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Full Day Newbie Desert Drive - Liwa Yellow Truck - Abu Dhabi - 02 Dec 2022


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What is Yellow Truck ?

Buried deep inside the Bu Hasa Desert near Madinat Zayed City, there is an abandoned water tanker truck, which due to its remote location, has become a pilgrimage for many Offroaders all over the UAE.

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How did it get there ?

That remains part of the mystery.....

What's the location ?

You will have to join the drive to find it....

And why exactly should we go there as a club ?

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This area, together with LIWA Moreeb area, is the ultimate playground for offroading, where you will find monstrous dunes, stadium-sized bowls, and the sheer size and remoteness will make you really feel you are in a different world ! This will be an unforgettable experience and will make you become part of our yearly pilgrimage team !

 

When?? When ?? WHEN ??

We have several drives lined up during the UAE National Holiday Weekend of 2022. 

Check the drive calendar and  BOOK NOW !!

We request every member that joins this drive to go through the below information and strictly follow these guidelines, etiquettes and responsibilities.

MUST READ AND COMPLY

DRIVE DETAILS

Level:  Newbie & Above

When:  2nd December, Friday

Meeting time: 7:30 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions)

Starting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/bZ77eVtDJqDhGJBm7
You can come early and camp in same starting point if you like.

Last Fuel Station: https://goo.gl/maps/D6t1rXkuecZScyPZ9

NO 100 Liters of FUEL = NO DRIVE - Carry additional jerry cans accordingly

  • SWB Cars = 2 Jerry can of extra fuel
  • LWB Cars = 1 Jerry can of extra fuel
  • 100+ liter fuel tank cars = No need for extra fuel.

Lunch Break: 1 Hour in between with couple of short breaks (if needed).

Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 8-10 inches of ground clearance.

What to bring along: Loads of water, lunch, snacks, face mask, enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

Approximate finish time: 4:00 PM

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE

  • This drive is limited to 12 cars only.
  • If the RSVP is full, you can add your name to the waitlist, once anyone drops, you will be moved to the RSVP list.
  • RSVP will close a day prior to preparing a convoy list.
  • Latecomers will be returned back - Without any exceptions.
  • Members without RSVP will be returned back - Without any exceptions.
  • Please withdraw your RSVP, if you aren't joining, so your spot can be taken by others.
  • Repeated no-show members after RSVP will have their account suspended for a month.

RSVP FOR THIS DRIVE HERE

 

 

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Goodmorning @Amna Bhatti, our records show that you have not completed any drives yet with our club. On this drive (due to the intensity and difficulty level) we do not accept Absolute Newbies.

Kindly sign up for a regular Newbie level drive first (regular is a 3hr drive) before joining this drive.  I will remove your RSVP.

Thanks

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@Fabien Monleau@DanielN@Glenn Waters@premindra rajaram@Gary F@karlsberg@Ahmad Nerat@Nikola Bozovic@imranaasghar81@Mahmoud Taha

Thanks for signing up for this drive ! I hope you are all excited and looking forward to it !

A few but very important pointers below. Please read them carefully so we don't have to send you back at the meeting point. 

 

1. Please ensure that you are there at the meeting point on 7:30 AM SHARP. Late comers would be sent back. As there is a long distance to drive if you leave in the morning, make sure to leave ahead of time and keep at least 30mins spare time for refueling or a tea break.


2. Get lots and lots of rest the previous day. The more the better as Liwa will not only challenge your vehicle but your mind as well. We would need your complete focus, and fatigue due to less rest is the last thing that is needed on such a terrain. For those who prefer camping the previous night, you can do so at the starting point as its a nice spaced out area. Bring some firewood incase if you wish to have a bonfire to keep you warm. Cleaning up after the bonfire is mandatory.


3. Ensure that your 4x4 is well serviced recently and all the lubes and fluids are topped up. A vehicle breakdown in this terrain will result in not reaching our beloved Yellow Truck so please do the needful to get your 4x4 in the best possible condition.


4. You will be needing 100 litre total fuel amount before starting the drive. For example, if your existing fuel tank is 80L, then you need to bring a 20l jerrycan with you, safely strapped inside the vehicle (or outside if you have a suitable bracket or holder). Make sure your main tank is full. There is an ADNOC 15mins away on the way to the meeting point.

Location of last Fuel Station:

https://goo.gl/maps/Ug1sGJE1PP6eJBJNA


5. Spare tyre should be in good working condition. If not been used recently, ensure that you take it out and check the condition properly. Also ensure that you have the wrench that can be used to remove your tyre (if needed). In the past we have seen that people upgrade their tyres but still keep the the original wrench which is of no use to remove the upgraded tyre. So please ensure that your car has the right tool to remove the tyres (if needed).


6. Air compressor, proper shovel, flag, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, radio


7. Fully charged radio (tuned to all Carnity Frequencies) with spare battery / radio. If you have a car charger for your radio, please bring it along.


8. Please ensure that you know how to switch off traction control (turning off Air bags is not mandatory for this drive). If it requires pulling the fuse, please research before the drive or better still, post your queries on this drive post and we would assist.


9. Car charger / battery pack for your mobile.


10. Plenty of water, approx 5 litre per person per day.


11. Bring along your breakfast, lunch, snacks, etc in easy to eat packing. We shall be having breaks in between the drive.


12. Dry food, energy bar, cookies, nuts, crisp to munch while driving


13. Bring garbage bags along to carry your trash. Littering in the desert is strictly prohibited.

 

Prior to starting the drive, we will inspect all vehicles to check if everything is safely strapped and you brought all your offroad tools and jerrycan.

Please take this event seriously and understand that this terrain, due to its remoteness and size of the dunes will challenge everyone on this drive. If you decide to bring passengers, please make sure they have spent a full day already in a vehicle in the desert and are used to it. There are hardly any nearby exit tracks and rerouting might take hours, so once we are in this terrain the aim is to complete the entire drive and visit the Yellow Truck :) 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, premindra rajaram said:

@Fredericthank you for your post. It is my first time taking a jerry can. Can give some tips on how to fasten it in the trunk. Is bungee rope good enough to secure it. Thanks

Hi @premindra rajaram yes that would work. as long as it's secured and not fly around in the car. 

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32 minutes ago, premindra rajaram said:

@Frederic is it good advice to fill the jerry can at the last stop before we start or is it better to do a day before in Dubai? 😀

Should make no difference i think. Perhaps better to fill it up the day before so you still have some time to experiment with the location and how to strap it securely.

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@premindra rajaram if like me, you like the fumes of gasoline, you can leave it open. But, just to be safe get a large trash bag and store the jerrycan within it. This will ensure any leaks stay inside and your car doesn’t get you stoned 😂

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Good morning @Nicholas Cox1 ! As you have now completed one drive last weekend with @Islam Soliman, you are now eligible to join us in LIWA ! I have added you to the drive.

 

Please go through below pointers are read them carefully, so you are prepared and know what to expect :)

 

A few but very important pointers below. Please read them carefully so we don't have to send you back at the meeting point. 

 

1. Please ensure that you are there at the meeting point on 7:30 AM SHARP. Late comers would be sent back. As there is a long distance to drive if you leave in the morning, make sure to leave ahead of time and keep at least 30mins spare time for refueling or a tea break.


2. Get lots and lots of rest the previous day. The more the better as Liwa will not only challenge your vehicle but your mind as well. We would need your complete focus, and fatigue due to less rest is the last thing that is needed on such a terrain. For those who prefer camping the previous night, you can do so at the starting point as its a nice spaced out area. Bring some firewood incase if you wish to have a bonfire to keep you warm. Cleaning up after the bonfire is mandatory.


3. Ensure that your 4x4 is well serviced recently and all the lubes and fluids are topped up. A vehicle breakdown in this terrain will result in not reaching our beloved Yellow Truck so please do the needful to get your 4x4 in the best possible condition.


4. You will be needing 100 litre total fuel amount before starting the drive. For example, if your existing fuel tank is 80L, then you need to bring a 20l jerrycan with you, safely strapped inside the vehicle (or outside if you have a suitable bracket or holder). Make sure your main tank is full. There is an ADNOC 15mins away on the way to the meeting point.

Location of last Fuel Station:

https://goo.gl/maps/Ug1sGJE1PP6eJBJNA


5. Spare tyre should be in good working condition. If not been used recently, ensure that you take it out and check the condition properly. Also ensure that you have the wrench that can be used to remove your tyre (if needed). In the past we have seen that people upgrade their tyres but still keep the the original wrench which is of no use to remove the upgraded tyre. So please ensure that your car has the right tool to remove the tyres (if needed).


6. Air compressor, proper shovel, flag, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, radio


7. Fully charged radio (tuned to all Carnity Frequencies) with spare battery / radio. If you have a car charger for your radio, please bring it along.


8. Please ensure that you know how to switch off traction control (turning off Air bags is not mandatory for this drive). If it requires pulling the fuse, please research before the drive or better still, post your queries on this drive post and we would assist.


9. Car charger / battery pack for your mobile.


10. Plenty of water, approx 5 litre per person per day.


11. Bring along your breakfast, lunch, snacks, etc in easy to eat packing. We shall be having breaks in between the drive.


12. Dry food, energy bar, cookies, nuts, crisp to munch while driving


13. Bring garbage bags along to carry your trash. Littering in the desert is strictly prohibited.

 

Prior to starting the drive, we will inspect all vehicles to check if everything is safely strapped and you brought all your offroad tools and jerrycan.

Please take this event seriously and understand that this terrain, due to its remoteness and size of the dunes will challenge everyone on this drive. If you decide to bring passengers, please make sure they have spent a full day already in a vehicle in the desert and are used to it. There are hardly any nearby exit tracks and rerouting might take hours, so once we are in this terrain the aim is to complete the entire drive and visit the Yellow Truck :) 

 

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