Arrive at the Meeting Place with fuel for a whole day of 4 Wheeling and in time to prepare your vehicle for the trail.
Drive aReliable Vehicle. If a vehicle has a known reliability problem do not participate on a Run.
Be Considerate of others. Keep dogs on a leash in camp, on the trail and when stopped for lunch. Do not allow dogs to run alongside the group while on the trail. Dogs must be kept on a Leash in Camp, when stopped for Lunch.
Some people enjoy listening to Nature instead of your music. Often people are reluctant to ask you to turn your music down or off. Please be Considerate.
Do not run your generator after 10 PM or before 6 AM.
When coming to intersecting trails or confusing turns, make sure the vehicle behind you sees which way to turn before you proceed. If they are keeping up as they should, there should not be any delay.
On the trail, if you decide to leave the group, or take a different route, be sure the Leader knows and the person behind you knows you are departing from the group’s route. Otherwise everyone behind you will likely follow and get separated from the Group. Radio the leader and get an acknowledgment before leaving the group’s route.
At any time, if you are not sure which way to turn, STOP. Don’t guess and don’t proceed. Radio the person directly ahead by name for directions.
If you decide to leave a Run, or take a different Trail from the Leader, let the Leader and those following you know that you are deviating from the Leader’s route.
If a vehicle becomes stuck or breaks down, let the other vehicles and the leader know to stop. Keep other vehicles informed of the progress of repairs.
The driver of a disabled vehicle needs to help with repairs. Even if not mechanically competent he/she should not expect others to do all the work. (Do something, even it it is only to fetch tools.)
When a vehicle is disabled, everyone should provide assistance as needed.
The driver of a disabled vehicle that is repaired on the trail needs to return or replace any borrowed tools, parts or supplies.
In the event of a rollover or other dangerous situation with potential for a fire, all drivers should rush to the scene with their fire extinguishers. Stop the engine and extract the occupants immediately unless they are seriously injured . If there is fire or danger of fire, carefully move the injured party to safety from the fire.
At an obstacle, the vehicle behind should leave room for the vehicle ahead to negotiate the obstacle. If the obstacle is “Challenging” the vehicle ahead should wait just past the obstacle until the vehicle behind clears. As soon as the vehicle behind clears the obstacle the first vehicle should pull far ahead enough or clear the trail for the whole group to negotiate the obstacle..
When approaching oncoming traffic on a narrow road the leader should warn the following vehicles via radio.
When meeting oncoming traffic on a narrow trail, the leader should let the oncoming traffic know how many are in the group. The last vehicle should let them know he is last.
When vehicles are passing from the rear the last vehicle should warn the vehicles ahead via radio.
On very narrow trails, when oncoming traffic approaches, use common sense. Whichever group can more easily pull over should do so regardless of the Vehicle Code .
On narrow trails, it is best to leave generous space between vehicles in case you need to pull over to allow oncoming traffic to pass. It is easier to find a single turnout than a turnout for several vehicles.
On narrow trails, where vehicles headed in one direction must pull off the trail, the leader of the group that is proceeding should inform the other group how many vehicles are following. The last vehicle in the group that is proceeding should let the pulled over vehicles know that he is last. The proper hand signal for the Last Vehicle is to hold up a CLOSED HAND to signal that it is the Last Vehicle in the Group.
When approaching an obstacle going uphill, the driver ahead should move far enough ahead to allow the vehicle behind to clear the obstacle but remain close in case the following vehicle needs to be pulled.
When stopped on a trail for a break, all vehicles should allow room for other vehicles to pass..