Motorcycles, ATVs, and Jeeps are known for their off-roading capabilities, but when it comes down to the larger specimens in the off-roading category, which is best: truck or SUV? Both vehicles have their pros and cons, things like size, cost, transmission, and horsepower. Take a look at a few facts about these mighty machines and determine for yourself whether trucks or SUVs take the award for best muddin’ vehicle in this.
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If you’ve never been to an off-road event, your first muddin’ adventure can be a culture shock. People of all ages attend these events, both men and women, and most of them mean business. For many, off-roading isn’t just a pastime, it’s a way of life, and people will drive in from down the road, or the next state over just to take part and watch others take a trail by storm.
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One of the best parts of off-road events is the fun food for the whole family. From burger stalls to barbeques there’s something to suit every taste palette. Obviously, the assortment of foods will depend on where the event is located, and the fees paid for registration. Some events have full restaurant fare onsite, while others suggest packing food from home. Most provide some sort of food option, even if its only at the end of the event.
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Driving off-road is tons of fun, but after it’s over and you’re back on solid ground, it’s time to clean up and preserve your ride for the next bout of mud. For some off-roaders, a truck full of caked on mud is a badge of honor for all to see, but if you let that badge bake on in the sun, it’s going to be hard to get off without ruining the paint job underneath.
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Kids and mud go together like peanut butter and jelly, so it only makes sense that your little ones would want to tag along to the next big off-roading adventure on the calendar. Unfortunately, not all events are family friendly, so it’s a good idea to check on what types of safety precautions, food, and kid-friendly activities are being held at an event you’re considering bringing the whole crew to attend. Here are 4 family-friendly events coming up this year that you might want to look into.
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If you’re thinking about registering for one of the big up and coming off road events, such as Trucks Gone Wild, or Louisiana Mudfest, get yourself organized first. There are a few things you want to know about the event you are potentially attending, especially if there is a steep registration fee to attend.
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Tyres are an important part of any vehicle, but they are especially important when it comes to off-reading. Leaving the city asphalt means relying on the wheels beneath your truck to take you through the woods, over the mud, dirt, and rocks, and get you back to the other side safely. If you have the wrong tyres on your truck, not only could you damage your vehicle, you could endanger yourself and other passengers as well.
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Planning on off-roading this year and making a trip of it? Most off-road events across North America are full day, or full weekend activities. This means that you’ll need accommodations, and there may not always be a Hilton nearby. Some off-roaders choose to tow a camper for the excursion, while others take the old-fashioned route with tents and fishing poles. Whatever you choose to do, the basecamp setup is an important step toward truly enjoying the off-road experience.
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Off-roading isn’t just an extracurricular activity, it’s a lifestyle. Whether you drive a truck, jeep, 4×4, or another off-road vehicle, there are a variety of events around the United States to keep you entertained and bring you closer to like-minded people. Check out 5 of the must-see events happening this year.
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Off-roading, fondly referred to as muddin’, doesn’t require a degree, but it does require a little know how and some serious respect for the machine you’re driving. Rocks, sticks, fallen trees, and pot holes can make this fun outdoor activity a hazard if you’re not careful. Before heading off the beaten path, check out these 5 tips to keep you safe and having fun the next time you’re out in your truck.
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