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Quick weekend raid on ROAD TO HELL in a Landy
« on: September 02, 2019, 11:41:36 am »
My brother and I decided to give it a go this weekend - left Cape Town on Friday morning and got back last night

We have done it a few times on bikes ...now we wanted to see if we can even do it in a Land Rover

An epic 3 day weekend was had and RTH was conquered again with absolute minimum fuss.

I was very disappointed that his Land Rover did not break down.

We did about 250 km of gravel road driving on the Eco Trail ...it was terrible, but the 650 km of tar each way was even worse

« Last Edit: September 02, 2019, 11:45:37 am by JustBendIt »
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Re: Quick weekend raid on ROAD TO HELL in a Landy
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2019, 11:49:17 am »
Looks awesome  :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Quick weekend raid on ROAD TO HELL in a Landy
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2019, 11:52:50 am »
 :thumleft:`Nice Car.
 

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Re: Quick weekend raid on ROAD TO HELL in a Landy
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2019, 12:01:41 pm »
I also wanted to do it in the Disco but my wife refused!

Hope you camped next to the river for the night?

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Re: Quick weekend raid on ROAD TO HELL in a Landy
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2019, 12:13:28 pm »
I also wanted to do it in the Disco but my wife refused!

Hope you camped next to the river for the night?

That defender looks awesome

We did camp next to the river at the bottom ...Your wife was right not to go there because the place has really been mismanaged and gone to ruin ...

First off the camp manager was nowhere to be found and reception was all locked up. When we did find him he had no record of our booking and the Villa was not ready so we had to sleep on the ground.

The wi-fi was not working and he could not remember the password. He had also lost the keys to the ablutions.

We had to braai for dinner because there was no electricity for our microwave.

And to top it off there were no more Nespresso capsules
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Re: Quick weekend raid on ROAD TO HELL in a Landy
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2019, 12:19:48 pm »
You been to the gym Justin?


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Re: Quick weekend raid on ROAD TO HELL in a Landy
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2019, 12:33:17 pm »
You been to the gym Justin?


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Re: Quick weekend raid on ROAD TO HELL in a Landy
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2019, 12:59:42 pm »
Nice trip Justin!

Which engine in that Landy?
 

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Re: Quick weekend raid on ROAD TO HELL in a Landy
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2019, 01:17:08 pm »
Nice trip Justin!

Which engine in that Landy?

It is a 2013 Puma PUP ...so it has the 2,2 Ford engine (4 cylinder turbo diesel electronic injection - apparently the same engine as a 2,2 Ranger ...except the Landy is much slower)

A Land Rover with a Ford Engine ... now owned and built by Tata ....what could go wrong ?
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Re: Quick weekend raid on ROAD TO HELL in a Landy
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2019, 01:21:28 pm »
serious question, will I do it in my wifes fortuner? 4x4 with BFG tekkies on.
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Re: Quick weekend raid on ROAD TO HELL in a Landy
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2019, 01:24:01 pm »
Now that stirred some bad memories...   
 

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Re: Quick weekend raid on ROAD TO HELL in a Landy
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2019, 02:37:02 pm »
are you sure you took enough baggage along for 2 nights out?   :biggrin:

Lekker trip, super envious  :thumleft:   :thumleft:


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Re: Quick weekend raid on ROAD TO HELL in a Landy
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2019, 02:39:31 pm »
serious question, will I do it in my wifes fortuner? 4x4 with BFG tekkies on.

If you know how to drive and are not scared of loose rocks ..Yes

The vehicle is more than capable
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Re: Quick weekend raid on ROAD TO HELL in a Landy
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2019, 02:46:17 pm »
are you sure you took enough baggage along for 2 nights out?   :biggrin:

Lekker trip, super envious  :thumleft:   :thumleft:

We wanted to be comfortable and have lots of cold beer - that's why we didn't take bikes this time

We carried 2 spare wheels, an air jack, 2 mattresses, wood, braai grid, 2 coolerboxes, some clothes, sleeping bags, tent, gazebo and 25 litres water

Next time I won't take wood (because there is plenty there) , tent (not needed - sleep outside under the stars),  BUT I will take more beer instead of so much water
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Re: Quick weekend raid on ROAD TO HELL in a Landy
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2019, 02:48:46 pm »
where is this place?
 

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Re: Quick weekend raid on ROAD TO HELL in a Landy
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2019, 03:06:08 pm »
Nice trip Justin!

Which engine in that Landy?

It is a 2013 Puma PUP ...so it has the 2,2 Ford engine (4 cylinder turbo diesel electronic injection - apparently the same engine as a 2,2 Ranger ...except the Landy is much slower)

A Land Rover with a Ford Engine ... now owned and built by Tata ....what could go wrong ?

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« Last Edit: September 02, 2019, 04:38:00 pm by JustBendIt »
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Re: Quick weekend raid on ROAD TO HELL in a Landy
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2019, 04:50:45 pm »
serious question, will I do it in my wifes fortuner? 4x4 with BFG tekkies on.

That depends on whether you love your wife or not.

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Re: Quick weekend raid on ROAD TO HELL in a Landy
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2019, 08:52:29 pm »
Very nice Landy  :thumleft: