Beginners Trip.

if you are new to the 4wding sene & you would like to gain some tips from the old stages, then you are welcome to join.

each group (if more than one?) will have a lead vehicle with an experienced driver and a tail end Charlie who will also be experienced. You will get advice on track ediquite, wheel placement, safety tips, use of a spotter, vehicle recovery, convoy procedures tyre pressures etc.

Meet at Glenburn Servo at 8.30 am for a 9am briefing & 9.15 departure. We'll stop for lunch at about 1pm at Luke's Creek Rd. Camp Ground so have your own food & drinks & banter on the ready.

we'll then hit the tracks again with full bellies & finish back at the Glenburn Servo at about 4.30. I will have some fun awards to give out at the end of the trip so make sure you head back to the Servo.

i will ring the Servo closer to the date (when numbers are finalised) to let them know that we are coming. They have burgers, bacon & egg rolls etc forbreaky in the morning........oh, we meet in the car park at the rear of the Servo.

For those of you who want to spread the weekend out a little longer, I will be heading up Friday night to camp at Luke's Creek Rd Campground. I will also camp on the Saturday night for a drive on some more challenging tracks on Sunday before heading home. You are welcome to join me.

I'll more than likely need experienced people to help out by leading groups & tail end Charlie's. I'd like to keep the groups to 10 vehicles or less

The tracks that we will be driving are reasonably easy however, I'm sure that Toolangi will throw up the odd challenge. Your vehicle should have A/T's or M/T's & bring any recovery gear that you have. If you're brand new, no worries as the more experienced among us will have all the gear including winches. Nobody will be left stranded on the tracks. 

Bring the whole family along to join in the fun. My two boys will be with me.

See you there!

Requirement


  • David (Davidb)

    GOING
    Myself only
    Nissan patrol (2010 Patrol)
    • 33" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Luke (Ranger)

    GOING
    Myself only
    3.0 ford ranger (2008 Ranger)
    • 31" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Domenic (Cowboy13)

    GOING
    Myself only
    PX II XLT 3.2L Diesel (2016 Ranger)
    • 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch


  • Shannon (Hound)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (03-Oct-2014 09:53)
    NP300 (2017 Navara)




    • Scott (Stonekillerz)

      GOING
      Myself onlyChecked-In (03-Oct-2014 20:37)
      Tb 42 duel fuel wagon (1996 Patrol)
      • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted

    • Cam (CamNav) I have mechanic skills

      GOING
      Myself onlyChecked-In (03-Oct-2014 09:28)
      D40 Navara (2007 Navara)



      • Andrew (hilux1)

        GOING
        Myself only
        3.0 diesel Toyota (2011 Hilux)
        • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted

      • Jason (Jasono)

        GOING
        Driver + 1 Adult + 1 Children
        PX Ranger Dual Cab (2013 PX Ranger)
        • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
        • Winch

      • Dave (Calderd) I am first-aid qualified I have mechanic skills

        GOING
        Driver + 1 Adult + 2 Infants
        V8 76series cruiser (2009 Landcruiser)
        • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
        • Front & Rear Locker
        • Winch

      • Samuel (Smitty)


        I am Interested / In Waiting List
        2.5l diesel d/cab ute (2013 navara d22)
        • Winch


      • Mick (Surfs Up)


        I am Interested / In Waiting List
        Surfs up (1994 Surf)
        • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted

      • Graeme (Patrol01) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips)


        I am Interested / In Waiting List
        Patrol (2005 Patrol GUIV Wagon)
        • 33" Tyres, 3" Lifted
        • Front & Rear Locker
        • Winch


      David (Davidb)
      Sounds great, I'd love to come along
      07 Sep 2014
      Robert (Rigger64)
      If you need/Want i have no Problem being a TEC as i don't know the tracks there.
      07 Sep 2014
      Robert (Rigger64)
      Sorry just look @ the calendered & realised that i have a trip that weekend.
      07 Sep 2014
      Rob Phillips (robbo1312)
      Country me in. I'm not a complete newbie, I've done a few trips but I'm far from experienced and think I can learn a lot from a trip like this.
      07 Sep 2014
      Dale Collins (Colli)
      WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Didn't read the date, getting married
      07 Sep 2014
      Andy (andyh)
      I David.
      Im not strictly a beginner. But have only been into 4wd since beginning of this tear and have heaps to learn still.. if its ok I could be keen to join the day if ok with you and the dates work out ok for us.
      Thanks
      07 Sep 2014
      Trip Leader David (Paul Patrol)
      Hi all. Welcome aboard Rob (robbo1312), Dale (colli)..... Good luck on your wedding mate, yeh prolly should turn up to that mate, Andy (andyh) & Mary (daisyDukes76). I look forward to meeting you all.

      Mary, if you have no recovery gear you'll be ok because as I said in my trip post, there'll be experienced people on board with all the gear & we all know this is a beginners trip so we expect this to happen. This is the trip for newbies to learn stuff.

      I recommend you get a UHF as communication between vehicles is extremely important. If $'s is an issue, go buy yourself a decent handheld UHF. You should be able to find one for under $100? No snorkel will be fine on this trip. Also by a tyre gauge as you will be airing your tyres down. Bring a shovel & make sure that you have rated recovery points on your vehicle & learn where they are....very important.

      You'll have a ball.
      08 Sep 2014
      Andy (andyh)
      David,

      Sorry I just got to work and checked my diary, I am already booked on a trip for this weekend, so unfortunately I will not be able to make it.. Sorry, but if you do another one any time I would be keen.

      Have a great trip guys.
      08 Sep 2014
      Domenic (Cowboy13)
      Hi Dave,
      I am not an expert by any means but I would happy to be you TEC if you need.
      08 Sep 2014
      Trip Leader David (Paul Patrol)
      No worries Andy.
      Thanks Domenic. I'm no expert either mate lol.
      08 Sep 2014
      Peter Morris (peter1)
      Hi David
      Just got a leave pass for 4/10. I will probably drive up on the Friday arvo too and stay thru to the Sunday as well. Not sure where the camp spot is but will liaise with you beforehand. Looking forward to the trip.

      Regards

      Peter
      09 Sep 2014
      Kelvin (TREXGQ)
      Thanks for posting this trip Dave, would love to come along and share my experience.....
      09 Sep 2014
      Trip Leader David (Paul Patrol)
      Welcome aboard Peter1. I look forward to meeting ya. Top stuff Kelvin. Will be great catching up with you again mate.
      10 Sep 2014
      Kelvin (TREXGQ)
      WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: I am terribly sorry David, didn't realize it was on the same date as the Monster Jam in Melbourne. My wife have already booked ticket for our kids. Unfortunately I can't make it this time.
      10 Sep 2014
      Trip Leader David (Paul Patrol)
      No worries Kelvin. Catch you on the next trip in November mate. I'm looking forward to that one. PM me please to arrange so I can come & buy a cap off you. I'm a rep & all over the place so I can come to you easy.
      10 Sep 2014
      Domenic (Cowboy13)
      Some of these rigs don't look like beginners ;)
      12 Sep 2014
      Trip Leader David (Paul Patrol)
      Ha ha. Yeh, I thought that too Cowboy. Shouldn't need much recovering then ( fingers crossed lol).
      12 Sep 2014
      Simon (1TUFFGU)
      I think as far as telling people not to worry about recovery gear, it's probably not the best idea.
      I think anyone coming on this trip has more than enough time to get themselves at least a handheld UHF, a snatch strap and some shackles as a minimum.
      13 Sep 2014
      Eddie (puppasmurf1au)
      hey mary this is what its all about , you will learn all this for free from some great guys and girls .
      13 Sep 2014
      Eddie (puppasmurf1au)
      I do hope to make this trip david and I hope to come camping from the Friday as well
      13 Sep 2014
      Trip Leader David (Paul Patrol)
      Hi Mary. This trip is for beginners. Sounds like that you are a beginner therefore I reason that this trip is for you. The more experienced among us will show you the basics including you other gear shifter (the awesome one). We will be very patient with our newbies because we were all in the same boat once. After this trip you may want to join a club & do a course or simply gain experience from finding new mates through this forum & going on trips that suit your ability. I believe that one of the gentlemen showing an interest in this trip is a professional instructed.
      13 Sep 2014
      Trip Leader David (Paul Patrol)
      Instructer even....I hit the post button by mistake lol.

      I agree with the above comment that everyone should have recovery gear but if you if you don't, don't stress as we'll work something out on the day.

      There is a few coming camping now too which is great. Looking forward to it.
      13 Sep 2014
      Michael Stapelfeldt (My Pajero)
      Hi Mary my wife will be coming along.
      We are not complete newbies but still have a lot to learn
      15 Sep 2014
      Michael Stapelfeldt (My Pajero)
      Mary O my wife will be coming along
      15 Sep 2014
      Domenic (Cowboy13)
      Hi Mary,
      Just about any 4x4 outlet will have the, you can also try places like JB HiFi, and there are heaps of places on line too, I got mine here http://www.prestigecom.net.au/ I reckon they are reasonably priced and have a large range, also have some start packages which include the antenna. Make sure you get the 80 channel versions. Obviously the in car types will need installation, but its not that difficult to do. however if that's a problem, you could always get a hand held model, they are generally a little cheaper too. Alot of people end up with both, as its a good idea to have a hand held if you are spotting wheel placement for someone communication is a lot easier with a radio. - hope this helps. If you need more info just ask hey
      15 Sep 2014
      Trip Leader David (Paul Patrol)
      Hi Mary,
      I wasn't sure which brand/type of UHF I wanted for my patrol for a long time as I didn't want anything that cluttered the inside of my car (I bought my patrol as stock & slowly built it up over time as to how I want/need it to my needs). So for about two years I just used a hand held UHF which I bought from Anaconda for $90. Two came in the pack. Mine have a 5 km range which actually don't have more than about 1 km range when used in hilly terrain. I now have my in dash UHF & also use the handheld at camp or if doing a recovery whilst I am the spotter. I'd get a hand held one for now as it will do the job fine until you decide on your future needs.
      15 Sep 2014
      Steven (All-for-fun)
      WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason:
      16 Sep 2014
      Scott (Stonekillerz)
      Any rough idea on what time we would finish? I know it depends on what happens on the trip but I won't use up as many brownie points if I know what time I'm home
      17 Sep 2014
      Scott (Stonekillerz)
      Don't worry next time I'll read the full post. Sorry
      17 Sep 2014
      Trip Leader David (Paul Patrol)
      Ok, now that there is 15 trucks coming on our little trip, I think that it's time to call for more volunteers. We'll need another trip leader & another TEC please.
      15 trucks in one group is just too big. This will result in clogging up the tracks & causing grief to other users of the tracks. To be a trip leader you'll need to either know the area well & or bring a good map of the area. I'd prefer that you have experience in being a trip leader, have patience & common sense. You will be in charge of leading recoveries, convoy order, planing your route etc. as well as having full recovery gear on board, you will also need a chainsaw for track clearing if needed.
      To be a TEC you will also be required to have full recovery gear, comprehensive tool box (you're in charge of assisting with breakdowns) understand convoy procedures & relay any delays forward to the trip leader.
      Both of these jobs are very rewarding.
      If the group grows to 25 plus we'll need more assistance again.
      Please in box me if you would like to help ASAP as there is only 2 weeks to go.
      17 Sep 2014
      Glenn (4x4man)
      WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: have to work
      18 Sep 2014
      Rob Phillips (robbo1312)
      WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: I was really looking forward to this trip but unfortunately I have to work. Haven't really had any O.T. for a while so I can't afford to knock it back.
      24 Sep 2014
      Trip Leader David (Paul Patrol)
      No worries Glenn & Rob. Gotta work to pay for the dream mods hey boys.
      24 Sep 2014
      Matthew (discomatt)
      HI Dave, if needed I can come for the day to assist in leading or tec, have been to toolangi heaps of times and know the area reasonably well and have roof tops of the area. I have never been a trip leader as such but know the ropes....

      1 thing that I would recommend though is that ALL vehicles have rated recovery points as the factory tie downs are NOT safe to recover from. Having said that a rear tow bar is all that is needed as a minimum as I am sure there will be a couple of removable tow hitch recovery points in the group ( a tow ball should NEVER be used to recover a stuck 4by!!!!!!!!!!!)

      Anyway let me know if you need a hand
      28 Sep 2014
      Trip Leader David (Paul Patrol)
      Well only 5 more sleeps for those of us coming up to camp on the Friday & only 6 more for those coming up just for the day. Thank you to everyone who has put their hand up to help. Greatly appreciated. At this stage I think that we'll stick to one group but will practice common curtesy to others that we see on the tracks if we hold them up. Domenic was first to inbox me in regards to being TEC therefore mate, you've got the job if you still want it. I personally haven't been out to Toolangi for quiet some time (over a year) so getting lost & then finding our way again is going to be half the fun. If you come up for the trip on Saturday Discomatt, I'm more than happy to have you up the front to give me a hand if you like. I have a trip planned which starts off easy & builds up as we grow in confidence. All of the tracks chosen I have driven up in a stock Pajero, all though that was a loooong time ago lol. Again, keep in mind this trip is for beginners so please don't stress that you think the driving will be too difficult. It won't. We are not out here to scare anyone.

      The trophies are made & the tracks are planned. The weather looks like it's going to be awesome. Bring on the weekend!
      28 Sep 2014
      Scott (Stonekillerz)
      Will hand held uhf be ok for the trip? I do have a uhf to install but just havent got round to it. I might get it done before Saturday.
      28 Sep 2014
      Trip Leader David (Paul Patrol)
      Hi Scott. A hand held will be fine mate.
      28 Sep 2014
      Domenic (Cowboy13)
      HI Dave,
      More that happy to by your TEC, also happy to share the role during the day too. Looks like you have quite a few experienced drivers coming along so it might be a good idea to set up the convoy with an experienced driver in front of and behind a not so experienced one - I sure you have already thought of that. Anyway looking forward to the trip and meeting every one.
      29 Sep 2014
      Zak (Uzooz) Premium Member
      WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Family commitments
      30 Sep 2014
      Shannon (Hound)
      Hi Dave,

      I've never been to Glenburn, is the meeting point is the united servo at Glenburn?
      02 Oct 2014
      Scott (Stonekillerz)
      Shannon thats the one!
      02 Oct 2014
      Shannon (Hound)
      Thanks Scott, see you guy's Saturday
      02 Oct 2014
      Trip Leader David (Paul Patrol)
      Hi Shannon. As Scott said. Meet in the car park behind the servo. See you there.

      I'll be heading up tomorrow so won't be able to respond questions on here after tonight.
      02 Oct 2014
      Matthew (discomatt)
      Hi Dave, I won't be coming for a drive, the old girl is about to spit a uni off the tail shaft and has a few badly worn bushes in the front end and a typicle Landy oil leak that I have found so I will be spending the weekend under the car getting it ready for the Little Desert trip. Hope you have a great weekend!!
      02 Oct 2014
      Dave (Calderd)
      Never been out in Vic and noticed a few people had withdrawn so thought id book a seat if that's ok
      02 Oct 2014
      Darren (nuttbag007)
      WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Most unhappy! Waiting on a new stub Axle so have to give this one a miss
      02 Oct 2014
      Trip Leader David (Paul Patrol)
      That's a bugger Matthew & Darren. Hope to catch up with you guys on a trip soon.

      Welcome aboard Dave. You can never have enough Dave's on a trip.
      02 Oct 2014
      Trip Leader David (Paul Patrol)
      On another matter while I think of it, I'm hopeless with technology & stuff so if anyone wants to take photos and or videos of our trip to later post on here, please be my guest as I have no clue as to putting videos on here.
      02 Oct 2014
      Scott (Stonekillerz)
      I plan on bringing the better halfs camera to take photo's.
      02 Oct 2014
      John C (232)
      WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason:
      03 Oct 2014
      Scott (Stonekillerz)
      Awesome trip today thanks to all that were there I hope we can meet again? Maybe a camping trip?
      04 Oct 2014
      Scott (Stonekillerz)
      anyone get any action shots of me today I would love to see them! I have started uploading some photos but not many shots as I was too concerned about paying attention to where I should be driving!
      04 Oct 2014
      Michael Stapelfeldt (My Pajero)
      Great trip guys and girls. Well done David awsome job organising and being trip leader with such a big group. Will try and upload some videos now
      04 Oct 2014
      Michael Stapelfeldt (My Pajero)
      Does anyone know if I can upload videos. Does not seem to let me do it
      04 Oct 2014
      Scott (Stonekillerz)
      Try uploading it in the files tab?
      04 Oct 2014
      Scott (Stonekillerz)
      Michael the other option is start if you have a google account or a youtube account (same thing) upload them to youtube. then post the link in the discussion section
      05 Oct 2014
      Jason (Jasono)
      Hi all, what a top trip. Was great to meet you all and cant wait to see you all out there again. I am hoping to arrange a trip out in the Cowbaws or Wombat in the next 6-8 weeks so hopefully I will get to show some of you my backyard.
      Cheers all.
      05 Oct 2014
      Scott (Stonekillerz)
      Will it be similar conditions?
      05 Oct 2014
      Jason (Jasono)
      Yea, the wombat is much like Toolangi but not as many bog holes and a bit more clay. I would more than likely do as a beginners trip with some challenges like the trip we just did.
      05 Oct 2014
      Michael Stapelfeldt (My Pajero)
      Sounds like a great idea Jason
      05 Oct 2014
      Trip Leader David (Paul Patrol)
      I did trip report and it didn't attach! Grrrrrr! Will try again tomorrow.
      05 Oct 2014
      Kelvin (TREXGQ)
      Hey Dave, there was small glitch with the page earlier. It's been fixed. Your trip report was uploaded.
      05 Oct 2014
      Peter Morris (peter1)
      Hi all, firstly thanks once again Dave for organising the trip and for the report - it was indeed a pleasure to meet you and your boys. Also, great to catch up with a group of friendly 4x4 enthusiasts. This was my first trip in real mud and found it challenging in part but great fun. Thank you Dom for your encouragement - it was great knowing you were just behind with the odd wise word when needed. Also, thank you Michael for dragging me out of the mud more than once - might have one of your shackles so check and let me know as I think I came home with an extra one! Wife was impressed how many times the troopy got a mention in the report - I had to explain it was for all the wrong reasons. She also saw the photo of the lean - doubt she will ever get in the troopy again!! Hope to catch up on future trips. Regards all, and once again thank you for an enjoyable day.

      Peter
      05 Oct 2014
      Michael Stapelfeldt (My Pajero)
      No worries Peter glad to be of assistance. I have got all of my Shackles might belong to Darren or Dom who pulled you out of the first sticky situation
      06 Oct 2014
      Domenic (Cowboy13)
      Hi Peter,
      Glad to be of some help,,,,, It was a good day, not exactly what I'd call beginners but everyone did a great Job, Thanks to Dave for a great experience.
      I have all my recovery gear so must be Darren"s?
      06 Oct 2014
      Scott (Stonekillerz)
      Does it have a coloured pin?
      06 Oct 2014
      Scott (Stonekillerz)
      Darren has all his shackles
      06 Oct 2014
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      TRIP COMPLETED

      16 GOING, 5 Interested
      18 adults , 1 children , 2 infants (21 in total)
      Trip Date
      Sat, 04-Oct-2014

      Meeting Point
      Glenburn Servo
      8:30 AM (Sat, 04-Oct-2014)