4x4 and Off Road Driving School

The world’s foremost explorers, researchers and scientists know that a properly used 4x4 vehicle is an indispensable tool for discovery… Why should you be any different in your wants and needs?

Overland Experts serves clients seeking to make the best possible use of their own vehicles. Whether they want to four wheel as a sport, learn safer ways to operate an SUV, or are planning a major expedition, OEX is there with challenging courses located in Connecticut and Virginia.

The OEX staff shares a love of the outdoors and a passion using a vehicle as a means to enjoy and experience the outdoors or the journey to a destination.

If you take pride in your vehicle, take pride in your driving.

We at OEX feel the driver training is the first “modification” you should get for your vehicle either before you chose one or after you have found your dream. Off road driving, done well, is composed of three aspects: Driver skill, Recovery and Repair. “Drive before you Drive, Recovery before you Recover and Repair before you Repair”. We will teach you to plan and execute driving at a level you may never have conceived of before. The linear and methodical approach we have developed over the last 20 years works, and works very well.

At any of our OEX courses you will have terrain choices that emulated and replicate the terrain found anywhere in the world. Our course are composed of three base categories: purpose build courses, mixed natural and purpose, and existing terrain. We progress from one to the next and teach you to master the techniques for all terrains and obstacle types. As this progression occurs we bring in recovery and vehicle repair. It is training to understand the ramifications of terrain type, obstacle type, recovery, and repair that allows for the development of a truly educated and effective plan. You will learn to do all of these things with minimal environmental impact and with a consciousness of environmental stewardship. You will be challenged. You will have fun. You will be amazed. You will have a great time and leave knowing how drive any “road” in the world in any condition.

OEX courses are designed specifically to each client's needs depending on their current skill level and special interests. We evaluate each student's progress with our linear method of training and constantly adjust their skill level as their proficiency improves.

Curriculum

The objective of this training is to create a person or group of people who will reliably operate 4x4 vehicles with impunity, reliability, and safety. This skill set will be carried out habitually in all possible environmental conditions.

The training will create a thinking, intelligent, independent, and adaptable individual able to move through any terrain encountered.

OEX prides itself in concentrating on consistency of our message and training methodology. No matter which one of our branches you go to, the message will remain the same – linear progress, method, repetition, practice and an awareness of individual's differing learning styles. It is this consistency of our curriculum, our trainers, our courses, and our vehicles that allows for a rapid learning process that cements the learned skill set into a person's long-term memory. We are also intent on keeping up with the changes in current technology and we are constantly looking for ways to bring in novel techniques or equipment. Attention to these details keeps people coming back to us for more advanced training, or just to travel with us, or use our skills on related projects.

To request more information about our curriculum please contact us at info@overlandexperts.com.

Schedule Training

Overland Experts trains at your location or at one of our branch schools in Connecticut, Virginia or North Carolina.

We do not have group enrollment classes outside of the Modular training and Workshops. All other training is scheduled for you or your group by appointment. To schedule private or group training please contact us directly at (860) 873-9640 or via email at info@overlandexperts.com.

Vehicles

At OEX you can use one of our many fleet vehicles or your own. Using your own is always preferable, but if you do not have one, do not want to damage it, or have not done the modifications you want to (this is good. Do not modify until training with us, we will save you money and time by helping your get only what you need), or just want to drive a four door Toyota Hilux Turbo Diesel for instance, then you are welcome to use ours.

Our fleet is composed to offer a continuum of platform types, from 4 cylinder diesels up through V8 gasoline automatics. It is understanding how to drive ANYT vehicle in ANY terrain that allows you to become a truly good driver. We do not teach “button” classes for one particular platform. Button classes teach pigeon holed approaches to driving a world that has an infinite variety. We try and match our training to the continuum of the real world.

Costs

When dealing with recreational clients these are the factors that determine cost:

  • Private training or group training
  • Using our vehicle or yours
  • Number of days
  • Instructor to student ratio
  • Location of training – on site or at one of our schools.

Costs using OEX vehicle(s) is as follows:

One day for 1 person $750
One day for 2 people $475 per person per day *
Two days for one person $600 per day
Two days for 2 people $400 per person per day *
Three days for 1 person $550 per day
Three days for 2 people $400 per person per day *
Four days for 1 person $500 per day
Four days for 2 people $375 per person per day *
Five days for one person $425 per day
Five days for 2 people $310 per person per day *

* - For three or more people please add $200 per person per day. For example 6 people for three days is $1200 + $1200 + 4( $600 )= $4800 or $266.67 a day per person.

Costs using your private vehicle(s) is as follows:

One day for 1 person $600
One day for 2 people $375 per person per day **
Two days for one person $525 per day
Two days for 2 people $337.50 per person per day **
Three days for 1 person $500 per day
Three days for 2 people $325 per person per day **
Four days for 1 person $450 per day
Four days for 2 people $295 per person per day **
Five days for one person $420 per day
Five days for 2 people $255 per person per day **

** -For three or more people please add $150 per person per day. For example 6 people for three days is $975 + $975 + 4($450)= $3750 or $208.33 a day per person.

When we use our vehicles we normally have two people per vehicle, but it can be as few as one or and many as three depending on what we are doing within the training session and how it helps the training.

If you have questions on pricing please contact us at (860) 873-9640 or via email at info@overlandexperts.com