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4WD & Camper Trailer Towing Programme


Note: this is a non-accredited course that does not include a formal assessment of competency. For accredited training in the relevant units of competency, please go to Accredited training.

If you have purchased an off road camper trailer or off road caravan and are about to head out on your long awaited holiday, or you are required to tow a trailer with a 4WD as part of your daily employment, you simply cannot afford to miss this excellent training programme. You will receive training in both 4WD operation and towing off road, how to reverse your trailer as well as information on weights, loading your van and hitching it.



If you are thinking of purchasing an off road trailer but haven't done so as yet because of the fear of learning how to reverse it, we have the answer You can attend our camper trailer 4wd course and hire our trailer to learn the reversing skills before committing your dollars to a fully fledged camper trailer

Posted by Great Divide Tours on Monday, 3 August 2015

In addition to this you will be trained in how to tow your camper trailer or off road caravan on unsealed surfaces and over 4WD terrain. Trailer maintenance, trailer reversing techniques and daily checks are also covered in this must do course. 


What is Included in Each Training Programme

  • Training for up two drivers in your vehicle.
  • Tea, coffee and water throughout the course.
  • 4WD Operators Manual.
  • Camping on our specialist 4WD training property.
  • If you do not wish to camp we can arrange accommodation in nearby motel for small extra fee (see costs below).
  • A certificate of Completion


Costs (includes GST)
4WD & Camper Trailer Towing Programme 

  • $690 per vehicle & trailer with up to 2 drivers
  • $250 extra driver above first two
  • Children under 16 $60

Your fee includes camping at our 4WD Venue, if you do not have camping gear we can arrange motel accommodation from $130 per double and Bunk House accommodation at $35 per person per night, shared accommodation and bring your own sleeping bag or linen. When making your booking please indicate your accommodation needs.


Individual Training
If the above dates do not suit, we can arrange individual training at a date to suit you. Cost of a One Day Individual Training Course (including up to 2 persons in one vehicle) is $850, & a second day's training can be added for $650. Under 16yrs $60 each, & extra drivers in your vehicle over the initial two $250 each. This includes all training and camping on our property  (bunk house available at $35 per person per night). Contact Vic Widman on (02) 9913 1395 for more details or send an email to info@greatdividetours.com.au


In the Camper Trailer Towing Training progamme offered you will receive training in:-

  • Understanding how your 4WD system works (Practical)
  • Basic Maintenance and fault checking (Practical)
  • How to find the smoothest path to follow on any given surface (Practical)
  • High and Low Range application (Practical)
  • Use of brakes and engine braking (Practical)
  • The difference between automatic and manual transmissions off road (Practical)
  • Different traction control devices (Practical & Theory)
  • How to drive up steep inclines (Practical)
  • How to drive down steep declines (Practical)
  • How to cross deep washouts (Practical)
  • How to drive over rocky and broken ground (Practical)
  • Hitching and unhitching safely
  • Knowledge on weights & their importance - in relation to the vehicle & trailer
  • Reversing into a campsite/caravan site
  • Towing over broken ground/fire trails
  • Towing on hills, ascent & descent
  • Ramp over angles with the trailer
  • Setting trailer brakes for offroad use
  • Basic maintenance of the trailer
  • Tyre selection  

Please note - if your vehicle has a traditional tow ball mount only (not an off road hitch) you may not be able to perform some of the off road towing exercises.

You will also receive advice on

  • Camping and outback travel tips
  • Communications equipment including CB, UHF, HF radios and Satellite Telephones
  • Accessories and tyre choice

Great Divide Tours owns an exclusive property on the outskirts of Braidwood in the Southern Highlands of NSW. Just 3 hours drive from Sydney, 2 hours from Wollongong and 1 hour from Canberra it is ideally located for easy access. This property has been developed with four wheel drive training in mind. Fully approved by Council this is a state of art training facility. It is in a picturesque bushland setting typical of the type of terrain that you are likely to encounter when using your 4WD. The nearby town of Braidwood provides fuel, meals, supplies and accommodation. Camping on the property is included in your training fee cost.


Refund Policy

Great Divide Tours reserves the right to cancel or alter any tour or course at any time. Great Divide Tours will determine if any refund is due if this action occurs.

In the event of you canceling a booking the following refund policy applies. Deposits are non refundable. If your booking can be reallocated to another participant then the deposit can be transferred to another course or tour of your choice which must be taken within 18 months of the original booked course. The full course fee is payable 1 week prior to the course and is not refundable after this time. 



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