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All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Off-highway Intro

  • From 265 US dollars
  • Merrimack County

Service Description

PLEASE READ THE FULL DESCRIPTION ON THE TRAINING PAGE PRIOR TO BOOKING. The AWD Off-Highway Introduction Training covers the basics of using an All Wheel Drive vehicle on off-highway surfaces like New Hampshire Class V and Class VI roads. It is designed around compact to mid-size vehicles with 8 or more inches of ground clearance and drivers who have little to no previous off-highway driving experience. Examples of previous customer vehicles include Subaru Forester, Ford Bronco Sport, and Subaru Ascent. Events are generally between 5 ½ hours and 7 hours. Topics: How can we use Tread Lightly to practice responsible motorized recreation? How do AWD vehicles work and how are they different from 4wd? Key terms and specifications Preparing your vehicle What is traction and how do we get it? Scouting and spotting on the trail Following the group discussion, we move on to driving some class V and Class VI roads appropriate for stock AWD vehicles. The trails are chosen to allow drivers to see some common obstacles that could be present in New England in a challenging but not dangerous environment. We will practice: Driving techniques covered in the discussion session Observing trail obstacles and “picking a line” Spotting other vehicles Tread Lightly basics Water crossings, ditches, rocks, and sand Uphill and downhill travel Introduction to vehicle recovery Prerequisites: Clothing suitable for any weather during the day Sturdy footwear for walking safely on trails Registered, inspected vehicle in good condition with AWD and 8+” of ground clearance Pictures of the factory recovery points to ensure you know where they are on your vehicle and you have all of the appropriate components Knowledge of your vehicle such as control locations, driving position adjustments, and the modes or electronic settings used for off-highway travel generally available in the owner's manual Drivers license and insurance valid on the day of instruction FRS or GMRS radio, preferably handheld (spares are available with the instructor in case of radio failures) - If GMRS a valid FCC license is required Gloves Trash bags or container for your trash and in case we find litter on the trails A first aid kit This purchase is NON-REFUNDABLE, but we may be able to transfer your registration to a different date if needed (this is not guaranteed).

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

You may reschedule trainings if you provide 72 hours notice prior to the start of your scheduled session. Trainings are non-refundable.

Contact Details

  • Merrimack County, NH, USA

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