4x4 training

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 07:19
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morning all,can anybody or soul recomend 4x4 off road driver training centre other than joining a club in south east qld.thank for any or all contributions.bob.
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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 09:42

Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 09:42
Roofscooter2, I still reckon a club is a good move. I'm with the Gold Coast 4WD Club and we do a full day ' Driver Awareness' on our own track as part of initial membership.

But since you have asked for ideas other than clubs, I can recommend Duncan's Off Road. Wife and I did a one day course with them a while back and they were good. Try this link (if I get it right!):
Here is the link

Phone 1800 357475 or 07 3264 1877
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Follow Up By: roofscooter2 - Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 10:42

Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 10:42
thanks norm will keep all info in the mind,have a good weekend.bob.
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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 18:55

Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 18:55
Not knocking the club scene at allbut it may not be for everyone. Realistically you will learn much more in a day with a Nationally Recognised Trainer than you could imagine. It is also personal with one on one training even in small groups. Can also be private if required. You also receive a Nationally Regonised Certificate on completion of the course.
Cheers Rob
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Follow Up By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 19:18

Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 19:18
Rob, I understand you are in the business and from my experience most of you guys do a terrific job. But don't underestimate the clubs. Many (including ours) have certified trainers who simply choose to give their time free to the club rather than make their living from it. A number of very experienced 'advisers' help our trainer. For most of our full day 'Driver Awareness Program' every vehicle on the track has an experienced adviser in the passenger seat. Few training companies would have the resources to do this.

At least 2 other clubs in our area use our facilities and people to provide 'driver awareness' to their members.

Certainly not all clubs will be as well resourced as we are, but I suspect many are. Initial annual membership covers the Driver Awareness program and costs less than many businesses charge for a day course.

You guys do a great job and have an important role to play in Off Road training and safety, but the better and well resourced clubs are capable of at least the same with other longer term club benefits as well.

I think there is room and a role for both in educating drivers for off roading.
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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 21:38

Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 21:38
I agree with what you are saying Norm and you are agreeing with what I said. Some people are not into the politics and personalities of the club scene. Cheers Rob
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Reply By: Member - Paul P (Bris) - Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 09:59

Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 09:59
G'day

Here is another. Motorschool I know the owner well. Well qualified and experrienced.

Regards

Paul

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Follow Up By: roofscooter2 - Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 10:44

Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 10:44
thanks paul will also keep you info in mind looks like it's ok school,have a good weekend.bob.
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Reply By: Jason B - Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 10:01

Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 10:01
G'day

I can recommend Ducan's as well. We went on the Easter trip last year. Kevin and the staff are very good, patient if required as well. My wife had never driven off-road before and they eventually talked her into having a go, something I'd been trying to do for years. She loved it and now she always wants to drive, that's good to, I like beer.

The main advantages of a Club are it is generally cheaper and it turns out to be good socially. I did mine with Morton Districts Off-Road Club - good bunch too.

Regards

Jason
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Follow Up By: roofscooter2 - Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 10:50

Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 10:50
hi jason good info you have supplied, also tried to get the bride to jump behind the wheel when going off road but she will not . i think she is afraid of me jumping down the old proverbial if she does wrong but thats no good if something happen off road somewhere & nobody within kooee in an emergency, thanks & have a good weekend. bob.
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Reply By: snailbait (Blue mntns) - Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 20:28

Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 20:28
hi bob
its all a bout price
clubs are the best but tlcc
our club in NSW cost verry little with the membership fee plus cost of paper work for the driver training which is about $25.00
WHERE private co driver training costs a lot more
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Follow Up By: roofscooter2 - Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 at 07:51

Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 at 07:51
thanks snailbait ,i don't mind paying for something that is gowing to be worthwhile, i understand about the club side of things , i just think the the other side would be better for Mrs bob. ava gooden.
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Reply By: Brian B (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 23:48

Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 23:48
Hi,

As others have said, Duncan's are very good. We did a bush driving course and a sand driving course with them a couple of years ago just to refresh the skills a bit and it was well worth it.

Have a good one.
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Reply By: roofscooter2 - Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 at 07:56

Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 at 07:56
thanks Bbq, duncans looks like it may be the one to go with or the other at this stage. i think these are the way to go at the moment as we are looking to go to the top end july/august have a good sunday.bob.
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