OAUSA Fest Event Vehicle Inspection List

We will plan our SummerFest activities and Amateur Radio Field Day Event here. This the weekend we contest for points on the HF air waves, camp, and wheel.
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OAUSA Fest Event Vehicle Inspection List


Post by DaveK » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:28 pm

As noted in the Fest Event Rules posted in this forum, we have implemented a basic vehicle inspection for our Fest events. The goal is not to get carried away, but just to run through a simple checklist to ensure vehicles meet basic safety requirements, that recovery equipment is carried, that the driver is properly licensed, the vehicle registered and insurance is current. We've based our inspection list on the criteria used by the California Association of 4WD Clubs. The checklist items are listed below.

We hope that everyone will take this seriously and recognize that this process will help ensure their own safety as well as the safety of others at the event.

The items that we believe are critical are as follows. You will need to show us a valid driver's license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance. We'll also be looking carefully at those inspection items that are important to ensure your vehicle is basically safe - good tires, seat belts, proper exhaust, properly installed batteries, and so forth. Finally, we'll be looking for good spare tires, tools to change tires and vehicle recovery points. We want to make sure you can make it through the run, and if there is a need we can get your vehicle unstuck. If you don't have a fire extinguisher, a recovery strap or a first aid kit, we highly recommend you get them.

We plan to perform inspections when you check in.

Thanks is advance for everyone's cooperation.

Vehicle Inspection Items
1. Roll cage or full cage or factory installed hard top
2. Functional parking brake: Brake must hold vehicle at stop while in gear with engine running
3. Batteries properly mounted within vehicle
4. All tires including spare must have adequate tread remaining
5. Adequate recovery attachment points front and rear, i.e. receiver, tow hooks, etc.
6. Spare tire: Properly inflated and within 3” of diameter of tires on vehicle; no temporary spares
7. Jack capable of lifting vehicle & tools to remove lug nuts
8. Recovery Strap
9. First Aid Kit
10. Properly mounted fire extinguisher with gauge showing good
11. Antennas must not exceed 4’ 6”
12. Seat belts for all passengers to be worn by all passengers at all times, on or off road.
13. Approved exhaust system, no open headers
14. Functioning Lights: Headlights, Brake, Turn Signals, Tail Lights

Driver Requirements
1. Valid drivers license
2. Proof of Insurance
3. Valid vehicle registration
4. Adventure Pass (where required)

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Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

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