need a extra 4x4

Submitted: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 19:43
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Is there anyone out there who like me has no one to go offroading with.
Would like to have an extra 4x4 to go with for fail safe reasons, have come unstuck a few times. Also so you can try some conditions with the confidince to be albe to get pulled out again and again. I do not want to join a club that would be quite boring.
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Reply By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 19:50

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 19:50
Yeah im used to going out with my brother and feel safer knowing he.......i mean i can pull him out when needed. LOL

Saftey in numbers !

Clubs arn't that bad, probebly be less boring than going out by yourself.
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Reply By: geoffp - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 20:12

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 20:12
i myself m like u i prefer to 4wd or find myself by myself in the real sense 1 4wd 1 person, some might say dum but over the years i am pretty self relient, and with practice and errors u learn how ever dont b to quick to poo poo the 4wd clubs even if they r for mums and dads as there are plenty of old shoulders to sqeeze for info and tips apart from those like us, i have been with a 4wd club 4 8 yrs and only been on 1 club trip, but u will find there r those who organise there own trips add hock off the record what ever u want to call it and u get to meet people who have similar intrests, and as i may have only been on 1 trip behind the scenes i am pretty into other aspects of the club its worth even 1 year s membership, wot statew r u in and wot do drive wot sort of 4wd r u interested in???? some times being in the right club allows u access to areas most pitt st farmers cant get to!
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Follow Up By: psi15 - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 21:00

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 21:00
thanks for the reply im for perth wa.
I drive a 92 swb patrol 4.2pet.They are absolute machines, unstoppable and i like every aspect of 4x4ing if theres mud rocks or sand im there just cant get enough of being offroad. what about you??
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Reply By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 20:39

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 20:39
4WD clubs are an excellent way of learning correct techniques and meeting new like-minded people. There is something to be said for having someone around to pull you out whe necessary. The real problems that occur are when you have an absolutely incapacitated vehicle, no tools, miles from nowhere, in the dark, and it's poring rain...In all honesty all the above "sole treckers" have been just plain bloody lucky so far.
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Follow Up By: Member - Willem- Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 20:54

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 20:54
I was about to say something about your comment on 'sole trekkers' but I bit me tongue. You know my views...we have crossed before:-)Cheers, Willem
Never a dull moment
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 21:32

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 21:32
Willem, you are sole trekker :-) On a serious note, its not much fun sitting around the campfire and having a beer with yourself, even though the likes of Len Beadell showed that solo trips are possible.
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Follow Up By: johnsy - Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 07:40

Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 07:40
Willem Im with you like to set my own agenda.

Bob sitting around a fire by your self can be quite mind cleansing.

Gary preparation not luck is the key and dont panic it can kill you.
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Follow Up By: Member - Willem- Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 08:33

Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 08:33
Yes Johnsy,

Glad to hear from another traveller with similar notions.

After leaving the club scene in the late 80's we have made many an offroad trip into the beyond. Preparation is the key to all trips. You must have the right gear, your vehicle must be in excellent condition and you must be in the right frame of mind. Don't take any silly chances and don't take obvious risks. There are risks in doing trips but if you are well prepared then you know where you are at.

I learned my lesson early for going away on hastily conceived trips being unprepared and it cost me. Mainly my ego. But you live and learn.

I too enjoy sitting around the campfire being sociable. I sometimes go alone but most of the time my life mate(female) goes along to provide culinary delights at the campfire. On other occassion I take old friends with me so we can chew the fat whilst staring into the flickering firelight.

Went solo(one vehicle) two weeks ago and took an old mate with. We had excellent weather, chassis twisting tracks and great camfires.

As you state Johnsy........go out there prepared and don't panic that it will kill you.

Happy travels :-)Cheers, Willem
Never a dull moment
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Follow Up By: Member - Rick - Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 19:14

Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 19:14
Garyin Oz.

Like Willem & Johnsy, I leave nothing to luck..well, nearly nothing.
The only thing I leave to luck is the weather.

By that I mean I can influence nearly every other outcome by thorough planning, preparation etc.

Besides, that is half the satisfaction - the dreaming, reading , poring over maps, etc.

Then you can get to the fire & enjoy, with or without company.

It's hard to beat.

CheersRick (S.A.) - ' It is better to travel hopefully than arrive'
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Reply By: Member - Peter (WA) - Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 09:57

Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 09:57
psi15 , what part of WA are you from , I am in York and we regually have trips planed from overnight to weeks ,we are not a club just a few locals that all enjoy getting out there driving and camping you are welcome to tag along on a trip and can head off in your own direction at any time ,no fees no bushbashing just a lot of fun and relaxing . If you are interested email me your contact details and I will let you know of trips comming up , we are heading south on the 30th this month for 2 nights you are welcome to come ,we have others from Perth that join in on the odd trip . to drive a 4x4 , not a keyboard
Peter York 4x4
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Reply By: crowe - Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 13:27

Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 13:27

I am moving from bundy to perth, should be there in december and will also be looking for people to 4WD with to meet new people and the saftey factor is always a bonus as you can attempt more stupid feats than solo. Have heard there are some great places to go not too far out of the city either towards the hills or southwest. I too owna patrol of your vintage so should be able to go and gets ourselves in all sorts of strife, great fun. Will post you a line closer to the time.
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Reply By: Member - Cocka - Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 15:52

Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 15:52
psi15 i'm not sure if you have had anything to do with a club ?? but if you were to contact your local NCC and go to one of their meetings you may find a really beaut bunch of folks with exactly the same interests as yourself, then you may not. It wont cost anything but your time, you may also be able to give them the benefit of your experiences.
They usually have trips graded from tough to easy so that you go on those that your experience determins. They usually have access to the competitions if that's your thing.
We have had great outings in all conditions, having said that, we (SWMBO and I) still go off on our own and sometimes with other mates who we met in the club.Carpe Diem
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Reply By: jaycee - Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 20:12

Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 20:12
Me would just like a truck to go out in at the moment. THe Surf is in the panel shop getting all the rocks dirt and s#*t scraped of the right hand side (be at least 6 weeks before thats back on the road) and the landcruiser is on blocks with a blown head gasket and the transfer case out! I keep eyeing my wifes Grand "Viagra" but all i get is "dont you dare"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reply By: Member - Scotti - Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 20:16

Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 20:16

If you like to go 4wdrivin somewhere and want some company I and family would love to here from ya. We often take off on day trips during weekends and the kids love 4wdrivin to.We know a few with 4wd and most times go out with 3 to 4 cars and great fun. If you like to come with us sometime send me email address.
Easter fun down Nannup!!
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Reply By: Member - Richard - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 22:56

Monday, May 26, 2003 at 22:56
If you are ever near Kununurra some day let me know we are always looking to go places if only to show other people the fantastic land. Like others however we find it is sometimes best on our own. Preparation is the key and having a wife and kids interested and experienced as well helps when more hands are needed.
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