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Words and pictures by Mark Spooner Racked and Stacked Reader DIY Project: Building a removable storage system. I recently replaced my Defender 110 with a Discovery 3. Because I use the Disco as a daily driver I wanted a storage system which could be easily removed. What’s more, I wanted a drawer / racking system that could comfortably house all my camping gear, whether for a short weekend break or a long upcountry getaway. With that in mind, I decided to build my own storage system as I couldn’t find anything on the market that suited my needs. My design…

Words and pictures by Grant SpolanderIn our September ’11 issue we reviewed the G-Class Professional, rating it as an overpriced 4×4 not worth its hype. Mostly, we criticised the Professional’s poor axle articulation, a weakness resulting in reduced off-road traction and excessive body movement.  Shortly after the road test was published I received a phone call from one Johan Marx, one of the most devoted and passionate Geländewagen owners in the country. Much to my surprise, Johan agreed with my criticism; he went on to explain that the G300’s limited articulation is caused by an overly stiff rear anti-sway bar.…

Words and pictures by Johan van RensburgWe bought our Campmaster Wilderness trailer in ’09. Back then we used the trailer to supplement our 4×4’s packing space; we camped with our ground tent and used the Campmaster as a single-purpose goods trailer. After arriving at our destination we’d unpack the trailer, set up camp and move the Campmaster out of sight. This system worked well for a while – it’s what we wanted – but it didn’t take long before we found ourselves dreaming about a more organised system, one that could make better use of the trailer. Our  rst…

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