LAND ROVER OWNERS CLUB OF VICTORIA (LROCV)
The following is an explanation of the grading system used by trip organisers to classify each trip. It should be noted the 4 wheel driving is unpredictable by its very nature and variation from the expected degree of difficulty is very possible. A trip designed to be of easy standard can quite quickly approach the difficulty of a medium to hard one, with the onset of heavy rain, whilst a hard trip can become impossible.
Trip Leaders are to classify their trips to the highest expected standard and be prepared to reroute in the event of changes to weather and/or track conditions
Trip Leaders have the responsibility to counsel would-be participants regarding their competency and the trip standard
|Grade||Expected Terrain||Vehicle||DriverAwarenessTraining requirements|
|Scenic||Sealed and good dirt tracks. Minimal 4WD||Standard, off showroom floor||None|
|Easy||Unsealed tracks. 4WD, some low range||Front and rear recovery points at trip leaders discretion||None|
|Medium||As above, plus frequent use of low range and 4WD. Some steep uneven inclines. Medium ruts, water crossings, firm sand.||Front and rear recovery points, (rated). All terrain tyres at Trip Leaders discretion. Basic recovery gear (Snatch strap, 2 rated shackles, gloves)||
Club Training Course
|Hard||As above, plus regular use of low range and 4WD. Steep slopes, rough and deep creek crossings, deep ruts, frequent poor traction, soft sand. Possibility of panel damage||Front and rear recovery point(rated). Basic recovery gear. Mud terrain type tyres. Hand or electric winch, drag chain and tyre chains an advantage||Club Training Course
|Severe||Extreme terrain conditions. Panel damage probable||Must have rear locking differential. Tyres specific tread and size at Leaders discretion. Vehicle mounted winch is highly recommended||Above, plus hard trip experience|
Notwithstanding the above standards, the Trip Leader shall at all times have absolute discretion to make the final judgement to determine the fitness or suitability of vehicles or equipment proposed to be used. Furthermore, the Trip Leader has absolute discretion to accept or reject any persons participation. This specifically includes drivers and passengers, whether before or after commencement of the trip.
Trip Leaders are to classify their trips to the highest expected standard and be prepared to re-route in the event of changed weather or track conditions.
Trip Leaders have the responsibility to counsel would-be participants regarding their competency in regards to the trip standard.
Trip Leaders will list in their trip promotion issues such as - fuel range expected, water and food supply, camping conditions (bush/pit/flushing toilets), driving hours, spare parts etc.