Newest Club Sponsors

Newest Club Sponsors

Welcome our newest sponsors;

High Five Motorsports & Outdoors

and

EZ-Flate

We always encourage our members to patronize our sponsors, before looking elsewhere.

High Five Motorsports & Outdoors

HighFiveMotorsports.com

Richland, Wa  99354
(509) 720-8406
dustin@highfivemotorsports.com

 

EZ-Flate

Anyone can benefit using our Discount Code and save 10% on orders using RATTLESNAKE10 on your orders.

support@ezflate.com

https://ezflate.com/collections

 

Becoming a RattleSnake 4x4s Sponsor

 

This club is about benefiting it’s members, be it by saving money, getting free swag or raffles or giveaways. To that end sponsorship of RattleSnake 4x4s is pretty painless, all that we ask is that a business provide our members (club sticker/card) a nominal discount (10% or better), and be further willing to contribute by providing goods or services for the purpose of club giveaways, contests, and fund raisers once or twice annually.

 

Sponsors are encouraged to join our forum and share info, answer questions and generally represent their company accordingly, as well as have an open invitation to attend our general membership meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Sponsors are further encouraged to present ideas that further the sport, our club and their business.

 

Sponsors will be listed with all contact info and a logo if available here, on the forum, and mentioned on our Facebook page so that club & forum members and guests can see which vendors we appreciate most in our area, and beyond, and the advertising value is there for our sponsor. We encourage our members to patronize our sponsors, before looking elsewhere.

 

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or know of a company that might be willing please let us know by sending us an email to founder@rattlesnake4x4s.com or by PM on Facebook.

What are you waiting for?

Bye Bye PNW4WDA

Bye Bye PNW4WDA

WHOA! Wait A Minute! What The?

Since creating this club a major topic of discussion has been the Pacific NorthWest 4 Wheel Drive Association (PNW4WDA). In the early days it seemed the club “needed” to become a member club to be recognized as an “official” 4×4 club. So we worked to meet all their requirements and paid a healthy fee to become part of the membership. I say healthy as we incorporated and passed on the fee to our members in their dues, essentially making each membership a dual membership in both RattleSnake 4x4s & the PNW4WDA.

As I recall it might have taken us until our second year before we actually made it, as the biggest  or least attractive thing was to cost. $40/yr per member/family. Now the club was only asking $25/yr at the time and added $10/yr to support The Blue Ribbon Coalition, so that meant $75/yr for a membership, with nearly 60% going to an organization that to date has yet to really provide any service other than a newsletter, and an alledged discount for parts (that our members get anyway). We have asked (over the years), the PNW4WDA to help us better understand and explain how that 60% was benefitting our members. We most often got something to the effect of “it’s on the (PNW4WDA) website.”

Well, that hasn’t sat well with us for the last 3, 4 maybe 5 years, and has been a constant discussion at meetings and get togethers as is would clearly appear the the PNW4WDA, uses monies collected to further mostly, if not only the interests of one group that being the racing community. West of the Cascades on the wet side of Washington, racing is a big deal, but on the Eastern (dryer) side there is less interest in racing and much more interest in actual 4 wheel drive adventures, whether that be rock crawling, chasing trails to simply explore out public lands or actually overlanding & camping.

Our leadership has in the past brought this to the PNW4WDA’s attention to still not have what we believe to be a valid or sensible (understandable) response.  CRICKETS!!!

So from this day forward RattleSnake 4x4s will no longer be collecting dues for or recommending membership in the PNW4WDA to our members, current year memberships will not berenewed by the club, and allowed to run out, next year’s dues will be adjusted to only $60/yr and will include support for Tread Lightly. 

We know that our sister club The Midnight Mudders have also pulled away from the PNW4WDA, most likely for similar reasons, like us they most likely felt cheated watching the racing scene get trophies and accolades, whilst we just pay up and stay quiet.

Most clubs and organizations are about making things better for their members, and since we as member don’t feel we got our monies worth, we’ll happily step aside and allow those into racing to fund their endeavours and we’ll save our money and support organizations that keep our trails open, in the forefront of discussion across this country.

 

 

LifeFlight Network

LifeFlight Network


Hey Folks,

Our annual renewal is due tomorrow…

If for any reason you have yet to pay for your renewal please go online and do so now. Yes the price increased, the club is charged $62 per family membership (1 or more people), we have the membership up on our store for $62.50 (to cover the fees we’re charged by Square). The club does not make money from these memberships, so unfortunately we must pass on the costs of this convenience to you.

If you are a new member, and pay for an LFN membership, YOU MUST FILL OUT THE APPLICATION, or we cannot process your membership, LifeFlight’s rules says they must receive an application. We forward all applications to them.

If you happen to already be a member and want to become part of our group please fill out the application with your membership number included (new members will be assigned a number upon enrollment).

Thanks,

RS 4x4s

Lockers?

Lockers…

What are lockers? How can they help? Are there many options?

Clubs across the world hear questions like these from new members and guests at meetings, but since not everybody asks, but many wonder we found a video from Bleepin’ Jeep that helps answer and/or explain these questions and more.