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Sunday, 25 March 2012 23:00


OCC's 101/201 Class - 2016


Who: Open to the public. All interested in 4x4's; new, old, experienced, beginner. (Must sign-up in advance)
What: Organized off-road skills classes and behind the wheel training (in your vehicle)
When: July 30th & 31st, Driver's Meeting 9:00am
Where: The Cove Campground near Gore, VA
Space is Limited, Sign up today!

Two class offerings:

  • 101 – Intro to Off-Roading - Getting Ready for the Trail, Know Your Vehicle, and Negotiate Terrain
  • 201 – Intermediate Skills - Field Vehicle Repair & Recovery and Intermediate Driving Skills
  • * Note: Both classes will start Saturday morning until around lunch, and then each class will head out on the trail for further instruction. Sunday will be only on the trail instruction.

Topics Covered:

  • Getting to Know Your 4WD Vehicle
  • What to Bring; tools, gear and parts
  • Wheeling basics, vehicle and its systems (4wd drive train components, traction devices, clearance, angles, flex/droop, etc.)
  • Wheeling basics, the terrain and driving (Mud, water, logs, rocks, trails, hills, off-camber, driving techniques, negotiating obstacles)
  • Trail Repairs (Drive-line removal/install, U-joint replacement, axle pull, setting a bead, temporary trail repairs, etc.)
  • Spotting and Guiding
  • Introduction to Recovery
  • Advanced recovery, snatch-block, multiple winches, etc.
  • Driving Exercise: Drive various terrain, obstacle negotiation, spotting, winching, etc.

How to Sign up?

  • After you join the Yahoo Group, provide the following information on the Yahoo database (spreadhseet) for the class:
    • Full Name
    • Desired class (101 or 201)
    • Days you will attend (Sat Only or both Sat and Sun)
    • Vehicle year and model
    • Passenger info

Specific Information for Attendees:

  • Schedule of Events (subject to change)
  • You must fill this out and bring it with you: Medical Release/Information Form
  • You must fill this out and bring it with you: Liability Release Form
  • You must be 18 years of age to participate.
  • OCC is not charging anything for this event.
  • The Cove Campground charges camping fees and land use fees to off-road, remember to bring cash for this.
  • The Cove fees are as follows (subject to change): $17 per night camping/adult and ($8 kids 2-11yrs), $25 per day to drive off-road, $17 per day for passengers off-road
  • Information and Directions to the Cove Campground.
  • Bring food and drink for the duration of your stay.
  • Become familiar with Tread Lightly Etiquette
  • Check out OCC's calendar of upcoming events and our membership info if you are interested in joining the club.


Advance copies of possible Class Materials:

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