Off-roading and dune bashing are some of the ways for SUV owners in India and across the world to know capabilities of their vehicles. This is a fun filled activity if one has the right vehicle to do it. Just like any other off-road activity, dune bashing also includes some risk. If the driver does not know the right technique of riding on sand, then the chances of getting the SUV stuck in loose sand are very high. Here we have a video from Anshuman Bishnoi that shows how dune bashing is done properly with capable SUVs.
The video shows a bunch of SUVs like Isuzu VCross, Couple of Ford Endeavour’s (Both new and old models), Toyota Fortuner (Both old and new model) , Mahindra Thar, Maruti Gypsy and Tata Safari Storme. The video shows all these SUVs doing a section where the cars have to climb up a small dune. Ford endeavour does it first and climbs up effortlessely. It is followed by Maruti Gypsy, Safari Storme, Fortuner, Mahindra Thar and all the other vehicles.
Some of the vehicles did not climb up at the first attempt because the drivers had not build the momentum. Later as the tracks got deeper due to passing of the vehicles, some vehicles took a different line where the surface was comparatively smooth. The Isuzu V-Cross was the last car to go through that course and it did it effortlessly.
They keep on moving to newer and bigger dunes and keep pushing their SUVs to the limits. Most of the time SUVs were crossing those dune smoothly because they were taking a proper line and were using the right technique. They were also getting instructions on the radio whenever needed.
The video also shows a Fortuner, and Endeavour getting brutally stuck in sand which is normal. But within no time with the right technique and equipment like rope and electronic winch the SUVs were rescued within no time. That is why it is always recommended to go for such activities in groups. So that even if something goes wrong like there is always a backup vehicle to help them. If the Fortuner or the Endeavour owner’s were alone then they would have been in deep trouble. The video shows how the combination of right equipment, guidance and technique can make this adventure filled activity enjoyable and full of fun. Do take adequate safety precautions as well.