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What Does Off-Road Mean?

Last updated 1 year ago

There is four-wheel driving and then there is off-road four-wheel driving. There are caravans and then there are off-road camping trailers. There are road trips and then there are true Australian outback adventures. Nothing beats the thrills, challenges and rewards of heading off-road.

In it’s basic sense, off-road means exactly what it implies. Driving on surfaces that aren’t manmade roads, such as sand, gravel, riverbeds, mud, snow, rocks, basically any unpaved trails with little or no maintenance. Not being limited to commonly traversed tracks allows you to truly experience the remote wilderness and extreme natural beauty of the Australian landscape, made all the more rewarding by the challenging journey.  

Heading off-road requires an all terrain vehicle, purpose built to handle itself in off-road terrain. A formed dirt road that could be negotiated by a sedan or a caravan with simple suspension could technically be considered off-road, but most off-road enthusiasts will argue that true off-road trails are the sole premise of 4x4 vehicles.

As well as having an all terrain vehicle, if you plan on heading off-road, it’s essential to have the correct vehicle preparation. On top of this, it’s important you have the off-road driving skills and knowledge to be able to handle the conditions and know what to do should you come across any problems or obstacles, such as washouts, river crossings, getting bogged in sand etc.

Australia is absolutely spoilt for 4X4 trails, with plenty of opportunities to head off-road. To really enjoy the off-road lifestyle, off-road camping trailers allow you to head to remote destinations overnight, while keeping you fairly comfortable. Similar to a caravan, but custom built to handle tough off-road condition including a harder body, good ground clearance and heavy-duty suspension, 4x4 campers give you complete freedom. 

Echo 4x4 Campers in Vineyard stock an impressive range of off-road camping trailers, designed to handle the extreme Australian outback conditions. Contact 02 4036 1386 today to begin your off-road adventure.



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