Q. I am interested in 4WDing but have a standard
truck/vehicle and don't have any/much experience. Is ZUKICENTRAL for me?
Most assuredly. ZUKICENTRAL is designed to cater for all levels of 4WDing
from mild to wild.
There will be several trips each day, each graded to you and your truck's
All trips will be led by experienced CCVC Trip Leaders who will be to
happy to help if any difficulties arise.
Do I need special insurance cover for offroading?
A. You will have to check with your insurance
company as some cover offroading and some don't.
Do I need any special equipment on my vehicle?
A. No (from the show room to ZUKICENTRAL)
Club trucks (club rules apply)
1. - All trucks should have front and rear recovery hooks fitted - rated
10,000 lbs or better.
This is not mandatory but highly recommended for Zook's trips. But is
COMPULSORY for Z Force upwards.
2. - A Fire Extinguisher (1kg dry powder) or better.
3. - First Aid Kit.
4. - Shovel or Spade.
5. - Approved snatch strap 6 - 10 mtrs.
6. - One or two 3 ½ tonnes (or better) bow shackles.
What is the meaning of "Class"
A. All 4wd trips are graded according to
difficulty and the ability of vehicles and drivers to handle the conditions
that may be encountered. e.g.
1) . - Easy - No scratching likely, scenic tracks - basicly used to get
to more interesting places.
Suzuki's (grade 2). - Easy/Medium - Some scratches possible, some mud,
Zook's (grade 3). - Medium - Average drivers - As above, plus water at
Zook's (grade 4). - Medium/Hard - Drivers with some experience - some
damage to sill and corners possible. More mud, harder tracks, wheel deep
water, snorkel, mud tyres.
Z Force (grade 5). - Hard - Experienced drivers - Heavy bush, deep scratches
likely/expected. Deep mud, steep tracks, deep water, must have good mud
Will ordinary road tyres be OK for ZUKICENTRAL?
A. For grade 2 trails - yes.
For grade 3 - All Terrain - Passable - but Mud Tyres recommended.
For grade 4 and above - Mud Tyres essential.
How do I communicate any concerns to trip leader or other trucks?
A. 1. - Stop your truck - the truck in front
should notice you missing in his mirror and also stop
- Blast your horn and flash your lights.
- You may also wish to purchase a P.R.S. 40 Channel handheld transceiver
- these can be purchased for around $40 - $100.
2. - All Trip Leaders will have P.R.S. and E Band transceivers in their
3. - Also on harder trips, Trip Leaders will carry 406 EPIRBs for emergency