The great thing about travelling in a 4WD is that you can cross water (within reason!) There are some things to consider but if you follow these few basic rules you won’t get caught and will have a lot of fun!
Most importantly, the water shouldn’t be above the centre of your wheels and we recommend you take particular care when attempting to cross. Crossings where the water is washing over the bonnet are the territory of experts only, who do this in specially prepared vehicles that the owners don’t mind trashing.
1. Check out the water safely before you go in (depth, bottom and where you will exit)
2. Reduce tyre pressure for grip
3. Plan a path across the water
4. Go in slowly and cross slowly and steadily (less than walking pace)
5. If the water looks like it will be above the wheel hubs consider not crossing at all
Before you go in
Entering the water
Coming out of the water Britz Outback 4WD going over a bridge
If there is a problem
And of course, the Britz team are just a phone call away if you need, and can answer all your questions when you pick up your 4WD camper from us at the start of your trip. When you're ready to take your planning to the next level, check out our blog about 10 things you need to know before a 4WD holiday!