Haul a trailer far enough and chances are you may get stuck. This day we were just arriving at our isolated campsite on Dirk Hartog Island - we were tired, we were hungry and in the final hundred metres we got stuck!
Air pressures can be a hot topic and the debate over correct pressures for varied conditions will likely continue fireside for decades to come. It’s the reasons why airing down can sometimes be such a chore that we’d like to explore.
With electric winches, hand winches, wheel winches, shovels, exhaust jacks, hi-lift jacks, snatch straps and more - when it comes to four wheel drive recovery gear it can be hard to know where to begin.
For those new to MAXTRAX they are 115cm x 33cm ramps that are simply placed or dug in under the tyres of a bogged 4WD. Once in place the vehicle can usually simply drive out and on to harder ground. The beauty is in their effectiveness and simplicity.
Most people are well versed with the benefits of running low air pressures in sand, technical and muddy terrain. We'd like to run you through why we air down when touring, even when the terrain doesn't demand it.