Vehicles are meant to travel over sand and mud – not through it. So to help out we drop the tyre pressures to help spread the load over a greater surface area. We’ve travelled with Marc Almeleh form G&S Chassis on many occasions and he’s become a bit of a go-to man for us when it comes to advice on chassis’ and, in this case, tyres.
Marc explains why we should drop the tyre pressure on our vans when travelling over loose sand and what he recommends for the terrain we are crossing on the AL-KO Tough Tested track.
Adjusting Your Tyre Pressure
MEET THE AUTHOR
We call him Bear, and no it’s not just because he’s so cute and cuddly. Bear was the sort of kid that had a model fishing boat in the bath and a Jeep in the sandpit dreaming of great adventures both at sea and on land. He has been lucky enough to follow those dreams and now shares his stories of success and failure, what works and what doesn’t, how to and how not to, and of course where to go in our great country. Bears philosophy is about the joy we get from the journey – not just the destination.
Whilst originally trained as a boat builder Bear’s life has led down many paths but always drawing back on those primary skills. He has experience in irrigation, agriculture, engineering, landscaping and even once owned a playground equipment manufacturing company along with many years in wholesale and retail boat sales and fishing charters before turning his hand to outdoor media. Bear is a skilled writer and photographer, hosted successful radio shows, and nowadays spends a good deal of time in front of the camera creating reviews and features for print, on-line, TV and custom media.