A Defender 200 Tdi, Defender Td5 and Discovery 300 Tdi off-roading in Dalby Forest; the weather has been more reminiscent of tropical parts of the world in the UK recently, with very hot spells followed by heavy rains. Heavy rain on British green lanes can lead to some challenging off-road conditions, and that is exactly what Rob, from Famous Four’s Mail Order department, experienced during a recent trip to near Dalby Forest in Yorkshire this August, where he travelled for a weekend’s off-roading fun with his mates William, Nicolas and Mason in their vehicles.
Rob uses a Terrafirma A12000 Electric winch on his Defender, which was brilliant even in the extreme conditions. He had to deal with an alternator belt failure, but his truck was otherwise trouble free. William uses a Warn 8274 which also performed beautifully, and his only issue was an air box full of leaves! Mason uses a Britpart 12000lb winch which was good, but slower than ideal. Due to the rain and mud, winching was tough, and progress was slow. They slept in the wild, and Rob admits that although it did become a little uncomfortable, a few beers and a bottle of brandy made the night pass a little better.
They really enjoyed the weekend, and took some fabulous pictures of their exploits. Needless to say, a good hose down was required when they returned to Lincolnshire. Hopefully their next trip will be drier 🙂
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