Vehicle Requirements

Because 4wding can take us into some interesting places it is advisable that members carry the right gear. We don't expect visitors or members to have everything on the list but over time it's a good idea to be prepared.

The club does have full recovery gear, uhs hand helds and first aid kits which are bought on each trip for use by members and visitors.


Recovery Points: WhiIe it is a requirement that all member vehicles to have rated recovery points installed, we understand that visitors normally only have have factory tie down points and are still welcome to come along on trips.


All vehicles need to be registered, be maintained in a roadworthy condition and have a minimum of Third Party Property Insurance, however, full comprehensive insurance is preferred.


Safety Equipment: should be carried on all trips by club members UHF radio–car mounted will give better range, but hand-held is the minimum requirement.First Aid Kit-suitable for the amount of occupants in that vehicle. Fire Extinguisher-let's hope it is never required. Extra food & water for all occupants in that vehicle and warm clothing in case a trip takes longer than planned


Recovery Equipment: that should be carried by club members on all 4WD trips


No-winch vehicle: Tyre deflator, Rated recovery points-front and rear –inspected and approved. Snatch Strap-8000kg min, should be rated 2-3 times higher than GVM. Dampener Blanket-regulations state compulsory use with snatch strap. Rated Bow Shackles-3.25 tonne minimum rating. 4.7T preferred. Shovel–you're using it, so make sure it's comfortable to use. Air Compressor.

The above items are a minimum that each club vehicle should bring on a 4wd trip.


Winch equipped vehicle: As for non-winch vehicles, plus the following:Leather gloves-must be worn when handling winch cable or chains.Tree Trunk Protector–to protect the environment.Bow Shackle-4.75 tonne minimum rating for use with the tree trunk protector.


Each member is able to, and should, add to the above items as they see fit.