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  • AEV On Location: Infield 4WD Training

    "In February, AEV hosted its annual In-Field 4WD Training Program at the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area in Florence, Oregon. This program is instructed by AEV's Chris Wood, who is a certified master instructor with the International 4WD Trainers Association. Each year this program draws AEV enthusiasts from across the U.S. and Canada and it introduces them to fundamental and advanced concepts in trip preparation, off-road driving, vehicle recovery and emergency protocols. Capping off the program is the amazing off-road driving experience afforded by the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. This experience includes miles of beach driving, the rush of cresting one massive dune after another and of course the breathtaking landscapes that include forests, rivers, lakes and coastal panoramas. If you missed the opportunity to attend this year's program, but would like to attend in the future, please reach out to Chris Wood at: chris@aev-conversions.com

    If you take a few minutes to look through the photos, you will notice a short-box, standard-cab RAM 1500 in Blue Streak Pearl. This beauty belongs to Brad Peden of Peden 4WD, in British Columbia, and he built it out with AEV's new Front Bumper, Raised Air Intake, Mesa Wheels and 4" DualSport Suspension. From the moment Brad put photos of this truck on social media, it was an instant hit, and we will admit to being excited when he said he was going to bring it to Florence for a shake-down on the dunes. If you ask Brad, he will tell you we all wondered if a half-ton truck belonged on the dunes, but we are here to tell you this thing turned out to be a monster!! With its wide track, short wheelbase, V8 power and DualSport Suspension, the RAM could be crab-walked across the face of massive dunes, flicked into turns and driven with gusto over coregations and moguls! Overall, this truck proved to be a serious jaw-dropper and it caused many in our group to ponder a new car payment."
    Chris Holt
    Marketing Associate, AEV
    248-926-0256 x272
    cholt@aev-conversions.com

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    Thanks Chris always a fun time.

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          I highly recommend this course to everyone! Chris Wood and his crew are absolute pros at guiding the participants through driving and recovery of vehicles when out on the dunes. I learned so much when I took the course I brought my wife down to drive and use all the recovery equipment we carry. I can't thank AEV and Chris Wood enough for offering this level of coaching, the confidence instilled by the end of the day is priceless. Great Pics Nate! them dunes r STEEP!

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