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Thanks all for the suggestions.

I've made sure to pack -

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And will but myself a snatch strap when I get to port Macquarie, I'm hoping to be fine and not to need most of this stuff (deflator aside obviously) but will post some pics to prove I got there!


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I agree with Mace1, with those profile tyres go down to around 18 and see how you go. If you are constantly getting stuck go down another 2 psi but don't go any lower for any length of time and avoid sharp turns.

My best advice other than go to a smaller rim is to carry a ratchet strap. If you do peel a tyre off the rim put the strap around the circumference of the tyre, strap tight and use your compressor to re-seat the bead while the rim is still on the vehicle.

Carrying an air jack is good for helping with this as well as it's not as dangerous if you need to use a standard or high lift jack on sand.
Great - thanks both. I have those items so will do that if worst comes to bear.

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Since I can't always operate a Hilift anymore, thanks Nanook, you just reminded me I must get one.
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Carrying an air jack is good for helping with this as well as it's not as dangerous if you need to use a standard or high lift jack on sand.
I remember seeing a bloke in a Hilux getting himself out of all manner of situations using a single air jack and nothing else, in record time!
They require no physical input to operate, are really cheap, light weight and take virtually no storage space. I do wonder why everyone's not packing them.

At the risk of hijacking this topic, is there a downside to the use of air jacks?
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Thanks all for the suggestions.

I've made sure to pack -

Maxtrax
Deflator
Tow hitch/bow shackle

And will but myself a snatch strap when I get to port Macquarie, I'm hoping to be fine and not to need most of this stuff (deflator aside obviously) but will post some pics to prove I got there!


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At the risk of hijacking this topic, is there a downside to the use of air jacks?
Not that I can think of. Besides recovery tracks, they are the best option for getting yourself out of deep sand especially if you have bogged it to the chassis.

You just jack the car up and fill in the holes left by the tyres and lower it back down.
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At the risk of hijacking this topic, is there a downside to the use of air jacks?
This isn't so much a downside, but something to be aware of... not sure about the Wranglers, but a lot of the Jeep 'wagons' have dual exhaust outlets and several small holes in various places (by design). In mine there's no way I can get the pressure to inflate a jack with the exhaust - an air compressor attachment is a must.
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Thanks everyone for the tips. Been on the beach 2 of the 3 days we've been here so far and really enjoyed it. Haven't been in any sort of trouble but have learned a fair bit.

On north beach today the tide was in, so I was in the soft stuff a fair bit til I got to the end of the beach.

Exiting the beach was up a steep, very sandy track but I got up there first time by picking the right line and keeping on the loud pedal. From what I saw, I was the only person to get off the beach first time.

For those who love mud and big puddles, the back road that follows the beach must be and absolute wonderland when it has been raining. I reckon there would have been 15+ massive potential puddles that you'd need a snorkel to get through if it has been raining.

Had heaps of fun and am going to try and hit the beach at least once more before we go home


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