Road Legal 4WD Forums

The forums of the Road Legal 4WD Association, members, chapters and clubs.

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Welcome Mat

This area of the site is designed as an introduction forum! Tell us how long you've been wheel'n and any adventures you've had you'd like to share. 

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Help Desk

If you have a bug to report or are having trouble with the site, please post here. 

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Chapter Forums

RL4WD chapters all get their own forum areas. Use these to discuss meetings, rides, trips, and more! 

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Trail Riding

Trail Riding Forum Categories 

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  • Trail Gear

    Forums about trail gear, recovery and towing your RL4WD behind trucks, motorhomes and more. We discuss safe ways to tow and things to look for in these forum posts. 

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  • Winter Riding

    Winter Riding 4X4 Forum Topics 

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  • Trips

    Plan big trips here!

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  • General Riding Tips

    The posts about general riding tips and tricks. 

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  • Mapping

    Trail Mapping topics in the RL4WD forums. 

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  • Overlanding Tips

    RL4WD Overlanding 4x4 Forums. Talk about gear, trips, rig prep and more! 

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  • Wisconsin Trails

    The Wisconsin riders forum area. From riding areas to adventures to questions about where to ride. 

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    • Tigerton WI OHV Park Forums After 2 years of trials, the Village of Tigerton has officially made the announcement of allowing Road Legal Four Wheel Drives at their Embarrass River ATV Park full-time in 2020. This is still a trial though and we need to work together as the 4x4 community to help Tigerton manage the new business, transforming trails into all slow-speed trails, and showing our support by visiting!
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    • Thunder Mountain Trails

      Thunder Mountain is a great place to hit the trails in Northeast Wisconsin. Here, we talk about rides, work days and more. This is also specific to Forest Road 55552 commonly known as The Pipeline.

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    • Wisconsin Coalition of Four Wheel Drives Your RL4WD membership is now valid with Wisconsin Coalition of Four Wheel Drives https://wc4wd.com/ for events and such. Please contact @Connie ONeill# if you are interested in creating a membership.
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  • Riding and Recovery Stories

    We want to hear your stories and see your pictures of the most amazing rides and recoveries you've ever done. Post your stories, pictures, and videos here to share the love or riding with other 4x4 enthusiasts! 

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  • Upper Michigan Trails

    Upper Michigan RL4WD Trail Forums

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4x4 Buy Sell Trade Posts

The place to buy sell or trade items. 

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4x4 History

The posts about the history of Four Wheel Drive vehicles, trails and the people that made a difference. 

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Brand Forums

Brand Forums

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Votes And Opinions

The Road Legal Four Wheel Drive Association and Corporation need the feedback from members on topics so that we may better our group to serve the riding public. In this section, we talk about things we may need to change or ideas to better ourselves through collaboration. 

Keep in mind, some of these items have been archived for historical references and may not be an active item anymore. We feel it's important to show how we've grown through the years so others may learn from what we've done. 

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Trail Ambassadors

The forum posts about becoming a Trail Ambassador along with tips and training after you are one. 

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Just For Fun

General fun posts, no drama, keep it family friendly. 

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  • Giveaways

    Promotional giveaways from our sponsors, RL4WD, or RL4WDA will be listed here. 

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Communication

Trail communication forums. The RL4WD recommends two basic types of radios. CB and HAM (amateur radio). CB for starting out or short-range and HAM for everything else.

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  • CB Radio

    CB Radio Topics for RL4WD members. CB is the official unlicensed communication method of RL4WD. We highly recommend starting with Amateur radio over CB for increased range, repeater use, weekly trail report nets, and more BUT many of us still use CB so these topics are covered in these forums.

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  • Ham Radio

    Amateur Radio commonly referred to as Ham Radio is our primary communication device out on the trail. It offers the best range, most power, and internet/digital integrations. Our repeaters at events use Amateur Radio much like other clubs across the world. 

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    • APRS

      The APRS forums for RL4WD and how we use it on the trails. 

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    • Ham Call Signs

      Post here and tell us your call sign and where you're from! 

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    • WI HAM Radio

      The HAM radio discussions of 4x4 folks in and around Wisconsin.

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      • WI Recreational Trail Nets The Wisconsin Recreational Trail and Route Nets use the statewide WeComm repeater network. It allows trail users to give real-time trail reports on Wednesday nights at 7 pm. To find a repeater near you, go to http://wecomm.org/index.php/wecommvoice.
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    • Technician Class

      The 4X4 Amateur Radio Forum Area for Licensed Technician Class members. The FCC Technician License exam covers basic regulations, operating practices, and electronics theory, with a focus on VHF and UHF applications. Morse code is not required for this license. With a Technician Class license, you will have all ham radio privileges above 30 MHz. These privileges include the very popular 2-meter band. Technicians may also operate on the 80, 40 and 15 meter bands using CW, and on the 10 meter band using CW, voice and digital modes. - ARRL

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    • General Class

      The General Class license is the second of three US Amateur Radio licenses. To upgrade to General Class, you must already hold a Technician Class license (or have recently passed the Technician license exam). Upgrading to a General license--which conveys extensive HF privileges—only requires passing a written examination. Once you do, the entire range of operating modes and the majority of the amateur spectrum below 30 MHz become available to you.

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    • Extra Class

      General licensees may upgrade to Extra Class by passing a 50-question multiple-choice examination. No Morse code test is required. In addition to some of the more obscure regulations, the test covers specialized operating practices, advanced electronics theory, and radio equipment design. Non-licensed individuals must pass Element 2, Element 3 and Element 4 written exams to earn an Extra License. - AARL

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      • Extra Class Study Material

        THE RL4WD Extra Class Study Material forums. Feel free to ask questions or post resources to help study for the top Amateur license.

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    • Ham Radio Digital Forums Ham radio digital mode forums. From Digital voice to image, text and data topics.
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    • Ham Radio Equipment For Sale Have some radios or ham gear you no longer use? Here's the place to post it.
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  • GMRS FRS Radios

    GMRS 4x4 RL4WD Chat. Another popular radio type is GMRS which stands for General Mobile Radio Service. It's used by 4X4 clubs and events over CB as it has a better range and more power. 

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    • GMRS FRS Buy Sell Trade Looking to pick up or cell some FRS or GMRS radios? Road Legal 4 Wheel Drive has you covered! Here, post your used or in search of (ISO) requests for GMRS and FRS!
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Trail Development

The continual development of key strategies to make and maintain trails. 

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Trail Maintenance

Forum posts about working on trails and the equipment used to make the job easier. 

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  • Trail Tools

    What tools do you use when building or maintaining RL4WD 4X4 trails? This forum area talks about handy tools that make trail work safer, faster, and easier. 

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Shop Talk

These forums are related to specific RL4WD vehicle types. If you don't see a place to talk about your vehicle, post in the general area and we'll make a category for it. 

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  • 4X4 Oil and Lube

    The forum posts about 4X4 oil and lube related topics. 

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  • Tools

    The talks and reviews of the helpful items you want to keep in your shop or rig. 

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  • Spare Parts

    Have some community parts to pass? Post them here! Most parts are stock takeoffs and would be free to members, some parts will have a cost though depending on the type of product. 

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  • RL4WD General Shop Talk

    Don't see a category for your type of vehicle? Post your shop talk forum post here and we'll make one for it. 

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  • 4X4 Tires Tires are a huge factor in trail riding. Here, we discuss different tires to use on the trail and on the road.
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  • Winches

    The forums about winches in general. 

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  • Top N Door Forums

    Forums about top and door removals for Jeeps and Fords, etc. along with safe storage options. 

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Map Directory

Forums and questions about the mapping directory.

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Camping

The forums about camping with your RL4WD. 

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Public Relations

The RL4WD Public Relations forums host topics we can work on together for better trail access between user groups. Together, we can find solutions. 

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Towing

The forum posts about towing with your rig or towing your rig in general. 

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GeoCrawls

GeoCrawl event postings and prize announcements! 

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Scavenger Hunts

RL4WD Scavenger Hunts involve finding survey markers and recording their images to win prizes. Clues will be given where on the trails they are, but they will not have a specific location listed, that's the challenge! 

Look for their listings in the directory! 

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