Adventure Requirements

Vehicle Requirements

4Xploring will conduct vehicle inspections prior to the adventure departure.
A participant’s vehicle needs to meet the minimum requirements, as appropriate for the event.

  • Vehicle must be street legal – licensed, insured and in good mechanical order
  • Vehicle must be able to safely maintain 65 MPH on pavement
  • Vehicle is required to be 4WD with operational low range capability
  • Vehicle must have factory installed roll bar or unmodified hardtop at a minimum
  • Vehicle must have functioning seat belts/restraints for all occupants.
  • Restraints must be worn at all times.
  • Vehicle must have 200 mile fuel range capability (NOTE: Adventures requiring increased capacity/range – will be clearly stated)
  • Vehicle must have functional mechanical battery hold down
  • Vehicle must have matching spare tire – both in size and wheel bolt pattern
  • Vehicle must carry appropriate jack and tools to change a tire in any conditions
  • Vehicle should have a winch of suitable rating, tree saver, snatch block, shackles (depending on the event, a winch may be required)
  • Vehicle must have recovery gear – tow strap, shackles, etc.
  • Vehicle must have operational communications radio – GMRS (preferred) / VHF / UHF
  • Vehicle must have safety gear – to include: Fire Extinguisher, First Aid Kit.  Spill Kit recommended.
  • Vehicle must carry emergency water/food rations for all occupants to last at least 24 hours
  • 35″ Minimum Tire Size for 5-6 rated events. Recommend one locking differential
  • 37″ Minimum Tire Size for 7-8 rated events. Front and rear locking differentials required
  • 40” Minimum Tire Size for 9-10 rated events. Front and rear locking differentials required
  • 9-10 Rated Events require a full roll cage and race style harnesses are recommended
    NOTE: Longer wheelbase (e.g. 4 door) vehicles may require larger than the minimum recommended tire size for the event, at the discretion of staff.

Participant Requirements:

  • Alcoholic beverages are NOT ALLOWED on roads or trails! Use is only permissible – when the driving day is done and vehicles are parked. NO EXCEPTIONS
  • Must be self-sufficient – tools and spare parts need to be carried to repair your vehicle. A 4Xploring representative will provide guidance if requested.
  • Appropriate outdoor clothing is important! Weather is unpredictable, have appropriate clothing for outdoor activities.  4Xploring will release a pre-trip “what to expect” suggested item list prior to the event. Our recommendation: LAYERS! Good gloves for the hands, good beanie for your head, good socks and boots.
  • Remember, loose fitting layers keep you warmer. 
  • Rain gear is recommended
  • Drinking water is extremely important, 3 day supply is highly recommended
  • Insect repellent is recommended
  • Sunblock is recommended

4Xploring staff will conduct events that have overnight primitive camping. 4Xploring will release a suggested item list for these adventures. Please keep in mind, items must be stowed in your vehicle – size and weight can be a concern.

Primitive Camping Requirements:

  • Quality tent/shelter of suitable size for driver and passenger
  • Sleeping bags rated to keep driver and passenger warm
  • Suitable sleeping mat, air mattress, etc.
  • Means to pack out your trash (includes human waste!)