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!
For regular touring all but the quickest of setups can quickly become tiresome. Add some mud, wet weather and a couple of late finishes and 'ease' may well be the difference between enjoyment and questioning our recreational choices.
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 the last Defender rolling off the Land Rover line in 2016 the Landcruiser '76 Series is one of the last remaining 4WD icons. Our friends at Bollinger show that soul can be part of the electric future.
Since first spotting the rugged looking DOT I was impressed by what seemed to be an ‘over engineer first’ and ‘accessories second’ design philosophy. Curious to see how one would hold up to rough travel we hooked up a brand new DOT 6 and headed for Western Australia's isolated Dirk Hartog Island to find out.
Crystal clear waters on the east, rugged cliffs on the west, a rich history, ambitious environmental goals and part of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Dirk Hartog Island is no doubt wild and unique.
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.