Gently does it – when covering rough terrain keep your touch on the steering wheel light. Avoid “wrestling” the vehicle over obstacles.
Thumbs away – place your hands on the steering wheel in such a way that your thumbs are on the outside. If the wheel jerks in your hands, you want to avoid spraining or breaking your thumbs.
Use momentum – most obstacles are best overcome with momentum rather than acceleration. For instance, as you approach a water crossing ease into the water using the momentum the vehicle already has to carry it through. Avoid a burst of acceleration. Changing gears will cause you to lose momentum.
Stalled water – don’t try to re-start the engine if you stall in water. Rather be towed out.
Height matters – know the clearance of your vehicle. This helps to avoid damage to the under carriage, or more. Our vehicles are 2.3 meters high.
Look ahead - survey the terrain ahead to avoid tricky obstacles. This may mean hiking ahead, or probing a mud pool to determine its depth.