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Rented trailer to Namibia
« on: June 23, 2013, 09:47:53 pm »
What hoops will one have to jump through to take a rented luggage trailer over the SA/Namibian border?
Does it need a ZA sticker as well?
Should I have the registration certificate handy?
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Re: Rented trailer to Namibia
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2013, 10:20:00 pm »
What hoops will one have to jump through to take a rented luggage trailer over the SA/Namibian border?
Does it need a ZA sticker as well? Yes!
Should I have the registration certificate handy? Yes!

As well as a letter from the owner giving you permission to take it through the border.
 

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Re: Rented trailer to Namibia
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 01:58:15 pm »
What hoops will one have to jump through to take a rented luggage trailer over the SA/Namibian border?
Does it need a ZA sticker as well? Yes!
Should I have the registration certificate handy? Yes!

As well as a letter from the owner giving you permission to take it through the border.

Thanks OOOOms! Just checked this morning that the trailer is OK. Asked that the bearings be checked, and for 2 spare wheels (Namibian Gravel Roads are not for sissies!).
I will be installing shade-cloth over the A frame and hook it on to the rear bumper to stop rocks from
1. destroying the trailer
2. ricocheting off the trailer and cracking the kombi rear window.

I remember travelling through Namibia with my parents in 1984 in a BMW 520 towing a Jurgens caravan. Damage from rock pickup to the Jurgens was so severe that the front caravan protection plates started curling like paper. It was a costly exercise not to be repeated if I can help.
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Re: Rented trailer to Namibia
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2013, 02:11:21 pm »
Perhaps fit flaps on the rear wheel arches as well? Temporary at least perhaps?
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Re: Rented trailer to Namibia
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2013, 02:43:37 pm »
Flaps on the rear arches are fitted but they are mud flaps for a reason ;)
They don't stop stones from being picked up and flung around. Ironically the flaps on the BMW 520 picked up stones - the weight of the caravan dragged them on the ground at times and aided in the destruction!
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