4wd driver training

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 18:46
ThreadID: 55600 Views:2558 Replies:9 FollowUps:2
This Thread has been Archived
new to my Prado I want to learn what I can and cant do with it. Can anyone please advise of a driver training company in Victoria preferably near the Mornington Peninsula. I realise that this is not an commercial site but t thought you guy's and gal's would no best. Ta
Of to the corner country in July and do not want to miss out on anything due to lack of knowledge
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Patrolman Pat - Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 19:06

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 19:06
Can't answer about your area specifically but I reckon you'll get training as good as, if not better from joining a 4WD club. Plus it'll be cheaper and there are other benefits too.
AnswerID: 292965

Reply By: Dave from P7OFFROAD Accredited Driver Training - Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 19:39

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 19:39
I'll obviously disagree with Pat!


However, have you looked in the directory section of this site??

cheers
AnswerID: 292970

Follow Up By: Wizard1 - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 11:48

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 11:48
Having been the recipient of both types I'd have to agree with Pat and say the 4WD Club was harder, more demanding. testing and informative.

Not to say that formal 4WD training is of lesser value.

A training course covers a few basics and after a couple of days your let loose. A club supports follow-up experience and exposure to other 4WD situations.

0
FollowupID: 558713

Reply By: John S (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 21:13

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 21:13
Hi Prattie,

Not sure who's around down there - Google is good. Maybe join one of the 4WD clubs down there.

We just got back from advanced driver training with Great Divide Tours at their Braidwood training ground (fair drive for you), but these guys are great. We learnt so much over the past two weeks, and had the great time doing it. We really put the Cruiser thru its paces.
AnswerID: 293008

Reply By: marcus - Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 21:16

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 21:16
Hi Prattie,
If you go to thread find at top of page and enter 3199 or 18192 it should help you out.You will need the Sorrento ferry across to Queenscliff then around to Anglesea for the course though.
Cheers Mark
AnswerID: 293010

Reply By: Member - Ron O (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 21:57

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 21:57
Myself @ 2 sons did a course with PNL driver training not cheap but we thought it was very very good but its at narbathong
AnswerID: 293025

Reply By: warfer69 - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 01:31

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 01:31
I live on the Mornington Peninsula and here is another option,Just waiting for mate to get the cobwebs off his 4wd and we are heading up there...

tlcv

Cheers
AnswerID: 293044

Reply By: archar - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 07:35

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 07:35
i have just completed a basic course with wombat off-road in bond st ringwood i would definitely recommend them!
AnswerID: 293055

Reply By: Smudger - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 10:05

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 10:05
Prattie,
Welcome to the fun world of four wheelin'.

I agree with some of the earlier replies and recommend joining a club. Many clubs' instructors are members, but also run 4WDriver training courses/schools professionally. The standard of training in Clubs is usually excellent, and if you do a few trips, you'll find your competancy and confidence will develop very quickly, rather than doing a day or weekend course and then trying to remember what to do when you meet a difficult situation alone on ther track.
Other club benefits are - good networking for technical stuff, like where to get cheap parts, respected mechanics, useful vehicle upgrades to your model ..all sorts of information.
Plus, clubs know all the best tracks locally, often with access to areas where civvies aren't allowed.
Have a look at this site ..
4WD Victoria.
AnswerID: 293073

Reply By: Member -Dodger - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 15:50

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 15:50
Go to this site and have a look around for a club thats near you.
As a club Trainer it is a great way to start 4wd Driving.
And welcome to your next life.
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

Cheers Dodg.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  Send Message

AnswerID: 293127

Follow Up By: Member -Dodger - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 15:52

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 15:52
Oops gave you the NSW site see above members answer as well.
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

Cheers Dodg.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 558756

Sponsored Links