Mobile Living Made Easy Australia Issue 2 - Page 19
FEATURE — PRO TOURING TV TEAM
What do we all need to keep
our beer cold? A bloody
good fridge! We’ve found that
Dometic’s have been the most
reliable chest fridges to take
away on both long hauls and
weekend trips - whether it be
full of beer; water; food; frozen
fish; you name it. We’ve only
recently started using the CRX
upright range in our 4WD’s,
and man, why didn’t we start
using these 10 years ago?
Having a good set of tyres to get you there is
pretty important too. You need to choose a set
of tyres that’s fit for purpose. If chosen incorrectly,
sometimes those tyres can affect the handling and
performance of your 4WD. You’ll want something
with 3-4 ply sidewall strength to help prevent
those sidewall punctures. Getting the pressure
right is also very important; it’s the difference
between getting through or not.
Carry a lot of spare straps - from small roof
tie-downs to 500 kg rated ratchet straps. You
just never know. And believe me, they’ll all be
needed in one way or another.
Tools! Please remember to pack the essential
hand tools - hammers (rubber mallet for
sand pegs), screw drivers, pliers, socket sets and
spanners. Don’t forget the impact driver for wheel
nuts and perhaps the most important of all: cable ties!
If you're planning on doing a few water
crossings, try and find the position of your
alternator. Alternators don’t like too much water
and mud getting into the coil windings. You can
purchase fully sealed water-cooled units to fix this
issue indefinitely or just take an OEM replacement.
An extensive first-aid kit is definitely something
you’ll want to keep on hand. Ensure there’s
more than just your run-of-the-mill Band-Aids and
plaster tapes. Antiseptic creams, tweezers, pain
killers and high-quality bandages are all must-
haves for serious 4WDers.
Having a high-quality and easy-to-use tyre
deflator in the door panel is a must-have. But
remember, once you’ve finished on the beach for
the day you’ll need to pump them back up, so a
fast-flowing air compressor is important too.
Keep a bucket of fresh water just outside
your tent to dip your feet in before bed.
It’s a godsend!
Mobile living made easy. — 19