Vehicle and General Participant Rules

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Vehicle and General Participant Rules


Post by DaveK » Fri Aug 13, 2021 6:11 pm


Here are our usual rules, all of which are aimed at ensuring we continue to have a safe event for all involved.

1. No driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

2. Participants must obey all traffic laws and other regulations of the local jurisdiction, campsite, or land management agency at all times, including the use of seat belts. Use common sense with regard to your speed when on dirt roads.

3. OAUSA LLC volunteers will help organize and facilitate the activities and runs, if any, but cannot guarantee the safety of the participants. Any person who travels on any of the park paved roads or dirt roads is responsible for evaluating the capabilities of their vehicle as well as their own ability as a driver.

4. All drivers must follow the land use guidelines of Tread Lightly (

5. All participants in trail runs ,if any, must provide a completed OAUSA LLC Release of Liability form prior to participating in any event.

6. All vehicles participating in OAUSA LLC trail runs, if any, must pass an inspection. The decision about whether a vehicle passes or fails the inspection will be made solely by OAUSA LLC staff and is final.

7. Participants in trail runs, if any, must show valid drivers license, current registration and proof of insurance prior to taking part in the run.

8. Observe campground speed limits.

9. This campground is located in the Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Many animals live in this area and everyone should exercise caution to avoid unintentional contact. Of importance, BE AWARE of rattlesnakes and watch where you walk or hike.


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 a valid driver's license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance. If you participat in an organized run, we will be looking carefully at those inspection items that are important to ensure your vehicle is basically safe, such as 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 before this event.

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

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