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.

RL4WDA Members now get Dunham's Sports Discounts

Dunham's Sports started way back in 1937 and has since become the Midwest's largest sporting goods chain with over 230 stores. We're pleased to announce that all RL4WDA members that are part of the universal membership are now eligible for instant savings and exclusive deals!  Once logged in, under the directory tab , you'll be able to print t...
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Wisconsin RL4WD Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) Draft Review

First I'd like to thank those of you who came to our multiple meetings for the SCORP surveys. Your participation was key to getting 4WDs / RL4WDs into the plan in the first place. Now for the bad news, the draft paints a very dismal picture for Wisconsin RL4WD owners in terms of recreational opportunities. The good news, we're on the board/plan as ...
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November 2018 Blog Update

It's Parade And Benefit Season!
Putting an @XBullofficial winch through it's paces. Moving logs to the log crawl areas to train people how to safely take on obstacles! Have a great weekend! R/T / Like! pic.twitter.com/GnwgmRdhQG — RL4WD (@Rl4Wd) November 16, 2018  As the winter weather sets in, we're busy... like ultra busy getting things ready for 2019! All the clubs in the...
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Wrangler Riders is Awarded the BFGoodrich® 2018 Outstanding Trails Program Grant

 11/4/2018 - For Immediate Release  Wrangler Riders is Awarded the BFGoodrich® 2018 Outstanding Trails Program Grant! Official BFGoodrich® Release   We're very excited to have received this grant. It'll be put to good use to further develop trails in Wisconsin for Wrangler Riders! We hope to get the BFGoodrich® team to one of ou...
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WI River Trip A Success! RL4WD 4x4 VLOG 10.28.18

Thanks to all the support from all the great members and their guests! 
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Allenton, Public Trails, RTI, Signs and 2019

Yesterday we had a blast at The Homestead hosted by Regan and Connie. It featured tech tips about treating rust, public trail system ride, private trail crawl, a BBQ filled with meats & treats, a roaring bonfire and some of the most amazing friends anyone could have. With about 20 rigs (75% of which were new to Allenton), it was great meeting s...
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Trail Guide Update Sept 2018

As summer draws to a close we are excited to announce our first Trail Guide training as well as the development of the Trail Guide program within the chapters. 
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SST: Slow Speed Trail

Best Crawling Trails
​The Universal Trail Rating System has been a huge step forward in identifying types of trails people want to take. Now, we have identified a way to classify trails that incorporate many obstacles or rough trails that require folks to crawl. We've deemed this as a Slow Speed Trail or SST.  ​So what defines a Slow Speed Trail? Having an entire ...
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RL4WD Evolution, GeoCrawls, Trail Signs, Rating System, Elders

It has been a very busy season for the RL4WD chapters and members.Here's a VLOG I recorded the other day on the progress we're making. 
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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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More Wisconsin Progress 8/10/2018

  Over the course of year and a few months, we've set up 2 private riding parks and one that could possibly be a first WI public park by 2019. Our goal is to set up as many trails as possible, public, private, waypoints, you name it. If a RL4WD can do it, we want to make it happen.  We're starting to map public gravel roads, trails, ...
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8/9/18 VLOG: Events, Fundraising, WI Trail Program, and Trail Mapping Examples

 As we continue to push ahead, this week's blog post provides updates on our events, some products being set up for chapter funding, and some images of the trail and way-point directory we're setting up for members.  Below are some samples of the mapping directory. It's turning out really nice! Let us know below if you think we need somet...
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WI Trail and Sticker Program Details

​I was talking to Brian Voss over on the Midwest Overlanding facebook page and it appeared that, since we're running at 150% right now, it's not entirely clear on what the end game is for RL4WDA and trails in Wisconsin. Since I've been doing work like this for most of my life, I sometimes forget that many folks who've never been in a club before ma...
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State Trails Council Meeting Today 8.3.18

State Trails Council Meeting
Today the State Trails Council meets in Sturgeon Bay, WI. I've briefed Luana Schneider (an honorary member of RL4WD) our 4x4 rep of all our progress in 2018 and also sent the recap to DNR and some of the other Council members I have connections with. Our new club and member marketing materials will be on site and will be handed out. We're one of th...
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Moving Ahead July Update 2018

Making Dreams Reality!
It's been a little while since I've last written a blog post. I've been very busy working on the site and we've had some really great events this past month. There are many great things yet to come with the RL4WD site and Wrangler Riders, it just takes a bunch of time and effort to get it al done. So far, we've accomplished a lot in a very lit...
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New Website Design

So I'm working on the new RL4WD site design. I'm going to design this version of the site as a low-frills, high-usability site. Over the last year, members have been great at expressing what they like and don't like on the website and that's aided us in making something that more usable. Sure, a great design is killer, but if it's not usable it doe...
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ORBA Meeting 6.18.18

Off Road Business Assoc.
Had a good conversation today with ORBA (Off-Road Business Assoc.) about getting more trails and parks in WI. We talked about a number of very important subjects that we're coming together on to further our WI recreational opportunities. We're working hard to bring resources into the mix that will allow us the best chance to expand locally, regiona...
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Vlog Stardate 41818.5 | Landowners, Mapping and Trail Levels

 In this Vlog I discuss land access updates, mapping and trail levels. Please feel free to write a post below and rate the article. Thanks! 
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Wisconsin Jeepers in the News

It's fun being part of the Jeeping community! Today, Jillian Ellison from the Wisconsin USA Today Network wrote an article on the Jeep Wave as a symbol of community. It was a great article showcasing the unity of owners, family and friends who own Jeeps. Click here to read the article and watch the video (be ready for a TON of ads though).  Wi...
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Ford finally getting back into the RL4WD Market

It's been a long time coming but Ford announced that in 2020 the Bronco is coming back. While that's great news, today Ford announced yet ANOTHER RL4WD that is yet unnamed. This new line of smaller SUV is being claimed as one of their most capable off-road trail machines. Will Jeep finally see modern day competition?  Surprise! Joining th...
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