Sand Driving Tips


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• Speed and flotation are the keys to success. High ratio is best, if possible.
• Lower the tyre pressure to 140kpa or 20psi. You may need to go lower
(lower tyre pressure = lower speed). Remember to reinflate your tyres as soon
as you're back on hard ground.
• Stick to any existing wheel tracks - it's a lot easier.
• Avoid sudden changes in direction or acceleration. Coast to a stop if at all

• Tackle dunes head on.
• Avoid braking at all costs when descending a dune, Keep the nose of the
vehicle pointing downhill. Don't go fast, but not so slow that the wheels stop
rolling, or the vehicle begins to slide sideways. A touch on the throttle will keep
the wheels moving and the vehicle pointing in the right direction.
• If you get stuck, try and rock the vehicle backwards or forwards, building up a
small stretch of hardpack sand that you can accelerate off from. Don't spin the
• Have your recovery gear handy.


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Its also a good idea for the lead car to have a flag on a long stick attached to the car so that it can be visible to others coming up the hill.



Also another that l was informed of last weekend.

Most of the beaches that we drive on are designated as roads and as such normal road rules apply. It is now deemed to be breeching normal road rules to indicate when approaching an oncoming car to notify that you are passing to the left or right of them.