RAV4 Suitable?

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RAV4 Suitable?

Post by hazarder1980 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:06 am

Hello everyone,

I own 2018 RAV4 VXR (4WD model). I would like to camp with kids on various locations in the UAE (no dune bashing or any advanced stuff). Is there any point in joining AD4x4 club (at least ANIT module to learn the basics) since RAV4 is clearly not suitable for any of the advanced stuff? Should I just stick to beaches and roads?

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Re: RAV4 Suitable?

Post by bisho » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:45 am

Hi

Welcome to AD4X4 family
If you have 4 wheel gear and recovery points in your car you can join Anit trip

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Re: RAV4 Suitable?

Post by Georges » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:03 pm

And never go out camping with the family alone in the desert. Need to be 3 cars minimum and suggest 2 being 4WD vs RAV4 which is a AWD.


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Re: RAV4 Suitable?

Post by futureshock999 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:25 pm

The RAV4 is suitable for any intro level drive, and is a fine choice for a young family. AD4x4 will teach you what equipment you need to be safe, and keep your family safe. I think you are doing the right thing by going on the Intro course, because you will meet other families in the same situation, and you will learn what should be in your truck. Recovery ropes, shackles, etc.

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Re: RAV4 Suitable?

Post by hazarder1980 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:46 am

Thank you all for encouraging words!
If you have 4 wheel gear and recovery points in your car you can join Anit trip
I found this list on this site:
E s s e n t i a l E q u i p m e n t – V e h i c l e

Ensure you have proper recovery points on you car!
Good tyres – including a serviceable spare wheel
Jack and Wheel brace
Base Plate (Jacking board) for jacking in soft ground (Sand)
Basic tool kit
Tyre Pressure Gauge / Deflators
Fire Extinguisher
First Aid Kit
Air Compressor
Jumper Cables

R e c o v e r y G e a r

Tow and Snatch Strap or Rope. Don’t buy one from Carrefour or ADNOC/ENOC, best is the one from ARB or ACE. Get a proper rated one for your 4x4.
Shackles (2 pcs) Again rated from specialised shop.
Shovel.
Industrial gloves. Your car can get very HOT!
Is absolutely everything on that list necessary for ANIT?

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Re: RAV4 Suitable?

Post by bisho » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:22 am

Yes + 1 radio for communication

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Re: RAV4 Suitable?

Post by scotchyl » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:22 pm

This equipment should be a minimum whether a club trip or private bbq with friends.
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