Trip Classifications

These trip ratings have been modified from the current classifications to suit Brisbane Jeep Club trips.
 The trip leader will assess driver competency, vehicle suitability and track conditions prior to commencement of any trip.

Trips may become more difficult in wet conditions.

All trip ratings assume the vehicle is equipped with dual range 4WD.

Recovery equipment for every trip is as per club standards.

The following trip classifications are used for all Brisbane Jeep Club trips and events:


EASY

Type of driving: Mainly high range 4WDing with some low range possible.
Locations: 
Typically, forestry trails or beach runs. Eg Mt Mee, Duck Creek Rd, Condamine
Expected terrain: 
Mostly unsealed roads with minor obstacles and minor gradients or beach driving (hard and soft sand). May have shallow water crossings.
Vehicle suitability: 
Suitable for stock clearance with dual range and road tyres.
Recovery Equipment: 
Recovery equipment for every trip is as per club standards.
Driver experience: 
Suitable for all, including novice drivers.


MEDIUM

Type of driving: Mainly low range 4WDing but with some high range possible.
Locations: 
Predominately 4WD parks with moderate track ratings or National Parks. Eg Sundown NP, Bellthorpe NP
Expected terrain: 
Tracks with some steep, rocky, slippery and/or sandy sections. May have shallow water crossings.
Vehicle suitability: 
Suitable for medium clearance vehicles with dual range and all-terrain, mud or off-road tyres.
Recovery Equipment: 
Recovery equipment for every trip is as per club standards.
Driver experience: 
Suitable for drivers with some 4WD experience or 4WD training.


DIFFICULT

(Members only, visitors at trip leaders discretion)
Type of Driving: Low range 4WDing.
Locations: Predominately 4WD parks with difficult track ratings.
Expected Terrain: Tracks with frequent sections of steep ascents or descents, deep ruts, step ups/downs, slippery slopes, rocks, muddy sections and/or sandy sections. May have deeper water crossings.
Vehicle Suitability: Suitable for medium to high clearance vehicles with dual range and mud or all-terrain tyres. It is recommended the vehicle has bash plates, rock sliders, bar work and traction aids.
Recovery Equipment: Recovery equipment for every trip is as per club standards.
Driver Experience: Recommended for drivers with moderate 4WD experience.


VERY DIFFICULT

(Members only, visitors at trip leaders discretion. For groups of four to ten vehicles)

Type of driving: Low range 4WDing in very difficult terrain.
Locations: Predominately 4WD parks with very difficult to extreme track ratings.
Expected terrain: Tracks with frequent sections of very difficult ascents or descents, deep ruts, step ups/downs, slippery slopes, rocks, muddy sections and/or sandy sections. May have deeper water crossings.
Vehicle suitability: Suitable for high clearance vehicles with dual range and mud or all-terrain tyres. Vehicle must be equipped with a winch. It is recommended the vehicle has bash plates, rock sliders, bar work, one or two lockers.
Recovery Equipment: Recovery equipment for every trip is as per club standards. Requirement for winch is listed above.
Driver experience: Recommended for drivers with extensive 4WD experience. Must be able to spot other vehicles and have the ability to self-recover.