Required of You
requirements we must impose, please read them over carefully and comply with them, as some
require proof before we depart our meeting location. Failure to comply could very well
foul up your day.
1) A 4-wheel drive sport utility
vehicle/pickup, equipped with a low-range transfer box. No "Big-Foots".
2) Proof of a valid picture Drivers License.
3) Proof of Insurance.
4) Correct clothing for conditions. Bring something warm in summer months as well, could
5) NO Tennis shoes please! We are off-road, not on the ball court.
6) Drinks & Snacks for all those in your vehicle. In most cases meals are not
supplied, nor any available.
7) Alcohol is not permitted at ANY TIME!
8) Firearms are not permitted at ANY TIME!
9) Pen & Pencil.
Please read "Required of your Vehicle", "Off-Road
Driving Tips" and "Preparing your 4x4 Vehicle" prior to
departing for your class. Having read these and following some of our suggestions, your
event is sure to go that much smoother.
of your Vehicle
1) Current vehicle license.
2) Current auto insurance.
3) Seat belts must be in perfect order and used at all times.
4) All lights 100% operational.
5) All glass in legal condition.
6) Gas cap must be in place (closed).
7) Wipers 100% operational.
8) A First-Aid kit is required in each vehicle.
9) A Fire Extinguisher is suggested.
10) A Garbage bag is required. You must bring out your trash.
11) All brakes, including parking brake must be 100% operational.
12) All tires, including spare must be of off-road type, & legal.
13) All cars must be equipped with Jack, Wrench and wheel chock.
14) Fuel tank MUST be filled prior to "Pre-Trip" meeting.
15) Factory Front & Rear tow hooks should be in place and clear.
16) CB Radio optional. Channel will be given out.
17) Car phones are to be switched off. NO Exceptions.
18) Cars fitted with Winches are welcome, permission for their use must be obtained, as
they can be dangerous.
Other restrictions and requirements
may be imposed without notice. Please check with your "ORE" Instructor
prior to scheduling your date(s). The above listed requirements are done for the safety of
all. Thank you for your cooperation.
Off Into The Outback
Before you roar off
into the outback we highly suggest you check the following, or have it
checked. When away from home you should always check fluid levels,
look for fluid leaks, check all belts, and don’t forget tire condition
and pressures. Do this each morning prior to setting off, whether your
on or off the road. A quick look can prevent possible future problems.
Putting Your 4WD on a Maintenance Schedule.
Check/Top-up Motor oil.
Check for and note oil & water leaks.
If a leak is found, check/top-up suspected part, & repair it
Check/Top-up Transmission oil.
Check/Top-up Transfercase oil.
Check/Top-up Front & Rear Diff’s.
Check/Top-up front Swivels.
Check & note leaks from axles/hubs.
Check/Top-up Brake fluid.
Check/Replace Air & Fuel filters.
Check/Replace all Radiator/Heater
Check/Replace all Drive belts.
Check/Replace all Tires as needed.
Pressures ok? Including spare?
Check/Replace Wheels - Rim damage?
Items in our
"Travel Kit" listing arent here just to make your 4WD think its ready to
tear across the wilds of some remote desert, instead its to help you survive in the
event of a problem. The following is a list of suggested items and accessories that should
be carried while off-road. These are not required for our classes, and their order is of
no importance. Being able to get yourself going again should always be on your mind.
1-qt of water per person for
2) Fire Extinguisher.
3) First-Aid kit & Manual, plus "TP".
4) Good flashlight and batteries.
5) Good leather gloves.
6) Rain suit; for rain, laying in mud, protection.
7) Vehicle supplied tool kit, Jack, Wrench, wheel Chock.
8) Food! Jerky, etc.
9) 18" Breaker-bar with socket for wheels.
10) Additional tools as needed. Too many never hurts.
11) Tire air pressure gauge and pump.
12) 2-quarts motor oil, & AFT for automatic cars.
13) 2-quarts 80/90w gear oil for diffs and transfer.
14) 1-gallon Radiator water (not antifreeze).
15) 1-pint brake fluid & funnel for all fluids.
16) Complete set of spark plugs w/wrench.
17) Full set of belts, and filters.
18) 1-ea Dist. Cap, Rotor (points & cond., on older cars).
19) 1-Ign Coil (bolted next to orig. under hood).
20) Top & Bottom hoses, + 3 heater hose.
21) Wiper blade(s).
22) Misc. Fuses & Bulbs.
23) Tow-Rope, Minimum rating of 10,000+ lbs.
24) Snow Chains w/tensions, most valuable off-road.
25) Shovel, fold-up type ok.
Other items worth noting, we
always carry them while off -road:
26) Hi-Lift jack w/base pad.
27) Tug-em Strap; 20,000 lbs., 10-feet length.
28) 8000-lbs winch and winch kit.
29) Extra spare tire/wheel.
30) Tire repair kit.
31) Electric air compressor with 2-tire irons.
32) Small grease gun, loaded.
The following additional items are
good accessories for any 4x4 vehicle out off-roading for any length of time or distance.
1) High powered Reverse Lighting
2) High powered Fog-Lamp kit.
3) High powered Driving-Lamp kit.
4) High powered Fog Tail-Lamp.
5) Removal of front Air-Dam if fitted.
6) Removal of sidesteps/running boards.
7) Front Bush guard for wooded terrain.
8) CB Radio, and/or cell-phone.