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Date Registered: 04-2008
Location: Bayswater Vic
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Trips in Vic


Calling all Viccos who would be in for some exy trips.
Having a look at the other states and the fun they are having i think Vic is missing out.
i am happy to get things going with some help from the more experinced ppl in here.
time to join in the fun.
Cheers
Andrew

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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
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Come on Viccos!!!

Surely you guys have plenty of xtrails up there to organize an outing and get your state added to the list of forum trips?? emoticon

Add you name here and get the ball rolling for a nice outing with family and friends and let other SUVs and 4WDs out there see what the exy is capable of emoticon

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Hi All VIC Xtrailers,

Evan (the president of the AWD Club in Victoria) has extended an open invitation to all our xtrail members from VIC to join one of their club outings and get to know other xtrail owners who are already members of the AWDVIC Club.

Details can be found HERE

I would encourage all of the VIC xtrailers to grab this opportunity if you're looking for a bit of adventure and wanted to see what your exy is capable of.

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Date Registered: 10-2006
Location: Mona Vale, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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And don't forget ... even if it is a trip of the AWDVIC club, provided there are atleast 2 Xtrails in the group you can claim it as an event in the State of Origin series.

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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That is correct Kev!

We would like to see our forum ambassadors from VIC in these outings emoticon

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Date Registered: 01-2007
Location: Melbourne, Wantirna
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The winter months in Victoria are usually limited in terms of offroad 4wd track driving due to the seasonal road closures enforced by the local authorities.

Most tracks are located within state forests and apart from protecting them from damage during this time, they can also be too dangerous and often impassible. The first weekend in November is when the season starts after the damp winter months.

I am planning a trip which will be run shortly after the season commences. Our clubs trips are run in two formats being informal (pre-tripping, ie. driving intended route to survey track conditions and allow at least one other club member to become familiar with tracks for the trip propper). Usually no restrictions to outside members exist on these days.
Normal convey proceedures and other rules still apply and must be respected at all times.

During the formal club trip guests are allowed one trip prior to becomong a member. Our aim is for trips to run smoothly for the benefit of its participants.
Details will be posted well before an event is run.

Cheers,
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Date Registered: 01-2007
Location: Melbourne, Wantirna
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Just a quick mention for trips run in Victoria, participants should carry basic recovery items as required :

- Snatch strap (properly rated)
- 2 rated bow shackles (must be stamped with rating) No "D" shackles
- Equilizing strap for T30 models to distribute load on both front recovery points.
- handheld or in car UHF radio. Recommended min 1 Watt.

Communication between each vehicle in a convey is essential. I have one spare handheld and can gain access to another pair. For those wishing to take part in a few trips it's worth having your own.

Just thought i would mention this so owners have time to gear-up and be ready for some offroading in a couple of months.
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Date Registered: 07-2008
Location: Melbourne
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Hi Anthony
Just currently stumbled across a book called,Bush Tracks of Victoria-30 Great 4WD Adventures,Published by Moon Adventure Publications.
It has great little maps,G.P.S co ordinates,Things to do,Distants & time,Supplies and Standards ranging from easy to difficult.
Have you seen this book? í think it's good.
Perhaps, you all have seen this book.
Once i'm geared up with all my 4wd-ing bare essentials,hopefully in the not so distant future', i would like to tag along.
Are trips organised to X-Trail capability ? and or expierence ? Or is it not that extreme?
 Is it basically the "softroading" stuff ?

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Date Registered: 10-2006
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Hi Justin,

In NSW and QLD we always try to make trips easy enough for the novices but with a few more chalenging parts (which can be bypassed) for those of us with some experience.

Hopefully anyone organising a forum trip in VIC should aim to do the same.
Since Evan from AWD Club of Victoria has extended an invitation to all VIC Xtrailers to join in on a trip I would suggest you take him up on the invitation to get some knowledge on where to go and how to do it. You might even think about joining the club for other outings.

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Date Registered: 01-2007
Location: Melbourne, Wantirna
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Hi Justin,
 I have seen this publication but do not have a copy. I generally use a combination of the Gregory's 4wd weekends book, 4wd treks close to Melbourne and the vast number of Rooftop maps which i have. The 4wd treks close to Melbourne covers 17 day - weekend trips within roughly a 3 hour radius of the city, covering east, west and northern regions.

As the AWDC of vic has vehicles of both low and Awd capabilities trips are generally graded towards Awd as around 70% have high range only transmissions. Most trips are graded easy / medium for Awd's which would equate to around 2 / 3 for our forum rating of 1-5.

I tend to play things tentatively and tend to steer clear of anything which is too steep and muddy for AWD's. These areas require low range and greater ground clearance than the Xtrail offers. Quite alot of entrances to these type of tracks have high conservation mounds that we cannot get over without grounding the underneath serverely.

So basically it's softroading stuff with exposure to some mud (shallow stuff), small ruts, the odd bit of sand ie Little desset National Park and shallow water crossings well within the Xtrails capabilities. I'm still by no means really experienced so novice offroaders should have no problems learning at an easy pace.

Hope this helps, any further questions are welcome.

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