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A Week in stunning Salvator Rosa – Queensland

There’s way more to Carnarvon National Park than just the gorge.   What do a 17th-century Baroque painter and a New South Wales Surveyor-General have in common? They both loved the dramatic landscapes that this …

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Claims Explained: What you NEED to know – Issue 1

Over the last couple of months, we have been pulling apart the Product Disclosure Statement and elaborating on circumstances and events for which you are NOT covered. We received great feedback from all of you …

GU Patrol

You can still buy a 4.8 litre GU Patrol in the Middle East

Nissan in the Middle-East has brought back It’s legendary GU Patrol, otherwise known as the Y61, from the brink of death with a bit of a special-edition rebirth. And it has their most-loved engine under …

Western Australia’s best 4WD accessible beaches

Western Australia has some of the best beaches in the world. Many of them are accessible by 4WD, and even the busier beaches are much less packed than the alternatives on the Eastern coast of …

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Make Like a Salmon and head to Betty’s Beach

The fish make the annual migration to Betty’s Beach and so should you By Colin Kerr The south west of Western Australia is, for many travellers, a destination in itself worth a month or more …

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When am I not covered – Issue 4

One of the things we get asked all the time at Club meets, shows, on the phone and online is, “What am I not covered for?” Over the next few weeks, we will be compiling …

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Want to know if your 4WD has been affected by the latest round of recalls?

GoAuto.com’s Robbie Wallis recently reported the below: “Land Rover’s Range Rover Evoque has clocked up its fourth recall this year and the fifth since August 2016, this time to rectify an issue caused by a …

Recovery Gear

What to do when your recovery gear breaks

THINGS can go wrong when you’re off-roading. It’s just the nature of the beast. Travelling in modified four-wheel drives to the far corners of one of the world’s most isolated countries, and then driving the …

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The High-Lift Jack – Hero or Hindrance?

We take a look at how to use the high-lift jack safely; the uses it has; how to make the high-lift jack a hero; and the carnage it causes when not used quite right. The …

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Air Filters: Tested

OEM vs Generic vs High Performance air filters – What’s really best for your engine? We combine a leaf blower with talcum power to find the best type of air filter for your 4WD… SCIENCE! …

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8 Tips To Protect Your Canvas

Are you rich enough to buy a new tent every trip? We aren’t, so here’s how to protect your investment… Also, can we borrow a few bucks? Canvas is a lot like underwear; you want …

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When am I not covered – Issue 3

One of the things we get asked all the time at Club meets, shows, on the phone and online is, “What am I not covered for?” Over the next few weeks, we will be compiling …

Bigger Tyres

Fitting bigger tyres to your 4WD

One of the most common modifications done to a 4WD is to fit bigger tyres to it. This is done for a number of reasons, but the primary one is to gain more clearance. You won’t …

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7 towing laws you need to know

Words & images Marty Ledwich So….you’ve decided to do that big lap around the country and you’ve bought yourself a nice new caravan and a 4WD to tow it. You’re all loaded up with everything …

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Factory-Pimped 2017 Holden Colorado

Refined, redesigned, rebuilt. Is Holden’s new Australian designed and engineered truck a HiLux killer? The Holden Colorado is well known for its solid off-road ability, yet less than stellar comfort and refinement levels. Being invited …

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Readers’ Rigs – “Life’s too short to drive a Toyota”

Defender Faith Kenneth Kemp, is looking forward to taking a permanent break from the military despite then buying a Landie! Retiring after 27 years in the Australian Defence Force, Kenneth has turned his attention to …

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Top 5 Custom Nissan Patrol

WHEN the axe fell on the GU Patrol the news took its toll on 4×4 tourers worldwide (us included). It seems the aftermarket industry isn’t slowing down though when it comes to these heavy duty …

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CIAA News: Road Tripping Revival

The latest Tourism Australia Research (TRA) forecast highlights the positive influence that the low dollar value is having on increasing domestic tourism and inbound travel, particularly from Asian markets. International visitors are expected to grow …

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Road Test – 2017 Toyota Landcruiser 70 Series

Some BIG changes breathe new life into a rugged old legend The product planning, design and engineering team at Toyota Australia deserves a massive pat on the back. Somehow, amongst a sea of high-volume, global …

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What Impacts Safety When Towing A Caravan?

When it comes to towing, there is no disputing it takes practice and experience to become comfortable behind the wheel of your rig – no matter the situation and conditions. Experience will come with time, …

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The journey or the destination? A guide to unsealed-road safety

These days the virtues of sealed-road safety are extolled on us in various ways and are undeniable truths. The end result of unsafe driving is openly documented in road toll and crash statistics published by various …