MY WHEELS

Whose is the strong­est, the smartest, the best look­ing, the most com­fort­able, and the best value for money? Three read­ers tell us more about what’s in their garage.

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Up­side down, in­side out

2006 MO­TORHOME-WORLD DISCOVERER 4 Some­times you meet peo­ple who hitch their ve­hi­cle to the back of their homeon-wheels. Peo­ple like Linda du Plessis from Bult­fontein. We’re dif­fer­ent from many peo­ple who tow be­cause our ve­hi­cle is hitched to our house on wheels and not the other way around. We tow our Suzuki Jimny with our 2006 Mo­torhome-World Discoverer 4. We bought the Discoverer new for R250 000 in 2012, and in the five years we’ve been camp­ing like this it’s only been a plea­sure. We es­pe­cially like its power when driv­ing up­hill and the fact that we sit nice and high when we drive. Its per­for­mance is ex­cel­lent, we drive in com­fort, and it tows the Jimny with­out any prob­lems. We eas­ily drive at 120 km/h, even while tow­ing the car, and then we get 11 ℓ/100 km. With­out tow­ing any­thing we get 9,5 ℓ/100 km. We don’t let the mo­torhome limit us. If we go to the Richtersveld, for ex­am­ple, and we want to camp in the bun­dus, we leave the mo­torhome safely at a re­sort, load our tent into the Jimny, and hit the road. That said, we have had some is­sues, but our mo­torhome is still pure camp­ing plea­sure, and if we could we would have bought a new Discoverer. It is every­thing you want. We camp across the en­tire coun­try and of­ten visit Namibia. The world around us is re­ally beau­ti­ful.

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