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All he ever really needed was enough power to tow com­fort­ably, and Braam Venter from Kemp­ton Park seems to have found it.

I’ve been hitch­ing my 2014 Sprite Tourer SW to the back of the Pathfinder ever since I bought the Nis­san new for R680 000 in 2015. It’s been fit­ted with a Bosal tow bar. I’d gladly have the new Nis­san Pa­trol, but that’s a bit out of my reach at the mo­ment. The Pathfinder is ac­tu­ally kitted out quite well with crea­ture com­forts and as a bonus han­dles it­self quite well on dirt roads. Un­for­tu­nately, the fuel con­sump­tion is rather high at around 12 ℓ/100 km with­out the Sprite hitched. The plus side is that it doesn’t in­crease much when I’m tow­ing – around 13 ℓ/100 km. The Pathfinder tows the Sprite at 110 km/h with­out any real ef­fort. My favourite des­ti­na­tion with this com­bi­na­tion is def­i­nitely the Almega Car­a­van Park near Ham­man­skraal. It even has pri­vate ablu­tion fa­cil­i­ties, large stands, green lawns, and fan­tas­tic ser­vice from the own­ers.

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