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Trip to Namibia- accident
07-04-2011, 08:47 PM
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Trip to Namibia- accident
Hi guys

Paul and Lothar left on a month long trip to Namibia on friday morning, they are heading to Swakopmund and then up the coast to the Kunene mouth.

on sat evening just after dark while trying to make the Nam border Paul hit a cow with his doka, they were in Bots with about 70km to go to the border.

Paul is fine and the syncro still drives but lost a left indicator and headlight. they are still continuing with the trip.

stuart

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07-04-2011, 09:48 PM
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Re: Trip to Namibia- accident
Good that they are OK. Vehicles can be fixed.
Friday seems to have been a bad day. Myself and family were 6 hours from home at the beginning of a 4 day weekend when we had a sudden loud rattle. Big end bearing
on a new engine. Just under 4000 miles on it :-[ and unfortunately out of warrantee. Now i am massively out of pocket. 17 hour latter 3 transport trucks and very tired and disappointed children
we got home. But hey we have had great wether for the past 3 days and had good surf yesterday evening.
Life likes to throw the unexpected at you.
All the best
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07-04-2011, 10:00 PM
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Re: Trip to Namibia- accident
lucky Paul is ok!! could have been a bad one
Im sure he has the parts to fix the doka under his back seat Wink

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07-04-2011, 10:31 PM
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Re: Trip to Namibia- accident
Damn cows and other animals!!!

My folks went down to the coast this weekend and clipped a goat with their Nissan. Goat is dead, but luckily just the bumper and the light on the Nissan suffered damage...
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07-05-2011, 07:37 AM
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Re: Trip to Namibia- accident
The main part is that Paul is okay, but also a reminder that driving at night i dangerous, Paul was planning to repaint the doka when they got back from the trip, we have a nose portion here with the door post still attached, so will use that,

sorry to hear about your motor Russel, and Glad your Folks are ok, Ilyaas.

I nearly hit a cow a few years ago in Bots as well. Paul and i had gone to collext a syncro and a split Doka, between Selibi Pikwe and Palapye, also driving at night,. we were doing about 80km/h, i had the split doka on a trailer behind my 1.6tdi citi golf and Paul had the syncro on an a-frame behind his doka.

I managed to swerve around the cow but Paul says the trailer clipped the cow, about 500m further a dead cow was in the road a larger truck was laying off the road on it's side. Driver was okay but the truck was a write off.

You must see the mount of animal damaged cars in the scrapyards of Gabarone, scary to see the damage.

Stuart

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Bad workmanship by other garages does not entiltle you to better rates at me
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