10 Driving on Sand on the Beach and in the Desert

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Beach Driving

Listen to Lowlux as he shares his wisdom about driving on Sand.  Based in South Australia, he's done plenty of both desert and beach driving and has some stories to tell.  We will talk about:

  • What tyre pressure should you be running
  • What can possible go wrong
  • What equipment to take
  • How to avoid rolling your vehicle which happens commonly on the beach
  • Beach Driving
  • Desert Driving - How to plan for a desert trip


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Submitted by Charlie Sapienza Charlie Sapienza
The only thing you may need to keep your eye on when running low pressure on sand, is that sand can work its way between the bead and rim. I did a simpson trip after the trip i had random flat tyres i would park the car go into a shop come out 10 minutes later flat tyre I would pump it up 4 weeks later it would go flat same thing . When I pull the tyres off I found a clump of sand in one spot between the rim and bead so when i parked with the tyre on that spot instant flat it drove me nuts until i pulled the tyres off and worked out what was going on. cleaned it up been fine.
Submitted by Airstrike Airstrike
Volume wasn't great in the first few minutes and wasn't on topic. Enjoyed the rest of the chatter about driving on beach and tips
Love beach driving myself, have a Forester myself and light + easy + pressures down to 12-16 PSI usually
Submitted by Maelstrom Maelstrom
Spent the first three minutes listening to what was essentially a promo for Toyota Hilux after which they lost me. Just stick to topic would be good. Didn't sign up to this page to listen to advertising. Either it's a serious 4WD site or it isn't
Submitted by andyp andyp
These podcasts are great. Even if I have to turn the volume up sometimes.
I only came across them a few days ago. I've never played with podcasts before and I'm not exactly sure how I came across these!
But I wound myself back to track 0 and working my way back through them.
And they've brought me back to the forum. Only been away a couple of years.
Keep casting those pods or whatever it is you're doing!!! Please! (I still need to learn so much)
Submitted by Toddyh Toddyh
atory
Was really looking forward to listening to perhaps some sand driving tips I haven't heard yet, but the audio quality of the podcast made it nearly impossible to ascertain what he was saying.
Agree with this. The quality was bad. I've listened to all of them and this was by far the worst. Maybe in a quiet room you can hear it OK but any background noise drowned out Marco badly.
Submitted by LowLux LowLux
Thanks Bill. James and I could have gone on for quite some time talking about sand driving as there was so much to say and cover unfortunately, I think the podcasts need to be a certain duration which is easily downloaded, can be listened to within a certain time frame and people don't get bored. I might ask James if there can be a second episode of a beach driving podcast as there really is so much more to cover but am also happy to chat with anyone if they require more info.
Submitted by billolga billolga
SPOT ON Marco @LowLux with everything you said Mate - Particularly the tyre types for sand (Any), it's the Driver that makes the Difference.
Submitted by Patriot Patriot
Hey atory, I've just relistened to it, and it is a skype call, so not the same if in the same room, but I thought it wasn't too bad. Was it stopping and starting? that can be an internet issue, it may be better if you download the entire episode and listen to it then.
Submitted by atory atory
Was really looking forward to listening to perhaps some sand driving tips I haven't heard yet, but the audio quality of the podcast made it nearly impossible to ascertain what he was saying.
Submitted by Grant79 Grant79
Charlie Sapienza
just one quick note when your speaking about Beach driving and running your 4wd into the water and how the spray looks good in photos this could be the worst thing you ever do to you 4wd the water spray has salt in it and the water makes its way into all your panel joints and the inside of your rails where it hard to wash out with modern cars and different metals you have the recipe for corrosion
I agree that driving into the water and spraying your vehicle in salt water is stupid but beach driving if done responsibly is one of the most enjoyable ways to enjoy your 4x4
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