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  Hi
Posted by: Ryan - 04-09-2015, 08:17 PM - Forum: New to the Forum - Please introduce yourself - Replies (3)

Hi all, Im Ryan, been looking for a 4wd club to join and get out and about with like minded people. i have a gu patrol that ive been building up since i got it at the start of the year. Ill get along to next Wednesday's meeting and say hello

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  Mt Mee
Posted by: Weatherman - 16-08-2015, 08:53 PM - Forum: * NON club trips - Replies (6)

Hi guys, looking at going this weekend coming 22/23rd heading to the mt mee area and exploring. Will make a discussion later in the week. Anyone interested or know the area or just want to go camping and 4wding put up a post here.

Steve & Wendy

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  Peter & Narelle's Cape Trip 2015
Posted by: troopiepete - 16-08-2015, 08:11 AM - Forum: * NON club trips - Replies (8)

Hi all

Not trying to rub it in "much" but decided to make a trip report on the forum for future reference..

Day 1
We left sunny Brisbane about 6am Saturday Morning the 15th of August and basically drove straight through to Mackay with only a few rest stops on the way..
A long drive and not our original first night spot but Narelle was not felling to well so we decided to hang the expense and book a Motel room for the night, we ended getting a room in the Mackay Motor Inn around 7:30pm, nice couple run it and even cooked a late dinner for us - free internet and all Wink 
Narelle is feeling a little better today, our plan is to visit my Unlock Australia friend Kim and his wife in Townsville before setting up camp at Balgal Beach for the night.

During our travel through Rockhampton we passed another Troopcarrier of Australia member, I expected to run across a few but not on the first day :-)

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  A Question
Posted by: johnnyn - 10-08-2015, 07:16 PM - Forum: Technical - Replies (1)

Hello Guys

Last Friday afternoon a group of us were roaring along the western beach on moreton island

We came across a stuck holden Colorado ute

We dug under the wheels and inserted 4 max-tracks one on each wheel

The driver pulled into low range but only the front passenger side spun along with the driver rear

So what was happening

So can anybody enlighten me as to why these wheels did that

Johnny

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  2016 Australia Day weekend 23 - 26 January
Posted by: sirlezz - 23-07-2015, 08:38 AM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (19)

Hi guys

2016 Oz weekend has Australia Day on the Tuesday, Cool
So if you can wangle the Monday off it will give us four days of adventure Big Grin

Paul B has offered up KinKuna Beach near Woodgate Idea

It is a national Park and has dune camping right near the open water

the area has play pens for 4wding and some exploring and fishing in Coonar Creek within the park and on the Elliot River nearby

Also nearby (30mins) at Promisedland Cordalba State Forest  that borders on the Burnett River has  plenty of good tracks and hills etc. which would be good for a days run outing Tongue

Bundaberg highlights

  • Bundy Rum tour and bottle shop if that is to your liking,  Cool
    Bert Hinkler museum,  
    Railway Museum,  
    Mystery Craters,  
    Mon Repos Turtle venue,  
    Sharon Gorge rainforest walking tracks and free camping

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  Hand Held CB's
Posted by: johnnyn - 01-07-2015, 04:47 PM - Forum: Technical - No Replies

Hello Peoples

I was cruising around this morning (Wednesday)

I walked into the new masters store at Stafford with intention of buying some putty or something else

As I was wondering around I discovered that they had an automotive aisle (good grief)

As I strolled along I discovered that they sell handheld CB,s in twin packs with 80 channels and a range of 8k's with a price tag of only $49.00

Johnny

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  Fraser Clean up 2015 COMPLETED
Posted by: Weatherman - 30-06-2015, 05:54 PM - Forum: Past trips - No Replies

I can't find the original 2015 Fraser Clean up Thread to put Photo's up on from our trip this year so I'll put them up here.

Steve & Wendy

see original post here at this link Cool
http://www.rivercity4wdclub.net/showthre...31#pid3231



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  shockies
Posted by: johnnyn - 24-06-2015, 06:48 AM - Forum: Technical - Replies (4)

Hello peoples

I am shopping around for a new set of front shocks

I have heard good reports about GABRIELS

Is that news good

Johnny

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  Camping etiquette
Posted by: troopiepete - 19-06-2015, 04:34 PM - Forum: General chat - Replies (1)

This is an interesting collection of ideas on how to conduct yourself while camping, parts of it should become compulsory reading Tongue

http://letsgotravelaustralia.com/camping-etiquette/

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  Hi :)
Posted by: SKD517 - 16-06-2015, 03:32 PM - Forum: New to the Forum - Please introduce yourself - Replies (2)

Hi I'm Austin and my wife and our two kids try to get out in our twin locked v8 gu wagon as often as possible . We are based north of brisbane and frequent bribie and glasshouse Smile looking forward to meeting up for a trip soon



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  Hercules Snatch Strap recall
Posted by: sirlezz - 07-06-2015, 09:18 PM - Forum: General chat - No Replies

Hi guys just in case you have bought one of these offenders please read the following blurb and take appropriate actions Idea



From: Miles Brennan 4wd Qld
Sent: Saturday, 6 June 2015 12:06 AM
To: 4wd-clubs@lists.4wdqld.com.au
Subject: [4wd-clubs] ACCC Product Safety Recalls Australia - Hercules 8, 000 kg & 11, 000 kg Snatch Straps
Importance: High

Dear All,
There is a serious safety recall on several snatch straps which fall exceedingly short of their advertised / labelled product ratings; breaking snatch straps can result in injury or death. The use of these snatch straps should cease immediately and be returned to their place of purchase for a full refund.

http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index....Id/1072257

The snatch straps are Hercules 8,000kg and Hercules 11,000kg which have been sold through 4WD Supacentre, Tigerz11, and Express Publications Pty Ltd.

4WD Queensland would like to advise all club members and general 4WD enthusiasts throughout Queensland, that purchasing cheap, highly discounted products from online websites is not the preferred way to purchase quality recovery or safety equipment, regardless of whether the online website is located in Australia, as many of the cheap items on sale would most likely originate from outside of Australia, and may not meet our build and quality standards.

When purchasing 4WD recovery or other safety equipment, 4WD Queensland recommends you initially visit your local 4WD parts specialist shop and discuss your recovery requirements, and review the offerings of quality, and well-known brands from the local retail outlets. Certainly shop around and compare your options, however highly discounted online prices should lead 4WD owners to question the quality of materials and testing processes being used in these cheaper offerings.

Always ask a reseller what country their products were manufactured, and what Australian standards and processes are used to test the quality and integrity of these products.

Don't skimp on quality when the safety of someone's life depends on it.

Kind regards,

Miles Brennan
Public Relations & ICT Services

cid:7790bcce09f274d2bcd82fb36f9963e434500862@zimbra

Four Wheel Drive Queensland
P.O. Box 174
Brisbane Markets QLD 4106

Email: pr@4wdqld.com.au
Mobile: 0434 947 917

Web: http://www.4wdqld.com.au
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/4wdqld
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/4wdqld

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  2015 11-12 July Sundown National Park COMPLETED
Posted by: sirlezz - 14-05-2015, 09:04 AM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (29)

Hi guys
Planning a trip to Sundown National Park to do some track building repairing etc. to ensure we maintain our adopted park commitments Cool

All details of the following for the outing will be confirmed at 10th June Club meeting and posted here:

. Trip Leader
. Leaving times for Friday and Saturday
. Gear to be taken and used for track maintenance
. Proposed Itinerary for the weekend

Please indicate if you are going at next club meet or on this forum if you are not attending so we can plan the numbers Dodgy

we will also extend an invitation as we promised to Nth Coast 4wd for hosting the Imbil trip for us, (please note they have already have an outing booked on this weekend)
I have done this today via email to Murray Carr in time for their next meeting Tongue

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  2015 July 3 - Birdsville Big Red Bash 4wdQld COMPLETED
Posted by: sirlezz - 25-04-2015, 10:29 AM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (1)

Hi Thrillseekers breaking news of a new event at Birdsville this July IdeaBig Grin

Four Wheel Drive Queensland is supporting the Big Red Bash

We’ve been contacted by the team at Birdsville Big Red Bash to invite us to the 3 day July music festival.

The details and website are documented below and they are offering free camping at the event, and will help to accommodate larger groups such as clubs who wish to attend, to camp in the same areas etc…

As Birdsville is definitely on many people’s bucket lists, please pass these details around to your members and contact the team below for more information.

Reminder to mention the email below and you below to a 4WD QLD club. Idea


LETTER to 4wdQld from Greg Donovan the Managing Director of Big Run Events

As mentioned I organise the Birdsville Big Red Bash music festival at Big Red Red just outside Birdsville. All details of the concert are on the website see http://www.bigredbash.com.au

Held in the first week of July (school holidays) it’s an amazing outback event and this year is going to be fantastic with Jimmy Barnes as headline artist. There is free camping for 3 nights near the concert area at Big Red included.

You can see a promo video here


We have developed an offer that provides benefits to clubs and groups such as 4wd clubs, that want to come along to the Bash, in terms of discount off ticket price, plus a reserved and allocated campsite. I attach a flyer which is easy to distribute on line so you would be free to pass onto the individual clubs.

We have a couple of 4wd clubs from NSW running club trips to the Bash (in reality they are running a larger trip but incorporating the Bash into their itineraries), so are looking to let 4wd clubs know about it, and offer them these club benefits.

Obviously being based in Queensland (albeit a long way away in Birdsville!) we think that this offer may be of interest to some of the 4wd clubs in Queensland, thus Paul mentioned that it would be best to contact you in the first instance, rather than trying to make individual contact with every club.

We could set up a promo code such as 4wdqld for any club members to buy discounted tickets on line, or alternatively we are able to set up a code for each club which may be interested to allow them to purchase their discounted tickets.

Based on which clubs are coming and how many in their groups , we would then set aside preferred campsites at the concert so they can all camp together.

Also he was not sure if you publish a Queensland 4wd magazine or newsletter , but if so we would be interested in advertising in that too.

I hope that information and explanation is adequate, and would be interested in your feedback, and hopefully this is something that Four Wheel Drive Queensland can let affiliated clubs know about.

Kind regards
Greg Donovan
Managing Director
Big Run Events

299 Condamine St ,
Manly Vale NSW 2093
P +612 9949 8754 m 0438 038 005
http://www.bigrunevents.com.au

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  2015 - PRIVATE PROPERTY KILLARNEY STATE FOREST
Posted by: airvicelec - 20-04-2015, 08:10 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (9)

HELLO  Club members

I am organizing a trip on Saturday 2 May to Sunday 3 May 2015 with one night camp over. Back of Killarney Township driving through private property into State Forest up in the hills.

We will meet at 8.00 am at Hungrey Jacks Beaudesert. Leaving 8.30 am sharp. Travelling through Rathdowney Township heading towards Maroon Dam, crossing the border at White Swamp.  Heading up to Carrs Lookout Bungalow.

STOP - Morning Tea 11.00 am and pick up a Traveller.

Then travelling down The Condamine River Road to Killarney, last stop to replenish food, petrol, drinks and snacks. Then heading up the Range through private property to top of the mountain at Camp Site.

After we set up Tents, we will go exploring in The State Florest.
Sunday morning to continue 4 W D in the area leaving 2.00 pm hearding home sweet home.

Please contact me, if your attending by Thursday 30 April 2015.
SO far look like 6 vehicle are comming and yes the weather is going to be bad ; IF TOO WET WILL ONLY MAKE A DAY OF IT ???????????
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  Fuel prefilters
Posted by: sirlezz - 15-04-2015, 11:28 AM - Forum: Technical - Replies (2)

Hi guys at our last club meeting we were discussing fuel filters and Victor was promoting a 30 micron filter that would stop water getting through to your injectors

I have done a little research by contacting ebay sellers for there technical uses and advice

They come in microns from 2, 5 and 30 filters

the 30 micron is used as a pre filter to stop most of the contaminants before your standard filter

the 2 micron filter is used as a primary replacement filter before the injectors

One of the replies stated that no matter what filter you get it will not stop water getting into your injectors if the filters get full of water

a warning system will allow you to stop and drain before this happens
our standard filters usually has this already, but again some don't so check your current status


Search for this on Ebay and you can get them for $125 with no fittings or $170 with fitting best price so far
and you can also ask for a lower micron filter too

42093 Fuel Manager Filter Head 30 Micron Pre Filter

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