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Re: 4WD Training

Is Rancho cordova near you?
there is a event listed on the California 4WD Assc. web site for next weekend
http://www.cal4wheel.com/
click on events and pan down to conservation and safety education foundation

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Bill Burke (the guy who trained the FJ Trail Team and ran the Rubicon w/the FJ for Toyota) does training. While he's based in Colorado, he has a traveling road show of sorts and it's worth checking out his site here:

http://www.bb4wa.com/

My wife and I are both planning on taking classes from Bill. Given we're in Colorado it's convenient but his reputation seems to speak for itself. Now that we have a vehicle in hand I can start sorting out specifics -- I'm thinking of contacting Bill Burke to see if they can do a custom group session and what the costs and head count requirements are. If I find any specifics I'll be happy to post them here if others are interested.

I've always maintained that any day I learn something new is a good day -- regardless of the subject and whether I'm an expert or novice. Training for off-roading or anything else always pays dividends in the long run.

Thanks to the original poster for raising the subject. We all benefit from this type of discussion!
Huc, I'm based in Denver and would love to attend a group session. By all means see if we can get a class together.
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Bill Burke (the guy who trained the FJ Trail Team and ran the Rubicon w/the FJ for Toyota) does training. While he's based in Colorado, he has a traveling road show of sorts and it's worth checking out his site here:

http://www.bb4wa.com/

My wife and I are both planning on taking classes from Bill. Given we're in Colorado it's convenient but his reputation seems to speak for itself. Now that we have a vehicle in hand I can start sorting out specifics -- I'm thinking of contacting Bill Burke to see if they can do a custom group session and what the costs and head count requirements are. If I find any specifics I'll be happy to post them here if others are interested.

I've always maintained that any day I learn something new is a good day -- regardless of the subject and whether I'm an expert or novice. Training for off-roading or anything else always pays dividends in the long run.

Thanks to the original poster for raising the subject. We all benefit from this type of discussion!
I did a Bill Burke one day (morning and afternoon) in Anza Borrego. It was a great class, but there were too many people. It's difficult when you need to line up 20 trucks. I haven't done their limited 6 truck excursions though.

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Re: 4WD Training

My wife took the Esprit de Four course at Hollister Hills when we first bought our Jeep. She really liked it as she had never driven a 4x4 before that. The Capital City Mountain Goats offer a good course at Prairie City OHV in Sacramento (Rancho Cordova) also.
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I went thru training with Esprit de Four. They are awesome. It's a full day, and you'll learn things that even the professed "experts" don't know.

Do it, it's worth it.
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Re: 4WD Training

I'm trying to find one here in Canada, but I'm having poor luck in my search. i would like to recieve some formal training instead of my usual screaming down the road(trail) with my hair on fire, devil may care and damn the consequence learning. Any help on Canadian schooling would be great. Thanks

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Re: 4WD Training

good for you more people should ask questions instead of being a dumbaZZ and having to get rescued later.
step one
go get the 4x4 bible ( its real and a great read, older than dirt but still applies to today )
step 2
go for a trail run on a easy outing with a local toyota/jeep whatever club im sure they would love to teach ya some stuff
step 3
have fun fixin up your fj to what you need to have more fun wheeling
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