Four Wheel Driving in Coffin Bay – South Australia

April 18, 2019      David Wilson

Not only is Coffin Bay township and its near surrounds an extraordinarily beautiful place to visit but the adjacent National Park is a true gem. If you’re lucky enough to own a 4WD you’ll be able to get really close to nature and sample one of the best coastal experiences you’ll find anywhere in the […]

Ten Ways To Preserve A Marriage Whilst Towing

October 6, 2015      David Wilson

Here’s some simple rules that work for 4WD, camper and marriage preservation and based around our experience hiring Kimberley camper trailers for the last 15 years: 1. Tyre Pressure 1 – Your 4WD will have a tyre placard near the driver’s door. That will be the CORRECT pressure for the highway. When on high-speed dirt […]

Are Skinny Tyres About To Become The Industry Standard Again?

December 11, 2014      David Wilson

Back in the late 90’s when we did our landmark TV series “Beyond The Bitumen” (the world’s first dedicated 4WD TV show – seen on TEN and Foxtel) we ran Isuzu 4WDs (with Holden Badges) in the form of a Rodeo ute and a Jackaroo wagon. Both vehicles featured 16” wheels and the stock standard […]

Electronic 4WD Activation

October 17, 2014      David Wilson

Over the 20 years we’ve been in business it’s been fascinating to see the evolution of the modern 4WD, some of it’s good, some on the face of it not so. Despite what the hard-core fraternity might think, the loss of live axles on a fourbie isn’t the end of the world. gbwhatsapp apkOn a […]

Summer 4WD Safety

September 29, 2014      David Wilson

  Government and industry business usually doesn’t take much of a holiday over summer, so whilst the rest of the world is kicking back and relaxing, plenty of dedicated souls are attending to the management of public lands and infrastructure. Earlier in the year we analysed what challenges the Outback posed in winter. Six months […]

Tyre Dramas on 200 Series LandCruiser No More!

August 7, 2014      David Wilson

South Australian Government in the delivery of its services in the Outback is now using the “poverty-pack” Toyota 200 Series wagon in increasing numbers. It’s a good wagon choice, bristling with driver safety electronics and 4WD systems that make it easy for drivers to stay out of trouble. However tyre fitment from the showroom floor […]

Wet weather tyre selection

July 23, 2014      David Wilson

Any time of the year is a good time to have plenty of tread, but in winter never a truer word was said. Tyres and that all-important grip provided mean the difference between getting somewhere or not. One of the great conundrums of 4WD ownership is what’s right in tread design? Most regular readers of […]

Wet weather and four-wheel-driving

July 23, 2014      David Wilson

Well we’re in the soggy depths of winter and winter of 2014 has been especially wet in South Australia. With the reservoirs full and the ground sodden any 4WD excursion is likely to be a pretty slippery affair. Let’s take a look at how you manage those conditions from a driver’s perspective including the obvious […]

How To Ruin A Holiday

December 16, 2013      David Wilson

Xmas is upon us and for many of you you’ll likely be planning a 4WD break somewhere in this fabulous country of ours. I’m planning a coastal holiday with some fishing and surfing time, for others it might be in the Flinders or further afield, but whatever the destination some preparation before you go is […]

Don’t Work Under A Jack

December 8, 2013      David Wilson

There’ll likely be more than one time in the driving career of the average driver when they have to use a jack. It might be to replace a flat tyre or to service a vehicle. In either event it pays to be safe. Just recently the State Attorney General John Rau put out a reminder […]