• Dune Days

    Words and photos by Robb Pritchard Running rocks, mud, side-slopes, water-crossings, hill descents, ruts – you name it – as an enthusiastic off-roader, I’ve done them all. Once I even drove over a frozen lake in Russia. Short of living in the Southwestern United States where desert conditions are the norm, driving on huge sand dunes will be a new experience for you. It certainly was for me.  I recently travelled through Namibia, South Africa,…

  • The NEW Vehicle Inspection Program

    Overview The ministry is proposing to modernize vehicle inspections by replacing the currentMotor Vehicle Inspection Station (MVIS) program with a contractual model. The VehicleInspection Program will transition to a multi-year contract between the ministry andservice stations/garages offering Emission Inspection Certificates, Safety StandardCertificates (SSC), Periodic Mandatory Commercial Vehicle Inspection (PMCVI)Certificates and Structural Inspection Certificates (SIC). Inspection results will becollected, and the certificate issued in a digital format, streamlining the process andproviding more robust safety inspection data.…

  • Hang Ups, Winching and a Busted Fuel Pump

    Words and Photos by Quinton Neufeldt Bobcaygeon, ON, is a picturesque town at the narrows between Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes in the popular Kawartha region of Central Ontario. The community, which is home to the first boat lock along the famed Trent-Severn Waterway built in the 1830’s, is pleasurable for boaters, travellers, tourists, and locals alike. It was also the closest centre to one of our latest off-road outings late last season along the Forest…

  • Earn As You Learn

    Over the years I have seen a lot of defects most of which could have been prevented with a little training or experience. Just in the last few years, I have been taking pictures thanks to the invention of the cell phone.  Turbo Failure This group of pictures was taken of a turbo with only a few hours of run time on it. This was the second new turbo that failed with less than a…

  • Lingham Lake Road Hydro Locked

    June 19 2011 This might be an old post but one worth sharing, two Jeeps a CJ on 39s, and an LJ on 38s hydro locked and buried in the swamp on the Lingham Hydro Line. Hats off to all involved in the recovery, it’s people like you guys that keep the camaraderie going. The original thread was started on Jeep Kings and can be viewed here. Hi all, I just wanted to come on…