With 4wd suv sales taking a
larger and larger bite out of the passenger car market every year, this one time
specialized sector has increased many times over, hence creating the sport utility vehicle
market we know today. Our object is to introduce you to the world of off-road driving and
the benefits that go with it.
There must be a
particular reason why you purchased a 4wd vehicle... Family outings? Skiing? Camping?
Ghost Town hunting? Off-roading?... Are we close? No? It does seem like an expensive
way to take the kids to school.
4wd vehicles cost more to purchase, more to license (even more so if a pickup),
more to insure, and more to maintain. Did you consider these things prior to purchasing a
4wd? Far too may people purchase 4wds for the wrong reason, but... Now that you own
a 4wd, why not learn to drive it correctly? Say what!?, OFF-ROAD use? Scratch my car!?
No Way! These are the usual answers. Sure you should use it off-road, but you
dont have to damage it. We are well aware of your concerns about scratches, damage,
etc., but isnt that the best reason to sign up? Youll
learn how to enjoy your vehicle and the great outdoors without damaging it.
Above: A happy group of
graduated "ORE" students gather around for a group photo in Virginia
City, Nevada. Why dont you join us for a day of fun and adventure?
Some of the
questions we ask of our students... Lets have you answer them;
1) Why did you
purchase a 4-wheel drive vehicle?
2) Why did you
purchase this particular vehicle? What are its benefits and its downsides?
3) Have you read
your owners manual?
4) Do you know how
to operate it on and off-road?
5) Are you aware of
the higher center of gravity?
6) Do you know how
to use its 4WD system and how it can benefit you?
7) Are you aware of
its minimum ground clearance and its location? (Its lowest points).
8) Are you aware of
its approach and departure angles? Do you know what these are?
9) Are you aware of
its break-over clearance?
10) Do you know
what "engine braking" is, and why its so important off-road?
11) What are you
planning to do with your 4WD vehicle?
12) Do you have any
13) How much
adverse condition driving experience do you have? Ever spun off the road in the snow?
14) Did you know
suvs are involved in more winter weather accidents than any other vehicle? Do you
vehicle repair... What if you really broke something? Now what? No AAA.
16) Can you
navigate? Read a map? Able to find your way out? In the dark!? What is "GPS"?
17) Have you
attended any other schools or seminars?
answer any of these questions? Makes you think, doesnt it? Might we suggest you
think about enrolling in an "ORE" class? We have no doubt that
youll enjoy it, and youll enjoy learning.
Unlike some classes
costing more than $5000.00 that will entertain you at a posh Ski Resort, supply you with a
new Rover for a week, then take you out for a few hours each day... or those who charge
$125.00 an hour!, The "Off-Road Experience" offers you a variety of 4wd
programs, possibly more than any other in the country, including three grades of off-road driver training classes, our Trail Day Rides & Adventure Day Weekend excursions, plus
a number of navigational classes, rally driving, and competition events such
as the Desert-Pro Challenge. And all at a reasonable cost. Our proven low-impact
one-day courses have taught a wide range of people, from the novice, the seasoned off-road
veteran, to Camel Trophy hopefuls and participants alike, all have learned something with "ORE".
In fact, we have participants returning time and again.
Our classes can
help you enjoy the great outdoors, enabling you to see sights youd otherwise
miss when staying on the paved routes. Most of our course areas are located near some
wonderful sights, such as: Ghost towns, mines, and/or mountain lakes and streams. As
already stated, our proven teaching methods can help you avoid trouble or give you the
knowledge to deal with it should it occur. Why delay? Sign up
Today with "ORE".