Off-Road Discovery


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Mobility 4wd Adventure with Your Friends?

4x4 Driving with Mobility Challenges using Hand Controls

Ever considered taking one of your mobility challenged friends or colleagues on a 4wd adventure in your vehicle?

Anyone with a mobility issue together with their family or support team would really benefit from the experience. If they hold a current driving licence you may even invite them to drive some gentle off road terrain under your guidance if their mobility issue allows.

Even if they are unable to drive then they can still enjoy the experience of a 4wd adventure with you and your friends.

Everything is Possible with the right attitude of Ability not Disability.

You too will enjoy their experience.

This content was developed by and owned by Paul Sinkinson, Xplorability owner. Paul is a 4wd Defensive Driver Training Consultant/Trainer and Programme Developer.

Land Rover Experience for Help for Heros Adventure Day

4x4 land-rover

4x4 Driving with Mobility Challenges...


Winch Recovery

Land Rover Defenders Demonstrating Basic Rules and Guidelines for Winch Recovery

There are MANY cases a winch comes in handy and it’s not just when you are stuck. A winch can also get you out of tight spots that may otherwise damage the vehicle or environment around it. Keep reading to get the basic rules and guidelines to recovering a vehicle with a winch.

This content was developed by and owned by Paul Sinkinson, Xplorability owner. Paul is a 4wd Defensive Driver Training Consultant/Trainer and Programme Developer.

Going to need to winch out of this one

4x4 overland land-rover

techniques on how recover with a winch...


4x4 a Water Crossing

Exhilarating and Challenging Off-Road Driving

There is one thing I can tell you about water – it’s WET!

As a Boat Builder/Designer/Marina Developer and Owner for 30 years as one of my businesses, I can confirm that “WET” and Mechanical/Electrical working parts don’t go well together.

Water crossings can provide some of the most exhilarating and challenging 4x4 Driving around. They can also prove to be the most expensive! So, if you’re not an Auto Mechanic or Auto Electrician then be prepared for those less agreeable quotes from your local 4x4 garage that usually start with “Open your Wallet Sir and say after me HELP YOURSELF!”

This content was developed by and owned by Paul Sinkinson, Xplorability owner. Paul is a 4wd Defensive Driver Training Consultant/Trainer and Programme Developer.

Land Rover Discovery going for a swim

This really is as extreme as you ever want to go unless you are an Olympic Swimmer. This was on a 4wd Trek drive by a very experienced off-roader in a well prepared Discovery BUT it could still have been touch and go at this depth.

4x4 land-rover overland

techniques on how to 4x4 through water...


Land Rover Discovery 2 - Air Suspension

How to Use

Land Rover Discovery’s are well known for their Air Suspension which works with the Land Rover Self Leveling Suspension (SLS) system. Love it or hate it, if you have air suspension you will want to know how to use it.

Controls for Air Suspension and Next Generation Driver

Land Rover Discovery Suspension Controls

land-rover 4x4

how to use D2 Air Suspension...


How to Cross a Ditch

10 Steps For Crossing a Ditch - Trench - Fosse

Have you ever had to cross a ditch or been stuck in a ditch?

Keep reading to ensure you can safely maneuver around a ditch or mound.

This content was developed by and owned by Paul Sinkinson, Xplorability owner. Paul is a 4wd Defensive Driver Training Consultant/Trainer and Programme Developer.

Everything you need to know to drive your Land Rover Discovery WELL

4x4 land-rover

techniques for crossing ditches and mounds...


Land Rover Discovery 2 Automatic & Manual Guidelines

Learn How to Best Use ABS, TC and HDC

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) - Traction Control (TC) - Hill Descent Control (HDC)

The Land Rover Discovery 2 comes with ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS), TRACTION CONTROL (TC) and HILL DESCENT CONTROL (HDC) as Standard.

This content was developed by and owned by Paul Sinkinson, Xplorability owner. Paul is a 4wd Defensive Driver Training Consultant/Trainer and Programme Developer.

Land Rover Discovery 2 ABS, TC and HDC Guidelines

4x4 land-rover overland

learn more about Discovery 2 ABS, TC and HDC...


Beginners Guide To Off-Roading

Top 8 Things To Know When Leaving The Pavement For The First Time

Everyone has a first time for everything. We belong to several overland, off-road and Land Rover community groups and many people involved seem well seasoned off-roading. There will always be the newbies, just like we were, that haven’t yet left the pavement but would like to. So we are going to take away the need of asking these possibly intimidating groups for advice and just tell you what we think you need to know before you go.

land-rover overland

what to know, what to take


Shakin’ When You’re Brakin’

Fixing Your Track Rod

After some recent off-road trips and backcountry camping, we noticed we were getting a shake in the the steering wheel when back on the highway. This was happening when pumping the brakes to keep them cool. If we braked at high speed but maintained even pressure on the brakes peddle we didn’t get any shakes. Based on these symptoms we felt confident that our brakes weren’t warped and causing the shaking. We had also just replaced all of the brake parts including stainless steel brake lines as well as re-building each caliber. So if it isn’t the brakes what is it?

Making Sure We Keep Our Disco Running Smooth

Land Rover Discovery

land-rover overland mechanics

the cause and how to fix...


How To Use 4WD Low Off-Roading

Leaving the pavement? Get more grip with 4WD low!

Are you going off-road? Are there hills or big holes?

If you are leaving a paved road, going on steep inclines, over rocks, through holes, or any undulations that require intricate slow maneuvers to drive through you should have a vehicle with four-wheel-drive (4x4, 4WD) and a Low Range Transfer Case and know how to use it.

Taking The Path Less Traveled in 4WD Low Range

Land Rover Discovery 4WD Low and how to use it

land-rover overland camping

Learn when and how to use 4WD low...


Our Adventure Mobile

Enjoy your ride

I (wife/mother of Off-road Discovery) would not categorize myself as a ‘car’ person. I’ll admit I know more than I ever thought I would about engines, tires, diffs, and how to use a winch but all of this education happened after I met my husband. He’s a walking vehicle encyclopedia. I give my dad credit for teaching me how to change tires - winters to summers and visa versa since the start of high school till every year until I moved out. I thought it was to make sure I never got stuck with a flat I couldn’t change, but now I think he was on to a very clever use of child labour. I’m remembering that one for my own kids, thanks dad!

Our Adventure Mobile

Land Rover Discovery Camping

land-rover family camping

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