Ready to hit some trails? Try these.
Or let these folks show you the way.
Safety First; always starts our Drivers Meeting and should always be first concern.
Wear your seatbelt
Know your surroundings, check for changes to your line and the trail. Watch for people moving around your vehicle after a stop and during winching and difficult obstacles.
No alcohol during trail ride
Maintain visual of vehicle behind you, make sure they can see which way you turned
Spacing - maintain distance going uphill and downhill, watch your distance on paved/gravel roads
Maintain distance after leaving muddy/rocky areas to avoid throwing rocks
Watch the vehicle in front of you to determine lines
On obstacles, three good attempts and pull winch cable
Tread Lightly, leave trails better than we found them
Stay on trail, Respect property
If you feel uncomfortable about an obstacle or section of the trail, Stop and ask for a spotter
There is only one spotter per obstacle, listen to your spotter
Uphill traffic has right of way
Signal remaining vehicles in group to oncoming traffic
Keep the radio traffic brief
Watch your gauges
Breakdowns, we will attempt trail fixes. Major problems - we will escort you to safety
Nature breaks, women to the right, men to the left. Or forward and rear.
If your vehicle is close to rocks or trees, keep your hands inside vehicle and off obstacles.
If you come back to do these trails on your own, bring a friend. Never travel alone if possible.
Pre- and post-ride checks, how to get off road and back on again.
Fluid checks, check for leaks
Fuel, make sure you've got enough, plan for refuel for extended adventures.
Check for loose parts, how do we know a part is loose. Rust spots. Noise.
Check lug nuts. U-joints.
Check spare tire pressure.
Check winch operation.
Plan your trip, inform others where you are going.
Airing down, as low as 14 psi and adjust without beadlocks, 8 psi or lower with beadlocks. Lower pressures increase your contact patch and gains traction. This allows for a more flexible tire characteristic to enhance surface grip and ride comfort over rough terrain.
Ride with others with equal equipment and ability.
Clean frame and body after ride, lube all fittings after cleaning.
When arriving at trails do your research to make sure the trail you’re doing is in within your capabilities.
Every trail experience adds to your capabilities.
First Aid Kit
Basic Personal Essentials - water, food, hygiene items, medications, bug spray, cold weather clothing
Spare Tire, Full Size
Jack and lug wrenches to change your tire
Winch and recovery equipment, tow strap, tree saver
Basic Tool Kit, wrenches and sockets for your vehicle, wire ties, duct tape, mechanics wire
GMRS/CB Radio GMRS Channels 1-22, 8-14 are 5 watt max.
Spare Key for vehicle
Tarp, Poncho, Poncho Liner
Jumper cables, jump box
Tire Plug Kit, Compressor and Air Gauge.
Drive your vehicle stock at first.
Get to know your vehicles strengths and weaknesses. Use your equipment - lockers, hill descent, selec speed, etc.
Plan your build so you can do it once!
All Terrain vs Mud Terrain tires.
Consult a good offroad shop or expert to guide your build.
Opinions and advice will vary.
Our shop focuses on Dependable, Durable and Available.
Crawl - Slow and deliberate
Bump - short burst to crest an obstacle.
Stay in it, Keep your momentum
Gearing down to descend and crawl over obstacles, higher gears for climbing.
Manual transmissions - keep your foot off the clutch as much as possible, learn to crawl to keep forward momentum.
Momentum is everything, learn to carry speed through technical sections.
Downhills - learn to descend in a slow, controlled speed using the engine and powertrain to control your descent without locking up the brakes.
Bouncing is breaking, shock loading driveline.
Approach, Departure and Breakover Angles, High Centered
Drive your differential around the rocks, stay on top of the rocks.
Off Camber - Trail where the outside edge is lower than the inside edge
Line - the path you want to take through the obstacles
Engage your locker before the obstacles
Analyze upcoming obstacles
Plan your path
Remember current obstacles when motion stops
FRS & GMRS Frequencies
1 FRS/GMRS 462.56252W / 12.5kHz5W / 25kHz*
2 FRS/GMRS 462.58752W / 12.5kHz5W / 25kHz*
3 FRS/GMRS 462.61252W / 12.5kHz5W / 25kHz*
4 FRS/GMRS 462.63752W / 12.5kHz5W / 25kHz*
5 FRS/GMRS 462.66252W / 12.5kHz5W / 25kHz*
6 FRS/GMRS 462.68752W / 12.5kHz5W / 25kHz*
7 FRS/GMRS 462.71252W / 12.5kHz5W / 25kHz*
8 FRS/GMRS 467.56250.5W / 12.5kHz0.5W / 12.5kHz
9 FRS/GMRS 467.58750.5W / 12.5kHz0.5W / 12.5kHz
10 FRS/GMRS 467.61250.5W / 12.5kHz0.5W / 12.5kHz
11 FRS/GMRS 467.63750.5W / 12.5kHz0.5W / 12.5kHz
12 FRS/GMRS 467.66250.5W / 12.5kHz0.5W / 12.5kHz
13 FRS/GMRS 467.68750.5W / 12.5kHz0.5W / 12.5kHz
14 FRS/GMRS 467.71250.5W / 12.5kHz0.5W / 12.5kHz
15 FRS/GMRS 462.55002W / 12.5kHz50W / 25kHz*
16 FRS/GMRS 462.57502W / 12.5kHz50W / 25kHz*
17 FRS/GMRS 462.60002W / 12.5kHz50W / 25kHz*
18 FRS/GMRS 462.62502W / 12.5kHz50W / 25kHz*
19 FRS/GMRS 462.65002W / 12.5kHz50W / 25kHz*
20 FRS/GMRS 462.67502W / 12.5kHz50W / 25kHz*
21 FRS/GMRS 462.70002W / 12.5kHz50W / 25kHz*
22 FRS/GMRS 462.72502W / 12.5kHz50W / 25kHz*
RPT15 GMRS 467.5500-50W / 25kHz*
RPT16 GMRS 467.5750-50W / 25kHz*
RPT17 GMRS 467.6000-50W / 25kHz*
RPT18 GMRS 467.6250-50W / 25kHz*
RPT19 GMRS 467.6500-50W / 25kHz*
RPT20 GMRS 467.6750-50W / 25kHz*
PRT21 GMRS 467.7000-50W / 25kHz*
RPT22 GMRS 467.7250-50W / 25kHz*
*Note: 20kHz Authorized Bandwidth.