We host a number of Overlanding adventures throughout the Midwest! Join Trail Ambassadors and local Chapters on these amazing trips! 

Midwest Overland Expo - Labor Day Weekend 2020 600 S 4th Ave, St Nazianz, WI 54232

Includes show and shine, crawling trails (Camp Sinawa), Overlanding routes throughout the Kettle Moraine portion of the Southern Wisconsin Overlanding Tour (SWOT). Also features camping, vendor show, entertainment, workshops, demos and more. Cabins available at Camp Sinawa. Camping available on site and at Camp Sinawa. 


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Our RL4WD premium and business membership packet should arrive within 1-2 weeks from the time you paid. PayPal will provide a tracking number to you when it ships. 

In the event the package becomes lost, stolen, etc. Please contact Ryan by text or call 920-946-3549 to work on a shipping claim so we can reprint and get your membership materials out to you. 

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We've been after making a magazine for a long time. The digital and print versions would feature club news, trail listings, tips n tricks and more. By having a magazine, it validates who we are and what we do. As we found out with watva.org, it also serves as a major calling card for events and more. We haven't done a real magazine as it's too time consuming to do that plus events and rides.

While the website is great, with so much content it's easy to miss something. A magazine ensures that the important stuff is covered and delivered. The magazine would be included with your premium membership and mainly paid for by our advertisers. 

Now that chapters are coming on board and Trail Ambassadors are in place, 2020 may be the time to make this happen. What do you think?Post your thoughts below! 

As an insurance agent, I want to bring up an insurance concern you may not be aware of. Some insurance companies may not cover your vehicle if it’s taken off-road, some may also deny a claim if your modified products on your rig cause an accident (on or off-road). It’s important to check with your insurance agent or carrier (specifically the claims department) on the limits of coverage pertaining to off-road and trail use. 

Important things to consider saying: As the RL4WD, we do not list or drive off-trail. Most of our public trails are even considered gravel roads,  logging roads, high-clearance county forest or national forest roads, or they are designated as recreational trails for 4x4’s and RL4WDs. Some insurance carriers use tricky wording to make coverage a “gray area” with things like this. I’d also suggest a lower deductible for comprehensive, specifically for glass coverage as flat windshields tend to chip and crack more often from road debris.

Do not wait until something happens to find out the hard way that you may not have coverage with your RL4WD. Talk to your agent, your carrier and those who have filed claims with your carrier via social media, around the fire, etc.. From time to time carriers also change policy language, some could affect coverage for your rig while on the trail so be sure to read those noticed when they are sent.

The RL4WD Trail Ambassadors and members do our best to keep safety and vehicle protection at the top of our ride priorities. We’re not out here to wreck our rigs, we’ve invested too much time, money and effort to wreck what we’ve built! 

I write for AAA in Wisconsin and have gone to bat for RL4WD so that  AAA changed its policy language. Now, things like lift kits are not considered performance products, we’re working on getting more of the mods covered and listed, and we have made sure that trail coverage is not excluded. The intent of this article isn’t to sell you anything, it’s to make sure you have coverage while you’re out riding trails. Now, be sure your rigs are protected by asking questions and getting answers in writing from your carrier.


Ryan Harden of RL4WD


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