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Date Registered: 09-2004
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Hi Shane.
 Anybody is quite welcome, I'm sure they will have a good time & add to the fun on the day & may teach us a thing or two. The more the merrier.



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Date Registered: 01-2005
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Stockton is heaps of fun. I did it with tag alone group last year, and want to go again!
Lowered type pressure to 13 PSI - never got bogged, besides my manual
gearbox and heavy foot.
Radio is a MUST! Company of bigger 4WD with a snatch strap will be an advantage.
(as well as couple of shovels)
They are saying the send there is the softest in Australia, and constantly moving, so hazards appear from nowhere every day and disappear next.
For people who never driven on send I would recommend doing a tour
with www.getabout.com.au they are going on 5th of March - very educative and SAFE!

Cheers,
Andre.
P.S. Check out pics.


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Date Registered: 02-2004
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quote:

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Stockton is heaps of fun. I did it with tag alone group last year, and want to go again!
Lowered type pressure to 13 PSI - never got bogged, besides my manual
gearbox and heavy foot.
Radio is a MUST! Company of bigger 4WD with a snatch strap will be an advantage.
(as well as couple of shovels)
They are saying the send there is the softest in Australia, and constantly moving, so hazards appear from nowhere every day and disappear next.
For people who never driven on send I would recommend doing a tour
with www.getabout.com.au they are going on 5th of March - very educative and SAFE!

Cheers,
Andre.
P.S. Check out pics.



Thanks for the info. Andre.

I've never driven on sand before, but I do have a radio and a couple of shovels at home, so I guess I should be OK emoticon

What do you mean by "hazards appear from nowhere every day and disappear next"? can you give me an example. Is it rocks, tree branches or people hiding in the sand overnight and poping-up in the morning? emoticon

By the way, are you an xtrail or "bigger 4WD" owner?

Cheers mate and welcome to the forums.


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Hi Guys.
What Andre is saying is that the dunes at Stockton,like any other area close to the ocean changes shape,height etc with the weather conditions. Stockton Beach is about 32 kms long & about 1 to 2 kms wide & therefor changes from time to time. You have to be aware of this & adjust your driving to suit.Lots of Sand, no branches or scratches Jalal.You have never seen this much sand.
Andre have you entered via Lavis Lane lately or do you go to Anna Bay ?
Lavis Lane is EXTREMELY SOFT lately & proven difficult for most 4WD vehicles.


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Hi Andre.
Just had a look at you pics. they are great.
The dunes are huge & challengeing. With a group your confidence & ability are uplifted & you learn what you & your car can do.
I am sure it was an X-Trail you were driving,( if it wasn't no worries) why not join us in March for another trip on Stockton Beach.
Where do you live ?
 
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Date Registered: 12-2004
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Ok 19th march it is, ill be there for the weekend camping if anyone is going to join us, staying at Birubi Caravan Park and can enter at Anna Bay.

may have a Landcruiser and a Kluger coming up. Depends on their shifts

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Date Registered: 01-2005
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Hi guys,
RE: changing conditions.
As sand is moving with a wind, some interesting stuff appears - like WWII concrete tank barricades (chain of concrete pyramides).
I would hate to land my Xtrail on one of those.
The secret to sand driving in xtrail is momentum. Just keep moving all the time, approach dunes with right speed, no breaking. No hesitation. Back off when stuck and try again.
To do that it's a good idea to have someone with a radio on top of the dune controlling the traffic.
So, at least hand held radio is a must.
I had all my four wheels once in the air as I jumped over the dune emoticon
Safety first!
Andre.
P.S.
Entered via Lavis Lane, travelled till the wreck, exited though Anna Bay (Last winter)

drive - 2003 ST Manual.
live in - Parramatta, Sydney.
Would love to go!
Anyone keen for next weekend? 29th or 30th of Jan? ( I just can't wait till March!)



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Hey Andre,

I got very tempted to join you for a try run on the 29th or the 30th, but after checking with the "boss" I was given the red card.

I even suggested taking one my kids with me, but that didn't help either emoticon

I was given all the stories about getting lost in the desert and dying from thirst emoticon Yeah, you can tell we've never done beach driving emoticon trying to explain everything to my wife and the mother in-law is an exhausting process, so I gave-up.

I got a nod for the 19th of March though on the proviso that swimming will be on the agenda emoticon

Sorry mate.


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Date Registered: 01-2005
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Jalal,

Boss is the boss emoticon No much we can do. emoticon

Andre

P.S. Anyone else for Stockton next weekend?
What about 26/01 ?

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Russ,

I would luv to join you as well but I'm heading to QLD on the Mon and my Boss would kill me if anything happened to the xy, only for 1 week, I'LL go when back and car has 10k service done.

I have also been before and had no problems except overheating system.

I have offered to go before March previously or even to watagans if anyone knows the area.

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