Event Requirements

Off-Road Event Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

The Raptor Offroad Community (ROC) welcomes all off-road vehicles to attend any events we host.  However, we do maintain minimum requirements, which are for your safety and the safety of all who attend the event.  AAA Towing does not come out to where we go.  Therefore, we must take steps to ensure that all participants are able to safely make it off the trail.

Unless otherwise stated, we ask that your vehicle be modified to the performance level of a stock Ford Raptor, and that it be in good mechanical condition.  For example, a Toyota Tacoma, Dodge Ram, Chevrolet Silverado, or Toyota Tundra upgraded with bypass shocks would be fine on our adventures.  Furthermore, your vehicle must have tires and wheels that are meant to go off-road.  If your vehicle has 22-inch wheels and low profile street tires, it will make for a very short day for you and can interfere with the fun and safety of all participants, including yourself.   For this reason, we would prefer your vehicle have a wheel size no larger than 18 inches and mounted with off-road tires.

Minimum Gear:

  • VHF Radio with Weatherman (151.625) and TRR 1 (152.000)
    • Handheld VHF Radio (Boefang UV-5R). Around $55 on amazon with longer antenna option.
    • Preferred -  50 watt VHF radio.
  • GPS Unit
    • Lead Nav - For those using "IOS devices," this is the newest GPS app we've found.
    • Backcountry Navigation - For those using Android, this is the best GPS we've found.
    • Lowrance is the main GPS of choice, as it will always show the map and not go black like your phone.
  • Full-size Spare Tire & Plug Kit - Flats happen all the time in the desert.
    • Preferred - Two full-size spares tires, as your day might be over too soon if you only have one.
  • ALL vehicle maintenance up to date and the vehicle be in good mechanical order. If you have a small problem with your truck, it will almost always become a big problem on the trail.

​Group Lead Requirements:

For those who have been on a run with us before and want to push their skills and lead the group, the following requirements apply:

  • 50 watt VHF Radio - Programmed with Weatherman (151.625) and TRR 1 (152.000).
  • Auxiliary Lighting - Front and rear visibility lights, as dust makes everything hard to see.
  • GPS Unit
    • Lowrance is the main GPS of choice, as it will always show the map and not go black like your phone.
    • Backcountry Navigation - For those using Andriod, this is the best GPS we've found.
    • Lead Nav - For those using "IOS devices," this is the newest GPS app we've found.

Participant Expectations:

  • Most importantly - A positive attitude and desire to join in an exciting adventure!
  • Patience - We never know what the desert will bring on any given day.  No matter the group size or experience level, please be willing to work with everyone participating to resolve any issues that may arise.  We all want to have a good time.
  • Level-headed Driving - We expect you to obey all posted speed limits and drive at a safe speed based on conditions.  We focus on safety first, knowing that fun will following soon.

Failure to meet any of the above expectations will result in your being asked to leave, and you will not be invited to participate in any of our future events.