Introduction to Trip Leading - 15 July (Sat) MEDIUM

Walhalla, VIC

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Hi all, I will be running a trip aiming to introduce Trip leading to those who have interests in running their own trips on 4WDTRIP. This is a great opportunity to understand how to plan and run a 4wd trip smoothly.  

There will be some mininum requirement on this trip.

  • Your vehicle need to have a winch and resonable experience in 4wding (at least 1 to 2 years).

* More details will be posted soon. 

Requirement

  • Electric Winch
  • Recovery Gear
  • Kelvin (TREXGQ) I am first-aid qualified Trip Leader - Level 6 (Completed over 79 trips) Premium Member

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (13-Jul-2017 14:11)
    TREXGQ (1993 Patrol)
    • 33" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Mien And Jack (DutchDuo) I am first-aid qualified Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 4 trips)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 AdultChecked-In (14-Jul-2017 18:37)
    FJ Cruiser 4.0 L V6 (2015 FJ Cruiser)
    • 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Steve (blue rangie 304) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 3 trips) Premium Member

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (14-Jul-2017 18:22)
    ex blue rangie (1999 landcruser)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch


  • Brett (Gxlhunjee) I am first-aid qualified Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (14-Jul-2017 14:32)
    Ford Ranger XLS PX2 (2017 Ranger)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Rod (Rod4wd) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 2 trips)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 Adult + 2 ChildrenChecked-In (14-Jul-2017 22:03)
    4.0L Navara (2006 Navara)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Corey (BOSSCR)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (15-Jul-2017 06:34)
    BOSSCR (2018 Everest)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock

  • Nicko (garlani) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 3 trips)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (14-Jul-2017 20:57)
    Patsy (2002 Patrol TB48 Ti GU3)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Zak (Uzooz) I have mechanic skills Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 5 trips) Premium Member

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (14-Jul-2017 14:05)
    Discovery 4 (2010 Discovery)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch



  • Clive (clive22)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Land Rover 110 (1985 County)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Jason (jjs80) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 3 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    80 series (1996 landcruiser)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Andrew (Kimmdogg)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    4.6 Litre MPI V8 petrol Wagon (1999 Range Rover P38 HSE)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch



  • Jack (Dynamic Dutch Duo)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Toyota FJ Cruiser (2015 FJ Cruiser)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Rob (MUD_MITZ)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    MN Triton (2014 Triton)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

Maarten (DUTCHD)
On a Friday???
01 Jun 2017
Trip Leader Kelvin (TREXGQ) Premium Member
Correct start date
01 Jun 2017
Mark (Mfb11)
Is this running on the 15th or 17th, Sat or Mon, June or July...?

17th July is a Monday... Very confusing!
01 Jun 2017
Trip Leader Kelvin (TREXGQ) Premium Member
Sorry about the stuff up on the trip title and date. This trip is on 15th July (Sat) day trip.
01 Jun 2017
Neil (love24wd)
Bugger got work that Saturday
Enjoy guys
Cheers
Neil
01 Jun 2017
Allan (Big Pig) Premium Member
Kelvin , happy to join if I can be of some assistance , Saturdays are always easy for me ,
01 Jun 2017
Trip Leader Kelvin (TREXGQ) Premium Member
Allan (Big Pig) wrote: Kelvin , happy to join if I can be of some assistance , Saturdays are always easy for me ,
That would be good mate..
01 Jun 2017
Winston (Winston_FJ) Premium Member
I'd be there but have a baby due and also don't have a working 4wd.
01 Jun 2017
Jason (FauxBogan) Premium Member
It's a great idea Kelvin. You should do them every 3-6 months maybe.
01 Jun 2017
Andrew (Kimmdogg)
Would like to go for the experience and to get out a bit.
though i haven't done a trip with 4wdtrip as of yet.
01 Jun 2017
Rod (The tuff)
Hi all, ide love to join but i only done one trip so far. Enjoy.
01 Jun 2017
Trip Leader Kelvin (TREXGQ) Premium Member
Rod (The tuff) wrote: Hi all, ide love to join but i only done one trip so far. Enjoy.
If the trip is not full by 7th June, happy for you to join.
01 Jun 2017
Trip Leader Kelvin (TREXGQ) Premium Member
Jason (FauxBogan) wrote: It's a great idea Kelvin. You should do them every 3-6 months maybe.
That's the plan mate. I try to run similar trip more often now. Hopefully we can see more trip leaders helping us.
01 Jun 2017
Rod (The tuff)
Terrific thanks.
01 Jun 2017
Thurstain (Tcm9669) Premium Member
I'd love to join Kelvin, been really keen to lead my own trip but hold back a bit because I don't know that many areas yet and hate to have a convoy turn around mid track etc.

However, I'm not sure I can do that weekend.. It's a bit too far away of a date for me to know for sure.
01 Jun 2017
Trip Leader Kelvin (TREXGQ) Premium Member
Hi Thurstain, I understand what you mean. I was like you at the beginning. But knowing how to read topo maps and using multiple maps (Roof top, Mud-maps) and other channels such as Facebook (Aussie 4wd Tracks), it will give you good information about the area or tracks.

The most important is to set the expectation when posting your trip. You can always mention that you are not familiar with the area, and will be exploring. In some cases, you may turn around and try different tracks. Nobody will blame you on anything, remember it's your trip and you are doing it voluntarily with no financial gain.

If you miss this one, I will run similar trip more regularly from now on.
01 Jun 2017
Winston (Winston_FJ) Premium Member
Thurstain don't let that stop you at all. I've run several trips to locations I've never been before. Just let people know that it's an explore and you'll be fine. Ask for advice before you go. It's really not hard, once you've done one you'll realise how easy it is and from then on you don't have to wait for someone else to post a trip so you can go wheeling!
02 Jun 2017
Thurstain (Tcm9669) Premium Member
Hi Kelvin and Winston,
Thanks for that. I already posted this yesterday on the forum https://www.4wdtrip.com.au/offroad/social/forum/read.aspx?originalpostid=9737&forumid=7

I might just do a bit more research and ask 4wd tracks group for any pointers... and will pull the trigger and post the trip up in a week or so. If it gauges any interest I'll do it. Might aswell. I'll make sure to set expectations beforehand.

Might still be interested in joining a trip leading training session tho if I can attend.
02 Jun 2017
Eddie Guerin (Monkey21)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Sorry mate but ill now be required to be on site interstate for all of july I'll catch the next one
Cheers and keep up the good work
02 Jun 2017
Greg (94_200TDi)
I have only done one trip but would be keen to do this type of thing in the future.
06 Jun 2017
Trip Leader Kelvin (TREXGQ) Premium Member
Greg (94_200TDi) wrote: I have only done one trip but would be keen to do this type of thing in the future.
Hey mate, happy for you to join. I have seen your leadership on Sunday :)
06 Jun 2017
George (Georgie_Kyro)
Winston (Winston_FJ) wrote: I'd be there but have a baby due and also don't have a working 4wd.
Hi sir,
I know what its like having a new born etc,
But if you had the opportunity to get out for the day I would be happy to pick you up and drop you back home if it meant that people would benefit from your experience on this trip too.

There's always a spare seat for you in my rig pal.
08 Jun 2017
Winston (Winston_FJ) Premium Member
George (Georgie_Kyro) wrote:
Winston (Winston_FJ) wrote: I'd be there but have a baby due and also don't have a working 4wd.
Hi sir,
I know what its like having a new born etc,
But if you had the opportunity to get out for the day I would be happy to pick you up and drop you back home if it meant that people would benefit from your experience on this trip too.

There's always a spare seat for you in my rig pal.
Cheers bloke. I'll play it by ear and see how things are going with wife and newborn. Much appreciate the offer.
08 Jun 2017
Trip Leader Kelvin (TREXGQ) Premium Member
Alright guys/girls, I have opened up 2 more spots. Get in quick.
15 Jun 2017
Corey (Paj083)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Just realised ive stuffed up my weekends and wont be able to go on this one i was looking forward to it aswell hopefully the stars will align next time
27 Jun 2017
Trip Leader Kelvin (TREXGQ) Premium Member
Hi everyone, this trip is 2 weeks away, please can you withdraw if you are not 100% sure you can make it or not.
02 Jul 2017
Richard (Papa_Bob)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason:
02 Jul 2017
Zak (Uzooz) Premium Member
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Got kids soccer and can't get out of that
Sorry guys
09 Jul 2017
Rod (The tuff)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Short of staff. I will have to work the weekend to catch up with my jobs as Two people have quit without any notice.
Sorry guys.
Sorry Kalvin.
10 Jul 2017
Chris (jeep12)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Due to work commitment unable to attend this weekend maybe the next time
11 Jul 2017
Nicko (garlani)
Kelvin, I noticed there are a few guys coming that have done less that the required 3 trips seeing the trip isn't full. Can I come? I am keen to get more involved
12 Jul 2017
Rob (MUD_MITZ)
Hey Kelvin, I haven't done any trips with you guys yet, but am eager for a run..... it's down to the 11th hour!!!! ;)
12 Jul 2017
Trip Leader Kelvin (TREXGQ) Premium Member
Hi all, I will open up 2 more spots at 9pm tonight. I have removed the requirement of minimum trips. Anyone can join as long as you are willing to lead a trip on 4WDTRIP.

Also for those who is already committed to join, have a think about what you need and what problem you faced when planning or running your trips in the past.

This Trip Leading trip is aiming for sharing information and experience with others. There won't be much driving, possible a few tracks around Walhalla, that's all. So don't expect it to be a full-day driving.

I also plan to break up the trip into number of small sections instead of a full-on 1 hour speech.

Ideally, it would be good for all of you to post a trip up if you have got some ideas where you want to go and lead, don't worry about the fine details, we can help.

It will be a cold day, make sure you bring enough clothes. Again, be prepared for anything, make sure you double check your vehicle condition, recovery gear, winch (and the remote controller), and radio are all in good condition.

Remove your tow ball, it's not going to help. At least you leave your tow pin if you don't have a recovery hitch.

Please can kindly ask everyone to arrive no later than 8.15am so we can leave at 8.30am sharp. Meeting at the carpark next to McDonald. (https://goo.gl/maps/exX9ewDGp6H2)

We will be on channel 10.
12 Jul 2017
Mark (Mfb11)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Due to last minute work commitments - good luck everyone and have a great day on Saturday
12 Jul 2017
Trip Leader Kelvin (TREXGQ) Premium Member
Few spots available now... jump on it before they are taken.
13 Jul 2017
Simon (VBer)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Sorry all needed for babysitting my Grandson. Hopefully similar trip opens up again. Enjoy :)
13 Jul 2017
Allan (Big Pig) Premium Member
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Sorry guys the Jeep is not quite back to being a 4x4, might get my front drive shaft back tomorrow but no guarantee .
13 Jul 2017
Allan (Big Pig) Premium Member
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Sorry guys the Jeep is not quite back to being a 4x4, might get my front drive shaft back tomorrow but no guarantee .
13 Jul 2017
Rick (Rick T)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Sorry guys. Fallen victim to the Gastro outbreak at work.
14 Jul 2017
Trip Leader Kelvin (TREXGQ) Premium Member
Hi everyone
Tomorrow I am thinking to head up to Mt Selma to find some snow while we will go through trip leading information on the way if anyone interested. If we do, be prepared to finish late. Please let me know if you are keen.
14 Jul 2017
Thurstain (Tcm9669) Premium Member
Jeez so many people dropped out!

I have plans for tomorrow which might get cancelled last second, if that's the case I will jump on. Mt Selma and snow would be awesome.. it will at least make the 2.5 hrs drive to Moe (5am wake up!!) worth it.
14 Jul 2017
Zak (Uzooz) Premium Member
I'll just follow the trip leader 😂😂
Snow would be good
14 Jul 2017
Trip Leader Kelvin (TREXGQ) Premium Member
Thurstain (Tcm9669) wrote: Jeez so many people dropped out!

I have plans for tomorrow which might get cancelled last second, if that's the case I will jump on. Mt Selma and snow would be awesome.. it will at least make the 2.5 hrs drive to Moe (5am wake up!!) worth it.
Sure just meet us at Moe.. we will be leaving at 8.30am.
14 Jul 2017
John Flannery (johnonline1)
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14 Jul 2017
Thurstain (Tcm9669) Premium Member
Kelvin (TREXGQ) wrote:
Thurstain (Tcm9669) wrote: Jeez so many people dropped out!

I have plans for tomorrow which might get cancelled last second, if that's the case I will jump on. Mt Selma and snow would be awesome.. it will at least make the 2.5 hrs drive to Moe (5am wake up!!) worth it.
Sure just meet us at Moe.. we will be leaving at 8.30am.
No worries.. If I'm coming I'll join the trip late tonight... so you will be aware. Otherwise have fun guys and see you next trip.
14 Jul 2017
Corey (BOSSCR)
I'm keen for snow Kelvin. How late a return are you anticipating? I'd prefer to advise my girlfriend in advance rather than cop it tomorrow night.
14 Jul 2017
Trip Leader Kelvin (TREXGQ) Premium Member
Haha I said the same to my wife. I am hoping we can get back to Walhalla no later than 6pm... again... depends on track condition... once I can see we have mobile reception I will stop for everyone to contact your family.
14 Jul 2017
Trip Leader Kelvin (TREXGQ) Premium Member
One more thing. The last fuel stop will be in Moe. So make sure you will have enough fuel for 150-200km offroad distance. Ususally your fuel consumption will be double your normal rate when going offroad (low-range). Bring a jerry can with you if you have one.
14 Jul 2017
Mien and Jack (DutchDuo)
Thurstain (Tcm9669) wrote:
Kelvin (TREXGQ) wrote:
Thurstain (Tcm9669) wrote: Jeez so many people dropped out!

I have plans for tomorrow which might get cancelled last second, if that's the case I will jump on. Mt Selma and snow would be awesome.. it will at least make the 2.5 hrs drive to Moe (5am wake up!!) worth it.
Sure just meet us at Moe.. we will be leaving at 8.30am.
No worries.. If I'm coming I'll join the trip late tonight... so you will be aware. Otherwise have fun guys and see you next trip.
Please be aware the Monash Freeway has closures till 9 am
14 Jul 2017
Allan (Big Pig) Premium Member
The Monash closure is 9pm till 6am , you guys should be fine Moe is only an hour from the freeway works.
14 Jul 2017
George (Georgie_Kyro)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Sorry guys forgot to withdraw... I have lost my license for 6 months so no wheeling for me till December 23rd .
Apologies...
15 Jul 2017
Andrew (Kimmdogg)
Saw you guys at Moe just as you were leaving. You probably wondered why this white OB truck was beeping the horn as I was driving past, LOL.
15 Jul 2017
Trip Leader Kelvin (TREXGQ) Premium Member
Hi all, thank you again for coming. I hope you have gained some knowledge of trip leading. There are still so much more to cover but it would be hard to go through everything in a day. The best way to learn is to get out there and try leading your first trip. It's NOT a rocket science. It's all common sense to be honest. I had no training whatsoever but managed to run 40+ trips in the past 2 years without any problems. Just bear in mind that safety first. Sometime it's better be safe than sorry and you may have to make some tough call.
I am happy to help if you do want to get in touch with me to find out more about trip leader, you can contact me directly (PM, email, facebook).....

It was a great day guys. Fulton Creek Track definitely had some characters in the wet. We managed to get everyone completed the track safely. There were some interesting section, it's all about trying and testing your skills, and to work as a team.

Until next time.
Kelvin
17 Jul 2017
Allan (allanmac) Premium Member
Glad everyone had a great day Kelvin. Fultons Creek Track has its moments in the dry, let alone when it is wet and good to hear everyone got through. Did you get up to Mt Selma?.
17 Jul 2017
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TRIP COMPLETED

10 GOING, 8 Interested
13 adults , 2 children (15 in total)
Trip Date
Sat, 15-Jul-2017

Meeting Point
Moe Maccas (carpark next to McDonald) https://goo.gl/maps/exX9ewDGp6H2
8:30 AM (Sat, 15-Jul-2017)

Organiser 4WD TRIP
Kelvin (TREXGQ) Premium Member

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