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Members Guide to Participating in Club Events

PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:14 am
by PhilD
We have put together a basic guide to attending club events. It is not meant to cover everything, but just get everyone on the same page.

http://www.hummerxclub.com/docs/members_guide.pdf

Re: Members Guide to Participating in Club Events

PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:28 am
by Seth
Very cool 8)

Everyone should read this and heed this.

This is an excellent guide. Very well written and thought out. If everyone followed this guide, there would never be a reason for problems to arise. Good job HXC leadership :)

Re: Members Guide to Participating in Club Events

PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:03 pm
by Alec W
Great guidelines.

One thing that’s almost redundant anymore is the uphill vehicles having the right of way rule. I think this dates back to the days when some vehicles on the trail didn’t have 4x4 low and reverse gear was lower than first gear so it was easier for the vehicle backing up the hill (not very common anymore).

On most narrow shelf roads (where this rule mostly comes into play) the rule of thumb is that the vehicle nearest to a pull off gives way and backs up if necessary and uphill/downhill is irrelevant. The number of vehicles in either group makes a big difference too. Two large groups passing on a narrow shelf road can actually be quite a cluster and the leaders in each group need to actually get out and talk about the best way to pass.

I know this might seem nitpicky but death on narrow shelf roads is more common that people might think.

On a similar note, although we joke about people’s fear of heights some people really are scared and can freeze up. If you have an extreme fear of heights don’t be embarrassed to ask someone to drive your truck past the off camber or cliffy section for you. For the rest of us, look out for your fellow wheelers, especially on cliffy stuff if you know they are not totally comfortable with heights. Make that offer to drive their truck if they look really uncomfortable.

Re: Members Guide to Participating in Club Events

PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:08 pm
by Alec W
Another note, if you do have to backup more than a couple of feet on a narrow shelf, it’s not a bad idea to have your passengers get out. In my case my co pilot does this without me asking ;)

Re: Members Guide to Participating in Club Events

PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:34 pm
by PhilD
Good points Alec. I'd consider these more local factors and something covered at a drivers meeting, but it is worth mentioning and I'll work it in. Thanks.

Re: Members Guide to Participating in Club Events

PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:48 pm
by KS Trekker
Thanks for posting this, Phil! This is especially good information for HXC newbies, like myself. 8)

Re: Members Guide to Participating in Club Events

PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:54 pm
by Arizona Hummerboy
The guide is very well done. :P

Re: Members Guide to Participating in Club Events

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:53 pm
by Green-Gilbert
All you guys having fun in the desert etc , is anyone around the east that can buddy up some weekend and go for a trail

How does it all work its so confusing :P for a Brit hahaha
serious though is there a club in West NJ or near by...............

Re: Members Guide to Participating in Club Events

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:26 pm
by Rich
her ya go gilbert - I list of all chapters with contact info.

http://www.hummerxclub.com/chapters.html

Re: Members Guide to Participating in Club Events

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:36 pm
by Green-Gilbert
"SWEET"
thanks for this cheers - Steve (or gilbert)

Re: Members Guide to Participating in Club Events

PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:24 am
by 2-H2's
What a great wealth of wheel'in information... great post HummerXClub / Phil :) 8)

Re: Members Guide to Participating in Club Events

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:46 am
by Mountain Armor
I look forward to the day when I can obey the rules on the trails with you guys !!!

Re: Members Guide to Participating in Club Events

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:53 am
by Rich
Welcome MA. You may consider starting your own personal thread in the lower portion of this welcome forum. 8)

Missoula huh? A dream destination for me someday. *sigh*

Re: Members Guide to Participating in Club Events

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:38 am
by stjames151
I have a cousin in Montana. From what I hear, I could spend a lifetime exploring and stilll not see it all. I'm more than a little jealous! If there's a stable nearby...my wife will quadruple my interest!