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When you take your four-wheel-drive (4WD) truck or SUV off-road, there is a whole new world to see and experience. The off-road community is huge and welcoming, and there are lifestyle shows to attend and trail-driving events to experience. With seat time and practice, your technical skills will improve. However, do you really want to head into the forest blindfolded? Driving off-road requires much more attention, skills, discipline, and preparation than merely driving around obstacles. Being fully armed with information regarding the most updated techniques is critical for today’s motorized off-road driving enthusiast.

The Ultimate Off-Road Driver's Guide covers topics about what to bring along for a trail ride and how to interact with other trail users. This book covers the various 4WD systems and how they work, how to drive on various terrain (mud, sand, snow, and rocks), and what to do when encountering each of those elements. An entire chapter is devoted to getting unstuck. Covered also are ways to communicate when you lose cellular phone coverage as well as navigation options so that you don’t end up lost and on the local news channel.

This book is mandatory preparation for your off-road toolbox!

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When you take your four-wheel-drive (4WD) truck or SUV off-road, there is a whole new world to see and experience. The off-road community is huge and welcoming, and there are lifestyle shows to attend and trail-driving events to experience. With seat time and practice, your technical skills will improve. However, do you really want to head into the forest blindfolded? Driving off-road requires much more attention, skills, discipline, and preparation than merely driving around obstacles. Being fully armed with information regarding the most updated techniques is critical for today’s motorized off-road driving enthusiast.

The Ultimate Off-Road Driver's Guide covers topics about what to bring along for a trail ride and how to interact with other trail users. This book covers the various 4WD systems and how they work, how to drive on various terrain (mud, sand, snow, and rocks), and what to do when encountering each of those elements. An entire chapter is devoted to getting unstuck. Covered also are ways to communicate when you lose cellular phone coverage as well as navigation options so that you don’t end up lost and on the local news channel.

This book is mandatory preparation for your off-road toolbox!

Pages : 144
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 289 color photos
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613256992
Product Code : SA515

Chapter 1: Preparation 

Fuel

Food and Water

Table and Chairs

Attire

Off-Roading with Pets

Safety

Trail Access

Recovery Gear

Personal Items

Is Your Truck Ready?

 

Chapter 2: Trail Courtesy 

Reliability Begins at Home

When Nature Calls

Using the Airwaves

Staying Together

Sharing the Trail

Heading Home

Outdoor Etiquette

 

Chapter 3: Adventures

Vehicle Selection

4WD Events

Where to Begin

Overlanding

Groups and Clubs

Getting to the Trail

 

Chapter 4: Organizing a Trail Ride 

Tail Gunning

Advertising

Time to Go

Driver’s Meeting

Herding the Cats

Communication

Time Management

 

 

Chapter 5: Driving Techniques for Various Terrain

Improve Grip

Maximize Articulation

Engage 4WD

General Techniques

Soil Erosion

Failed Hill Ascent

Bump Steer

Use the Parking Brake

Mud

Deep Water

Sand

Snow

Rocks

 

Chapter 6: Recovery 

Disconnect the Sway Bar

Left-Foot Braking

Traction Control

Pick a Line

How to Get Unstuck

Winch Lines: Steel Cable versus Synthetic Rope 

 

Chapter 7: Four-Wheel Drive 

Vintage 4WD

Part-Time 4WD

Full-Time 4WD

 

Chapter 8: Modern Technology on 4WD Vehicles 

Anti-Lock Braking System

Traction Control

Airbags

Radar and Ultrasonic Sensors

Cameras

Off-Road Cruise Control

Hidden Safety Software

Convenience Features


Chapter 9: Upgrades

Conspicuous Consumptio

Air Compressors and Tire Deflators

Mild or Wild

Wheels

Tire

Axles

More Upgrades

Interior Protection

Rooftop Tents and Skottles

 

Chapter 10: Trail Repairs

Fitment

Kits

Cleaning

Critical Thinking

Trail Repairs

Trail Towing

 

Chapter 11: Communication

Frequency Ranges

FRS Radios

GMRS Radios

MURS Radios

CB Radios

Ham Radio

Satellites

Emergencies

 

Chapter 12: Navigation

Topographic Maps

A Map and Compass

DeLorme Atlas and Gazetteer Paper Maps 

Printable MVUMs

Guidebooks

Google Maps and Google Earth

GPS

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