Off-Road Touring, Adventure Travel & Outback Tech Tips — 4x4

West of Centre Touring

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West of Centre Touring

Words and pics Ron and Viv Moon It’s a camp I always enjoy. Tucked amongst the low sparse scrub with the impressive bulk of Mount Leisler rearing up from the flat plain, seemingly within touching distance to the north, it’s a view I love. No matter what we or the ambient light was doing, our eyes were constantly drawn to the rearing bulk of the mountain. You just can’t help glancing up to see the play of light and shadow across the face of this impressive peak.  We were close to the northern end of the Sandy Blight Road and,...

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Upsizing Your Tyres

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Upsizing Your Tyres
Get any group of 4WDers together and sooner or later the topic of tyres will come up. “How big are they?” It’s almost an unspoken rule of 4WDing that you’re judged by either the distance you’ve travelled, or the size of your tyres. A good set of tyres can make your 4WD go further and use less fuel.

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Beginner's Guide to the Oodnadatta Track

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Beginner's Guide to the Oodnadatta Track
You’ve kitted out the ideal rig and you're ready to roll, but where’s the best place for a shakedown run before you tackle the hard stuff? The Oodnadatta Track in South Australia is the perfect place to start.

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The Dark Art of Reverse Parking a Caravan - How to Reverse a Caravan in Tow

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The Dark Art of Reverse Parking a Caravan - How to Reverse a Caravan in Tow

We've yet to meet anyone that loves reversing a caravan into a tight spot. In fact, the vast majority of travellers see it as no more than a necessary evil. Put simply, reversing a hitched-load is tricky, delicate and often-times frustrating. So we thought we'd highlight the best approach on how to reverse a van in tow.

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9 Things You Should Know About Water Crossings

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9 Things You Should Know About Water Crossings
We provide a guide on what you should know before you go water crossings. But before you hit the road, it is important to know what your vehicle's wading depth is. Check your air intake, exhaust manifold height, and how low your alternator sits. This way you’ll know what needs to be considered when tackling a water crossing.

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