BEGINNER'S trip through Tallarook EASY / MEDIUM

Tallarook State Forest, VIC

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This is a trip strictly for newcomers to 4wding. If you have pretty much zero experience but want to learn about 4wding, start seeing what your vehicle is capable of and be able to more confidently join trips, then this is the trip for you.

We will take a drive through Tallarook State Forest and tackle some terrain that will challenge you. There will be a little of everything from rocks to clay, gravel to mud. Depending on rainfall we may even have a shallow creek crossing.

I don't expect anyone to have any recovery equipment - I will have enough to cater for everyone. If you have it, bring it. Likewise with an air compressor/deflator. I am happy to share, but if you are equipped, please do come prepared.

This will be a full day of driving, along with a bit of an advice session on various techniques and practices in 4wding, including safe recoveries and convoy procedures. I'm not a driving instructor so it isn't a lesson - I'm simply imparting some of the things I've learnt along the way that may be useful for you.

The only requirements are a UHF radio (handheld is fine) and your vehicle must be a true 4wd with low range transfer. Ie. Not an SUV.

Stock vehicles are fine. As a group I want everyone to enjoy the day, return home safely and with vehicles the way they started - except for some dirt on them! And hopefully with a bunch of grins and new skills developed.

Please bring lunch/refreshments to cater for the day. Make sure your vehicles are well serviced and maintained as 4wding is arduous on mechanical components. Also bring toilet paper as nature calls when you least expect!

NOTE: THIS IS NOT JUST A DRIVE ON SOME DIRT AND GRAVEL ROADS! THERE WILL BE CHALLENGING TERRAIN BUT NOTHING THAT IS UNSAFE. YOU WILL BE GUIDED BY 2 EXPERIENCED DRIVERS AND WE WILL BE EXTREMELY DILIGENT. HOWEVER, 4WDING DOES CARRY INHERENT RISKS TO PERSONAL SAFETY AND VEHICLE ALIKE. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ACCIDENTS DO HAPPEN EVEN TO THE BEST DRIVERS, THOUGH ALL LENGTHS WILL BE TAKEN TO AVOID THEM.

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  • Winston (Winston_FJ) I have mechanic skills Trip Leader - Level 5 (Completed over 48 trips) Premium Member

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    Driver + 1 Adult + 1 InfantsChecked-In (22-Jun-2018 09:46)
    TB48 Patrol GU6 ST-S (2008 Patrol)
    • 35" Tyres, 4" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Anthony (Anth93) I am first-aid qualified

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    Triton_mq (2017 Triton)


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      Driver + 1 AdultChecked-In (22-Jun-2018 09:49)
      FZJ105R (1998 Land Cruiser)
      • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
      • Front & Rear Locker
      • Winch

    • Jamie (Bambi05)

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      Myself onlyChecked-In (22-Jun-2018 10:41)
      Ranger (2015 xlt)
      • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
      • Rear Diff Lock
      • Winch

    • Alex (rg_rado)

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      Driver + 1 AdultChecked-In (22-Jun-2018 13:55)
      TD 4.2 Coil Cab (2004 Patrol)
      • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted

    • Rob L (rnz2017)

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      Driver + 1 AdultChecked-In (22-Jun-2018 09:30)
      Prado Grande 120 (2003 Prado Grande)
      • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
      • Winch

    • Jaime (Millo)

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      Driver + 2 AdultsChecked-In (22-Jun-2018 09:44)
      3.5 v6 Pajero (1999 Pajero)
      • 29" Tyres

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

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      Myself onlyChecked-In (22-Jun-2018 17:06)
      TREXGQ (1990 Patrol)
      • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
      • Front Diff Lock
      • Winch

    • Paul Toth (Pablo) I have mechanic skills

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      Driver + 1 Adult + 2 ChildrenChecked-In (23-Jun-2018 08:12)
      80 landcruiser petrol (1990 landcruiser)
      • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
      • Front & Rear Locker
      • Winch

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      2.5 MN turbo diesel (2015 Challenger)
      • Rear Diff Lock


    • Andrew (Bono)


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      Roza (1992 Feroza)
      • 2" Lifted


    • Trevor (ranger1)


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      px ranger (2015 px ranger)
      • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
      • Rear Diff Lock
      • Winch

    • Daniel (Danielcoles)


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      Toyota hilux (2016 Hilux)
      • 32" Tyres
      • Rear Diff Lock
      • Winch

    • Nick (Morphen83) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 6 trips) Premium Member


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      3.0 Diesel GU (2015 Patrol)
      • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
      • Front & Rear Locker
      • Winch


    • Jay (Kk_jeep)


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      kk 3.7 (2011 Cherokee kk)
      • 31" Tyres, 2" Lifted
      • Winch


    • Phil (Phil)


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      Getaway Car (2014 Challanger)
      • 31" Tyres
      • Rear Diff Lock


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      MCDUX TRUX (2013 Colorado)
      • 30" Tyres, 2" Lifted
      • Winch

    • Mark (markfowl)


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      Prado 150 2.8TD (2017 Prado)
      • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
      • Winch


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      V8 Disco dual fuel (2004 Discovery S)
      • 31" Tyres
      • Winch


    • Dale (Cobber88)


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      Mq triton diesel (2015 Triton)
      • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
      • Winch

    • Nick (Nicksfjc)


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      2.8 diesel (2017 Hilux)
      • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
      • Rear Diff Lock
      • Winch

    • Geoff Davey (JeepGC)


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      Jeep (2018 Grand Cherokee Limited)
      • 29" Tyres
      • Rear Diff Lock

    • Ben (B3NS4B)


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      Patrol Kettle (1995 GQ Patrol)
      • 33" Tyres, 3" Lifted
      • Rear Diff Lock
      • Winch

    • Aruna (LC1fzfe)


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      4.5 Petrol 80 Series (1993 Landcruiser)
      • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
      • Rear Diff Lock
      • Winch

    • Lawrence (marvin) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 9 trips)


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      Gu 4.8 (2002 GU)
      • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
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    TRIP COMPLETED

    10 GOING, 23 Interested
    19 adults , 3 children , 1 infant (23 in total)
    Trip Date
    Sun, 24-Jun-2018

    Meeting Point
    Carpark of Broad Fuels in Broadford
    9:30 AM (Sun, 24-Jun-2018)

    TRIP FULL