Date Registered: 09-2005
Location: Wishart Queensland
TOTAL POSTS: 1567
Re: Towing a Camper Trailer on Rainbow beach?
Hi Breidi, where abouts are you guys from?
You shouldn't have any problems what so ever up at Rainbow Beach if you take it easy. Heaps of reports to read on the forum to suggest yuur hubby's uncle has never driven an Exy.
I'd suggest maybe a quick day trip up to Bribie island and have a play and get some experience before going on a camping trip with a trailer.
Main points, lower your tyre pressure. Drive steadily at an even pace.
For an Automatic gear:
Keep the 4wd in auto, when on solid sand keep it in Drive and drive regularly. If sand get soft, slow down and drop it into 2 to keep your speed down so the gear box does not overheat.
For manual gear:
Keep 4wd in auto unless soft sand and then keep speed low to avoid overheating.
Only need to use Lock if starting out in soft sand or getting out of holes. At all times in Lock, keep the speed well down below 20 or 30 kph.
It would be best if you did not go alone in case you need help but this area is partricularly popular so if you get stuck, help should be readily available.
Hope this helps. Oh, by the way, buy a good long handled shovel to take with you, it'll be your best investment if you get stuck.
Good luck with your trip.
Jamie & Vicky - X112(c)
(old) Black 2005, Auto ST-X, (Series 2)
(new) 2011 Series 4 T31 T1 (CVT Auto) Diamond Black
(2nd car) 92 Pajero (old but tuff) Red
Black Thunda is the name, splashin' around is the game!
2/Sep/2008, 1:03 pm