Road Legal 4WD Blogs

Road Legal 4WD blogs, podcasts and VLOGS are posted to this area of the site.

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

So your thinking about harness belts in your rig?

At every event I attend and people look inside my cab and see the harness belts I always get questions on them.  I installed mine about a year ago and put them thru their paces this last year all over the country ranging from Windrock Park in TN to SMOOR in Southern Missouri to Big Snow in  MI to Tigerton WI.  I put hundreds of hours...
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RL4WDA November 2019 VLOG

As we come into Winter, I wanted to report on some things we're working on. Please take notice to the January meeting along with the April annual meeting in Stevens Point, WI.  2020 is going to be filled with wonderful trips, more education, more clubs, and more rides! We're carefully setting up our RL4WDA to keep it growing and sustainab...
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Trail essentials

 Whether you're just starting out or have been wheeling for half a century, there are a always a few things that you need to bring with you every time you go out. As much as we don't like to think about it, bad things happen when you're off-highway and how bad they are can quite often be defined by how prepared you are.The list, at its most ba...
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Free Membership and Premium Membership

As you may have seen in the forums and groups, we've discussed over the last year about adding a limited no-cost membership. This basic membership would allow people to download the public trail maps, partake in reviewing trails, write forum posts, interact on the site, and be part of the community. This option went live a few days ago so...
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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 consulta...
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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 high...
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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 a...
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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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