As a Four Wheel Camper Owner, you are invited to participate in a great off-road adventure. In partnership with Four Wheel Campers, Off Road Safety Academy invites you to explore iconic Southwest Overlanding trails and locations with your 4WD truck and camper.
Death Valley National Park Tour
February 13-16 (CANCELED - WILL RESCHEDULE IN APRIL)
Three days and three nights exploring the largest National Park in the lower 48 States. Over 80 percent of this park can't be seen from the pavement - you have to venture off-road. This tour visits Saline Valley, Hunter Mountain, Hidden Valley, Tea Kettle Junction, Race Track, Ubehebe Crater, and portions of Panamint Valley. Cost: $450 per vehicle.
Mojave Road Tours (Two Separate Tours)
February 27-March 1
The iconic Mojave Road is an overlanding adventure you simply MUST do at least once in your life. This adventure tour includes 3-nights of remote camping. The tour begins near Laughlin, NV and ends at I-15 west of Las Vegas. Specific sites visited along the route include Fort Piute, various Petroglyphs, Rock Springs, Government Holes, Marl Springs, Soda Lake, and Afton Canyon. Tour concludes at the BLM Afton Canyon Campground near I-15. Cost: $450 per vehicle.
Parashant National Monument & North Rim of the Grand Canyon Tour (SOLD OUT - Call to be put on waiting list)
May 19-22 (After Overland Expo West - https://www.overlandexpo.com/west/)
There are no paved roads anywhere in Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. The entire Monument is a “no asphalt” overlander’s paradise, tucked away in the northwest corner of Arizona. With approximately 1,200 miles of 4WD dirt roads, you could spend weeks exploring the region and never see it all. Some nights we will camp right next to the rim of the Grand Canyon (No sleep walking!). Most of the off-road trails in the Monument are fairly easy and can be safely explored by stock trucks with 4WD. Cost: $450 per vehicle.
Rim Rocker Trail Tour (SOLD OUT - Call to be put on waiting list)
August 11-14 (After Rocky Mountain Overland Rally near Gunnison, CO - https://rockymountainoverlandrally.com)
Spanning a distance of 160 miles, the Rimrocker Trail provides 4WD access through some of the West’s most stunning scenery. On this tour, you will be immersed in natural beauty as the trail guides them through a landscape of redrock canyons, winding rivers, desert vistas and alpine forests. This overlanding adventure will stay with you for a lifetime. Cost: $450 per vehicle.
Baja Mexico Tour - Sea of Cortez Adventure (SOLD OUT - Call to be put on waiting list)
November 8-15 (7-Day Adventure)
The best way to overland in a foreign country is in a group. This adventure begins in Calexico, California, then follows an iconic paved and off-road route along the beaches and bays on the Sea of Cortez. Together we will explore San Felipe, Gonzaga Bay, and Bay of Los Angeles. To return home to the States we will cross the peninsula to the Pacific Ocean near Guerro Negro. Camping fees are included in the tour, along with one group dinner at a beach-front restaurant (drinks not included). Each tour participant will need to secure and pay for Mexican Vehicle Insurance through Baja Bound ONLY (no exceptions as Off-Road Safety Academy is using Baja Bound as an "in-country" contact and "troubleshooter"). If you are looking for an escape from the cold in November, this tour is for you. Cost: 1300.00 per vehicle.
• Cancellation Policy. Full refunds are only possible prior to 30 days from the beginning of the tour. After 30 days no refund is possible unless there are participants on a waiting list to take your spot.
• Vehicle Requirements. All vehicles must have 4-Lo gearing capability, reasonable ground clearance, seat belts for all passengers, plus front and rear frame-mounted recovery points. A trailer hitch in the rear can serve as a frame-mounted recovery point. You must have a full-size spare tire – no “donut” spares allowed. On this tour, you must NOT use a hitch-mounted cargo "basket" on the rear of your truck. Also, remove a tow ball and hitch if you have one on your vehicle. DO NOT COME WITH CAMPER RISERS ON FOUR CORNERS.
• Vehicle Self-Assessment. It is the sole responsibility of each participant to make sure his or her vehicle is in TOP mechanical condition. “Top condition” means mechanically sound to the manufacturer’s specification, plus, no fluid leaks, dangling wires/cables, bad tires, or repetitive squeaks while moving. Be courteous to others on the tour – do not come with a vehicle that is not in TOP condition.
• Remote Backcountry Vehicle Breakdowns. With appropriate considerations for the entire group, Off-Road Safety Academy may assist with the repair and/or towing of a broken down vehicle. However, professional towing of a disabled vehicle may be needed. Most towing insurance is not applicable when off-road (AAA, roadside assistance, etc.). If you breakdown in the backcountry, it may be necessary to organize special off-road towing of your vehicle. Often times professional off-road specific towing is very expensive and requires the use of a credit card to begin extraction. These expenses will be the sole responsibility of the tour participant whose vehicle is disabled. Off-Road Safety Academy will be able to communicate with these services in the backcountry.
• Self-Reliance. Each outing is an overlanding-style tour. This means camping at different locations each night and each vehicle being completely self-reliant (food, water, fuel, vehicle in superb working order, sleeping accommodations, human waste, etc.). If you do not have a camper toilet, you will need to bring a PETT-style toilet and disposable bags. We must haul out our trash and solid body waste.
• Extra Fuel. Participants will need between 5 and 10 gallons of extra fuel. This fuel must be stored in compliant and legal containers and stored outside the vehicle. (Extra fuel is not needed for the Baja Tour.
• Environmental Sensitivity. Please use biodegradable dish/hand cleaning liquids while in the backcountry. You must not discharge wastewater on the ground – shower, kitchen, cooking, or washing water.
• Changes in the Trip’s Itinerary: Off-Road Safety Academy’s tours are conducted in the natural environment. As such, tours are subject to bad weather; trail washouts, and other unforeseen conditions. To the best of the tour leaders ability, all tours will be conducted as advertised. However, unforeseen conditions may cause the tour to be modified based on trip safety. Each tour participant must come with a flexible and self-reliant attitude and ability. Group safety will always come before the objective of reaching the advertised destinations.
• Medical Self-Assessment and SAR Expenses. Off-roading and overlanding has inherent risks. Included are the risks of an illness or injury in a remote location. All tours will be conducted within a location that is remote by both distance and time to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and local hospitals. Off-Road Safety Academy does not require pre-tour medical screening to join the organized outing. By enrolling in the tour, you are certifying that you are medically capable of participating. Should you experience an unfortunate medical condition during the tour, requiring emergency extraction from the backcountry, participants will be responsible for any/all Search And Rescue (SAR) or helicopter expenses.
• Pet Policy. Pets are welcome on the tours (EXCEPT the Baja Tour), but owners must adhere to National Park and BLM regulations. Pets must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. Pets may never be left unattended. Pet excrement must be collected and disposed of in garbage receptacles. Pets may not enter government buildings or backcountry dwellings.
• Driver Requirements. Each driver must be a licensed driver with proper vehicle insurance. All state and local driving laws apply while off-road on this tour. Drivers must adhere to these regulations.
• Paper Work. Each tour participant must complete and sign a registration form that includes emergency contact information and tour guidelines and notes. Each tour participant must complete and sign Off-Road Safety Academy’s Liability Release and Assumption of Risk form.
• Car-To-Car Communications. The tour leader will provide you with a handheld Rugged Radio for use in your vehicle during the tour. Via radio, the leader will provide historical, biological, geological and 4WD information and tips while we drive.
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REMEMBER... ONLY 12 VEHICLES CAN GO ON THE TOURS IN THE USA. ONLY 10 VEHICLES ON THE BAJA TOUR. Once maximum vehicles have paid, a waiting list will be formed.
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