 11:33:40 am
A long term ambition. Sub.
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: DapperMuis on December 10, 2021, 04:07:27 am
My Syncro was built on dreams for days gone and fter maybe slightly over cooking the Syncro build life changed for us.

It was a massive struggle with service providers to just get the job done right like they were paid to do, in the end I nearly gave in to just tow a 4x4 caravan through Botswana with the Treg. Miraculously I got the Syncro together and it made an incredible trip.

Unfortunately this brought me to realise that a specialised vehicle can really only be maintained to a high standard if you do the work yourself, I am not in a position to do that so sadly sold it and settled for a more normal approach,  a bakkie.

We had a next level trip through Botswana - pictures below.

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When we were looking at caravans that were rugged and comfortable at the same time as well as something we could use as a ‘tiny home’ when we are in RSA we settled on the Mobilodge. Whipping out 600k for a caravan that I could not even demo or test for a weekend was not an option.

Kampi.co.za was born to cater for people wanting to try out camping and experiencing different trailers and caravans and we got this instead, very very happy with it.

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Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: roxenz on December 10, 2021, 06:29:45 am
My Syncro was built on dreams for days gone and fter maybe slightly over cooking the Syncro build life changed for us.

It was a massive struggle with service providers to just get the job done right like they were paid to do, in the end I nearly gave in to just tow a 4x4 caravan through Botswana with the Treg. Miraculously I got the Syncro together and it made an incredible trip.

Unfortunately this brought me to realise that a specialised vehicle can really only be maintained to a high standard if you do the work yourself, I am not in a position to do that so sadly sold it and settled for a more normal approach,  a bakkie.

We had a next level trip through Botswana - pictures below.

When we were looking at caravans that were rugged and comfortable at the same time as well as something we could use as a ‘tiny home’ when we are in RSA we settled on the Mobilodge. Whipping out 600k for a caravan that I could not even demo or test for a weekend was not an option.

Kampi.co.za was born to cater for people wanting to try out camping and experiencing different trailers and caravans and we got this instead, very very happy with it!
I have never own a Syncro, but have spent a week with one in Namibia (1986). Impressive vehicle. I cannot recall hearing any Syncro owner saying anything bad about them.

That setup on the Ranger looks very good. Looks like it may be having a good go at the holy grail of overlander camping: compact but everything accessible.

Thing is that most folks want to take everything with them. We did family trips for 3 to 4 weeks all over south and east Africa in a Landcruiser 80 station wagon. Two RTT on top, and everything else in the rear packing space of the Cruiser, including a 40L Engel fridge.
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: Crankshaft on December 10, 2021, 07:40:49 am
Love the camping as well.  Moved from an trailer with trailer tent to a small 3 berth caravan for me and the Boss.  Was gatvol with the up and down on the ladder when I'm gesuip and have to go for a piss + the amount of time it takes to setup.... NO THANKS not again.

Now with the small caravan, it's 1,2,3 and all done.  Have a leisure awn fitted and don't even worry about a rally tent or even full tent.
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: petri oosthuizen on December 17, 2021, 08:46:19 am
En ja.

Die Blond het my (redelik vinnig en maklik) ingechat, ons tweetjies gaan camp vir 2 aande by Fouriesburg. Al 4 die kids is versprei oor die Land, ons is alleen by die huis.

Ek dink eerste keer in seker 3 jaar dat ons weer in die vantjie gaan bly, die kids gebruik haar BAIE meer as ons.

Ry so 11 uur se kant.

Dolores die Gypsey, Olive die Patrol, die Lang Blond en Ek.

Dolores is 'n (ek dink) 1983 Gypsey 4B wat ek (OK eintlik my seuns, eks bang ek breek my naels) omskep het in 'n tipe semi gravel roader, 15' wiele, sterker as, en oral so bietjie sterker gemaak, binne is haar kaste als uitgehaal en met canvas vervang, en dies meer. HEERLIKE, maklike, cheap vantjie, en sleep soos 'n droom, BAIE lig.

Awesome Foursome coming up :snorting: :snorting: :lol8:
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: Dorsland on December 17, 2021, 09:04:35 am
Daai karavan lyk baie oulik omskep Petri.  Ek onthou jy het 'n fred daaroor begin, het jy dalk die skakel?  As ek sien wat kos kampwaens deesdae dan wonder ek of dit nie goedkoper sou wees om sommer 'n wildsplaas te koop nie.
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: MegaPix on December 17, 2021, 09:35:04 am
Ek dink ek moet kyk wat ek kan doen met my Nissan NP200 en canopy.  Ek is single en as iemand moet saam is ons mos net 2.
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: petri oosthuizen on December 17, 2021, 10:49:20 am
Daai karavan lyk baie oulik omskep Petri.  Ek onthou jy het 'n fred daaroor begin, het jy dalk die skakel?  As ek sien wat kos kampwaens deesdae dan wonder ek of dit nie goedkoper sou wees om sommer 'n wildsplaas te koop nie.

Op 4x4 Community - weet nie of hy gaan werk nie

https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/313232-Fooling-Around-with-a-Middle-Aged-Gypsy-with-Pics
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: petri oosthuizen on December 17, 2021, 10:52:29 am
Daai karavan lyk baie oulik omskep Petri.  Ek onthou jy het 'n fred daaroor begin, het jy dalk die skakel?  As ek sien wat kos kampwaens deesdae dan wonder ek of dit nie goedkoper sou wees om sommer 'n wildsplaas te koop nie.

Op 4x4 Community - weet nie of hy gaan werk nie

https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/313232-Fooling-Around-with-a-Middle-Aged-Gypsy-with-Pics

Ja wat Dors hy werk BAIE nice vir wat ons (amper nooit, anyway) doen......maklik en lig en cheap.

Daars ook nie 'n ge opslanery en aan en af clippery en penne en pale en liggies en inverters en kakkas nie - eks KWAAI lui met sulke goete.
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: punisher on December 18, 2021, 07:09:24 am
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Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: Dorsland on December 18, 2021, 09:40:42 am
Daai karavan lyk baie oulik omskep Petri.  Ek onthou jy het 'n fred daaroor begin, het jy dalk die skakel?  As ek sien wat kos kampwaens deesdae dan wonder ek of dit nie goedkoper sou wees om sommer 'n wildsplaas te koop nie.

Op 4x4 Community - weet nie of hy gaan werk nie

https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/313232-Fooling-Around-with-a-Middle-Aged-Gypsy-with-Pics

Dis waar ek hom gesen het ja, dankie Petri.
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: Dorsland on December 18, 2021, 09:57:06 am
Het nou daai hele fred deurgelees.  Julle 'n mooi kampwa vir baie goedkoop gebou.  Mooi gedaan.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: petri oosthuizen on December 20, 2021, 08:39:45 am
Nog so paar piccies van die Weekend.......we camped at Oranje Gasteplaas outside Fouriesburg. SUPER neat and tidy, with an indoor pool and all that. Bathroomare a solid 5 Star, HUGE affairs with open plan showers and corner baths.
A tad too "clinical" for some maybe, but nevertheless a nice place - we camped there because that's where the Wedding was.

Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: Vis Arend on December 20, 2021, 08:46:47 am
 :sip: 

Ek loer ook, sal binnekort my "cheapie" setup opsit.   :patch:
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: TrailBlazer on December 20, 2021, 11:53:00 am
Very many years back, when I was still young and good looking  :patch: , the local Jurgens caravan agent in East Londoin started a "mini-camper_, designed to be towed by a Mini 1000. It was very basic inside; two single beds that could convert to a double, a fold-up table opposite the door, and an awning. He called them "Camp-n-Style"

I was privileged to be able to take the second one he built (Chassis # 2) through the Drakensberg on a semi-promotional holiday trip. My Mazda 616 towed it with ease. About 10 years later, while shopping for a house i came across this van again. I couldn't believe my eyes when I checked the chassis number... Yep! No. 2.

Attached pic is not the one I used
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: Vis Arend on December 22, 2021, 01:06:31 pm
Yes we cannot afford a holiday home, but this is where you show us how you spend R100's of R1000's to live like the homeless.

Show and tell us about your camper, whatever it may be.

OK, not R100's of R1 000's, but at the end a good pair of pennies to live like the homeless.   :biggrin:

We had all sorts of camping setups, from normal tents, rooftop tents, an old 2.2 Hilux bakkie rigged as a camper, trailer with rooftop tent, back to normal tents.  Then we bought a Jurgens Explorer caravan.  We really enjoyed the caravan setup and we had plenty, plenty memorable trips with the caravan.  We visited most of the National parks and did a lekka long trip to Namibia and 2 trips to Botswana. 

Like I said, we enjoyed the caravan tremendously, but the novelty worn off and we wanted to go back to basics and at the same time we wanted something to haul our two small bikes along.  The idea was to ride to a certain destination, pitch base camp and from there, explore the area with the small bikes for a couple of days, pack up and move to the next destination/camp and do the same.

So, we sold the caravan and decided to build a trailer for our purpose.  I bought all the material and started building the trailer.  I had a plan, sort off, just to make sure I had enough material, the end plan was in a file somewhere in my head.   :biggrin:   Soon I realized my initial plan was not going to work as planned. Things were getting just too big and heavy, and that is not what I wanted, we wanted something light, easy and simple.  With a little "cut and paste" and minor adjustments, the build changed slightly and looked better and better by the day. 

Soon the trailer was done and consist of the following.
A massive 2.4m X 1.6m Howling moon rooftop tent.
A foldable pull-out table under the rooftop tent.  (There is another story behind this table  :eek7:)
The trailer box has a slider for our 90l Snowmaster double door fridge/freezer and for 4 ammo boxes containing groceries, crockery, pots and pans, basically the kitchen.
Behind the slider there is packing space for 3 X 25l petrol cans, 4 X boxes with camping gear such as ground sheets, additional sides for the 270-degree awning, 12v as well as 220v lights and the like.  Our camping chairs and other odds and ends fit there as well. 
The trailer has 12V as well as 220V electrical wiring and connections for our fridge/freezer, the lights and a 2-plate stove.  All our electrical cables and connectors, leads and some spares are in a small box at the front of the trailer box.
The front has place for one bike.

Behind the trailer box at the back, there is two gas bottles attached.
There is also place for the other bike at the rear behind the trailer box.

Below there is a 65l water tank as well as the spare wheel. 
The 270-degree awning is attached to our vehicle. 
The vehicle is also fitted with solar panels and the additional deep circle battery system for when we will do some remote off the grid camping.
We have another foldup pull-out table under the roof rack on the vehicle.   


The trailer was ready for her 1st test, so, we planned a sort 3-day trip to Port Alfred where we booked in at a caravan park. 
The ride down was a pleasurable one, the trailer was very stable behind the vehicle.  I did all sort of tests and maneuvers with the trailer behind the vehicle, I could not get the trailer to sway in any way, wherever the vehicle went, the trailer followed in a steady and straight line. 

At the campsite the setup worked really easy and with little effort.  The bikes were offloaded in no time, the trailer was parked on the stand and pitching the rooftop tent is also an easy affair.  Then we laid the groundsheets down and the tables and chairs came out.  The 270-degree awning is a 90 second setup and in no time, we sat under shade in our camp drinking a cold one. 
The setup worked a charm, we were happy with the outcome and enjoyed the camping, that was until the rain came budgeting down the following day.   With the rain pouring down our setup still kept us dry, but it is never a pleasure camping in shitty weather.   

The next day, breaking down camp and packing up was also easy and not complicated.  Soon everything was packed and we headed back home. 

All in all, everything worked as planned.  A few changes/improvements still to be done.
We took measurements of the 270-degree awning and will make proper sides for the awning for a bit more privacy and for more shelter.  The sides will have windows and doors incorporated. 
We will also make a shade cloth lapa/windshield, 1.5m high and 5 or 8 metre’s long.   

Pics below.


Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: Vis Arend on December 22, 2021, 01:07:32 pm
The test

Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: Vis Arend on December 22, 2021, 01:10:42 pm
O yes, and we had a guard dog as well at the camp.   :biggrin: 

We named him Wagter.

Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: Psycho Porra on December 22, 2021, 01:21:47 pm
@ Vis arend - That is a cool setup you have there :thumleft:.

I can like to like it alot :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :drif:
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: Vis Arend on December 22, 2021, 02:05:49 pm
@ Vis arend - That is a cool setup you have there :thumleft:.

I can like to like it alot :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :drif:

 :biggrin:  Thanks, we like to like it alot, so you can too.   :thumleft: :lol8:
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: windswept on December 22, 2021, 08:36:38 pm
Well done, looks like a no-frills well made setup.
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: edgy on December 23, 2021, 07:19:45 am
Impressive! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: punisher on December 23, 2021, 08:22:44 am
very naaaaaaaaaaaaaaice 
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: Vis Arend on December 23, 2021, 08:24:56 am
Thanks chaps.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: madmax on December 23, 2021, 09:51:29 am
miss it all so much these days
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on December 23, 2021, 11:28:10 am
Well done, looks like a no-frills well made setup.

Net soos ek hom bestel het  :biggrin:  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on December 23, 2021, 12:25:37 pm
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...Soon the trailer was done and consist of the following.
A massive 2.4m X 1.6m Howling moon rooftop tent.

A foldable pull-out table under the rooftop tent.  (There is another story behind this table  :eek7:)
The trailer box has a slider for our 90l Snowmaster double door fridge/freezer and for 4 ammo boxes containing groceries, crockery, pots and pans, basically the kitchen.
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waiting for THAT story, now...?  :)
Lovely, intelligent build - thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: Vis Arend on December 23, 2021, 01:49:02 pm
quote:
...Soon the trailer was done and consist of the following.
A massive 2.4m X 1.6m Howling moon rooftop tent.

A foldable pull-out table under the rooftop tent.  (There is another story behind this table :eek7:)
The trailer box has a slider for our 90l Snowmaster double door fridge/freezer and for 4 ammo boxes containing groceries, crockery, pots and pans, basically the kitchen.
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unquote:
waiting for THAT story, now...?  :)
Lovely, intelligent build - thanks for sharing!

Well, allow me then to tell the story.   :patch:

I previously build my own foldable pullout table for the vehicle.  It works and does the job, but it was a rush rush job, so I decided to make another one for the trailer. 
Now, with experience from my old table, I improved a lot on this one and I really took my time in making this table.  It was made from aluminum squire tubing and the top was alu-checkered plate turned upside down.  It had gas struts to keep the legs in place, I even made an extra shelf that fitted half way under the table. 
I was very pleased with my handy work, the table was very stable and looked like a professional bought one. 
Very pleased with myself I made it stand behind the trailer under the carport where I was working.  Every now and then I would look at the table feeling very proud. 
 
Sometime around 15:00 it started to rain and I called it a day, cleaned and packed up.   I got the car keys in the house and ran outside in the rain to get into the car.
I started the car and drove up the drive way (quite a steep incline) to park the vehicle under the carport just behind the trailer.  Under the carport the driveway levels out and I applied the brakes, instead my foot slipped from the brake pedal onto the petrol pedal, the car (automatic) accelerate with a moerse speed forward, into the table and into the trailer.  Luckily I reacted quick enough to get the car to stop before more damage were done. 
One table no more, slight damage to the trailer which was an easy fix and R18 000 damage to the front of my Prado.   :eek7: :eek7: 

To say I was da moer in is an understatement. 

Photo's of the f#$#$##$ck table. 

Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on December 23, 2021, 02:14:38 pm
OK, not THAT I-S a story - thanks for sharing - well, worst case scenario, you have the Blueprint for the perfect table; JUST keep the Prado away from it!

thanks for sharing!
Chris
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: Oubones on December 24, 2021, 09:03:09 am
Dit was al die werk werd gewees as ek sien hoe lekker julle gekamp het! :thumleft:
Ons het ook nou besluit om my klein glasvesel karavaan/sleepwa te hou en te verander om ons beter te pas.
Julle moet dit geniet en ons hoop om eendag saammet julle iewers te gaan kamp!
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: ktmmer on December 24, 2021, 09:46:42 am
Dit was al die werk werd gewees as ek sien hoe lekker julle gekamp het! :thumleft:
Ons het ook nou besluit om my klein glasvesel karavaan/sleepwa te hou en te verander om ons beter te pas.
Julle moet dit geniet en ons hoop om eendag saammet julle iewers te gaan kamp!

Wys n foto asb.
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on December 24, 2021, 10:02:59 am
Dit was al die werk werd gewees as ek sien hoe lekker julle gekamp het! :thumleft:
Ons het ook nou besluit om my klein glasvesel karavaan/sleepwa te hou en te verander om ons beter te pas.
Julle moet dit geniet en ons hoop om eendag saammet julle iewers te gaan kamp!

Ons moet so maak  :biggrin: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Show and Tell.
Post by: JACOVV on December 29, 2021, 12:57:44 pm
Ek en Ou Bees het besluit om iets goedkoops te kry - ons het niks om te verloor nie.

Baie idees - sal maar sien hoe dinge verloop.

 :sip: