4WD DRIVER DEVELOPMENT:
4WD FAMILIARISATION WEEKENDS:
Venues commonly used for Training are —
Peake (About 50 km East of Tailem Bend) – Sand driving and rocky terrain.
Deep Creek (15 km East of Cape Jervis) – Ascend and descend hills.
Morgan Quarry (35 km North of Blanchetown) – Hills, some sand and sometimes mud.
Callington (20 km East of Mt Barker) – Mud and water.
Some Final Important Points
Vehicle Recovery – This is one of the most important aspects of Driver Training.
It may be as simple as clearing a bit of sand, deflating your tyres a little and backing out, or you may need an assist from another vehicle – which ever, it is important that you understand the technique, know the recovery points on your vehicle and are aware of the potential hazards.
Basic Recovery Kit (Note – Most Club 4WD Trips will require you to carry all of the items below as standard equipment).
- Long Handled Shovel
- Recovery Strap and Rated Shackles
- Air Compressor and Tyre Pressure Gauge
- Jacking Plate
- UHF Radio (80 Channel preferred)
Other Necessities and Accessories (For Training)
Common additional items include :
A tarp or equivalent for when there is a need to change or repair a tyre etc.
Gloves for removal of branches from under the vehicle, breaking branches along the sides of tracks or touching hot vehicle parts.
Work clothes for when you have to get down and dirty
Rubber boots (and possibly shorts) if doing mud training.
An old towel or similar for wiping your hands.
A Sand Mast and Flag for visibility when sand driving or driving bush tracks (mandatory when travelling in some National Parks).