New year technical driving (medium) - Rubicon/Eildon MEDIUM

Rubicon, Eildon, VIC

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Nothing better than kicking off Year 2018 with a great technical 4wding :) 



I plan to run this exploration trip to Rubicon/Eildon area and drive/explore a few technical tracks. There is one track we did last year and it took us a few hours to finish a few Kms in the wet. The track can be overgrown in some section so be prepared for that. 



I will be taking my son 10 yrs old and his mate on this trip so if you would like to bring your kids, more than welcome to do so. 



The plan is to do all the technical tracks on Wed, and probably just touring around the area on Thur aiming to finish the trip around lunch time or no later than 3pm on Thur. 



You will need a good setup 4wd with reasonable ground clearance and a working winch. The tracks will be dry but they are rocky, so requiring good technical driving. 



There are few good camping spots in the area, so will decide on the spot where to camp. 



 


Requirement

  • Electric Winch
  • Recovery Gear
  • Kelvin (TREXGQ) I am first-aid qualified Trip Leader - Level 6 (Completed over 76 trips)

    GOING
    Driver + 2 ChildrenChecked-In (01-Jan-2018 12:51)
    TREXGQ (1990 Patrol)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Spencer (Thebozman)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (01-Jan-2018 19:39)
    Jk (2015 Wrangler)
    • 35" Tyres, 4" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Luke Watt (Apples) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (01-Jan-2018 14:05)
    Ranger (2016 PX Ranger)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Tim (UAV)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 AdultChecked-In (02-Jan-2018 19:12)
    79 Dual cab (2015 Landcruiser VDJ79 DC)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Phil (HuddsGQ) I had chainsaw training Completed Intermediate training

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (02-Jan-2018 09:35)
    4.2 Diesel GQ (1990 GQ)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Ben Howe (Nacho) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 2 trips)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (02-Jan-2018 15:57)
    hilux (2012 hilux)
    • 33" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Joyce (Joyce)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (02-Jan-2018 12:51)
    Nissan Patrol GU (2010 Patrol GU)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Chris (Milney) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 AdultChecked-In (02-Jan-2018 21:31)
    150 Prado (2015 Prado)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • John (Bulldog) I am first-aid qualified I have mechanic skills Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 2 trips) Premium Member

    GOING
    Myself only
    BULLDOG (2011 JK unlimited)
    • 37" Tyres, 4" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Jason (Allterrain2000)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Landcruiser 200 (2011 Landcruiser)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Erwin (Radar)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    4.2 Diesel GQ (1989 Gq Patrol)
    • 35" Tyres, 4" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

Trip Leader Kelvin (TREXGQ)
Hi all i have increased the trip to max 8 cars... jump on it now!
01 Jan 2018
Joyce (Joyce)
Kelvin (TREXGQ) wrote: Hi all i have increased the trip to max 8 cars... jump on it now!
Looking forward to meet everyone for some adventure. Thanks for organizing.
01 Jan 2018
Chris (Milney)
Only in for the day trip (unfortunately)

Hope my technical skills (or my winch) are up to the task ... I get a little concerned when I see lots of big tyre trucks joining trips haha
01 Jan 2018
Jason (Allterrain2000)
Kelvin (TREXGQ) wrote: Hi all i have increased the trip to max 8 cars... jump on it now!
Just missed out I'll keep an eye out if someone drops off
01 Jan 2018
Trip Leader Kelvin (TREXGQ)
Chris (Milney) wrote: Only in for the day trip (unfortunately)

Hope my technical skills (or my winch) are up to the task ... I get a little concerned when I see lots of big tyre trucks joining trips haha
Pick your line and go slow... slow and steady win the race... i will help spotting if needed... looking forward to meeting you
01 Jan 2018
Trip Leader Kelvin (TREXGQ)
Hi all, please arrive at least 15-30 mins earlier. We will be heading out at 9am sharp. One of our members (Ben) will meet us in Elidon. I will bring my chainsaw but it would be great if someone can bring one extra.
Get your truck prep and make sure you have checked your winch condition.
See you all on Wed :)
01 Jan 2018
Luke Watt (Apples)
I'll bring my chainsaw Kelvin
01 Jan 2018
Luke Watt (Apples)
Thanks for running the trip Kelvin and to the whole group for a good trip.
I got some video of Ben I've posted on the facebook page. If anyone else got some good footage can you post it. I want to see the angles Chris got on that rutted section

Luke
04 Jan 2018
Chris (Milney)
https://youtu.be/EXnAb5zX_Ag
https://youtu.be/9C5NYFN6cKo
https://youtu.be/o3IMh9BvXFk
https://youtu.be/m1s-0p0hmYA

Angle? What angle? I was just trying a different line haha
04 Jan 2018
Ben Howe (Nacho)
Thanks for yet another grouse trip Kelvin.
Great fun up the back of the bus with Phil,Alex and Luke.
I’ve got a couple of vids that I’ll try post somewhere when we’re back from camping.
Cheers everyone
Ben
04 Jan 2018
Trip Leader Kelvin (TREXGQ)
You are all welcome guys!.... hope you all have a great start of the year in 2018 (i.e. conquere all obstacles with great outcome :)

If possible, please post your photos here and our facebook page.

See you all next time.
04 Jan 2018
Spencer (Thebozman)
Being my first 4wdtrip.com run wasn’t sure what to expect, but great bunch of guys and some great tracks. Thanks Kelvin.
04 Jan 2018
Alex (ADV)
I would like to thank Kelvin for leading a great trip, and big shout out to the boys Phil, Luke and Ben for first helping with the tyre change and then spotting and snatching me out of that hairy wheel lift! Great photo Luke 😂
05 Jan 2018
Ben Howe (Nacho)
Vids on Trip.com FB community section
06 Jan 2018
Tim (UAV)
Where is the fb community section?
06 Jan 2018
Ben Howe (Nacho)
I had trouble finding it too.
Find the 4WDtrip Facebook page
Then you can scroll right and left on ‘home.about.photos...’ (if you’re on an iPhone ) until you find community .
Then scroll down there’s about 4 vids
06 Jan 2018
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TRIP COMPLETED

9 GOING, 2 Interested
11 adults , 2 children (13 in total)
Trip Date
03-Jan-2018 (Wed) to 04-Jan-2018 (Thu)

Meeting Point
Healsville Beechworth Bakery
9:00 AM (Wed, 03-Jan-2018)

TRIP FULL

Organiser 4WD TRIP
Kelvin (TREXGQ)

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