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Navigating road safety during your self-drive adventure

February 7, 2024

At RedSands Campers, your safety is our top priority. We understand that when you embark on a road trip of a lifetime, your peace of mind is as important as immersing yourself in your Australian outback experience. Let us take you through the safety features of a RedSands vehicle that make your journey with us a secure and worry-free experience. 

COMPLETE pre-hire vehicle demonstration 

Many of our clients have never driven a 4WD before, so when the day has come to pick up your RedSands vehicle, you might be a bit nervous to simply get behind the wheel and start driving. That’s why instead of just handing over your key, we give you a full vehicle demonstration where we show you all the amazing features and equipment your 4WD comes with – from our rooftop tents and full camp kitchen to the amazing 270-degree awning. The team will also teach you how to use the different 4WD features and settings. 

Full bull-bar and side steps for extra protection  

Our 4WD Rooftop Campers, 2-Person 4WD Motorhomes and 4WD Land Cruiser Prado’s are the only vehicles on the Australian hire market with a full bull bar, brush bar and side steps, to minimise or even eliminate damage caused by animal collisions. For even more peace of mind, all our vehicles come with either 2 or 3 spare tyres, ensuring you are well prepared for any off-road adventure.  

Thorough safety checks 

Before each hire, our professional team conducts thorough safety checks on all our vehicles. We ensure that every aspect is in optimal condition, so you can focus on enjoying your adventure without any concerns. 

We leave a minimum of 3 working days between each hire. During this time, our vehicles are professionally cleaned and detailed, and they get a full safety check and mechanical service following a strict protocol. This way, we can ensure our fleet is maintained to the absolute highest standards.  

Under-bonnet air compressor 

At RedSands Campers, we encourage people to get off the beaten track, while giving our clients the confidence and tools to do so. All our vehicles are equipped with an under-the-bonnet air compressor that allows you to deflate (and inflate) your tyres. It’s recommended to deflate your tyres when driving off-road, especially for beach driving. Deflating your tyres helps improve your vehicle’s traction and ensures better grip. Additional information on tyre pressure is discussed in detail during your comprehensive pre-hire demonstration.  

Prepared for any adventure with our 24/7 roadside assistance  

No matter where your journey takes you, our 24/7 roadside assistance is just a call away. Our team is ready to provide support and guidance, ensuring that you’re never alone in case of unexpected situations. In addition, our knowledgeable suppliers and partners in regional and remote locations ensure that repairs are done quickly, professionally, and securely. 

Our vehicles are also equipped with essential emergency equipment, such as a first aid kit and a personal locator beacon (PLB). A PLB is a small handheld device that can be activated in life-threatening situations. Once activated, emergency services are notified, who will work with RedSands to respond to your emergency. We suggest taking the PLB with you and placing it in your backpack whenever you’re planning on being away from your vehicle, for example when going for a hike. 

Prioritising safety and adventure 

At RedSands Campers, we believe that safety and adventure go hand in hand. With our commitment to providing premium, reliable vehicles, thorough safety checks, and exceptional customer support, we create an environment where you can embark on your next adventure with confidence, knowing that we’re here to support you every step of the way!