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If you are not a member of the club, and would like to join us on a trip, contact the Trips Coordinator to discuss what might suit you. 

There are some trips that don't require training but all require insurance, in the form of club Temporary Membership. It's only $11 but gets your name on our club insurance policy.   


Upcoming events

    • 4 Apr 2017
    • 6 Dec 2017
    • 9 sessions
    • East Malvern RSL

    We meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month (avoiding January and some major holidays).

    We follow a general structure but the evening is a fairly informal event:

    • New members welcome
    • Trip reports
    • Guest speaker (or guided discussion on a relevant subject)
    • Tea break (tea provided)
    • Raffle 
    • General club business 
    The East Malvern RSL has a good bistro, and there's time to eat if you get there by 6:30-7:00.

    If you are not a member and interested in joining let us know you're coming so we can help you feel welcome.
    • 6 Jul 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 18 Jul 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Oodnadatta, Simpson Desert, Corner Country
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    Trip Leader: John Cunning & Simon Brewin

    General Trip Overview
    We plan to start the trip from Oodnadatta meeting there on the Wednesday evening 5th. July and crossing the desert at a leisurely  pace and a few late starts or early finishes to provide time to sook up the desert.

    We will have a full day in Birdsville to look around and then travel home via the corner country taking in Cordillo downs (largest sheep shed in Australia) and then Innamincka and the Dig tree before heading back to Melbourne.

    Meeting Point: Oodnadatta, the night before i.e.) Wednesday 5th. July

    Trip Standard/Characteristics: Medium,

    This is a remote area trip and the desert sands can be quite soft.

    The tracks leading from Birdsville an to Oodnadatta can be rough and corrugated.

    You will need fuel for at lease 800km of desert driving and food and water for 5 days + emergency requirements in the desert.

    Min 6 litres per person per day in the desert.

    A desert parks pass is required, these can be purchased on line or from National Parks South Australia (aprox. $160 per vehicle)

    Vehicle Requirements: Well maintained vehicle in good condition is essential. good clearance, good all terrain tyres.

    Basic mechanical spares suitable for your vehicle should be carried

    A second spare tyre should also be carried

    Sand Flags that comply to Simpson desert requirements are mandatory

    No Trailers, firearms, pets  

    Vehicle limit: 8

    Other Equipment: standard recovery gear including dampener, rated snatch strap and shackles, shovel and UHF radio. The group will carry at least one sat phone, if you have personal recovery beacons please bring these.

     

    Copy of Simpson Desert Birdsville Corner Country.xlsx 

    http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Safety/desert-outback-wise

    Useful Links:

    https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Find_a_Park/Browse_by_region/flinders-ranges-outback/simpson-desert-conservation-park-regional-reserve

    https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Find_a_Park/Browse_by_region/flinders-ranges-outback/innamincka-regional-reserve#see-and-do

       


    Convoy limit: 8 Vehicles

    Trip Leader Details:

    John Cunning; 0488018070

    Simon Brewin; 0409533401

     

     

    • 12 Jul 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • East Malvern RSL Downstair Flanders Room

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Targeted at new members, but also open to members who have recently changed vehicles or need a refresher. This course is free to new members and a nominal charge is applicable for repeat members. The RRCV's Driver Trainers are accredited with FWDV and on completion of both theory and practical sessions, you will receive a proficiency certificate that is recognised by all FWDV affiliated clubs. Theory is at East Malvern RSL Club, Flanders Room (ex Ladies Bowls Room downstairs). 

    Time: Course commences at 7:30pm sharp - please arrive at least 10 minutes beforehand to complete some paperwork. The practical session is on the Sunday  16th July,  (details provided at the Theory session) - sign up here for both the theory and practical sessions. 

    Signups: members - please log in and sign up via the form below. Enquiries to the driver training co-ordinator, Manole Ioannou. training@rangeroverclub.org.au 

    Please note that student numbers are limited by the number of instructors available. 

    Be prepared to learn and have fun! 

    Note: If this session is fully booked please register your interest by emailing training@rangeroverclub.org.au and we will organise another course as soon as possible.

    • 25 Jul 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • ARB Garden Rd Kilsyth
    • 9

    Trip Leader: Troy Cogan TL (0414884085)

    Description: Factory tour of ARB Kilsyth, looking at the evening of Tuesday 25th July

    Time still T.B.A

    Trip Standard:

     

    Radio's essential for this trip. UHF:Channel 10

    Fuel:

    Convoy limit: No Limit


     

     

    • 6 Aug 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Trentham
    • 10

    Lunch at the Plough in Trentham on Sunday 6th. Aug at 1.00 pm

    A booking has been made for 16 people so sign up if you are interested in a winter Sunday Lunch.

    More details to follow shortly


    Trip Leader: Karen Brown


    • 20 Aug 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Blackwood
    • 3

    Wombat Day trip

    Easy to medium Standard - Suitable for new members

        

    Meeting Place: Outside the pub in Blackwood - Main street.

    Details to follow shortly;   

    Equipment -   Usual recovery gear of a snatch strap, shackles, shovel, dampener, jack base etc. Vehicles required to have good ground clearance, good tyres and a UHF radio. Wear appropriate clothing to suit weather conditions on the day.

     

    Trip Leaders: John Cunning

    0488018070 

     

    Convoy limit -   4 + 4 reserve spots for new members 

     

    • 2 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Mount Disapointment State Forest
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Wallan- Strath Creek Day Trip

    The trip follows Trek 19 in the Robert Pepper's 4WD Treks Close to Melbourne book. 

    The trip is through the more isolated areas of the Mount Disappointment State Forest from its south eastern corner near Upper Plenty to the historic village of Strath Creek at  its northern  end. It passes through the Wandong Regional Park, visiting a number of very nice campsites  and the Strath Creek falls. 

    There are a number of scenic  viewing spots over the valleys that will be visited along the trip. The forest consists of mountain ash in the wetter parts, with messmate stringy bark and candlegums in the drier parts and manna gums around the creeks.  

    The trip involves both low and high range with some creek crossings and some relatively steep ascents and descents with spoon drains requiring high clearance. The trip concludes at Strath Creek with the return trip to Melbourne via Broadford  or Flowerdale. 

    Trip distance is 63 km. 

    Bring morning tea and lunch

     

    Meeting arrangements

    Meet at the Ferguson Plarre Bake house in Wallan for a 9.00 am departure.  For those travelling to Wallan via Whittlesea, their meeting point can be at Upper Plenty on the corner of Clarke's Road and the Wallan/ Whittlesea Road at 9.15 am.  Let the trip leader know of your intended meeting point.

    Trip standard   -    Medium to difficult in parts depending on the weather.

    Equipment -   Usual recovery gear of a snatch strap, shackles, shovel, dampener, jack base etc. Vehicles required to have good ground clearance, good AT tyres and a UHF radio. Wear appropriate clothing to suit weather conditions on the day.


    Trip Leaders: Graeme & Carolyn Allen - 0477488434 or graeme.allen86@gmail.com 


    Convoy limit -   10 vehicles


    • 27 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 5 Nov 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Yark
    • 3

    Trip Leader: Kenny Macleod (0421 952 540) 

    Cruiserkhana is back a little later than normal. 

    It's a weekend of fun and competition we're teams and individuals compete for some amazing prizes and a trophy - the club won the team eventast year. 

    Current gathering numbers, a formal submission needs to be made to the Toyota Land Cruiser club. 

    We will try for two teams of three this year. If it fills up add yourself to the waitlist and well see if we can get a third team together. 

    Note: Early bird price is $121 per driver and $60 per navigator. After July, it goes up by around $20.

    We'll post more soon... 

    Trip Standard: Easy/Medium


    • 4 Nov 2017
    • NA

    Non members invited to join a club trip need to register for Temporary Membership. This is a legal requirement and covers 4WD Victoria's insurance.

    Must be arranged & paid for prior to 1st trip.


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