Pre-Trip Checklist

Always pays to be well-prepared and packed well. By no means definitive but a checklist of the sorts of things you need to think about for your trip away.

VEHICLE SPARES

  • Brake fluid
  • Distributor cap/leads
  • Fan belts
  • Rotor button
  • Spark plugs
  • Transmission fluid
  • Fuel and air filters
  • Fuel hose
  • Engine oil
  • Gearbox/diff oil
  • Radiator coolant
  • Radiator hoses

Depending on where you are going.
1. Starter motor
2. Alternator
3. One front shock
4. One rear shock
5. Wheel bearing kit front
6. Wheel bearing kit rear
7. New tyre valves
8. Possibly brake flexi hose
9. Length of Heater hose

CAMPING GEAR

  • Tent/swags
  • Airbeds
  • Airbed pump
  • Airbed patches/repair kit
  • Sleeping bags/sheets/blankets
  • Pillows
  • Gas or dual fuel cooker

RECOVERY GEAR

  • Rated D shackles
  • Rated snatch straps
  • Long handle shovel
  • Set of MaxTrax
  • High lift jack or exhaust jack
  • Winch damper and gloves
  • Tree protector and snatch pulley

ELECTRICAL

  • Batteries
  • Battery chargers
  • Handheld UHF
  • Antenna
  • Antenna extension
  • EPIRB (optional)
  • Sat phone
PRE-TRIP TASKS

  • Trickle charge batteries
  • Fuel
  • Fill gas bottles
  • Maps/GPS
  • Charge mobile phone
  • Pre-chill fridge
  • Permits and access
  • Handheld radios charged
  • Watertanks filled
  • Compass

    Pre-trip Services
    1. Distributor cap
    and leads
    2. Rotor button

PERSONAL

  • Antiseptic
  • Soap
  • Toothbrushes
  • Glasses/sunglasses
  • Medications/vitamins
  • Cotton buds
  • Camera/tripod
  • Camera batteries/charger
  • CDs, DVDs
  • Razors
  • Towels
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Books/magazines
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunscreen

WITHIN VEHICLE

  • Cable ties
  • Electrical tape
  • Rope
  • Occy straps
  • Gloves
  • Jumper leads
  • Wheel brace
  • Fuses
  • Tyre pressure gauge
  • Air Compressor
  • Tyre Repair Kit
  • First Aid Kit
TOOL BOX

  • Clamps
  • Drill and bits
  • Soldering iron and solder
  • WD40
  • Vice grips
  • Scissors
  • Silicon
  • Tape
  • Hammer
  • Grease
  • Glue
  • Gaskets
  • Electric fittings/crimper/heatshrink
  • Spanners
  • Screwdrivers
  • Sockets
  • Side Cutters
  • Pliers
  • Cable ties
  • Fencing wire
  • Brake hose clamp x 2
  • Mixed nuts and bolts
  • Tub of water proof wheel bearing grease
  • Hose clamps various sizes

KITCHEN/LAUNDRY TUB

  • BBQ tools
  • Billy
  • Cups
  • Plates
  • Bowls
  • Chopping boards
  • Sponges
  • Detergent
  • Washing-up tub
  • Thermos
  • Tongs
  • Pots
  • Bottle opener
  • Clothes pegs
  • Cooler bag
  • Cutlery
  • Knives
  • Peeler
  • Frying pans
  • Mozzie coils
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