Class Location: Borrego Springs, California
While the Getting Started clinic touches briefly on winching, the topic deserves a full day of instruction and practice. If you are considering installing a powered winch on your vehicle, or have one already but need training to learn how to get the best from it and do it safely, you need to take this class.
The one day course covers:
- Safety related issues
- Basic operation of the winch
- Simple and complex riggings
- Stuck assessment
- Winch capability
- Minimizing environmental impact
Vehicle Requirements: You need a stock SUV or 4WD vehicle with 4 low range capability with recovery points front and rear that is ready to go off-road. You will need an FRS radio and all students must bring a pair of loose fitting leather palm gloves.
If you have a winch on your vehicle, you also need to bring a winch kit containing:
- The winch controller
- Loose fitting leather palm gloves
- 4 to 6 3/4-inch pin bow shackles rated at 4.7 tons
- Tree strap
- A heavy blanket for a parachute
- Grade 70 chain with grab hooks
- Wheel chocks
- PulPal – Optional
This is a hands on class. If you do not have a winch on your vehicle, you will be paired up with another student.
The class is limited to 10 vehicles. No more than 5 vehicles without winches will be allowed.
“Before your class, some co-workers asked me, “What do you need to learn about winching? Don’t you just hook up to a tree and get yourself unstuck?” After sharing what I learned, they said, “I never thought of that!” and my wheeling friends said things like “Wow, I could have used that on a trip last year.”
“I thought the winch clinic was great….exactly what I needed and hoped for. I especially liked the diagrams you handed out during the day for the the various riggings we practiced in the field. Aside from the conceptual help the diagrams provided for our field exercises, they have been excellent reference materials for me to review and imprint the lessons subsequent to the clinic. I still carry them with me in my recovery kit when I go off-road “
If you are not satisfied and do not feel you received good value for your money and time, send us an email explaining why and the full price of the class will be refunded, no questions asked.
You may keep all handouts as our apology.
We charge per person including passengers since we feel everyone attending, riding, watching, etc. learns a great deal.
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