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    Minimum vehicle requirements

    MINIMUM VEHICLE / SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

    Every vehicle attending must have these

    Tyres

    The Gibb River Road is famous for its sharp rocks and has a bad reputation for shredding tyres. You should make sure that all your tyres (including any spares) have at least 75% tread on them.
    All terrains are the preferred tyre and we strongly recommend them.
    Road tyres can be ok if in new condition but I wouldnít trust them. Muddies tend to flick a lot more rocks and have more punctures in dry conditions.
    The eastern end of the Gibb consists of a grey shale like substrate that is very hard on tyres.
    You should take at least one spare tyre each for your vehicle and trailer (if you are towing) and they should be in excellent condition. An extra spare can be a good idea.

    COMMUNICATIONS

    Each vehicle will need to be equipped with or carry a UHF radio. We recommend a 5w unit and a good aerial, securely mounted (we found that our ARB bar moved way too much and just destroyed our aerial, so it is now mounted on a bracket with the spare wheel). We will advise which channel at the start of the GTG.

    FIRST AID KIT

    A good first aid kit able to deal with burns, cuts, grazes and sprained ankles.
    Donít forget to bring a good supply of any prescription drugs that you require.(Itís a long way between pharmacies out there!)

    FIRE EXTINGUISHER

    AIR COMPRESSOR AND TYRE GAUGE

    RECOMMENDED

    SHOVEL

    TYRE PLUG KIT

    Donít worry if youíre unsure how to use them. There will be plenty of folk along who do and Iím sure a demo will be done somewhere!
    There are several places along the Gibb River Road that do tyre repairs.

    WORK GLOVES

    RECOVERY KIT

    Not that weíll be doing any real 4WDing but you never know.
    Can't we just keep travelling?
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    Well I can confirm that we are compliant with these requirements.

    We have just refilled and updated our first aid kit so all good there. Tyres shouldn't be an issue as a new set goes on just before we leave. We will be running Bridgestone as they seem to handle what we throw at them.
    Tasmania 2015 GTG Committee Member 2005 Prado Pilbara, Sovereign Bar, Driver & passenger weathershields, UHF TX3220, Spare wheel spaces, Lifestyle rack, Genuine front & midrow seatcovers, Genuine front & midrow rubber floor mats, ARB 47 litre fridge/freezer, Hilux washer jets, BF Goodridge A/T, Radiator protection plate, Dual battery tray and isolator, ARB 2.5m awning, Rhino heavy duty areo bars, MSA rear wheel bin, MAXTRAX

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    I've just upgraded to Yoko's A/T LT, but will have two spares with me (rear and roof).

    On my shopping list as well is a spare hub for the camper.
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    I have all the fruit - just need a bloody car to put all the gear in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushbasher View Post
    I have all the fruit - just need a bloody car to put all the gear in.
    I am finding this quite funny at your expence
    Tasmania 2015 GTG Committee Member 2005 Prado Pilbara, Sovereign Bar, Driver & passenger weathershields, UHF TX3220, Spare wheel spaces, Lifestyle rack, Genuine front & midrow seatcovers, Genuine front & midrow rubber floor mats, ARB 47 litre fridge/freezer, Hilux washer jets, BF Goodridge A/T, Radiator protection plate, Dual battery tray and isolator, ARB 2.5m awning, Rhino heavy duty areo bars, MSA rear wheel bin, MAXTRAX

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    Great. All ticked!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VKPrado View Post
    I am finding this quite funny at your expence
    Ha Ha. You know me, always prepared to be the butt of humour. As long as it keeps everyone amused.

    $25,000 spent so far on bits and pieces. Still no car.
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    Canopy almost finished. Doors and mudguards have already been painted. Should be enough room inside for all my grog and a swag for the GTG.

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    Looks good!

    Doing a "All4Adventure" build? Should we expect a cooking lesson every night?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cfryback View Post
    Should we expect a cooking lesson every night?
    Warning: I only cook steak WELL DONE.
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    Another delay from Toyota. New car not getting built until next month, delivery in March.
    Dave
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    Bugger Bali, get out and see Australia before we sell it all to China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushbasher View Post
    Another delay from Toyota. New car not getting built until next month, delivery in March.
    Minimum vehicle requirement is that you actually have a vehicle!
    Can't we just keep travelling?
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