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  Synthetic Shackles
Posted by: sirlezz - 01-08-2016, 01:50 PM - Forum: General chat - Replies (1)

Hi guys
just got a look at the Unsealed online mag advertising the use of Synthetic Shackles "Gator Jaw" Idea
American brand
safer than a steel projectile and they float too
around $42 US with postage???   Dodgy

But I found a cheaper and closer to home brand from NZ rated at 14 tons this one is made from dyneema rope
eBay item number: 112071714286  $35 with Free postage Cool


http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Soft-Shackle-...SwyjBW8FuH

There are of course even cheaper Chinese brands of unknown quality Huh

what do you think will you use one instead of steel Big Grin

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  Nice camp site
Posted by: troopiepete - 31-07-2016, 11:33 PM - Forum: * NON club trips - No Replies

Hi

Joe and I went on a bit of a relax trip yesterday and stayed overnight at the Bigriggen Park

http://www.bigriggen.com.au/

If you want somewhere not too far from Brisbane, easy 2WD drive, showers and toilets where you can also take your dog then this park is for you.
I must say i was not expecting much and yes there were a heap of people but mostly we did not hear them and we had a good fire to keep us warm.

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  2016-2017 memberships.
Posted by: White Bush Pig - 25-07-2016, 12:46 PM - Forum: General chat - Replies (2)

Hi everyone. 
A reminder that, as it is now July, 2016-2017 club memberships are now due!

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  20160930 4WD Qld Corroboree
Posted by: White Bush Pig - 20-07-2016, 09:35 PM - Forum: * NON club trips - Replies (13)

2016 4WD Qld Corroboree.

30th Sept - 3rd Oct.

Camping at Woodford showgrounds.

There is a discount available for early bird bookings done by the 22nd July.

For more info check the link below.

http://www.corroboree2016.org.au

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  2016 XMAS weekend Ballina Beach Option - 19th - 20th November
Posted by: sirlezz - 29-06-2016, 04:28 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (19)

Been looking on You Camp for some different ideas for our end of year camping

Option One Wins the debate

Option 1 Ballina Beach Village  https://www.youcamp.com/properties/774

Gorgeous 20 acres property on the beach by the river. Amenities include camp kitchen, 3 amenities blocks with hot showers, 2 pools, childrens playground, dump point, cafe, kiosk, bait, tackle, cabins if you need them. From $20 night

4wheel drive access to the beach - no permit is required. You can drive all the way South to Evans Head, about 30+ Kms tides permitting.

Access us via the Burns Point Ferry if you are coming from Ballina, ($5.50 one way) or come via Wardell if you are coming from South. See full description, travel instructions and photos at our website,

https://www.ballinabeachvillage.com.au/

We are pet friendly too! Wilderness paradise.

Option 2 Mt Barney Wilderness Retreat https://www.youcamp.com/properties/174

2.5 hrs drive from Brisbane, 30km south of Boonah. 4WD access only.
Open Friday to Sunday (minimum booking is for two nights). Camping Fees: $25 per person per night. Cabin fees: $160 per night (sleeps up to 10 persons). 130ha at 725m beside Mt Barney NP.

We have about 130ha (300ac) of mountains and forest available to you for camping and bushwalking. We offer a small camping ground with all the basic facilities you would expect in a wilderness retreat plus a bit more.
For those who want to stay close to our main facilities we offer about 2 ha of open space in which to pitch your tent or place your camper van.
For those who want a complete wilderness escape we can also offer even more remote locations - hidden in the forest and ridges of the property and accessible by more experienced four wheel drivers - as the tracks get rougher and steeper.


Option 3 Hosanna Farmstay https://www.youcamp.com/properties/753

Nestled in the beautiful Tweed Valley on the NSW North Coast, 2 hours from Brisbane, 40 minutes from the Gold Coast Airport and 40 minutes from Byron Bay $12 per person per night camping

Hosanna is a 100-acre family and dog friendly farmstay just behind the busy coastal strip of Northern NSW, offering accommodation, activities and functions for individuals, families, groups, and schools.

Come and help feed the farm animals and join in the milking. Have a splash in the dam, jump off the diving board and paddle in a kayak! Build your campfire and finish the day roasting marshmallows. Hosanna is located in the Tweed Valley, near Mt Warning
Great activities, a swimming dam with diving board and kayaks, and the yummiest food ever, make a Hosanna a great school camp venue! Katapult, Amazing Race and Dreamtime



More to come

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  4WD Qld Newsletter - July 2016
Posted by: troopiepete - 16-06-2016, 10:42 PM - Forum: General chat - No Replies

4WD Qld Newsletter - July 2016

http://vemail.digitalglare.com/em/mail/v...&k=80c23bc

Click on the link and all should work - I hope

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  Endless Air - type compressor ideas
Posted by: troopiepete - 11-06-2016, 10:15 AM - Forum: Technical - Replies (4)

Hi

As some may be aware my ARB Compressor failed on the return trip from Fraser, it managed to pump up my 4 tyres and died before completing any more!
I have investigated the fault and for under $100 will have fixed it but the low volumes these pumps deliver have always bugged me and I want more!

I have an old AC compressor and want to mount this in the car to provide better air delivery but need to sort out a few things such as mounting and alterations required to make it work correctly and for years to come - the PDF attached is one mans experience with this.



Attached Files
.pdf   Air Comp Grungles Homepage.pdf (Size: 248.81 KB / Downloads: 121)
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  New New New :)
Posted by: MissShell - 09-06-2016, 09:56 PM - Forum: New to the Forum - Please introduce yourself - Replies (2)

Hi all!
I'm Shell.. Been searching for a 4wd club to become involved in and came across you guys.. I'm more into experiencing our own back yard rather than extreme off-roading as my 4wd is my daily and my tow vehicle (I'm one of those mad horse owners too )
My partner and I do regular trips to double island as often as we possibly can.
My car.. '07 mighty Trity "big red" [Image: 8060aae6573d66228651dbdf0bc841f9.jpg]
Jumped ship from an 88 patrol ute, to an 06 Nav, to the Trity.
She's not fancy, completely stock but does its job and earns its keep just fine Smile
Partner has an older rodeo ute and is a lot more experienced than I am..
Pretty much looking to meet new friends, tag along on some trips around the place and have a bunch of fun. I'm not an overly experienced 4WDer, got a good hold on the basics but couldn't be keener to learn more!
We're pretty laid back, easy going people Smile
Hopefully that gives you a little insight into who I am and what I'm here for..
Look forward to meeting you all [Image: f4cc22b87c87baa9b9fd60f40bf8a1db.jpg][Image: 6e4ecd861579c326283d3ee7abad1207.jpg]


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  hello hello
Posted by: tanked - 08-06-2016, 05:49 PM - Forum: New to the Forum - Please introduce yourself - Replies (1)

Hey all new to this forum suzuki sierra owner here looking for some people to hang and wheel with.  Based at Redbank keen most saturdays for a run, ok.  thats a basic intro

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  20160528-29 Spring Mt Endurance ride
Posted by: troopiepete - 02-05-2016, 06:18 PM - Forum: Past trips - No Replies

Hi
 
I have just been contacted by the Spring Mt Endurance group, quite short on notice so I don't know how we are going to go but!
 
The Endurance ride for this year is on the 28th 29th of May..
yep short notice so I understand if you are unable to help but we need people for 3 checkpoints you so please help if you can.

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  Something Amazing (lost for words)
Posted by: johnnyn - 29-04-2016, 07:04 AM - Forum: General chat - No Replies

Hello Clubers

On Wednesday of this week I was walking up Ann St in the valley

I came across Austral motors who are the Landrover dealership

They had several range rovers in the showroom

I thought no harm in dreaming so in I went

In the corner was this RR it looked real nice and even fancier inside but it was locked

I discovered why when I saw the listing price

Wait for it $385,000.00 but it was not the top model

Good to have that amount of cash

GOOD GRIEF

A bit fancy to drive through Eli Creek

Johnny

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  21 May 2016 Moreton Island Clean up
Posted by: sirlezz - 28-04-2016, 06:33 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (1)

I didn't know this was on this month and a lot of us are booked to go to Fraser Island the weekend before for the clean up and it would be hard to turn around and do it again Smile

but as I have never 4wd Moreton I want to watch this space next year as I might just go here instead being  closer and quicker to get home again Big Grin and spend more time exploring etc.
never been exploring north and south of the island although I have done some parts but only by foot and boat in a previous life Huh
would like to change the pattern and check out my own back yard for a change

check out these details for those who are interested or go the to web Cool

https://www.moretonislandadventures.com....-clean-up/

Join us on Moreton Island on Saturday May 21st for a targeted clean up effort! Just loan us 4 hours of your time to make a difference to our beautiful island, after that it’s up to you – stay for a day, or stay and play – you can even make a weekend of it! 

Participants will be split into teams by our clean up organiser and all round champion Dave from Australian Off Road Academy and allocated areas of the island’s beaches in order to remove as much debris as possible.


The Deal & How to Book?
Moreton Island Adventures will be offering DISCOUNTED 4WD transfers to Moreton for this event! Fares being $100 return for standard 4WD (5.2 or less) or $136 for large 4WD (5.2m – 6m) including driver & 3 passengers. But just remember, if you don’t turn up to lend a helping hand you’ll be swimming home!!
Available MICAT ferry transfer dates and times below:

  • Travel to Moreton Island Thursday 19th , Friday 20th 13.00pm service only or Saturday 21st May 08.30am. 
  • Travel home Saturday 21st May 15.30pm, Sunday 22nd 12.30pm or 16.30pm (limited spaces) or Monday 23rd May 15.30pm.
  • BOOK TODAY by calling the office on 07 3909 3333 – we will then register you for the event and send through some additional information prior to the event. Remember, you must be registered to participate in the event.
  • Don’t forget to book your National Parks vehicle access permit by phoning National Parks on 13 74 68.

sounds good to me Big Grin Angel Cool

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  Winching how to ideas
Posted by: troopiepete - 23-04-2016, 10:27 PM - Forum: Technical - Replies (1)

Many of us have winches fitted to our 4x4's but do you actually understand how it should be used and why?

The link below runs you through ways to make the best out of your winch and what other gear you should carry.
Personally some of the gear he recommends is possibly over the top but it very much depends on just how much you are prepared to own, carry and use!
An example is a pulley block, I carry one, partly as that's what came in my kit but partly because those things are actually quite heavy and to date I have not needed more than one!

This is a method I have used many times and involves no hard labor or cutting
   

   

http://expeditionportal.com/winching-without-the-worry/

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  Bullbar
Posted by: Time bandit - 23-04-2016, 08:39 PM - Forum: Technical - No Replies

[Image: 8fd6340440c5e0dcb34394fefb1158e3.jpg] installed by Pedders Lawnton


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  20160827 Scenic Rim 4x4 park 28th August
Posted by: White Bush Pig - 14-04-2016, 08:52 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (10)

Hi Everyone. Going to re-visit this trip as we didn't have enough takers last time!

Scenic Rim 4x4 Adventure Park.
This is a day trip for the Sunday or you can camp overnight if you prefer!
Meeting: (For those not camping) Sunday 7.30am Hungry Jacks Beaudesert for an 8am leave

636 Tamrookum Creek Road, Tamrookum Creek Qld 4285
There is now 60km signs along our entry road and we ask that you be mindful of the wildlife, cattle and courteous to our neighbours along Tamrookum Creek road as you enter our property, thank you.
From Beaudesert CBD follow Mt Lindsey Highway towards Rathdowney 8klms before Rathdowney turn right into Tamrookum Creek Road follow for   6klm.
Vehicle entry rates:

  • 4WD Day rate Friday to Sunday vehicle day  pass $45 per vehicle
  • Additional consecutive days are $10 per vehicle per day
  • Midweek Mondays to Thursdays (not including public holidays or school holidays) vehicle day pass $35 per vehicle
  • Non driving vehicles parking at the office $10 per vehicle
Camping fees:
  • Adults $12 per person per night
  • Children 5 to 16 years $8 per person per night
  • Children under 5 free
    Link to website: http://www.scenicrimadventurepark.com.au/
  • Details as advised last time from Wendy at Scenic Rim:
  • Thank you for the enquiryWe do recommend the deposits to hold your spot as we are only permitted 20 vehicles. We do receive deposits right up to the day before. If someone pays a deposit and is unable to attend on the day we do carry this across to another date. Deposit of $40 per vehicle can be paid into the account below. Balance of payment can be paid on line or cash when checking in at the office.Campsite 1 is a good site for first timers who are towing and campsite 7 is also a popular site but you do have to go up three hills half way up the property. I have attached a copy of the required information and paperwork we are to supply to all visitors to the park it does answer most questions. Please pass this on to the others in your group. For those camping we do not charge for children under 5 years, hot showers or firewood which you can collect yourself from the property.If travelling through Beaudesert please stay on the Mt Lindsay Highway heading towards Rathdowney. Tamrookum Creek Road is a right hand turn off the highway. You have 2 kilometres of tarmac then 4 K’s of dirt our property is on the right. Some GPS’s are taking people off the highway to no through road tracks..
  • Please use the date of the booking as a reference number. 
  • > St George Bank
  • > BSB 114-879
  • > A/C 473463232
  • > Scenic Rim Adventure Park Pty Ltd

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