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Re: Motorhome/Caravan Experts weigh in please
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2021, 06:42:56 pm »
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...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

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Re: Motorhome/Caravan Experts weigh in please
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2021, 06:51:05 pm »
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Pre trip precautions today replacing all the old gas lines there was a faint smell so opted to change all pipes and fittings throughout, one of the bigger jobs with a lot less fun factor but nice when it comes together and works as you anticipated

Soapy splatter on the wood confirms no leaks and then a celebratory beer to myself  because I made the effort to go to the gas shop and go through a days effort so that I don’t have to get up and open the gas cylinder every time  the stove or geyser wants to be used..
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Re: Motorhome/Caravan Experts weigh in please
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2021, 12:17:21 pm »
What's it like to drive ? First time for me in the week to take  Camper, 1984 Bedford Prospector, for a drive I shat myself. But must add this thing was a piece of crap mechanically and would need the whole chassis, suspension, engine drive train etc rebuilt.
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Re: Motorhome/Caravan Experts weigh in please
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2021, 01:08:04 pm »
Meet Betsie, a true barn find one owner 60k km 1994 model, as original as the day it left the WJ factory and the last edition of the WJ Mitsu's to be made.

Same age as the wife, both have questionable handling and performance but gets the job done.

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Re: Motorhome/Caravan Experts weigh in please
« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2021, 01:14:47 pm »
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« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2021, 02:58:03 pm »
I've always dreamt about a camper and almost got one before i bought my flat in Mosselbay.

I might just do it in the States though. The RVs over here are awesome.
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Re: Motorhome/Caravan Experts weigh in please
« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2021, 09:21:25 am »
I've always dreamt about a camper and almost got one before i bought my flat in Mosselbay.

I might just do it in the States though. The RVs over here are awesome.

RV or van-life movement, like anything in the US is so much more accessible especially with Public land (camp where you want for free because itís your right 😀 ) we have big dreams of overlanding that side, Alaska to Mexico style. Are you that side now CS?
 

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« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2021, 03:27:53 pm »
I've always dreamt about a camper and almost got one before i bought my flat in Mosselbay.

I might just do it in the States though. The RVs over here are awesome.

RV or van-life movement, like anything in the US is so much more accessible especially with Public land (camp where you want for free because itís your right 😀 ) we have big dreams of overlanding that side, Alaska to Mexico style. Are you that side now CS?

Just flew back bud. In Pretoria now.
I used to be called Captain Slow but then i got Zef
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Re: Motorhome/Caravan Experts weigh in please
« Reply #28 on: September 24, 2021, 06:36:02 pm »
Some lovely braai day action, we found this spot on the KTM this morning only 10min from the house - first time running the fridge offí gas and it worked a charm
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Re: Motorhome Advice/Adventures of Betsie the L300
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2021, 11:35:26 am »
A month on the road starts today, first week in the cederberg/tulbach area thereafter no plans yet aside from wanting to get over to the West Coast, would love to eventually go through verneukpan again and revisit there for a night or two we have fond memories of staying there last year.
 

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Re: Motorhome Advice/Adventures of Betsie the L300
« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2021, 11:41:06 am »
Mooi fotos.
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Re: Motorhome Advice/Adventures of Betsie the L300
« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2021, 11:47:59 am »
What engine is in it?
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Re: Motorhome Advice/Adventures of Betsie the L300
« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2021, 11:56:25 am »
Lekker.  Geniet die trip

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Re: Motorhome Advice/Adventures of Betsie the L300
« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2021, 12:36:28 pm »
Jurre, how kak was you Braai Day?

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Re: Motorhome Advice/Adventures of Betsie the L300
« Reply #34 on: September 30, 2021, 02:28:49 pm »
What engine is in it?

Mitsu 2.0l petrol - upon researching you realize itís the same block that got used in the turbo charged lancer platform - there is actually one of these floating around in SA with a turbo kit on but a popular mod seems to be the 3.2 triton automatic motor that they put in there.
But Iím plenty happy with the standard motor in standard trim, bulletproof piece of mind and the mechanics of it resemble my first 125cc as a kid.
 

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Re: Motorhome Advice/Adventures of Betsie the L300
« Reply #35 on: September 30, 2021, 02:53:47 pm »
What engine is in it?

Mitsu 2.0l petrol - upon researching you realize itís the same block that got used in the turbo charged lancer platform - there is actually one of these floating around in SA with a turbo kit on but a popular mod seems to be the 3.2 triton automatic motor that they put in there.
But Iím plenty happy with the standard motor in standard trim, bulletproof piece of mind and the mechanics of it resemble my first 125cc as a kid.

Thanks. That is a strong motor. Plenty of torque. I don't suppose you actually want speed in something that shape. My colt V6 Bakkie of a similar vintage is bulletproof. It just really likes petrol a lot.
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Re: Motorhome Advice/Adventures of Betsie the L300
« Reply #36 on: September 30, 2021, 03:04:59 pm »
What engine is in it?

Mitsu 2.0l petrol - upon researching you realize itís the same block that got used in the turbo charged lancer platform - there is actually one of these floating around in SA with a turbo kit on but a popular mod seems to be the 3.2 triton automatic motor that they put in there.
But Iím plenty happy with the standard motor in standard trim, bulletproof piece of mind and the mechanics of it resemble my first 125cc as a kid.

Thanks. That is a strong motor. Plenty of torque. I don't suppose you actually want speed in something that shape. My colt V6 Bakkie of a similar vintage is bulletproof. It just really likes petrol a lot.

The less speed the better for sure, itís essentially a bloated shoe box on wheelbarrow rims and tyres. The lack of speed is a safety feature 😂
 

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Re: Motorhome Advice/Adventures of Betsie the L300
« Reply #37 on: October 01, 2021, 05:00:07 pm »
Last minute necessary addition, fastened down and plumped into the 220v mains

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Re: Motorhome Advice/Adventures of Betsie the L300
« Reply #38 on: October 02, 2021, 09:58:29 am »
Great looking rig-where's the MTB rack?
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Re: Motorhome Advice/Adventures of Betsie the L300
« Reply #39 on: October 07, 2021, 08:01:32 am »
The morning started off in Stellenbosch with Betsie getting some much needed new shoes, the tyres were marked for 2003 so theyíve been on there for near 18 years and showed lots of signs of cracking. The tyre shop offered white-walls to which I politely declined however to make some taxi money on the side could be lucrative.

A strong tailwind blew us through the Breede Valley and into the Matroosberg for the next few days, a lovely spot at the foot of the mountain that normally sees every white fortuner from belville during snow season.