Road Legal 4WD Blogs

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The news and update blogs for the Road Legal 4WD Association.

Trail Ambassadors Train With Wisconsin Emergency Management

In the event of a recovery emergency, Wisconsin has a great set of partners when it comes to offering aid to local crews who need help. Our Trail Ambassadors (Division 1 & Division 2) support Wisconsin Emergecy Management's Air Coordination Group as one of the potential ground crews. Yesterday, we did a statewide practice between...
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State Trails Council Meeting July 26th, 2019

Overview of the WI State Trails Council Meeting
​I had the pleasure of filling in for Luana Schneider , our WI4x4 rep, at the July WI  State Trails Council meeting which was held at 10 am at the Waupaca County Courthouse. For those that don't know,  The Wisconsin Governor's State Trails Council (STC) was created by statute 15.347(16) in 1989. The STC  provides advice and cons...
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Universal Trail Rating System

The Road Legal 4WD Association has come up with a standard trail rating system for drivers and trail managers to use. It is based on the 10 scale setup that many clubs use, but our scale gives details to help identify more specifics that we can use to not only inform people with but also help design trails with. Low-level trails are easier, the hig...
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WI VIP Ride 2019

The 2019 WI RL4WDA VIP Ride
Our first ever VIP ride is in the books! We had a fantastic time showing lawmakers, tourism and DNR officials what Road Legal 4WD recreation is about, how Slow Speed Trails work, and objectives we want to accomplish. Ultimately, the end goal is to have a public trail program for RL4WD's and other 4x4's in Wisconsin. A RL4WD program would help&...
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National Forest Week July 8th - 14th

National Forest Week July 8th-14th 2019
 Many of our 4x4 trails, waypoints, routes, and tours are in the national forests. Without them, we'd have far fewer places to enjoy trails. Let's work together to help promote this amazing week with photos in the woods tagged with #NationalForestWeek in our social media.  Most people just don't know that we own the national forests ...
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Trail Update 5.22.19

 The last few weeks have been filled with lots of awesome contacts, work being done, some movement of events, and more. Watch the vlog and comment below on your thoughts!  We're gearing up to finish the mapping system, streamline the website, finish producing our 2020 production videos for each page, kick off the online learning and more....
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April 2019 Update

As we head into the coming riding season, the warm weather is very much anticipated after a long winter. This winter gave us unprecedented snows, rain and flooding. As such, we had to cancel a few events and move some things to accommodate the extra moisture. Our next ride is scheduled on April 20th where we'll be taking upwards of 25 rigs through ...
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Vehicle Equipment Guide

Important Rig Equipment
Fire Extinguisher   Every rig out on the trail should have some basic equipment to aid you in the event something happens on the trail. While there are thousands of options for many types of products, we're going to attempt to highlight some of the basics to get started with. You'll see the products we'd recommend you take a look at via Amazon...
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Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Thanks to Wrangler Riders and their Jeep groups, The Jeep Guys, For all The Right Reasons Foundation and Hales Corners Lutheran Church for helping us make a sizable donation to those who need it down in Houston. Hurricane Harvey was a category 4 hurricane as it approached land dumping over 51 inches of rain in and around Houston, Texas. The storm h...
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Winch Cycle Reminder

The winch is one of the most commonly neglected accessories of the 4x4. Most folks who have a winch tend to install it and forget it. Every 30-60 days, you'll want to cycle your winch if it hasn't been used to test and heat up the winch to help burn out any condensation that may be gathered during normal driving.  As you can guess, moisture an...
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