Frequently Asked Questions
City Slicker 4x4
outings are unique adventures held all across and around Southern
California. In this section, you will find helpful information on these trips,
what you'll need for them, and what
you'll do once you get there.
What is a City Slicker 4x4 trip?
It's a family-oriented four-wheel drive outing that's probably
unlike anything you've ever experienced. There are trips for all levels of
expertise-from raw beginners to seasoned veterans, so it's fun for everyone.
are designed for stock vehicles, others require modified vehicles. You and your family will venture to places you would never see from the highway.
You'll follow unpaved trails and learn how to properly use your SUV in challenging
off-highway situations. And, perhaps best of all, you'll make lots of new friends who will
help you along the way.
Whom can I bring?
Whomever you want - as long as they each have a required seat belt
and understand the basic risks associated with this activity.
Bringing pets is discouraged.
How do I sign up?
online registration and
join us on the next run. It's
that easy !
Or if you want to get to know us first, join us on the next monthly dinner
meetup, every first Tuesday of the month.
Where do we sleep on a trip?
Most trips are usually limited to one day outings,
, so you will get to go home to sleep.
But when they are longer, we sometimes camp or sleep at a remote
What will it cost?
Will I be the only trip rookie?
No. There usually is a mix of both first-timers and veterans
on any given trip.
Can I bring any SUV?
Of course! But, we require that your four-wheel drive vehicle be in good condition, with good tires and brakes and seat belts. We do, however,
require prior approval for larger SUV models such as older Grand Wagoneers, J-Series
Pickups, Ford Excursions or extended-cab pick up trucks. City Slicker 4x4 reserves the right to refuse participation to
any applicant whose vehicle exceeds size restrictions or condition standards. This is for
Could my vehicle be damaged on a trip?
Every effort is made on the trip to make the trails as safe as
possible. Participants are advised to closely follow the instructions given by trail
guides and spotters. However, there is the possibility of damage to your
vehicle when traveling over rough terrain. Any damage is the owner's responsibility.
Skid plates, rocker guards, rock sliders are all a good idea to protect
Is there more than one trail at a given destination?
This varies by destination and time constraints, but may feature
Does my vehicle need special equipment to take part in a
- Older model vehicles (i.e., CJs, Scramblers, and Willys) must
have mandatory roll bars.
- A full-size spare tire. In case of puncture, a space-saver spare
(donut) won't do.
- Skid plates covering the oil pan, gas tank, and transfer case.
- Heavy-duty, 20'-long nylon tow straps (20,000 pound minimum) with
looped end (no hooks). Tow straps with metal hooks will not be permitted.
- Body lifts or suspension lifts
- Running boards and snowplow
frames are also not recommended.
- Worn out tires or street tires
are discouraged. Use an all terrain at minimum.
Is it okay to add passengers at the last minute?
Sure, passengers may be added at any
time, understanding that they are your responsibility.
What if the weather forecast calls for snow or heavy rain?
Should I still come?
Absolutely! That's when we all get
excited about going on the trail.
What should I bring with me besides my Jeep vehicle?
Here's what we recommend you pack for your trip adventure:
- A CB radio. Although not required, it's highly recommended as a
great way to communicate with newfound friends on the trail.
- An ice chest filled with your favorite NON-ALCOHOLIC beverage.
- NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE ALLOWED ON ANY TRAIL RIDE for
consumption by City Slicker 4x4 participants, and those involved will be banned from future trips.
- A tent, if camping outdoors.
- Warm clothes. It may be warm when you arrive, but temperatures can
- Insect repellent.
- A camera.
- Flashlights and fresh batteries.
Whom do I call if I have any other questions?
Contact any one of us
We are based in and around Burbank, CA.
It is inconsiderate to the Organizers or anyone on the waiting list to
RSVP and not show up. Therefore we will keep track of no-shows. If you
must change your RSVP, please do so with a minimum of 24hrs before the
start of the event. If you have multiple no-shows on your record you may
not be admitted to future events when there are people on the waiting
Due to unforeseen circumstances, trips and events are
subject to change and possible cancellation.