In this second edition of the bestselling 4WD Handbook, four-wheel drive expert and author Robert Pepper provides an in-depth explanation of how 4WDs work. He shares practical techniques for hill-driving, sand-driving, water crossings, as well as driving in mud, snow and sand.
In this revised second edition, Pepper includes techniques, photographs and technology from the very latest vehicles. This second edition also includes new chapters regarding off-road towing, choosing a vehicle and driving unfamiliar vehicles.
This guide also provides comprehensive explanations of how to get yourself out of trouble — always a possibility when exploring challenging terrain — with detailed chapters regarding recovery techniques.
About the Author
Robert Pepper is a freelance motoring driver trainer based in Melbourne, specialising in offroad vehicles and navigation. He has had over 400 articles published in 16 magazines and newspapers in Australia and around the world and has twice judged the annual awards for Overlander 4WD magazine.
Robert is closely involved in the 4WD club movement at several levels from leading trips ranging from day journeys to outback treks, organsing events such as abandoned vehicle recovery days and helping form responses to industry and government changes affecting offroaders.
Robert is also a senior instructor with 4WD Victoria, and has rewritten the basic training course, created a towing course and written an advanced vehicles course from scratch. He also trains commercially, and has contributed to and reviewed the Australian national 4WD training standards.
Prior to his involvement in offroading Robert was a private pilot with an interest in aerobatics. He has an interest in most things with wings, wheels or sails.
Number Of Pages: 488
Published: 6th May 2014
Publisher: Woodslane Pty Limited
Country of Publication: AU